Conditioned Food Aversion or What Happened When I Poisoned the Family Dogs

I was 10 years old when I poisoned the family dogs. By that age I had decided my older brothers were doing it wrong; they never kept to a fixed schedule. I figured since mom always fed the family at the same time, the dogs deserved the same treatment and I took over the responsibility.…

Visualising C-BARQ Scores

Good behavior, health and longevity play no role in breed popularity; these were the findings of a recently published study. In addition to being open access there are 3 more articles discussing the details in the “related links” section so I won’t reiterate what has been said. Instead I was more intrigued by the way…

Zoosemiotics Turns 50

Before the first day of a new year unexpectedly rolls over the horizon I wanted mention 2013 was the year zoosemiotics turned 50 years old. In 1963 TA Sebeok introduced the world to the field of Zoosemiotics with this paragraph: “The term zoosemiotics – constructed in an exchange between Rulon Wells and me – is…

Cesar Millan’s Pain Flowchart

With this handy chart, Millan and fans can easily dismiss any and all concerns about a dog’s well-being. Deutsch   Français   Español   Svenska Related articles Shadow and Cesar Millan: An Update on the Strung Up Husky (psychologytoday.com) Exhaustion and Emily the Pitbull Millan is proof that Positive Reinforcement Works Cesar Millan Kicking Dogs Cesar Millan Hanging…