🐶 Five freedoms all dogs are entitled to
🐾 Freedom from hunger and thirst
The dog should eat normal portions, have access to fresh water 24 hours a day. A dog’s food must be balanced, not excessive or inadequate.
🐾 Freedom from disease
The dog must be healthy, not suffer pain. The owner is obliged to carry out timely prevention - to vaccinate, give the dog anthelmintic and also to give vitamins when necessary.
🐾 Freedom from discomfort
The dog should have its place in the house (even if it is allowed to lie on your bed, it has to be its own sunbed!). Sit on her sunbed with a book and try to spend 1-2 hours there. If you are unable to calmly read for one reason or another, it means that the dog does not feel comfortable in this place. She needs to relocate to another place.
🐾 Freedom to be a dog
The dog should walk 2-3 hours a day and, if possible, more, but no less. If you cannot provide enough load for your dog, consider hiring a walker. The dog must communicate with congeners. If, due to behavioral problems, she cannot do this (aggression, cowardice), then we need to address these problems as well. If the dog is not pedigree and has increased sexual desire, it must be neutered, since its motivation cannot be satisfied and it leads to frustration.
🐾 Freedom from sorrow and suffering
The dog should have entertainment at home, for example, toys. The dog should not spend too much time alone. The dog needs a permanent family, frequent change of owners is harmful to the dog. And the dog must be free from fear and anxiety. If a dog is anxious, staying alone at home, then, by correcting its behavior, we satisfy its legitimate right for freedom from sorrow and suffering.
Last time I posted Cali working the spring pole I mentioned she was too thin. I was met with “No she’s fine!!” “Mals are supposed to be skinny!” “She’s fit af!!”... and well that is all just absolutely untrue. The fit dog trend has gotten to the point of people starving their dogs to look good. Fitness is not a look. It’s the ability for the body to carry out tasks with vigor and alertness without undue fatigue. Now mind you I won’t go out of my way to tell anyone their dog is thin, but I would love for some of you to take something from this post.
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Cat’s out of the bag... I LOVE DOGGOS. So does a dear friend of mine, @paw.and.order. Nicole runs dog behaviour classes and sometimes I get to go make pictures of the puppins being such good beasts. If you have a furry friend and you want to help them be their best self, please support Nicole, so our furamilies can support us. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Logan who is with is for dog aggression and intense reactivity as well as a host of other issues. Doing duration downs around my dogs. If you check out his intake video from last week you will know this is some serious progress
What a difference a week makes. When I met Asha a week ago she was desperately stressed and her family were upset at how she wasn’t coping. Lots of barking at anything and everything, be it noise, person, or dog..... a week later putting into place methods to deal with Asha’s major anxiety issues and she was coping beautifully! It was like meeting a different dog! When I first met Asha it took me 1 hour to get to the point that I could pat her and she relaxed and lay down. This time she took treats from me straight away and within a few minute was happy for me to pat her. It’s always amazing to see such a big results in such a short time, and we as trainers know when the owners have put the work in or not. Asha’s life has been changed from a few small adjustments and teaching her family to give her confidence and encouraging her to do the right thing. In dog training timing is everything and a marker word or clicker training can make a huge difference. I’m so proud of Asha and her family! This could have had a very different ending. Asha was a rescue who had had no prior training and seemed to have been a breeding dog kept in a small room until now. She had no house training or even simple spacial awareness. The turnaround in her has has been amazing! Keep up the brilliant work Asha and family ❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕🐾 #rescuedogsofinstagram#anxietydog#dogtraining#dogbehaviour#bellarineveterinarypractice#trainingmakesallthedifference#thefamilydogtrainer@sandypawsbellarine@pawfectearth#adoptdontshop
This is why we have owners muzzle condition dogs prior to starting board and train programs...and why having dogs muzzled at the drop-off is so important for safety.
Dogs, placed in novel, stressful situations, and having likely more direction and pressure applied than they’re used to, makes for very touchy moments...even if they’ve never demonstrated anything this severe prior.
Luckily, all of our safety protocols kept everyone safe, and now we work on...getting Oliver better.