Like Dogs and Cats!
Dolce born around 2/28/2002 is a male “Coton de West Philadelphia” (aka “the royal dog of West Philadelphia”) rescued as a puppy
Zucca female orange tabby that wandered into our lives as a young adult and shared our world from one Spring day in 2000 until Feb 3, 2014, when she peacefully lost her battle with cancer.
Home of Dolce and Zucca
Dolce and Zucca are some of the most talented and fun animals that I have had the privilege to know! They are trained by positive reinforcement (clicker training) and can do most anything!
Their antics are featured in a series of short videos which also often include tips for staying healthy and out of trouble—the most recent video can be found below, others are available on the links to your left
Dolce and Zucca had a competition on who could learn to tightrope walk first . . .
First step fitness prep
Second step proprioception prep
Third step the tightrope
He has helped teach working dogs fitness exercises!
Zucca too has helped!
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The Difference between Dogs and Cats
Behind the Scenes with Dolce and Zucca
After getting a few new trick props I thought it would be fun to film Dolce and Zucca learning brand new tricks! You can see how they both think through the tricks and offer behaviors based on shaping, capturing and luring. They learn really fast! Try it with your pets but be patient, for their first 100 tricks they might be a little slower! Have fun with your pets!
Learn CPR—Save a Friend!
CPR can save lives - Dolce and Zucca learned the key points: is the victim responsive? are they breathing? if not call 911 immediately then start chest compressions - FAST and HARD! Dolce learned that an AED can save lives, but don't delay compressions. For pets, CPR is a little different since heart attacks are uncommon - make sure they can breathe - then start chest compression FAST and HARD. The tune "Stayin' Alive" is a great rhythm to follow!
This has been a long and hard winter! Cabin fever is setting in! Dolce and Zucca recommend getting enough physical and mental exercise to stay out of trouble!
Dolce has finally gotten around to making his New Year's Resolutions!
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