Errorless learning is a teaching procedure in which the learner does not make any mistakes, and doesn’t need to in order to learn. Trial and error learning is a teaching procedure in which mistakes are deliberately included to provide the learner with information. Most dog training procedures are based in trial and error learning. Dog … More Learning from (no) Mistakes
Hey, want to know the secret to dog agility? Learn to love foundation training. Yep, that’s it. Good news is, it’s not hard to love when it’s all about games and learning through success, not errors. And if teaching all the handling skills you’ll need without using any equipment seems daunting or impossible, don’t fret. … More Foundation is FUN
Or the groomer. Or you, for that matter. Yeah, we have to do uncomfortable stuff to our dogs. That’s life. And most dogs tolerate nail trims and vaccines, but not all of them do. Some dogs are so overtaken with fear or anxiety when it comes to the veterinarian or the groomer that they may … More Your Dog Doesn’t Have to Hate the Vet
Springtime is just around the corner! What are you dog training goals? Here is my online class lineup: 101 Things NOT to Do With a Box $175, 6 weeks of assignments, 8 weeks of instruction This class is the best place to start to take your dog training to the next level. Learn how to … More Spring Semester at The Cognitive Canine
This is the fourth and final installment in my Clean Training Practices blog series. Be sure to check out the other three at http://www.thecognitivecanine.com Picture a few scenarios for me: You’re at work. Your boss calls you into his office. You pause your project, walk over there, and he promptly tells you to just hang … More Get it Together!