Category: Heel work

Self Soothing & Cry It Out Are Neurologically Damaging Here Is Why

The mechanisms that occur when ANY animal feels stress or anxiety is conserved across the way the nervous system responds. We are looking at the limbic system and basically under the hat we are all the same (according to Panksepp et al) This is why we use Rat models to draw conclusions about human behaviour. Recent work by Greg Berns showed that...

Neuroscience & Brain Mechanisms Of Critical Periods In Puppy Development. This Should Be Started Before You Get Him Home.

The most critical period for puppy development is the age six to eight weeks (everything that happens prior to this is to do with setting the foundations of the animal & why it is essential that you have chosen a good breeder). Most puppies leave their litter around 7-12 weeks to go to their new home (in the UK this is sometimes...

The Science Behind Punishment, Learning & Reinforcement

Fear Or Pain Inducing Techniques.. The Facts. If a dog shows a behaviour which results in a perceived positive outcome, he or she is more likely to show the behaviour again on subsequent occasions – this is known as reinforcement. If a behaviour results in a perceived negative outcome, the dog is less likely to show the behaviour again – this is...

The solution to most dog behaviour problems!

The solution to most behavior problems in dogs is simple and IF you adhere to the following. The principle is simple- dogs repeat behaviors that are reinforced. That means that if your puppy or adult dog behaves badly, by say barking at you through the back door when he’s outside and you’re inside, jumping on you when you arrive home, or dragging...

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