Have you ever thought about how your own physical and emotional health affects your dog? Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte, BVSc, discusses how profoundly our own health affects our dog’s. Including how often he sees owners and dogs with the same exact health problems! What can be done about this? Dr. Edward discusses ways to help turn this around.
What do dogs need most from us? What does a roaming dog have to do with a baby picking a dirty lollipop from the floor and licking it? Dog trainer Kristi Benson tells the story of a client who has a roaming dog with characteristic humor and clarity (and clever analogies!). And in telling the tale, Kristi has an important message for all dog owners about what our dogs need most from us—something that is both free and also intensive. TIME.Corrections, Dog behaviour, Dog owner expectations, dog training, Dogs need our time, Force-free training, human-dog bond, Roaming dogs
Have you ever considered how your dog’s happiness, health and behavior might be integrally connected to her degree of freedom? And how respecting a dog’s culture and identity may reduce stress and anxiety and allow your dog a greater sense of freedom and happiness? Australian dog trainer and behavior consultant, Sylvie Martin, lays out the case for more emotional, social and physical freedom for dogs, and gives us a glimpse at the current state of dogs’ freedom Down Under.Dog body language, Dog freedom, Dogs in Australia, Force-free training, human-dog bond
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