I use a lot of different training methods when it comes to teaching Odin tricks. Some are taught using luring, some with shaping, and some with back chaining. Since Odin and I have started doing the titles for Do More With Your Dog, I have been using a lot of back chaining to teach the… Continue reading Air Bud: Back Chaining in Action
About a month ago, I set up a private appointment with Amy Cook, PhD who specializes in fearful and reactive dogs. We had hit a plateau in Odin's reactivity training and it seemed like the traditional counter conditioning was no longer was working with Odin. I was very surprised to discover that Amy had been… Continue reading Play Away the Reactivity!
Everyone has accidently reinforced an unwanted behavior. Whether the behavior was like mine and built its annoyance over time or was a bi-product of another behavior, or was just formed completely by accident, completely extinguishing the behavior can prove to be difficult. This post is meant to serve as an informational on how to deal… Continue reading The Relationship Between Frustration and Extinction
This week Odin was very high energy as he was on bed rest due as he was neutered last week. His vet said that walks were okay, but any other activity was highly discouraged until he was fully healed. 6/18/19 Today was a great walk. We left the house with some deli Turkey as Odin's… Continue reading Reactive Chronicles: Week 06/18/19
This was written a handful of weeks ago…. Back at the beginning of June. I was debating whether to post the Reactivity Chronicles, or whether to keep them just for myself. However, as I have been writing them, I have noticed a change in my mindset and feelings around Odin’s reactivity. I hope this helps… Continue reading Reactive Chronicles: Week of 6/11/19