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Confirmation bias is something we all experience and I, personally, am very aware of in my own dog training philosophy. This is something I have known about for a long time and periodically it comes up in books I am reading. For those that don’t know what this is, I will try to summarize: Confirmation … Continue reading The fight against confirmation bias
Dave McMahon is a dog trainer and owner of Dave McMahon’s Dog Training Academy in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada. He hosts a radio show on Newstalk 610 out of Niagra Falls. Summary: Dave McMahon hosts a talk radio show dedicated to dogs. He has hosted various dog talk radio shows since 1991 and appears to … Continue reading Dog Talk with Dave McMahon
Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over thirty years. She started with classical dog training, using choke chains and corrections. Eventually she realized “The Power of Positive Dog Training” and wanted to share this with the world. Summary: I recently wrote a blog post of the same name as this book. In general, … Continue reading The Power of Positive Dog Training (book) by Pat Miller
Scent Work or Nose Work is a sport where dogs get to use their best sense, their nose. This sport was inspired by canine detection dogs which have been used by the military and police forces for many years. What: Scent Work / Nose Work Description: Dogs use their nose to detect odors and notify … Continue reading Scent Work / Nose Work