Entries by Marra

Crash Test Doggies!?

I just came across this amazing research and testing site that shows what happens when a car is in a 50km/h collision. They’ve got slow mo’ video of harnesses and crates, and of course the hapless crash test doggies (not real dogs, obviously). Please don’t watch if you are prone to anxiety. 🙂 Centre for […]

Loose leash walking tips

I will be developing a couple of online dog training courses shortly. One of them will help you through the intensive first stages of this high-level skill. Loose leash walking needs to become your obsession for at least 7 days to develop the skills and transfer them into every day life. Here’s a great short […]

The training terminology dilemma

I read a lot of training information, particularly the science-based operant conditioning stuff. As with many “new” areas of discovery, our language did not come pre-populated with words that fit the new concepts. Old words have been given new, specific meanings in order for the scientists to communicate effectively. Imporant examples are the crucial terms […]