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How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

by Melissa Caughey

This is a beautiful manual of chicken language, society, sensitivity, and wisdom, written by a woman who has spent years listening to and learning from her flock.

In this lovely book (filled with really beautiful chicken photos), the author writes about the variety and nuance in chicken language, the rich complexities of chicken society, chicken intelligence, and chickens’ varied and rich emotional lives.

My favorite section of the book is the last – on chicken emotion and awareness. The author writes about chickens’ compassion, capacity for excitement, joy, mourning, and love with deep understanding and respect. As an animal communication teacher and chicken lover, I so appreciate this contribution to the world of understanding, communicating with, and caring for companion chickens.

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Harnessing Your Wayward Dog

Walks can be enjoyable, manageable, and painless.

This is an excellent article with information on harnesses and why they are both physically safer and more effective for your dogs, and also help to support, rather than negatively impact, your relationship with your canine BFF. I’ve used the Ruffwear harnesses for years with my Afghan hounds.

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Dog Training and Behavior Resources

I often have clients ask me for training and behavior recommendations, so I thought I’d compile a list of some of my favorites. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but rather a good place to start with resources for positive training and creating a balanced, partnership-based human-dog relationship.

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