I have heard a number of people comment that the article that was published in the March 14 issue of the Telegraph Herald was cute. While I appreciate the positive press for Canine Connection LLC, there were a number of errors in that piece. I am not so much concerned with the typographical errors, misspelled names or even that the business name was wrong in several places. I am most concerned about the errors of fact. There was a statement, "When teaching a new skill, do it at least 10 times before you give the skill a name." This is simply not true. I think the reporter may have extrapolated this from a statement I made about when to add a cue. I was also misquoted in the statement, ".....Targeting makes the dog think more and results in more reliable behavior." Positive reinforcement training, and specifically clicker training does result in a thinking dog, but this is a misquote about targeting. Targeting is a skill I teach to help shift a dog from an emotional state to a thinking state. Again, the positive press is appreciated, but know that there were some inaccuracies in this article.
Cindy Ludwig, Owner/Manager,