Loose language sinks dogs: Behavioralizing what we do to better serve our clients & our field

From the basic understanding of summary labels and explanatory fictions that were developed in our morning presentation, we will now delve into a number of terms that even we, as good behaviorists, use loosely and suss them out into their behavioral pieces. We will take examples from the loose language ever=present in dog training (think of words like “energy” or “respect”) and illustrate how they do not serve the needs of our clients and ultimately the dogs we’re training.