Dog expert Patricia McConnell’s books and blog are a wealth of information for dog owners. She is a animal behaviorist and dog trainer with years of experience. Her books have helped me get to know my two boys a lot better. What are they thinking? Why do they do that? These questions and more get answered in her books and blog.
“One of the segments on the BBC show The Secret Life of Dogs that generated several interesting comments was the segment that showed “Betsy,” (not her real name, you gotta love that some dogs now have ‘nom de plumes’) retrieving an object after being shown just a photograph of it. Wow. That truly is amazing. It got me to thinking about the trouble I had a year or so ago when I tried to teach Willie to discriminate between toys based on a name. For over a year he’d been told to “Go get your toy,” and he’d pick out whatever toy he liked best that was nearby”