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How a Horse Thinks

How a Horse Thinks

Source: Photo by Marylou Salon on Unsplash A horse’s powers of cognition are dependent upon their senses. Horses have excellent memories. They remember a person, place, or thing by smell, taste, voice recognition, and sight recognition, as well as more subtle, and personal, methods of touch. They are not good problem solvers, but rather creatures of habit. For this reason, training methods of positive and negative reinforcement seem to work best when practiced with consistency. What you might think of as clever problem solving can usually be attributed rather to his penchant to make associations, since a particular action will yield a favorable consequence....

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4 Myths About Cats

4 Myths About Cats

Source: Photo by Anna Yenina on Unsplash It’s really amazing that so many myths have sprung up around cats, because they’re such wonderful creatures. It’s a pretty safe bet that the old belief that they were a witch’s familiar has finally been put to rest.So has the idea that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck, which is just plain silly. Black cats are wonderful pets. Then there’s the old adage that cats don’t remember anything. Nonsense! They remember their names, people they’ve known, and much more. They are every bit as intelligent as other pets, and in some cases, more so.Cats...

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The Fundamental Key Training Components For Your Dog

The Fundamental Key Training Components For Your Dog

Source: Photo by Berkay Gumustekin on Unsplash There are a few basic guidelines I rely on in every training program—whether I’m working with an untrained puppy, helping a dog brush up on a few basic skills, or dealing with a behavior problem. In this chapter, we’ll look at each of these critical components. As a group, they’re a kind of Lucky Dog 101—everything you need to know to get started. These are aspects of training that’ll help make the time you invest with your dog efficient and effective: Mental Preparation It’s easy to perceive dog training as something that’s mostly physical; we teach a...

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