Behavior and Training · Clicker Training · dog books · dog-human relationship · Operant Conditioning · Recommended Websites, Studies and Authors · Science

Choosing Kindly – An Excerpt

This week's Science Dog essay is an excerpt from Chapter 8 of  "Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog". I introduced the previous chapter with a story about starting each orientation class at AutumnGold with a version of the training game. While I emphasized that our students are usually impressed by these demonstrations and… Continue reading Choosing Kindly – An Excerpt

Behavior and Training · Canine Cognition · Clicker Training · dog books · dog-human relationship · Operant Conditioning · Recommended Websites, Studies and Authors · Science

Becoming Dog Smart

This week's blog is an excerpt from Linda Case's newest Science Dog book, "Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog." I grew up in an animal-loving family. As a young child, I had an auspicious start to pet ownership with Beany the Bird, a parakeet who I trained to fly from his cage to land… Continue reading Becoming Dog Smart

Behavior and Training · dog-human relationship · Recommended Websites, Studies and Authors · Science

Be a Citizen (Canine) Scientist!

Love dogs and interested in helping scientists to learn more about their behavior? If so, this study is for you! Graduate student Mie Kikuchi and Professor Daniel Mills of the University of Lincoln are conducting a survey study that examines cultural perceptions of canine aggression. Click the photo below to be a citizen scientist and participate… Continue reading Be a Citizen (Canine) Scientist!

Health · Nutrition · Recommended Websites, Studies and Authors · Science · Scientific Method

What’s Your Dinner Ritual?

The Case dogs have an evening dinner ritual. This ritual has not changed much in the last few years and deviates very little in its nightly performance. It begins, like clockwork, at 8:15 pm and is currently directed by Cadie, our senior Golden girl. Mike (my husband) typically feeds the dogs their evening meal, so… Continue reading What’s Your Dinner Ritual?

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Dog Food Logic

"Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices" is  now available! Click on the images for more information and to order. (Note: E-versions are already available from Dogwise, and will be included on Amazon soon).                                                                              ORDER FROM AMAZON                                          ORDER FROM DOGWISE REVIEWS OF "DOG FOOD LOGIC"… Continue reading Dog Food Logic

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New Book Announcement – “Dog Food Logic”

"Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices" is now available from Dogwise Publishing and Amazon. Click on the image for ordering information.  Below are several recent reviews.                    ORDER AT DOGWISE                                  ORDER AT AMAZON ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ REVIEWS OF "DOG FOOD LOGIC" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Reviewer:… Continue reading New Book Announcement – “Dog Food Logic”