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 picture of Winnie with two of her three puppies, born last week. (The other one is fine, just camera shy!)
Now, on to the tweets!
Tweet of the Week
On Dr Sophia Yin’s blog, “Coprophagia: The scoop on poop eating in dogs“, has one of the most detailed looks at poo-eating in dogs. This is significant as, up until, the answer to ‘why does my dog eat poo?’ has mostly been unknown. The study Dr Sophia Yin looks at at least begins to think about reasons for poo eating. (Interestingly, the study also finds that desexed animals are more likely to poo eat!)
Expand your knowledge with seminars: Peterborough seminar with Debbie Jacobs on “Understanding fear in dogs and how to help them”; K9 Coaching Clinics in South Australia; and AMRICC Conference in October 2013.
Help research on a Canine Temperament Test with La Trobe University.
RSPCA Victoria – Free microchipping and desexing program for regional Victoria.
Dog Behaviour Science
Do humans serve as a ‘safe haven’ for stressed dogs? from Stanley Coren. I really loved this and it was very close to being the tweet of the week.
‘Self-Control Depletion’ & Dogs from Patricia McConnell.
From K9 Pro: “Socialisation? What is it exactly?” K9Pro posted something similar on DogzOnline forums ages ago, and I loved it, and I’m so please he has finally blogged about it so it’s easier to share. This was another front runner for Tweet of the Week.
Bite me! – from Debbie Jacobs on dog trainers get bitten.
Dog using toilet (video) – unbelievable.
Separation Anxiety Solution: Training Fido that calm behavior makes you return from Dr Sophia Yin.
Limitations to training.
“Errorless” Learning from Eileen and Dogs.
Comfort Dog from Team Unruly.
Dog facial expressions: stress from Eileen and Dogs.
The Purebred Dog World
Rescue and Sheltering
Viking and Legend – Sydney Dog Photographer – Fetching Dogs for adoption in NSW.
Killing in our pounds from Rescued with Love Rescue.
The Irresponsible Public
The title of this segment is my dig at irony. Often, large shelters and pounds call the public ‘irresponsible’ for their inability to keep their pets from entering the facility and being killed. Here is a collection of articles that show how ‘irresponsible’ they actually are:
An irresponsible 10 year old boy courageously saves cat from abuse.
Someone who adopts a dog from a shelter find that the dog still has its past owner’s number attached to it’s collar. They call, and find out just how irresponsible that past owner is.
And several from RSPCA Pro: Irresponsible public will put ID tags on their pets when access is convenient, irresponsible public surrenders pets after consideration and with notes like “He loves to have his belly rubbed”.
Funny Dog Videos
Poodle exercise video (more weird than doggy).
The Wrong Automation – fun advertisement.
Shiva Goes Crazy – zoomies at agility.
Other Dog Stuff
Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu Dog Collars – cool aboriginal art collars.
Other Animal Stuff
5 minutes cat spay (video).
And the Puppies 2012 litter had photos taken: