Boudicca learns to fast walk the fountain perimeter!

This is Boudicca doing "Up." It's a common trick some dogs are capable of doing. That's great, she's too cute, but the point here concerns dog learning and building foundation skills. The fountain in the background is located at Island Park near downtown Sarasota, across from Marina Jacks Restaurant and fueling docks. The fountain is …

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Tired Dogs Make Dumb Choices

Self control often means trading the instant gratification of an immediate objective for a secondary long term desire. It’s a way of managing competing self interests (eat cake/lose weight), a coping mechanism with adaptive advantages. But self control doesn’t come free,Studies have demonstrated that self control depletion results in impaired inhibition and results in people …

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Anthropomorphism, Double-Edged Sword

Why understanding this is useful in applications of companion behavior modification and training! The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind. We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention, curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.