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.




Sound familiar? The 4 Fs of fear read more [...]
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Monday's question (6/3/19), about what we can tell about a dog from a photo, had a fantastic response from you. So grateful! (Also true on Facebook, (199 comments at the moment!) Most people thought that the dog looked somewhat anxious, worried or unsure, but the comments varied tremendously from relaxed, about to bolt, or worried about an owner who might be having a heart attack. (That might sound silly out of context, but their point was [...]
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
Here's a question for you, related to my talk (“Lost in Translation”) at the Vashon Art Center on Vashon Island this coming Saturday. It's all part of the Vashon Island Championship Sheepdog Trial that Jim and I will be attending on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. What does this dog's face tell us, if anything, about 1) His internal state and 2) His next behavior? A point I'll make in more depth at the talk is that [...]
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
We as humans have made such progress with how we view dogs, but it seems with so many steps forward, we take a few more steps back At one time, dogs were given far more freedom than they have now, many having at least the daytime run of their neighborhoods. But that freedom also came with a price. That price could include a much shorter life span because of wild predators, being hit by a car, [...]
Wed, May 29, 2019
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
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Tue, May 28, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Memorial Day. The beginning of summer. Picnics. Brat fests and beer. (Okay, in the Midwest.) But I can never forget the reason for the title. I'm all on board about loving holidays and relaxing with friends and family. But I have to confess that, in some way, this is my least favorite holiday, given that it is in memory of so much suffering and sacrifice. But because of that, I also think it's our most important [...]
Mon, May 27, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS

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Current Events

 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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