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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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People Training Skills

Forge Positive Relationships With Clients,Employees and Colleagues – Learn Conflict Resolution Skills!

  by Niki Tudge Why is it that so many people have a negative conditioned emotional response to the word...
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Dog Training Professionals

Scientific and Research Data That Show The Harm That Shock Collars Can Do Behaviorally

Since its inception in 2012, PPG’s position has been that “the use of electronic stimulation, or ‘shock’ or ‘e-collars’ to...
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Dog Training Professionals

Let’s All Be Dopamine Trainers

by Niki Tudge Be  A Dopamine Trainer When you train using Positive Reinforcement the brain is flooded with Dopamine, a...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

Why Does My Dog Bark & How Can I Manage/Prevent It

Dogs use barking to communicate. If you listen to your dog’s bark you will note that he uses different kind...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

AN OPEN LETTER TO VETERINARIANS ON REFERRALS TO TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR PROFESSIONALS

 Written by Niki Tudge Dear Veterinarian,   There are numerous professional organizations that offer membership and credentials in the field...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

The Tragedy and Stupidity of BSL!

      It is very sad what is happening in Canada with BSL. Don't sit back as a dog...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

How to Effectively Teach a Hand Target

How to Effectively Teach a Hand Target   The ‘Foundation’ Game   Hand feeding your dog is an excellent way...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

Please Don’t Switch Off Your Dog’s Growl!

When a dog growls it is its way of communicating that it is uncomfortable, afraid or stressed. Dogs have a...
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Dog Training Professionals

Are We Trainers or Teachers?

by Niki Tudge Copyright 2015 This is an excerpt from my new book due out in early December titled  People...
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Niki's Pondering

What happens when clients get angry and how you can best manage it?

What happens when clients get angry and how you can best manage it? Niki Tudge Copyright 2015. An excerpt from People...
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Company News & Views

Are You Looking for Dog Training or Behavior Consulting?

Are You Looking for Dog Training or Behavior Consulting?   Listen to a five minute podcast about DogSmith training services....
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If You Teach Your Dog to Love Their Name Then Magic Happens!

  Your Dog’s Name is SO Important!  by Niki Tudge Name Recognition is the first component of a recall or...
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Dog Training Professionals

Are You Just Superimposing Additional Layers on A Behavior?

by Niki Tudge Even if you are willfully ignorant regarding the ethical dilemmas of using punishment or aversive control in...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

How Important is Latency as a Behavior Dimension?

by Niki Tudge With our pet dogs they need to be able to respond not only accurately, but quickly as...
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Dog Training Professionals

Teaching a Sit/Stand or Down When You Are 20 Feet Away

DogSmith Advanced Pet Dog Obedience Training By Niki Tudge. Originally blogged in 2009 Do you want to teach your Dog...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

The 4 DogSmith Learning Games

by Angelica Steinker   1. Shaping 2. Prompting 3. Capturing 4. Observational Learning   Shaping – the process of training...
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Dog Training Professionals

If Marketing Is Not Sales – What is Marketing?

By Niki Tudge What Is Marketing? The purpose of a business is to create and maintain satisfied and profitable customers....
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Dog Training Professionals

Getting Started In Getting Organized

by Niki Tudge One of the hardest parts about getting organized is sorting and sifting through all the “stuff”. But...
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How do we define canine social behavior and what is it composed of ?

 by Niki Tudge If you are looking for a dog trainer or dog behavior consultant, ask them questions about their...
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