This is our near-weekly instalment where we share what we’ve tweeted about in the week gone by. If you don’t like waiting for this post, you can always follow us on Twitter.
Tweet of the Week
This week, my favourite link I shared goes to an article written by Karen Peak called “Choosing the Rescue Route“. She suggests that potential adopters be prepared (e.g. do some research on dog breeds), consider whether to go through a kennel rescue or a foster care rescue, ask themselves “Is this really a rescue?”, and avoid rescues that give guilt trips regarding dogs. A valid resource that explains that rescue is not always the ‘right’ option for everyone.
Dog Training and Behavior
This was a very close runner for the Tweet of the Week! “Get Out of My Face! Teaching an Incompatible Behavior” on training (success and failures!) in teaching dogs to ‘get out of your face’).
The 7 Habits of Successful Fearful Dogs - an important post by Fearful Dogs that is starting the conversation on habit behaviours in dogs.
Pet Vaccine Issues with Dr Jean Dodds – Pet Professional Guild Live Webinar – I went to a seminar with Jean Dodds several years ago and I highly recommend her!
From Speaking For Spot: “Not All Patients Read the Textbook“, about pets who ‘beat the odds’ in terms of medical diagnosis.
From Dogs Naturally: “Why I Don’t Vaccinate My Dogs At All“.
No Kill and Sheltering
(No Kill): It Could Happen This Year
Hope, Kansas? (on pet limit laws)
From Do You Believe In Dog: “Thinking laterality: steps, jumps and wonder-whorls“.
Tough Love – A meditation on dominance and dogs (watch the trailer, then buy the film).
Dog Breed Cartoon by K9Login (really cute simple breed designs on accessories).
Other Dog Stuff
This is NSFW, because it’s exactly what it sounds like: Westminster Dog Show – on Acid! (video).
Piper the Basenji talks about Central Asian Shepherd Dogs.
We Are Not Judging Statues – on dog show judging.
Other Animal Stuff
The Fox and the Fence – from Terrierman, explaining the size of terriers in pictures.