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Learning Theory Definitions and Concepts

Learning: a change in behavior that lasts for a long period of time. 4 stages of learning: Acquisition, fluency, generalization, maintenance Principle of parsimony: unless there is evidence to the contrary, you must account for a phenomenon with the simplest explanation available. Behaviorism: The

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Welcome to the World of Clicker Training

Thank you for stopping at our online clicker training community. This community is meant to provide the required knowledge to start clicker training your dog in humane and positive methods. Clicker training is quickly becoming more widespread and is continually

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What is Clicker Training?

Clicker Training is a dog training method that is based on positive reinforcement and gentle handling. In fact, in clicker training there is little or no physical intervention on the part of the trainer or handler. The clicker is a

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The Best Heavy Duty Dog Crates in 2019

Is your dog a wiggling, furry escape artist?

If so, then it’s time that we help get you set up with the best heavy duty dog crate around. Ranging from invulnerable to ingenious, we’ve found that there really is a solution for every dog who thinks that they’re the reincarnation of Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.

Whether they’re a chewer or slicker than a fox, it’s often important to make sure that your dog remains exactly where they’re supposed to be.

What makes a good heavy duty dog crate? What do you need for your dog? Read on and we’ll guide you to making a purchasing decision that you’re not going to regret.

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Appendix: Socialization Table

The more positive experiences your puppy will have with humans, animals, objects, and noises, the less fearful he will be and the more stable his personality will be. Add a reward to any new encounter in the first few months

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Appendix: Sample Work Week with a New Puppy

Day 1: Morning: Use your puppy’s breakfast to teach him not to jump. Socialization – take your puppy to the local kindergarten and give him treats when he sees the children playing – do this for 5 minutes. Evening: Play

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Chapter 3.5: No Jumping Please

Dogs jump on people for several reasons. Most of the times their intentions are friendly as they try to greet the person or play with the person. While puppies who jump on people are rather cute, a large adult dog

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Chapter 3.4: Barking

Birds sing, cows moo, birds meow, people talk, and dogs…..bark. Barking is a normal behavior that allows dogs to communicate with the world around them. This is how dogs show fear, excitement, worry, danger, and more. Expecting a dog to

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Chapter 3.3: Chewing

Most dog owners have experienced the loss of a valuable object to their dog’s curious mouth at one point or another. If you have a dog for years, chances are this will happen to you as well. Dogs chew things;

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Chapter 3.2: Crate Training

The crate is a great training tool. When used correctly, it operates as a management and prevention tool for several behavior problems including house soiling and destructive chewing. When used correctly, the crate becomes your dog’s home and a place

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Chapter 3.1: House Training

The first thing every new puppy owner wants is that his/her puppy will stop urinating and defecating in the house. This is a very natural request for humans but dogs, as long as they don’t have to soil their beds,

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Chapter 2.4.4: Puppy Exercise & Play

Exercise and play are probably the most forgotten prevention tools. Dogs need outlets for their stored energy (some more than others). If we fail to give our dogs legitimate ways to use their energy like lots of outdoor activities and

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Chapter 2.4.2: Preventing Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be a difficult behavior problem to deal with. In extreme situations, this problem can be one of the hardest to live with. Separation anxiety manifests itself in various behavioral patterns such as whining, barking, chewing doors and

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