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Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, July 14th, 2019 at 5:51pm
"Instead of thinking about learning curves, it would be more productive to think of them as 'teaching curves.' That is, the interaction of the learner, the teacher, and the teaching program. Thus, learners that do not learn--or learn slowly with a given program--might learn quickly with another program, or a different teacher in the same program. In fact, if all the relevant variables are right, learning only requires one reinforcement." ~ Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, July 14th, 2019 at 1:37pm
"Correct behavior is not simply what remains when erroneous behavior has been chipped away." B.F. Skinner, on errorless learning
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, July 13th, 2019 at 9:30pm
No means no.
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Heads up if you give your dog pig ears!
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindTuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:13am
This should be required reading for all pup parents!

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Thank you for all the invaluable training! It was wonderful to have you work with us here in our home. You’ve given us so much great information, and more importantly, the confidence to do this!

K.L., Sumner, WA

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“Karen is an encourager. She has amazing expertise, is very calm, reads things well, is patient, and really nurtures human-canine relationships.”

E.A., Kapowsin, WA

Karen is helping us understand and work through our puppy’s anxiety and resource guarding. She possesses a calm confidence and vast knowledge about all things canine and gave us hope that our puppy can become a calm and happy adult. We highly recommend Karen to anyone who has a dog, no matter what age or stage of life.

H.O., Lakewood, WA

Karen is AMAZING, and we trust her completely! Our dog loves her and has come so far with her. We will continue to work with Karen–she is simply the best!

K.M., Lake Tapps, WA

Karen is simply amazing! My puppy and I love attending her classes and will only take classes from her. I HIGHLY recommend her!

J.A., Puyallup, WA

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