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The Magic Ratio for Relationships

Positive reinforcement trainers spend their lives finding ways to say "yes" to their pets, rather than constantly saying "no." B.F. Skinner's research led him to conclude that reinforcement is a...
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Best Clicker Training: Capturing

One of the easiest ways to use a clicker is to capture behavior an animal already does naturally. Here's a thumbnail sketch of how to do it. Charge the clicker...
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Clicker Training – Technique and Philosophy (Part 2: Philosophy)

Clicker training encompasses both a technique and a philosophy. Part 1 of this article discussed the basic technique of clicker training. Part II of this article discusses the philosophy behind...
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Clicker Training – Technique and Philosophy (Part 1: Technique)

"Clicker training" has become something of a buzzword, and people all over the world are using clickers in their training. While this is an encouraging trend, many people don't realize...
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Adopting a Pet in L.A. (Part 5: Common Pets)

This column recently featured a series of articles on adopting and choosing a pet. This companion article features a quick overview of a few of the more common types of...
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Adopting a Pet in L.A. (Part 4: The Right Pet)

There are many options for adding a pet to your household, including purchasing from a responsible breeder, getting a pet from a rescue organization, and adopting from a local shelter....
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Adopting a Pet in L.A. (Part 3: Breeders)

There are many options for adding an animal to your household, including purchasing from a responsible breeder, getting an animal from a rescue organization, and adopting from a local shelter....
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Adopting a Pet in L.A. (Part 2: Rescues)

There are many options for adding an animal to your household, including purchasing from a responsible breeder, getting an animal from a rescue organization, and adopting from a local shelter....
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Adopting a Pet in L.A. (Part 1: Shelters)

There are many options for adding an animal to your household, including purchasing from a responsible breeder, getting an animal from a rescue organization, and adopting from a local shelter....
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