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.
Maxime Leclerc-Gingras a beaucoup pensé à l’état de l’industrie de la luge pour chiens, surtout en ce qui concerne la récente sortie du film, Sled Dogs, qui est critique pour l’industrie. Dans ce post, Max explore ce que cela signifie pour lui d’être un musher, comment il voit sa relation avec ses chiens et comment le film pourrait être utilisé comme catalyseur d’amélioration, pour aller de l’avant, malgré ses défauts.
Learn how I became embroiled in this controversy as owner of Dog Yearbook, and what I learned about the contentious issues in the sled dog debate. Is chaining dogs humane? What’s wrong with the Iditarod? How widespread is abuse and neglect in the sled dog industry? Is there such a thing as “humane mushing?” These are just some of the questions I explore in this post.
10 tips on how to keep your dog happy and safe this summer from UK dog trainer, Jo Boyce.
PLUS printable PDF’s: 10 Summer Safety Tips & Hot Car Dangers – polite and blunt versions!