The Week in Tweets – 13th August

This is our (almost) weekly segment where we review the content posted on our Twitter over the course of the week. It’s a long post! So make sure you grab a coffee and prepare yourself for some serious reading.


But before we start, a quick video on Bandit (our current foster dog) and how he is going with his loose lead walking.


Tweet of the Week

This is an oldie, but a goodie: “Should you share that cute dog and baby photo?“.  On my daily internet travels I see a lot of dog-child photos that make me cringe, as I can see the dog is uncomfortable and the child is at risk. Dogs and Babies have this great post that I think should be distributed far and wide.


Dog Training & Behaviour

From Eileen at Eileen and Dogs: But It’s Unhealthy to Protect Your Dog from All Stress!

The Scoop on Dog-Friendly Dog Training.

Calming Signals.

Crating: A Life Skill.

Is attachment to pet dogs linked to their behaviour?

A workshop with Ian Dunbar: Solving “impossible” off leash, real life behaviour problems, real time.

New Illustrations – Dog Training from Doggie Drawings.


Dogs and Kids

Doggie Drawings illustrations on Dog & Baby Safety – For

I think my dog might bite my kids… And I’m glad.


Dog Food & Health 

A History of Commercial Dog Food.

Your Dog’s a Fat-ass. Feed it less. A Rant by Fang.

How often do dogs need Frontline or other flea-and-tick prevention?

Another from the mailbag.

Puppy classes and canine parvovirus.


Breeds, Breeders, and Breeding

Helen King on Structure Evaluation.

What exactly is a responsible breeder?

TAZI – A journey with the Afghan Hounds.

Changing Minds: Has selective breeding restructured some dog brains?


Shelters and Animal Welfare

Understanding Cause & Effect when it comes to Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws.

How can shelters get more cats adopted?

From Maddie’s Institute: Saving animal lives: How data gets you there and Parenting blog has tough love for adoption groups.

Channel 7 Today Tonight – Moorook Animal Shelter v RSPCA.

Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.

No one wants to kill pets – regional NSW edition.

Special Investigation: Five suicides, one common thread: They all fell foul of the RSPCA.


Other Dog Stuff

Craft ACT: Amanda Stuart’s artwork.

Labrador Puppy Designer Umbrella.

Puppies And Kittens Vs. Mirrors.


Other Stuff

Why Ferns Have More Chromosomes Than You.

Showdown: Fox defends the den against a badger.

Sad Cat Diary.



Myrtle relaxing after a track.

Bandi’ looks sad, but he put himself here for cuddles!

Myrtle still really pretty sleeper.

Why does Myrtle have two nipples so close together?

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