Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is a gorgeous example of a Mam dog naturally responding to pups. This family has traveled a tough road and had been separated since 3/5/09 Watch how she "checks in" and cleans etc. Noitice her tail used so intentionally to communicate with the pups. Midline then low all intentional. Very sweet and great way to become familiar with how dogs care take. This relates to our "Is a kiss just a kiss" post. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Where is the dog, where should the dog be?
What if there is a delivery at your door when the baby is in the seing?
Where is the dog? Where should the dog be?
What will you do when you need to use the bathroom?
Where is the dog? where should the dog be?
And so on. Planning ahead for these "moments" makes a HUGE difference when it comes to newborn safety in homes with dogs. It is critical to remember that our dogs are NOT familiar with our newborn and they (along with us) need time to understand and gain familiarity with this new being. At NO time is it safe to leave for just a second. You must be sure that your dog never has access to the baby when an adult is not paying their FULL attention. Plan, prepare and prevent!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We’re seeing more and more places jump on the BSL bandwagon, but is it just a knee-jerk reaction or are they actually examining the evidence as to whether…
Does BSL Really Work?? - http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com
If this is a topic of interest we encourage you to visit the newly launched site
for the National Canine Research Council
The mission of The National Canine Research Council is to publish accurate, documented, reliable research to promote a better understanding of the human-canine bond.
For more information go to www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com
Two decades of intensive research, during which the NCRC has developed the most complete body of data available on incidents of canine aggression, have taken us beyond the limitations of epidemiological studies that focus on the dog and the single vector of breed. Our historical approach has yielded an understanding of the relational dynamics between dogs and people that no single-vector approach can replicate, and of the responsibilities of owners and professionals – all the people directly associated with the human-canine bond – to the community, and to the dogs.
Karen Delise, Founder and Director of Research