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.
‘Maximus’ the beagle was in foster care with us, but found himself a new home pretty quick, as you can imagine!
Tweet of the Week
The phrase about using punishment based methods in order to use ‘all the tools in the toolbox’ has really frustrated me, but I can’t really put my finger on why. Eileen makes some roads in talking about: “But I want to use all the tools in the tool box!“.
Training and Behaivour
From Sue Ailsby: two training for conformation articles that I love. One on gaiting, the other on stacking.
From Eileen and Dogs: Superstition Ain’t the Way.
From Crystal at Reactive Champion: ‘Kathy Sdao Seminar: Letting Reactive Dogs Choose‘, ‘Shedd Animal Training Seminar: Problem Solving‘, and ‘The Stress Bathtub‘.
When choosing a dog trainer, buyer beware!
Really interesting research asking: ‘Do dogs need a secure base?‘.
Dog aggressive for toenail trim – a video by Dr Sophia Yin.
From Denise Fenzi: ‘What is a motivator?‘.
The Cumulative Effect.
Watch the world: Changing fear or reactivity.
Ouch! Lead work – video on working on a dog mouthing when putting on a lead.
Rescue and Sheltering
New NSW pound survey; pounds still failing to serve the community, save pets.
Hayward animal shelter rules take couple by surprise.
Woman reunited stolen dog after 5 years.
Have you tried Facebook ads for pet adoption?
Lexington-Fayette AC & C Illegally Oops-Kills beloved pets.
Raiden: The microchip that saved a dog’s life, part II.
Other Dog Stuff
This one was close to a tweet of the week: ‘Why supervising dogs and kids doesn’t work‘.
Make your own frozen dog treats – grain-free and healthy.
Companion Animals with the Animal Justice Party.
Dogs that changed the world.
Why do babies twitch in their sleep?
Wicket, 8 weeks tomorrow.
Wicket (was Franklin).