I recently saw a video of a trainer teaching relaxation, the dog was tethered to the ground, muzzled, and in both a prong and shock collar. The dog was trembling, any experienced dog person would recognize the tenseness, the stressed eyes, the trembling – it was the farthest thing from relaxed. Was the dog down? Yes. But was it relaxed? No.
Category Archives: Safety
Giving Thanks for a Prepared Dog
Thanksgiving is coming – it is my favorite holiday! Mainly because of the stuffing, but also because we get to gather with family, friends, and relax and enjoy some great food. Thanksgiving for the dogs can be tricky for the same reasons though: lots of temptation and not a lot of supervision, and sometimes wellContinue reading “Giving Thanks for a Prepared Dog”
Preparing for Halloween and Dogs
I love Halloween! I currently live in the country and no longer get trick or treaters and I miss it, I love seeing the costumes and talking to the kids and prepping fun things to hand out (pencils, slime, candy, etc!). When I lived in Albany it used to be a steady stream of kidsContinue reading “Preparing for Halloween and Dogs”
Preparing for the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is one of the hardest times of year for our dogs. It is hot, there are many events, and, there are fireworks. Here are some tips for getting through this time of year successfully. Leave your dog at home. As fun as it is to have our dogs with us atContinue reading “Preparing for the Fourth of July”
What to do if your dog gets lost . . .
This is by no means a definitive list of what to do, however, having lived through the fear of a lost pet, and having dealt with lost rescue dogs new to homes, I know having a check list in the middle of a crisis can help. First things first: Grill! This sounds absolutely ridiculous butContinue reading “What to do if your dog gets lost . . .”