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Punishment vs Abuse = Philosophy vs Ideology

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Presented for your consideration by Brad Griggs of Canine Services International: One has to be clear about the distinction between punishment and abuse. The author of this article about a recent study has employed copious amounts of pathos in the title, a classic component of rhetoric.  This is because the argument against any and all application of positive punishment in dog …

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Training your dog in a different language

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]It is becoming increasingly popular to train your dog in a language other than the language you speak on a daily basis. There are many advantages to choosing to train your dog in a different language – a ‘training language’ if you will. Training in a different language greatly reduces the likelihood of the dog confusing your conversational interactions with …

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Overcoming confusion at home

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  Do you ever experience the frustration of family members refusing to enrol in the possibility of your dog becoming a precision trained obedience genius? Do your family members refuse to implement the same expectations as you do, or perhaps even contradict your teachings? If so then know that you aren’t alone – it happens, and we run into it …

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Selective Suppression For Successful Working And Performance Dogs.

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When raising a sporting, service or performance dog there is a common misconception that inhibiting a dog’s expression of instinct towards one stimulus will have an unavoidable negative effect to all other expressions of that instinct. Consider that if this were true then we would have to let our dogs chase car tyres on the main road, be aggressive to …

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