Rank #1: Finding Out the Truth About Your Dog
Jul 27 2011
Rank #2: Dog Training Mechanics
Jan 07 2019
Rank #3: Practical Everyday Dog Training
It could be moving our dogs from one room to another or making walks a little more pleasant. Simple behaviours can be trained with any dog to make communication better. And it helps that it can make life easier and more fun too!
Jun 26 2012
Rank #4: Bad Dog – Handling Problem Behaviours
Punishing our dog for bad behaviour might be the first thing that comes to mind but, according to Dr. Susan Friedman, it is likely that it will be the least effective for correcting behaviour long-term. There are lots of options to try before we resort to trying to stop behaviour. Being proactive and teaching the behaviours we want to see is a great start!
Jun 11 2012
Rank #5: One Dog to Fit Them All
Jan 16 2015
Rank #6: Waiting for the Dog
Oct 29 2018
Rank #7: The Costs of Correcting Your Dog
Oct 22 2018
Rank #8: Lessons from Our Dogs – Forgiveness
May 20 2019
Rank #9: What Is Your Dog Saying About You?
May 18 2013
Rank #10: A Balanced Dog – Coping Skills and Managing Stress
May 02 2011
Rank #11: Helping Your Dog Get It Right
With a little help from marine mammal trainers, there is an interesting way to get our dogs back on track without interrupting the flow of learning. The Least Reinforcing Stimulus or LRS can be just the thing to make the occasional error a non-event and keep your dog eager to learn what you are trying to teach!
Aug 16 2013
Rank #12: Dog Smart – A Different Kind of Intelligence
The variety of behaviours people have been able to teach dogs, it's pretty remarkable. We can teach them useful skill and amazing tricks but the fact remains that we have underestimated dogs and their abilities for centuries. It turns out that they can do many things better and faster than humans. Their scent detection makes them excellent at police work and helping diagnose medical conditions. What amazing things will we discover they can do?
Sep 07 2012
Rank #13: 3 Important Lessons in Dog Training
Feb 27 2014
Rank #14: Is Kindness Enough for Effective Dog Training?
There is a trend in modern dog training toward kinder, more dog-friendly training methods. Training that seeks to remove everything unpleasant for the dog and to make learning more enjoyable. But is kindness enough to teach our dogs? Is there more to being effective trainers than just being kind to our dogs and not using force?
A transcript of the main text of Is Kindness Enough for Effective Dog Training? is available at the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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Jul 01 2019
Rank #15: Shut Up and Train The Dog
Dec 24 2018
Rank #16: What A Dog Can Teach You
Mar 08 2012
Rank #17: Dogs – The Best Friend We Hardly Know
Sep 12 2013
Rank #18: A Million Ways to Love a Dog
Apr 22 2019
Rank #19: Dogs, Science, This, and That
But something I’m seeing more and more on the Internet is a negative reaction to science and behaviour analysis by dog training professionals. Many of these trainers actually distinguish themselves as being “non-science” based. Their methods are pointedly described in imprecise, emotional terms like “relationship”, “energy”, or “natural.” I can only assume that this is a way to portray these trainers and their methods as more human and “feelings” based trainers. So when did science become a bad thing?!
Aug 17 2012
Rank #20: Expanding Your Canine Family: Multi-Dog Homes
Jun 03 2011