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ClickerExpo clicker training conference notes

My notes from ClickerExpo 2016, Reno

These are my notes from the Jan. 2016 ClickerExpo clicker training conference. They were originally published on my business site, DogTrainingology. In January 2016, I visited Reno for several days to attend ClickerExpo, one of the largest gatherings of clicker trainers and positive animal trainers. The event, which is held three times a year (twice […]

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clicker training puppies at a veterinary clinic

Wordless Wednesday: Smart pups!

Last week’s wordless Wednesday photo featured some Canadian school children who were learning about clicker training at a young age. This week’s photo is another group of lucky youngsters who are getting an early start learning about positive training. Veterinarian Tracy Johnson sent me this GREAT photo of a litter of pups who recently visited […]

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photo by: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nataliemaynor/126644178/">NatalieMaynor</a>

Quick judgements about herding training

My friend Aimee, who blogs over at mymegaedog, does herding training with her German shepherd dog Shelby. She trains all her dogs using positive reinforcement. Unfortunately, most herding trainers still use pretty aversive training methods, including lots of punishment and other tactics designed to scare, force, and intimidate the dogs. Even more unfortunate, as Aimee […]

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