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Perros y niños

Por Emily Larlham Traducción Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com Sentada en una habitación llena de embarazadas con sus maridos en un hospital local de San Diego, California, momentos antes de escuchar una lectura de Madeline Gabriel, “Perros y Niños: Evitemos Riesgos”, pensaba para mis adentros, “Seguro que todo esto me lo sé”. Chico, estaba equivocada. Desearía […]

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Añadir o cambiar una señal oral

Por Emily Larlham Traducción Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com Para mí, añadir o cambiar una señal oral sigue el mismo método de adiestramiento que la retirada del señuelo o el target (diana) utilizando el juego “¿Qué fue lo último que hiciste?” que se explicaba en el artículo anterior. También puedes hacerlo en pequeños pasos al principio […]

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Retirando los señuelos

Por Emily Larlham Traducción Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com Retirar el señuelo, o enseñar a tu perro a ofrecer un comportamiento sin agitar un premio frente a su nariz puede parecer una tarea difícil si no lo has hecho antes. Sin embargo, una vez hayas sorteado el primer obstáculo de la dependencia de tu perro a […]

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25 dog and puppy training tips

Treat deliveries

By Emily Larlham Train each type of treat delivery as a behavior unto itself, before adding them into training sessions.  For example: To throw a treat at a dog’s face for him to catch when he is not expecting it can be very punishing and distract from the training task, even if the dog does […]

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El problema de ignorar sin más los comportamientos indeseados

Por Emily Larlham Traducción: Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com  Nunca deberías ignorar los comportamientos indeseados de tu cachorro o perro si estos son autoreforzantes. Esto es porque al ponerlos en práctica, si los encuentra reforzantes, será más probable que los repita en un futuro. Repitiendo el comportamiento “indeseado” se crea un historial de reforzamiento, teniendo más […]

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Cambia tu forma de pensar de “No me gusta” a “Necesito trabajar en”

Por Emily Larlham Traducción: Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com  “No existen los malos perros, solo perros que necesitan más guía y más adiestramiento” Recientemente me preguntaron: “Si no usas correcciones, ¿qué haces cuando tu perro hace algo que no te gusta? Y me quedé sorprendida porque no se me ocurría ni una sola cosa en ese […]

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Enseñar a un perro que vive fuera a estar tranquilo dentro de casa

By Emily Larlham Traducción: Virginia Millares – www.damelapatita.com Puede que hayas adoptado un cachorro de un hogar donde estaba acostumbrado a vivir fuera, o quizás hayas decidido que tu perro viva dentro ahora. Una respuesta totalmente normal de un cachorro o incluso de un perro adulto que raramente ha estado en el interior de una […]

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What to use as reinforcement

by Emily Larlham Food: Keep your dog’s treats as healthy as you can.  Real meat is a great treat because it is healthy and easy to swallow quickly.  Less healthy treats are tiny bits of cheese, hot dog, bread and other table scraps. Find out which treats are the most and the least reinforcing for […]

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What to do if your puppy bites you OUTSIDE of a training session

By Emily Larlham Every time a puppy is reinforced for putting teeth on human skin, a bite-reinforcement history is being created.  Take mouthing seriously and make sure you do not reinforce it!  Ignoring biting is a bad idea because it is self-reinforcing! There are many ways to stop biting from being reinforced.  Use your judgment […]

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Socializing Tips – our world can be a scary place!

By Emily Larlham The world can be a scary place for a young puppy.  This is especially the case if the breeder or previous caregiver did not take the litter of puppies out-and-about in the company of their own mother and littermates in order to socialize them to everything they will see and hear in […]

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Dogs and Babies

by Emily Larlham Sitting in a room full of pregnant women and their husbands in a local hospital in San Diego, California, just moments before hearing Madeline Gabriel’s lecture, “Dogs and Babies: Play It Safe,” I thought to myself, “I am sure I know all of this stuff! “  Boy, was I wrong. I wish […]

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Adding a verbal cue or changing a cue

Adding a verbal cue or changing a cue

by Emily Larlham For me, adding a verbal cue and changing a cue follow the exact same training method as fading a food lure or a target using the “What did you do last?” game as explained in the previous training tip.  You can also add a verbal cue or change a cue by fading […]

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Fading a lure

by Emily Larlham Fading a lure, or teaching your dog to offer a behavior without having a treat waved in front of his face can seem like a daunting task if you have never done it before.  However, once you have gotten over the first hurdle of your dog’s dependency on the treat lure for […]

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The problem with just ignoring unwanted behaviors

by Emily Larlham You should never ignore behaviors your dog or puppy does that you find “undesirable” if the behaviors are self-reinforcing.  This is because by practicing the behaviors the dog will find them reinforcing and be more likely to continue doing them in the future.  By repetition the “undesired” behavior attains a reinforcement history, […]

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