Dogtraining

The Power of Reinforcement in Dog Training: Food or Toys?

 In the world of dog training, one of the most debated topics is the choice of reinforcement method. Should trainers rely on food treats, or are toys a better option? The discussion becomes even more nuanced when we consider the context of training detection dogs, where the stakes are high, and precision is paramount. To […]

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The use of bridge signals

As we delve into the fascinating world of dog training, our journey is enriched by the collective wisdom and experiences shared by our vibrant community. This exploration into bridge signals and keep-going signals (KGS) has not only illuminated the diverse methodologies employed by trainers but has also underscored the importance of effective communication between trainers

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Murphy’s law in detection training

 In the world of dog training for critical roles, every step is a dance between precision and adaptability. As a trainer with over 25 years of experience in special operations and training detection dogs, I’ve come to understand the profound importance of preparation and the true meaning of Murphy’s Law.  Murphy’s Law: A Lesson from

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Finding ‘Flow’ in dog training : A Journey Beyond the Ordinary

Finding ‘Flow’ in Dog Training: A Journey Beyond the Ordinary Have you ever found yourself so deeply immersed in an activity that the world around you seems to fade away? This experience, where every action and decision flows effortlessly from one to the next, is known as being in a ‘flow state’. In my decades of

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A transformation in training and management

A transformation in training and management  The landscape of people management and training in corporate settings and personal realms like dog training has undergone a significant transformation. Gone are the days when cursing, threatening, and negative reinforcement were the norms. Instead, there’s a growing recognition of the power of positive reinforcement – a technique not

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Dogs will not be replaced by robots

Many years ago, I started to bring specially trained dogs and sensors together in special operations. By using the best of two worlds, the intelligence, and skills of animals combined with the newest electronics like cameras and other sensors, we could successfully deploy dogs in difficult, high-risk scenarios. Now robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) become

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Expert coaching in the K9 world

It’s amazing to witness the growth and confidence that trainers experience as they overcome challenges and see their hard work pay off. Just like solving a puzzle, when all the pieces come together, a trainer’s confidence soars, and they embark on a transformative journey. As unwanted behaviors vanish and training skills sharpen, a beautiful human-animal

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Empowerment, Perseverance, Science, and Heart in Dog Training

The dog training world is a labyrinth of deep bonds, profound growth, and transformative lessons. It is a journey that is as challenging as it is rewarding. In my 25 years of experience working with dogs in special operations, I have learned that two fundamental pillars underpin every successful dog training journey: empowerment and perseverance.

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