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Let’s Talk Positive Reinforcement

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA We’re going to delve a little into science today and talk about operant conditioning and positive reinforcement. One of the major learning theories is Operant Conditioning. …

Celebrate Small Successes

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA We live in an instant gratification world. If we want information, we pull out our phone and Google it. Want to order something? Amazon Prime gets …

Don’t Be a Cue Nagger!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA Has a friend or family member ever nagged you to do something? Wasn’t it frustrating? How much worse was it when you didn’t really understand what …

ClickerExpo 2019

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA “Our goal should be to become partners with our dogs…not just teach them something.” -Ken Ramirez Gillian and I attended ClickerExpo in Portland, Oregon last week. …