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Books. DVDs. Conferences and clinics. Dog treats and toys. And more! In this section, you’ll find notes from conferences I have attended, as well as my opinions and reviews of all sorts of different animal training products. If you have a book, DVD, toy, or other type of product that you’d like to see reviewed on my site, let me know!

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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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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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The paradox of choice – Part 1

Recently, I started listening to a new audiobook. It’s called “The Paradox of Choice,” by Barry Schwartz. If you’re curious – the book is available from both Amazon and Audible. Having choices is usually good. However, one basic idea that Schwartz explores in the book is that when it comes to having choices, it is […]

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Building confidence with backchaining

I’m in Denver currently at the 43rd annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. This is the seventh year that I’ve attended the ABAI convention. It’s a huge affair that brings together several thousand individuals who are interested in the science and practice of behavior analysis – with both humans and other animals. […]

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