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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.


 

Laughing with Your Dogs

Categories: Behavior & Training

Among the many burning questions we all ask ourselves often without getting firm answers are these:  Do dogs have a sense of humor?  Are they amused when funny things happen?  Are they actively trying to make us laugh when they perform their antics?  Or are their hijinks just snow jobs performed with ulterior motives to …

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Happy Endings

Categories: Behavior & Training
For those who have read Virginia Grainger’s piece about Tammy in the Volunteer Blog, Lizzie’s telling of Tammy’s story brings you behind the scenes to the amazing amount of time and love that went into Tammy’s adoption. Here is Lizzie’s story: I love my job at the Marin Humane shelter where I am a vet …

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How to Milk a Goat Story

Categories: Behavior & Training
An interview with Susie Harper It has become a common seasonal occurrence in Marin County, and all over the United States, to see goats grooming large swaths of land in order to clear it or make it fire safe. Goat rental and shepherding is now a booming business in California and of course with it …

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Mario’s Story

Categories: Behavior & Training
Mario was a long shot. He had already been returned from another rescue that thought he needed too much work to be adopted. But what Mario needed was more time and a whole lot of combined effort from the behavior staff, Feline Intervention Team (FIT) volunteers and the Animal Care staff. When Mario first arrived …

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Disability Pride

Categories: Behavior & Training
July was Disability Pride Month. Here at the blog we got so caught up with fish, snakes, gorillas and crocodiles that suddenly it’s August and we haven’t talked about our favorite pets – those with something visibly missing on the outside and something bigger going on inside. My dictionary app defines “disability” thus: “lack of …

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