Author: qbgiw

Working with Horses and Children: Let’s Break Away from Tradition

Working with Horses and Children: Let’s Break Away from Tradition

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We’ve all heard of that fabulous lesson pony, the one that can build confidence in children and novice riders. My version of this pony came into my life when I was on the other side of teaching: I was the coach, not the student. Extremely sensitive by nature and affectionate in his interactions with humans, Topaze was essential in helping me as I searched for a better, calmer, more positive approach once I was in the coaching role….

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Weak Links in the Canine Scent Detection Behavior Chain

Weak Links in the Canine Scent Detection Behavior Chain

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In this article, I’ll break down the scent detection behavior chain, demonstrating indication training, including videos of what to reward (and not to reward). We know more about olfaction today than we ever did before, and by applying the latest scientific evidence to detection protocols, you can increase your odds of success….

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Selecting Shelter Dogs for Education Programs

Selecting Shelter Dogs for Education Programs

 

When the idea of pairing shelter dogs and youth is discussed, dog training professionals generally have one of two reactions: That’s fantastic! – or – That’s risky! For decades, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) has brought amazing young people together with our wonderful shelter dogs, by carefully selecting animals for its Violence Prevention and Humane Education (VPHE) programs….

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Dangerous puppies: A heartbreaking choice

Dangerous puppies: A heartbreaking choice

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August 2008, deep south Alabama summer, the air is hot and thick. The phone rings at the Safe Dogs by the River Rescue and Training facility, the only positive reinforcement-based facility in the region….

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