No real surprise there then. But it’s true, my occupation although not specifically named Dog Listeners but people who deal with dog behaviour problems; was listed as one of the ten most interesting or unusual jobs.
My occupation came in at number four. Just below embalmers but above kosher certification consultants and vibration consultants. I’ve no idea what the latter do…….or do I? I would imagine [... continue reading 'I’m Both Interesting and Unusual']
I am pleased to announce the founding of Every Chance Rescue. Not another charity you might say and you’d be right. Every Chance aims to do what it says in it’s title, give every dog, every chance.
Countless dogs are needlessly put down because events out of their control have led them to bite or even just show verbal aggression. Many of these deaths could be [... continue reading 'Every Chance Rescue']
We are now approaching the time of year that puts dogs (and other family pets) under more stress that at any other. Halloween, Bonfire night and then the run up to Christmas.
For Bonfire night and the period of firework displays around it. You will hopefully already have a system in place to keep your dog safe and as relaxed as possible while all the noise [... continue reading 'A Stressful Time For Dogs']
So you’ve decided to get a dog. That’s one decision out of the way. The next is what type of dog? Should it be a pedigree or cross breed or ‘multi pedigree’ as I like to think of them? Puppy or older rescue dog? Dog or bitch?
All these questions need to be considered before you go and look at any live dogs. the decision is [... continue reading 'Dog Breeds and Breeders']
It must be ‘Silly Season’ looking at the press this week. We of course had the one serious story covered in a separate blog about Shock Collars in Wales.
Silly story number one was the introduction of a new non emergency phone number by Dundee Police to take pressure off of the 999 system which was being overloaded by trivial enquiries.
It was decided that a bright [... continue reading 'Three Silly News Stories']
The good news is that the Welsh Assembly have banned Electric ShockCollars. The bad news is that it remains legal to buy sell and use them for the forseeable future until further legislation is enacted.The very bad news is that the UK Government is not following suit. I remember a certain Anthony (call me Tony. I’m just a regular guy) Blair promising ‘joined up government’ [... continue reading 'Electric Shock Collars Banned in Wales']
During the second half of 2008 Jan Fennell is giving the following talks
Sunday 24th August 2008 : 11am For prompt start until 16:30 – Taunton, Somerset A Day with Jan Fennell The Dog Listener
VENUE: WellspringsLeisure Centre,Cheddon Rd, Taunton, Somerset TA2 7QP24th August 2008Usual format for Talk and Q&A;:Tickets £35.00 to include a Buffet LunchAll Proceeds (including Jan’s Fee) to go toThe Blue Cross – The [... continue reading 'Forthcoming Talks']
With the onset of good weather will come the increased activity in our gardens. The following information has just been released by Battersea Dogs Home which is important to every dog owner but particularly those of you who are keen gardners. This came from Ali Taylor, Head of Welfare, Battersea DH. They gave permission for it to be passed on.
Quote:”Yesterday one of our dog agility [... continue reading 'Potential Poison in the Garden']