Canine Scholars Behavioral Training Center

We Train Owners and Pet Parents to train their Dogs

Our mission is to bring to you the best updated non-aversive training methods so that you can train your dog.

Hi  I'm  Shellie. Though  I am no longer around  I am one of the  inspirations for the creation of this training center.   Along with  Bodie and others we would like to welcome you to our family.




This episode brought to you by Zukes. Victoria talks about the newly-announced Victoria Stilwell Academy course dates for 2018 and walks through how the Academy works. Also, how to find a Victoria Stilwell-licensed VSPDT trainer in your area. Victoria discusses the challenge she set for herself to see if positive training can work when training high-drive working dogs like police dogs. Officer Shawn Humphreys with his late partner, Eiko. On the Positively Hotline, K9 handler and Guardians of [...]
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
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Muzzles are useful tools in dog training and husbandry. Some people think they look scary and make a dog look mean. Many dogs don't enjoy wearing a muzzle because the only time they've ever had to wear one was when they're feeling stressed out, such as a the vet when injured or some other kind of emergeny or unpleasant situation. Teach your dog to enjoy wearing a muzzle, just in case, before you ever need [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
Just bad clothes. There's truth to that, but finding the right clothes for winter can be a bit of a challenge. When I first left Arizona and moved to Massachusetts I strained the muscles between my ribs because I shook so hard when winter arrived. I'd look out the window and it would be sunny and I'd think, oh great, it's not that cold. I'd leave with a little jacket and walk about a mile [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
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“When I can I stop rewarding my dog for doing the correct behavior?” This is one of the top three questions I get from my students. Really, what these people are asking is either, “When can I stop training my dog?” or, “When can I start punishing my dog?” For some reason, people take offense when they think their dog is doing the “right” thing for a tangible reward, such as a paycheck, rather than [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience by Gregory Berns. In one of the early seminal papers on cognitive science, Thomas Nagel famously said that we could never really know what it is like to be a bat. (He actually said, “I want to know what it is like for a bat to be bat.” [As opposed to what it would be like for a human to behave or [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
Like many of us, I am finding the world to be increasingly worrisome. Between feeling physically sick about the non-ending reveals of sexual assault and harassment, the relentless attacks on the environment on our fragile globe, and political ideologies based on hate and fear–well, thank God for dogs. There are days I honestly feel like my dogs are keeping me sane. Here are three tiny things that each of my dogs did that made me feel [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS

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 We recently got word that our 2nd CCI puppy we raised,  Ms. Bordeaux,  will be rotating through team training in California in May 2017 for the Hearing Dog Program!!!!  Our fingers are crossed she makes a match.  We are so proud of her!!!

Young Bordeaux

Ms. Bordeaux Always working!!

Pretty Girl Bordeaux!

A Mature Ms. Bordeaux



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