Jan 302014
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia - Human Cause!

I think I make it pretty obvious how unhappy I am with our human nature to poison the Earth. Carl Sagan warned us of using pretend science to approve everything and not understanding the choices and consequences of this. ““This combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces.” Carl Sagan’s last TV Interview: http://www.carlsaganvideos.com/the-last-interview/last-sagan-p1 We allow all decisions of safety to come down to lobbies and money and the “science’ behind them without [More…]

Jan 272014
The Hardest Part of Winning is Creating a Winning Environment.

Preparation to compete and to perform at your best is not something that comes easy to most people. Creating a perfect environment internally (mentally and physically) and externally (the antecedent conditions) no matter where you are and no matter what happens before or during your performance, should be your goal and something you train and work at in order to perfect the process for those critical times where precision and perfection matter. The ability to keep your focus and your confidence no [More…]

Jan 272014
Canine Behavior and Our Expectations

I tend to be pretty precise in the behavior I look for when training my dogs. I use a high frequency reward rate, higher than anyone I know or see on a regular basis. I am always looking to shape behavior with success. When training agility obstacles, or concepts such as commitment, convergence, distance, direction, effort to get to obstacles, etc; my expectations are completely based on what I see while I am training and the actual results I get during the [More…]

Jan 262014
Canine Relationship and a Concept Called Respect!

A simple way to start this post is to say that I think those that believe alpha dominance is required for the role of being a canine guardian are completely out of touch with dogs. There is no question in my mind that the quality of the relationship and respect you show to your dog and the respect they have for you based on your past behavior and their experience with you means everything in your ability to get the most from [More…]