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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.

Dog Training Begins in Earnest

So I’ve signed our dog Ginger up for some clicker training classes at a place in Dallas that offers agility, pre-agility and obedience classes. The classes start this evening and I’m excited. Ginger’s excited, too. Actually, she’s not, because she doesn’t know about the classes yet. But, if she did know, she’d be super excited […]

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Pictures of the Ponies

Pictures of the Ponies

Here are some photos I took today while I was out playing with the ponies. This was the 4th time that I’ve been out to the rescue, and I’m starting to get to know some of these guys. Tootie and I had a lot of fun today, I’ll write more about what all we did […]

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Gracie and I become Friends (sort of)

I went out today for a third time today to the horse rescue I started volunteering at last week. Over the weekend we took the big paint gelding I wrote about last week to a local trainer who’s agreed to work with him. The trainer seemed like a great guy and has some past experience […]

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Fish Genius!

The fish training kit I use was developed by Dr. Dean, of the R2 Fish Training School. The BBC has just produced a short clip of one of his star pupils, Comet, for it’s program Animals at Work. It’s pretty great to watch him performing all of his tricks. Blaze, the fish I’m training, is […]

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How is Strangles Transmitted?

I just finished reading an interesting article from The Horse about the disease Strangles. I had always been told (and had read in at least several places) that the strangles bacteria, Streptococcus equi, stays in the ground for years and years and years. This is why many people are quite afraid of Strangles, not only […]

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