Monthly Archives: January 2014

Treat Training Trinity – Why positive reinforcement did not work for my dog.

Originally posted on awesomedogs:
About fifteen years ago, when I started apprenticing as a trainer, I used leash corrections and other forms of “discipline”.  I no longer leash correct, and have not for more than a decade.  This is not…

Posted in Training | Leave a comment

Feed Problem Dogs Last

Originally posted on awesomedogs:
Kip, Karma and Icarus sleep on my bed.  Although, Icarus, the cat, prefers to use Karma’s tail as his own personal flirt pole rather than sleeping. When Kip first came to us, he preferred to sleep…

Posted in Training | Leave a comment

Defining, Determining and Maintaining Best Practices within Our Force Free Organization.

Defining, Determining and Maintaining Best Practices within Our Force Free Organization. Written by Debra Milikan, Dip.ABST, Dip.DTBC, PABC.   The question of how one defines determines and maintains best practice is one that troubles individuals, organisations and professions alike.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Training | Leave a comment

The Humane Hierarchy, Part 2 of 2: Examples

The Humane Hierarchy, Part 2 of 2: Examples.

Posted in Training | Leave a comment