Tag Archives: Training

Akila, a feral beauty once thought to be a wolf, learns how to love through positive training

Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments

OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.

A Positive Take On Deaf Dogs

Posted on: October 9, 2015 - 4 Comments

When I attempt to research about deaf animals, either for articles or for my own information, there are always numerous sources that only show the negative side of caring for a deaf dog. So let's look at the positive side.

Problem Parrots and Progress With the Positive

Posted on: March 19, 2013 - No Comments

Birds are screaming. People are screaming back. Every spring, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, birds scream more. While some pet parrots scream every season, many scream more during spring when their hormones get revved up as they are looking to breed. Wild parrots scream, too. They scream at sunrise to Read More

Teaching Rover to Race to You on Cue

Posted on: July 15, 2010 - 7 Comments

The problem with speaking English instead of using made-up words is that we assume our pets know what we mean. We say, “Sit” and expect Fido to drop his derrier, but the command Fido’s learned is “sit, sit, sit, SIT!” Then once he’s done the deed, we praise with “Goodsit,” when just “Good” would do, Read More