Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

By Melissa Taylor and Alese Zeman One of the duties of BV2s, like Beverly Burns, is carrying out matching assessments to help adopters find the right fit © Friends For Life There’s no way we at Friends For Life Animal Shelter can handle all of Houston, Texas’s feline behavior needs,…

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Defying the Stereotype

By Dee Goings Because of the stereotypes surrounding her breed, casual observers, sadly, often find it hard to believe Ripley was trained without punishment or force © Dee Goings When people think of a Rottweiler, they often think, unfortunately, of a large hulking mass on a choke chain or shock…

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Tracking Equines

By Vicki Conroy The ponies started their tracking training with food on flat polymer discs on the ground, then proceeded to targeting the treat-loaded socks, and then following the trail by scent © Vicki Conroy A while ago I hosted a tracking workshop for dogs at my hobby farm in…

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Pet Professional Guild Launches ‘Horses with Voices’ Initiative

OFFICIAL PPG NEWS RELEASE | LECANTO, Fla. – Aug. 30, 2021 – The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched its Horses with Voices initiative, the primary aim of which is to improve companion equid* welfare by educating and empowering owners to commit to a higher standard of care for all species, from stabling practices to…

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A Life without Pets

By Fiona De Rosa and Fiona Warton  Elderly people may find themselves having to give up their pets when they move into a care facility © Grant Nowell Photography As the aging population of the western world increases, more people are finding themselves moving from their own homes and into…

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It’s All in the Management

By Dr. Morag Heirs Clear start and stop signals are invaluable when working with deaf dogs © Morag Heirs When you are dealing with a deaf puppy or an adolescent deaf dog in a rescue environment, mouthing and nipping is often high on the list of problem behaviors. Do deaf…

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Empowerment for a Better Quality of Life

By Miki Saito Teaching tricks to a blind dog can help her stay in her safe zone © Miki Saito When looking after a blind dog, it is vital to know his abilities as well as his challenges so we do not limit his world any more than necessary. Blind…

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Alone Training

By Don Hanson Dogs that have not learned to cope with being alone can become anxious or fearful when they are suddenly left on their own © Can Stock Photo / adogslifephoto Dogs are social animals, and most will actively seek out our companionship. They can quickly become accustomed to…

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The Porcine Phenomenon

By Lara Joseph Milo stationing: Pigs are intelligent animals who learn new things very quickly © Lara Joseph As we all know, animals are fascinating, especially when it comes to their ability to learn and their individuality. I am attracted to intelligent animals who learn quickly and are able to…

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