Lansing, Michigan dog fighting survivors await their fate in court on 8/25/2017. The prosecutor has petition to euthanize the first group of these dogs. You may be asking yourself, “Why kill the victims of abuse?” Past survivors have taught us where to go from here. Are we listening? Survivor stories help us understand – read their stories and see how they have adjusted to a life of love and compassion with their adoptive families.
Life is full of choices. One of those choices is how we treat and train our canine companions. The difficulty is, with so many training techniques and methodologies, all touted to be the ‘right’ one, how does an owner choose? To further complicate the choice, there are many misconceptions about the different types of training. Trainer Susan Mitchell, explains the differences between the three main training approaches.
Is your dog barking excessively? Canadian trainer Kristi Benson discusses ways to reduce your dog’s barking using modern, humane techniques. Kristi is a dog trainer as well as mentor and coach at the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, founded and run by one of the world’s leading dog training professionals, Jean Donaldson. Kristi was originally trained as an archeologist and enjoys skijoring and recreational mushing with her Alaskan huskies. Kristi has also fostered, trained and placed racing sled dogs since 2007.
Were pit bulls really considered “nanny dogs” historically? Are pit bulls inherently dangerous because they were historically bred as fighting dogs? In part 2 of our “Dangerous Dogs” series, Sarah Albert tackles some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding pit bulls that come from both pit bull advocates and opponents.
This is part 3 of a 3-part series on an international adoption of a street dog from Kathmandu, Nepal. In this final installment, we learn how Maddie has adjusted to her new home in Upstate New York since arriving two months ago. How does she react to her new home, new dog, cats, rabbits, chickens, pet parents, couch, treats and yard?
Maxime Leclerc-Gingras has been working with sled dogs for 10 years and his wife has done so for 15. They started their own dog sledding kennel 5 years ago in Manitou Quebec, Canada, where they offer dog sledding tours and training among other services. They work with their dogs as a full-time business and passion. Max has been thinking a lot lately about the state of the dog sledding industry, especially in regards to the recent release of the film, Sled Dogs, which is critical of the industry. In this post, Max explores what it means to him to be a musher, how he views his relationship with his dogs, and how the film might be used as a catalyst for improvement, for moving forward, despite its flaws.