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  • If you missed seeing Dr. Ian Dunbar, you can listen to him on Kim Hill, Radio NZ. Thank to Blair from Doglinks for organising this. It always helps when you know people in high places:) I just wish Rodney Hide came to listen. He was invited!
    Ian Dunbar: disciplining dogs
    Veterinarian, animal behavourist, dog trainer, and writer, whose research in hierarchical social behaviour and aggression in domestic dogs broke new ground. ( duration: 31'24?)
  • TTouch- Christchurch-- March 12, 13, 14. Friday evening demonstration only, or stay for the weekend.
    Raw Essentials Live with Dr Tom Lonsdal
  • Tauranga Doggie Dash-- Sun, April 4, 6:30am 11:30am
  • APDTNZ Conference, Wellignton. Sat, June 5, 2010
  • Susan Friedman, and Ray Coppinger, Auckland Wed, July 7, 2010 Sun, July 11, 2010
  • Royal Canin Pet Expo- 2 day show Hamilton, Sat, July 31, 2010, 10am Sun, August 1, 2010, 5pm

Check Doglinks' calendar for details

New Zealand Dog News

World Dog News

Behaviour Quiz

What are the best words to use to teach a dog named "Tippy" to come to you immediately when he/she is running into the street?

A. "Tippy Halt!"
B. "Tippy Come!"
C. "Tippy Koi!"
D. "Tippy Here!"

Last Newsletter Quiz's answer: How to help feardog dogs? According to Dr Ian Dunbar, the best way of getting your dog or resuce dog to like you is to start hand feeding your dog. He will associate YOU with FOOD, and that can only be good!

Doggy links

Take an online Advanced Animal Behavior through MIT

Going to the Dogs Cognitive scientists once spurned the dog as too domesticated to study. But now many are leaping at the chance to use man’s best friend to help understand how social cognition evolved

ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist It's tempting to dismiss this, but actually it may serve some quite useful purpose in leading someone to getting professional help for a very troubled dog or to find some other solution

This is not herding Distinguishing prey drive from herding instinct

DNA and frequently used sires

Non-Doggy Sites

Feeding a family for a week: a photo essay

Adjectives of Relation

Venn diagrams to explain everything

Doggy Reading

What does the idiom: "Give a dog a bad name" mean? A person who is generally known to have been guilty of some offence will always be suspected to be the author of all similar types of offence. Once someone has gained a bad reputation, it is very difficult to lose it.

Dunedin Dog Show- 1897- the first one!

Everything for a Dog (5 hours audio) from Christchurch Library
Grade Level: 4-6 Age Level: 9-11 Listening Level: Grades 4-6
Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left mother-less as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart, and Bone must now go on, alone. Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs.

Doggie Videos

Training with hand signals focus training. The only problem that I see is that she doesn't lift her expectations of a focus. She basically is 4 metres from her dog, and every time he looks at her, she walks up to the dog and give him a treat. You need to slowly increase your eye contact to 10 seconds before rewarding him.

9 Habits of Effective Clicker Trainers
Part 1: Using Rewards
Part 2: Timing

Non- Doggie Videos

The dictionary definition of "cool"
Miles Davis & John Coltrane -- "So What"
Miles Davis -- "'Round Midnight"

How people count paper money around the world

Quotes of the Week

The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience.
-- W. E. B. Du Bois

Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.
-- Desmond Morris

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
-- George Lucas

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
--  Thoreau

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
-- Plutarch

Fran Liebowitz:

. My favorite way to wake up is to have a certain French movie star whisper to me softly at two-thirty in the afternoon that if I want to get to Sweden in time to pick up my Nobel Prize for Literature, I had better ring for breakfast. This occurs rather less often than one might wish.

. There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death.

. The downfall of most diets is that they restrict your intake of food.

Thanks to...

Geoff Stern for insert in Non-Doggy Reading
Behaviour Quiz- taken from

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