Now I’ve Seen Everything

By Lynn – Oh, the things I shouldn’t run into on the internet. Even a discussion between radical pure-positive trainers versus the likes of Lou Castle and Denis Carthy sounds more intelligent than this. At least things like that still leave us a choice in which direction to go. Same church, different pew… Behold the¬†Apocalypse. …

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A Cautionary Tale

By Lynn – Once upon a time, we had a dog who had food sensitivities. About halfway through his life, we finally made the switch to a kibble with a novel protein source and had minimal problem after that. What he could eat and chew on were limited, so as he was the family pet, …

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Objections to Food?

By Lynn – Another bullet in the Animal Behavior section of my $88 monster of a textbook admonishes us to “Avoid trainers who object to using food as a training reward. Food is an acceptable positive reinforcement training tool.” AHA, yes indeed it is acceptable. This doesn’t mean it is required. The use of food …

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Oh dear, a rant!

By Lynn – I’ve noticed a phenomenon that I don’t think is new, but it definitely becoming more prevalent. I first thought about it when I started reading about these new halter things for dogs and how they were much more painless, funfun, etc…and I thought “Oh, OK” and moved on. It wasn’t until I …

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A Nagging Thought

By Lynn – This is v2.0. I personally liked v1.0 better, but since it got eaten in the teh intertubes, I had to retype it. Same basic message, same snark, just…not as good. Enjoy anyway. In reading through Suzanne Clothier’s book, she has a few pages deicated to the concept of a dog pulling its …

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