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Here are some common errors we see with owner-trainers and how to solve them. How many of these do you do? Spending more time focussing on training behaviours and tasks than doing gradual exposure and acclimation to new stimuli, environments,…
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The bottom line is because teaching with positive reinforcement works effectively and quickly and no physical force is needed. Several service training organizations have switched over to positive reinforcement and have found their graduation success rate has increased from 50-60%…
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Leslie McDevitt has put together a comprehensive 7-10 week training program to help you teach your dog how to relax, focus on you and the task while in exciting and stressful environments. Always working under your dog’s threshold and using…
Then take the challenge of taking corrections (punishment) off the table! It's a simple as that! Why would you do that? Because the vast majority of mistakes your dog makes are actually handler training errors.Reread that last sentence and digest…
Generalizing a behavior is a very important skill for every owner-trained assistance dog, and in dog training generally. Yet, it's not often discussed!It is also a characteristic that humans are usually quite good at and most dogs do not do…
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