Gary Patterson

DEFENSE BEHAVIOR


Unlike most dog events, working dog competitions are not so much a test of how well a dog can do a particular exercise, but a more fundamental examination of the dog's temperament.

DRIVES


The term, drive, when used in dog training is a departure from the behavioral scientist's understanding of the concept.

DEFENSE BEHAVIOR


Unlike most dog events, working dog competitions are not so much a test of how well a dog can do a particular exercise, but a more fundamental examination of the dog's temperament.

Do You Know the Basic Steps?


Tired of tired obedience or a dog having a nervous breakdown on the track? In this article I would like to go back and question the very fundamentals of how many dog trainers approach their task and see just where the problem is.

DRIVES


The term, drive, when used in dog training is a departure from the behavioral scientist's understanding of the concept.

PREY BEHAVIOR


In the first installment, defense in its many forms was examined with the conclusion that this very complex behavioral response demands the highest skills from the protection trainer.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR


Throughout the dog's twelve thousand-year relationship with man, its behavior has been carefully molded to distinguish the dog from its wild ancestor, the wolf.

The Trial Helper


It is a thankless task! If, in a trial, a handler receives 100 points in protection, he has done an excellent job of training the dog.

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