This is the start of a series. An ethnography, if you will, of Cheeru and the free-living dogs around my farm - Chaita, Dude, Iti, Yaya, Elvis, Rita and Biscuit.
How dogs learn to cope
Our observation on free ranging dogs tell us that that dogs don't have to taught how to cope with fear and do they need external motivation to do so. How and why do dogs cope with fear.
Seeking consent of a dog
Don’t all individuals deserve a certain autonomy over their own body. Dogs are often touched without consent and if that resulted in the dog expressing displeasure, the dog is the one that almost always pays the price
Streeties are not feral dogs
India has several different free ranging dog populations – street dogs, stray dogs, feral dogs & wild dogs. Each of these are distinctly different.
What is the real non-emotional solution to street dog “problem”?
Mass destruction programs are just not known to work. The Madras Corporation's unsuccessful catch and kill program that ran for over a 100 years was replaced after a Blue Cross study revealed ineffectiveness of the program