Roundup 67: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From why current breeding practices can’t improve the health of Bulldogs to the kinds of dogs that won’t do well at the dog park, here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Little Hope for Breeding Healthier English Bulldogs, Study Shows
Researchers found that there’s not much genetic diversity among Bulldogs, so without bringing in another breeds genes there’s little hope for improving the overall health of Bulldogs. Their extreme features are what makes Bulldogs so appealing to consumers, yet they’re detrimental to the dogs well-being. Unethical breeding practices are a man made problem, and unfortunately it’s the dogs that have ended up suffering.
On Dogs, Dating & Heartbreak
Anyone that’s had a dog by their side in tough times will relate to this heartfelt piece. They teach us so much about life, and they have a way of enriching our lives that is hard to articulate – but this post does a pretty damn good job.
Once Homeless Veteran Gives Hope & a Home to Dog n Need
Touching story of a veteran’s struggle to get back on his feet, and the amazing way his rescue dog Greta has improved his emotional & physical health.
Why You Should NOT Talk to Your Dog Today
Great way to change things up with your training routine, and you might just be surprised by the results. I know I’ve been guilty of assuming my dog should know what I’m asking her to do, when in reality I probably sound to her like the adults in Charlie Brown.
When You Can Say No
Interesting article that asks the question “when is it okay to say no to a potential adopter.” Sometimes there is no easy answer, and in many situations it’s going to depend on more than just one factor.
Three Dogs Who Shouldn’t Be at the Dog Park or Daycare
Doggie daycare & dog parks can be an excellent way for dogs to socialize, but it’s important to remember that these environments aren’t appropriate for all dogs.
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
“This is my Irish Terrier Duffy. He’s a rescue dog and he’s had a lot of struggles with his health. He developed diabetes and lost his eyesight. With medication we got his diabetes stable and he qualified for eye surgery to give him back his sight. Here he is seeing my parents for the first time in months. ”
Such a sweet way to wake up.