Science Sunday posts are short posts about the science of animal behavior and training. They often feature a quote or a passage of text. Spend a moment today thinking about the ideas in the post. As always, you can share your thoughts or questions in the comments section. Recently, I’ve been reading the book Decoding […]
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Dogs, dogs, dogs! In this section, you’ll find lots of great dog training stories and tips from my adventures training my own dogs, my foster dogs, and the dogs of my clients.
This post is part of the Stale Cheerios 2014 holiday gift guide and giveaways series. I have been reading a really great little book recently! It is called Beyond Squeaky Toys: Innovative ideas for eliminating problem behaviors and enriching the lives of dogs and cats (Amazon link). The book is all about enrichment and how […]
Will you be doing anything this weekend to celebrate Halloween with your family and with your pets? Last week, I shared some Halloween pet tips on my business website, Texas Animal Training. Unfortunately, Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for dogs and cats. I hope you’ll check out these tips and share them with your […]
One of my current interests is the sport of canine nose work. I’ve been playing around some with nose work this year with my foster dogs and with the rats. Flower, one of my young rats, has recently started learning nose work and I plan to document our progress on my blog. But first, I […]
Do you have a dog that loves squirrels? My parent’s dog, Ginger, could sit in the backyard for hours watching the squirrels. Many dogs find squirrels quite interesting, which can be a big distraction during training. Recently, one of my advanced classes took a field trip to a local park. Although it was pretty warm, […]
Note: This is my first attempt at embedding a video from Facebook onto my blog. If for some reason you can’t see the video, you can access it directly here. I’m always on the look out for new enrichment ideas. That is, interesting games and puzzles that will keep my animals mentally stimulated while providing […]