Roundup 97: Favorite Dog Articles, Deals & Videos of the Week
From a first hand look at what the shelter environment can do to dogs to the business of leasing dogs (yes, leasing…), here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Saving Shelter Dogs: A Love Story | Boston Globe
Moving look at what can the stress of a shelter environment can do to a dog.
As one shelter leader put it to me, it’s not a question of if a shelter dog will deteriorate. It’s a question of when. There’s some debate as to whether the dogs are deteriorating or, rather, displaying what is normal behavior under trying circumstances. That “normal” won’t help dogs get adopted.
Why I’m Not (and Never Have Been) a Purely Positive Dog Trainer | Positively
This articles explores some of the common misconceptions that surround positive training.
When Obedience Isn’t The Answer | Dr. Jen’s Dog Blog
Great post about how complicated training can be when it comes to certain behaviors, and why it’s important to keep in mind that obedience class might not solve all of your problems.
20 Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes Your Dog Will Love | Pretty Fluffy
Awesome list of treat recipes for dogs that are sensitive to grains.
I’m Renting a Dog? | Bloomberg
While this idea & business model is completely repulsive to me it is quite an eye-opener. I had no idea leasing dogs existed, and that (for now at least) it seems to be a legal business. And I kid you not when I say that the company in this article (Wags Lending) uses this wording in their policy:
‘Buyout option at any point within their lease or by making a final payment at the end of the lease equal to the fair market value of the pet – both granting the consumer ownership of the item.’
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
New Hope for Paws video.
Thanks to Life With Dogs for this great find.
Pamela Webster says
You and I were reading the same articles this week. The idea of dog leasing in the hands of a for-profit company is nausea-inducing.