My little friend DaVinci has been adopted! He got adopted several weeks ago and has settled in very nicely to his new home. His new owners just adore him and get lots of laugh from all of his antics. And, he has two older canine siblings who are looking after him and teaching him good […]
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Dogs, horses, and rats. Birds, goldfish, cats. Dolphins, raccoons, and elephants. What animals can’t we train? In this section you’ll find lots of great training stories and tips. You will also get to meet many of the wonderful animals that I get to train. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading about my adventures (and misadventures) and that these articles and tales can provide you with insight that will help you with your own animals.
Note: I wrote this post about two weeks ago, but haven’t been able to find the time to publish it. I think you’ll still enjoy it, though. Also, I’m happy to report that we’ve found what I think is going to be the perfect forever home for DaVinci! When DaVinci the old English sheep dog […]
I have a new foster pup staying with me. He’s an eleven week old Old English Sheepdog puppy named DaVinci. He’ll be staying with me for some training and then he will be rehomed through the rescue group that I work with. DaVinci’s previous owners made the decision to rehome him because he was already displaying […]
The more animals I train, the more I understand how tiny details can make a huge difference! Often times, a seemly insignificant change in how we interact with an animal can totally change the learning process. A small change can sometimes make learning happen faster, but sometimes can make learning happen slower, and sometimes can […]
It’s mid-March. That means that it is time for the 7th annual Art and Science of Animal Training Conference at the University of North Texas. The conference will be held this weekend in Denton, Texas. I’ve attended this conference every year that it has been held and it is definitely one of my favorite events […]
Happy 2015! I hope that the new year is starting off wonderfully so far for you, your family, your friends, and your pets. I have many wonderful things planned for the Stale Cheerios blog in 2015 and hope that you’ll join me as we continue to explore all things related to animal behavior, animal training, […]