Category: Alternative Training Techniques

Pilling

How To Pill Your Pet Using Positive Reinforcement

Pilling is a huge step for many pet owners. Whether a pet will ingest life-saving medications or herbs depends a lot on technique and training. Every cat or dog can be shown that pilling is something that can be fun and rewarding but taking the time for initial training is important. You can pill your dog or cat with the… Read more →

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Feline Wellness The Natural Way (Case Study: Billie)

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to meet Anitra Frasier who wrote the ground breaking book, “The Natural Cat.”  Anitra was not a veterinarian, but she had decades of experience rescuing and caring for people’s cats.  She’d get on her bicycle with her supplies and do house calls to show people how to correctly trim nails, clean ears, groom and… Read more →

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Holistic Horse Training

I have been feverishly working on building the website: www.freespirithorsetraining.com to combine all types of positive horse training: clicker training, trick training, liberty horse training. As far as I know, it’s the only free step by step on-line how-to on liberty training available with videos. Still working on the management part of the site but the cutest thing is Tino… Read more →

Tino and Liberty Horse Training, Part 1

Tino and Liberty Horse Training, Part 1

Here is a video of Tino and me working together using techniques I learned last June on a trip to Liberty Horse Training at Robin Gates’ beautiful Rising Moon Ranch in Sonoma, California, about an hour north of San Francisco. Liberty Horse Training provides a truly revolutionary, entirely positive approach to working with horses. (By the way, can you believe… Read more →