In this DVD lecture, veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar addresses one of the most worrying behavior problems any dog owner can face — dogs that bite.
Learning theory is incredibly valuable to dog training, but since it was largely developed in a laboratory, there are limits to it’s applicability. We can learn a lot from experiments in which computers trained animals using quantum binary feedback, but that’s not how we, as humans, should train. We couldn’t if we tried, and by embracing our human nature we can be much more effective trainers. As people we can make instantaneous qualitative judgments and provide non-aversive, instructive, continuous, differential binary feedback that transcends anything a computer can do in a laboratory. All we have to do is talk to our dogs.
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Topics include: Socialization. Fearful and/or Aggressive Pups. Handling. Communication. Sit, Down & Stand.
Bad behavior can ruin your practice. Train your clients to train their dogs and you're clinic will thrive!
1. Socialization & Training
2. Behavior Problems
3. Walking & Heeling
4. Recalls & Stays
Day 3: Off-leash Verbal Control, Phasing out Food Lures and Motivating Your Dog to Perform Quickly and Reliably