Part 2 of a series on Zac—a Tunisian shelter dog adopted by Sam in the UK. Sam shares the story of how Zac’s nose led this frightened boy out into the big wide world one brave baby step at a time. Zac’s journey from being a shut down, frightened, homeless dog who spent his whole life in a shelter in Tunisia, to his journey to the UK to Sam’s home, and how he slowly came out of his shell, is one of shelter and street dogs all over the world. Sam’s love for Zac and humorous exuberant storytelling, make it fun to follow Zac’s adventures!
Dog-dog aggression is something many dog owners deal with. Dog trainer and trainer educator, Kristi Benson, has written an eye-opening and extremely informative blog post on how to approach dog-dog aggression, which often depends on the type of aggression. Sometimes, nothing needs to be done. In other contexts, dogs may need training and behavior modification using modern, humane methods. Fear is one common reason for dog-dog aggression, and Kristi explains why using techniques to scare or hurt dogs has no place in the training of dog-aggressive dogs. We have effective, humane methods for modifying dog behavior in the 21st Century. There is no place for yelling, shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, swatting, leash jerks, or collar pops. These outdated aggressive techniques can actually make dog-aggressive dogs more aggressive.
Wollen Sie Ihrem Hund ein glücklicheres und gesünderes Leben ermöglichen? Australische Hundetrainerin Sylvie Martin von Crosspaws diskutiert in Teil 3 der populären Reihe ” Mehr Freiheit für Hunde! “, wie Sie Ihrem Hund mehr Freiheit in Ihrem Heim sowie im Freien gewähren können. Mehr Freiheit, und damit verbessert Gesundheit und Lebensfreude, bedeutet weniger Risiko, dass Ihr Hund Verhaltensstörungen entwickelt, die oft ein Resultat von zu viel Nötigung und Einschränkung sind. Es bedeutet auch verbessert Gesundheit und Lebensfreude für Menschen, die sich nicht mehr über diese Verhaltensprobleme den Kopf zerbrechen müssen!
Want to help your dog have a happier, healthier life? Australian dog trainer Sylvie Martin discusses how to help your dog have more freedom in your home as well as outdoors in part 3 of the popular series “More Freedom for Dogs!” More freedom equals a happier healthier dog, and reduces behavioral problems that are often created by too much confinement and restrictions by dog owners. Which means happier, healthier humans who no longer need to stress about those behavioral problems!
What is it like to spend 4 years in a shelter in Tunisia, Africa, patiently waiting to be adopted? Days, weeks, months – YEARS go by – and no one comes. Zac had seemed to become depressed and reclusive after waiting so long without any hope in sight. Then one day, it happened! Someone WANTED HIM! Read this heartwarming story of Zac’s adoption, his trip to the UK where his new mom, Sam, awaited him, and of their adventures together as Zac slowly learns how to be a family dog in a strange land. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Sam and Zac’s adventures.
Most dog owners don’t know when their dog has significant back pain. This is what Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte has found after assessing thousands of dogs. How can you tell if your dog has back pain? In this article he discusses the subtle signs of back pain that many people miss, and how to find a practitioner who can expertly assess your dog, not just in Australia, but wherever you are in the world.