Welcome to our only weekly (ish) segment: The Week in Tweets! This is where I summarise my weekly tweets (from my Twitter account) and choose my favourite as the Tweet of the Week.
Tweet of the Week
My favourite post this week is a cute video I found where a film crew put pet dogs to the test, to see if they are any good at guarding the property. This is just a ‘silly test’, and a lot can be said about how one would really test these dogs’ guarding abilities. But it’s pretty fun to see how these dog’s reactions, and how their owners think their dog will be react is very interesting, too. The story is, “Guard dogs more friendly than frightening when put to the test“.
Calls to Action!
Survey for those with two dogs. Dr Gaille Perry is conducting reserach on the little-known-field of dual dog ownership.
Dog Behavior Project is looking for research participants in St Peterbergh, Florida.
Consider writing a submission to the Select Committee on Dogs and Cats as Companion Animals (in South Australia).
The 13 Project – 13 ways to help an animal shelter, from ThatMutt.
Other Rescue and Sheltering Stuff
Intelligent Dog at the Battersea Dog Home learns how to let himself and others out of their kennels.
Got mice? (on barn cat adoptions)
The Dog Doctor: Dog health in the Barkly - this is a bit of a cute little video produced by indigenous kids in remote Australia to educate others on dog health.
Those Pesky “Ear Infections” Part 1 from the Angry Vet.
Positive vs. Punitive Dog Training video with Victoria Stilwell.
My Little Secret - on off leash walks.
“Alpha” wolf? video by Dr David Mech.
Voyage to the Vet; The First Leg of Our New Life (on medical treatments of behavioural problems).
Dog Bites & BSL
Dogs on Trial Victoria (on BSL in Victoria, Australia).
Fun Dog Stuff
Other Dog Stuff
Goodbye Maisie – this is from the author of Pedigree Dogs Exposed. What you may not realise is Jemima Harrison has pedigree dogs, and part of the reason she was spurred to create the films is the genetic conditions of her own pets.
The catfish that strands itself ot kill pigeons – this is really cool behaviour!
Restore your faith in humanity… (not even animal related!)