Monthly Archives: May 2011

Understanding why applied behavior analysis works

A fun informational video introducing the Behavior+ Works Behavior Toolkit, by James Fritzler and Susan Friedman, PhD. Part 1 helps assemble the right tools to teach new behaviors. Part 2 is a flow chart describing how to use the tools. … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly Plastic Houses

Interesting, beautiful, and varied houses built out of plastic bottles. Inspiration Green

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     I’ve heard several discussions recently from dog trainers about ethics. If you’re outside the profession you might wonder how ethics could affect us. There are many ways we need to consider ethics, often having to do with helping the … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Gate

An Indian legend says: ” When a human dies there is a bridge they must cross to enter into Heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based on what … Continue reading

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. . . . . Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.   Emily Brontë

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Love, Loss, Grief, and Risk

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” – Hilary Stanton Zunin I don’t understand people who … Continue reading

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8 black dogs

I know a woman who has 8 black, male labs. Her house is on a corner lot that’s surrounded by bushes and trees so the backyard is large but secluded. Her home is also under deed restrictions. She’s only supposed … Continue reading

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Behavior Consulting and Training

Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.  727-372-9825. Marilyn Wolf, BS, CBCC-KAAnimal Behavior ConsultantApplied Behavior Analysis Services New Port Richey, FL727-372-9825 Training will build a common language with your pet.Behavior Consulting is making sure your pet is … Continue reading

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2 Week old Wolfdog Howling

Unfortuantely these pictures don’t have sound with them. From the pictures you can see this little guy has a lot to tell the world. Taken by Scott Soto.

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Canid Genome Research – Is it a coyote, wolf, dog?

Two different presentations on variations in the development of dogs over time. Both are interesting because of the writing styles. A map of charismatic canid genomic variation A genome-wide perspective on the evolutionary history of enigmatic wolf-like canids

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