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A Letter of Resignation

A Letter of Resignation

A Letter of Resignation  -by Torie Silletto, CTC, CPDT-KAI am disappointed to announce my resignation from this field. After years of education, hard work and dedication, I have to finally admit that I am just not up to snuff. This profession is truly a gift, and...

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Conversations About Functional Analysis

Conversations About Functional Analysis

Conversations about Functional Analysis  In defense of SOPs and efficiencyThe Academy’s director Jean Donaldson speaks with staffer Kristi Benson about functional analyses in pet dog training and why standard operating procedures are often more...

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Conversations About Dire Wolves

Conversations About Dire Wolves

Conversations about Dire Wolves  Risk Perception and Fear of DogsThe Academy’s director Jean Donaldson speaks with staffer Kristi Benson about human evolution and the real risks, to both humans and dogs, that result from our fear of dogs.  Kristi:When people...

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