Counter Conditioning for Reactivity
Watch how counter conditioning can be used to help with
Sydney’s reactivity toward an approaching person.
Setting Dogs Up to Win March 2019
Family Dog Training Classes-What’s in Your Curriculum? September 2017
Luring, Prompting and (or) Free Shaping February 2016
When is it Acceptable to Break the Basic Rules of Dog Training? November 2015
Using Positives to Decrease Negatives July 2012
Don’t Waste Calories! March 2012
What’s a “Better Learning Performance?” October 2011
Counter Classical or Counter Operant? February 2011
Lessons from Herding Dog Trainers September 2010
Markers and Secondary Reinforcers July 2010
Using Secondary Reinforcers – Wisdom from Kem Ramirez July 2010
Words at Work: Learning terms like “positive punishment” can be positively punishing
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