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Therapy Dog Training – A Brief Guide

Therapy dogs offer many health benefits to their owners. They are typically calm dogs that respond well to therapy dog training. We discuss the costs, breeders, therapy dogs for sale, training, breeders and much more.

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operant conditioning in dog training

Operant Conditioning in Dog Training

There are four quadrants of operant conditioning that influence how dogs learn. Many dog training methods use a combination of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment. Force-free trainers prefer to use positive reinforcement and occasionally negative punishment. Understanding operant conditioning provides insight into how dogs learn and how we can create an environment conducive to learning.

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6 things that influence a dog's behaviour

Dog Behaviour and 6 Incredible Influences

Training Calmness in Dogs: we share our top training tips to calm down any dog or puppy fast! There are many factors that influence a dog’s behaviour. Humans have been living with dogs as far back as 30,000 years, that’s 10,000 years before the domestication of other species like horses, cows etc. Just as we’ve influenced dog behaviour over the centuries, armed with this knowledge, we can optimise our dog training solutions in order to get the most out of the dog in front of us. Understanding the 6 things that influence a dog’s behaviour is invaluable in setting a dog up for success.

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How Is A Dog breed created?

How Is a Dog Breed Created?

This article explores how a new dog breed is created. The process requires an understanding of complex canine genetics and selective breeding. Only by adhering to these steps can breeders ensure that only the best traits are passed on to the new breed.

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10 Best Homemade Dog Training Treats Expert Trainer Tips

The best dog training treats can often be made from ingredients that are already lurking in your fridge and pantry. Whether you are tired of store-bought, bland biscuits and allergen-laden dog treats or simply want a healthy and drool-worthy experience for your furry pal, you have come to the right place. In this dog-training treats recipe guide, we are dishing out 10 lip-smacking and healthy homemade dog-training treat recipes that will have your four-legged friend doing anything you want! These treats are sure to take your pup’s training sessions to a whole new level.

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buying a puppy

Buying a Puppy – Doodle (Oodle) Guide

Buying a puppy can be a daunting experience. We explain what to look for when buying a Doodle (poodle mix breed) puppy from shedding, temperament, ethical breeders, exercise requirements, grooming, feeding, training, behaviour and more.

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best dog breeds

10 Best Dog Breeds – Australia Loves These Canine Companions! (2023 Guide)

If you’re looking to add a puppy to your family, you’ll want to know the best dog breeds! We analysed popular search engine results and related data to identify the most sought-after and beloved dog breeds in Australia and around the world.

From loyal companions to energetic playmates, this guide includes a list of the top 10 dog breeds that have captured the hearts of Australians.

Our list of best dog breeds includes pedigree breeds as well as some cross-bred dogs, and there are a few surprise entries as well!

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Hi! I’m Tres! I’m passionate about dog behaviour and training. My dog training methods are effective for all breeds and goals. I have trained dogs for protection, obedience, manners, loose leash walking, crate training and have solved common behaviour problems such as reactivity, barking, separation anxiety and more. Let’s connect, sign up to my free newsletter (above) for helpful tips and upcoming training events.
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