Changing behavior…Who me?

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behavior modification |nounthe alteration of behavioral patterns through the use of such learning techniques as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement. Why does training your dog have to be such a difficult process? Why why why? Hmmm, well, it doesn’t really. I think as humans we just make it as such…that is our innate behavior, no? ~ Let’s see. Behavior = the way in … Read More
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Muttlow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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Dr. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was a humanistic psychologist. He theorized that human behavior is driven by instinct and desires in order to reach an upper level of capabilities, and that the person does not feel the second need until the demands of the first have been satisfied, nor the third until the second has been satisfied, and so on. The hierarchic theory is often … Read More
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Finally, some “Bling” for the humans…or your dog…

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For all of those who have spent time at The Inquisitive Canine dog training studio here in Ventura, guess what? I am now offering some “bling bling” for the humans! It’s not all about toys, treats, and bones any longer! Yep, now YOU can find something for yourself too! I am now offering two different, beautiful, and unique custom jewelry lines. One is geared … Read More
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Next time….law school…or accounting?

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Mom has been SO busy with business stuff – taxes, courts, trademark office, the city government…goes on and on… I heard her muttering something about if she ever went back to school again she should be a lawyer or accountant – seems that all business folks are in constant need of one or the other. Well, hopefully this is just a passing thought because … Read More
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Dogs and Cats Riding in Cars: Please Think Safety First!

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Definition of: safety |ˈsāftē|noun 1) the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. I remember the first auto-restraint system I was exposed to during my youth… It was my mothers arm hurling across my chest at lightening speed pressing me back towards my seat while she yelled “hold on!” Yep, those were the good ol’ days – no … Read More
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How to enhance any relationship?

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Besides chocolate? That’s easy – through clear communication and realistic expectations! Then what are some great ways to build a solid relationship? Being a great communicator. Which means, communicating in a language the other person or animal understands – remember, with dogs their first language is body language – so be aware of what your body language is saying, not what is coming out … Read More
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It’s official…

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Okay, mom’s finally gone off the deep end… After she got home from teaching all of those puppies in her class today I got to go on errands with her (at class she used me for the demo on how she cuts my nails…I was a real “star”)…Anyway, first we went to the video store…nothing great there. Then we got to go to one … Read More
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