This weekend! Join Dawn Jansen, Certified Senior Tellington TTouch Practitioner for a two-day workshop at the Oregon Humane Society on December 5 & 6, 2015. This workshop has been approved by the CCPDT for 12 CEUs. TTouch is a training method that addresses pet behavior and/or health issues in a positive, respectful, cooperative manner, focusing on helping pets feel safe and confident in our world. Learning just a few of the simple body TTouches and movements can help make a real difference in a pet’s life. In this workshop you will learn techniques that you can incorporate into your pet training business, or use with your personal pet companions. See flyer for further details.
The experts speak out on the latest internet viral “phenomenon” – household cats being startled by cucumbers. Several viral videos have made their waves on social media over the past week depicting the reactions of pet cats to the placement of a cucumber behind them. Dr. Pachel and other behaviorists share their thoughts on this behavior and the prank in Aly Semigran’s Pet 360 article.
For Veteran’s Day this year, columnist Ellen Brait of The Guardian took on the subject of military service dogs and how trauma affects the mental landscape of working canines. She interviewed Dr. Pachel for his take on Canine PTSD, and the resulting article touches on the realities and challenges that come with life in the military, even for four-legged soldiers.
The full article is available at: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/11/canine-ptsd-us-military-working-dogs