Calming signals

Calming signals

Image by/from Nishi.LovesBeesCalming signals is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to describe the signals used by dogs to communicate with each other. According to Rugaas, there are at least 30 calming signals. The type of signals a dog uses depends...

Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is a US-based 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization that trains and provides assistance dogs. As of 2018, it has placed over 6,000 assistance dogs with recipients at no charge. Canine Companions for Independence was founded in Santa...
Clicker training

Clicker training

Image by/from Elf (Ellen Levy Finch) at en.wikipediaClicker training is a nickname given to an animal training method based on a bridging stimulus (the clicker) in operant conditioning. The system uses conditioned reinforcers, which a trainer can deliver more quickly...
Crate training

Crate training

Image by/from The original uploader was Elf at English Wikipedia.Crate training is the process of teaching a pet to accept a dog crate or cage as a familiar and safe location. Advocates claim that dogs are den-dwelling animals and that a crate can become a den...
Detection dog

Detection dog

Image by/from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. LawlorA detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband...
Dog aggression

Dog aggression

Image by/from U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger. Postwork by DoveDog aggression expressed by dogs is considered to be normal behaviour and various types of aggression are influenced by a dog’s environment and genetic predisposition. Dogs commonly display...