We hope those of you in the #PNW have been enjoying these beautiful #autumn days!
I had the pleasure of working with Pippin a few weeks ago. She is a smart and sweet #miniaussie who is learning to feel comfortable in water, like the doggie pool at Pawz-n-Play. Her dedicated guardian has done such a wonderful job raising a lovely dog!
I had so much fun training Wilson to do a down/stay, and I think he had fun, too!
It's starting to feel a bit like fall!
I've been working with Rafael this week, a rescue dog available for adoption through @savinggreatanimals. He is such a sweetheart and is so smart! #dogtraining
While our passion is deepening our understanding of the relationships between humans and nonhumans, the relationships between other animals are so fascinating, too!
I had a wonderful time learning how to train other species at @takingwingconsulting yesterday!
Every day is #NationalDogDay at Heal to Howl!
Often times, we ask too much of our dogs, especially in the face of novel stimuli. In these pictures, I ask Aela for a hand target (touch her nose to my hand). In the first photo, she simply jumped up instead. While she may be able to target my hand this high at home, we'd never practiced it in this location or with someone pointing a camera at her. In the second photo, my hand is lower to help her be successful. Does your dog struggle with certain cues in certain scenarios? Is there a way you can make it easier for them, so they can get it right?
#AelaTheAdventureDog always enjoys Lake Sammamish State Park. #Seattle area friends: what are your dog's favorite local places?
Today was the best day! I learned from the absolutely amazing @ken_ramirez_kpct, trained a #goat and met some other lovely animals (both human and nonhuman). #theranch #kpct #ranchkpct #farmanimals #positivereinforcement #behaviornerd #animalbehavior
I had such an incredible weekend at #Convergence2018 learning from some of the most amazing trainers, behavior analysts and more. Many thanks to @tagteach_international, @tagteachjoan and @theryanodotcom for putting together this awesome event. Can't wait until next year! #neverstoplearning #continuingeducation #behaviornerd