Logan the yellow lab service dog

Logan’s graduation

You may remember Logan, the friendly white Labrador retriever who lived with me for two months this summer. Logan belonged to an organization called Patriot Paws and was in training to be a service dog. Patriot Paws is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs for veterans with physical disabilities and/or PTSD. It takes about […]

Continue Reading | 2
A quote by Dr. Francis Mechner: Behavior technology involves the detailed application of learning theory to practical problems of training and education.

A technology of teaching and training

As some of you know, in addition to my animal training business, I also teach as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas in the department of behavior analysis. This year, for the second time, I’m teaching an upper-level undergraduate behavior analysis course called “Building Skills with Behavioral Technology.” I taught this class […]

Continue Reading | 0
Service dog and halloween masks

Logan goes to Party City

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. Logan is getting good at going places. His focus and leash walking skills have improved tremendously, and he does well with many types of low-level and medium-level distractions. When I first started […]

Continue Reading | 13
Logan the service dog in training practices a down stay while we look at birthday cards

Logan goes to lunch

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. In July, Logan and I spent lots of time reviewing behaviors that need to be really solid in order for him to be able to work in public. This included leash walking, […]

Continue Reading | 13