Here is another interesting article about bears, wolves and berries, and the latest research from Dr. William Ripple in Yellowstone National Park.
“You never have an eye on the whole ecosystem and how everything is connected until you see it working”
Credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart/Files
Please sign the petition…….these creatures need all the help we can provide.
Center for Biological Diversity
Kennel to Couch
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Season One! We have raised $7,175!! Because of your help, we are ready to get Season One produced and distributed. Martha Kennedy made the last contribution last night, so she will be receiving the free t-shirt! We will be consistently posting updates about how production is going to keep everyone in the loop! So stay tuned! Here we go……….
3 to 4 million homeless animals are euthanized every year. Shelters and rescue groups work tirelessly to find animals lasting, forever homes but their resources are limited and already stretched thin. So, in spite of their amazing efforts every year, countless animals are adopted and returned for common and fixable behavior problems that confuse and frustrate adopters.
What is Kennel to Couch?
After we’ve launched Season One, which covers dog basics, we plan to continue on with additional seasons for cats, puppies, and advanced dog behavior and training topics. But this is the first step!
Season One topics are broken down into 12 episodes, covering the most common reasons dogs are frequently returned to shelters:
Episode 1: A Positive Approach
This episode is dedicated to Brad. His first adoption was unsuccessful because the adopter, not knowing about reward-based training, used punishment, involving fear. This resulted in Brad becoming fearful and led to his return. This episode will cover the importance of using rewards and the pitfalls of aversive techniques involving pain and fear.
Meet Mory, Tessie and Willie, aka “The Gremlins.” Mory is a Chihuahua mix and Tessie and Willie are Pug mixes. All three are adopted and enjoy a great life with their mom, Camille. As you can see from the photos, they are pretty much inseparable. The top photo is them hangin’ out at daycare and the next one is them in their party attire for a family birthday. Pretty cute, huh?
This is Fannie Fleming, one of our daycare players. Her mom was going through some boxes and found this set of dollhouse furniture from the past. Well, as you can see, she decided to try out the bed…looks like it was a perfect fit.
Only 3 DAYS LEFT to contribute to Kennel to Couch, a behavior and training video series dedicated to making the transition from shelter to home easier for dogs and their adopters. We are only a few hundred dollars away from reaching $6,000…let’s see if we can do it in 3 days!! Click here to learn more and contribute –> http://www.indiegogo.com/
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In sports terms, Chelly was a “walk-on.” He and his brother, Chaco, entered my life in October of 2001, and both immediately “made the team.” We had 11 great years together and his infamous eyebrows and quirky bark are greatly missed. Now that you’ve crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, have a great time with all who have gone before you. We will see you when the time is right. Chaco and Tinker send their love.
-Kathy Jackson, Alpha Dawg
Welcome to our brand new Lucky Dawg Daycare website! We have installed a new, easier to use calendar and class registration system, in addition to offering more details about our instructors and daycare offerings in a clean, sleek new format. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to seeing you at Lucky Dawg in 2013.
Kathy Jackson- Alpha Dawg