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on Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 at 01:19 PM
A North Carolina tattoo artist, ErnestoRodriguez, is being criticized for tattooing his dogs on their bellies.
Rodriguez says that the tattoos are for identification purposes. Indeed, many vets, breeders and rescuers do tattoo animals, either to be able to ID them, or to indicate that theyve been spayed or neutered. But usually its just a number or a line or something. Rodriguezs dogs tattoos are far more elaborate, although no more attractive than other dog tattoos Ive seen. I was hoping they...
on Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Meet Ronan, a wild-born sea lion with some serious rhythm. She is the first non-human mammal to be found to be able to keep a beat. Her favorite song isEarth Wind & Fires Boogie Wonderland. Watch her rock out.
Like so many aspiring musicians, Ronan propelled herself to California with all she had; in 2009, she was found onHighway 1 in San Luis Obispo County. She wouldve hitchhiked but she had no thumbs. Fortunately, she was rescued by Sausilitos Marine Mammal Center. In 2010 she was moved...
on Wednesday March 27th, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Yesterday, the Supreme Court had its first day of oral arguments on the legality of same-sex marriage. But you know what else the high court-sters was discussing in the moments when they werent puzzling over all those equals signs in their News Feeds?
Dog training.Specifically, training dogs to sit.
Florida v. Jardines is a case about dogs and marijuana. I know what youre thinking.
At issue is the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable searches. In 2006,...
on Tuesday March 26th, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Karen Pryor, the long-time dolphin trainer who brought clicker-training for dogs to the mainstream, has trained a wide range of animals. In her book about working with marine animals, Lads Before The Wind, she writes:
Penguins are stupid, but they are active and greedy, and you can train any creature with those attributes.
My fish, a small African cichlid, is active and greedy. Hehas proven himself to be highly trainable. For the last three weeks, I have been training him to do a variety of...
The difference between Positive Reinforcement and Positive Thinking (and why Pollyanna would’ve sucked at dog training)
on Friday March 8th, 2013 at 06:54 PM
The kind of dog training I do, and that I teach, goes by many names. Some call it science based training, or clicker training, or progressive reinforcement training (the latter term even has an entire branded manifesto). Most commonly it is called positive reinforcement training. Thats fine with me, but the fact is that many people dont hear anything past the word positive. The word so often stops people and sends them away. Hello, are you still reading this?
I think this is because the word...
on Tuesday March 5th, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Breakfast at Tiffanys, the classic Truman Capote story, is opening on Broadway. And in the famed role of Cat? A cat.
Todays New York Times has the story of the search for an appropriate feline to play the animal character, who doesnt get a whole lot of love in the script (the narrator describes him as thug faced; Holly Golightly refers to him as poor slob without a name). On Broadway, there are two cats sharing the role. Vito and Montie are being trained by BabetteCorelli, one of the trainers...
on Thursday February 21st, 2013 at 05:14 PMFrom Motherboard.Vice.com:
For most of my adult life, Ive been a journalist. But, in 2010, I decided I needed a change. So, I put down my pen and picked up some poop bags.
There is not a clear career path for wannabe dog trainers. But I found a reputable six-month training program, built a library of books on dog behavior, and became something of a seminar junkie. A few months ago, I passed the exam to become one of New York Citys only Knowledge Assessed- Certified Professional Dog Trainers....
on Wednesday February 20th, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Alex, on his last morning.
On Saturday, something very sad happened: One of my puppy clients was killed by a truck on First Avenue.
Alex was a 14-week-old lab mix whod come to live with Manhattanites Jim and Amy by way of Social Tee Animal Rescue in the East Village. Hed been coming to puppy class with me at my training facility, School For The Dogs. Friday afternoon, I went over to help Amy and Jim get him used to his harness, and we worked on helping him be less fearful about doorways for...
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