John Watson founded the field of behaviorism and then took his talents to Madison Avenue. Here, college kids explain how he used classical conditioning to make a baby scared of bunnies.
Alex Jones loves Lego, and loves Kisha, his little black dog. So, he made her a Lego doghouse, naturally. And Lego steaks, and a fire hydrant and a tree to pee on.
Chinese Cresteds tend to take trophies at anti-beauty competitions. But they exist largely because of a single great beauty, who liked to compare their hairlessness to her clotheslessness: Gypsy Rose Lee.
Most of our routines begin with a cue and end with a reward. Ditto with dogs. But sometimes, with us or with them, the rewards aren’t what we think they are…
Now that weed is legal in Washington, some drug-sniffing dogs are finding themselves with a skill set that is no longer necessary.
As an animal trainer on the set of Animal Planet’s Too Cute, I was exposed to many kinds of species, and brands of adorableness.
A Brooklyn dog lover has devoted the last few years to investigating some of the weirder ways in which people insist on hanging onto their departed pets. The result is her film, Furever.
After her dog went blind, California publicist Silvie Bordeaux decided to devote herself to making products to help visually-impaired pups. Her first effort is “Muffin’s Halo.”
Doggles are glasses made specifically for the canine-set. Sure, they’re cute, but they also have several surprising uses.
Using the same principles of positive reinforcement behavior modification that I use when working with dogs, I was able to get myself into better physical shape of my life.