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The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
The APDT Chronicle of the Dog
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The APDT Chronicle of the Dog | Summer 2016 1
FROM THE EDITOR
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association
(AVMA), “the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial
and dynamic relationship between people and other animals
that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and
well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional,
psychological and physical interactions with people, other animals,
and the environment.”
When people have pets, they begin to appreciate and recognize the
importance of that pet in their daily lives and how dependent that
animal is on them. The companion animal’s residence in the home
allows both humans and animals to share daily routines. It’s not
uncommon for all of us to walk with our companion animals and to
do things with them that enhance and even enrich our daily lives.
Normal physiological functioning within both the human and animal
body is dependent upon nutrition, waste, warmth and freedom.
Quality food and clean water are essential to a long, healthy life.
Training is also a mainstay of canine brain workouts. It could be as
simple as learning to sit and stay and do doggie calisthenics, or as
complex as training for agility or obedience competitions.
In this issue we have addressed these issues with ideas and
information you can use in your business and in your personal
Gin Preston, Editor
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Lack of activity destroys the good
condition of every human and animal
being (not sic), while movement and
methodical physical exercise save
it and preserve it.” –Plato
Animals and humans are capable
of learning new skills in several
ways. Our focus in the next issue
will include material on learning
experiences by exploring some types:
• Trial and error learning
• Insightful learning
• Learning by imitation
• Learning by conditioning
Submit pertinent material for the fall
issue by July 1.
Sophie, agility dog, healthy and active!
Photo: Joe Demichael, DVM
Fall issue focus:
Human and Animal