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Are Dogs Conscious?- What Self-Awareness Means in Training?

 Are Dogs Conscious?    When a butterfly lands on your sleeve, you stop to admire the colors and beauty.  When a puppy toddles over to sniff your hand, you talk to it and try to entice the puppy closer.  By choosing to engage the puppy but not the butterfly, people acknowledge that dogs make choices in their interactions.  People are firm …

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Desensitizing and Counter-conditioning

Desensitizing and Counter-conditioning

 Desensitizing and Counter-conditioning    At one point in time, I had a neurotic sheltie.  Some people might say that most shelties are neurotic, but you’ll soon see why this case was a misunderstanding.  Candy was afraid of everything; vacuums, carpeting, other dogs, and the entire contents of the outside world.  Fortunately, through using the slow and steady technique of counter-conditioning and …

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Dog Training Resources

Learning the Basics to Advanced Skills of the Science Technology of Behavior Change We are leading the dog industry in the right direction and getting away from using labels and constructs. Using words like “Dominant”, “stubborn”, or “Bad” are constructs that many use to describe our dogs. Behavior is a verb, it is not what our learners are it is what …

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Learn The Basics of Behavior A place for pet owners to learn more! Teaching dogs to solve problems is very important because it builds confidence and dogs learn to adapt to our ever changing environment. Here at Camp Ruff Ruff you will learn to instill behaviors, modify unwanted behaviors and learn to look at what function any behavior serves an animal. …

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Our Top Picks For Toughest, Durable Dog Toys For Heavy Chewers July 1, 2020 Our Top Picks For Toughest, Durable Dog Toys   Welcome to Camp Ruff Ruff’s website. We will like to share our experience with heavy dog chewers and toys. Many of us have met or owned dogs that just destroy all toys and many of these toys are …

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