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Behavior & Training > Found an AWESOME site!
Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Mon Aug 29, '11 2:06pm PST 
I think Tawzer does actually give royalties to its presenters, while bowwowflix does not.
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Choosing the Right Dog > help me pick a show breed
Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

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Barked: Thu Jun 30, '11 8:18pm PST 
(LOL, Chows also rarely appreciate attention from strangers. Mokie is very much a "look, but don't touch" dog. At best, she tolerates it.)
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Choosing the Right Dog > help me pick a show breed

Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

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Barked: Thu Jun 30, '11 7:59pm PST 
If you want a dog that is playful, has great other dog skills, does not guard your home, welcomes other dogs into your home with aplomb, etc., a Chow is not right for you.
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Sports & Agility > Treiball resources?

Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Mon Apr 18, '11 1:55pm PST 
I teach Treibball classes and seminars and am not a certified Treibball instructor.

While I've considered getting the certification offered by the American Treibball Association, I question the clicker method employed in some of the videos. In one video, I saw a dog receive approximately 90 clicks in less than ten minutes and only received about 25 reinforcements - this means that the dog is getting reinforced for less than 1/3 of the clicks. Apparently, this is called "the variant clicker method," which I've never heard of.

In my experience, a clicker is both a conditioned reinforcer and an event marker. It's power as a conditioned reinforcer is diminished each time it is not followed by reinforcement.

Love the exercises they've issued, not the training technique. If the "variant clicker method" is to be a requirement for certification, I'd rather not be certified - it goes against everything I learned both through the academy and at myriad clicker seminars and workshops taught by industry leading professionals.
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Behavior & Training > Really Neat Video on \"Drop It\"

Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 23, '11 11:14pm PST 
Oh, this is Chirag Patel - he's fantastic!
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Choosing the Right Dog > Chow Chow breeders
Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 21, '11 12:12am PST 
LOL, Chows don't want to be loved, they want to be worshiped. BIG difference! laugh out loud
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Behavior & Training > Karen Pryor Academy

Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 9, '11 12:54am PST 
While there was a time for which the experience requirements are waived, that'll be coming to an end very soon.

I just finished writing a new course on clicker training for Karen Pryor Academy. This is a foundation course on clicker training and will be a pre-requisite for applicants who do not have clicker training or professional teaching experience within the year.
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Behavior & Training > Territorial Terrier!

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I am Cuba, hear- me snore!
 
 
Barked: Sat Jan 29, '11 9:47am PST 
What were Dr. Yin's recommendations? Did you incorporate any medication into the treatment? Calmative aids?
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Behavior & Training > Teaching touch

Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

CEO of Rewarding- Behaviors Dog- Training
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 27, '11 11:46pm PST 
9 out of 10 times, when we're teaching targeting at class, and the dog actually touches a couple of times and then refuses to even look at the hand, what we have is a problem with the timing of the click.

When you are teaching a hand targeting behavior, you want to click for movement. Students are tempted to click when they feel the dog's nose hit their hand, but the rub is, the movement starts out so brief that if you're even a fraction of a second too late, what you actually end up clicking is the dog pulling his head away. So the dog gets clicked for pulling away, and then, understandably, refuses to look at the hand. At which time the clients moan, "my dog is stupid!" "He doesn't get it!"

Try to click right BEFORE your dog's nose hits the hand. Click as the dog is in motion moving toward the hand, do not wait to feel a nose on your hand. As a general rule, if the click isn't perfectly timed, it's far preferable to be slightly early with your click than slightly late.
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Behavior & Training > The most ridiculous thing your dog knows how to do?
Mocha Bear- (Mokie),- VGG, KPA,

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Barked: Thu Jan 27, '11 11:42pm PST 
Mokie does "song and dance" where she pumps her front paws up and down and sings. She also does a Tori-Amos-esque piano/vocalization performance that will knock your bloody socks off. She's a very musical dog. She gets it from her dad, who is an amazing bass/banjo/guitar player/vocalist.
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