Beyond Quantum

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.

This is just an hors d'oeurve of what's on the menu of my latest seminar series, check out my 2010/2011 appearance schedule if you'd like to take a bigger bite!

Products from Dr. Ian Dunbar

  • Every Picture Tells A Story is an educational aid for children to explore the language of dogs. Dr. Ian Dunbar spends a day exploring the relationship between children and dogs.

  • Day 2: Reinforcement Schedules, Punishment and Rekindling the Relationship in Dog Training

  • 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 fight.

  • Learn how to run a puppy class the SIRIUS way, using the off-leash, lure/reward, dog-friendly training methods that have made the SIRIUS philosophy the hallmark of pet dog training.

  • All 4 books and 14 videos by Dr. Ian Dunbar at a discount of over 40%.

  • Probably the most creative, cutting-edge dog training video on the market. Dr. Dunbar's easy and enjoyable lure and reward techniques make training fun for you and your dog.