Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Signing Stories from CSUMB

As more dogs and horses sign, stories emerge. A new Yahoo AnimalSigning group will open : K9Signing and EquineSigning...look or it this December!

I offer classes in AnimalSigning at CSUMB Extension. In my most recent class at CSU Monterey Bay the signing dogs are finding their voice with paw moves. A poodle mix learned signs very quickly, first food, then toy; another very obedient retriever learns to sign while playing, rather than during givign of obedience behaviors, a puppy boxer thinks moving his eyes back and forth and learns very fast to sign for food. Each dog has their own way and path.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

AnimalSigning spreads to CATS

First, the horse, then the dog, now cats too can learn to expand communication with signing.

I'll be giving a seminar at www.simpledogtrainingsecrets.com on the use of signing in cats. Last week I gave one on dogs, and that one may be downloaded from their site.

NEWS in Measurable Animal Communication & Intelligence

Many researchers are focusing on animal intelligence and language. At this site you can link to the interesting articles on the topic on animals and relevant human studies.

Dogs can understand receptive language of over 200 words.

Dogs can learn to associate specific gestures with specific meanings.

Dogs can detect various chemical previously not explored....

Dogs can classify objects..

Birds can recognize themselves.... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080613145535.htm

Horses can learn to associate specific gestures with specific meanings.

Horses think through problems.

Horse learning with positive reinforcement..(you may need to log in to horse mag)

***Human research relevant to facilitating animal language development***

Language develops in bursts...(human)

Language development stages (human)


Language from whole to part (human)

Language lateralization (human)

Language learning stages and lateralization (human)

Features of language (human)

Talking to babies helps langauge development (human)

Signing Language in Humans

Babies can Sign

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Want to know more about AnimalSigning ...communication for animals

Sean Senechal will be giving 2 seminars at www.raisingcanine.com

both in March: 5th and the 19th. The 5th is basic information about AnimalSigning followed by the 19th where I will coach listeners on lessons to teach their animals.

Look for exact times posting.


Book AnimalSign To You posted on KOKO Foundation Site

Our book AnimalSign To You. Imagine! Signing Is Not Just for Primates Anymore is now noted on the www.Koko.org website. Dr. Patterson endorsed the book and we are happy to be listed on their site. Click the link then go down to Rikki Power the Gorilla dog....see our book listed.


Yahoo's DOGREAD book discussion

In Jan 2008 Yahoo Group DOGREAD is holding a discussion to provide a exchange with readers and author Sean Senechal of AnimalSign To You. Join us!