Following on from the previous post, more thoughts about preparing for Christmas.
A shocking survey conducted by the British Veterinary Association - BVA revealed that eight in ten companion animal vets (80%) across the UK saw at least one case of toxic ingestion over the Christmas break last year!
"Chocolate, raisins and other dried fruit commonly found in mince pies, xylitol (found in sugar-free products), onion and garlic and seasonal decorations like mistletoe and holly can be dangerous to dogs and cats if eaten. Chocolate treats remain top of the list of edible hazards for dogs, with 72% of companion animal vets reporting seeing at least one case of this type of poisoning over the last festive period. This was followed by cases of toxic ingestion of raisins/sultanas (reported by 63% of vets) and onion or garlic (15%). Concerningly, the average number of cases of all types of toxic ingestion in dogs has increased steadily over the last five years, with cases of chocolate poisoning increasing by 50% and those of raisin/sultana poisoning almost doubling." ... See MoreSee Less
Yup, it’s that time of year when the leaping, crotch-sniffing, cat poop-eating dog that you just rescued from a puppy mill is about to meet Aunt Polly, the only member of the family who is terrified of dogs. Or maybe you’re about to have guests who hate dogs, even your perfectly behaved ones.
Another good article from Susan Garrett about misbehaving dogs. Or are they really misbehaving? Susan quotes Dr. Wayne Dyer, "people are doing the best they can with the education they have and the environment that they are put in"...... do our dogs not do the same? Susan explores this argument with some great examples. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a report on an interesting study that found training programs which used relatively mild punishment. raised the dog's cortisol levels and resulted in the dogs being more "pessimistic" than dogs who experienced reward based training. (Pessimism is tested by an experiment detailed in the report.) ... See MoreSee Less
Wish this could be shared and educated to fellow E. Bulldog owners who at every behaviour problem label them as “dominant” it really annoys me!!. A lot of them are uneducated or use old and outdated training techniques that they’ve read online. Some actually give advice of grabbing their E.Bulldogs by the scruff of the neck and pinning them down! 😡😡 absolutely disgusting! (I have to try really hard not to comment on those posts) Yet they believe crate training is an absolute horrible thing to do 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️. Yes they are a stubborn breed but using positive methods and things they like (majority being food probably...there a bit piggy haha 😂) they can learn just like any other dog breed
I only wish they didn't try to give aggression advice through an infographic...