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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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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 2

Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part I By Robert Forto, PhD Pavlov, Thorndike, and Watson Many attribute the beginning point of modern theories of behavior to Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936).  A Russian physiologist, and Nobel Prize winner, Pavlov studied digestion in dogs.  While conducting this research he observed his canine subjects salivating before the food was presented.  Pavlov …

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