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.
Tweet of the Week
This is an old one that I didn’t get around to sharing immediately, by Terrierman. This post talks about “Noise About Lennox and Silence Over Pit Bulls“. Posted at the time when Lennox, the ‘pit bull’ in the UK was receiving a lot of media attention, Terrierman laments that so little media attention – or, indeed, any attention – is applied to the fate of the many nameless pit bulls meeting their fate due to what Terrierman describes as a saturation of the market in pit bull type dogs. It’s an excellent post.
We still have Bandit in foster care! Read his PetRescue profile here.
And across the seas, some special shepherds up for adoption.
From the Dogged Blog: Shelter reform on Facebook: Ur doin it wrong. It looks at the abundance of shelter gore material on rescue websites and how it does nothing for rescue. This was a close runner for tweet of the week.
And on a similar note, increasing adoption will reduce ‘euthanasia stress’. Another one from Maddie’s Institute: Think income, not ‘responsibility’, when it comes to pet programs.
Wisconsin Watchdog looks at some Simple Math.
From my favourite blog, SavingPets, posts tweeted were: “Albury Council oopsie kills family pet“, “It’s your fault we kill. It’s your fault we killed Thomas.“, “We could be heroes – a review of ABC’s Vet School“, “Overhauling the pound system – action every animal advocate can take to make a better future for pets” and “Miranda Devine’s plan for dog management – kill one million dogs“.
Just promoting a model rescue in the USA: Downtown Dog Rescue.
I am very interested in the ways the public can be irresponsible when it comes to animal welfare. For example, the woman who ‘offers free kiddie pools to dog owners to keep their pets cool in the heat‘.
Dog Training and Behaviour
Eileen and Dogs wrote a post that very nearly became tweet of the week, as it discusses a phenonmenon that bugs me immensely. The post is: “But ‘Purely Positive’ is a LIE!“.
I really liked this one as well: The Myth of “Suddenly, Out of the Blue” Behaviors.
What’s important to you? – on defining your own training expectations.
Denise Fenzi on Socialization.
Kathy Sdao Seminar: The R in Dog Training - as described by Crystal from Reactive Champion.
Desexing and ‘Overbreeding’
Dog Fun Stuff
Kids and Dogs
Other Dog Stuff
“Dr Google” – on using the internet to research health issues and the need for critical thinking.
Only a few subjects this week: Myrtle and her two puppies!