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  1. Commentary: Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Sargisson, Ian G. McLean

  2. Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement

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    | Contributor(s):: Lucy China, Daniel S. Mills, Jonathan J. Cooper

    We assessed the efficacy of dog training with and without remote electronic collarscompared to training with positive reinforcement. A total of 63 dogs with knownoff-lead behavioral problems such as poor recall were allocated to one of three traininggroups (each n = 21), receiving up to...

  3. Using Training Techniques | Ryan Matthews | TEDxAlmansorPark

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan Matthews

    From elite Army working dog handler to celebrity dog trainer to several near-death experiences, Ryan Matthews discovered that applying his dog training methodology, RTCR, helped him bridge the gap from extensive trauma to a joyous, fulfilling life. Ryan Matthews invites you into the mind of a...

  4. Negotiation expert: Lessons from my horse | Margaret Neale | TEDxStanford

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    | Contributor(s):: Margaret Neale

    Co-author of Getting (More of) What You Want, award winning researcher and management professor Margaret Neale admits she doesn’t always take her own advice. In an honest talk about her personal experience, and based on her philosophy that “you can’t force someone to say...

  5. A Biosemiotic Perspective on Reward-Based Animal Training Techniques

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    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Lewis

    In this paper, I examine the way humans interact with domestic companion animals, with a focus on ‘positive reward-based training’ methods, particularly for dogs. From a biosemiotic perspective, I discuss the role of animal training in today’s society and examine what binary...

  6. An Analysis of Innovate Training with Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Raymond John Van Steyn

    The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland conducted a training program in 2014 to develop a gestural command for their dolphins called “innovate”. This training paradigm was developed to resemble the seminal research by Pryor, Haag and O’Reilly (1969), as well as more...

  7. Training a New Trick Using No-Reward Markers: Effects on Dogs' Performance and Stress Behaviors

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    | Contributor(s):: Naomi Rotenberg

    This study explored using no-reward markers (NRMs). Dogs were taught a novel trick. In the IG group dogs’ errors were ignored; in the NRM group they elicited a tone. Performance and stress were evaluated. IG dogs reached higher levels of performance, with no difference in the frequency of...

  8. Atlas Assistance Dogs

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    Atlas fundamentally expands access to assistance dogs. We support people with disabilities to train and certify their own service dog using positive, ethical training methods. At Atlas, we believe anyone who would benefit from a qualified assistance dog should be able to have one.

  9. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

  10. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni

  11. An Examination of Shaping with an African Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Dorey, Nicole R.

  12. Pawsitive Teams

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    Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...

  13. Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Accessibility of Dog Training Classes

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Harris, Tamsin Durston, Jake Flatman, Denise Kelly, Michelle Moat, Rahana Mohammed, Tracey Smith, MariaWickes, Melissa Upjohn, Rachel Casey

    Behaviour problems are amongst the most common reasons given for relinquishing dogs to rehoming centres. Some behaviour problems may be amenable to being tackled pre-emptively with classes educating owners on basic dog training and understanding behaviour; however, it is recognised that people...

  14. Prison Dog-Training Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Erich Yahner

    An annotated bibliography of relevant materials published between 1987 and 2019.

  15. Anti-Inflammatory State in Arabian Horses Introduced to the Endurance Training

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    | Contributor(s):: OlgaWitkowska-Piłaszewicz, Piotr Baska, Michał Czopowicz, Magdalena Zmigrodzka, Ewa Szarska, Jarosław Szczepaniak, Zuzanna Nowak, Anna Winnicka, Anna Cywinska

    Development of an anti-inflammatory state during physical training has been postulated in both human and equine athletes, but it is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether endurance training changes pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine profiles within a...

  16. The Idaho K-9 Academy

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    The Idaho K-9 Academy is a dog training program that is a part of the Snake River Animal Shelter's mission to keep dogs out of the shelter and in their homes. The program aims to help families and their pets have a better understanding of one another! We offer obedience training--basic to...

  17. Presence of Campylobacterjejuni and C. coli in Dogs under Training for Animal-Assisted Therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Varriale, L., Dipineto, L., Borrelli, L., Pace, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  18. Dog training intervention improves adaptive social communication skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder: A controlled crossover study

    | Contributor(s):: Ben-Itzchak, E., Zachor, D. A.

  19. K9s for Camo

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    Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.

  20. Sniffer Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Kayla Holland

    Sniffer dogs have worked alongside law enforcement officers, military units, border patrols and search and rescue teamss since the 1980s. There are two training locations for canines. One is located in Front Royal, Virginia. The headquarters of the Customs and Border Protection Canine Training...