Training a dog by giving a continuous shock until they comply is an example of the same behavior modification technique used in Guantanamo Bay.
Spray bottle training isn’t as precise or useful as other more humane methods of dog behavior manipulation. In fact, it can be harmful.
When it’s cold outside, I didn’t want to stand on the curb for a half hour while my dog weighs the pros and cons of peeing. So, I taught him to be on command.
The New Zealand SPCA is training rescued dogs to drive. These aren’t Photoshopped shots or genius dogs. It’s just a cool application of smart positive reinforcement training. Here’s how it was done.
Dog training is all about molding behaviors, and behavior is something that all animals have in common. Here are some ways to use science-based, force-free animal training methods to get better behavior from humans as well as dogs.
As a dog trainer, my criteria for dog treats are high. Here are some of my favorite non-crumbly, easily handled, highly irresistible canine comestibles.
Dogs and humans ate the same food for thousands of years, so it’s fine if they go to town on our holiday leftovers, right? Well, it depends…
Gracie used to go batty whenever my upstairs neighbors played with marbles. Using properly selected treats delivered with precise timing, I helped her permanently change her mind about the sound.
In a recent interview with the famous TV Dog Whisperer, British gardener-cum-talk-show-host Alan Titchmarsh questioned Cesar Millan’s use of punishment and coercion in training animals.
When she canceled her upcoming tour because of her dying dog, Fiona Apple touches on what it really means to love a member of another species.