Author Archives: Kiki Yablon

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Management: The Missing Link

This month Kiki Yablon, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, writes about why reinforcing the behavior you want is only half the battle. (And no, the other half is not punishment.)

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How To Reduce Your Dog’s Barking At The Door

Why do dogs bark at the doorbell? In a word: Anticipation. To understand the enormous role anticipation plays in dog training, and life in general, you can start by scrolling back to the very beginning of modern behavior science.

This month Kiki Yablon, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, tackles how to work with a dog who barks when the doorbell rings.

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How to Introduce a Baby to a Household With a Dog

This month, Kiki Yablon, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, shares how to prepare a home before a baby arrives and how to build a healthy relationship after. Without question, it takes time and effort to prepare a dog for a baby, but it is time and energy well spent. Planning ahead and erring on the side of caution can help everyone live a long and happy life together. Here are some more specific tips for pre-baby prep and beyond.

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Understanding Socialization

Many of the serious behavior problems seen in adult dogs are rooted in incomplete or improper socialization. Yet adopters of young puppies often don’t learn what socialization really is, or why it’s so important, until it’s too late. Socialization in canine developmental terms isn’t just hanging out with other dogs. It’s a time-sensitive process that needs to be well under way before your puppy is 12 weeks old.

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