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Psychological Conditioning in the Real World

What are some practical ways to implement classical and operant conditioning in the real world to change people's behaviour? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Feb 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Any tips on market research for a training business?

I am considering running training courses in software. How can I research the need for this locally? [more inside]
posted by zingzangzung on Jan 27, 2011 - 1 answer

NO! NO! NO!

Dog behavior resources? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jan 27, 2011 - 16 answers

How does a not-couch-potato start running?

I'm looking for a beginner running program that's geared to someone with good initial fitness and isn't quite as beginner as Couch-to-5k. Any recommendations of a good program or any experiences you have to share? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Jan 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Dog: LOL! BBL!

A close friend of mine has a young dog with tendency to run off without her when let off-leash. Any suggestions on how to curb this bad behavior? [more inside]
posted by Kikkoman on Jan 14, 2011 - 29 answers

Good Boy Gone Bad!

I have a 2 year 2 month old standard poodle, obviously the best. dog. ever. Although, recently, not so much. Terrible twos? What to do?! [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Jan 12, 2011 - 23 answers

How long did it take to implement DADT?

I'm curious: how long did it take to implement DADT? [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Litter Kwitter!

Does this elaborate cat toilet training kit work? Do I even need it? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Jan 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Why can't they be friends?

How can I help my puppy and my older dog get along? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jan 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Musculation à Paris?

Does anyone know of a good place for weight training in Paris? Having both a squat rack (not the same thing as a smith machine) and a place to do deadlifts is mandatory; having local expertise in Olympic style lifts (e.g. clean and jerk, snatch) is a strong plus, but maybe too much to hope for. As always, cheaper is better. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Dec 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Newbie needs tips for training beyond a 10K to a half-marathon

My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Dec 27, 2010 - 15 answers

What dog training data should I gather?

What kind of data do I need to be keeping track of as I go, so its easily available when I need to send out resumes? (dog training) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Dec 15, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I as a new runner start slow when I feel like I have a running start?

I'm new to running, but am already very fit and active (cardio workouts 5-7 times a week.) New runners are warned to take it slowly and not push themselves, but how does this apply to someone who's not coming off a couch towards a goal of 5k? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Dec 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Baby sleep and crib advice needed.

He's been in our room in a bassinet (so sweet!). But it's time for him to go to his room, his crib. Also, he wakes up every 1-2.5 hours so we're doing graduated extinction this weekend. A few questions: [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Dec 12, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I keep my cat from dropping his toys into the toilet so he can fish them out?

My cat recently started entertaining himself by putting his toys in the toilet. How do I make him stop? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on Dec 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me teach him to fish - er - Flash.

I've been volunteered to teach an artist at another one of our locations Flash tomorrow. I'm self-taught, and not a teacher. How can I ensure he leaves here with a little bit of knowledge? [more inside]
posted by ladygypsy on Nov 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me potty train my four-year-old

My four-year-old daughter is still not potty-trained. We've tried everything. What are we not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Nov 12, 2010 - 43 answers

Help me make it rain!

[ Successful Sales Professionals Filter ] Help me make it rain! Does anyone have any outside sales resources (i.e. a book, philosophy, tech solutions, etc) they would recommend to someone who is brand new in that kind of role? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

but they haven't written a Cataloging for Dummies! I looked!

I need an introduction to practical cataloging, as opposed to the very theoretical stuff we covered in library school. I have recently started a job as a public library cataloger, I guess on the strength of my interest and local ties, as I have zero experience. So, what books/online tutorials would you recommend to a brand-new cataloger, who took her last cataloging class in 2003? [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Help us get our money's worth for dog training classes in Chicago!

Where's the best place (in Chicago) to take our adopted dog for training classes? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Nov 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Can't stand the rain...

My otherwise delightful pup Lyle (obligatory pix) has decided that pooping in the rain is beneath his dignity. [more inside]
posted by judith on Nov 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Hush, puppy!

We moved two weeks ago, and my dog is still in Super-Bark-Mode at everything that moves. How can I get her to chill out and be a happier dog? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Oct 30, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I stop my cat from trying to kill me?

My cat loves to bring animals into the house. Fine, I know it's an instinct, but just today she brought in a snake that I'm pretty sure is highly poisonous. How do we stop her from doing this, or at least, protect ourselves from bad consequences? [more inside]
posted by forza on Oct 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Can haz training?

I need recommendations on reputable first-aid or CPR classes in NYC. I'm looking for something that would work well for injuries caused by power tools, blunt force trauma or anything that could happen in a carpentry shop with adults.
posted by edbles on Oct 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me train my dog to do something fairly simple before we both lose our minds?

Locked in a battle of wills with my dog over when and where she's gonna pee. I think she's actually holding it in on purpose! How bad is this? Should I just give in, or hold out?? also general advice on what i'm trying to train her to do would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by lblair on Oct 22, 2010 - 19 answers

I need advice for setting up an improv group.

I'm setting up an improv theater group and would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Men becoming wolves. Wolves becoming... spiders.

My dog hates costumes. I really want him to wear one for the doggie parade tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Oct 22, 2010 - 27 answers

Marathon training meals suggestions

Help me with my eating problems as I train for my marathon. Please share your advice for daily meals and snacks so I can male it to and through my race. [more inside]
posted by scunning on Oct 15, 2010 - 7 answers

I'm a little thicker, make me quicker

Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Like Cat and Dog

How do I train my dog to love (or at least ignore) my cat? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Oct 7, 2010 - 13 answers

dog won't walk

How can I get my dog to walk? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Oct 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Beyond DIY: Where can I get educated on becoming a better renovator?

I've been renovating my house for about a year (and spent my childhood doing this stuff with my dad), and I'm starting to think that I really like this work. Where can I go for almost-but-not-quite-pro-level classes and hands-on education in stuff like residential wiring, conforming to code, hanging drywall, landscaping, etc? [more inside]
posted by m_lazarus on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Or do I just need to knead my knee?

I just got into road cycling this year. I bought a bike in February, and have been ramping up in miles and pace since then. I just did a metric century (actually ~67 miles) a few weeks ago, my longest ride yet, and it killed my left knee. With this in mind, how do I keep up my progress in the off-season and return harder better faster stronger? What else can I do to move up a division for next year? (Also-- your thoughts on trainer versus stationary exercise bike: give me them.) [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Stuck in early 2000 web experience. Need 2010 web training in Chicago

Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Sep 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me get some .NET training in NYC

.NET Development Seminars in NYC [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Sep 22, 2010 - 0 answers

Dog housebreaking question

Why is my dog pooping in my bathroom, and how can I stop him from eating it? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me help my dog

I was just sitting outside on my friend's lawn with my dog, who was tied to a tree branch about 20 feet away (that I checked for strength before tying her up) and quietly watching squirrels. A woman walked by and smiled at us, and my dog lunged at her, breaking the tree branch, and proceeded to jump up on her and ram her nose into her, barking. I feel absolutely terrible and have no idea how to fix this. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

windows recorder

Windows training and support, how do I record windows to show other people what I did while in windows? (free or cheap preferred!) I want to be able to do training demos AND have users show me how they caused a bug to surface. (two different applications, same idea -- more below) [more inside]
posted by santogold on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

How to pick up my marathon training after 2 weeks of not running?

I'm training for a marathon that is taking place in just over 5 weeks. I haven't been able to run for 2 weeks due to illness and injuries. I took a week off to nurse some hip bursitis and then I came down with a flu like bug. The longest training run I've done so far has been 14 miles, and that was two weeks ago. This weekend, I am supposed to do 18 miles. To you runners out there - what do you think the best way is for me to get back on track and finish the race successfully over the next 5 weeks? My pace is around 11 minutes/mile.
posted by emily37 on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Litter training...again.

Litter training...again? [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Sep 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Help us get from yappy to happy

We just adopted an adult Jack Russell mix last Friday. She's amazingly calm and quiet... until we leave for work. That's when the barking starts. Help us brainstorm a solution to keep everyone -- pup, us, neighbors -- happy. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

This dog is a xenophobe. Good thing we're moving!

It's my dog's first move and I suspect it will be a rocky time. Help me figure out how to transition and help her not stress out! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 25, 2010 - 6 answers

It's a hard knock life for Bear

A friend is planning to rescue a dog from a native reserve and I will be looking after her for at least the next couple of months starting this weekend. What are the things I need to think about doing? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Aug 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for Unix sysadmin training alternatives to USENIX/LISA in the U.S.

Where can my colleague go in the U.S. for up to a week of sysadmin training and mingling? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me identify this SciFi novel.

Help me identify this SciFi novel. I can't remember the title or who wrote it. I read it back in the late 1970s or early 80s, so it is at least that old. [more inside]
posted by governale on Aug 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Please guide me through the magical world of potty training

Please tell me alllllllll about potty training. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Aug 5, 2010 - 39 answers

Technical Trainer Job Interview Help

Help me with what I should expect from a technical trainer job interview. [more inside]
posted by white_devil on Jul 28, 2010 - 7 answers

At Least He's Only Displaying ONE Aspect of the MacDonald Triad...

EnuresisFilter: has anyone successfully used a bedwetting alarm with their kindergarten-aged kid? We need some tips before our household grows even more tired, crabby and stinky! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Good dog or bad dog ?

Good dog or bad dog? I think know that it's good to praise a dog for the behavior you want (good dog) and scold it for behavior you don't want (bad dog!). Help me with this please dog-whisperers ... I let 3 dogs out of the house at late late night at night for a few minutes for a last chance to relieve themselves. They have a multi-acre space to run in. When I call them, two of the 3 come back immediately. The third (always the same dog) does not. [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Jul 18, 2010 - 24 answers

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