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Dog Class: Heeling

Dog Class: Heeling

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In our class, we use all of the attention exercises—various sit exercises, come when called, and a variety of focused walking games, and apply them to everyday situations.

Yellow Lab Goes Through The Learn to Earn Program

Yellow Lab Goes Through The Learn to Earn Program

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Here is a video showing a yellow lab going through Dr. Yin’s version of the Learn to Earn program, which is designed to develop leadership skills in humans and impulse control in dogs.

Guinea Pig Socialization

Guinea Pig Socialization

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In this video, Dr Sophia Yin demonstrates what she did to socialize her 7 week old foster guinea pigs. This method will also work for any small animal.

How to Train a Dog to Play Fetch

How to Train a Dog to Play Fetch

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Here is a video demonstrating how to teach a dog to play fetch. This systematic method works well for dogs who do not like to pick things up or hold things in their mouth.

Teaching a Dog to Sit Politely Rather than Jump

Teaching a Dog to Sit Politely Rather than Jump

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Here is a video demonstrating how to teach a dog to sit politely rather than jump up when you are sitting on the couch. This can transfer into having the dog sit politely for permission to jump into your lap, instead of just leaping on you when you least expect it.

Capturing a Behavior: Training a Lioness to Present Her Side

Capturing a Behavior: Training a Lioness to Present Her Side

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Here is a video showing how some behaviors can be trained by capturing, then shaping. This lioness would rub her cheek against the bars when the trainer blew on her, so this behavior was captured then shaped into eventually presenting her side to the trainer (for blood draw).

Training a Lion - Head Turn

Training a Lion - Head Turn

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Here’s a video on training a lion to lay calmly and turn his head 90ª away. Watch how this behavior is shaped.

Training a Dog to Clean Up His Toys

Training a Dog to Clean Up His Toys

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Training a dog to clean up his toys is simple, especially if the dog already knows how to fetch. Watch as Jonesy learns to put his toys into a box.

Teaching a Cat to Be Quiet

Teaching a Cat to Be Quiet

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Teaching a cat to be quiet can be as simple as rewarding quiet behavior. Watch how Dante the Bengal cat learns that meowing does not get him what he wants, but quiet behavior does.