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Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

Desensitization and Counter Conditioning Desensitization and counter conditioning are two phrases you may hear me say several times throughout a behaviour modification plan.  This is a popular behaviour modification technique which aims to change the dogs emotional response to a feared trigger.  Creating a relaxed and happy dog when in the presence of something that […]

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  23/09/2017   1 comment
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
8 Reasons your dog training doesn’t work

8 Reasons your dog training doesn’t work

Dog Training – What not to do Dog training can be extremely stressful, frustrating and leave you wondering why your dog just won’t do as he is told.  There can be many, many different reasons for this.  I feel it’s super important to recognize why your training may not be as effective as you would […]

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  25/06/2017   No comments
Nervous Dogs And The Yellow Dog Project

Nervous Dogs And The Yellow Dog Project

Nervous Dog And The Yellow Dog Project Have you ever had or encountered nervous dogs who are a little wary of other people? Panic at the sight of another dog or jogger? Or is especially jumpy if unexpected people appear from around corners? I have! And let me tell you, it is not easy. When […]

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  08/06/2017   No comments
He’s A Great Dog But….

He’s A Great Dog But….

‘I wish I could leave him alone without destroying the house’ ‘I wish he would play nicely with other dogs’ ‘I wish he would pee outside’ Are just some of the things clients will tell me.  It’s clear that they adore their dog, and the dog adores them, but the little niggles are driving them […]

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  08/04/2017   No comments