Author Archive | Mary Hunter

Jack, a Brittany spaniel, chews on a dog enrichment toy

Beyond Squeaky Toys (Book review)

This holiday season, I’ve decided to share twelve books with you. At the bottom of this post, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of this book. You can also visit this page to find the entire list of books and giveaways. My parents recently adopted a new dog! He’s a two-year-old […]

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Can foxes by tamed? (Book review)

There’s nothing I like better than a good book. And if it’s a book about animal training or animal behavior, that’s all the better! This holiday season, I’ve decided to share twelve animal books with you. Some of these will be practical, how-to training books, while others will be intriguing non-fiction stories about animal behavior, […]

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Musing about movement cycles

Recently, my friend Cindy sent me a great video from agility dog trainer Susan Garrett. The video shows Susan shaping two of her dogs to jump on a cooler. Both dogs are eight-year-old border collies owned by Susan. Both dogs are pretty smart pups with an extensive history of training. However, the second dog learns […]

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A picture of the book "Teaching horses with positive reinforcement" by Katherine Bartlett

Teaching horses with positive reinforcement (A book review)

Earlier this month, I purchased a paperback copy of Katherine Bartlett’s new book, “Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement.” The book arrived in my mailbox at the end of last week, and I’ve enjoyed browsing through it over the past several days. Many of you may already be familiar with Katherine (Katie) Bartlett. Her main website, […]

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Can two people clicker train at the same time?

Can two people clicker train at the same time?

During my group dog training classes, there are several people and dogs in the room. Each person has a clicker and is clicking when his or her dog does the correct behavior. New students always ask, “Won’t my dog get confused? How will my dog know to distinguish between my click and somebody else’s click?” […]

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