• The History of Dog Training, Influential Movement Creators in the Industry and the Impact of Training and Behaviour Adjustment

    Publishing Author : Jay Gray Date Published : 27/11/2018   An Overview of History Throughout the years, dog training has changed dramatically in various directions.  It seems that as time progresses, we as humans eb and flow between ideas and idealistic outcomes.  In times gone by, many trainers believed that dogs had to be somehow broken or shut down in order to be trained.  Much of this thinking came from the assumption around their closeness in behavioural similarities to the wild wolf which we later understood to be untrue.  By the 1990’s there was a great shift toward more positive methods in dog training which more closely matched the education…

  • Inviting Dog Bites

    Publishing Author : DR. MOHSIN ALI GAZI Date Published : Unknown Dog bites can be prevented! Most of them, if not all. This requires knowledge of dog behavior. Dogs are not engineered for biting you and me, but to defend themselves and their territory. Given our faulty dog menace  management program we invite more bites. Yes, many bites are invited! While walking on the roads children stare at the dog having eye to eye contact which is not a good thing as far canine behavior goes because the dog feels apprehensive by continuous staring and makes an attempt to overpower the child. The dynamics of dog bites is not well understood…

  • Dog Bites 101

    Publishing Author : Wesley A. Cottrell Date Published : Unknown   Each year, thousands of Americans suffer animal bites. Most often the culprits are domesticated dogs. In many cases, the victims have a legal right to recover for their damages. Recovery can be sought from not only the animal’s owner, but sometimes from other responsible individuals, as well. What to do if you are bitten by a dog The very first thing to do, if you are bitten by a dog, is s Dog Bites: 101 in Arkansas www.cottrelllawoffice.com 3 What makes a dog dangerous? There are particular breeds of dogs whose ancestry is known for aggression. At one time, these…

  • CUJO IN THE FAMILY: OWNING AN AGGRESSIVE DOG IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNITED STATES

    Publishing Author : JOHN WATANABE, Ph.D Date Published : 22/05/12   ABSTRACT This thesis present an ethnography of the experiences of owners For Brix and Reeva Who together have eight legs And have taught me a lot and for all of those who have a Brix or a Reeva of their own ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are many individuals I would like to thank for all of their help and encouragement. Without them, this whole project might not have happened, or it would have looked very differently. First, I thank my parents for all of their support, for allowing me to bring two dogs into our lives, for helping me dealing with their…

  • A Brief Overview of Canine Reactivity – Frustrated Greeting, Fear Based Reactivity and True Canine Aggression (FG, FR and TA)

    Publishing Author : Jay Gray Date Published : 15/11/18   Understanding Reactivity Canine reactivity is the most prolific behavioural issue in modern day Britain.  Over seventy percent of dogs arriving at Obsidian K9 for training have some link to reactive or aggressive behaviour (Figures as of November 2018).  Within reactive and aggressive behaviour there are a multitude of various issues more specific to individual situations.  Reactive behaviours span from the mildest forms such as frustrated greeting and span all the way through to true aggressive behaviours where the dog in question would cause substantial damage to another dog or person (type of reactivity dependant) should it be given the chance.…

  • Ultrasound and Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Hamstrings in the Agility Dog

    Publishing Author : Alan Gardner, PGD A. PHYS, MDIP, DipMgmt Date Published : 2015   Abstract The hamstring group of muscles are extensively used for generating the forward movement and for the jumping action in canine Agility. I set out to understand how much force is used in executing the jumping action in Border Collies and what might happen if this muscle group is repetitively overloaded. This has implications in Agility as the amount of training and competition continues to increase, placing ever higher demands on the canine athletes. Five case studies were used, all over 5 years old and training / in competition since at least 2 years old. In…

  • Dogs and the Hands That Feed: The Utility of Dogs in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

    Publishing Author : Jeffrey Vadala Date Published : Unknown   / 1/5 Human Relations Area Files Cultural information for education and research Dogs and the Hands That Feed: The Utility of Dogs in Hunter-Gatherer Societies Figure 1. A wolf (Canis lupus) howling by Jim Peaco 2004 (public domain). By Jeffrey Vadala H 11/6/2018 Dogs and the Hands That Feed: The Utility of Dogs in Hunter-Gatherer Societies | Human Relations Area Files http://hraf.yale.edu/dogs-and-the-hands-that-feed-the-utility-of-dogs-in-hunter-gatherer-societies/ 2/5 This question can be explored using eHRAF collections in two ways. First, researchers can use archaeological data (found in eHRAF Archaeology) to examine evidence for dogs in ancient societies. Second, researchers can use ethnographic data in eHRAF World…

  • Animal Morality: What It Means and Why It Matters

    Publishing Authors : Susana Monsó,  Judith Benz‑Schwarzburg, Annika Bremhorst Date Published : 24/10/18   Abstract It has been argued that some animals are moral subjects, that is, beings who are capable of behaving on the basis of moral motivations (Rowlands 2011, 2012, 2017). In this paper, we do not challenge this claim. Instead, we presuppose its plausibility in order to explore what ethical consequences follow from it. Using the capabilities approach (Nussbaum 2004, 2007), we argue that beings who are moral subjects are entitled to enjoy positive opportunities for the fourishing of their moral capabilities, and that the thwarting of these capabilities entails a harm that cannot be fully explained in terms…

  • Canine Osteosarcoma, Degenerative Myelopathy and Brain Tumours – Three Common Fatal Issues Among Canis Lupus Familiaris

    Publishing Author : Jay Gray Date Published : 07/11/18   Introduction Although different breeds are more prone to different fatal illnesses or syndromes, all breeds, without exception can die from Canine Osteosarcoma, Degenerative Myelopathy and Brain Tumours.  There are several factors to consider with all three of these issues and the paper will be broken down to cover external factors, treatment options, outcomes, symptoms and the such. It is important to remember that appropriate veterinary care should be taken should a dog be showing any of the symptoms listed in this paper.  Appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans must be thought out and followed through correctly which requires the input of…

  • The Sigma (∑) Method for Inquistorem Loro Trahens (ILT)

    Publishing Author : Jay Gray Date Published : 04/11/18   Inquistorem Loro Trahens Inquistorem Loro Trahens (ILT) is an issue many dog owners encounter and can be simply broken down into a dog that pulls on the lead.  The reasons for ILT are varied and can be due to lack of understanding, over excitement and arousal or even fear responses.  It is important to distinguish the reason for the ILT before any further training is embarked upon to make sure that the training moving forwards making sure that training does not conflict with any other underlying behavioural issues.  For example, if the dog has severe ILT and is based out…

  • Controlling canine hip dysplasia in Finland

    Publishing Authors : Minna LeppaÈnen, Hannu Saloniemi Date Published : 05/05/99   Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate the Finnish Kennel Club’s hip-dysplasia screening and control programs. As a retrospective study, records of hip-dysplasia screening of 69,349 dogs in 22 breeds that were born in 1988±1995 were analyzed and compared to data from prior to 1988. In most breeds, no significant changes in dysplasia prevalence could be found. In English cocker spaniels, golden and Labrador retrievers and Rottweilers a significant decrease ± but in boxers, Dobermans, German Shepherd dogs and rough collies a significant increase ± in prevalence was detected. In flat-coated retrievers overall prevalence increased ± but…

  • The role of hypoxia in canine cancer

    Publishing Authors : S. A. Snyder, M. W. Dewhirst and M. L. Hauck Date Published : Unknown Abstract Human oncology has clearly demonstrated the existence of hypoxic tumours and the problematic nature of those tumours. Hypoxia is a signifi cant problem in the treatment of all types of solid tumours and a common reason for treatment failure. Hypoxia is a negative prognostic indicator of survival and is correlated with the development of metastatic disease. Resistance to radiation therapy and chemotherapy can be because of hypoxia. There are two dominant types of hypoxia recognized in tumours, static and intermittent. Both types of hypoxia are important in terms of resistance. A variety of physiological…

  • The New Science of Canine Cognition

    Publishing Author : Date Published : 10/07/2015 Abstract In the last two decades scientists have become more and more curious about the dog’s (Canis familiaris) seemingly innate ability to understand human cues. Historically this ability has been overlooked or dismissed in any non-primate species; dogs in particular were dismissed as an “‘artificial’ species.” (Mikolsi, Topal, & Csanyi, 2004) Then, just before the turn of the century, a trend in research began to emerge: dogs were showing ability near or above that of primates in human gaze driven studies. Following an initial study by Brian Hare, Josep Call and Michael Tomasello in 1998, researchers began to attempt to answer the questions:…