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May 05, 2008

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magnoliasouth

Do you think that Betsy (also named Betty in the article, if I understand this right) was taught differently and this is the result of her teaching?

For example, during training the owner may have moved objects from original locations before sending her to retrieve.

Another example could also be that the owner taught her by moving with her from room to room while looking for objects.

Just a thought.

David Rentz

Hi Con

Most interesting. We have neighbours with problem dogs and they won't do anything to constrain them. They follow none of the leash laws at all. They have chased our Cassowaries away. They have had hundreds of dollars worth of fines but they persist in letting their Great Dane and Dalmatian run wild in the neighbourhood. Awful.

Dave Rentz

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  • Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.
    Slobodchikoff is President and CEO of Animal Communications, Ltd., specializing in pet behavior problems and in educating people about the behavior of animals.
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    London is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Pet Dog Trainer who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavioral problems in the domestic dog.