Author: Joan Hunter Mayer

behavior modification |nounthe alteration of behavioral patterns through the use of such learning techniques as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement. Why does training your dog have to be such a difficult process? Why why why? Hmmm, well, it…
Calling all puppies and young small dogs!!! Come and play over at The Inquisitive Canine on February 24th from 1 – 2 PM. Bring your owners – let them hang out and talk while you run wild, socialize, play,…
Dr. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was a humanistic psychologist. He theorized that human behavior is driven by instinct and desires in order to reach an upper level of capabilities, and that the person does not feel the second need until…
One of the many things my parents taught me was the old adage “If you have nothing nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.” They also raised me to focus on the better qualities of a…
Besides chocolate? That’s easy – through clear communication and realistic expectations! Then what are some great ways to build a solid relationship? Being a great communicator. Which means, communicating in a language the other person or animal understands –…
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! Wow! And what a beautiful first day of the year it is. Windy like all get-out here in Ventura, but fortunately the SBAA was holding their annual Resolution Run today – in gorgeous Santa…