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RE: Community Intervention

Augusta and Adelia, San Mateo, CA's municipal code: https://www.animallaw.info/local/ca-san-mateo-title-6-animals refers to mediation for animal nuisance complaints regarding a kennel or cattery (6.20.120 - Mediation) or the holder of an Animal Fancier Permit (6.16.110 - Mediation). They...


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RE: Community Intervention

In Portland, Oregon we too have a nonprofit that provides free neighbor mediation services which includes pet issues, but as Stephanie mentioned, it only works when you have two people wiling to come to the table sort out their conflict. As a former volunteer for this group, I found that when...


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RE: Training Video: How to Socialize Puppies to Chickens (and Other Animals)

No nothing concerning. I was just sharing. Thank you. Carol Sumbry ACDBC, CPDT-KA Associated Certified Behavior Consultant/Certified Dog Trainer Sent from iPhone


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RE: Training Video: How to Socialize Puppies to Chickens (and Other Animals)

Hi Carol, That's a great article. We seem to be in agreement. Safe, voluntary, positive experiences with novelty starting very young and continuing through adolescence. Was there something in the video or post that made you feel otherwise? Ian still recommends that puppies meet 100 people...


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RE: Training Video: How to Socialize Puppies to Chickens (and Other Animals)

Diane, I saw Ian probably 20 years. He's brilliant. Yes there is a brief window for any species for socialization. This is crucial for survival. That said I think the way we view socialization has changed over the years. It used to be the "meet 100 dogs and people" for example but we've...



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Training Video: How to Socialize Puppies to Chickens (and Other Animals)

Hey y'all, I've been, more or less, obsessed with early socialization ever since I attended a seminar with Ian Dunbar in 2009 where he explained that young puppies and kittens are infinitely easier to train and socialize than at any other point in their life. (He and I also discussed this in a...