When the Collars Come Off: Dog Sports, Egos and the Struggle for Power

  “It just doesn’t seem like he really likes his dog, “ I said as the trainer moved rigidly and robotically in sync with the dog at the end of his leash. They were practicing a precise heel, and as they moved through the exercises, the trainer rarely celebrated his dog’s success. Instead, he focused … Continue reading When the Collars Come Off: Dog Sports, Egos and the Struggle for Power

The hidden anthropomorphist

Anthropomorphism always makes me think of Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, or The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday: Those sequences of words that twist your tongue. A scientific term that people in the world of dog sports translate as it pleases them. In this case, a dog wearing a … Continue reading The hidden anthropomorphist

Loose Leash Walking is Child’s Play

Loose Leash Walking is child’s play when you use force free methods   Leash issues are a huge problem for the dog-owning public and a leading culprit for why so many otherwise healthy dogs are doomed to life (or usually more accurately, an early death) in animal shelters. Whether it's simple leash-pulling or more significant … Continue reading Loose Leash Walking is Child’s Play

Science Confirms Cats and Dogs Can See “Spirits”

Many animals have the capacity to see frequencies that are not visible to the human eye. It was assumed till now that animals cannot see UV rays but scientists have uncovered evidence that indicates otherwise. Biologists at the City University, London, US, conducted a study where they found out that cats, dogs, and other mammals could see … Continue reading Science Confirms Cats and Dogs Can See “Spirits”