In the wake of the recent incident involving the death of a toddler in Hopkinton, Iowa as a result of an attack by two Rottweilers, Loras College student, Molly Devine interviewed Cindy Ludwig for a news story about whether certain dog breeds are more "aggressive" than others. Devine states, "Ludwig says.... the behaviors of any dog are influenced by a number of factors." The full story can be seen here.
The Karen Pryor Academy hosted the spring Clicker Expo in Chicago this year. It was an awesome event with lots of great science-based, advanced training information from some of the world's foremost and most forward thinking trainers and academics, an opportunity to meet and talk to a variety of interesting and intelligent clicker trainers from around the world and catch up with some old friends.
The Westin Hotel in Chicago was very accommodating to us - 425 attendees with 125 dogs! All of the dogs were very well behaved - barely a sound out of them during the entire 3-day long conference! I'm sure the Westin staff was quite impressed!
On Friday, a group of Wisconsin homeschoolers enjoyed a lively presentation about safety around dogs and bite prevention. Following the presentation, they visited with Ginger. All present had a great time and learned a lot!
On Friday, March 4 a group of homeschooled children in Wisconsin got to see firsthand what service dogs do and how they are trained to assist people with disabilities live more independent lives. Opal demonstrated the tasks she has learned and also treated the children to some canine musical freestyle moves!