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Facebook Live: High Drive dogs

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about high drive dogs called " why did he chew off his tail and break his teeth?"  I was asked several follow-up questions on Facebook, and I agreed to do a Facebook live (which you will find here) to discuss some of the following...

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Fear: Just a little bit closer….

You're not too fond of spiders, especially the big, hairy ones!   Not to the point of phobia or panic, but they make you uncomfortable, and you do not want to see them in your house. And yet there it is, on your bedroom wall.  What do you do next? A typical reaction...

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“Choice” in training for dog sports

If "choice" and "consent" are the future, what might that look like when applied to dog training for dog sports? The following videos show Brito choosing his motivators, choosing his work and Denise combining them in various forms for distraction training. But wait,...

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Why did he chew off his tail and break his teeth?

Are you familiar with serious working dogs? The ones who will play ball until they drop of heat stroke? Hang onto a bite suit in spite of intense and repeated external punishment to make them let go? Complete the retrieve of a shot bird even though they broke their...

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