India has several different free ranging dog populations – street dogs, stray dogs, feral dogs & wild dogs. Each of these are distinctly different, but unfortunately all of these terms are used interchangeably, even in academic circles. This gets in the way of understanding these dogs and identifying solutions to issues of their welfare, human-animal … Continue reading Streeties are not feral dogs
Dog trainers will often tell you a big part of their job is helping owners see things from a canine point of view. Humans and dogs have established a remarkable way of communicating with one another, but this doesn’t mean we always get it right. We can’t help but view the world from a human … Continue reading Decoding animal morals
I often talk about discarding labels and we recently had yet another reminder of why that is important when trying to understand an animal's behaviour. Labels often can carry an undercurrent of judgement and that can prevent us from getting the full picture. When I first graduated from Turid’s class, I asked her for parting … Continue reading Food faddism and gluttony in dogs
We just concluded a lovely event to celebrate the launch of BACBEC 1, the first of our online certificate courses on Canine Behaviour & Ethology. The course requires students to complete roughly 150 hours of learning, including theory, practicals, primary and secondary research. We have deployed smart instructional design and have custom software built for … Continue reading BHARCS Launches BACBEC 1
The team at Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) can often be heard telling owners that ball throwing is not an ideal activity for their arthritic dog. In fact, CAM would go as far as to say that it is not an ideal activity for any dog, whatever their age or condition. Here, three team members look … Continue reading What’s all the fuss about Fetch?
This is a special article, written probono by Dr. Jean Dodds, for pet owners in Israel (sponsored by Biogal labs). The article discussed the important issue of vaccinations. Dr. Dodds is NOT advocating against vaccinating, but instead urges us to think about immunizing wisely. Over 50 years ago now, my friend and colleague, Prof. Ron … Continue reading When & Why to Vaccinate or Titer Test Your Pet?
In this guest blog, Jen Leslie writes about her pilot study on the impact of over exercising on dogs. While the sample is small, the early results are powerful and warrant a closer look. I have found in my experience of working with dogs and their caregivers in a home environment, unwanted behaviours expressed as … Continue reading Can exercise make problem behaviours worse?