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'Too Slow' Tortoises Being Trained to Speed Up VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: tortoises, training, animals )

Beatrice
- 1941 days ago - thisisleicestershire.co.uk
Three giant tortoises are being put through their paces by trainers at Twycross Zoo. Normally, Speedy, aged 70, Tim, 40 and Shelly, 30, plod along at less than one mile per hour. However, the zoo has built an extended outdoor pen for the animals
Deaf Dog Who Couldn't Be Trained Brought to Heel Using Sign Language - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: deaf, dog, unusual, awesome, heart-warming, paw-language, relationship, sign language, talented, training )

Barb
- 2180 days ago - pawnation.com
After moving from house to house for more than a year, Horus the orphaned deaf dog couldn't find a forever home. The abused animal knew no other way but to behave badly, until he met Rosie Gibbs. According to the Daily Mail U.K., Gibbs was able to teach
Don't Worry, It Just Means He Loves Me: Polar Bear Trainer's Jaw-Dropping Photos
Offbeat  (tags: trainer, polar bear bonding, training, kindness, respect, movies, wild animals )

Simone
- 2666 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Grizzly man Mark Abbot Dumas is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. The fearless animal trainer even goes for dip in a swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together.
Growing Self-Esteem at Farm Schools
Offbeat  (tags: women's empowerment, Kenya, farming techniques, rural people, post-election violences, 2008, food security, training, self-esteem, children, food )

Naoko
- 3072 days ago - plusnews.org
Rural Kenyans affected by the post-election violence in 2008 are among thousands of beneficiaries of a programme that aims to improve food security and incomes and reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence by taching better farming techniques
Group Gives Deaf Animals a Chance
Offbeat  (tags: animal shelters, deaf animals, sign language, training, adoptions )

Simone
- 3130 days ago - suburbanchicagonews.com
Deaf animals often are among the first to be euthanized by animal shelters -- because of the perception that they are less adoptable, or that they cannot be trained. This is something that Amber Kay of Aurora feels strongly about, "because I'm deaf," she
Police in Need of Canine Sensitivity Training
Offbeat  (tags: police, animals, shot killed, crime, training, families, raids )

Simone
- 3149 days ago - animals.change.org
It seems like police are trigger happy these days whenever a dog crosses their path. Check the news in any given week, and you'll find stories like these, where dogs are shot, owners cry foul, and police try to justify the murder of a family pet
Cracking of 2007 Lion Poaching Case
Offbeat  (tags: lions, poaching case, training, wildife crime management course )

Simone
- 3158 days ago - dnaindia.com
The investigation into the sensational 2007 poaching case will be a model case for the wildlife conservators participating in the five-day long 'Wildlife Crime Management' course being held at Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), Gandhinagar.
Forensic Science Laboratory Will Now Help Conserve Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: forensic science, laboratory, training, indian forest servies, conservation, tigers, protection )

Simone
- 3161 days ago - dnaindia.com
What if Gujarat had not accepted the offer to exchange its lions with tigers, the state will offer its expertise to conserve the National Animal. Forensic Science Laboratory and Forensic Science University jointly will train as many as 30 senior Indian
Navy SEAL Dies During Key West Dive Training
Offbeat  (tags: navy seal, dies, training, drills, unconscious, underwater )

Lone
- 3162 days ago - miamiherald.com
A 26-year-old Navy SEAL died in Key West waters during intensive dive training in preparation for an overseas deployment, according to the Naval Special Warfare Group
Farmers Turn to Man's Best Friend to Guard Crops Against Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, man's best friend, dogs, monleys, crop, damage, training, monkey dogs, guard, Japan, Iwate, Yamanashi )

Naoko
- 3187 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
As farmers continue to wrestle with the problem of crop damage caused by wild monkeys, some are turning to man's best friend for a solution, with the training of "monkey dogs" to guard fields.
Preschool Training Takes Off
Offbeat  (tags: preschool, gym, training, Kagoshima, handstands, education, Yokomine Method, concern )

Naoko
- 3216 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Chubby Haruku Takanabe was the last of his 14 classmates to master walking on his hands across the gym. But now he can stand on his head, turn cartwheels on one hand and vault over 110cm high box just like the rest of his fellow 5-year-olds.
Greenfield Woman's Training Method Works With Cats
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, training, environment, pets, protection )

Cher
- 3219 days ago - indystar.com
Many dog owners love to train their pets to do special tricks, but few people think of cats -- with their famously finicky and independent streaks -- in quite the same way.
Teaching All Cats New Tricks
Offbeat  (tags: kittens, cats, abilities, training, feline agility classes, experts )

Simone
- 3239 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
People have low expectations of cats. Sam Connelly tells of the time that she and her cat Storm observed a Canine Good Citizen test while they were waiting for their feline agility class to start. "I'm watching the dogs and I commented to the
Training the ShamWow Way: Not as Seen on T.V.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, training, tv, pets, protection )

Cher
- 3243 days ago - animalwelfare.change.org
On Animal Planet's new show Super Fetch, trainer Zak George recently taught a dog to make the bed in less than 30 minutes
Your Morning Adorable: Rooster Gives a High-Five! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, roosters, training, environment, protection )

Cher
- 3298 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Poor chickens often get a bad rap. While they're sometimes seen as unintelligent little grain-eating automatons, many are actually capable of putting those tiny little brains to use with tricks more commonly seen being performed by dogs.
 

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