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Plan Your Ride, Ride Your Plan

July 8, 2020 11:23 pm

Every rider has training techniques that work better for some horses than others. The trick is to be able to adapt your techniques with each horse and each situation.

Cat Clicker Training

July 8, 2020 11:08 pm

Clicker training is fun for your cat to train you and fun for you to train your cat!

Positive Reinforcement

July 8, 2020 10:55 pm

Positive reinforcement is the presentation of something pleasant or rewarding immediately following a behavior. It makes that behavior more likely to occur in the future, and it is a powerful tool for shaping or changing your cat’s behavior.

Private Consult Homework

July 8, 2020 10:49 pm

After your private consult start working on conditioning your dog to the clicker.

House Rabbit Behavior

July 8, 2020 10:47 pm

It is easier to train rabbits if you understand that their behavior.

Helpful Information for Rabbit Adopters

July 8, 2020 9:18 pm

One of the single most frequent questions about rabbits as companions is: Are rabbits more like cats or dogs? The answer: neither. Dogs and cats have been bred for centuries to not be afraid of humans. Rabbits have been bred primarily for meat, fur and physical characteristics, which means that when you adopt a bunny, you adopt a lovely, domestic animal with the heart and spirit of a wild animal. It is much more challenging to win the trust of this sensitive, intelligent creature than it is to win the heart of a puppy or kitten, which has been bred to trust you from birth.

Polishing off the winter rust

July 8, 2020 9:16 pm

More often than not, horses get what we call “fresh” after any kind of significant time off. Some will buck, some will want to be “chargy” (go faster than we would like) and some may have other behavior issues arise.

Is your horse fit to be tied?

July 8, 2020 9:11 pm

No matter your source of enjoyment with your horse, being able to tie your horse is not only a handy skill, but also an important training tool.

Handling “spooky” situations

July 8, 2020 8:59 pm

One of most common statements we hear is, “My horse doesn’t like …” or “My horse is always spooky at …” These problems are actually very common because horses are naturally fear-based animals, and spooking is instinctual.