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How To Use Repetition in Dog Training

In this post, I want to ask you to do something. You don’t need to do it right now, especially if you’re at school or in your office or at another public place. (In fact, if that’s the case, please save this task for later!) The next time you’re getting dressed, put your pants on …


Touring the Core: Stay Put!

In my last post, I discussed the concept of core behaviors: three behaviors which, done well, allow you to manage nearly everything. We’ve already discussed coming when called, so if you missed that one please go back and have a read! Today, I want to talk about how to get your dog to stay when …


Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: How Repetition Works

In today’s post, I want to talk about cheating. This topic came to my mind when I was with a client earlier today. We’re training a service dog for her teenage daughter, and right now we’re working on a specific service task. Now, their problem isn’t that the training is too hard or that the …


Context Is Key: Understanding Repetition

Today I want to talk about something I call a “contextual repetition.” I’ve been thinking about a challenge that some of our clients have, and recently came up with that term to refer to it. A lot of people find that when they start training, they see big results in certain areas. But in other …


Doing the Math: Formulas For Changing Behavior

In this post, I want to talk about mathematics—specifically, addition and subtraction. I like to give formulas to my clients and break them down into easily-digestible, bite-sized chunks. When it comes down to it, everything we want from out dogs fall into addition and subtract: there are things we want to add to our dogs, …


Changing Contexts: Understanding Perspective

In this article, I’d like to talk a bit about context—in other words, how how dogs perceive information. At our company, we do a lot of boot camps. In these camps, both local people from here in Utah or people from out of state bring their dogs to us, and we train the dog and …

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