Friday, May 14, 2010

Interesting items we found lately...

We found some interesting articles and other items surfing around lately and wanted to share them with you!

But first....wanted to show an old postcard drawing of me done by Nate Dickinson, back in 2007. Mum found it the other day...think he really captured my wacky side :)

Here's an interesting article from Dog Star Daily's Ian Dunbar talking about reinforcement schedules and their effectiveness in training results.

Some interesting medical related articles, including this one that talks about bone cancer care technique for dogs could at some point benefit people, too. And this one that talks about a breakthrough brain cancer surgery effectively helping dogs could also help humans.

If you missed the PBS program "Through a Dog's Eyes" a few weeks ago, you can still catch it on the PBS website. The documentary follows a handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often challenging process of receiving their service dogs. Well worth your time.

Be sure and secure your pup in the car when taking those summer getaways, or just a quick trip to the park. Believe me from experience, it's important! Visit my Squidoo Lens on Dog Car Safety for some tips. Several car insurance companies have riders that cover your pets too, it may not be super cheap auto insurance, but could be valuable if you don't already have health insurance for your pup.

Always good to keep up to help a dog that's choking.

And don't forget to visit my Canine CPR Squidoo lens for info on how to perform CPR on your pup in case of an emergency!

Ever wonder who are the folks behind this video that's been making the rounds via the Internets?

Well, it's from these folks, a Hungarian group called N├ępszigeti Kutyaiskola or People Island's Dog School who call their dog training method 'the Mirror Method' and use clicker training as well as mirroring to train the dogs. Interesting stuff! Check out this Examiner article and their website for more info.


  1. You have a fantastic blog! So much info, I love it. Thankyou,I'm really enjoying reading this with my morning cuppa!

  2. Wow, I'll definitely have to save this blog, it's go so much useful information in just one post! And "YoYo" is absolutely adorable. We rescued our English Jack Russell and love him to pieces.


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