I was going to write a (hopefully) interesting article about various dog training stuff. Then I realised that most of what I wanted to say has already been written and put up on the internet. No need to re-invent the wheel, is there? So I shall start posting informative web sites that contain a variety of info which you might not have discovered yet. Anyone else with good non-commercial info sites, feel free to jump in and add your own recommendations. To start with, perhaps a good all-round source of information is the Clicker Solutions Training Articles. Here you'll find everything from basic info on clicker training and operant conditioning to more advanced stuff like desensitizing your dog to squirrels. There's info on crate training, puppies, loose-leash walking, nail trimming, beginning search and rescue..... a very comprehensive collection of articles. I still haven't managed to wade through all of them. I'm in the middle right now of reading the Diary of a Chicken Trainer. Yup.... one gal went ahead and decided to learn how to clicker train chickens! And a guy did it too! And then there's the Horse Trainer's Guide to Clicker Training..... and one very intriguing article I just noticed near the bottom called "Shaping Spouses" <hmm.... :msniwonder: ) If they can train a chicken to perform on cue, then there's still hope for me and my dogs!:doglaugh: Enjoy!