Tag: clicker training


When can I leave food away from training? My answer is never.

Or lets put it this way: why on earth would you want to? This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a dog trainer. One of …

Highlights of the Steve White seminar

On May 7-8 2012 Mindful Behaviors hosted a Steve White seminar on tracking and scent detection. We all enjoyed learning from Steve whose knowledge of canine scent work and animal …

Simple but certainly not stupid

Last Friday, Feb 17th, myself, Caryn of WhattaPup! and Andre of When Hounds Fly drove up to Barrie to train chickens in a much-awaited one-day operant conditioning workshop by Katherine …

I don’t have the time to train my dog!

A week ago the positive reinforcement trainers in Toronto had dinner together and one of the topics that came up was how to find the time to train our own …

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 …

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 …