FOUR PAWS, FOUR DIRECTIONS 
Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC

Laura Donaldson, PhD, CDBC, KPA CTP

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, IAABC
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Lead Behavior and Training Consultant,
Cayuga Dog Rescue


Dog Training Articles

I am including several articles about dog cognition and dog training that I have written over the past several years.  They both deal with how research on the cognitive abilities of dogs has transformed some of the most commonly used, everyday practices of dog training.  The first article was originally published in the Journal of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and then re-published in the national journal of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  I am including this in pdf format.  The second article was published in the IAABC Journal, but I am including the link because the piece contains several videos embedded within it that are very important to the overall article.  I eventually plan to publish both of these essays, as well as other musings on this topic as a book, but in the meantime, enjoy! 


https://fall2017.iaabcjournal.org/cognitively-modified-counterconditioning/


In addition, here are some very helpful general resources on all things dog and dog training:

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