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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 no longer use Horseflix, but instead use a service called giddyupflix. Click here to read why I switched. What happens when you combine the concept of Netflix with over 500 horse training and instructional DVDs (as well as a handful of fictional movies, some documentaries and other fun horse-related DVDs)? You get Horseflix! […]
I love Temple Grandin. I recently finished reading “The Way I See It: A personal look at Autism and Asperger’s,” which I really, really enjoyed. It’s a collection of a bunch of short articles she’s written over the years for various publications. It was just very interesting getting an insight into how differently some people […]
It rained all day Wednesday. And most of the day Thursday. Then, it rained all day today. Ginger usually spends most of the day outside, so it was a pretty lousy week, in her opinion. So, we decided to have a bit of fun this afternoon. (more…)
How long is your tongue? Can you touch your nose? What about your eye? Or your ear? Check out this okapi: Okapi (which are forest-dwelling hoofed mammals closely related to the giraffe) have enormously long tongues. They use their tongues to reach leaves high up in the trees and then to grasp and pull down […]
Ginger and I just got back from our first night of clicker training classes. She’s now completely passed out on the living room floor. Man, she says, training is hard work! The class went well. I liked the instructor and the group isn’t too huge (there are 10 of us). I think it’s going to […]