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Influential Dog Trainers and their Contributions Part 2

Influential Dog Trainers and their Contributions Part 2 This is continuing series on the most influential people in dog training and how they effect how we train dogs today. Most and Koehler Colonel Conrad Most wrote Training Dogs in 1910.  This work is thought by many to be one of, if not the first, dog training “how to” manual.  Colonel …

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Influential Dog Trainers and their Contributions Part 1

Influential Dog Trainers and Their Contributions Part 1 By Robert Forto, PhD Walker and Saunders Helene Whitehouse Walker was a respected breeder of Standard Poodles.  Poodles were suffering from the stereotype that they were “sissies”, so in 1933 Walker decided to show dog fanciers that poodles were much more than just a pretty face. Walker was by all accounts a …

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The iPad and How we Utilize it at Denver Dog Works

The iPad and How Denver Dog Works will Utilize It By Robert Forto As many of you know we offer a course at Dog Works Training Centers to teach people how to become the best dog trainers in the world. In our course we provide an interactive learning environment that is partnered with cutting edge technology and over nineteen years …

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Dog Training and the Social Fabric of America

Dog Training and the Social Fabric of America By Robert Forto, PhD My name is Dr. Robert Forto and I am a canine behaviorist and the owner of Denver Dog Works in Colorado. I specialize in canine aggression and violent dogs and I will admit that people’s political leanings do influence how they care for and train their dogs. I am researching this topic …

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Knowing What You Want

Knowing What You Want By Robert Forto, PhD As a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics (NLP) I am constantly asked, “Dr. Forto, how do I know what I want?”  I tell my clients when you set an outcome you are programing your mind to achieve that goal. Consciously or unconsciously, you that to notice opportunities and possibilities around you that can help …

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Coaching for Peak Performance

Coaching for Peak Performance By Robert Forto, PhD If you are a small business owner and you want to have a leading edge in your industry consider coaching for peak performance. If you want any of the following give Dr. Robert Forto, a call at 303-522-1727 or contact him anytime through this website. Would you like to: Recruit the best …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 3

Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 3 By Robert Forto, PhD Breland and Bailey In 1938, Marian Kruse, a research assistant, was bitten by one of B. F. Skinner’s lab rats.  On her way to receive medical attention Kruse met Keller Breland, a brilliant and ambitious graduate student in psychology. A professional and personal relationship developed and …

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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

How to Chose a Dog Trainer By Robert Forto, PhD My name is Dr. Robert Forto and I am the owner and training director of Denver Dog Works in Colorado and my team of trainers and I have built our reputation on the fact that we know our stuff and we are able to provide you and your dog with the most …

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Achieving Success Using Mental Performance Training Part 1

Achieving Success Using Mental Performance Training Part 1 By Robert Forto, PhD Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverb Many competitive human/canine teams, whether in the ring, on the trail, or on the field, are so busy preparing and being busy that they have no idea where their busy-ness is taking them. In …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 3

Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part III By Robert Forto, PhD Skinner, Keller, and Schoenfeld B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) continued the work that Thorndike started.  He was the leading advocate of a more modern version of Thorndike’s Law of Effect, which states, “The frequency of a behavior increases or decreases according to the result it [the behavior] produces.” …

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