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TAGteach co-founder wins APDT award

Joan Orr, M.Sc., ClickerExpo faculty member and TAGteach co-founder, has won an award from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Joan's paper, "Talk to the Animals: Clicker Training as a Communication Tool," won a Dogwise John Fisher Scholarship 2005 award. Congratulations, Joan!

Preview: Clicker Training Events Calendar

We're pleased to announce a sneak preview of our new Clicker Training Events Calendar, a searchable database of clicker training and TAGteaching events where you can post your own events for free, or find events near you at any time.

Town Recreation Dept sponsors clicker classes


Boston, August 12: The town of Brookline, in Boston, is offering clicker classes for small dogs, under 20 lbs. Learn to come, sit, etc. with clicker and target, plus tackling the special needs of small dogs, from housebreaking to ankle nipping. Nice to see a township sponsoring such a well-planned clicker program. For more info go to http://www2.townonline.com/brookline/atGlance/view.bg?articleid=303187

Do you train assistance dogs? A new clicker newsletter for you

Paws-Up, Inc., in Mulvane, Kansas, produces workbooks, handouts, and other products for people clicker training assistance or therapy dogs. Their quarterly newsletter, "A Pawsitive Canine Experience," contains useful articles, plus research briefs, references to current research papers, and recommended online links. ClickerExpo faculty members Virginia Broitman and Debi Davis are contributing authors, and the current issue (Summer 2005) features Karen Pryor's piece "On Being a Changemaker."

She teaches dog lovers new tricks (phillyBurbs.com)

We've been seeing lots of articles like this one which feature a local clicker trainer explaining how they train and bringing people into the fold. We get these every day from across the country, and occasionally we will feature them here on the blog.