In the past two years I have moved away from teaching what I will refer to as “default impulse control.” This is typically taught in the form of food games (think “it’s your choice”) that teach our dogs NOT to eat available food via a negative punishment procedure. When the dog is fluent with food … More It’s REALLY Your Choice: Why I stopped training default impulse control
I sat down today to write about my new course for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, but you can read about that here. Maybe I’ll tell you more next week, but I’m fresh out of a vet appointment and I want to talk about something else. I make all kinds of choices for my dogs that … More Does One Size Ever Fit All?
I talk about consent a lot. Most of the time I am talking about it in a dog training context, but I think its pretty important all the time–don’t you dare insist my niece give you a hug, for instance–and its value extends so much further than can be seen at first glance. In … More When “No” is the Answer