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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!

What do you look for in a dog trainer?

Pet owners want to find a trainer that they can trust. But how do you know that a trainer is any good? What do you look for in a dog trainer?

Take the poll and tell us!

Dog trained to steal cellphones?

This is a fascinating story, if it's true!

When Chinese pets become hardened criminals.

Listen and Enjoy! Phoebe Chronicles in MP3 and Podcast

Gale Pryor's much-beloved series on raising a Border collie in the suburbs is now available in audio, read by the author herself. For the next ten months, we will be releasing one episode a month that you can listen to for free on your computer or portable digital audio player.