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On my mind: the perils of praise There's a long-standing tradition that
gushy praise is something dogs like. That praise helps them learn. That praise tells them you are pleased, and that they like
that. But is that all true? Read the Full Story
Lives Over the Counter The Caged
to Sell report concluded that in 2003:
The majority (83%) of the main Scottish pet shops which specialised in selling exotic species housed animals that were
showing abnormal behaviour.
The majority (90%) of the animals showing abnormal behaviour in the main Scottish pet shops specialising in selling exotic
animals were exotic animals.
It appeared that more animals had difficulty coping with their lives in pet shops specialising in selling exotic animals than
in other types of pet shops.
Which of us has not been stunned by the beauty of an animal's skin or its flexibility in motion? ~Marianne Moore
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult
standards for people to live up to. ~Alfred A. Montapert
Intermediate Bridge Have you ever
athletics on TV - or in real life?... The nearer he comes to the finish, the louder the audience cheers, the faster he runs...
Athletes of all sports tell in interviews how what the spectators do, affects their performances. "I felt like having wings",
- taken on the wind of cheering and applause. This is, in a nutshell, what happens with an intermediate bridge, a particular form
the Keep Going Signal. Read the Full Story
Scooping Poop Keeps
Parasites at Bay. Have you ever walked away from a pile your pet has left on public property? Have you gone days, or even
without picking up your pet's piles in the back yard? Many pet owners do not realize that cat and dog feces carry parasitic worms
capable of infecting humans. Read the Full Story
Before Visiting the Dog Park. . . If you're
dog owner fortunate enough to live near a dog park, you know they are fun places for your dog to play with other dogs. Summer is
great time to visit a dog park for fresh air, healthy exercise, and socialization for both dogs and people. Read the Full Story
Squirt Bottles, Punishment,
and Cat Behavior The scenario plays out with cat guardians everywhere: the cat is always getting into something, like
jumping onto counters, climbing up screen doors or drapes…and the list goes on. It seems like everyone these days is armed with a
handy squirt bottle or squirt gun; sometimes, as I've seen in clients' homes, in every room of the house. Somewhere along the
line, this punishing tool has become as prevalent and acceptable as just saying a loud "NO!” In response, we've had many queries,
both on line and in consultations, about the efficacy of this method. Read the Full Story
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What's Love got to do with it? Canines as
Commodities In researching this paper, it has become obvious that dogs are not only a classed commodity, but the
of purebred lines is a highly racialized practice. My original intent of this paper was to discuss why people bought pets
pet related products, but the further into the research I got, the more I realised that the question to be asked was not why, but
buys what?. A Call for Paper SubmissionRead the Full
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