Health · Nutrition · Pet Food

Keep those Doggies Rollin’……Rawhide, Rawhide!

Rawhide, Rawhide: A dog person cannot walk into a pet supply store (or their own grocery store, for that matter) without noticing the explosion in the number of dog chews, dental devices and edible bones that are available for sale today. Some of these are biscuit or extruded concoctions containing a mixture of ingredients, while others originate from cow skin (rawhide chews) or are the… Continue reading Keep those Doggies Rollin’……Rawhide, Rawhide!

Behavior and Training · Operant Conditioning

Speaking of treats…..

Like kids with their Halloween candy, do dogs rank the treats that we provide to them? Many trainers selectively  use what we call "high-value treats" for some behaviors and "low-value treats" for others. However, other than subjectively observing the level of our dog's pleasure at receiving different types of treats, do we have actual evidence that treats vary in their influence upon… Continue reading Speaking of treats…..