Change of environment and stress in dogs

Change of environment and stress in dogs

When dogs expe­ri­ence major changes in their life, they often expe­ri­ence stress and show it in a num­ber dif­fer­ent ways.  Today, Ace killed his six-year-old (toy) pig. His beloved pig that he begged every­one to throw for him, or just cud­dled up with on any...

Size Matters! Small Dog Syndrome

Small dogs are uneven­ly rep­re­sent­ed on bite sta­tis­tic reports, which many attribute to the “small dog syn­drome”.  Small dog syn­drome is hypoth­e­sized to be inter­play of genet­ic fac­tors, own­er han­dling and lack of train­ing cre­at­ing an over­all...

Exercise benefits for Anxious Dogs

Exercise and the high anx­i­ety dog  Lucinda Glenny MSc Animal Welfare, HBSc Psychology, CPDT-KA Anxiety is a feel­ing of unease or fear of occur­ring events. It can cause pan­ic attacks, which make     the body seize up and acti­vate the...

Sensitive Learning Stages in Puppies

An excerpt from a full research study: Effects of Early Social Stimuli on Adult Temperament in Dogs (Canis familiaris) There have been numer­ous stud­ies on a vari­ety of species inves­ti­gat­ing the pos­i­tive affect of ear­ly social­iza­tion and expo­sure to...

Puppy training basics

Young dogs go through a num­ber of phys­i­cal and men­tal stages as they grow and it’s impor­tant that we keep this in mind as we train. Puppies in the 8 weeks ‑4.5 month stage are grow­ing quick­ly, but men­tal­ly are very imma­ture with a very short atten­tion...