Crate training

  We get asked quite often what exactly the point of crate training is. There are so many misconceptions and incorrect information about crate training so we decided to write out a Crate Training 101 blog to hopefully answer any questions you may have.  First off, let’s begin with this: crating your dog is not … Read more Crate training

Operant Conditioning in dog training

Operant Conditioning in dog training. The term “operant conditioning” was coined by B.F Skinner because of his belief that classical conditioning, which we learned about last week, was far too simplistic to explain complex behaviors. According to Skinner, operant conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through a correlation of reward and/or punishment for … Read more Operant Conditioning in dog training

Enjoy The Silence

Just had one of those moments and thought I would share it. The morning routine; just finished running, cleaning and feeding the dogs in the kennel. Now its the morning coffee, emails, invoices and “follow-up” things before jumping into training for the rest of the day. I literally rinsed off my breakfast plate and turned … Read more Enjoy The Silence

Genetics

Genetics – a word we all seem to throw around, however most use incorrectly. In the dog (K9) subculture the word “genetics” is often regurgitated to either support or discount behavior. But what does “genetics” even mean and is the word applied accurately when discussing behavior or drive? Genetics is a very complicated study of … Read more Genetics