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 first, here’s a video of Clover swimming in a friend’s dam. She loves swimming and is pretty good at it, too!
On with the tweets!
Tweet of the Week
I saw this and it gave me so many ideas on ‘things to do’ with my puppies. As many of my blog readers know, I do a lot of work with my puppies before they go (see Puppies 2012 series) and so new activities for young puppies is always on my radar. So have a look at Avidog’s adventure box (Oh, what fun!).
Breeds and Breeding
Rock Bottom from Time 4 Dogs.
The two principles for a new dog fancy from Retrieverman.
The Missing Part of a Cairn Terrier from TerrierMan.
A video of a bitch with Eclampsia (seizuring from lack of calcium, often due to lactation).
A review of an Obedience Seminar with Kamal Fernandez.
Science: Friend or Foe? from Denise Fenzi.
The Dominance Controversy from Dr Sophia Yin.
“Do I need to see a dog behaviourist?” from K9Pro.
K9DIY: Make a hard core, square-braid tug from Team Unruly (put here because a good tug is a good training tool).
Canine behavior and acoustics in shelters and kennels from Patricia McConnell.
7 Common Training Errors; Cautionary Tales from Eileen and Dogs.
Shelters, Rescue and Lost Pets
The RSPCA SA says, “Pets can be for Christmas“. Amazing! I didn’t think the RSPCA SA would ever come close to a tweet of the week – and this week they almost got it!
How one Facebook message change my life forever (yes, this belongs in this category).
Plea to help hounds in need of a home from Adelaide Now.
This is another one close to tweet of the week: Sheltering pets from domestic violence.
Beloved pet fast tracked to kill room at Hillsborough Co Pound from YesBiscuit!.
Four dogs sheltered to death who had owners who wanted them back from SavingPets.
Ten reasons why your next sport dog should be a rescue from Team Unruly.
Adopt Bandit! - an adoption video for our current foster dog.
Fun (mostly-) Dog Things
Other Dog Stuff
Heroic boys save 13 dogs in fire at Asryn Kennels, Two Wells, as five others perish – this was almost Tweet of the Week, too, as it happened locally within the South Australian dog community.
Other Animal Stuff