Tue, 5 May 2009
"Leave it" is a command that is essential to protecting your dog from environmental hazards and an important part of many therapy dog evaluations. We spend the second half of the show discussing this cue in the context of other behaviors, and start out with a big bag of listener mail, including: More info on event markers, feedback on our discussions on punishment, how to keep training fun for easily bored dogs, the Magic of Meatballs (easier than you think), dealing with loss in the pack.
Also Mentioned:Susan Garrett's Dog Training Blog
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Mon, 20 April 2009
Learn all about "pecking order" and where we get our beliefs and theories of alphas, pack leaders, and dominance. After the history, we get to the current science, and wrap up our three-part series on unwanted behavior, punishment, and the current science that can help us deal more effectively with these often misunderstood (and misused) concepts.
All this and a big stack of listener mail!
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Tue, 7 April 2009
In our last episode, we discussed methods consistent with a "positive" training approach for eliminating unwanted behaviors. This week, we talk about punishment, the negative effects it can have on your training agenda, and the official position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) on Punishment. All that, and we answer a BUNCH of viewer mail and calls!
Show Notes and Links:
Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
Raw Diet (BARF) on Wikipedia
Comparing the Best Raw Dog Food Diet Plans at Whole Dog Journal
Patricia McConnell's "Cautious Canine"
Gentle Leader Harness
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Punishment Position Statement
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Wed, 25 March 2009
Positive reinforcement training teaches behaviors and decision making skills, but how do we deal with unwanted behaviors? This show demonstrates techniques for indicating a behavior is undesirable without resorting to positive punishment, especially in light of a recent study from the University of Pennsylvania indicating that dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets will continue to experience, and perhaps even increase aggressive behavior, unless training techniques are modified.
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Mon, 9 March 2009
Atlanta Copywriter and Videographer Dan Goldgeier stops by to talk about his work with the Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia and how they are using Facebook, YouTube, and other new media tools to help facilitate and increase adoptions from their facility. Dan gives great tips on how they do it, including how to tell the story, pre-production planning, and even a few tips on how to use the camera.
Visit the Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia's YouTube Channel here, and click here to learn more about our good friend Dan Goldgeier. Thanks Dan!
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Direct download: Canine_Campus_20_-_Using_New_Media_to_Help_your_Shelter_Program.mp3
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Mon, 23 February 2009
Attention is the foundation of every communication with your dog, so in this episode, we discuss Attention Training – Why it’s important, how to teach attention training, and how to put it to work for you!
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Mon, 9 February 2009
We're back for 2009! In this show: Listener letters, a brief chat about Raw Diet, and a quick answer for Ted on drive, which we'll be dedicating an entire episode to very soon. Primarily, we discuss handling and grooming (it's Spa Day at Canine Campus!)
Whole Dog Journal: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/
Patricia McConnell: http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/
Susan Garrett: http://www.youtube.com/clickerdogs
Shirleychong.com Doggie Nail File: http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/nailfile.html
Raw feeding on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_feeding
Mon, 23 June 2008
Deven discusses strategies and resources for overcoming the unique challenges of living with more than two dogs, including throwing out outdated notions of pack hierarchy and the book
"FEELING OUTNUMBERED? HOW TO MANAGE & ENJOY A MULTI-DOG HOUSEHOLD" by Karen London & Patricia McConnell.
Direct download: Canine_Campus_17__How_to_Survive_a_Multi-Dog_Household.mp3
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Mon, 5 May 2008
Mon, 5 May 2008
Deven discusses how using life rewards (i.e. rewards that aren't food treats!) can help integrate positive reinforcement training in to every interaction with your dog. We discuss how to identify life rewards, the importance of moving from continuous to intermittent reinforcement schedules, and how these methods can enrich your training relationship.
Click here to download the Life Rewards worksheet.
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