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1) Edie Jane Eaton - TTouch Workshop for dogs in Christchurch in March
This is a “must not be missed” opportunity for all professionals working with animals as TTouch mastery can even be applied to Killer Whales, Macaque Monkeys, Servil Cats... and our 'best friends' our Dogs. A weekend master class (2 x 8 hours) provides the framework for dealing with issues ranging from fear of vets, stress urination, barking, chewing, aggression, post surgery, birthing, aging, and socialisation, and demonstrates with your or others dogs enhanced learning.2) Ian Dunbar - Vet/Behaviouralist coming to both Christchurch and Auckland in February.
The upcoming talk 'on canine aggression' by visiting Veterinarian and Canine Behaviourist Dr. Ian Dunbar will help bring some of that required discussion to the public and political ear, and hopefully to NZ media. This is your chance to hear Ian in Christchurch (and in Auckland) either for your own or your staff professional development.
(see www.dogtalk.doglinks.co.nz or telephone us for event and registration details.)More information on DogTalk , TTouch and Dogstar Other dog events that's happening around the country, view our Dog Calendar
Your 6 month old female Skye Terrier has started to act as if she is fearful when people reach to pet her. She has never been smacked in her life, so being hand-shy has no cause that you can think of. She is very friendly otherwise and you want her to be a happy family pet.What can help her overcome this?
Last Newsletter Quiz's answer:
What is the most inviting movement a human can make to attract most dogs to come toward them?
C. Take a step away from him while standing with one side toward him and immediately crouch down and clap your hand.
The science of sniffer dogs How many dogs on their own would go up a fire ladder to the second story?"
Crash test -- 1959 Chevy Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevy Malibu. They don't build 'em like they used to. And that's a good thing
Robert B. Parker died this week -- as did Kate McGarrigle and Erich Segal (who was a better scholar than novelist). Parker was one of my favorites; I've been reading his books since the early 70s. I met him a couple of times, briefly. He was courtly, if that's the word I want, and good-humored. The "Spenser" series , which revived the American detective novel, was great fun for a while, and then, like many series, had grown a little formulaic; fortunately the last couple or three have been fresher -- I'm reading *The Professional*. I really liked his "Sonny Randall" series -- having a female lead character took Parker out of himself -- and his westerns which demonstrated the ethical connection between the Western and the detective novel.
Babies Understand "Dog Speak"
The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds is an experiment in scale: By condensing 4.6 billion years of history into a minute, the video is a self-contained timepiece. Like a specialized clock, it gives one a sense of perspective. Everything?—?from the formation of the Earth, to the Cambrian Explosion, to the evolution of mice and squirrels?—?is proportionate to everything else, displaying humankind as a blip, almost indiscernible in the layered course of history.
Do the Time Warp Take a trip through Time Warp's high-speed scenes frame by frame. Watch how a dog shakes his head and the saliva goes everywhere.
We begin to live when we have conceived life as a tragedy.
Geoff Stern for insert in Non-Doggy Reading
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