Have you ever used the term “my pack,” “dog pack” or “pack” in any other way to refer to a group of dogs? In this post trainer Kristi Benson discusses why this terminology is bad for dogs. She elaborates on behavioral differences between groups of dogs and wolves, and how wolf-pack terminology leads to training methods that cause pain and discomfort for dogs, completely unnecessarily.
Lansing, Michigan dog fighting survivors await their fate in court on 8/25/2017. The prosecutor has petition to euthanize the first group of these dogs. You may be asking yourself, “Why kill the victims of abuse?” Past survivors have taught us where to go from here. Are we listening? Survivor stories help us understand – read their stories and see how they have adjusted to a life of love and compassion with their adoptive families.
Life is full of choices. One of those choices is how we treat and train our canine companions. The difficulty is, with so many training techniques and methodologies, all touted to be the ‘right’ one, how does an owner choose? To further complicate the choice, there are many misconceptions about the different types of training. Trainer Susan Mitchell, explains the differences between the three main training approaches.
Is your dog barking excessively? Canadian trainer Kristi Benson discusses ways to reduce your dog’s barking using modern, humane techniques. Kristi is a dog trainer as well as mentor and coach at the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, founded and run by one of the world’s leading dog training professionals, Jean Donaldson. Kristi was originally trained as an archeologist and enjoys skijoring and recreational mushing with her Alaskan huskies. Kristi has also fostered, trained and placed racing sled dogs since 2007.
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?