The February issue of Your Smart Dog is out! In this newsletter, the article focuses on punishment and why we, as a species, are so quick to use it. The idea for this article was hatched at ClickerExpo - Portland when I listened to Karen Pryor's lecture "Punishment and The Public." Fascinating stuff. I couldn't stop thinking about her words and decided to write about punishment for this month's newsletter. Find out why I think we're so addicted to punishment.
Also in the newsletter you'll find updates on Talos and his service dog training, as well as links to the Canine Building Blocks course.
We're proud to bring back the always popular Out + About course this spring! Registration is now open for the course that teaches you and your dog how to behave in public (around bikes, kids, joggers, etc.). We meet in downtown Frederick for six weeks. New this year: we're offering the Canine Good Citizen test during Week 7!
Out + About starts March 10 at 6:30p. We meet rain or shine and we'll expose your dog to all kinds of distractions and challenges!
Don't wait to register! This course is always sold out. We limit the number of dogs to ensure that everyone gets the attention and coaching they need.
The course is $149 and includes six weeks of instruction plus the Canine Good Citizen test in Week 7. Register now!
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