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April 24, 2004

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Happy spring to all our readers in the Northern Hemisphere!  It's time to start enjoying your dogs in all sorts of outdoor activities, from vigorous agility to relaxing long walks together.

Your editor had a wonderful opportunity to see the dogs of Paris first hand during a week in March. We kept track of all the dog breeds seen -- small and large alike -- and also the dog issues encountered, including those on the sidewalks!  Click through the link above to enjoy our report.

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10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CLICKER TRAINING
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Is clicker training "all positive"? Is a word better than a clicker for reinforcing a dog's good behavior? Can a clicker be used in a training class? These questions reveal some of the many misconceptions people hold about clicker training.  Discover answers about this popular training method, and learn if it might be worthwhile for you and your dogs.

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Karen Pryor is THE scientist who developed modern, force-free animal training methods. while working with dolphins in the 1960s -- methods now used successfully with dogs as well.  She is a pioneer and leading proponent of clicker training, as well as a noted scientist in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. In this book, she introduces both the how and why of clicker training, a great place to start with this new approach.

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One of the most popular writers about sled dogs, mushing, the Iditarod and life is Gary Paulsen, the author of the best-selling book Winterdance.   Now he has written a new book called  My Life in Dog Years for young people and those young at heart, detailing his experiences with eight influential dogs in his own life.  These include Cookie, a dog that saved his life.  The book is getting five-star reviews from readers.

Big-Enough Anna: Little Sled Dog that Braved the Arctic
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Several summers ago, I had a chance to meet Pam Flowers and her huskies during a trip to Alaska. Since then, WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her trip across the Arctic [Alone Across the Arctic] and now are delighted to feature Big-Enough Anna, her children's story about Anna, the gutsy husky puppy. Perfect for any child who likes animals and adventure, and for parents who love reading to their youngsters.

Working Dogs:  True Stories of Dogs and Their Handlers
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Finally, we are pleased to feature a wonderful book that explores the whole range of dog work, from assistance dogs to ranch dogs to therapy dogs to sled dogs to police, military and SAR dogs. Working Dogs:  True Stories Working Dogs:   True Stories can be enjoyed any dog lover who admires capable dogs, as well as by those seeking specific information about each canine career.

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