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  1. Training methods and owner–dog interactions: Links with dog behaviour and learning ability

    Contributor(s):: Rooney, Nicola Jane, Cowan, Sarah

    The methods by which owners train their pet dogs range widely, with some exclusively using rewards, and others using a combination, or only punishment-based methods. This paper examines links between the way in which owners reported to have trained their dogs and observations of the dogs’...

  2. Can attention be taught? Interspecific attention by dogs (Canis familiaris) performing obedience tasks

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Candaten, Matteo, Marinelli, Lieta

    In the context of dog training it would be of utmost importance to understand the mechanisms that control how attention to humans is allocated by dogs, and how this can be modified by training. This study aimed at characterising the patterns of attention paid to their handler by dogs with...

  3. The effect of reward-handler dissociation on dogs’ obedience performance in different conditions

    Contributor(s):: Gerencsér, Linda, Kosztolányi, András, Delanoeije, Joni, Miklósi, Ádám

    Dogs’ responsiveness to instructions of the handler is known to be influenced by several factors. In this study we examined whether reward-handler dissociation has an effect on the obedience performance of family dogs with basic training history. We looked at situations involving human–dog...

  4. Washington 4-H dog obedience project (phase 1)

    Contributor(s):: James E. Havens, Lynn Lucas Jones

    A well-trained, obedient dog is a source of pride and satisfaction. A good dog is more likely to find acceptance by neighbors in the community. A disobedient, uncontrolled dog can be a worry and a concern. He can be a liability to his owner as we 11 as a nuisance to the neighbors.Training in...

  5. Examining the relationship between puppy raisers and guide dogs in training

    Contributor(s):: Jamie Lynne Fratkin

    Dogs play a unique role in the lives of humans. Many people form positive relationships with dogs but some do not. In working dogs, the relationship that dogs form with humans is particularly important due to the trust people need to put in their dogs. The aim of this dissertation was examine the...

  6. Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters

    Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays

    Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...

  7. Assistance Canine Training Services (ACTS)

    Doing business as Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.), the Nathaniel J. Williams Foundation was founded with a mission of training service dogs for people with physical disabilities, and therapy dogs for professionals working with people who may benefit from animal assisted therapy.In...

  8. Feb 20 2016

    Southern California Pet Expo

    The Annual SoCal Pet Expo is expected to be bigger and better than ever! This year's event will include tons of exhibitors, giveaways, adoption events, vaccinations, free nail trims, agility...

  9. Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole

    Contributor(s):: Megan Parker

    Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...

  10. Oct 24 2015

    Vet Med Expo & Open House

    Spend a fun-filled morning at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The morning events include exhibits, demonstrations by obedience and herding dogs,...

  11. Individuality as Reliability: A Dog Trainer's Guide to Nietzsche

    Contributor(s):: Havas, Randall

  12. Apr 25 2015

    Phoenix Pet Expo

    At the two day event, there will be tons of exhibitors, fabulous prize giveaways, a mega-adoption event, discounted vaccinations, free nail trims, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, book...

  13. TheraPets of the Roanoke Valley, Inc.

    TheraPets of the Roanoke Valley, Inc. is a nonprofit group made up of nationally registered  Pet Partner Teams. A Pet Partner Team consists of a handler and a pet. Click here for more information about  Pet Partners. Our teams volunteer at local hospitals, schools, scout groups, nursing...

  14. Ownership and Justice for Animals

    Contributor(s):: Cochrane, Alasdair

  15. Canines 4 Hope

    Canines 4 Hope, located in Palm City, Palm Beach County, South Florida is a certified Service Dog and Dog Obedience Training Academy specializing in personalized dog training for Service Dogs, Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Alert Dogs nationwide for over 20 years!

  16. Pawsitive Partners

    Pawsitive Partners is a positive training company that focuses on strengthening the relationship between you and your dog, no matter what the problem, through communication and an individualized training program. Specializing in fearful and reactive dogs, Pawsitive Partners stays on top of the...

  17. Pawsibilities Unleashed

    Pawsibilities Unleashed provides therapy dogs, service dogs, obedience and leadership training, aggressive and fearful dog rehabilitation, therapy and service dog training, and other therapy assistance to community members. Pawsibilities Unleashed specializes in service dogs for children.

  18. The quality of the relation between handler and military dogs influences efficiency and welfare of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Over the last 10 years, the influence of the dog–owner relationship on dog behaviour has received growing attention, unlike the working dog handler's relationship. Using a questionnaire addressed to the 430 dog handlers of the Belgian army in 2001 (303 respondents), this study...

  19. Efficiency of working dogs undergoing a new human familiarization and training program

    | Contributor(s):: Haverbeke, Anouck, Messaoudi, Frédéric, Depiereux, Eric, Stevens, Miguel, Giffroy, Jean-Marie, Diederich, Claire

  20. Dog training as a violence prevention tool for at-risk adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Zasloff, R. L., Hart, L. A., Weiss, J. M.

    Humane education programs often target at-risk children and seek to teach empathy and gentleness with animals, but few of these have been assessed. This prospective, longitudinal study examined the effects of "Teaching Love and Compassion" (TLC), a humane education program employing educational...