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    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2015 8:35pm (Nov 9th 2015)
    My friend has just adopted a 7 year old staffy from Birmingham Dogs Home. They've called her Daphne and she was taken there as a stray. The whole family adore her (except the cat) and she is really well behaved - no mess in the house, loving and affectionate, and grateful for her home. So all good news!

    I have suggested to my friend that she do some training with her and tried to explain clicker training. Then I remembered that Red mentioned someone who posts tips on You Tube but I can't remember who it was to tell her who to look for! Can anyone else remember (and when I say anyone, I mean you Red!!) Or a good book / article to read?
    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2015 9:15pm (Nov 9th 2015) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    That's wonderful Kate! Congratulations to Daphne and her family :)

    Kikopup - lots of good videos to start with here, including:
    1) What is clicker training? - very good intro video

    2) Kiko's kitchen nightmares - this is awesome for if the dog ever becomes afraid of ANYTHING; vacuum, people, other dogs, noises etc. It shows you basic counterconditioning to help a dog overcome any fear :smile:

    3) How to stop unwanted behaviour - useful video on teaching the positive interrupter. This is a fantastic training tool as instead of constantly saying "NO" to the dog (which you shouldn't do, and which the dog doesn't understand anyway) you can use the PI to get the dog's attention

    4) How to be completely dominant over your dog - very funny video which also explains why dominance has no use in the dog training world :smile:

    5) What not to do with your best friend - explains itself really!

    6) How to communicate with a dog - begins talking about calming signals

    Sophia Yin also has books, articles and YouTube videos that are AWESOME. She has some wonderful articles about dominance and clicker training and a video on counterconditioning. Unfortunately she passed a few years ago but her work is being continued.

    Other people to check out:
    - Karen Pryor
    - Patricia McConnell
    - Grisha Stewart

    - The Power of Positive Dog Training (Pat Miller, I think)
    - The Puppy Primer (this is a nice easy read, and not just needed for puppies but any age dog new to the home!)
    - Dominance in dogs: fact or fiction?

    Things to look into:
    - Calming signals / dog body language

    - Look At That game (we have done this throughout Raiden's puppyhood, anything he saw was marked and rewarded, and he approaches new things wonderfully now :smile: )

    - How to greet a dog

    - Body language and signs of fear

    - Kids and dogs
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2015 3:53pm (Nov 10th 2015)
    What fabulous straightforward advice; does she do a cat diagram like that?
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2015 7:54pm (Nov 10th 2015)
    That's all great Red! All I need to do now is copy it all out and sent it on!!

    (Wouldn't a cat one be: sleep, leave it alone, feed it, sleep?!)
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2015 8:38pm (Nov 10th 2015)

    Keeper of the hens

    CC I've never seen one for cats :)

    No problem CC, hope it's helpful!