Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd

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Jacksonville, IL 62650


Training Everyday Behaviors


Desensitize and Counter-Condition Nail Trims

Dr.Colleen Koch demonstrates how to desensitize and counter-condition pets to nail trimming to change their perception of the process and make it a manageable task for owners.  She walks you through the process step-by-step showing how to introduce the nail trimmer to your pet, how to offer treats during training, and how to properly trim the nail.



Clicker Training Nail Trims

Do you dread trimming your pet's nails?  Does your pet hate visiting the groomer or vet for nail trims?  Check out the following video of Laura VanArendonk Baugh, CPDT KPACTP of Canines in Action ( training a dog to enjoy nail trims.  With the power of clicker training, Laura transforms this pup into a willing partner for nail trims. Please note no force is used at all in this video, nothing but positive reinforcement.  



Shaping Polite Walking

The following 3 videos created by Lynn Martin and Helix Fairweather, both KPA CPT, demonstrate how to shape "polite walking." Please view parts 1, 2, & 3.  Visit for more information!


Loose Leash Walking

Similar to polite walking, this video features trainer Casey Lomonaco KPA-CTP, APDT of Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training demonstrating how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash.  A loose leash means no pulling on you!  Check out parts I & II.


Bath Time

Dr. Colleen uses clicker training with some targeting and shaping to teach Benjamin Bear to get in and out of the bath tub.




Teaching Leave It

This video demonstrates how to teach your pet to "leave it;" to disregard a resource and focus attention on you.  It originates from Bridges Dog Training of Los Angeles.


Another Example of Teaching Leave It



Teaching Targeting

Created by Ken Ramirez of Shedd Aquarium, this video shows you how to teach targeting to your dog as well as several useful applications for targeting.



Capturing Behaviors

Here, our good friend and trainer at "Clicking at Curly's," David Thatcher KPA-CTP, teaches how to capture behaviors.  Capturing is when your pet does something you like and you "mark" the behavior when it is offered rather than prompting or luring.


Shaping & Cueing

Another video courtesy of David Thatcher KPA-CTP of "Clicking at Curlys," shaping demonstrates how to build a behavior one step at a time. The video shows it is appropriate to click/treat any behavior that progresses toward your ultimate goal.  It works great for teaching "go to mat."  Once the dog offers the behavior consistently, you can begin adding a cue so you can request the behavior by name.


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