Monthly Archives: January 2011

Managing Multiple Dogs Workshop

Managing Multiple Dogs Workshop in Rockville, MD at Your Dog’s Friend. I’ll be presenting this free workshop on MAY 14th. If you’re in the DC area, join us! Your Dog’s Friend is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to … Continue reading

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Neonatal Handling of Foals

Effects of neonatal handling on subsequent manageability, reactivity and learning ability of foals Le´a Lansade*, Magali Bertrand, Marie-France BouissouLaboratoire du Comportement Animal, UMR 6175 INRA-CNRS-Universite´ de Tours – Haras Nationaux,F-37380 Nouzilly, France Accepted 31 October 2004 Available online 29 December … Continue reading

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Urban Mushing

Have you ever heard of urban mushing? Here’s information on the sport in Wikipedia. Dog Powered Scooters Dog Scooter Scootering and Sledding Gear There might be a group near you. Check Meetup.com I’ve thought of doing this with two of … Continue reading

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Antecedent -> Behavior -> Consequence

Why Behaviors Recur Antecedent → Behavior → Consequence—  A behavior is anything that can be observed and measured.—  Behaviors, in any animals, recur because they’re reinforced. A behavior occurs and is reinforced by some consequence that follows it.—  This increases the probability … Continue reading

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Poor “Darius”

Discrimination based on appearance Poor little kid… Take time to think people!!

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Do Shock Collars Really Hurt?

Dr. Yin’s blog on the study in the post below. By Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Trainers often debate about the use of electronic shock collars. Some trainers find these collars unethical and unsafe. The pro-collar camp takes a different stance. … Continue reading

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Training dogs with help of the shock collar

The short version of this study is that dogs show fear and pain when shocked. AbstractBehavioural effects of the use of a shock collar during guard dog training of German shepherd dogs were studied. Direct reactions of 32 dogs to … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Space

I’ve always loved this quote. The Poetics of Space is a philosophy of intimate spaces. This quotation is the house fighting against a storm and protecting the inhabitant. The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, Beacon Press, published 1958, translated 1964. … Continue reading

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Dean Russo

If you haven’t seen Dean Russo‘s paintings yet, check them out.  Outstanding!!!

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Dog left in sub-zero temps

Sometimes people make me CRAZY!!!!!!!! People hearing the early morning cries from the 3 yr-old dog contacted authorities. They found a dog covered in wounds, with icicles hanging from his body. Continue reading on Examiner.com: Dog dumped in sub-zero temperatures … Continue reading

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