Archives for July 2011

AKC CGC Test Sat. Aug. 6 @ 11AM!

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test If you’ve already done basic training with your dog, and you’ve ever toyed with the idea of doing therapy work, or just want to mark a milestone in your dog’s progress, then you need a CGC test! This is a standardized evaluation sanctioned by the American Kennel Club which […]

Pet your parrot properly

Don’t get to 2nd base with your bird! I know it sounds obvious, but it’s not. Probably 90% of the parrot behavior problems I address are due to hormonal behavior, often stimulated by their owner petting and cuddling them like a dog.  Cockatoos are especially susceptible because of their love of touch.  Improperly touching your […]

The 5 most dangerous types of dog

Be alert; they’re out there.  I know for a fact we have many of these in our own community.  If you own one of these dogs, please call me for help – we can make your dog much safer with training.  Click here for more information.

Training Tidbit for July: Contrafreeloading

I didn’t just make that word up, I swear!  It’s a real term: Researchers have coined the term contrafreeloading to describe the phenomenon that animals choose to perform a learned response to obtain reinforcers even when the same reinforcers are freely available. For example, given a choice between working for food and obtaining food for […]

Language in parrots and babies

Uncovering the mysteries of language using parrots and babies Prosidy: A linguist’s term for “the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech … reflecting the emotional state of the speaker; the form of the utterance (statement, question, or command); the presence of irony or sarcasm; emphasis, contrast, and focus; or other elements of language that may […]

4 week classes in Reno

In the feedback survey I asked y’all to fill out in April, you said that you were crunched for both time and money.  Well, that makes approximately 1 million of us 😉 Fur and Feather Works proudly presents: One-month classes in Reno! Yes, that’s right, classes offered in Reno are now only a four-week commitment, […]

Art Paws Festival 2011

I feel confident saying that this was the best Art Paws and Wine Festival yet!  Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello and share the shade (and dog treats!) in my booth. Some snapshots from the day … The World’s Longest Cat (according to the Guiness Book) is a 26lb, 6 yr. […]

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