In recent years there has been a proliferation of assistance dogs being trained for many different disabilities and conditions. In addition to guide dogs that work with the blind or those with physical limitations, many dogs are now trained to assist those with emotional and/or behavioural issues, such as children on the autistic spectrum and veterans with PTSD for example. In this post, UK dog trainer Jo Boyce explores the expanding roles of service dogs and how dogs are trained for these emerging roles.
A fascinating historical comparison of our perceptions of dog ownership from the Bronze Age to the Victorian era to modern times. Might we share more in common with our ancestors in their attitudes to their dogs, for good or ill?historical perceptions of dogs, human-dog bond, Victorian era dogs
Dogs are brilliant at understanding human body language. But how well do you understand your dog’s body language? Do you recognize stress signals when you see them? Learn how to better understand what your dog’s body is telling you from UK trainer, Joanne Boyce.