Posts Tagged“history”

The Dogs of Star Trek

Given that later this month Star Trek Into Darkness comes out, I thought it would be fun to do a retrospective of the most memorable dogs to appear in the various Star Trek series. From beloved companions of captains and Klingon warriors, to wild alien creatures, and sly shape-shifters, there are some great moments featuring dogs in each series. Star Trek: The Original…

All About Asta

I often talk about the working origins of terrier breeds. Many historically have not spent much time being “house pets.” If you live with or know what I like to call a “full-strength” terrier, this history explains a lot. So what changed in the last 100 years to popularize such dogs? I believe that one dog in particular was given…

Clicker Training, Explained.

An Introduction to Clicker Training What is clicker training? Clicker training is an easy and effective way of opening up a clear channel of communication between you and your dog. A clicker is a noise-making tool that allows a trainer to instantly and clearly mark a behaviour as desirable. Clicker training is easy for dogs and people to learn, and…