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Climate Change Deniers Are Not Necessarily Wrong

There are climate change deniers and there are believers in this great greenhouse gas debate. Frankly, neither camp has proven its case, and a quick tour of history can demonstrate the scientific danger of aligning too quickly with one camp or another. In the early twentieth century, there was a scientist named Niels Bohr. He... Read more »

Bark Collars: Schaumburg Program Is Not Inhumane

The city of Schaumburg, Illinois is loaning out bark collars to residents. You can read about the program here. All the behaviorists are barking mad about this idea. They will tell you how inhumane these methods are, how stress levels rise, and how we need to be afraid of learned helplessness. This sounds pretty bad.... Read more »

Positive Reinforcement: Applying Dog Training Principles To Your Kids

I’ve been trying for a long time to get parents to try some true positive reinforcement techniques with their kids. I wanted these parents to run experiments for me…on my behalf. In all instances, no one took me up on it. No one took me up on this because I do not have kids. For... Read more »
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Clicker Training: Do We Have To Give A Treat With Every Click

In the world of training dogs, clicker training is very popular and getting more popular every day. Clicker training is a specific application of positive reinforcement. The notion is a simple one in theory: you want to reward the dog at the very instant it is doing what you want. The problem is that sometimes... Read more »

Hacked Celebrity Photos Yet Again: 4 Lessons For Dog Training

Hacked Celebrity Photos Yet Again: 4 Lessons For Dog Training
A quick scan of the headlines reveals that Jennifer Lawrence has, yet again, had more stolen photos released. You won’t find any hacked celebrity photos here.  No nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence.  Sorry (not). What you will find here is some lessons for dog training that can be learned from the whole hacked celebrity photos... Read more »

Autumn: The Best Word For It Is Glorious

Autumn: The Best Word For It Is Glorious
For the hunter, the arrival of autumn is a time of almost holy reverence. It is my hope to try to convey to you how significant this moment of time really is.  The reverence and joy surrounding this time of year cannot be understated. Ever since that guy, Bill Shakespeare, wrote a few plays, the... Read more »
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Spay Or Neuter: Playing The Odds For The Health Of Your Dog

Spay Or Neuter: Playing The Odds For The Health Of Your Dog
For too long, many in our society have made a black-or-white case for spay or neuter. They argue that every dog needs this procedure done. I wrote an article some time ago about spay or neuter. I titled it (provocatively) against spay or neuter, but the truth of the matter is, everyone’s situation is going... Read more »

Staying Young At Heart: Get A Dog

I know the key to staying young at heart. Get a dog. Having and caring for a dog requires a person of any age to get up and get out. You cannot simply sit down in front of the TV and tune out of life when there is a furry personality waiting for your companionship... Read more »

Shock Collar For Your Dog: Training The Recall

Today, here, now, in this Shock Collar For Your Dog series, we will look at an example of how to train a behavior with the shock collar. There has been a lot of preliminary information to get to this point. If you have not digested the prerequisites, I strongly encourage you to do so before... Read more »
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Dog Aggression: One Suggestion That Works

Dog aggression is a problem that many people struggle with. It is a complex problem and can take many forms. Some dogs are aggressive towards people, other dogs, or cats. Some of the motivations behind the dog aggression include fear, sex and resource guarding. In short, it is a very complex problem and there are... Read more »
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