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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.
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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

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#67: Settle Down

8/28/2018
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Settling on a station, bed, or mat is one of the most important skills we can teach any dog. Why is it so important? Settling is the perfect alternate behavior to replace almost any annoying behavior your dog has thought of. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/67

Duration:00:24:19

66: Wait For It

8/17/2018
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Does shaping have anything to do with waiting? No. Actually - shaping has nothing to do with “waiting”, and, if you find yourself waiting more than a few seconds for the dog to make a move in the right direction, you're probably doing something wrong. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/66

Duration:00:21:48

#65: It's All Behavior

8/7/2018
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"All behavior is modifiable." - Karen Pryor On this episode, we discuss labels and how to avoid subscribing to them. Sure, you may be missing a few skills to complete your set, but skills can be learned. All behavior is modifiable. Even our own! For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/65/ For information on my next virtual workshop, Set It and Forget it, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/pricing/set-i…get-it-08-22/

Duration:00:23:52

#64: Concept Training with Ken Ramirez

7/17/2018
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This week we are exploring a major rabbit hole with special guest, Ken Ramirez (Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer at Karen Pryor Clicker Training), and talking about concept training and teaching modifier cues. Very nerdy subjects indeed! For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/64 For sponsor info, visit: www.karenpryoracademy.com/toilet/

Duration:00:48:54

#63: Training for Duration

7/10/2018
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Is training to increase duration of a behavior as simple as just waiting to reinforce longer responses? Maybe it's not so simple! In this episode, we discuss what we need to keep in mind when training for duration, and where to look if the training isn't going as planned. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/63 For sponsor info, visit: www.karenpryoracademy.com/toilet/

Duration:00:27:51

Human Behavior Change With RYANO

7/3/2018
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This week, behavior nerd worlds collide as I chat with Ryan O’Donnell (AKA “RYANO”) about changing human behavior as it relates to training. Basically, why and how we need to train humans to train dogs. It’s sort of like training inception. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/62 For sponsor info, visit: karenpryoracademy.com/toilet/

Duration:01:05:00

#61: Tips For Dogs That Are Worried Around People

6/25/2018
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Life is easier when your dog is confident (or at least comfortable) around other people. But what if your dog isn't? Good news! There is a lot we can do in training to help build his confidence. In this episode, we cover my top 3 tips to keep in mind when working with dogs that act worried or lack confidence around people. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/61 For sponsor info, visit: karenpryoracademy.com/toilet/

Duration:00:32:43

#60: Resilience in Dogs with Patricia McConnell

6/19/2018
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Dr. McConnell is an internationally known zoologist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. In her career, she has worked with dogs with all kinds of serious behavior problems. She was also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio show "Calling All Pets", and she is a retired assistant professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an amazing speaker… in fact, she was one of the first real dog seminars that I ever went to…possibly THE first if my memory is...

Duration:00:57:59

#59: Balance with Alex Kurland

6/12/2018
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This week we talk to Alexandra Kurland about the topic of Balance in training. I asked Alex to talk about this, because the word Balance tend to have a particular usage in dog training circles, and that's not at all what Alex means when she says the word balance. Of course, Alex isn't a dog trainer. She's a phenomenally skilled horse trainer, who is responsible for introducing clicker training concepts to the horse world back in the 1990s with her first book Clicker Training for Your...

Duration:00:59:04

#58: Maximizing Food Drive

6/6/2018
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What exactly is "food drive"? It's a fuzzy term for sure, but what do we mean when we talk about a dog's food drive? Is it a fixed characteristic, or is there something we can do to influence it? (IMHO, there is a lot we can do!) Why do we care so much about food in dog training? Well, mostly because it's convenient! It's easy to dispense. We can carry it around in our collective pockets. And all healthy dogs eat food! (Because living animals eat food or they don't stay living for very...

Duration:00:39:12

#57: Specific Reinforcement Cues

5/17/2018
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This week we are going to tackle the topic of multiple event markers or specific reinforcement cues (both names for the same thing). This is a really hot topic on the internet right now, and lots of different trainers have their own recipes and systems. As usual, I want to go deeper than the recipes and look at what is actually happening with the behavior. Because when you understand how a particular system of cues (and they are all cues!) is applying the principles of behavior, then you...

Duration:00:36:52

#56: The Value of Reinforcement Procedures with Emelie and Eva

5/2/2018
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This week we are hanging out again with our Swedish dog training buddies, Emelie and Eva, of Carpe Momentum. And we are talking about the importance of defining, building, and maintaining our reinforcement procedures. During our conversation, Eva shares something that gets her a little worked up when she’s talking about training. Of course, since these guys are the authors of the book Agility Right From the Start, the initial examples that we discuss are agility-focused but don’t worry...

Duration:00:54:56

#55: Generalization In Dog Training

4/23/2018
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This week’s topic is generalization. Before we jump into that, I want to give you a heads up that I am about to open up some spots in my Online Mentorship program: Zero to CD. For the full show notes or more info on Zero to CD, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/55/

Duration:00:25:52

#54: Behavioral Momentum

4/17/2018
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Behavioral momentum applies the idea of momentum (from physics) to the realm of behavior. Same idea here - once you get something started, it's easier to keep it started. It works for trains, and it works for trainING, too! For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/54/

Duration:00:22:49

#53: Puppy Thoughts

4/9/2018
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Getting a puppy can be a bit of a crapshoot. What can we do to select the best puppy for our lifestyle and goals, and what can we do to optimize our training to help that puppy reach his potential? For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/53

Duration:00:41:58

#52: Operationalize This

4/2/2018
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The process of operationalization takes a fuzzy concept or construct, and makes it clear… so that we can talk about it, we can measure it, and we can have internet arguments and know that we are talking about the same thing. This is critical to dog training and animal behavior discussions where we are often using subjective terms to describe concepts like "enthusiasm" or "aggression". These concepts can have different meanings to different people, based on their culture, life experience...

Duration:00:19:24

#51: Husbandry with Laura Monaco Torelli

3/12/2018
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This week Laura Monaco Torelli and I talk about husbandry in the dog training world, and it turns out it's not ENTIRELY about teaching dogs to trim their own nails (though that could be part of it). During our conversation, we talked about exactly what “husbandry” means, and how we can work it into our training routines without a whole lot of effort and time commitment, we also talked about how she gets her pet clients to buy in and participate in husbandry training solutions, and a few...

Duration:01:16:36

#50: Frustration Tolerance

3/7/2018
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Can we even operationalize “frustration” in order to define “frustration tolerance”? What does that look like? How do we measure it? Can we, should we, expose a dog to frustration in training to teach them to tolerate frustration? For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/50

Duration:00:17:39

#49: The Value of Offered Behavior with Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

2/26/2018
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In this episode, we discuss what we mean by "offered" behavior, why it's useful to structure our training around having the dog volunteer behaviors off cue, and some practical tips and tricks to apply to our training sessions. As Emelie and Eva say, the more things we add into our training session, the more things there are to pay attention to. From where I'm sitting, that means the more things there are for me to screw up! For full show notes, please visit:...

Duration:01:16:48

#48: Setting Priorities

2/19/2018
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What are your training priorities? Join me as I discuss mine and why they're at the top of my list. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/48

Duration:00:41:50