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Positive Reinforcement: Training Dogs in the Real World by Brenda Aloff
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Living With Blind Dogs: A Resource Book and Training Guide for the Owners of Blind and Low Vision Dogs By: Caroline D. Levin
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Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior By: Roger Abrantes, Alice Rasmussen (Illustrator), Sarah Whitehead (Editor)
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Veterinary Recommendations Being Disregarded
A study recently commissioned by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has revealed that veterinary healthcare recommendations are often disregarded by pet owners in the United States.Read the Full Story
Parasites in Horses
Internal parasites are the greatest single cause of colic in horses and are often a causative or contributing factor in many respiratory, digestive, and performance problems. Though parasites are a constant problem for horse owners, the severity of the problem can be lessened with a regular preventive worming program, formulated by your veterinarian. Read the Full Story
Adopting a Shelter dog
The first step toward understanding how to adopt a shelter dog is to understand how an animal gets to be a "shelter dog. Read the Full Story
Generalization and Discrimination: Fraternal Twins
While all animals have the capacity to acquire knowledge, they must also know where, when and how to use it. If a dog sits on a cactus, he will not benefit from the experience unless he possesses two mental abilities discrimination and generalization. Read the Full Story
"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. ~Cynthia E. Varnado
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What is Clicker Training?
Clicker training is a science-based system for teaching behavior with positive reinforcement. You use a marker signal (the sound of a toy clicker) to tell the animal (or person) when it's doing the action that will pay off. Read the Full Story
Clicker training is a new, science-based way to communicate with your pet. It's easier to learn than standard command-based training. Read More
Recognizing the Signs of Bloat
Bloat is a life-threatening condition that acts rapidly and can lead to death within hours if not recognized and treated immediately. Unfortunately, the cause of bloat remains unknown at this time. Read the Full Story
Operant and Classical Conditioning Part I
"Learning Theory" is a discipline of psychology that attempts to explain how an organism learns. It consists of many different theories of learning, including instincts, social facilitation, observation, formal teaching, memory, mimicry, and classical and operant conditioning. It is these last two that are of most interest to animal trainers. Read the Full Story
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