Change your way of thinking and you'll have a happier dog working at his peak. Alec Sparks of Snowbound Kennels has trained dogs for almost three decades and his approach has evolved with the times. His unique approach to how dogs think and how we should think as a result is worth listening to, whether you've got a new pup or an old dog you're teaching new tricks.
Using operant conditioning, marking, rewards of various types, and minimizing the traditional reliance on compulsion, he believes dogs learn faster, retain better, and thus excel in the field.
We take a look at listeners' favorite dog names, and discover a new way to scout for new hunting areas, too.
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