What are biofeedback mechanisms and how can you apply them to behaviour problems?

The biofeedback model is a brain baby of Dr. Karen Overall. It works on the theory that you can use body movements to trigger certain physiological states. The most obvious example of this is teaching a hip popped down or ‘settle’ or using Dr. Karen Overall’s relaxation protocol.  I love this method of training because …

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Improvement with your Dogs

Improvement with your Dogs It’s easy to think that your dog trainer’s dogs were born perfect. Very often the things we post on social media focus on the good, describe improvements and are generally focussed on the good things about our dogs. With this in mind, I’m writing this blog post to try and help …

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New Year, New… Dog?

So, 2018 has arrived, I hope you all saw in the New Year in style and wish the best for you and your loved ones. I’m sorry to add another ‘New Year, New Me’ social media post, but hopefully this one has a bit of a twist. The majority of these New Year posts focus on …

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Premack Principle

In keeping with last week’s blog post about how to fit more training into a busy schedule, I thought I’d attempt to write about the Premack Principle. This principle was the work of David Premack, who originally used it to work with great apes. I personally found this concept very difficult to get my head …

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Woof!

This is a test blog post.