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.




I suspect I have been classically conditioned from years of school to relentlessly read in fall. Oh yeah, I also love to read. There's that. This weekend I read How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut. I highly recommend it, with the following caution: The book is based on non-intrusive experiments done on foxes originally from fur farms, and most of the foxes, many generations away from [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
I woke up in a bad mood. Perhaps too much information, but well, it's just true and surely it's also just part of life–a life one often doesn't read about on social media. Behind the vacation photos and the smiling children and playful pets, we all know that everyone's life has peaks and valleys. Luckily, my job this morning is to write my annual Thanksgiving post, and list some things that I am thankful for, a [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
This video clip was taken from the new online seminar by Dr. Ian Dunbar: Dog-Dog Reactivity, only available on the Dunbar Academy All-Access Pass. Try your first month for just $1. Do you have an aggressive dog that barks, lunges, snaps, growls, or bites? If so, the next question to ask yourself is: "Is my dog dangerous?" Because the answer to this question determines how you should proceed. If your dog is dangerous, you should proceed with [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
“The Bronx is up and the Battery's down…” (Remember that song?) Jim and I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Chicago and New York City. The trip originated with an invitation to speak at Google's New York office. That was the “mystery trip,” a mystery because the talk is for Google employees only, and the speaker is not allowed to publicize it to keep it in house. I was gratified to be asked, but [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
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One of my top tips for students to improve their dog's training performance is to play interactive games. Play will enhance your relationship with your dog and the stronger your relationship, the better your training will go. By interactive games, I mean games that include you, not other dogs. Fetch is a fun game that can reinforce your pup's desire to return to you, which can help you with your recall. Chase games are [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
Based on Dr. Ian Dunbar's lecture (of the same title). Only available on The All Access Pass at Food is extremely useful when training a dog … Food is simply unmatched for classical conditioning and is incredibly useful as both lures and rewards when teaching basic manners. … Unless it becomes a bribe If you're not careful, however, food can become a bribe and the food's ability to influence your dog's behavior for the better will [...]
Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Source: Dog Star Daily 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!!!

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