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Hearts, Minds and Paws - the Extraordinary Talents of Our Canine Partners

Canine Partners in the UK is a registered charity which specializes in training and providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities. They use a program designed by Nina Bondarenko, a world renowned dog trainer who uses clicker training. Nina has recently written a book entitled "Hearts, Minds and Paws" to both inform and move us on the extraordinary talents of our canine partners.

Parrot uses 950 words to talk with people, crack jokes

The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour.

Read the full post for more, and hear an excerpt of the parrot talking with his teacher!

Navy May Deploy Anti-Terrorism Dolphins

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dozens of dolphins and sea lions trained to detect and apprehend waterborne attackers could be sent to patrol a military base in Washington state, the Navy said Monday.

Our Latest Audiobook Raffle Winners: BlueHairBob and Diane Filler!

Every month KPCT holds a raffle to reward our users for their contributions to Clickertraining.com. Our latest winners of the Don't Shoot the Dog audiobook in MP3 format are BlueHairBob and Diane Filler! Congratulations and thanks to you both!

Would you like to win your own copy of Don't Shoot the Dog, or other treats from KPCT? Just register here, contribute by commenting on stories, blogging, inviting your friends and more, and you'll earn clicks and treats! You'll also gain access to our entire training library, and be eligible for special member-only discounts, unadvertised specials and exclusive content.

Bark Magazine: Clicker Training in the Spotlight

The November 2006 issue of Bark magazine features a wonderful profile of Karen Pryor ("the maven of clicker training"). The piece is written by Boston writer Amy Sutherland, author of Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched. Bark magazine is a high-profile publication, and we're delighted to have the spotlight shine on clicker training—and Karen too!