Category Archives: Behavior Science, and Signal Training

Articles and videos of Jenny’s animal training performances and humane education programs.

Tether training by Jenny Ruth Yasi

Teaching your dog to relax on leash, play nicely with other dogs,  settle in one place, relax around distractions, begins with tether training. The simple training principles apply not only to tether training, but also to training any cue. Start … Continue reading

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A poop talk

People don’t always like to talk about poop. But it’s not a great idea to overlook it, either. Continue reading

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“Luring” versus “Clicker training”

If you want to teach your dog a language, with many cues and behaviors, it is a bad idea to teach foundation behaviors with a lure Continue reading

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Six Ways to Prevent “Surprise Aggression” with your dog.

Six ways to prevent “surprise aggression” with your dog. Give your dog lots of opportunities to blow off steam with physical exertion. Fenced in yard, dog park, on dragged long line, dog daycare Give your dog plenty of time alone … Continue reading

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Fleas and Thanks You

As an organic grower, I very rarely put pesticides in my garden (exception made for wasp nests), and as an herbalist, I avoid putting pharmaceutical chemicals in my body. As a dog trainer who enjoys a snuggly dog or two … Continue reading

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Stubborn Dogs

  Do you have a stubborn dog? The reason I ask is because so many people tell me they have a stubborn dog. I also hear about dogs who are lazy, not toy driven or not interested in food, aggressive, … Continue reading

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Seven ways to prevent “surprise aggression” with your dog

Dog ownership is risky. Here’s how to minimize the risk. Continue reading

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