Food And Treats

Celeste Patten on December 11th, 2017

I have a favorite essay that doesn’t get talked about much, but which I think is very timely as we enter the season of giving. “Creating a Culture of Abundance” is part of a collection titled On My Mind, Reflections on Animal Behavior and Learning published by the much-beloved Karen Pryor. The book was published in […]

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Recently, I was discussing an emotionally fragile dog with whom I was attempting to create a relationship. My friend asked if the dog was food motivated. This is, of course, a common question about a shy dog. However, the very nature of the question implies a misunderstanding of learning, motivation, and the subsequent use of food […]

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I wear many hats in my canine career and am often on the receiving end of popular dog misconceptions. “I don’t feed my dog people food,” is something often said with an air of pride by owners who think they are doing right by their dogs in holding to this idea.  In this blog, I want […]

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