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...

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...

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...