Roundup 65: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From why it feels like mourning a human when our beloved dogs die to rethinking how we market adoptable animals, here’s my favorite dog articles of the week.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
When My Dog Died, I Didn’t Understand Why It Felt Like a Human Had Died
Moving look at how many of us feel tremendous grief when a dog passes. And a look at the research behind why we consider them more than “just dogs,” but rather a part of the family.
“Is She a Rescue?” An Open Letter to Breeder Hate
It’s easy to get caught up in animal rescue, and like any movement it has some hardcore advocates that can be pretty polarizing. Before you make any quick judgments about someone because they themselves didn’t rescue please read this article.
Do Puppy Tests Predict Adult Dog Behavior?
Have you heard silly things like “roll the puppy on his back” & watch how he responds? Turns out those “tricks” to figure out a puppies personality seem to be much less reliable than we thought. New findings are helping to dispel the notion that a puppies characteristics will be a good predictor of his behavior as an adult.
Marketing is Not Adoption Counseling: Keep ‘Em Separate, Save More Lives
Interesting take on the way we might be turning potential adopters off by the way we choose to write about the dogs in need of homes.
Don’t Assume My Dog is Friendly
Great article that brings up the question of why we let our dogs approach every strange dog they meet. We don’t let our children run up to every stranger, why do we assume it’s OK for dogs?
Confessions of a Vet Tech – I Help Declaw Cats
Honest look at the not so simple procedure of declawing, and why it’s luckily becoming a much less acceptable practice nationwide. (not dog related I know, but a very important issue raised in this weeks Blog the Change for Animals hop)
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
We’re not done yet…
Nothing quite like a Corgi pool party.
The inspirational Sadie
Cathy Keisha says
Thanks for including us! I’ll check out the other articles. TW also asks if a dog is friendly before offering the palm of her hand. Cute videos.
Jodi Stone says
You picked some really good ones to highlight. I enjoyed so many of them.