The Train for Rewards Blog Party is live

The Train for Rewards blog party is now live. You can read an amazing set of posts from talented dog trainers and animal behaviour professionals on the reward-based training of dogs and cats.Check it out here.Then share your favourite posts on social media with the hashtag #Train4Rewards.There is also a photo post where you can add a photo of your pet to show your support for training with positive reinforcement. (It's a pet-ition, geddit?!).

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To Promote Positive Reinforcement Dog Training, Teach, Engage, and Amplify

Three tips to encourage and support people to use reward-based training methods with their dog or other pet.Photo: D.K. Grove/ShutterstockHow can we encourage more people to use positive reinforcement to train their dog?Those of you who know me know that this question is often on my mind. It’s because positive reinforcement is good for animal welfare and fun for the dog. I explore some of this in the post that kicked off the very first…

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The Train for Rewards Photo Post 2019

Do you use rewards to train your dog or cat (or other pet)? Show your support for reward-based training by posting a photo of your pet to the pet-ition here.By popular request, this post is part of the Train for Rewards blog party hosted here at Companion Animal Psychology.Add your pet’s photo, then share on social media with the hashtag #Train4Rewards. You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enterThe photo link-up is…

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"Bad Dog?" The Psychology and Importance of Using Positive Reinforcement

Calling a dog a "bad dog" very often displays a lack of knowledge about dog behavior, says Marc Bekoff in this essay on the importance of positive reinforcement in dog training.This guest post by Marc Bekoff is part of the Train for Rewards blog party.Photo: Daniel Brachlow/Pixabay"Eugene, you're a bad dog. Why did you try to fight with Melvin?""Monica, why did you attack Rosie? Bad dog!""Bad dog, bad dog, bad dog! Good dogs don't do…

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Right Turn: Viewer discretion advised when regenerative medicine goes to the movies

Writers will know that inspiration can come from the strangest places. Earlier this week I came across a Twitter thread from “Dr Esther @EstOdek” who was amusingly upset (I think that’s an oxymoron) that she learned, too late for her PhD on starfish, that The Hulk’s dad investigated the genetic basis of regeneration in starfish. That particular piece of Marvel trivia didn’t inspire a post on starfish and how they regenerate new limbs – although…

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The Train for Rewards Blog Party 2019

The 2019 Train for Rewards blog party celebrates reward-based training of dogs, cats, and other pets.  Join in the fun, find new bloggers to read, and share a photo of your pet on social media with the hashtag #Train4Rewards.Take Part in Train for RewardsRead the blog posts, comment on them, and share your favourite posts with the hashtag #Train4RewardsAdd your pet's photo to the photo postAfterwards, reward yourself for participating with a piece of cake,…

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Du fil de nouvelles à l’article de revue : l’exemple de la computation dendritique

Je vous propose cette semaine d’expliciter un peu le parcours qui mène à l’écriture de certains billets de ce blogue. Parce que ça a un aspect pédagogique sur la façon dont on communique les résultats scientifiques. Et aussi parce qu’au-delà des derniers développements d’un domaine de recherche particulier, rappeler l’histoire de l’évolution des concepts et techniques de ce champ de recherche est souvent aussi intéressant, sinon plus. Étape I : le titre accrocheur des fils…

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Trainees shine at the 2019 Norman Bethune Symposium

Trainees shine at the 2019 Norman Bethune Symposium Transfusion Blood Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Bronwyn Lyons This annual symposium honours Canadian physician, Dr. Norman Bethune. A controversial figure, Dr. Bethune is remembered as a fearless doctor, an innovative biomedical engineer, an early proponent of socialized medicine, and a trailblazer who operated the earliest practical mobile blood banks. Reflecting his legacy, the Norman Bethune Symposium offers a platform for researchers and clinicians to present strategies and…

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050 – The Anniversary Edition

  An unexplained bout of amnesia leads Jonathan to completely change his mind about Chris' interior decoration choices. For the 50th episode of their podcast, the boys have friends over who will help them explain what's been in the news lately. A dentist and a paediatrician talk about human touch; a chemistry and gender studies double major comments on the line between male and female in competitive sport; and an Apple fanboy and his sui…

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E-books vs. paper books

  If you have children, here's what you have to do. You have to feed them. You have to clothe them. You have to love them. And if you can, you should try to read them a bedtime story. Parents are often inundated with advice, much of which is often wrong and self-contradictory. But reading with your children is probably one of the most meaningful and beneficial things you can do. As the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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