Counter-Conditioning and Desensitization for Dogs (Part 3)

Last week I described the counter-condition and desensitization process (CC&DS). When is it the right approach, as opposed to addressing a problem with reward-based training? Deciding that an association is causing your dog to behave a certain way means making … Continue reading

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Counter-conditioning and Desensitization for Dogs (Part 1)

How do you un-ring Pavlov’s bell? We’ve all heard of Pavlov, his bell, and his dogs, but what did he really discover, and how does it apply to dog training? Ivan Pavlov noticed that the dogs that he was already … Continue reading

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