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Turkey Game: Adding Sizzle to Your Dog Training Classes

Are you looking to inject some excitement into your group training classes? The key might be introducing engaging and enjoyable…
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Look Closely: Karen Pryor Still Has So Much to Teach Us

In 2021, as we celebrated Karen Pryor’s 90th birthday, we wrote about how, even amidst dementia, she continues to offer…
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Encouraging Cats to Come Out of Their Enclosures

Shelter environments are often stressful for cats, and the stress makes the cats hesitant to come out of their enclosures.…
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Why Do Dogs Bite the Leash?

Does your dog’s walk sometimes resemble a game of tug-of-war? Leash-biting and tugging are behaviors that many puppies and dogs…
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Responding to Errors in Training

When it comes to training a new skill, creating the right environment can impact your dog’s success significantly. Dogs don’t…
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The Power of Movement: Teaching Back and Forth

When dogs encounter triggers, they often freeze and become rigid. This reaction not only makes it challenging to extricate both…
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Puppy Socialization at Home

Socialization is an ongoing process that occurs both at home and during training trips. One effective way to provide positive…
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How to Transfer a Cue

Have you ever wondered how to change a cue? You may need to change a cue for various reasons, including…
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Teach Your Cat to Ring a Bell

As many cats live their entire lives indoors, clicker training can provide valuable mental and physical stimulation. But where to…
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Clapping as a Secondary Reinforcer

Dog sports have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a thrilling combination of canine agility, teamwork, and excitement for…
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Confidence in Motion: The Power of Behavior Sequences in Dog Sports

Dog sports have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a thrilling combination of canine agility, teamwork, and excitement for…
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Fun Tricks for Dogs in Shelters

Each year millions of wonderful dogs find themselves in animal shelters, waiting eagerly for loving homes. However, the shelter environment…
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