well, this is my 1st blog, and what better thing to blog about than my 1 st very own holiday. me and my mum and dad have had a tough time lately due to us losing my big brother sullivan. i am lost without my big brother and when my mum cries i lick away her tears as i dont like to see her upset. well this evening mum and dad seemed very animated and talking in hushed tones.... like i wouldn't hear them. silly silly humans, do they know me but at all!!! apparently i am going on holiday
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In 2008 I appeared in a television documentary called ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ and confirmed that a winning cavalier stud dog had an inherited disease.
Within dog breeding circles there is an unspoken, but strongly held, feeling that health problems should not be given publicity.
This article gives a much better description of the thinking behind this mind frame than I can.........
The upshot was that
I bought our first cavalier in 1976, a present for my daughter on her 8th birthday. We went to a small fun show and won a couple of classes. The judge said she thought Betsey was a nice cavalier and we should think of showing her..............and so it started.
All my dogs have been house pets, I have never had a 'dog room' and because of the difficulty of keeping both sexes together I mainly kept male cavaliers, preferring them as show dogs and companions.
I was a very
[QUOTE=Karlin;319336]Blog post today by vet and Daily Telegraph columnist Pete Wedderburn
This is such an important subject. I'm delighted to see there is now clear, cite-able, published-study evidence that confrontational, correction-based training using shock collars, alpha rolls, shouting, 'dominance' techniques etc make problem dogs more problematical in a significant number of cases, and make aggressive dogs MORE aggressive.