dog-condition

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

This is exactly how classical conditioning works, a stimulus — in this case, an odor — evokes an emotional memory. This is powerful stuff! The physical mechanisms that classical conditioning utilize are different from other kinds of learning. The associations are very durable – they take a long time to be forgotten, Read more…

puppy-training

REDIRECT TO AN ALTERNATE BEHAVIOR

Redirection is another technique in the Applied Behavior Analysis toolbox. This is also a form of differential reinforcement: DRO or Differential Reinforcement of an Other behavior. You’ve likely heard or read something similar to dogs. Redirect a puppy that is chewing on hands or furniture to a toy. Redirect a dog displaying Read more…

how to play tug with dog

How to play tug

Playing tug is a great way to have fun, bond with your dog, and provide him or her with important exercise and mental stimulation. Fitting it into your dog’s exercise regimen has many benefits for both you and her. Some clients are surprised that I recommend playing tug because they Read more…