Receiving discreet and graded signals

Published on September 5th, 2017

Dogs are animals capable of receiving discreet and graded signals about their environment and social group. To train a dog it may be enough to use discrete signals, to educate we need the dog to enhance its nature to receive graded signals.

Wellbeing or comfort behaviors

Published on July 19th, 2017

There are a number of behaviors or movements that are indicators that a dog is in a state of wellbeing. One of the characteristics of the comfort movements is that a large number of cases have no communicative purpose. Comfort movements do not necessarily have this informative objective, except in those cases where it wants to share its wellbeing by inviting us to play well!

Points to consider to satisfy a customer

Published on April 24th, 2017

Customer satisfaction is the third key to commercial success (the other two are quality work and optimizing training), to achieve it here you have some tips.

Learning and thinking through mental images (I)

Published on April 2nd, 2017

Unlike we humans, dogs do not have a linguistic code that allows them to mentally operate with symbols (words) that represent things, they operate with sensory mental imagery. Minimizing the amount of information relevant to some point improves the thinking process efficiency.

How to optimize our commercial training sessions

Published on February 9th, 2017

In commercial training, like in any professional field, you must have some optimization keys to avoid having to work more in situations we have created ourselves. Here you have some hints to optimize your sessions

What makes for successful commercial training?

Published on February 1st, 2017

Success in commercial training depends not only on the technical competence of the trainer, there are two more factors that are often neglected: customer satisfaction and the positive balance between hours worked and the price of training.

Welcome to “The Green Box”

Published on January 23rd, 2017

Be welcomed to “The Green Box”, a space to share Carlos Alfonso’s -company CEO- insights and analysis after twenty years of studying, training and working with behavioral problems in dogs and cats.