Global Training Plan, level One:  Dogs

Global Training Plan, level One: Dogs

  Sometimes we train to solve specific problems and sometimes we train for specific skills, and sometimes we train for total life preparedness.  This is a  ‘cradle to grave’, or global, training plan for dogs at the basic level, not necessarily in...
Two great questions on SATS and Operant Conditioning…

Two great questions on SATS and Operant Conditioning…

Dan Goldstein, Dog Whisperer LLC, Avon, CO  asks: Hey Kayce! I was hoping to get your viewpoint on a topic that I’m having trouble explaining to clients – the difference between classical conditioning vs. name & explain. I tell clients to use verbal...
Grey Seals for Christmas

Grey Seals for Christmas

  Jesus is not the only one whose birth is celebrated in winter.  Now is the pupping season of the Grey Seals.   I just found this webcam and love listening to the sea and the wind, and watching the mothers and babies. (scroll down)   I see this with joy because...
Actual Perception Modification case:  Mishka

Actual Perception Modification case:  Mishka

Mishka was a really intelligent, strong willed dog.  She was aggressive. She wanted to chase and grab most other animals”, but it had not been determined that she wanted to kill/eat others, thanks to the dedicated vigilance of her owner, Barb Tyndall.   Problem:...
What else is involved in Perception Modification?

What else is involved in Perception Modification?

To create Conditioned Relaxation, we use massage and other body work to help the animals experience and examine the state of deep relaxation. We make them aware of their body parts and the relaxation or tension shown in that body part. We lead them to learn to change...