Monday, October 18, 2010

Animal Neglect
Case study of two dogs that are neglected by their owners... and there's nothing we can do about it.
Anger Has No Place In Dog Training
This article is a case study regarding anger. Dog training doesn't go so well if you get angry with your dog.
Another Dog Attack That Didn't Have To Happen
A man was handing out fliers, door to door, for a restaurant. Instead of leaving them at the gate of one house, he entered the gate and was attacked by the owner's pit bulls and severely injured. The owner had a Beware of Dog sign, which the man couldn't read. Here's my opinion...
Look, I hate it that this man was injured. I'm not a violent person. I don't ever want someone to be hurt. But, it's just stupid to enter into someone's property, past a gate, without permission. You can be shot. You can be attacked by their dogs. That's life. It sucks, but people and dogs do things to protect themselves from intruders, such as install gates, post warning signs, and getting dogs. Everyone knows this. Thus, this guy did something stupid and paid the price of his stupidity. And so did the owner since one of the attacking dogs died in the custody of animal control.
My only suggestions for the owner in the future would be to put a lock on your gate (though I've posted stories of people climbing fences and being attacked by dogs, so even that isn't fool proof), and posting a No Trespassing sign, to increase the legal cost to the intruder for entering without permission. My suggestions to those who would pass out fliers... stay on public property, and don't enter private property without permission. Sorry this guy got hurt, but there's no way to legislate IQ or wisdom. Do stupid things, pay the price.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Antisocial Dogs
Not all dogs are safe to pet. I am amazed at the number of people who get bitten when petting dogs they don't know. I never do this. I take time to get to know a dog, and for the dog to get to know me, before I start petting any dog. Dogs don't just bite out of fear. Some are socially aggressive. Here are more thoughts on this topic.
Do You Need A Personal Protection Or Guard Dog?
Are you buying a dog to protect you from criminals? Better read this article!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So, You Want To Be A Dog Whisperer?
A lot of people want to know what a "dog whisperer" is, and how you become one. This article explains what it means and what it takes.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Strange. There doesn't seem to be a common thread here regarding which dogs get cancer and which ones don't, except maybe based on the past popularity of the breed.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I ALWAYS recommend putting dogs away when having a large party at your home. Too much risk the dogs will get in trouble or guest do something stupid

Thursday, October 07, 2010

If you haven't trained your dog in a while, I'm sure you & your dog need a tune up. If you live in the Phoenix / Scottsdale AZ area give me a call