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Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice." ~Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
Empathetic motivational interviewing in veterinary behavioral medicine: the W.A.R. exploration in understanding compliance, successes or failures in therapy.
Studies in human psychotherapy have shown that empathetic counsellors have better results than not-empathetic experts (Miller, Rollnick). This finding can be applied to the veterinary behavioral consultation to increase the success rate of both the owners’ contentment and the animal’s welfare, the latter depending directly on the first. The author is applying this method with increased satisfaction. Read the Full Story
Victory! Historic vote by state Democratic Party!
NEW YORK, MAY 10 - In a move which the League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC, humanenyc.org) is calling "historic" and "precedent-setting," the New York State Democratic Party adopted a resolution at its spring meeting on Wednesday affirming its commitment to the humane treatment of animals. The resolution also encourages the state legislature to pass several animal welfare-related bills, including legislation which would ban so-called "canned shoots." Read the Full Story
Horse Behavior - Innate vs Learned
..From an unusual and rather interesting email recently, asking for information on the innate vs learnt behaviour of a young horse. A great topic to investigate!

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Perfecting the Recall Command
The most important command you can teach your dog is the “recall” or “come” command yet, it is the command that most dog owners have the greatest difficulty with. In this article I will arm you with the information necessary to teach your dog to come every time he is called. Read the Full Story
Crossovers!!
Trainers and dogs whose initial experiences are based on correction (read punitive) type training, and then switch to motivational training, are referred to as “crossovers” by people in the field. That includes people who have been using rewards in their teaching programs but continue to give leash “corrections”. Read the Full Story
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