Earlier this month, I purchased a paperback copy of Katherine Bartlett’s new book, “Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement.” The book arrived in my mailbox at the end of last week, and I’ve enjoyed browsing through it over the past several days. Many of you may already be familiar with Katherine (Katie) Bartlett. Her main website, […]
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Dogs, horses, and rats. Birds, goldfish, cats. Dolphins, raccoons, and elephants. What animals can’t we train? In this section you’ll find lots of great training stories and tips. You will also get to meet many of the wonderful animals that I get to train. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading about my adventures (and misadventures) and that these articles and tales can provide you with insight that will help you with your own animals.
During my group dog training classes, there are several people and dogs in the room. Each person has a clicker and is clicking when his or her dog does the correct behavior. New students always ask, “Won’t my dog get confused? How will my dog know to distinguish between my click and somebody else’s click?” […]
As some of you know, I do some volunteer training for a service dog organization called Patriot Paws. They are here in north Texas, based out of Rockwall, Texas. Patriot Paws trains service dogs for veterans with disabilities – both physical disabilities and post-traumatic stress. Last summer, I worked with a dog named Logan, who […]
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 […]
Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. Isn’t Logan a handsome boy? These photos are from a training outing on the UNT campus with my friend Jennifer. Logan had fun practicing his stay behavior while we snapped a few […]
I admit it. I’m addicted to KONGs. Even though I have only one dog, I own a dozen KONGs. The classic KONG is one of my favorite dog toys. It’s also the toy that I most frequently recommend to my dog training clients. Not only do KONGs have a multitude of uses, they are also […]