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"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber
"My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton
"A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution." ~ Hazel Nicholson
The 2007 Pet Food Recall and the Regulation of Pet Foods
Many of us know that several pet foods were recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2007. As the investigation unfolded, additional brands and/or products were added to the recall. Most of the major brands were affected. How could so many different brands contain the same source of contamination? Read the Full Story
Rehabilitation Training Using an E-Collar – A Case Study This paper was written after using an e-collar to retrain a dog that had serious aggression issues and is intended to document the success of the training. The paper will outline the methods used to conquer the aggression that was displayed by the dog and will hopefully show how the e-collar can be used to quickly and effectively alter the behavior of an animal to the benefit of itself and society. Read the Full Story
Update on Simon Hi Folks,
Lou asked me for an update on Simon... I thought I'd share with everyone.
For those of you who don't know - Simon is a black lab that was abused and made absolutely vicious. He was slated to be destroyed because of his nasty nature and I was given five days to use the e-collar to "test" some training methods. The director of the facility never expected anything more than an experiment with the e-collar. Read the Full Story
Could Foal Imprinting Be Detrimental? Few would disagree that foal imprinting can lay down an invaluable foundation of trust and respect between horse and owner, but could it be possible that the imprinting process could actually serve as a detriment too? You might be surprised to hear the answer is yes. Read the Full Story
Rabbit Vaccination and Neutering Rabbits are increasingly popular pets within the UK. There are a large number of breeds, which range from the Dutch Dwarf weighing about 1 kg when adult, to the Flemish Giant, which can weigh more than 8 kgs when fully grown. Read the Full Story
Submissive / Excitement Urination Sometimes dogs seem to leak urine. I’ve noticed that it occurs more often during initial greetings. This can be caused by youth, a developmental problem, a medical condition, a behavioral issue or a combination of factors. It’s always possible that sudden urination is the result of both behavioral and non-behavioral causes. Contributors such as underdeveloped organs, medications that facilitate poor bladder control, diseases, or failures of organs are examples of non-behavioral causes. Read the Full Story
Dog Barking Video New research shows that dogs can distinguish between two different types of barks. See the Full Video
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