Newsletter#21: If we prepare our dog for competition, do we prepare him using a Peaking System or Stimulus Control?

The peaking system is when we give help in training (positive or negative reinforcement) and then as we diminish that help, we figure out how long the dog will do the behaviors we desire with no help. Sometimes this is one training. Sometimes this is two trainings. Fewer times, this is three trainings. When the dog is no longer doing the desired quality of behavior without help, we help again (to ...
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Newsletter#20: “A Dog Bites, A Cat Scratches, and a Horse Kicks”

"My head is still totally numb from all the info from this week. I've got my note pad ready for that moment after driving for a few hours when I know my head will suddenly start throwing up training ideas. Training with Bart and Michael, and just getting to hang out with them and all the wonderful amazing like minded people who came out to share this experience, worth every penny, every minute spe...
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Newsletter#19: Let Your Dog Figure It Out!

Close to 70 people attended the Seminar with Bart BellonTM at Burgos Kennels. Bart and Michael arrived on Thursday the 5th in Fredericksburg, VA. Most of the set up was done on Friday due to rain on Thursday. Several seminar participants arrived before the Meet and Greet and helped with preparing for the event. Huge thanks to Abel Aleman who did a lot to help with the preparation of the field sett...
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