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.
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As someone who runs a pet care company in Manhattan, I had a lot of hope for the new CBS show “Dogs in the City.” Justin Silver is cute, as were the dogs in the ads. I was pumped. But then I spent 45 minutes yelling at the TV.
Nuisance barking is a major reason why dogs are relinquished to shelters. One solution? Teaching a dog to both “bark” and “be quiet” on cue.
The so-called “Dog Whisperer” makes training look like magic. But on the cutting room floor, we find it’s not magic. It’s science. The science of punishment.
Showing up on Conan with a herd of dogs, Will Ferrell demonstrates the absolute wrong way to use a clicker for training.
BF Skinner codified the laws of behavior and outlined the basics of how to effectively train an animal. But his terms for things just weren’t that catchy.
Would you rather have a dog that follows your cues out of fear or respect?
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has made its case against the use of punishment in dog training. Has Cesar Millan misplaced the memo?
B.F. Skinner, the great 20th century psychologist and social philosopher, had an idea about how to bring about world peace. It involved teaching pigeons to guide missiles.
Here’s a reason to train your pet: Should little Elvis ever need radiation, a foundation of good training might ensure that he won’t ever have to be quarantined — alone, scared, and sick — in order to keep you from getting exposed to radiation too.