Training & Behavior

Training & Behavior
Terms used in dog training-operant conditioning
This came from Cathy Toft. I'm providing the link. It's helpful to have examples of the various terms we hear used in dog training. http://gghf.home.comcast.net/~gghf/DogFiles/Lexicon.htm
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4 Dog Training Mistakes to Avoid
Are you training your little pooch in the best possible way? Well, a perfectly trained dog sounds so good, but it is easier said than done. Even if everything goes right, mishaps happen during the training. How many times have you been embarrassed when your furry friend misbehaves in the park? Sometimes...
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Dog's health
Dog's health Please give me some advice about natural remedies for dog
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Can radius collar keep the canine safe?
The radius shock Collar is the best way to keep the buddy in the boundary yard without pulling leash. https://petarenapro.com/radius-shock-collars-for-dogs/
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Using random rewards and patience training to improve behavior
Hi - I read this (I did not write it) and I thought it was worthy of reposting. Excellent content. Random reward training means you randomly reward the behavior. You vary the interval/frequency of rewards or the dog will soon figure out that every other time it performs the behavior, a reward is...
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Moving to a new house
Hi! We are moving to a new house on Friday and my boys are freaking out. For the past week, they have seen their favorite sofa and all the rugs leave the house. There are boxes all over and new people coming in and out. They are not doing well with it. Tomorrow they are coming to take all the furniture...
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The behaviour interpretation thread
This started on the training/behaviour chatter thread, but it was suggested that it be moved to its own thread so it doesn't get lost in all the chatter. The idea is to post photos, videos or descriptions of dog behaviour such as interactions with people or other dogs. I think it's best if the...
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New baby=Overprotective Bulldog! Aggressive!
Well, our little Aiden has been here since September, and I LOVE being a mommy. (To my infant AND Pibbles). Except...my properly socialized and trained pit/bulldog mix Stewie has turned into a baby guarding machine. It took about one week of baby being home for Stewie to fall in love with baby Aiden...
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Lots of toys, still steals shoes and underwear??
Our puppy has more toys than you can shake a stick at (no pun intended) yet he continues to take our underwear, socks, shoes. He definitely knows he shouldn't has he stares at you and when you say no and go to grab it, he takes off. I try not to chase him, so he doesn't think it's a game...
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Astrology in dogs
As it is known very well, every individual has a different nature. I have found out that one of the main factors influencing the character of our pet is Astrology. Truth is that education and training can do a lot of work, but there is something inborn in dog what almost cannot be changed even if we...
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Zoey walked by a dog!
This morning it seemed that everyone in the neighborhood was walking their dogs, so we had to walk by one- and Zoey didn't loose her mind!!! Granted, the other dog was walking nicely and didn't bark at us (which was a very lucky break) and Zoey wasn't exactly calm , but she kept walking...
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Dog parks and Socialization
Maze is reactive towards other dogs. I'll be the first to admit that it has been getting worse. After she failed her therapy test, it was suggested to me by a trainer that I take Maze to a dog park and let her loose. His reasoning for this was 1) It gets her socializing with many different dogs 2...
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chihuahua territorial with new dog
recently my 16 yo step daughter moved in with us and brought her 5 yo nuetered Chihuahua Junior with her. he was snippy and growly to begin with, with people and animals, but then we added Axl, a 5 yo papillon, also neutered and it's gotten much worse. Junior REALLY doesnt like Axl to even get near...
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Training techniques for teaching basic commands to your pet
Looking for tips on training my pet to obey basic commands. What training techniques have yielded the best results for you?
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regressing to pre-trained days...?
We're concerned about shenzi. She's been regressing, and now poops in the house again. She's about 5 mo. now, and we thought she was mostly potty trained. She pooped a couple of times on my keyboard case, and a couple of times in a corner of our bedroom. She is locked up all day in her crate...
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harnesses that put no pressure on neck or chest?
Asking for a SAR dog in our group who is very sensitive to anything tight to his neck/trachea (will pass out if hits the end of the leash with a collar on)
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Pet-Friendly home upgrades: Creating a safe environment
What are some essential home upgrades to make my living space safer and more enjoyable for my pet?
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New rescue dog nipping etc.
Hello, Thank you in advance for your responses. Long story short - we adopted a r escue dog mid July. He checked off all the boxes, 4 years old. This dog was in the shelter (a good one) and struggled, so he was put into a foster home. He was there for almost a year and a half. It was a lady, her...
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Nutrition tips: homemade vs. commercial pet food
What are the pros and cons of homemade vs. commercial pet food? How do you decide which is best for your pet?
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Book Review: How Dogs Learn (Dr Burch & Dr Bailey)
Excellent book! http://www.dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DTB619 Anyone who is into training their dog, absolute must read! This book is a wonderful and eye opening introduction to the world of dog training. It felt like a psychology refresher course leaving me motivated to contonue working with...
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