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B&Tea — Our Training Blog

Dipping your toe in the water or already deeply immersed? If you can’t get enough, check out the Behavior & Training blog for fun stories on training triumphs and foibles, cat and dog foster challenges and happy endings along with general musings on living life well with animals.


 

Behavior Puzzles

Categories: Behavior & Training
Happy New Year! Working with animals is both easier and more difficult than working with people, mostly depending on how you feel about people. But, that is another story. Animals are wonderful because they are always thrilled to see you, despite the fact you only walked into the living room and back, and their idea …

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VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS; DO DOGS DREAM?

Categories: Behavior & Training
We all see our pet dogs twitching while they sleep – legs shaking, eyelids fluttering, tails giving a wagging, an occasional growl or whimper. Sometimes there is even some suppressed barking. Is this just a keyed-up canine body winding down?  Or is your dog dreaming? Yes – dogs do dream, and the scientists say they …

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MISTAKEN IDENTITIES PART 2

Categories: Behavior & Training
In Neil’s previous blog about mistaken identities it was brought to light that many cats share similar physical characteristics. This came home to roost for me, quite literally, when one of my neighbor’s cats went missing and a cat who fit his description showed up in our garage, then took to visiting our deck chairs …

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Thanksgiving

Categories: Behavior & Training
To mark the holiday when we give thanks for all of our good fortune Dawn, Neil, Susie and I are sharing those things for which we are thankful. Our styles differ, but our sentiments are universal; we suspect you will share many of the same . To get the gratitude party started I am thankful …

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Poisons That Can Kill our Pets

Categories: Behavior & Training
With the Festive Season around the corner and Thanksgiving in the air, it’s time to make sure we don’t expose our pets to poison hazards from candies and other potentially toxic treats left carelessly around the house.  Most of us know that chocolate and macadamia nuts can be toxic – but there are other goodies …

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