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Learning by association (classical conditioning) - a powerful tool in dog training.

Here I discuss classical conditioning – learning by association – in dog training. Dogs make associations constantly in their environment. By having a greater understanding of what we are doing and how this effects the associations our dog makes, we will have a more harmonious life with our dogs.

Dog Behaviour

Why I believe in Santa More than Jesus

As our summer mission trips  (through the Wesley Foundation at Louisiana Tech) approach, I can’t help but set my mind and heart to the small island of… 2,775 more words

Phobias and Addictions

Phobias and Addictions

Jennifer Olivas

January 20, 2014

Psy 300

Learning is an unending process that changes our behavior and knowledge due to experience.  Behavior is the combination of a person’s actions and mannerisms as well as their responses to stimuli in conjunction with their environment.  1,218 more words

How to recover from mistakes in dog training.

Mistakes will occur in dog training. If we take ownership of them and realise the mistake is ours and not the dog’s, training will be smoother. 14 more words

Dog Behaviour

Desensitisation/counter conditioning protocol for handling

Some footage of desensitisation/counterconditioning of Hamish the West Highland White Terrier who doesn’t like being handled.

Dog Behaviour

THE most important thing you can ever do with your puppy

Proper socialisation is the most important thing you can do with your puppy until he is 16 weeks old. Inadequate or poor socialisation is something your dog may never recover from. 16 more words

Dog Behaviour

Itching and scratching and licking, OH MY!

It’s that time of year, and Bijou has allergies. Most of the year, provided she is on a particular kibble, she’s fine. It can’t even be the same variety of a different brand, it must be a particular variety of a particular brand. 427 more words