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Is The Problem Companion Dog Owners or Companion Dog Trainers?

I won’t here as it’s a seminar level presentation rather than a casual blog post but I can make a reasonable, strong and scientifically supported argument that very little that currently passes for ‘learning theory’ in companion dog training is based on canine or human behavior in the context of how any higher order social …

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I Debate Claire Staines, an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ UK based Dog Trainer

Background I posted on my Facebook page this short video as an encouragement to read a column I had written all positive and harnesses and received a comment from an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ trainer named Claire Staines. I invited her to debate. The link to the article referred to is here: https://www.askthedogguy.com/harnesses-all-positive-dog-training/ Below is as much …

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WHY I APPRECIATE POST SHARING SO MUCH AND WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT

When I see that someone shares something I’ve created, It makes me think that something I wrote resonated and the person sharing makes me recall the Edmund Burke and Eldridge Cleaver quotes found in the header and at the very bottom of this post. Maybe what I wrote, was just something with which they agreed. …

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Harnesses And ‘All Positive’ Dog Training

Using sophism the ”All Positive/Force-Free’ companion dog trainers have convinced themselves and others that any collar around a dog’s neck is now inhumane and that harnesses are currently the only humane choice. Perhaps, to the average companion dog owner, dog trainer, veterinarian, vet tech etc. this isn’t as apparently revealing as I wish it were. So …

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Donating To A Rescue? Some Are Rescue Mills

I just read an article about an animal rescue that is including in its mandate the promotion of veganism that reminded me how important it is to be very careful when donating to a rescue. From what I can tell, the vegan agenda wasn’t for the animals (thank goodness – I’ve seen that before) but …

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Name Calling and Shunning

I read a blog post today in which psychology professor Robert Sutton at Stanford University was quoted from his book as advocating shunning in an academic setting. The book “The Asshole Survival Guide”. For reasons I’ll elaborate on shortly, I can’t say I’m tempted to read it. It did get me thinking about dog training …

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