Category Archives: Education

Clearing up confusion about service dogs, therapy animals, and emotional support animals.

This is an excellent article debunking all the myths surrounding animals who help humans. The only thing I would add is in reference to the end of the article, where the author says that laws about service dog fraud are … Continue reading

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Educational Bits on Dogs, Parrots, and Horses

Hello! I’ve been hard at work establishing my business here in Salt Lake City, so I haven’t had time to write an actual blog entry yet (one is on its way, though!). In the meantime, these are some interesting articles, … Continue reading

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What’s Important to You?

Originally posted on Paws Abilities:
For a professional dog trainer, my dogs are not very “well trained.” They wear Freedom harnesses on walks to keep them from pulling. They get excited when visitors come over. They bark when people come…

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The New Dog Adventures, Part 1

It’s been just over 5 months since we moved here from Austin, and of course much has happened in that time.  The most salient event to this entry is that Copper got lonely. In Austin, we lived in a duplex … Continue reading

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Parrot MythBusters #1: The Inevitable Bite

I’ve decided to start a series called “Parrot MythBusters”, wherein common and pervasive myths about parrots will be addressed and discussed.  While the idea has been percolating for several months now, the impetus to actually start with this first one … Continue reading

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Pellets v. a Fresh Diet: The Great Pet Food Debate

There is a recurring discussion in one of the online parrot groups that I moderate about whether or not pellets should be fed to parrots.  Well, actually, to be more accurate, the pellet v. fresh food debate recurs throughout aviculture, … Continue reading

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Reducing hormonal behaviors in parrots.

Well, it’s springtime, which means that love is in the air for a lot of companion parrots. I actually wrote a version of this article a long time ago for a companion parrot group online that I moderate, but since … Continue reading

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