A big thanks to guest blogger, Jean Ross, of Chihuahua Rescue and Transport who contributes the following:
The Joy of Fostering a Rescue Dog
Have you ever considered joining a rescue and providing a foster home for homeless dogs? It can be a truly rewarding and fun experience for those of us who love dogs and enjoy volunteer work.Read more
One question we are often asked by prospective owners who are considering getting a Westie (whether through rescue or from a breeder) is: Are Westies good with children???
I always advise people to: First train your children, and then train your dog!!!
That is probably very good advise for all breeds, but perhaps more so with a terrier!Read more
This is the story of a Rottweiler Puppy that at the tender age of 8 weeks already had two dog trainers call him a 'lost cause' and one of the trainers told the owners that this pup should be sent back to the breeder or be destroyed! What would you do with this advice? Luckily these dog owners found Bark Busters...read on...
Scott is a Bark Buster Trainer in Australia, here is his recent experience:Read more
Neighbourhood Disputes-High Anxiety Street.
You have woken early as the sun is just peeping though the window and there is not a cloud to be seen anywhere.You are thinking it looks like a great day for a walk.
You stretch your limbs straight out, wriggling your toes as you kick off the blankets.Read more
Our dogs mean a lot to us and we want them to have the best life possible. We may feel that our dogs enjoy and need to romp with their own kind.
Though that sounds ideal, consider that humans have spent thousands of years domesticating dogs so dogs would prefer humans over canine companionship. Do we really want to encourage dogs to play by canine rules rather than human rules yet at the same time demand more of them in their close relationships with us?Read more
I am tired of these articles that are meant to help people choose the 'right' breed of dog. Yes, there is definitely something to be gained by evaluating one's own personal lifestyle and personality to choose a dog that is most suitable...but the gross generalizations of breeds can be misleading and limiting to those conscientious people that are set on doing their research before bringing a dog into their lives.Read more
It strikes me as incredible what lengths people will go through to accomodate their dogs. We all love dogs, and want what's best for them...but when does this 'love' go too far?
Take the case of the family that has to suit up in hockey gear to put their dog to bed...I am not exaggerating...they literally suit up in body armour so that they can close the door on their dog's crate! Is this necessary? Is there another way? What are we willing to do or better yet, to learn, to be able to deal with these situations?Read more
If Your Dog Could Talk
It is amazing what we can learn from the behaviour of our dogs. It’s very natural for people to reason and explain dog behaviour in a human way – it’s all we know! To start thinking more like your dog is the start to enriching your lives together.
The Top 10 Things your dog is trying to tell you:Read more