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Dogs trained using aversive stimuli, which involve punishments for incorrect behavior, show evidence of higher stress levels compared to dogs trained with reward-based methods says a new study. Added evidence of why you need to look for Free Free trainers!
Training detection dogs with real hazardous substances can be inconvenient and dangerous. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have discovered ways of infusing a jello-like substance with odours of controlled substances which are much safer for the dogs.
Spot has been coming to visit us for daycare, and he's left his mark...
Researchers at the University of South Australia have published a paper about why pets have been so important during the Covid-19 pandemic: they provide us with the needed sensation of touch and they also need touch...
My report on the 3rd annual Top Dog Film Festival is published in the December issue of NZ Dog World. Izzy and Spot had front row seats for this dog-friendly event.
In this post, I explain why the financial budget isn't the only source of stress when a dog owner is faced with their dog's serious illness or surgery.
A great quote this month about humanity...
"Raise the Woof" uses sounds and spoken words that are supposed to elicit a response from dogs. Click on the link and see if your dog reacts.
Raised dog beds with a metal frame are an accident waiting to happen - in this blog post I share a ''free to a good home" offer that should be sent to the scrap yard instead!
The chemicals present in flea treatments are finding their way into English waterways and becoming a source of contamination. Makes you wonder what we are putting on our dogs, doesn't it?
I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month