The American Dog Trainers Network

Acronyms & Abbreviations

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Behavior

CT
C/T
CP
CR
CS
SD
FSR
P-
R -
NRM
OC
P
R+
P+
PR
R
SR
VR
VSR

Clicker Training
Click and Treat (tm Gary Wilkes)
Conditioned Punisher
Conditioned Reinforcer (Secondary Reinforcer)
Conditioned Stimulus
Discriminative Stimulus
Fixed Schedule of Reinforcemt
Negative Punishment
Negative Reinforcement
No Reward Marker
Operant Conditioning
Punishment
Positive Reinforcement
Positive Punishment
Primary Reinforcer
Reinforcement
Secondary Reinforcer (Conditioned Reinforcer)
Variable Reinforcement (Schedule)
Variable Reinforcement Schedule

Dog Training

CT
C/T
DB
DOR
J&P

Clicker Training
Click and Treat (tm: Gary Wilkes)
Dumbbell
Drop on Recall
Jerk 'n' Pop, Jerk 'n' Pull, Jerk 'n' Praise, Jerk 'n' Punish

Obedience Titles

CD
CDX
OTCH
OTCh
U-CD
U-CDX
UD
U-UD

Companion Dog (AKC)
Companion Dog Excellent (AKC)
Obedience Trial Champion
Obedience Trial Champion
UKC Companion Dog
UKC Companion Dog Excellent
Utility Dog (AKC)
UKC Utility Dog


Conformation Titles

CH

Champion

Acronyms -- Breed & Mixed Breed Registries

AKC
AMBOR
FIC
UKC

American Kennel Club
American Mixed Breed Obedience Registry
Federation of International Canines
United Kennel Club


Acronyms -- Organizations & Associations

ABKA
ADOA
ADTN
APDT
AKC
AMBOR
ASPCA
DWAA
FIC
NADAC
NADOI
NAPPS
RDOA
UKC
USA
USDAA

American Boarding Kennel Association
American Dog Owners Association
American Dog Trainers Network
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
American Kennel Club
American Mixed Breed Obedience Registry
American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Dog Writers Association of America
Federation of International Canines
North American Dog Agility Council, Inc.
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
Responsible Dog Owners Association
United Kennel Club
United Schutzhund Clubs of America
United States Dog Agility Association


Breeds

Am Staff
APBT
Aussies
BC
Beardie
Berner
Bichon
Bouvier
Brussels
Dal
Dobies
Dogo
Doxie
Frenchie
GSD
GSP
Husky
IG
JRT
Kees
Llasa
Malinois
Mal
Min Pin
OES
Peke
Pom
Pyr
PWD
Sammy
Sheltie
Shepherd
Staffie
Stafford
Rottie
Terv
Weimies
Yorkie

American Staffordshire Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie
Bearded Collie
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Bouvier De Flandres
Brussels Griffon
Dalmation
Doberman Pinscher
Argentine Dogo
Dachshund
French Bulldog
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
Siberian Husky
Italian Greyhound
Jack Russell Terrier
Keeshond
Lhasa Apso
Belgian Malinois
Alaskan Malamute
Miniature Pinschers
Old English Sheepdog
PPekingese
Pomeranian
Great Pyrenees
Portugese Water Dog
Samoyed
Shetland Sheepdog
German Shepherd
Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terrier
Rottweiler
Belgian Tervuren
Weimeraners
Yorkshire Terrier

Internet Talk

VBG
BTW
FWIW
IMO
IMHO
IOW
JMPOV
LOL
LOL
POV
ROTFL
ROTFLMAO
OTOH
TIA
TIOLI
TOL
YKYACTW...
YMMV

Very big grin
By the way
For What It's Worth
In my opinion
In my humble opinion
In Other Words
Just My Point Of View
Laughing out loud
Lots of laughter
Point Of View
Rolling on the floor laughing
Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off!
On the other hand
Thanks in advance
Take it or leave it
Thinking out loud
You Know You're A Clicker Trainer When...
Your Milage May Vary

Copyright 1995 - 1999,  Robin Kovary

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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
 and canine behavioral consultant.


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