How to Avoid Dog Bites
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by Chained Dog Awareness Singapore
3M ago
Most dog bites can be avoided by paying attention to what a dog tells us. Dogs, like people, communicate all the time. Understanding their signals is crucial. It’s not just about what the owner says; it’s about the dog’s consent. Before we invade a dog’s personal space, we need their approval. Understanding Dog Communication Dogs communicate differently. Some dogs bark and growl when uncomfortable, even if their owner says it’s okay. We must observe the dog’s body language—standing stiff, avoiding eye contact, or growling are clear signs that the dog isn’t up for interaction. Dogs on leashes ..read more
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Empowering Your Pet: Enhancing Agency for a Happier, Healthier Life
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by Chained Dog Awareness Singapore
8M ago
If you want to make your dog as happy and healthy as possible, one crucial thing to consider is their sense of agency. Agency means the ability to make choices, control their surroundings, and feel like they’re in charge.  We understand that agency is important to people,  but have we extended this concept to animals? There is overwhelming evidence that animals resist and rebel against human tyranny. Sheep escape from the slaughterhouse, pigs jump off transports, and cows prefer to swim into the open sea rather than endure heart-wrenching conditions aboard ship. Animals resist by scr ..read more
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Effects of Dog Confinement
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by Soo Hui Min
1y ago
Chaining dogs is a common practice where a dog is confined with a tether secured to a stationary object, such as a dog house or a stake in the ground (Earth & Animal Advocates, 2023). Confining dogs, on the other hand, is the action of exposing dogs to reduced social contact and limited space (Polgár et al., 2019).  Domestic dogs, in particular, are often confined to cages when owners go on holiday or when dogs receive veterinary care (Polgár et al., 2019). People believe that such practices can control a dog and keep them safe. However, chaining or confining a dog can lead to detrime ..read more
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Cage or crate: make sure it serves the interests of the dog. Not yours.
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by Kennedy
1y ago
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How To Train A Happier, More Optimistic Dog
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by Candy Lim-Soliano
1y ago
The tide is turning towards positive reinforcement – here’s why Dogs trained using compulsion and punishment have been shown to have higher stress levels compared to dogs trained using reward-based methods. If your dog is struggling with a behavioural issue, using punishment does not teach your dog what to do in place of the problem behaviour – to make matters worse, it also interferes with your dog’s feeling of safety. Backward concepts based on the old obedience-driven model have shifted towards a relationship-based approach that’s more relevant to dogs living with us as companion animals. O ..read more
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In memory of Basil 2009 – 2023
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by Michael Peevey
1y ago
I first came across Basil (then called Sparky) on a Facebook post in November 2018. His previous owner had died, and her son had reluctantly taken him in. Despite his best efforts, he had been unable to find him a permanent home. A kind-hearted soul intervened and took him on and kennelled him while she looked for an adopter. I didn’t really know what to expect and we were not 100% sure about it when we met the person trying to home him but taking him in led to one of the most rewarding and emotional experiences of my life. Basil, as we renamed him, had spent the last year confined to a small ..read more
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CDAS Trainer Talks: Why Does Accreditation for Trainers Matter?
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by Chained Dog Awareness Singapore
1y ago
Watch and learn from three positive-only trainers and a vet why trainers should fully understand science-based training methods, dog welfare and behaviour; be committed to ethical training approaches; and meet international competency standards ..read more
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Vet Visits: How to Change Fear to Fun
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by Dr Liang Xutian
1y ago
Does your furry friend hate going to the vet? Does your dog tremor and try to escape when you turn into the parking lot of the vet clinic? Do you dread taking your pet to the vet? If so, you are not alone. The majority of our pet dogs do face some form of anxiety and stress1 which can make the experience of going to the vet clinic an unpleasant one for both you and your pet.  Although some dogs may not mind being examined, restrained, or poked, most dogs display subtle signs of stress that are often overlooked. Common signs of anxiety or stress include panting, yawning, whining, tail tuc ..read more
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International Animal Welfare Laws
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by Chained Dog Awareness Singapore
1y ago
As pet ownership becomes increasingly popular in many parts of our world, so do the interest and concerns of experts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and members of the public about the welfare of companion dogs. Over the past decades, responsible treatment of ‘a (wo)man’s best friend’ has received more attention from academics, policy makers and governments, a number of whom are working to set a global standard for animal welfare. The World Organization for Animal Health, a global and intergovernmental organization founded in 1924 to address animal health, introduced the Terrestrial An ..read more
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Under new Texas law, man arrested for leaving dog tied outside: How the law works
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by cdasarticle
1y ago
After a man was arrested in McAllen for leaving his dog tied up overnight, local authorities are urging the public to provide shelter for their pets. Further, the case illustrates how police can use a new Texas law, which took effect in January ..read more
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