Posts tagged with: Animal Behavior

Working in an animal shelter, I see all manner of behavior- all day, every day. From animals…and from people. I see happy, I see sad, I see conflicted, I see scared. It may look different from person to person, from...
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  Most of us in animal welfare have a pretty negative conditioned emotional response to the word “tether.” It evokes images of emaciated dogs in filthy yards attached to heavy chains. In most cities, animal laws preclude owners from keeping...
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Imagine this. A young, talented artist moves to New Orleans with her stubby little short-stack doggie named Bauer. She adores this guy. Her world revolves around him. He is her everything. But in this new, denser setting (with heavily-trafficked streets...
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by Kelly Cottrell *This is a repost of an article originally written for StubbyDog in August, 2013.* Ever heard that a penny dropped from the Empire State Building will kill someone if it lands on his or her head? Or that Albert...
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I used to spend a good amount of time debating method choices in dog training on social media. I was very impassioned. I viewed punitive collars and training techniques as abusive and unethical. And I never missed an opportunity to...
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by Emily Douglas All learning complicates our thinking in some way. Which is why learning is a process, not a product. Learning means stopping to consider things we’ve always taken for granted. It means examining the unexamined. It means asking...
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Every animal is as invested in their lives as you are in yours. Expecting anyone to relinquish their hopes, dreams or preferences just because you want them to seems a bit self-centered. That we have created animals who have to...
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Have you ever been asked a question that stuck with you for weeks, maybe even months, after? A question that seeped deep into your brain, and seemed to marinate there, imbuing all of your thoughts going forward with its profundity?...
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