Let’s talk about motivation! If you are in the business of using Positive Reinforcement (+R) as a trainer (or owner), then you need to truly understand what motivates your learner. I fear that somewhere along the way, we have vastly oversimplified this concept and distilled it to “just feed treats” or “petting/praise works” or “oh, … More What does your dog LOVE?
For many of us a new year means new goals. We make goals for work, goals for our health and fitness, goals to make our lives more balanced or to visit new places. But do we make goals for our dogs? Rarely. Luckily, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers has all the encouragement you need … More Starting New