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Distress and Fear In Animals! You Cannot Train Out Fear!

Distress and Fear In Animals! You Cannot Train Out Fear!

Ponderings
Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing's paper, "Distress in Animals: Is it Fear, Pain or Physical Stress?", reviews the most current...
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Defining Dominance Theory

Defining Dominance Theory

Ponderings
According to DogNostics Career Center (2018), dominance theory is used within the same species to predict the winner of a...
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​The Five Freedoms or Should I Say Several Ponderings!

​The Five Freedoms or Should I Say Several Ponderings!

Mentoring
In the past, the concept of the Five Freedoms has been considered the gold standard of animal welfare that falls...
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Stress Busting Tips for Humans and Pets!

Stress Busting Tips for Humans and Pets!

Pet Owners
What is Stress? "Any intrinsic or extrinsic stimulus that evokes a biological response is known as stress" - Yaribeygi, H.,...
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The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need!

The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need!

Ponderings
The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable:  An Urgent Need for a Return to Civility! This article was written...
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​Scientific Method – What is it and how can or should trainers be using it?

​Scientific Method – What is it and how can or should trainers be using it?

Dog Trainers
Scientific Method! The scientific method is a process by which we systematically advance our understanding of the world. True scientists...
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Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

Grow your business
There is much chatter within the pet industry about transparency, competency and accountability amongst professionals. Let’s take a look at...
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POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!

POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!

Dog Trainers
By Louise Stappleton-Frappell A short excerpt from DogNostics' Pet Dog Solutions online Program - Your Guide to Positive Socialization What is...
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​Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior?

​Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior?

Mentoring
Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior? Do you embark on private discussions with a co-worker where the...
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