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    Default Amy Dahl's article in Retriever News

    This month's issue has an excellent article by Amy Dahl in the ASK THE PRO feature. She discusses behaviorism as it applies to retriever training. She includes positive reinforcement as well as punishment. It seems that she uses both in her training. (Most of us do.) She also discusses shaping of behaviors. She even mentions Premack's principle and the use of the breaking cord (slip cord---a tool that seems to be out of fashion).

    This is an excellent read. She says a lot in a two page article. And she does criticize, very gently, the haranguers who don't deliver the message of positive reinforcement too well.

    If you get the magazine check out the article.
    "I love the rod and gun and where they take me."

    "Do not judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins."

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    That was an excellent article.

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    Great article and my boy got his pic (#6) in the subscriber photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol_Yeller View Post
    Great article and my boy got his pic (#6) in the subscriber photos.
    I must take a look!
    "I love the rod and gun and where they take me."

    "Do not judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol_Yeller View Post
    Great article and my boy got his pic (#6) in the subscriber photos.
    Congrats, that's awesome! That's a lot of hard work and its nice to see what others are doing. I had a pic of my guy in last month's issue when we got him QAA at his first trial.

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    Congrats to both of you!
    "I love the rod and gun and where they take me."

    "Do not judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins."

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    Funny George, we all use Premack's principal over and over in training and I for one, despite knowing how to apply it, had no idea what it was called!
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