Browsing Archive: December, 2017

Grooming Positively with Chase N Chomp Sticky Bone

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Grooming 

Teaching Your Dog to Enjoy Being Brushed

Dogs don't come naturally loving the grooming process. We need to make a really good positive association with all aspects of the process from combing, to brushing, to bathing to drying and everything in between.
In the video below, Ruby is happily licking cream cheese out of the Chase N Chomp Sticky Bone toy while her human combs out her back end.
Brief, successful sessions are far more effective than trying to brush out the entire dog at once. We did...
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Treat or Reinforcer?

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Sunday, December 3, 2017, In : Using Food in Dog Training 


Two of the Definitions of Treat as found both in Miriam Webster and Oxford Dictionaries
a: to provide with free food, drink, or entertainment 

b: to provide with enjoyment or gratification.

There are many definitions of the word “treat” including to pay for someone’s meal or to treat a patient, to treat a person badly or well.

When working with dogs, it’s my belief most people have hesitation or objection to using food as it’s immediately thought of as definition b: to provide with en...

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