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Click for Joy! Questions and Answers

Kindness First

In the signature line of my email, I include the following quote by Frederick W. Faber:

"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning."

The mid-nineteenth century theologian was, no doubt, referring to religious conversion, but I have found the quote inspiring in all aspects of my life, especially when teaching people about dogs and clicker training.


How to Stop Unwanted Barking

When you deal with barking, it's important to look at the whole situation. Barking is sometimes a symptom of another problem—for example, fear, boredom, or stress. If you fix the problem, the symptom will likely go away. However, if you simply treat the symptom, the problem will just manifest itself in a different way—one which may be worse! Treat the problem not the symptom.

Phoebe Chronicles On The Go!

Heading to the shore? Print and pack The Phoebe Chronicles, beach reading for dog lovers everywhere.

Podcast: Why Isn't Clicker Training on Oprah?

Listen to Aaron's podcast (available at the bottom of the page) to find out his reaction to the Dog Whisperer appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Read the original article here.

Podcast: Defining Common Ground

Melissa Alexander is the author of Click for Joy! Questions and Answers from Clicker Trainers and their Dogs, an unparalleled guide to the concepts of clicker training. She is also the moderator of ClickerSolutions, a popular online discussion forum.

Listen to Melissa's podcast to find out why defining common ground improves communication. Read the original article here.