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DO YOUR HOMEWORK on The Different Training Methods by Andrew Luescher, DVM, PhD, DACVBLearn the important difference between positive & aversive training methods.

LEADERSHIP VS. COERCION by Dr. Sophia Yin - What it means to be a true pack leader & why the old dominance (alpha) theory is irrelevant to today's training methods.

PET TRUSTS - What Are They & Why Every Pet Owner Should Have One

CALMING SIGNALS by Turid Rugaas - Dogs have about 30 calming signals, perhaps even more. Some of these signals are...

READING THE BODY LANGUAGE OF SHY & FEARFUL DOGS

THE SURPRISING CONNECTION BETWEEN COLLARS & SEIZURES RULES FOR KIDS: BECOMING A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER
Teaching kids responsibility through dog ownership is a valuable life skill. Here are some tips when considering purchasing or adopting a dog.

HOW TO AVOID A STRESS FEST WHEN GROOMING YOUR DOG - Using the art of distraction to brush your dog or trim his nails without being bitten!

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING? by Karen Pryor - Clicker training is marking a desirable behavior by using a "clicker" to tell the animal exactly when they're doing the right thing. When combined with positive reinforcement, it is an effective...

AVSAB's POSITION STATMEMENT ON DOMINANCE THEORY IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION IN ANIMALS (from American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior www.AVSABonline.org) AVSAB's Position Stmt on Dominance Theory...

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