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On My Mind: Sparks Flying at SPARCS Conference
February 18, 2018 0 Comments
From June 20-22, 2014, I went to a new kind of dog conference held here in New England: SPARCS2014. The conference was in Newport, Rhode Island, a two-to-three hour drive from the Karen Pryor Clicker Training offices in Boston. Three of us went: me, Lori Gwyr, who...
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How to Teach Your Pet to Target
February 18, 2018 0 Comments
Imagine teaching your dog to put his hind feet—just his hind feet—on a mat. Or, imagine teaching your cat to give a high-five. What if you could teach your dog to use his nose to ring a bell to go...
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Let your dog sniff on walks
April 21, 2018 0 Comments
As sight-centred humans, it’s easy to forget how nose-centred our dogs’ existences are.   Allow your dog the opportunity to use his snout more.....olfactory enrichment...
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On My Mind: Too Many Butterflies
February 18, 2018 0 Comments
From about age nine through thirteen I collected and studied butterflies. My interest was intense; I might well have grown up to be an entomologist. Each summer I visited my father and stepmother, wherever they happened to be; one summer that meant going to Rushford, a...
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Happy National Dog Day!
February 18, 2018 0 Comments
As clicker trainers we love to celebrate the human-animal bond, and today the world is celebrating with us! National Dog Day (also known as National Dog Appreciation Day) is a day to show our appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and...