CLEO is in the avatar with Rafi!! YEAAAHHHH!!! (I'm a Cleo fan, Okay??)
Cool if Patricia McConnel has a blog! What I love about her is that she is such a creative thinker-- really flexible, ecclectic, and most surprising, she seems to even have experience with dogs like Grimm. (Feisty Fido) New Patricia McC blog? How cool is that! Thanks, Ruth!
I just started reading the blog and I am already learning new things. I'm especially interested in her new book where she talks about using play to train. I do that quite a bit with Rafi to refocus his prey drive when he's off leash.
I always listen to "Calling All Pets" and last week she was talking about "negative punishment" which is a very interesting concept. You can listen to that show here: http://www.wpr.org/pets/listen.cfm (The 2/7 show). I am actually going to email and ask her to clarify something about the concept because I would like to use it with Rafi but his response doesn't exactly fit her model.
Patti--watch for a new picture thread from Cleo featuring her with her dogs through the years.