Vicki Renz

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Petting Dogs: why consent is important

“Come give Sara a hug goodbye,” my friend tells her 3-year-old son. His eyes get big, and he stands behind his mother, hugging her legs. It’s an …

Treat Training Trinity – Why positive reinforcement did not work for my dog.

About fifteen years ago, when I started apprenticing as a trainer, I used leash corrections and other forms of “discipline”. I no longer leash …

This is your brain on crafting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her brother's sudden death in 2004 hit Sarah Huerta hard.<p>In the years that followed, Huerta couldn't leave the house without suffering a panic attack. She hated getting in cars since her brother's body was found in one. She couldn't seem to hold down a job. Every time she stepped outside …

The Health Benefits Of Knitting

Howdy, knitters! It’s starting to look like this is turning into a blog that publishes on Wednesday, not Monday, isn’t it? I was out-of-town the last …

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Your Family: Past, Present, and Future

I have one living grandparent—my father’s mother, who’s 89.<p>Nana.<p>I visited Nana recently and went through the usual activities—talking about myself in …

Creating A Personal History Genealogy

<i>God made man because He liked stories</i> (Hasidic Parable)<p>This article consists of an extensive list of questions (about 1800) which are designed to …

Parenting

Finger Knitting How-to - Flax & Twine

You know how I just wrote about how I like getting a handmade gift more than just about anything. Well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a …

Dogs' brain scans reveal vocal responses

<b>Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right.</b><p>By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Hungary found that the canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does.<p>Emotionally charged sounds, such as crying or …

25 Thought-Provoking Interview Questions

How do you write a story that’s not yours? Telling the stories of your ancestors

experiences, reality, perspective – they do count

What if you had a dog that didn’t like puppies, but you decided to get a puppy anyway.<p>So you picked up a $50 puppy out of the back of a truck at a …

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

Why You Should Never Hit Your Dog

"Bad dog! Bad dog!"<p>Even if you're not a dog owner, I'd wager you've heard that aplenty. The firm admonishment is occasionally accompanied by the …

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