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That Dog Training Method

That Dog Training Method ......... There are always rumblings on social media about different dog training methods and their names...
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Training Your Pet

It makes me cringe and it’s unwise to say “just ignore the problem behavior”!

It makes me cringe and its unwise to say “just ignore the problem behavior”! By Niki Tudge Last week while...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog Dog Training Professionals

Confessions of a Lazy Dog Trainer!

The personal goals I have for my dogs and myself are very simple. They are for them to have the...
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Training Your Pet

People or Pets? Don’t Punish – Teach

Teaching helps your learner to develop new and more appropriate skills. Punishment in a given context may temporarily suppress the problem...
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Dog Training Professionals

Mechanics: Training with the use of a “reset cookie”.

This is a good example of one of the many handouts we provide to our DogNostics Dog Training and Behavior...
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People Training Skills

Understanding the Two – and Three -Term Contingencies & their Role in Employee Training!

The Two- and Three-Term Contingencies There is much more to the theory of operant and respondent conditioning that will help...
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People Training Skills

A System of Learning for Humans and Pets.

Several years ago, I developed a system of training for the DogSmith, my national licensing company. The system, which I...
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Recruitment and Training

People Training & the Use of Science and Systems

  In my opinion, learning takes place in two different contexts. The first of these is task-conscious or acquisition learning,...
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Dog Training Professionals

Each and every situation is a teaching moment. Why i don’t use “NO”

There is much debate about using the word "NO" in training and education. Here is my take on this! Scenario...
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People Training Skills

Is Your Trainee a Prisoner?

An excerpt from Training Big for Small Businesses by Niki Tudge   To be thorough about our training program needs...
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Marketing

You Are The Core Product – Market Wisely!

by Niki Tudge There are no magic bullets in marketing.  If I say this once per week I say it...
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Hillsborough County

No More Harmful Punishment in Pet Care & Training –

Niki Tudge Ziv (2017) notes that there is “no evidence to suggest that aversive training methods are more effective than...
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Hillsborough County

Open Letter to Hillsborough County Commissioners, FL ref Choosing a Dog Trainer

There are numerous professional organizations that offer membership and credentials in the field of animal training and behavior. Few, however,...
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Dog Bite Education

A Doggone Safe Educational Resource – Kids Play Date Checklist

A Doggone Safe Educational Resource Play Date Checklist When a child wants to go to at a friend's house, a...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

Basic Facts about Heartworms and Prevention

By Niki Tudge Many pet owners are unaware of the significant affect heartworms can have on their pet’s health. Heartworms...
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Dog Training Professionals

An Open Letter to Pet Industry Representatives Regarding the Use of Shock in Animal Training

Pet Training, Management and Care: We Now Know Enough to Stop Shocking our Pets Copyright Pet Professional Guild Written by Niki...
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Dog Training Professionals

The Use of Shock in Animal Training

Position Statement on The Use of Shock In Animal Training Click here to download a PDF version of this document ...
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Dog Training Professionals

What is the difference between escape and avoidance behavior?

Copyright Niki Tudge 2009 Escape & Avoidance Behavior  First what is positive and negative reinforcement ? Positive reinforcement is defined as...
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Dog Training Professionals Recruitment and Training

A CHECKLIST – A few strategies for hiring the best!

by Niki Tudge Focus on hiring only the best. Make sure you have a written job description. Don’t limit your...
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The Effects of Using Aversive Training Methods in Dogs – A Review by Dr. Gal Ziv

By Niki Tudge  As a professional in the pet industry and one who is heavily invested in the promotion of...
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