Wednesday, December 30, 2009

duke spam!

these photos were taken in endicott, new york. while andre and petey were busy at the karen pryor workshops, duke and i explored the local parks.


can you spot duke

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) for Leash-Aggressive Dog

I was recently introduced to Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) for treating fear/aggression (as well as its sister technique, CAT, or Constructional Aggression Treatment).

Having gotten Duke to a certain level using food and classical counter conditioning/desensitization, I am interested in new techniques that could be faster. Maybe BAT is faster than classical counter conditioning and desensitization. Who knows. I'm going to give it a try with Duke and see how he likes it.

More posts soon!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

petey spam

snoozing petey

lick  lick

a  most handsome profile

i'm happy to report that we haven't had any biting incidents in the last couple of months because we know exactly what petey's triggers are.

he is house trained now and starts sniffing and circling the room when he wants to do his business - a great cue for us.

he is also a very snuggly beagle and so affectionate.

i'm going to have a lot of trouble giving him up! and secretly i'm hoping that people will be scared off by his biting history and won't apply to adopt him.... but that would be just selfish of me. petey has so much love to give, i shouldn't keep it all to myself :)