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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training Hannah Branigan

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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

    #143: Can You Reinforce Fear?

    #143: Can You Reinforce Fear?

    In this episode, we discuss can you reinforce fear?, have you heard that you shouldn't console your frightened dog, that might "reinforce" the fear? (That's kind of unempathetic, isn't it?), and the more progressive message to dog owners is that you can't reinforce fear, because fear is an emotion.
    But, for the true behavior nerds though, it might be fun to go a little deeper?, what is fear?, what is reinforcement?, the importance of looking at the function of behavior, what fear tells us about contingencies, what can we do about it?, and how I handle my personal dog's fear during thunderstorms.
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/143
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 30 min
    #142: Training Herding Skills with Claire Apple

    #142: Training Herding Skills with Claire Apple

    In this episode, we discuss what reinforcers are in play in herding behavior, marking and rewarding the dog for the human's behavior, training skills out of context, the heretical use of food during herding, switching reinforcement, and behaviors you can train at home to prepare for your herding lesson (when you don't have sheep of your own).
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/142
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 1 hr
    #141: Learning and Memory in Dog Training with Marsha Penner

    #141: Learning and Memory in Dog Training with Marsha Penner

    In this episode, we discuss what dog trainers need to know about memory, the fun mashup between neuroscience and behavior, how positive associations spread through neural networks, and wanting vs. liking.
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/141
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #140: Reinforcement for Gun Dogs

    #140: Reinforcement for Gun Dogs

    In this episode, we discuss what reinforcers are in play when training and working with hunting dogs, working with behaviors when the reinforcers might be hiding out in a bush where you can't control them, and strategies for breaking down critical distractions for gun dog training.
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/140
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 48 min
    #139: Constructional Aggression Treatment

    #139: Constructional Aggression Treatment

    In this episode, we discuss what is Constructional Aggression Treatment, what makes it constructional, how this approach is different from other aggression treatment protocols, how CAT deals with the function of aggressive behavior, some common misconceptions trainers may have about CAT, changing emotional behaviors by changing contingencies, how CAT makes use of clicker training principles, and making ethical choices in training, particularly in the use of negative reinforcement.
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/139
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #138: Should Dog Training Be Regulated? with Bradley Phifer

    #138: Should Dog Training Be Regulated? with Bradley Phifer

    In this episode, we discuss the process of certifying professional dog trainers, as the CCPDT sees it, the advantages of certification, where the CCPDT stands on regulation in the training industry, and why and what they are doing about it.
    For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/138
    This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

    • 49 min

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