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Understanding The Different Training Methods
> As described by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

What Is Clicker Training?
> Clicker Training Explained by Karen Prior

Science, Learning & Ethology
The Four Quadrants of Operant Conditioning
> Explaining Positive & Negative Reinforcement, Positive & Negative Punishment

Calming Signals - The Art of Survival -
Turid Rugaas
> Unveiling the unspoken language dogs use to signal their emotions & intentions.

Calming Signals Gallery - Turid Rugaas
> A collection of photos show the body language and use of calming signals that dogs use.

The Myths & Facts:  Aggression, Dominance & Punishment
Punishment & The Public
Listen as Karen Pryor discusses Punishment in Training and the fallout.

Do Your Homework on Positive Method Trainers
> Review submitted to National Geographic by Andrew Luescher, DVM, Ph.D, DACVB.
He is certified as an applied animal behaviourist and is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviourists

The use of Dominance Theory in Behaviour Modification of Animals
> The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour (AVSAB) is concerned with the recent re-emergence of dominance theory and forcing dogs and other animals into submission as a means of preventing and correcting behaviour problems. For decades, some traditional animal training has relied on dominance theory and has assumed that animals mis-behave primarily because they are striving for higher rank.  Not true and the application of such theories to dog-human interactions can pose an increase in problems with adverse and devastating effects. 

The Use of Punishment For Behaviour Modification in Animals
> American Veterinary Society of animal Behaviour (AVSAB) Position Statement on the use of punishment in training and all the reason why it should not be used as a first option in for the treatment of behaviour problems because of the adverse effects.

TV Dog Behaviour Programs: Useless and Downright Dangerous

Whatever happened to the term ALPHA WOLF
by Dr. L. David Mech, internationally recognized wolf expert and senior research scientist for the US geological Survey, adjunct professor at the university of Minnesota and Vice Chair of the International Wolf Center.  Dr. Mech has been studying wolves for 50 years and published several books and many articles about them.  Dr. Mech was the wild life research biologist WHO ORIGINALLY COINED THE TERM "ALPHA WOLF", a term which he is now clarifying and correcting in this article. 
The article was originally published by in the Winter of 2008

If You're Aggressive your dog will be too
> Says a Veterinary Study from the University of Pennsylvania.  Read what they discovered.

Forget About Being Alpha in Your Pack
> By Kathy Sdao

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners

APDT Trainer Search   How to Choose A Trainer

Food Critics by Ian Dunbar 
Using Food In Your Training
Real Life Training Tips       
Out & About Dog Park Etiquette

First Aid And Safety Tips For Your Canine Companion
Courtesy of The Association Of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Summer Safety
Winter Safety
Travelling with Your Dog
First Aid for 4 Paws and Disaster Preparedness
Nature & Wildlife Safety Tips
Swimming Pool

How To Clicker Train Your Dog To Stay In The Yard



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