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ANIMAL FRIENDLY


Bat Facts

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


Bees


CONSCIOUSNESS
The Soul That Animals Have Naturally


CROWS
And Human Faces


GARDEN
Plants that keep bugs away
Rolly Pollys


Hedgehogs


HORSES
Foal Slippers in Untero
And Human Heartbeats


OPOSSUMS
Opossums - Babies
Baby: Save me!


PIGS


We are clean, sensitive and smart!


Rabbits - Babies

Rat Poison

Skunks

SNAKES
Black Snakes

TURTLES
Be careful when moving them
Box Turtle


VEGAN RESOURCES
VeganOutreach.org
VeganHealth.org

Wasps: simple solution

Woodpeckers - how to keep them from pecking holes in your house



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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

Feral Cat Information- Alley Cat Allies

Feral Moms & Kittens- Alley Cat Allies


KITTENS


Socialization of Puppies and Kittens - American Veterinary Medical Association


Lost Your Cat?- Ingrid Newkirk

Marking Behavior - Yukari Bianchi

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


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AGGRESSION    ANXIETY    BARKING    BITES    BLACK DOGS

BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION    CHILDREN    END OF LIFE

FEAR    GROWLING    HOLIDAYS    INDIVIDUAL BEINGS

LEARNING THEORY VS DOMINANCE THEORY

LEASH-ON & OFF     MILITARY & POLICE DOGS    

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

PUNISHMENT    PUPPIES    REACTIVITY    RELATIONSHIP

SEPARATION ANXIETY    SERVICE

SNAKE AVOIDANCE    STRESS    TRAINING TERMS    WOLVES




VIDEOS


Scroll through or click on these topics:

BLOAT    BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION    CHILDREN

CRATE TRAINING    GUARDING FOOD    GUARDING PEOPLE

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



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"

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

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



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



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



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



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

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



SEPARATION ANXIETY

Alone Again- Lorraine May

Is There Hope? - Lorraine May



SERVICE

Chart: Service, Therapy, Emotional Support

Service Animals: Americans with Disabilities Act



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



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



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

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

POISONOUS
Sago Palm

TREATED WITH
Neoniconoids kill BEES



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    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


REIKI

Animal Reiki in Hospice Care - Lorraine May



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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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