A big mistake many of us make when we get dogs is that we have a preconceived notion of what a dog or a breed should be. “Dog friendly” Vs. “dog reactive” are overly simplistic boxes that we try to shoehorn our dogs into and my Cheeru refuses to fit.
Welcome your dog’s love with open arms
We are told that we should ignore our dogs when we come through the door. But when we walk in through that door, their world lights up and they express it. How do they feel when their expression of such profound love is totally ignored by us?
Should we ask our dogs to sit?
As a puppy, Nishi was trained to sit on cue, which she did often There has been a lot of debate off-late on the idea of asking a dog to “sit” as part of their training. The first time I was exposed to this debate was back in October of 2013 when I visited Turid … Continue reading Should we ask our dogs to sit?
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