Dogs trained and attuned to their owners have given numerous children and adults who are differently abled: balance, friendship, and courage in the dark.
Dogs have always been with us. But where did they come from? We always thought dogs came from wolves but there may be a better source of information about the origins and behaviour of our dogs.
Our partnership with dogs has a long history. From guiding people that have lost their sight, to providing emotional support for veterans with traumas. This collaboration is evident in dog training programs that pairs unwanted dogs with prison inmates.
Did you know that dogs are contributing to our overall health? In this article, we will look at some of the research backed benefits of dogs, with a special focus on the contributions they make to the health of seniors.
Every Christmas is different, and this year will be no exception. I’m good with a departure from turkey, and am open to coconut milk eggnog. But of course, adapting to change doesn’t always come easy, especially when love is involved.
It’s been just over a year now since I packed my bags and moved across the state of Idaho. At the time, I only had a few job prospects, but nothing nailed down. It didn’t matter, I took the leap because I wanted to experience everything a new city had to offer.
The financial burden placed on families, coupled with uncertainty regarding the housing situation, can lead pets to become left behind, surrendered to shelters or otherwise abandoned.
We often hear about aggressive dogs and dog aggression problems. But most of these dogs are just frightened. They are reactive a situation that scares them. We can help these dogs but first we have to stop scolding them and move them to a place they feel safe. The first step in fixing any problem is clearly identifying the source!
When it comes to dog training, sometimes more is less. Spending a lot of time and effort working with your dog doesn’t guarantee that your dog will learn faster. Using proven training methods can help but you have to do them properly to get the best results. Be sure you’re doing your best as a trainer before blaming the method or the dog!
If you own a dog, you have to train it. It’s just common sense. But different people expect different things from their dog. From happy companion to highly skilled sport or working dog, training means different things to different people. Maybe we should take some time to decide why we train before we decide on how we train our dogs!