Category Archives: Review

How I Helped My Dog Love the Sound of Velcro

Velcro, a type of fastener with two different fabric surfaces that adhere to each other, typically makes a loud ripping noise when pulled apart. Some dog harnesses, coats, medical supplies, and other gear use Velcro closures.  This ripping sound can be aversive. Some sound … Continue reading

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Fooled by the Foobler? A Review

If you have a small dog with little experience with food toys and who is not prone to chewing hard plastic, the new toy called the Foobler might be the very thing for him. If you have a larger dog, … Continue reading

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Why Am I Changing My Dogs’ Food?

Because I read this incredible book, that’s why.  Book Review Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions in an Age of Too Many Choices, by Linda P. Case, MS Available at Dogwise. A book about dog nutrition and feeding choices that … Continue reading

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Thank You Susan Friedman and Associates: A Personal Review of the BehaviorWorks Living and Learning with Animals Professional Course

Imagine if you could drop out of this world for two months and live somewhere where positive reinforcement ruled rather than punishment. Where teachers understood how people best learn. Where people taking a class were there to learn, not work … Continue reading

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