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Nothing In Life Is Free

“Nothing In Life Is Free: The Alpha Dog Boot Camp” If you own a dominant dog– especially a dog that has exhibited aggressive behavior– then you’ll need to follow these guidelines for the rest of your dog’s life. They will help create a more natural relationship between you and your dog. But don’t be fooled: …

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The Electronic Collar vs. the Association of Pet Behavior Counselors

An article published in a recent issue of The Canine Times¬†states that, “The Association of Pet Behavior Counselors condemns the widespread use of devices which deliver electric shocks to dogs for the purpose of training or curing behavior problems,”The article later states that, “Only in a handful of cases, where all else has been tried …

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My View On the Problem With “Clicker Training”

Clicker training has become the New Age buzz word amongst the humanist-oriented dog training bunch and the book and pet product promoters eager to capitalize on this latest trend. Based on theories of operant conditioning first expounded by psychologist B.F. Skinner, and later popularized by dolphin trainer Karen Pryor in books such as Don’t Shoot …

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Think Like A Dog Trainer

A Comparison Of The Success Mindset vs. The Non-Success Mindset When Fixing Chewing Problems! Let’s assume that both the Successful dog trainer and the Non-Successful dog trainer start out owning two exactly identical three-year-old dogs. And let’s pretend that these dogs are a perfect genetic match, and will do the exact same behavior for each …

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