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Observational Skills For Empathy

As Jane Goodall pointed out in an article this week, story-telling is sometimes the best way to share ideas and information.   So, I thought I’d share an experience I had with a brilliant trainer utilising her empathic observation on me a few ...

Seven Stages to a Bite

It’s sometimes good to remind ourselves of what our dogs are. Dogs are relatives of the modern day wolf, both having evolved from a common ancestor. Is it not fascinating that when we chose to domesticate an animal, we chose a predator and ...

What You Think Is One Dog’s Punishment May Be Another Dog’s Fun Game!

Fun & Games I was first introduced to a positive reinforcement ...

Do Cats Really Like Music?

By Jane Ehrlich According to a study by Snowdon et al., ‘cats may ignore human music—but they are ...

Teaching Thinking Dogs

A study that was published recently by an Oregon State University researcher compared wolves with dogs … and many people reading the conclusions appear to have understood the study to mean that we teach dogs to be stupid. The study tested ...

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