This is our near-weekly segment where we list all the links we’ve shared on Twitter. It’s always a big post! So grab a coffee and prepare yourself for some serious reading.
Tweet of the Week
A lot of what Roger Abrantes writes is a bit over my head, I admit. It takes a lot of concentrating to read his articles, and I do intend to, at some point, re-write in a simplistic way his latest blog post: “Dog training – let reason prevail over force!” He provides very sensible, rationale, and believable arguments on dominance in dog training. Until I find the time to para phrase this blog post, I suggest you have a read of the original.
If you’re in South Australia, attend the “My dogs are ENTIRELY FRIENDLY” protest walk – in response to the recent proposal from the Dog and Cat Management Board.
Dog Health & Diet
Prevent Bloat in Dogs Naturally (personally, I think the title of this should be ‘minimise the risk of bloat in dogs naturally’. Nothing truly prevents bloat. Still a good read).
In Case of Emergency: Break Bank – a post from Team Unruly asking you to think about your plans if your pet faces a medical emergency.
Dog Safety – Legislation & Media
Puppy Farming and shelter killing – is there really a link?
Beyond the Blue Solution of Dog Shelter Death from TerrierMan.
The Black Dog Syndrome – Fact or Fiction? asks Patricia McConnell.
Blog the Change for Animals: My First Fostering Experience from Rescued Insanity.
Dog Training and Behaviour
This blog post was close to being the tweet of the week: Denise Fenzi wrote on “Common Knowledge” in dog training, and why it should be questioned.
Autonomy & Domestic Dogs by Patricia McConnell.
Watch the Cows – thoughts from TerrierMan on electric fences for keeping in livestock.
Neutering and Behavior from Angry Vet.
In the News
Other Dog Stuff
Educate Yourself (on aquiring a puppy).
Other Animal Stuff