Food Reinforcers / Treat Tier

I find that a lot of clients don’t understand how to use rewards like treats. As I’ve mentioned in my Top 8 Reinforcers for Dogs, each type of reinforcement has different values within that type. We all are motivated by something; this is also true for pets.

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Leash Reactivity

This is one of the top challenge requests I get from clients aside from jumping. First of all, dogs do what works. I always like to give clients another viewpoint. Potentially from the “dog’s perspective.” In the simplest terms, if dogs don’t want something around and they bark at it and

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Top 8 Reinforcers for Dogs

A reinforcer is defined as anything that increases the likelihood for a behavior to reoccur. Most people know when it comes to dogs that treats usually get a behavior to happen again, otherwise deemed, positive reinforcement. . So, if I teach a dog to sit and every

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Dating Your Dog

Since January is National Train Your Dog Month, I wanted to take each week to help you build your relationship with your dog and give you a few nuggets of information as to how to adjust some behaviors in your dog. The difference between myself and a

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