• The Best Thing I Ever Taught My Dog

    1 month ago - By Eileen and Dogs

    Bold claim, eh? But almost 10 years later, I think I am safe making it. Clara learned other things, like how to be around people other myself, that were more important. But those things were either trained directly by or supervised by my phenomenal trainer. This one I thought up and executed myself, and it has paid off ever since.
    I classically conditioned Summer's barking to predict puppy Clara's favorite treat, which was spray cheese. That stuff is still very high on the list, so high I learned to make a substitute when I could no longer get it.
    I did this conditioning because I was...
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