Do dogs generalise badly?

Discussion in 'Behavioural science and dog training philosophy' started by JulieT, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. editor

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    Re: Do dogs generalise badly?

    As an aside, this is one of the great benefits of science based training. The process can be applied to any dog because it is such a simple concept. As Rachael said

    The difference between dogs will determine what it wants at any given moment in time. But we, as owners, living with our dogs on a daily basis, are probably in a better position to make that decision than any other trainer will ever be.
     
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    My view, for what its worth is that we can overthink things if we aren't careful , actually adding complications that aren't there . I cant comment on anything said in the FB group because I haven't joined it, mainly because I find that dog groups tend to attract some awkward types who just want to cause trouble or be over opinionated . I`m afraid I tend to agree with Heidrun , even though my training experience will never ever reach her heights , in that most of this goes over my head completely :) I am a believer in free speech , as long as it never causes offence or is judgemental, so am pleased that most find this fascinating, it just isn't my cup of tea, sorry :)
     
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    I'm with Kate. I just go with what seems to be working for me and my dog, without overthinking it. But that doesn't mean others shouldn't enjoy this kind of discussion; just that it doesn't do a lot for me personally. Perhaps a separate forum section on would be good for discussions of this nature, as Pippa suggested?
     
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    [quote author=JulieT link=topic=7888.msg112156#msg112156 date=1411481657]
    Jen, Helen - not sure quite what to say! Perhaps nothing is best in the circs. :)
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    Sorry Julie I was just trying to join in the discussion by adding my tuppence worth. :-\.

    I probably shouldn't have commented though as I haven't read the Facebook group thread. ???
     
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    I meant no offence Julie, just worried that training can become over complex and disected when there are easier ways to get the same result that have worked for a very long time :) It's completely over my head too ::) I prefer simple methods that works for me, Hattie & Charlie. I wouldn't want to think that new dog owners felt under pressure and become confused or felt inadequate with their training methods due the contents of this thread :) x
     
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    I've shifted this to a new board. :)
     
  7. lynnelogan

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    it is way way over my head, most of you know jasper is my first dog, i have trained jasper every day from day one, the only things i have read is pippas recall book and the forum site, i have had a lot of good advice from pippa and individual members of the forum
    i am a complete novice
    i have worked very very hard putting my 100 % into training like helen i would of found all this confusing
    what i can say without a phd i am proud with all my hard work to be able to take my very well mannered boy anywhere, his behavior is impeccable
     
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    Lynne you perfectly illustrate the power of those basic principles and the impact of a careful, systematic and consistent approach to applying them. It works, as you have demonstrated :)
     
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    racheal i have not found it easy far from it, i knew i would not be able to tolerate a badly behaved boy so i have dedicated all my time and energy into jasper,
    i did have a lot of time on my hands, not any more all my time goes into him, i am getting out of him what i have put in him :) :)
     

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