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What does YOUR dog find reinforcing?

When I go out for a walk with my dog -the Hovawart ladies Dea or Eevi in the past, now Forbes the Aussie boy- I have a lot of good …

Tracking diary #2: shaping retrieve by back-chaining for article indication

In my tracking diary #1  I described how Forbes and I are training tracking using Steve White’s Hydration Intensified Tracking Training (HITT). The dog tracks human scent on the ground, …

Why can’t we just think of our dogs as chickens?

I started learning about clicker training in 2002 before I got my dog Dea. For me it made instant sense: reward the behaviors you want by marking them with a …

What to do when my adolescent male dog does not obey me anymore?!

We got Forbes the Aussie boy in March when he was 7 months old. Forbes was well socialized, well mannered and used to being at busy doggy events as he …

KAREN PRYOR VISITS TORONTO

Last Monday night a privileged crowd of Southern Ontario dog trainers gathered at When Hounds Fly to audit Andre’s puppy class and to meet Karen Pryor, who needs no further …

To Bona Dea

To Bona Dea