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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.


 

A Cautionary Tail

Categories: Behavior & Training
Does anyone really enjoy cautionary tales? Maybe they do when they involve actual tails. One summer morning right around 3am, all three of my dogs raced out of the bedroom into the backyard. Well, two dogs raced into the backyard while one whistleblower border collie type raced to the screened sliding door to assess the …

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Count Their Eyes – Then Divide by Two

Categories: Behavior & Training
At Marin Humane all animal lives are precious but – as far as I know – the shelter has never helped crocodiles find new homes and doting guardians.  The nearest creatures we have had to crocodiles are Bearded Dragons and Iguanas, both considerably smaller and a whole lot more sociable.  If the shelter bigwigs ever …

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Gorillas I Miss

Categories: Behavior & Training
Kim Bromley with Susie Harper Recently, our local newspaper sent out a call for six word stories about the best vacation you ever had. I submitted: One hour with gorillas in Rwanda. It was indeed the best hour of my life (something I don’t rub in my husband’s face, but true nonetheless). We were fortunate …

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A Fish Called Boq

Categories: Behavior & Training
This is Boq – a Comet Goldfish.  He has been part of my family for 15 years now and he has taught me much – not only about goldfish but also about our responsibilities toward the little guys.  Boq has had a very exciting life change recently and I was brought to tears when I …

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On Dogs and Flies

Categories: Behavior & Training
My dog Velo is sensitive. Mind, he is much more sensitive about events happening to him than about capers he perpetrates on others. But let’s talk about that later. Suffice it to say, Velo is sensitive. I should mention that Velo is a Border Collie/Whippet cross. Many of you are wincing. You are folks who …

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