What could a hornet possibly teach us about dog training? The answer could mean everything to your dog. Another artfully-written and engaging post by dog trainer and educator, Kristi Benson, who introduces us to her Alaskan husky, Datson. Find out how a hornet inadvertently changed Datson’s life and what the implications are for dogs who are *purposely* trained with “hornets” (aversive stimuli).
In recent years there has been a proliferation of assistance dogs being trained for many different disabilities and conditions. In addition to guide dogs that work with the blind or those with physical limitations, many dogs are now trained to assist those with emotional and/or behavioural issues, such as children on the autistic spectrum and veterans with PTSD for example. In this post, UK dog trainer Jo Boyce explores the expanding roles of service dogs and how dogs are trained for these emerging roles.Assistance dog, Emotional support dog, Psychiatric assistance dog, Service dogs, Therapy dogs
Life is full of choices. One of those choices is how we treat and train our canine companions. The difficulty is, with so many training techniques and methodologies, all touted to be the ‘right’ one, how does an owner choose? To further complicate the choice, there are many misconceptions about the different types of training. Trainer Susan Mitchell, explains the differences between the three main training approaches."balanced" dog training, counter-coniditioning, dog training, positive reinforcement training, Positive Training, punishment-based dog training, reward-based dog training
Is your dog barking excessively? Canadian trainer Kristi Benson discusses ways to reduce your dog’s barking using modern, humane techniques. Kristi is a dog trainer as well as mentor and coach at the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, founded and run by one of the world’s leading dog training professionals, Jean Donaldson. Kristi was originally trained as an archeologist and enjoys skijoring and recreational mushing with her Alaskan huskies. Kristi has also fostered, trained and placed racing sled dogs since 2007.Barking, fear barking, non-fear barking, Training