When I read “On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals” by renowned international dog trainer Turid Rugaas. I did not expect my eyes to be opened so much. I am now submerged into a new world where dogs talk to me.
When Popcorn’s owner generously shared her dog adoption experience with me, I felt compelled to write it. China’s animal cruelty is horrific. China’s dogs need better protection.
Understanding the language of dogs helps us to know what they are thinking & how they are likely to react in a particular situation. Their body language is extremely expressive.
Chaser, the world’s smartest dog belongs to to Dr John Pilley and has learnt the names of over 1,022 toys. John quickly established that for Chaser play was the major reinforcement for her learning. For Chaser play and praise was infinitely greater than food when it came to teaching behaviour.
Asking whether a dog has emotional needs has elicited a wide range of responses. Many people rebuffed the mere notion that dogs have a set of emotions other than excitement for food or play.
Dogs have carried the illustrious title of Man’s Best Friend for hundreds of years but why, and do they really deserve such a highly regarded label. Is the relationship we have with our dogs really a special mutual bond or just a practical codependency?
Molly was covered in mange, completely hairless from the severe skin disease. Her eyes could barely open due to the slimy unpleasant substance they were producing. The poor thing had lost a lot of weight which most quite noticeable due to her sagging sunburned skin.
Whilst I was living in Vietnam last year, I volunteered at a local animal shelter. Oscar’s Story is about an Alaskan Malamute or Husky cross that I met there, and journey from dying to thriving.
Somewhat surprisingly there are several groups of genes, including those related to neurological processes and food digestion, in dogs and humans so can dogs help improve human health?
Dog parasites are a common cause of disease and health problems. Whilst some provide a mere mild irritation, others can be seriously harmful to dogs. Knowing different types of parasites and how to treat them is beneficial to both owners and their pets.