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Trick Bunnies

Trick Bunnies

Rabbits are highly sensitive, smart, and sensible. They quickly thread environmental events together in a pattern and have a highly perceptive understanding of what is going on. Teaching them is not unlike teaching puppy class, where you watch the puppies catch onto the behavior more ...

Management of An Aggressive, Fearful, or Reactive Dog

Management of An Aggressive, Fearful, or Reactive Dog

If you cannot walk your dog safely or if you continue to expose him to his triggers, you are better off staying at home. If you do take him for walks, choose locations and times when you are least likely to encounter his triggers.

When walking a dog with reactivity/aggression issues, ...

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Is “Maybe” Addictive?

By Louise Stapleton-Frappell

In operant conditioning, behavioral responses that are positively reinforced increase in frequency, intensity or duration. The cue is given, the response occurs, reinforcement ...

The Crossover Client

The Crossover Client

By Eileen Anderson

When I crossed over to training primarily with positive reinforcement, I had no idea how much my behavior and even my belief system would need to change. I had to question my faith in some ...

Double Your Money: The Hidden  Advantage of Using Food to Train

Double Your Money: The Hidden Advantage of Using Food to Train

By Eileen Anderson

We’ve all heard the comments: ‘You’re bribing your dog!’ ‘Training with treats makes dogs fat!’ ‘What do you do if your dog runs into traffic? Throw cookies at it?’ BARKS from the ...

Training the Wild Friends at Best Friends

Training the Wild Friends at Best Friends

By Vicki Ronchette

[An] astonishing thing happened with a different tortoise who we were told was overweight and needed exercise. This tortoise started out happily taking food but then stopped eating. ...

When Food Toys “Fail”

When Food Toys “Fail”

By Eileen Anderson

How many of us have heard about food-toy failures from our friends and clients? “I tried the Kong with my puppy, but she didn’t like it,” or, “My dog is not smart enough for those puzzle ...

Canine Car Anxiety

Canine Car Anxiety

By Lori Nanan

Many people are left scratching their heads when it comes to car sickness and anxiety. It often feels much like a ...

From Shelter Dog to Service Dog

By L. A. Bykowsky and Chere McCoy

Six months ago Stella was at the HSVB waiting for that special someone to take her home and love her forever. It so happened that I went in one day looking for a super ...

Getting on Their Level

Getting on Their Level

By Emily Cassell

Rabbits are well known for their ability to, well, multiply like rabbits. They are not however, well known for maternal care. Indeed, every spring wildlife rehabbers are plagued with baby ...

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