The ultimate survivors that have flourished in the most difficult of circumstances, rats have a long history of being the smartest rodent in the room! Rats are growing more and more popular as pets for adults and children alike. Having raised and trained rats for over forty years, Miriam Fields-Babineau, in her book Rat Training, teaches rat owners to harness that intelligence through a reward and clicker system of training. An avid proponent of reward-based positive-training techniques, the author explains how to create a successful learning environment for your rat as you teach him how to come on command, jump through a hoop, walk on a leash, stand on his hind legs, and much more. Illustrated with color photographs by Evan Cohen and Virginia Broitman, Rat Training includes tips on what to look for when buying a rat, how to care for your new pet, and how to acclimate your rat to other household pets. In the chapter called Rat Manner,” the author describes how rats think and their social organizations and behavior. Fields-Babineau has trained rats for various purposes, including working in movies, and her chapter called The Great Rat Race” describes the demands of rat shows and acting careers for rats. The chapter called Scurry and Hurry” is devoted to agility training and trick training (such as shoulder riding). Resources and glossary included.
Unleash Your Writer aims to give you the tools to assess if you really want to write, target those areas of your life that need to change if you are to write and finally get you on that path to writing. It is not a book that tells how to get published, how to structure a story or the basics of grammar. In fact you may find some grammar mistakes here despite my best efforts to remove them. It is a workbook that makes you assess your devotion to writing either as a living or a hobby while giving you the tools to do so. It also helps you assess your writing blocks such as lack of time or the fear of people reading your work and helps you work through them so these things no longer hold you back.
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