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Building our dogs attention

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Our dogs attention is the foundation for all training Building our dogs attention on us.   Building the focus and attention of our dogs is the foundation on which learning can take place. Without our dog’s attention, no teaching is likely to take place. They will be distracted on other things around them. I divide…

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Positive Reinforcement Training schedules for rewards.

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Schedules for training with reinforcers What are the available reinforcement schedules for positive reinforcement training? The reinforcement schedules are Continuous Reinforcement Schedule (CRF) and intermittent reinforcement schedules. Which subdivide down to Fixed Ratio schedules (FR), Variable Ratio Schedules (VR), Fixed Interval Schedules (FI), Variable Interval Schedules (VI), Fixed Duration Schedules (FD) and Variable Duration Schedules (VD).…

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Difficulty level in dog training.

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Elements of training series: The Three D’s of difficulty. The three D’s of the difficulty level in dog training.   Duration, Distance and Distractions. When training our dogs we need to aware of the difficulty level and be setting them up to succeed, but how do we do this? Through understanding the dog’s environment and…

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Efficient Dog Training

By Iain Sneddon / 15th December 2018 / 0 Comments

How to train our dogs effectively. The Rule of Five (not so much a rule but a very good system)   How to create efficient progress training with your dog. When training a behaviour with our dog’s we need a way of knowing when push our dog’s and when to make it easier for them.…

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Our Dogs at Christmas

By Iain Sneddon / 15th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Dogs at Christmas Helping our dogs at Christmas Keeping our dogs safe at Christmas. The run-up to Christmas is a time of year for most when the household dynamics change. From our dogs point of view, humans are moving around a lot more with higher levels of stress and enthusiasm. The number of visitors entering the…

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The Dogs Environment

By Iain Sneddon / 12th December 2018 / 0 Comments

The Environment affects our dog’s behaviours The dog’s environment, it consists of what? There are many external and internal factors that all create a specific dog’s environment they are living within. It is safe to assume that some of the most influential of these would be the genetics of the breed, the hormonal balance of…

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