Food Aggression: Ben Guards the Food Bowl

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Food aggression is a common problem among dogs. Ben the golden retriever is very possessive of his food and has bitten his owner in the past. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin uses several common approaches of fixing his aggression before finding one that works. Share358TweetPin11RedditEmail369 Shares

Dog Nail Trim: Training a Dog to Enjoy Toenail Trims

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Many people dread the dog nail trim, since a lot of dogs dislike having it done. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin and her assistant are able to work together to teach this dog that nail trims equal treats! Share631TweetPin112RedditEmail743 Shares

How Dogs Learn: Shaping Zoe into a Box

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Have you ever wondered how dogs learn? Operant conditioning, or trial and error learning, is one way in which dogs learn new behaviors. In this video, Dr Sophia Yin trains her australian cattle dog, Zoe, to put two feet into a box. Watch how Zoe figures out what to do! Share168TweetPin3RedditEmail171 Shares

Manners Minder: Train Good Behavior at the Door

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Does your dog dart outside when you open the front door to let a guest in? The Manners Minder was developed to train good behavior at the door. This overview of the Manners Minder shows how it can be used to develop better door manners in your dog. Share6TweetPinRedditEmail6 Shares

Shaping Behaviors: Teach Your Dog to Somersault

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Want to teach your dog a fun trick that most dogs won’t know? Teach your dog to somersault! Using a target and some tasty treats, Zoe the australian cattle dog learns how to do a somersault. Share10TweetPinRedditEmail10 Shares

Training a Dog to Heel: Jonesy Heels for Toy

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Training a dog to heel when there are distractions can be a difficult task, so its important to use everything the dog finds motivating as a reward. Here, Jonesy the Jack Russell Terrier has learned that he must heel in order to get what he wants: the TOY! Share22TweetPinRedditEmail22 Shares

Dog Gets Kleenex: Jonesy Says Gesundheit

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Dog Gets Kleenex: Jonesy Says Gesundheit is a cute example of a trick that can be shaped. If your dog already knows how to fetch, substituting a kleenex and adding a cue is simple. ShareTweetPinRedditEmail0 Shares

Low Stress Dog Restraint: Standing to Lateral

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Veterinarians and technicians who learn low stress dog restraint have happier patients who are more likely to enjoy their vet visits. This video shows just one of many techniques outlined in Dr Sophia Yin’s Low Stress Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats textbook. Share401TweetPinRedditEmail401 Shares