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.
Hearts, Minds and Paws - the Extraordinary Talents of Our Canine PartnersBy Aidan Bindoff on 03/05/2007
Parrot uses 950 words to talk with people, crack jokesBy Bill Peña on 02/14/2007
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?By Bill Peña on 02/13/2007
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?
Dog trained to steal cellphones?By Bill Peña on 01/22/2007
This is a fascinating story, if it's true!
Listen and Enjoy! Phoebe Chronicles in MP3 and PodcastBy Bill Peña on 12/31/2006
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.