Why We Need to Modify the Humane Hierarchy

Why We Need to Modify the Humane Hierarchy

Why we need to modify the Humane Hierarchy Our guest blogger is Tim Steele, a newly minted Academy graduate and owner of Behavior Matters Academy in Santa Clara CA.  His post is part of Companion Animal Psychology’s Train For Rewards Blog Party 2018. I love the...
Intensity Isn’t Bad

Intensity Isn’t Bad

I am one of a small army of applied dog behavior people that fights against stuff every day.  Mainstays like the use of aversive stimuli (positive punishment and negative reinforcement) in dog training.  The absence of competence standards in dog training. ...
iSpeak Dog Week

iSpeak Dog Week

Dog body language is important.  Dog body language illiteracy is partly why his well-meaning fans haven’t driven Cesar Millan off television.  It’s why countless dogs’ suffering is ignored or re-branded as power plays or manipulation.  It’s why...

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