Part 3 of a 3-part series wherein German vet and dog trainer, Daniela Neika, describes the challenges SARDOGS Nepal faces in keeping their dogs healthy. She cofounded the organization which she describes in Part 1 of this series. Many of the puppies born to the SAR dogs die of infection in puppyhood. Those who survive into adulthood, often face health challenges during search missions in extreme terrain, weather conditions and high altitude. Their dog handlers face the same challenges alongside them. In Part 3, Daniela also tells the story of one dog who went blind, but whose sight was restored.
Have you ever used the term “my pack,” “dog pack” or “pack” in any other way to refer to a group of dogs? In this post trainer Kristi Benson discusses why this terminology is bad for dogs. She elaborates on behavioral differences between groups of dogs and wolves, and how wolf-pack terminology often leads to training methods that cause pain and discomfort for dogs, completely unnecessarily.