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by wholisticdogtraining
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: The Top 10 Ways to Say "Thank You" to Your Dog This Holiday!
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

Re: The Top 10 Ways to Say "Thank You" to Your Dog This Holiday!

Thank you Wicket. I appreciate that so much. The "other half of the list" will be posted before Dec 25th. Someone suggested sweet potatoes for a holiday dog treat. I thought that was a great idea. My "Thank You" 's are a work in progress, so any stories or ideas you or anyone may share, will be much...
by wholisticdogtraining
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Puppy Training--When and Why?
Replies: 0
Views: 1668

Puppy Training--When and Why?

Puppy Training--When and Why? by Linda Michaels Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog? A. Training the dog you love is one of the best ways to develop a great relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. Additionally, training makes home life more manageable and fun for you bo...
by wholisticdogtraining
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: The Top 10 Ways to Say "Thank You" to Your Dog This Holiday!
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

The Top 10 Ways to Say "Thank You" to Your Dog This Holiday!

by Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, Victoria Stilwell Licensed Trainer, Certified Professional Dog Trainer How do you say "Thank You" to your dog? If your gratitude this Holiday Season includes your precious pup who faithfully brings so much joy and unconditional love all year long-- show your appreci...
by wholisticdogtraining
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Komo TV interview about CM and correction compliance method
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Komo TV interview about CM and correction compliance method

Hi Mattie! What a great idea... :D You said,"These people who train their dogs by punishment it would be interesting to know how they were treated as children, I suspect that they were also taught by punishment and is all they knew. As they were taught this way they will have problems getting their ...
by wholisticdogtraining
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Komo TV interview about CM and correction compliance method
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Komo TV interview about CM and correction compliance method

Hello Fellow Dog Lovers! Thank you for asking for a VP trainer's response to Tammie's post. Where better to respond than right here, in my new, well-loved home with Victoria Stilwell. Victoria is absolutely on the right track, make no mistake. Just look at her list of Expert Bloggers that include th...
by wholisticdogtraining
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: What could be stressing your dog out - seminar points
Replies: 12
Views: 4307

Re: What could be stressing your dog out - seminar points

Thank you so much for posting this! Let me add if I may, "loud erratic noises". Interestingly, loud unexpected sounds are one of a rare group of hard-wired fears in all mammals. It's adaptive to survival and people all "jump" when startled. Some dogs have what we call a startle reflex at a low-thres...
by wholisticdogtraining
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?
Replies: 8
Views: 8787

Re: Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?

Hi Mattie! I absolutely agree that academic theory is not something to discuss with pet parents :) It's even hard to study as a discipline and overly complicated which is why I called it "sticky". There's really no call for pet parents to get into all that. So, as in my original article, I just stay...
by wholisticdogtraining
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?
Replies: 8
Views: 8787

Re: Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?

Thank you Mattie! And Nettie too. Let me see if I can address Nettie's responses. I'm not wishing to make an across the board comparison between training captive dolphins and training dogs, but rather to make a dramatic and revealing statement about the lack of the need for the use of force/aversive...
by wholisticdogtraining
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?
Replies: 8
Views: 8787

Positive Reinforcement Training - It Works? Says Who?

By Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, CPDT-KA, AKC Canine Good Citizen Trainer -- Victoria Stilwell Licensed Training Partner If you adopted a pound-puppy, an all-grown-up dog, or have a family dog you'd like to get on the training bandwagon, you'll want to learn about positive method dog training. It's...
by wholisticdogtraining
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Socialization and Fear
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

Socialization and Fear

Socialization and Fear by Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator: Victoria Stilwell Trainer and Expert Blogger Is your dog low on the “social butterfly” scale? If you’re wondering why your dog is not more playful with you, other people or dogs and what you can do, take heart. Mos...
by wholisticdogtraining
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Dog eating cat poop
Replies: 14
Views: 12468

Re: Dog eating cat poop

Hi Group, It's great to find you here! As you may or may not know, poop-eating is a bonafide disorder/condition in case anyone's interested, called coprophagia. Actually, it's pretty common to digest feces. There's an ethological and adaptive value to every behavior and this one is believed to be th...