The Behaviour Tree – why foundation skills are important in dog training
Foundation behaviours – “I can skip this part, right? My dog knows the basics.” The following is an excerpt from Nancy's online course entitled "Greeting Skills: From Friendly Tornadoes to Warm Hellos", available at FenziDogSportsAcademy.com. It's offered once...
Bridging the Gap Between “Knowing” and “Doing”
Almost nothing is ever as it’s described in theory. There are always unique circumstances or conditions that will differentiate one case from another. Real-life situations vary immensely. It’s vital to learn how to apply new knowledge.
Women feel safer in the company of a dog
Women feel safer in the company of a dog. Some women actually opt for a large dog when they’re looking to adopt one, for this reason specifically. While one woman walked with her dog, a man brandishing a knife suddenly emerged from the bushes…
The Secret to Changing Your Dog’s Behaviour
Truly resolving a behaviour problem may involve deconstructing months or years of habits and routines before we begin to see the result we want. Quick fixes don’t usually work, and another problem might pop op to replace the old one.
Put your own oxygen mask on first
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to donate time and services to those dogs and families less fortunate, but first you need to be in a position to afford to do that. You’re of no service to dogs and their families if you end up needing to quit training in order to generate income doing something else.
Top 4 Dog-Related Science Blogs to Follow
Published research studies are often complicated and difficult to decipher for the average person. I usually turn to trusted sources to break studies down for me and help me grasp the relevant info and take-away. Here are my favourite bloggers who do a fabulous job at helping readers understand science-y stuff.
How to influence people: You can spark interest and enthusiasm, or be a judgmental wet blanket. Which will you choose?
The dog training industry is rife with social pressure to take sides, to ridicule, and to criticize. We’re a strange bunch who like to spot flaws in training videos and feel compelled to point them out publicly. (What the hell is wrong with us?) By encouraging open discussion, we can spark enthusiasm and trust.