Rudy, part 4: Two years, and thank you, Dr. Yin

Sophia Yin died last week, and her death reminded me how much her work helped me modify and manage Rudy’s behavior. Dr. Yin came to my city of Bellingham a few years ago. Every dog person in 2 counties came to hear her speak. She covered many topics, and they were all valuable, but the … Continue reading Rudy, part 4: Two years, and thank you, Dr. Yin

Dog Training 101: Respondent (Classical) Conditioning, and Counter Conditioning

It is a great privilege to welcome guest blogger Randi Rossman! This article was originally posted on the Fearful Dogs Facebook page. *** “All CC/DS does is bribe the dog.” I hear this a lot lately. And not just from typical pet owners, but from professionals as well. I’ll say this – if a dog training … Continue reading Dog Training 101: Respondent (Classical) Conditioning, and Counter Conditioning