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Tulip Joins the Ranch

TULIP JOINS THE RANCHMAREMMA SHEEPDOGSAs 2017 came to a close, I acquired a two-year-old female Maremma sheepdog...

March 7, 2018
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Training Multiple Alpacas at Once

During a recent Dive Deep: an Advanced Training Course, Ken Ramirez demonstrated training five alpacas at once. Watch as he…
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Dive Deep: Advanced Training Course

Is Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course at The Ranch right for you? Here Ken Ramirez shares his thoughts on…
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Salsa, the Untrainable Alpaca

Salsa, the Untrainable AlpacaAlpacas at The RanchI have always enjoyed alpacas and appreciated their gentle nature. About 16 months ago,…
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Something Borrowed, Something True: 8 of My Favorite Animal Training Sayings

Something Borrowed, Something True: 8 of My Favorite SayingsThere are plenty of maxims, adages, and popular sayings in the training…
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Animal Training Recipes, Rules, and Principles

Animal Training Recipes, Rules, and PrinciplesAs a lecturer and coach, my ultimate goal is to teach principles, rather than “recipes”…
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Marlin Meets Tulip – A Systematic Introduction

Marlin Meets Tulip – A Systematic IntroductionBy Ken RamirezIn my years working in the zoological world, I have introduced aggressive…
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Tulip Joins the Ranch

TULIP JOINS THE RANCHMAREMMA SHEEPDOGSAs 2017 came to a close, I acquired a two-year-old female Maremma sheepdog named Tulip. The…
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Training by Any Other Name

TRAINING BY ANY OTHER NAMEALWAYS TRAININGOften, I find myself sharing my belief that training is not a luxury, but an…
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Not My Grandfather’s Ranch

I grew up on a ranch in Southern New Mexico, a 6000-acre ranch sprawled across desert terrain at the base…
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