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Dog Works Radio Show 2017 season line-up

A new season of the Dog Works Radio Show is starting in March 2017 and we will be covering these  topics. If you would like to learn about something else, please let us know and we will do our best to cover it too. You can send comments, show requests …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part III

By Robert Forto Skinner, Keller, and Schoenfeld B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) continued the work that Thorndike started.  He was the leading advocate of a more modern version of Thorndike’s Law of Effect, which states, “The frequency of a behavior increases or decreases according to the result it [the behavior] produces.” When …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part II

By Robert Forto Pavlov, Thorndike, and Watson Many attribute the beginning point of modern theories of behavior to Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936).  A Russian physiologist, and Nobel Prize winner, Pavlov studied digestion in dogs.  While conducting this research he observed his canine subjects salivating before the food was presented.  Pavlov reasoned …

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The Truth About Dogs with Bite Histories

  By Robert Forto  It is always something that most dog owners have in the back of their minds – the horror of finding out, either first or secondhand, that your dog has bitten someone.  In some cases you know that it is a possibility, in other cases you are …

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What are your looking for?

What are you looking to get out of your dog training experience? Have you ever considered taking a dog training class without your dog? Have you consulted a trainer prior to chosing a new dog/puppy? 1. obedience 2. control 3. friendship 4. respect 5. manners 6. handling skills 7. partnership …

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Therapy Dog Dream Teams

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your local community. There are many ways to volunteer but one in particular that seems to be very popular today is volunteering as a Therapy Team with your dog. At Alaska Dog Works, we get countless calls and inquiries monthly regarding …

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Nine to Five Schedule

If you are trying to housebreak a dog, it is essential to make special arrangements in order to allow the dog to relieve himself in the middle of the day. Until the dog is at least seven months, he will not be able to contain himself inside the crate for …

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Verbal Commands In Housebreaking

During the housebreaking/paper training stages, reward your dog with praise when he relieves himself in the area you have chosen. To help him understand what is expected of him at that moment, begin to associate a command with the act of relieving himself. This will also help speed up the …

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