Shelter Dogs Blog: Relinquishing a Pet: A More Complex Perspective

April 8, 2014

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Why do people relinquish their animals? Of the many different studies conducted to answer this question, one in particular has had a profound effect on me, enough that I could call it my favorite article. The article is called: “Surrendering pets to shelters: the relinquisher’s perspective”, published in Anthrozoos in 1998 by Natalie DiGaicomo, Arnold Arluke, and […]

The Cruel Cost of Extreme Dog Breeding

April 8, 2014

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The Cruel Cost of Extreme Dog Breeding Posted By Michele C. Hollow On April 7, 2014 [1] Take a look at an old photo of the iconic German Shepherd, Rin Tin Tin, who died in 1932. Now look at a photo of another of the breed, a German shepherd show dog of today. Notice the difference? The […]

Does SeaWorld tranquilize its animals?

April 4, 2014

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I’ve always been critical of places where large, captive animals are displayed to the public as entertainment, and aquaria that house large cetaceans (or mammals like sea otters) are a prime offender. For me, SeaWorld is the most egregious of these, and I’ve posted about it, and about the recent movie…

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Bad Science: Quadrants of Operant Conditioning

March 27, 2014

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Originally posted on Dissecting Behavior:
People become dog trainers for various reasons. Often, these individuals will talk about a dog’s “performance,” yet this undoubtedly has a variety of interpretations. After all, what is performance? Is it speed? Strength? Accuracy? Reliability? Chat up a few trainers involved in any professional sport (canine or human) and you…

Dog Play and Socialization

February 21, 2014

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  February 21, 2014 This is Zoey, meeting Cooper (Vizsla) for first time. She’s already met Darwin and Boudicca, my dogs.

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