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In dog training, we often say, "what you click is what you get," meaning the behavior you reward will be repeated again. This is true in humans and canines, yet people typically rely on punishment to control behavior in every day life. It may be unrealistic to eliminate giving tickets to speeders or time outs to rowdy kids, but what if we could use successful principles from reinforcement based dog training to increase desirable behaviors in people?

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KENT, WA --

There are few more "snorts" at a dog training class.

Amy the pig has joined the class at the Family Dog Training Center near Seattle. The dog barking has turned to stares and confusion as the corgis, collies, and labs gaze with interest.

"The first time she saw and heard Amy, she kind of looked at me, and looked back at Amy like, what kind of dog is that?" dog owner Paula Kurtz told ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.

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KENT, WA --

There are few more "snorts" at a dog training class.

Amy the pig has joined the class at the Family Dog Training Center near Seattle. The dog barking has turned to stares and confusion as the corgis, collies, and labs gaze with interest.

"The first time she saw and heard Amy, she kind of looked at me, and looked back at Amy like, what kind of dog is that?" dog owner Paula Kurtz told ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.

Read the full post here

KENT, WA --

There are few more "snorts" at a dog training class.

Amy the pig has joined the class at the Family Dog Training Center near Seattle. The dog barking has turned to stares and confusion as the corgis, collies, and labs gaze with interest.

"The first time she saw and heard Amy, she kind of looked at me, and looked back at Amy like, what kind of dog is that?" dog owner Paula Kurtz told ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.

Read the full post here

KENT, WA --

There are few more "snorts" at a dog training class.

Amy the pig has joined the class at the Family Dog Training Center near Seattle. The dog barking has turned to stares and confusion as the corgis, collies, and labs gaze with interest.

"The first time she saw and heard Amy, she kind of looked at me, and looked back at Amy like, what kind of dog is that?" dog owner Paula Kurtz told ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.

Read the full post here

KENT, Wash. -- A dog training class in Kent, Wash., has a special participant that is turning a lot of heads. Class leaders said there has never been a student quite like Amy the pig.

There are corgis and collies and labs on leashes inside the Family Dog Training Center, but visitors will sometimes hear a snort amid all the barking.

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina – February 5, 2015       Five young dog trainers, ranging in age from eight years old to 17, competed at the annual AKC Juniors Classic obedience championship in Orlando, FL. The five prepared for the competition through the competition training program at Dog Trainers Workshop, a full-service dog training and boarding facility founded by Connie Cleveland and based in Fountain Inn, SC.

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Kennel club hosts dog training center open house: Scott County Kennel Club will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the club’s dog training facility at 2002 W. River Drive, Davenport.

There will be demonstrations in agility, obedience, rally and conformation. Guests are encouraged to bring their own dogs and have some fun on the agility equipment.

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by Ricky Doyle on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:04AM

The New York Yankees have a talented Rookie in the system.

The Trenton Thunder — the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate — currently are training a new “bat dog” named Rookie for the 2015 season, according to The Times of Trenton. The adorable golden retriever is looking to carry on a family tradition that began when his grandfather, Chase That Golden Thunder, became the first dog to fetch bats exclusively for a minor league baseball team in 2002.

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Gary Atlman let an English pointer named Suzie chase after a pigeon Aug. 5 in Ferdinand. ”They’re just like kids in school. Each is different,” said Gary, the Spencer County man who trains dogs as a part-time job. Sometimes, if the dog seems worn out or frustrated, he lets it finish early or have a day off.

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