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The Marketing Equation That Works!

The Marketing Equation Once you have a marketing plan in place I can guarantee it will include activities like social...
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Dog Training Professionals

Marketing for Service Practitioners

  In the pet industry, most of your clients will come from referrals, usually from professional pet-related organizations like humane...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

The Science of Force-Free Learning: How Our Pets Learn!

Introduction  Here at the DogSmith, professional members of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), we like to focus on building relationships...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

Pet Owners – Advocate for Your Pets!

According to the American Pet Products Association (2017), 68 percent of Americans return home to a pet (or pets) each...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

DogSmith Board and Train Programs

So Much Dog, So Little Time! With Your Busy Schedule, Leave The Training To Us. Wouldn’t it be great if...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips Training Your Pet

Teaching Your Dog to Like Praise

Teaching Your Dog to Like Praise   Praise must be rewarding to your dog in order for you to use...
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Dog Training Professionals

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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