Category: Dog training

Simple Quick Tips & Tricks To Help Grow Your (Animal Related) Business. Let’s Get Your Business Working For You

About The Author & Webinar Instructor We know you are going to love this one! We are sharing all of our best secrets on how to market & run your animal related business. How to engage your customer (so that he does the hard work for you), rather than just hit them with one dimensional campaigns and spam. We show you how...

Respondent Conditioning: Function & Behaviour Altering Effects Explained (ABA)

(N.B: we are talking about respondent & NOT operant procedures) Responses occur due to environmental stimuli which have unlearned (or phylogenic) provenance. Examples: Reflexes Kineses Taxis Fixed Action Patterns Reflexes are the responses between a stimulus (antecedent) and a reflex. This is a stimulus response  (or S-R) relationship. A simple example of a reflex would be, when a dog sees food, he...

Learning, Punishment & Reinforcement- The Effects Of Consequences In A Behaviour Paradigm

To understand the effects of antecedents (triggers/stimuli), we need to be clear about motivating operations and discriminitative stimuli (SD). Behaviour is maintained by its consequences. Please see previous article which sets out the fundamental and dimensional properties which underly this subject as a science: What Is behaviour (Introduction To ABA) This article will provide working examples where possible and explanation to help with...

Educational, Training & Awareness Resources For Canine Professionals

Below is a slideshow to show some of the educational/awareness posters, handouts and schedules available Each poster is available in PDF, JPG & PNG formats We are adding to the pack all of the time- access is for life so any new posters will be free to you You get a certificate to show you have the right to distribute them to...

Impulse Related Aggression A Neurological & Behavioural Review

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders That Relate To Aggression Dogs commonly exhibit anxiety related disorders. The common disorders which are related to anxiety are often associated with aggression and fear aggression. Dogs who are aggressive through fear will want to increase the distance between the trigger(s) and themselves with the motivating operation to reduce fear. You will often see a fearful animal withdraw...

Applied & Functional Behaviour Analysis Used To Treat Dog-Dog Resource Guarding

Behaviour Functions Escape: Tango was running off with resource items to guard them from Marmalade approaching. Marmalade was approaching items and getting told off when in actual fact he usually wanted to just go into the room. Tango’s item guarding was pronounced around doorways. Marmalade avoided going near doorways when Tango was present. On occasion he would try to enter a doorway...

Biology Of Dog Emotion, Cognition, Evolution & The Domestication Hypothesis

Definitions “Emotions are among our tools for adapting to the world-anticipating it, coloring it, so that objects and events are memorable in a meaningful way, for future use.” -Dr. Huda Akil “A cognitive approach is about celebrating different kinds of intelligence. Genius means that someone can be gifted with one type of cognition while being average or below average in another.” -Dr...

Biology Of Dog Emotion, Cognition, Evolution & The Domestication Hypothesis

Definitions “Emotions are among our tools for adapting to the world-anticipating it, coloring it, so that objects and events are memorable in a meaningful way, for future use.” -Dr. Huda Akil “A cognitive approach is about celebrating different kinds of intelligence. Genius means that someone can be gifted with one type of cognition while being average or below average in another.” -Dr...

Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

This is part of the learning theory module in our puppy, recall & practical courses. Pack refers to the social grouping of canines. This is similar to the word we might use to describe a “gaggle” of geese. The true meaning of the word “pack” implies, those that are born into the social group. This means they have close relationships with each...

When Do We need To Intervene During Dog Play?

Most dogs reach maturity at around the two year mark. Following this, it is less likely that they will play with dogs that are not already familiar to them. This reservation is likely to extend to people too. Play becomes a less important part of their daily lives. Often, they will still play happily with their “friends”. some dogs, will not have...