Tag Archives: behavioral knots

Pulling the Strings Into a Common Thread

Pulling the Strings Into a Common Thread


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So far in this series I’ve used a metaphor to explain the complex and interrelated nature of behaviors and behavior chains – behavioral problems are knots made out of little strings of behavior. This metaphor fits the confusion and frustration that we experience when trying to solve problems with our dogs. It also brings into […]

Pulling Strings and Untying Behavioral Knots with Bitework

Pulling Strings and Untying Behavioral Knots with Bitework


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solving problems with bitework is like untying a knot. work on one strand or maybe a couple at a time and tug, loosen, and manipulate those strands to free up space, or to align the strands so you can untie the knot. Pulling Strings You pull strings in bitework through reinforcement. Let’s say you have […]