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Clicker training cats as service animals...?

Thinking outside the canine box when it comes to service animals, from Newsday.com:

...Training a service cat can be more challenging than your average golden retriever. "Cats are a harder package to put together," Knowlton concedes. "You have to get one that's not afraid of anything, and who will listen. And she needs to be unobtrusive—if I bring Pushette to a restaurant, she needs to stay in her basket," which is attached to Knowlton's motorized wheelchair.

Read the full article Newsday.com here. You can also find lots of goodies on clicker training cats at this page.

Tamar Geller and Opportunities for Clicker Training Instructors

Recently,  author of "The Loved Dog", Tamar Geller was featured on Oprah.  Tamar Geller advocates a positive, hands-off approach to dog training using rewards rather than punishment to show the dog what is expected.

Geller has an enormous reach into the homes of the American public through shows and publications such as Oprah, 20/20, USA Today and The New York Times Magazine.

Thousands of people will be discovering the joys and advantages of a positive, hands-off approach to dog training - and apart from reading "The Loved Dog", where will they find it in their town?

Clicker Training for Cats earns 5 stars from About.com!

About.com provides an in-depth, glowing review of our Clicker Training for Cats Kit. Read the review or learn more about this indespensible tool for cat owners. "Anyone seriously interested in clicker training a cat will need this book, and the Clicker Training Fun Kit will give you all the tools you need to start today."

Golden Retriever performs ... the Heimlich Maneuver?

Now this is a great application of targeting:

CALVERT, Md. -- Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman's chest. The dog's owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life.

Massive Pet Food Recall

There is a massive pet food recall in place for many major brands of wet dog and cat food, including brands like Iams and Eukanuba, as well as many store brands like Hannaford's and Save-A-Lot.

Please look at the recall information, and check your pet's food if you use any of the brands. The risk to your pet's health is potentially fatal, so please get the information and spread the word!