Posts tagged with: animal welfare

I recently wrote a blog entry addressing the fallout caused by the absence of regulatory controls and licensing requirements in the dog training industry. It was hardly the first to highlight the glaring discrepancy between fact-based information from learned animal...
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It does not take an advanced degree or high IQ to realize that social media is full of trolls, bad opinions, bullies, and folks who are just mean. It has, however, become the major marketing tool for animal shelters and...
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Yesterday, the shelter where I work hosted an event we called “Empty the Shelter”. It was similar the an event called “Clear the Shelters“, in which shelters throughout the country held large adoption events where animals were adopted out for...
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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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