Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs

Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs

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Kay Laurence of “Learning About Dogs” in the U.K. and Sue McGuire, a manager of a canine program at an animal shelter near San Francisco join forces to talk about the life we live with dogs. Kay Laurence brings with her more than 40 years of experienc


Reward Skills: Markers: To Click or Not to Click
Oct 7 • 39 min
Over reliance on the use of a clicker when training your dog may not be the best use of your time and skills.
Reward Skills: Habit or Active Learning?
Sep 23 • 39 min
Do we want habits or active learning?Probably both but there is a clear distinction between them which is dependent on the value of the reward, to the dog of course.On this episode of podcast, Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and TAKL graduate and…
Reward Skills: Introducing You to Our New Friend, Reward Predicting Stimulus
Sep 9 • 44 min
On this episode of the podcast, we do a little introduction of a new term that is so much BIGGER than a cue. What are cues anyway?Sue McGuire and Kay Laurence of “Learning About Dogs,” introduce you to our new friend—REWARD PREDICTING…
The Point of Learning or How to Get Peaches
Aug 26 • 40 min
What is the point of learning?”When that brand new brain gets into motion it is going to have to find out how to secure the rewards needed for life, and once that is achieved set about finding the very best rewards, and lots of them. On a daily, minute…
Rewards!! Delivery Patterns and Sources of Rewards
Aug 12 • 45 min
In the early days of using positive reinforcement and clicker training, the delivery of that reinforcer, (reward), was not part of the consideration. The format of the research experiments favoured a mechanical magazine to deliberately remove any…
What are Rewards?
Jul 29 • 51 min
ALWAYS REMEMBER:REWARDS ARE DEFINED BY THEBEHAVIOURAL REACTIONS THEY INDUCE.It is the individual that decides if it is rewarding or not. What are rewards? We are in Season 3 of the “Learning about Dogs” podcast. Kay Laurence of “Learning About Dogs,”…
Where is the reward receptor in the brain?
Jul 15 • 41 min
“REWARDS ARE NOT DEFINED BY THEIR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES BUT BY THE BEHAVIOURAL REACTION THEY INDUCE.”Welcome to our “Season of Rewards” on the Learning about Dogs podcast with Kay Laurence and Sue McGuire. This third season of the podcast…
Living a Reward Centered Life : Reward Skills
Jul 1 • 34 min
“Having discovered this world of rewards and reinforcement I protectively wrap my dogs’ learning with an envelope of reward probabilities. This is where I begin,” says Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs. And this is where we begin this season’s…
Multiple Dogs; Group and Individual Learning
Jun 10 • 30 min
Living with multiple dogs can be fun and challenging. It comes with a demand to develop a great deal of observation skills to make sure your group is working for the dogs as individuals, and their life with you.How many is too many dogs? What breeds and…
Mnemoics: The Four D’s of Dog Training, Question These.
May 27 • 38 min
Menomics can be handy when it comes to finding a quick and simple way to remember a spelling or phrase. But using these devices does require us to decide if they actually help learning or hinder it.In dog training, we have a few of these devices that…
What does it mean when a behavior is generalized?
May 13 • 36 min
When a dog “generalizes” a behavior, it means they can do the behavior under a wide variety of conditions. But a dog being able to do that has very much to do with how we originally taught the behavior.On this episode of Learning About Dogs, Kay…
Labels Again. A Talk About “Learned Helplessness.”
Apr 29 • 40 min
One must be careful about using terminology we hear at seminars or read in books and apply to our training.Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and co-host Sue McGuire love tackling these habits of trainers applying a label to something they think they…
Bonus Episode: Online Dog Training, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Apr 20 • 36 min
Online dog training is certainly requires homework before purchasing
Errorless Learning? Yep! Errorless Teaching? Not So Much
Apr 15 • 43 min
Errors are feedback.Set the dog up for success.Develop the skill to know what to change in a teaching set up, and when.Teach the prerequisite skills—even the rats and pigeons in the boxes were provided that information.Emotions underly all…
Hands and What They Should Mean to Our Dog
Apr 1 • 37 min
Dogs are aware of our every move and have decided which ones are relevant to them and which are of little consequences.This is so apparent when we use our hands, be it, living our daily lives with them, or participating in a training sessions.When…
Gen Abacab: Understanding the Original Teaching Table Game
Mar 18 • 45 min
Gen Abacab is the original table game developed to learn behavior concepts
Best Ways to Learn About Dog Training
Mar 4 • 42 min
There are many different ways to access education about dog training but what methods work the best?
Teacher or Trainer? Coach or dog parent? Who are we to our dogs?
Feb 19 • 39 min
Trainer or a coach, labels are confusing when it comes to who we are to our dogs and learning.
Listener Questions to Learning About Dogs, the Hosts Answer!
Feb 12 • 46 min
Listener questions are answered by the hosts of the podcast
Season #2 Premier “FUN” in Training
Jan 29 • 54 min
Behavior or trick? What is the difference? Why is fun in training so valued?
Bonus Episode: Cue Technology: Singing your Cues
Aug 27, 2019 • 9 min
Cue Technology, singing cues, color cues, Kay Laurence, Learning about Dogs, Sue McGuire
Connected Walking Means Leave the Clicker at Home
Jul 24, 2019 • 45 min
Connected walking is about the shared experience of exploring the environment with your dog.
Learning the Skills of Teaching and Our Dogs will Learn
Jul 17, 2019 • 43 min
Teaching the skills of teaching and that will benefit the dog through their life.
The Value of Teaching Base Behaviors
Jul 10, 2019 • 39 min
Teaching base behaviors creates a path of communication for our dogs.
Training Myths: The Three Second Rule
Jul 3, 2019 • 16 min
The entire reinforcement process should be the focus as opposed to reinforcing a behavior within three seconds of the click.
Chains and Sequences. Be aware! You are surrounded by them!!
Jun 26, 2019 • 43 min
An acute awareness of behavior chains is crucial to understanding why some behaviors go off track.
Click Fishing? Dog Trainers and terminology
Jun 19, 2019 • 17 min
Click fishing is a term heard recently regarding teaching dogs
Learning to use silence as part of a training session
Jun 12, 2019 • 16 min
Handlers need to learn to be quiet when teaching dogs
Duration or hold your station?
Jun 5, 2019 • 23 min
Teaching duration of behaviors needs to come with a strong understanding of where the behavior happens naturally.
Teaching dogs to sustain their activity is not the same thing as duration
May 29, 2019 • 19 min
Teaching a dog to sustain an activity is not the same thing as duration.
What is a dog training geek? TAKL 2020
May 22, 2019 • 33 min
Dog training geeks are those who are passionate about teaching dogs and we welcome you to Geekland.
Contingencies in Play When Teaching Dogs
May 8, 2019 • 15 min
An awareness of contingencies can only benefit the learning process with our dogs.
Managing the Pace of Your Training Sessions
May 1, 2019 • 18 min
Managing the pace of training sessions to suit the learner is a vital skill for all dog people.
The Art of Luring Dogs : Using the Cup on a Stick
Apr 24, 2019 • 22 min
The art of luring dogs need not be limited to the hands, but a cup on a stick works very well.
The Art of Luring Dogs
Apr 17, 2019 • 27 min
The art of teaching dogs is enhanced when the skilled use of luring is used to teach behavior.
Should You Teach a Dog Eye Contact?
Apr 10, 2019 • 15 min
For years, people were told that your dog must be taught to “watch” their handler and give direct eye contact. This episode debunks that belief.
Fade In Protocol
Apr 3, 2019 • 18 min
The Fade In Protocol was documented more than 50 years ago, and is still of value today.
Cues and Teaching Cue Hierarchy
Mar 27, 2019 • 25 min
Understand cue technology and teaching a cue hierarchy
Clean Training: Part Three
Mar 20, 2019 • 31 min
Understanding how to build a profile of a behavior helps as part of clean training.
Clean Training — Part Two
Mar 3, 2019 • 18 min
Clean trainers can pace the learning to the learner
Clean Training : Introduction
Mar 3, 2019 • 26 min
We start on our checklist of what it means to be a clean trainers
Establishing your ethical foundation
Feb 26, 2019 • 22 min
Establishing your ethical foundation provides a framework for your teaching of dogs.