Weekly Woof from the Web

In this Woof, we have wolves howling and dogs barking, we have little dogs and big dogs, and we have lots more good stuff!

Just like in human language, we are finding that more and more animal communication shows evidence of having different dialects; wolves are the latest to be added to the list.
Turn the sound down when you open this link if you don’t want to be surprised by howling wolves – I am sure your dog will be interested in the dialects 🙂

Think you know your dog-breed-barks? Here’s a challenge for you: The Sound & the Furry (maybe best to do this one with headphones in case it drives your dog bonkers!)

Some great tips here on housetraining!

Vital vital vital training for you and your dog: Collar grab for safety

Our dogs are not the only ones who require attention, training and lots of pleasant interactions; Guinea pig socialisation and Rabbit handling – small pets need compassion and love too!

Help your dog learn to LOVE bath-time and nail clipping: Spa Day

This piece from Patricia McConnell might be an old one, but that myth sure hasn’t gone away over that time: You can’t reinforce fear

Need help with a barky dog? Here’s a nice training plan for teaching an interruption cue so that you can divert your dog’s attention back to you, away from whatever he’s barking at: How to interrupt barking with a quiet cue

Helping to integrate a new dog can be difficult, and there may be many ups and downs but the important thing is to be observant and think of all the possibilities, and prevent them happening: The importance of being aware
But you are human, and they are dogs – mistakes will happen, so learn from them.

One of our favourite topics – lots of great ideas in here on different food dispensing toys for dog, go on, your dog will thank you: Enrichment games

Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they don’t need a job too; check out Mixy the L/h Chihuahua and this speedy Yorkie, Kiki, rockin’ at agility!

Maybe you like ’em BIG instead – Perfectly timed photos that turn dogs into giants

Nobody’s gonna contain this fella: you can’t cage the fluff!

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