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I decided a while back to teach my dogs to cross their paws as a trick. I followed the instructions on one of Emily Larlham’s excellent videos: Dog Tricks Tutorial: Cross Your Paws. But I didn’t end up making the neat, quick progression shown in the movie…
Bloopers are cute--but why did the wrong behaviors stick around so long?
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Join Me on DogRead!

I am privileged to have been invited to be a featured author on the Yahoo group DogRead, the original cyber book club. I’ll be answering questions about my book, Remember Me: Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, from January 16th…
Eileen Anderson on DogRead January 16, 2015 - January 31, 2015
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The Dog's Choice (Choice Part 2)

This is a followup to my previous post, “Not All ‘Choices’ Are Equal.” “Choice” has become such a warm fuzzy buzzword that I hesitate to use it anymore. Yet it stands to reason that animals in our care benefit from being able to make choices and act on…
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Which books are essential for this dog training writer?
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Firecrackers and fireworks can be scary for your dog. How you can start preparing now for New Year's Eve.
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Great post on training deaf dogs by Blanche Axton. http://eileenanddogs.com/2015/11/23/training-deaf-dogs-blanche-axton/
Blanche Axton describes her common-sense approach with deaf dogs and why she doesn't use vibration collars.
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My book on canine cognitive dysfunction and dementia is out, available now on Kindle! Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and tips for taking care of a dog with dementia. http://www.amazon.com/Remember-Me-Loving-Cognitive-Dysfunction-ebook/dp/B018224Y5Y/
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“The dog decides what is reinforcing.” Positive reinforcement trainers frequently say that to their human students.  What they mean is that people can easily be mistaken about whether something constitutes reinforcement. For instance, we may think…
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Thank you to Go Pet Friendly for thePet Blogger Challenge. This is the second time I’ve participated. I did the Challenge in 2013 when I had only been blogging for about 6 months. Now that it’s been 3 1/2 years, I feel like doing it again! I look forward…
Thank you to Go Pet Friendly for thePet Blogger Challenge. This is the second time I’ve participated. I did the Challenge in 2013 when I had only been blogging for about 6 months. Now that it’s been 3 1/2 years, … Continue reading →
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Did it ever turn out that your dog's cue for a behavior was not what you thought it was? http://eileenanddogs.com/2015/12/30/cues-duration-distance-distraction/
We don't always know what the real cue to a behavior is, and Eileen's dogs can prove it.
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What if the cue for your dog's behavior is not what you think it is? This can lead to all sorts of misunderstandings. http://eileenanddogs.com/2015/12/30/cues-duration-distance-distraction/
We don't always know what the real cue to a behavior is, and Eileen's dogs can prove it.
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My book on canine cognitive dysfunction is on sale at half price for 12 more hours on US Amazon. Currently #1 Kindle book in caregiving; #8 in dogs. http://amazon.com/dp/B018224Y5Y 
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I work for a non profit that helps impoverished women get health care.
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My music studies, growing up in an auditory family, and valuing communication have made me a good listener. In addition I can write, program, manage databases, keep books, fix computers, and am generally friendly with anything that involves numbers or language.
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Passionate, committed, amateur dog trainer. I use the Humane Hierarchy to make decisions about training methods.
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I'm from California originally and have made a wonderful life in the mid southern United States. Interests are dog training, teaching and learning, and making technology accessible for lay people. 
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I may be the only person who got into a master's program in engineering (and finished!) with an undergraduate degree in music.
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