Dog training, like teaching any subject requires the trainer to combine a shifting blend of knowledge, science, pedagogy, intuition, art, and a touch of voodoo. All behaviour is based in reinforcement, and successfully modifying it depends on the trainer understanding the science behind modifying behaviours,being able to communicate clearly with the subject, and effectively guiding … Continue Reading ››
We had lots of volunteer help this week. Thursday was an especially busy day on the mountain, with help from Paul, Victoria and Vale, Ben, Juani, and Isabel. With so many eager hands to help the cleaning tasks went quickly. Runs were washed … Continue Reading ››
Yesterday our puppies celebrated the end of school with their favourite volunteers. Frijolito played soccer all afternoon long, while Cali, Berry, and Lu Lu got cuddled and soaked up the love. They had a great time with the students, and were very, very tired when they got home!!!
Our littlest volunteers were hard at work again on Sunday. Huge thanks to Cristina, Ben, Savannah, Walker, and Campbell (and their parents!) These wonderful children got up early, came and played with our puppies, then rode up the mountain with us and took all our big dogs on a long, sunny mountain walk. … Continue Reading ››
It was a busy week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Unidos para los Animales held a spay and neuter clinic. Dr. Ron Rosner, a visiting veterinarian from California donated his time and expertise. Marjolaine Perrault put her veterinary technician skills to full use (and donated the use of her … Continue Reading ››
We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.