Tag Archives: desensitization

Counter-Conditioning & Desensitization – Understanding the Fancy Science Terms

Posted on: June 26, 2016 - No Comments

Many dog trainers and behaviorists use counter-conditioning and desensitization as part of a behavior modification program. The average dog owner often has no idea what this means.

How Desensitization Is Like Learning How To Swim

Posted on: April 21, 2016 - 3 Comments

To help people fully grasp the mechanics of desensitization, I often use the analogy of learning how to swim. In other words, "Start in the shallow end!"

Teaching a Dog Not to Be Scared of a Leash or Collar

Posted on: April 12, 2016 - 3 Comments

Desensitisation and counter conditioning are valuable skills to use with fearful dogs and great care must be taken when using these tools in order to make sure that we don’t push dogs beyond their limits, making their fears worse

Positively Dog Training Episode 202

Posted on: October 21, 2011 - 6 Comments

In this episode, Victoria and Holly are joined by concert pianist and Through A Dog's Ear co-founder Lisa Spector to discuss the Canine Noise Phobia Series - the groundbreaking new desensitization tool Victoria developed in partnership with Through A Dog's Ear.  Also discussed: update on Kashmir's knee surgery, Victoria's trip to San Diego for the Read More

Help for the Fearful Dog

Posted on: February 7, 2011 - 17 Comments

“Lilly” certainly was little. She measured just up to the high end of my ankle and it made me shiver to think of what it was like to live down there with all the giant humans and bigger dogs tramping all over the place. Nevertheless, I’ve seen many confident, even overly-confident toy breed pups that Read More