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Positively excellent dog training - Workshop 1

January 30th 2016, Clare Russell and I held  the first in a series of workshops for trainers named “Positively Excellent Dog Training”. These are wokshops aimed at… 277 more words

Dog Behaviour

Systematic Desensitization: A Short Overview for the Professional Animal Trainer

The term “systematic desensitization” is tossed around quite a bit in the animal training world, and judging from my observations, I suspect many trainers don’t accurately understand the procedure because they have never read up on it in the scientific literature. 1,427 more words

Animal Behavior

Classic vs Operant Conditioning

(Another piece of research for my ISCP Diploma coursework. This time the question was about the differences between Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning. When I answer these questions, I find it’s always helpful to visualise myself in the situations, and then it’s almost like I’m describing what unfolds before me). 672 more words

AlyZen Moonshadow

Merry Branding and Christmas Shopping

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’ve definitely gotten into the holiday spirit! So, yesterday I went to the Christmas market on Museumplein. 505 more words


Recall and respect

One of the most important duties, if not the most important one, of living with a dog is keeping our dog safe. That means, keeping our dog safe from other people, keeping our dog safe from other dogs, and keeping other people and other dogs safe from our dog (which is ultimaltely keeping our dog safe if we extrapolate the consequences of not doing it). 1,158 more words

Dog Behaviour

From Lost Dogs to Love Has No Label

The results are out on Adweek and Google’s YouTube Ads Leaderboard list for 2015. I have therefore dedicated this blog to reviewing the 10 most viewed adverts according to this listing. 800 more words

Marketing Strategy

The neighbors don't use trash pickup: the cellular automata of ethnic competition

I’ve noticed that the neighbors don’t put out their trash can on trash day. At first I thought nothing of it; perhaps they just hadn’t put their can out yet, or had accidentally slept through trash pickup. 1,040 more words