Gardener or Carpenter?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/28/614386847/what-kind-of-parent-are-you-carpenter-or-gardener When I first encountered psychology & philosophy professor Alison Gopnik’s work, it made me think a lot about how…

Green Eggs & Ham – Behavioral Flexibility webinar

Life is unpredictable, and adaptability and resilience are key to stress reduction. Learn how to improve your dog’s ability to respond flexibly. Put some green eggs and ham in your dog’s life – so she can do it here, do it there, do it everywhere!

Problem or Symptom Webinar

Effective training gets to the foundation issue(s), and does the building, improving and repairing at that fundamental level. Relationship Centered Training has always sought to figure out the underlying issue and to recognize the difference between a symptom and the root cause. If your roof is leaking, a bigger bucket to catch the leaks is not the solution!

The Slice is Right! webinar- Rescheduled date

Why are thin slices so important in humane training? The LIMA principle urges us to work with animals in a way that avoid pressuring them, respects their individual timetable and capacities, and builds success. Thin slices help build the confidence that comes with repeated success, a wonderful gift for any dog – and for any handler. This webinar is ideal for anyone interested in learning how to tell if the slice is right — and why it matters.

Course: Observation Skills – Part Two

Accurate observations are at the heart of great training (and great relationships). If you don’t really SEE THE DOG, your relationships and training are missing important information dogs need you to know.

Course: Observation Skills – Part One

Accurate observations are at the heart of great training (and great relationships). If you don’t really SEE THE DOG, your relationships and training are missing important information dogs need you to know.

Animal Time

We are a busy species. Our calendars are full, our days and weeks scheduled tight. We dash here and there,…

Your Aggression, Dog’s Aggression

From the University of Pennsylvania comes an interesting new study that actually looks at how an owner’s aggressive behavior affects…