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Lindsay Gaudet
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Three Steps To Raising A Living Being from Baby to Adult
1. Supervise and manage their environment to prevent them from doing things that you do not want them to build into habit. 2. Teach them the things that you do want them to learn how to do.  Attempting to teach them not to do an unwanted behaviour doesn't u...

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Our Boogey Man Toolbox
Running/chase (play) Soccer (play w/ toy) Pepperoni (food) Chuck-it disc (toy) Floppy ball (toy) String cheese (food) Undercover bitey hands (play) Fleece tug (toy) Rollover (food) Chest scratches/face rubs (play) Tennis ball (toy) Freeze dried liver (food)...

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Monthly Assessments
I just finished listening to an episode of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Podcast interviewing USDAA Worlds Team Coach Loretta Mueller .  In it, Loretta talks about how she raises puppies, and how she tries to take a fresh look at her new dogs on a monthly ba...

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"If you are punishing an unwanted behavior, there is a desirable behavior you should be rewarding much more." I don't (intentionally) use positive punishment in my training, but this applies to negative punishment as well.  I'm just posting it as a good rem...

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Ida may have more negative feelings about the car than I realised.  Today we started with our car desense program.  I thought we'd start with just hopping into the backseat and eating a salmon skin roll, something she doesn't get often and (supposedly) high...

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Ida went for a walk yesterday.
A tail-up-and-wagging-sniffing-the-good-things-on-the-ground kind of walk. A responding-to-her-name-eating-treats-not-panicking-by-cars-driving-by kind of walk. A trying-to-greet-everyone-we-walked-past-walking-on-a-loose-leash-while-going-home kind of walk...

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A small celebration
Tonight was our last agility class for a while.  We're taking a break to decompress, to build better engagement, and to work on desensitisation to the car.  It was our last class for a while, but we could not have ended it better.  I'm posting this so that ...

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Fear, Anxiety, "Stress", and Trigger Stacking
I started this post months ago, and then got distracted, but I feel like it is something important and not talked about enough. It's not really recognized well among dog training resources, but I think that there is a difference Everything is a little bit s...

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The Dog In Front of You - A reminder
I don't know if it's just getting familiar with the space, or if it is the meds, but Ida was a rock star in agility last night.  She played with toys (which I paired with food to help build that drive some more), she ran right past me, she jumped up on the ...

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It has been two weeks of medication.  We're still going to class (the last one is tomorrow).  Ida is happier at class, quieter in her crate, less concerned with what other dogs are doing, and much, much happier actually in the ring. At home - where she was ...
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