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Working around distractions: Calmness

Working around distractions: Calmness

When we think about teaching service dogs to work and focus around distractions, we think of it as three separate things. 1. Their ability to be calm around distractions. 2. Their self control around distractions. 3. Their ability to focus on your around distractions....

The rat is always right.

The rat is always right.

"The rat is always right"  - B.F. Skinner This is quickly becoming one of my favorite animal training quotes.  Why?  Watch the video to find out:  

Targeting for service dogs.

Targeting for service dogs.

Targeting is one of our FAVORITE training tools when it comes to training a service dog. Watch the video to find out why, then make sure to grab your copy of our free clicker training e-book: https://myservicedogandme.mykajabi.com/p/clicker-training-ebook  

Clicker training tips and troubleshooting.

Clicker training tips and troubleshooting.

In this video we're talking about tips for using the clicker, trouble shooting some of the most common issues, and Karen Pryor's ten laws of shaping.  Watch the video to learn more, then make sure to download our clicker training e-book to learn more! Here are the ten...

Using capturing.

Using capturing.

Capturing is the process of marking and reinforcing behaviors that our dogs do spontaneously, meaning behaviors that they do without any kind of prompt.  Capturing is something most of us do whether we mean to or not and it's an important concept to understand when...