Category Archives: talented animals

Sometimes the Dog Trains the Owner: Reverse Fetch.

Games are the way animals and humans learn basic skills.  There are games of skill but also  games of psychology.  In this video, the owner and the bull terrier are engaged in a game of psychology. The owner tells her … Continue reading

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A Series about Learning, Part 2. Lessons from a dog who sings and plays the piano: imagination and mimicry.

In my last post, we saw how Halo, a dog, learned to play pool despite major evolutionary physical limits: lack of hands, not having evolved the ability to stand on two legs for very long without support. Despite these limits, … Continue reading

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A Series about learning, part 1. Lessons from the pool playing dog: desire.

In my past life, I was a college instructor.  Before that, I did substitute teaching in some of the poorest performing junior high schools in the U.S.  I probably learned more from that junior high experience than from anything else … Continue reading

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