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ANIMAL FRIENDLY


BABY ANIMALS
Moms are out looking for food in the daytime
Spring Cleaning
Springtime & Baby Animals


Bat Facts

Bees


BIRDS


Hear Their Songs and Sounds
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
Why Birds' Nests Aren't Covered in Poop and so much more

     *CROWS
And Human Faces
This crow couple has been together for more than 12 years. She broke her beak 8 years ago in a collision with a car.He has patiently fed her and loved her since. They have babies every year and she is an affectionate mother, and the entire flock protect her.Living proof that compassion is not limited to humans.

     *RAVENS
Study finds that 4 month old Ravens are as intelligent as adult Apes

     *WOODPECKERS
How to keep them from pecking holes in your house


CONSCIOUSNESS
The Soul That Animals Have Naturally


DEER
Don't be a FawnNapper!


GARDEN
  

10 Things You May Not Know About Dandelions
Dandelions are Bees' Best Friends
The Dandelion represents 3 celestial bodies
Plants that keep bugs away
Rolly Pollys
Spring Cleaning


Hedgehogs


HORSES
Foal Slippers in Utero
And Human Heartbeats
Learning to Survive in a Human World


No Kill Advocacy Center

No Kill Colorado

NOT
Brands that STILL test on animals in 2021

OCTOPUS
Babies in Eggs

OPOSSUMS
Opossums - Babies
Baby: Save me!


PIGS


We are clean, sensitive and smart!


Rabbits - Babies

RAT POISON
Rat Poison
Honoring Mountain Lion P-47 by using safe alternatives to rat poison

SENTIENCE
The Value of a Sentient Life

SKUNKS
Be Happy to See Us!

Skunks may be little stinkers but they help the environment in many ways. They aid farmers by eating many garden pests, including mice, voles, beetles, various larvae, wasps and crickets. Murder hornets??? Yeah...they eat those too...
Newhouse Wildlife Rescue of Chelmsford
Picture courtesy of Creature Comforts Wildlife Rehabilitation

SNAKES
Black Snakes

Studies show that the use of professionally applied pesticides is associated with a 70 percent higher risk of canine malignant lymphoma, and are toxic to fish, bees, birds and other pollinators.

TURTLES
Be careful when moving them
Box Turtle


VEGAN RESOURCES
VeganOutreach.org
VeganHealth.org

Wasps: simple solution



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CATS


Anti-Cat Scratch Sofa/Furniture Protective Cover😻
Now you can satisfy your cat's urge to scratch while protecting your sofa/furniture.

Bullies - Mychelle Blake

Cultivating Cool Cats - Alley Cat Allies

FERALS
Feral Cat Information- Alley Cat Allies

Feral Moms & Kittens- Alley Cat Allies
Homeless Ferals


KITTENS


Socialization of Puppies and Kittens - American Veterinary Medical Association


Lost Your Cat?- Ingrid Newkirk

Marking Behavior - Yukari Bianchi

Micro Chip: Did you know cats with microchips are 2,000% more likely to be reunited with their families if lost?

Play Therapy - Jackson Galaxy

Stomatitis: Dental Disease - Dr Karen Becker

Tail Speak



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CATS & DOGS


Scroll through or click on these topics:

ADOPTION    FOSTER    LIVING TOGETHER    READINESS TO ADOPT



ADOPTION

Petfinder



FOSTER

Foster a Homeless Pet- Lorraine May



LIVING TOGETHER



Cats and Dogs Living Together- Pat Miller



READINESS TO ADOPT

Quiz: Are you ready for a Pet?- Pet Rescue of Maryland



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DOGS


Scroll through or click on these topics:

AGGRESSION    ANXIETY    BARKING    BITES    BLACK DOGS

BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION    CHILDREN    END OF LIFE

FEAR    GROWLING    HOLIDAYS    INDIVIDUAL BEINGS

INTRODUCTIONS     LEARNING THEORY VS DOMINANCE THEORY

LEASH-ON & OFF    MANAGEMENT     MILITARY & POLICE DOGS

MULTIPLE DOGS     POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

PUNISHMENT    PUPPIES    REACTIVITY    RELATIONSHIP

SEPARATION ANXIETY    SERVICE    SOCIABILITY

SNAKE AVOIDANCE    STRESS    TRAINING TERMS    WOLVES




VIDEOS


Scroll through or click on these topics:

BLOAT    BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION

CANINE SENSE OF SMELL    CHANGING BEHAVIOR    CHILDREN

CRATE TRAINING    GUARDING FOOD    GUARDING PEOPLE

LEASH-ON & OFF    PUNISHMENT




AGGRESSION

Aggressive Dogs are Made, Not Born - Lorraine May

Canine Aggression Study - School of Veterinary Medicine, UPenn

Dog Aggression Is Predicted by Training Methods and Breed - Stanley Coren

Fear Minus Escape Equals Aggression - John Rogerson, Karen Overall

Ladder of Aggression - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior



ANXIETY

Engage - Disengage Game

Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs - Dr. Sophia Yin

Relax on a Mat - Whole Dog Training



BARKING



Woof! Woof! Too Much Barking? - by Lorraine May



BITES

Dogs Don't Bite "Out of the Blue"

Ladder of Aggression - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Stress Escalation Ladder - Turid Rugaas

Understanding Dog Bites

Why dogs bite and how they warn us



BLACK DOGS

Black Dogs



BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION

Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs - Dr. Sophia Yin

Calming Signals: The Art of Survival – Turid Rugaas

Ladder of Aggression - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Photos: Calming Signals with Children: Dog is communicating his discomfort with the child through specific classic body language. Parents need to watch for these signals and keep kids from making dogs so uncomfortable that they need to use these. A bite can certainly follow if these signals are ignored.
1. Licking the lips
2. Showing the whites of his eyes
3. Panting when not overheated
4. Turning his head away

Canine Body Language – Misha May Foundation Class Handout

Child is kissing; Dog is stressing with whale eyes, tense body, ears back

Doggie Language Starring Boogie the Boston Terrier

How to Read Your Dog's Body Language: Body Language Basics - Stanley Coren



CHILDREN

Dogs and Babies: how to introduce them - Victoria Stillwell

Dogs Boost Kids' Immunity - Stefan Anitei

How Kids SHOULD Interact with Dogs - Dr. Sophia Yin

How Kids Should NOT Interact with Dogs - Dr. Sophia Yin

Learning to Live Happily Ever After: don't let your babies become magnetized to dogs - Madeline Gabriel

Photos: Calming Signals with Children: Dog is communicating his discomfort with the child through specific classic body language. Parents need to watch for these signals and keep kids from making dogs so uncomfortable that they need to use these. A bite can certainly follow if these signals are ignored.
1. Licking the lips
2. Showing the whites of his eyes
3. Panting when not overheated
4. Turning his head away

Why Supervisiing Dogs and Kids Doesn't Work: what parents should be watching for - Robin Bennet



END OF LIFE

Quality End of Life Care - Lorraine May

Too Short



FEAR

Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs - Dr. Sophia Yin

Engage - Disengage Game

Fear Minus Escape Equals Aggression - John Rogerson, Karen Overall



GROWLING

Why growling is good -Nicole Wilde



HOLIDAYS



Holidays are the Olympics of Dog Training - Lorraine May

Holiday Comfort with Your Pet - Joan Ranquet



INDIVIDUAL BEINGS

Dogs are Individuals - Animal Farm Foundation

Dogs are People Too: How Dogs Love Us - a neuroscientist and his adopted dog decode the canin brain - Gregory Berns

Slow Dog Movement



INTRODUCTIONS

Introducing Unfamiliar Dogs / Living with Multiple Dogs



LEARNING THEORY VS DOMINANCE THEORY

Canine Aggression Study - School of Veterinary Medicine, UPenn

Dog-friendly training methods www.optimumchoices.com

Dominance Theory - Whole Dog Journal

Misconceptions of the Mythical Alpha Dog - Dr Ian Dunbar, Dog Star Daily

Position Statement on the Use of Dominance Theory in Behavior Modification of Animals - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

'Soft' Dog Training - Annie Phenix



LEASH - ON & OFF



Off Leash Dogs

10 Rules for a Really Reliable Recall - Pawsitive Foundations Dog Training



MANAGEMENT

Trash Cans


MILITARY & POLICE DOGS

Dogs on Deployment: an online resource for military members to find temporary homes for their pets while they are deployed. Support your troops by boarding their pets!

Training Police Dogs and Military Dogs Using Positive Methods - Stephanie Colman



MULTIPLE DOGS

Introducing Unfamiliar Dogs / Living with Multiple Dogs



POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Does PTSD Cause Brain Damage In Dogs? If So, Is It Reversible?



PUNISHMENT

7 Effects of Punishment - Eileen and Dogs

Invisible Fence

Shock Collar Studies- why dogs with shock collars stand more than 5 feet away from their owners - Jennifer Cattet

Shock Collars, Heck No - Robert Milner

Teach Me

The End for Shock Collars - Zazie Todd

To Use a Shock Collar - Dr Ian Dunbar
To use shock as an effective dog training method you will need:

A thorough understanding of canine behavior.
A thorough understanding of learning theory.
Impeccable timing.
And if you have those three things, you don't need a shock collar.



PUPPIES

Bite Inhibition: Teaching and Reinforcing

Mouthing- Victoria Stillwell

Preventing Parvo - Dr Jason Cordeiro

Puppies' Bedtime

Puppies’ first few nights - Bone Canis
You have a new puppy and it’s the first night in the new home. You have put the pup to bed, and they start to cry. You have heard that you should let them ’cry it out’ as they will soon stop…. However, most recent studies show that we should go to them and comfort them. When a pup is with their mother, the mother will comfort the pup whenever the pups are distressed; we should do the same, especially when the pup has just lost everything they have known and you are now all they have.
If we let them 'cry it out', the pup simply learns that no-one will help them if they are distressed, and this leads to a more anxious dog for life. However, if we go to them, we strengthen our bond with them, and this leads to a more well-rounded dog in adulthood. Stress is as harmful to dogs as it is for us, it affects every part of the dog.
Dogs are very social animals and they naturally like to sleep with their own family (us, now we have bought the pup home) and they will sleep deeper and longer if they are able to sleep with us. Make sure that the pup has plenty of opportunities to sleep; they need at least 18 hours a day, so let them sleep as much as possible, as we don’t want over-tired pups…. A puppy that gets over-tired will become hyper-active; this means they will bite and chew more, and no-one likes that!!
If your puppy falls asleep during the day, leave them to sleep; it will not affect the amount of sleep they get over night. Don’t forget that puppies tend to be more active either first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, so these are the times when you should be occupying their brains to help calm them down - and don’t encourage play before bedtime!

Puppies Taken From Litter Too Soon Develop Behavior Problems as Adults - Dr. Karen Becker

Puppy Love (with reading list) - Lorraine May

Puppy Personality Development - Dr. Ian Dunbar

Puppy Socialization and Vaccinations Belong Together - Pet Professional Guild

Puppy Socialization Checklist - Dr. Sophia Yin

Puppy Socialization Statement - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Raising a Singleton- Victoria Stillwell

Socialization of Puppies and Kittens - American Veterinary Medical Association



REACTIVITY

Engage - Disengage Game



RELATIONSHIP

In Childhood: Rex in Heaven
It's not a dictatorship!


SEPARATION ANXIETY

Alone Again- Lorraine May

Is There Hope? - Lorraine May



SERVICE

Chart: Service, Therapy, Emotional Support

Service Animals: Americans with Disabilities Act



SOCIABILITY

Dog Sociability is a Spectrum



SNAKE AVOIDANCE

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training without Shock Treatment- Victoria Stillwell



STRESS

5 Ways You Are Stressing Out Your Dog - Mikkel Becker

How To Greet a Dog (and What to Avoid) - Dr. Sophia Yin

How to Touch Your Dog - Stanley Coren

Relax on a Mat - Whole Dog Training

Stress Escalation Ladder - Turid Rugaas



TRAINING TERMS

Owner Mind or Trainer Mind- Lorraine May

Timeless Training Tips- Lorraine May

Training Terms Explained



WOLVES



Dogs Are Not Wolves - Debbie Jacobs

Why Dog Trainers Will Have to Change Their Ways - an interview with John Bradshaw

Wolf Packs - why everything you know about wolves is wrong- Lauren Davis





VIDEOS



BLOAT

Bloat



BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION

Dog Body Language: what your dog is desperately trying to tell you!- The Family Dog

Zoom Room's Guide to Dog Body Language



CANINE SENSE OF SMELL

How do dogs "see" with their noses? - Alexandra Horowitz


CHANGING BEHAVIOR

Motivational Interviewing Bill Matulich, Ph. D. Try seeing this as helping Trainers build skills to support owners and dogs to change their behavior


CHILDREN

How to Kiss Your Dog- The Family Dog



CRATE TRAINING

Breakfast in the Crate

Relaxing After Breakfast

Uses of the Crate



GUARDING FOOD

It's Raining Kibble

It's Okay if People Move Around Your Bowl

What about the Bowl?



GUARDING PEOPLE

Sam is rewarded for accepting Mom



LEASH-ON & OFF

Loose Leash Walking Using a Long Line



PUNISHMENT

Choke Chain - the only proper(!!!) way to use a choke chain in loose-leash walking

Shock Collar: demonstration on humans



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EMERGENCY


Animal Help Now: nationwide assistance for domestic, livestock and wildlife, including injuries, abandonment, abuse. App available for your phone.

Canine Bloat-Dr. Kris Ahlgrim

Domestic Violence: safe havens which include pets - Animal Welfare Institute

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills - Loving All Animals



FOOD

Colorado Pet Pantry- helping to feed your pets

Recalls of Dog and Cat Food:Dog Food Advisor



LOST

Missing Pets of Denver

General Pet Search Tips

Lost Your Cat?- Ingrid Newkirk



POISON

Animal Poison Control 888-426-4435

Pet Poison Help Line 855-764-7661



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HEALTH & SAFETY


Canine Bloat - Dr. Kris Ahlgrim

Canine Bone Type and Selection - Dr. Karen Becker

Canine Influenza - American Veterinary Medical Association

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills - Loving All Animals

Micro Chip: Did you know cats with microchips are 2,000% more likely to be reunited with their families if lost?

Puppy Socialization and Vaccinations Belong Together - Pet Professional Guild


FOOD
4 Most Dangerous Pet Food Ingredients
Dangerous Foods for Dogs
Toxic Foods - Dr Michael Richards


FREE to a Good Home: what you should know about these ads- Stephanie Janard


PAWS
Hot Pavement Tips


Pennies are poison to dogs


PLANTS

  

10 Things You May Not Know About Dandelions
Dandelions are Bees' Best Friends


     *POISONOUS
Sago Palm

     *TREATED WITH
Neoniconoids kill BEES



Honoring Mountain Lion P-47 by using safe alternatives to rat poison

Shot by Police - a PETFUL Special Report

Thyroid Disease in Dogs: related to collar wearing - Dr Peter Dobias

Theft

Toys: Hormone Altering Chemicals- Nancy Kerns

Vaccine Information for Adult Dogs- Dr Karen Becker

Weed Killer: Non-Toxic Recipe
1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c table salt
1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap
Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle.Spray weeds thoroughly. 1/2 gallon for around $6.40. Works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe for use in yards used by children and pets!!

Whole Dog Journal - Whole Dog Journal offers well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field. We also test, review and evaluate products. This is a task we can take on without fear, for we are 100 percent subscriber-supported; we do not and will never carry advertising



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HOLISTIC APPROACHES


Scroll through or click on these topics:

ANIMAL GUIDANCE    FLOWER ESSENCES    NATURE    REIKI



ANIMAL GUIDANCE

What Would Bear Do? - Lorraine May


FLOWER ESSENCES

Bach Flower Essences - are they effective? For people and animals - Lorraine May
Bach Flower Essences for Pets Chart


NATURE

     *TREES
I Do Not Know If the Trees Can Speak
Oxygen Makers


REIKI

Animal Reiki in Hospice Care - Lorraine May



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MISHA MAY FOUNDATION


Lakewood nonprofit Misha May Foundation helps train unadoptable dogs - Denver Post article



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READING LISTS


Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Animal Advocacy Reading List

Puppy, General Reading, Specific Issues

Specifically Puppy, Dog Training and Behavior, and About Dogs - Lorraine May

Variety: Dog Behavior, Social Issues, Fun, Recommended Authors



SANCTUARIES IN COLORADO


Wild Animal Sanctuary: rescued animals roaming and living natural lives



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