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Should I punish my dog?

Should I punish my dog?

SIf there is one question that I get asked time and again it’s this one, ‘should I punish my dog?’ It’s an understandable question.  There is so much information on the internet, and it can be quite confusing.  So, to punish or not to punish, that is the question. Every time a dog makes a […]

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  25/02/2019   No comments
Happy Vets Visits

Happy Vets Visits

Happy Vets Visits Is your dog afraid of visiting the vets? It’s a common phobia in dogs, turning any normally happy pup into a quivering wreck.  It’s about as pleasant as visiting the dentist for most people.  And can be stressful for both dog and owner. Why is my dog scared? The veterinarian office is […]

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  02/06/2018   No comments
Are You Bribing Your Dog?

Are You Bribing Your Dog?

Sometimes when dog training, it can feel like you are bribing your dog more than rewarding him.  If your dog only sits when you have a treat in hand, or only comes in from the rain when a carrot is on offer, then it sounds like you are most likely bribing your dog. So whats […]

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  06/04/2018   No comments
Learning Theory – 4 Quadrants Of Dog Training

Learning Theory – 4 Quadrants Of Dog Training

Today I’m going to delve into the dogs mind a little bit. To train dogs, we need to understand how the mind works and what makes them tick.  There are 4 quadrants involved in learning; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment.  Each of these quadrants ends with a consequence that can make […]

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  27/06/2017   2 comments