December 8, 2012
Watch puppy learn to forage for her food, accept kenneling, learn calm behavior here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtuZ5ZoiyWY&noredirect=1 When training new puppies this is an effective way to teach impulse control, kennel acceptance and interacting with various types of safe dog toys. Teaching this early creates happy adult dogs willing to explore new things, what are acceptable chew objects, […]
July 26, 2011
Recently, what got started as a discussion on good breeders and what might define them from puppy millers turned into a debate over how dogs become “homeless.” This actually doesn’t stray (dog) from defining good breeders in an overall discussion concerning the welfare of dogs. But the discussion turned into a debate as to WHY dogs end up in shelters. One person suggested it was due in large part to the current economic crisis and owners’ losing their homes, but this does not explain why dogs and cats [included] have been routinely relinquished to shelters with millions being euthanized over the years! Our housing crisis is current; we were in an economic boom for years. Nevertheless, dogs and cats routinely were sent to shelters.