How do you know if your dog is in pain? Dr. Edward of The Healing Vet has found that more than 50% (!) of the dogs he’s assessed for pain are suffering and hardly any of their owners know it. In this blog post Dr. Edward discusses how dogs express pain with their body language, and he gives us a list of signs to look for—whether it’s acute or chronic pain. In Part 2 of Dogs in Pain, Dr. Edward will discuss treatments for pain—both conventional and holistic. Coming soon!
Do you ever pass homeless people and their dogs on the street? Have you ever wondered what their life is like – both the person’s AND the dog’s? Have you thought about the unique medical needs of dogs on the street? Ever wondered what you could do to help them? Blogger and trainer Tanya Hawkes gives us a look inside the world of homeless people and their dogs, with a particular focus on the UK, although the same challenges are faced by homeless people and dogs worldwide. Thanks to Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) London for sharing insights and stories of the homeless dogs and people they help.
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 These outdated aggressive techniques can actually make dog-aggressive dogs more aggressive.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!