So what does positive reinforcement have to do with voting during an election? Well, in theory, voting should be inherently reinforcing because we should feel motivated to participate in our democracy. But we all know this isn’t the case. Our lack of motivation is proof that the need is really that immediate—it’s direct reinforcement that modifies behavior.
If you are a dog owner, I’m sure you know the overwhelming feeling of wandering through the aisles of a pet supply store, or pouring over the thousands of options for collars, leashes, and harnesses online. Well, those days are over, because we have done the work for you! Here's a helpful list of dog collars, leashes, and harnesses for dogs that we have put to the test.
Play is one of the best ways to bond with your dog, build trust, and tire that pooch out so you can both snuggle up and watch Netflix. Of course, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to play, so read on to ensure you are providing your dog with the best forms of play. These games are guaranteed to enrich your dog's life and build your relationship!
One recommendation I make to most of my clients is to find a way to incorporate puzzle toys into their dogs daily life. Ideally, every dog owner should have a few different types of puzzle toys, and for their dogs to only be fed via these delightful little enrichment devices. Why? It's like free training! All you have to do it fill it up, give it to your dog, and like magic your dog gets mental enrichment and physical stimulation without you having to do anything but watch and be entertained. As a trainer, I am very thankful so many companies have developed so many types of puzzle toys.
In her book My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? animal behaviorist, Turid Rugaas (who hails from Norway) offers an easy peasy training plan that will stop your dog from dislocating your shoulder every time you take them outside to pee. You'll learn Turid's method to train your dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash using the solid understanding of why dogs pull to overcome the problem.