Dear Breeders: Stop. Just stop.

May 27, 2014


WOW, just wow. I rarely “press this” to my business blog, but this deserves that kind of attention!   Maybe you’re a great breeder, or even a great dog trainer. Maybe your dogs are the image of perfection mentally and physically. None of that matters, however, if you’re breeding puppies and sending them to people […]

Dogs need more freedom? Responsible or Irresponsible thinking?

May 22, 2014


  Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment. Garry Kasparov This morning i found myself pondering the idea that dogs need more freedom! This was after, in part, micromanaging Boudicca (Jack Russell), while […]

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Let Slip the Dolphins of War –

May 6, 2014


We humans, it seems, can’t leave the natural world alone. Assuming our biblical rights of dominion, we must reshape the world in our image. So, on one hand, whales and dolphins can be sleek and cute, the stuff of Flipper and Free Willy. On the other, their intelligence can be used to do our dirty […]

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Is Kong Products Promoting Keeping Wild Animals for the Express Purposes of Entertainment?

April 15, 2014


    Is Kong promoting the keeping of other animals by suggesting these unnatural forms of mental and physical stimulation are sufficient to maintain captive animals for the express purpose to entertain us?  I do love Kong products. I’m wondering what this piece might be promoting, other than just their products and possible use. At […]

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

April 8, 2014


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


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 […]


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