Dogs are very sensitive to our emotions, and respond much better to a calm person than to a fearful or angry one. Mindful dog training uses mindfulness techniques to insert our consciousness into every step of the dog training process. When we are emotionally aware, we can make better decisions, project calm energy, and respond in a more healthy and helpful fashion.
This is a guest post written by Alisa, human companion to a rescue Shiba Inu named Kuma. Copyright © Alisa and Kuma. Disclaimer: Pet nutrition is a complicated topic with many grey zones and contradicting information from experts. Even pet nutrition organizations NRC (National Research Council), AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control), and FEDIAF (European […]
B.A.R.F. stands for Biologically Accurate Raw Food. This article gives an introduction to raw dog diets, why I choose to feed my Shiba Inu a raw diet, how I do raw feeding, and some raw diet faqs.
I lost my two Husky dogs recently. This is about my journey through anxiety and depression after losing the two big loves of my life.
Discussion of Tortora’s 1983 study which presents a 9 step process for suppressing avoidance motivated aggression in dogs. We examine Tortora’s paper in detail, in particular what it says about shock collars and dog aggression.
People often say that dogs love us unconditionally. Is this really true? Do dogs really love us, or is their “love” just a form of behavioral conditioning? We talk about doggy love, human love, and the human-dog relationship.
I had a lot of troubles with my Shiba Inu at the start. I was expecting a Disneyesque kind of dog, but got a furry terror instead. Here, I talk about 3 training techniques I used at the start, mistakes I made, and why I have stopped using these methods.
Bad dog behavior is often very upsetting to us because we attribute them to lack of love, dominance, vengeance, or some other unpleasant human motive. However, most bad behaviors arise simply because of mis-communication and misunderstanding between us and our dog. Here, I discuss how I deal with my dog’s bad behavior.
The most difficult dog breeds are simply the ones that do not fit our expectations, temperament, or lifestyle. One man’s favorite dog breed is another man’s dog breed from hell. Here we examine the key characteristics that make up the most difficult dog breeds.
Siberian Husky Lara is now over 3 years old. She has blue eyes, big perky ears, and looks a bit like a wolf. This is a picture story of her first three puppy months.