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MAY 11: Leash Walking Manners
MAY 14: COME
MAY 14: Native Foods Benefits Misha May
MAY 15: OFF LEASH
May 17: Spring Garage Sale
May 18-June 29 6 Week Obedience and Good Manners
May 19: Canine Massage with Mino Fuller
MAY 21: Your Choice Dog Behavior Session
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June 3: ANIMAL COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
June 4: Greeting People
June 5: I'm Scared and Scarey on Leash
June 8: Your Choice Dog Behavior Session
June 10: Spirit Animals
June 17: Dogs are What They Eat
June 18: Door Manners
June 24: VegLife
June 25: Your Choice Dog Behavior Session
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Do I Go Home Today? by Sandi Thompson
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter-without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand, although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely in the backyard, on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup.
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left." I heard the worker say.
Does that mean I have a second chance?
Do I go Home today?
- Allergy Solutions with Neil Smith, PA-C
2030 Mountain View Ave., Ste. 500
Longmont, Colorado 80501
- Animal poison hotline 888-428-4435
- Animal Help Now: lists nearby animal organizations and vet clinics. App for phone.
It is a great resource to get the word out to the right
people in cruel or abusive situations and to find help in emergency situations. Serves wildlife, livestock and domestic!
- Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Animal Advocacy Reading List
- ApartmentList.com - the world's first apartment-matching engine. For pet owners, the inability to find pet friendly housing is one of the leading causes of animal abandonment. You can modify your search for just pet friendly housing on our website by checking the “Pet Policy” option from the “Advanced” tab at the top of the page.
- Baby Animals - when to help and when to leave alone
- Bach Flower Essences - are they effective? For people and animals
- BOOKS: suggested reading list
- Financial assistance to pet owners who are having trouble affording veterinary care.
- Finding Your Lost Pet
Food Stamps to help feed your pet
- Fund Raising: Animal Friendly Ideas
- Holiday Safety Tips for Pets: Holly and Houseplants Bring Howls and Hisses
- Holiday Comfort with Your Pet by Joan Ranquet
Hospice Care for Animals Conference
Hospice Care for Animals: Quality End of Life Care
- Housing: This booklet explains the federal laws that protect your right to keep pets in all federally-assisted housing, and if you are disabled, your right to an assistive animal in all types of rental housing.
- Humane 'Animal Entertainment' in Colorado - forget the zoos and circuses and take the kids where the animals are LIVING:)
- Lost Pet Service
- Misha May Email Newsletter from 6/1/2010
- Missing Pets - helping to reunite Denver pets with their owners
- Pet Finder national website for adoptable pets
- Pet Friendly Housing
- Pet Health Alerts from GoldenView Veterinary Hospital
- Pet Sitting: finding the right professional. Article by Dan Davidson, 720-581-9544
- Recall lists to keep up on:
- Service Animals: Americans with Disabilities Act
Spirit Animal Guidance article by Lorraine May.
- Vegan Resources:
- Vegan Health.org
- Vegan Outreach.org
- Vegan Health.org
- What Your Should Know About "Free to Good Home" Ads
Aggressive Dogs are Made, Not Born by Lorraine May
- Breed Specific Legislation. Pit Bull Heroes.
- Bloat Information
- Any dog can bloat and it is vital to know that time is of the essence if he/she is to survive. Here is a very informative video on Bloat. If you know the signs of bloat you can up your dog's chance of survival. So many owners do not know the early signs. Fortunately, this dog survives.
- Calming Signals – The Art of Survival by Turid Rugaas
- Canine Influenza details from the American Veterinary Medical Association
- Canine Influenza was diagnosed in a Colorado Springs patient who was picked up by animal control and had to spend time at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs.Please use caution when exposing your dogs to other dogs.
- Canine Toxic Foods
- Cesar Milan interviewed; Cesar gets bitten again - why?
This is a wonderful in-depth article and talks about the Holly/resource guarding video and training in general;
Cesar Milan, Dominance Theory and Punishment
This video proves Milan has no idea what he is doing! That Husky needs to be worked with at a level where he can be calm and LEARN. Instead he is over the top sensitized, practicing the unwanted behavior and then being corrected and confronted for it. What else can he do but what he knows and believes will keep him safe? Ask yourself, do you learn best when you are in a state of high arousal, panic or anxiety? Neither do dogs. Canine behavior science has the answers and they are called counter conditioning and desensitization done properly.
There are 2 main philosophies in dog training: dominance theory and learning theory. Learning theory is based on teaching a dog what they need to know to live succesfully in our culture. Dominance theory is about teaching them who's boss. Trainers who use dominance theory will use whatever techniques they need to win - thus creating a loser, the dog. Learning theory advocates choose win-win techniques. Which philosophy do you think Milan employs? I have never trusted him because his philosphy of domainance allows, even encourages him, to 'win' against dogs even if it appears he is helping them!
http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/dominance.pdf http://beyondcesarmillan.weebly.com/ http://www.dogwelfarecampaign.org/implications-of-punishment.php
- Choke Chain - the only proper use:)
- Colorado Dogster - an on-line resource for the dog advocate
- Dogs Are Not Wolves in Designer Fleece Coats
- Dogs Absorb Lawn Chemicals Resulting in Bladder Cancer
- Dogs Boost Kids' Immunity
- Dog Food, Recommended Reading & Resources
Dogs who are not well socialized - The Yellow Dog Project
- Dog Training: Clicker Trained Dogs (and other animals) are Reliable
Dog Training: Owner Mind and Trainer Mind
Dog Training: Separation Anxiety
Dog Training: Timeless Training Tips
- DoggoneSafe.com: This is a website geared towards kids, but the information is important for everyone.
- Dominance Theory Comments collected by Whole Dog Journal
- Foster a Homeless Pet: article by Lorraine May
- Grooming - What goes on while my dog is at the groomers? article by Madelyn Hermosillo
- Gun Dog (Hunting) Positive Training
- Holidays are the Olympics of Dog Training
- How much is that doggy in the window? article by Margaret Auld-Louie
- MaxFund CHAMPS Shelter Dog Holistic Training Program article by Diane Kirkpatrick, MaxFund Volunteer Coordinator
- Megasophagus is not a death sentence for your dog. Get a Bailey Feeding Chair
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Does PTSD Cause Brain Damage In Dogs? If So, Is It Reversible?
- Puppy Socialization Statement by AVSAB Position
- Shock Collars: Expert Dog Trainer Robert Milner switches to positive reinforcement, says "Heck no to shock collars!"
- Shock Collars & Electric Fences
- Training Police Dogs and Military Dogs Using Positive Methods
- Vaccinations or not?
Whole Dog Journal: an advertisement-free monthly guide to natural dog care and training. Contains the latest product reviews, medical information, and solutions to challenging training problems.
- Why Craigslist is Dangerous for Animal Listings:
Listing your dog as free could kill him & What Your Should Know About "Free to Good Home" Ads
- Allergies to Cats Information
- Adopting the Right Cat For You
- Cats and shelters
- Cat Care Society
- Cat Behavior: Cultivating Cool Cats
- Cat Play Therapy
- Feline Marking Behavior by Yukari Bianchi, You n' I Animal Wellness (PDF)
Feral Moms & Kittens: Advice, Tips & Trapping
- Feral Cat Information
- Help! My cat is a big bully!
- Lost Your Cat? steps to take
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- Wish List on Amazon
- Past Email Newsletters
- Available Again! OK! Go Music Video
- Dog Prayer: "Drear Rord - prease frorgrive me for drigging that hrole, strealing those runderwear, and running in with my mruddy prawrs. Prease bress Mrummy and Draddy and Jrunior and - not the cat. Prease Rord, heal my rrriiiitchy scoot but and send some knruckle brones - if it is in rour will. Thank rou for parks and wralks and Frisbrees; a good hrome and framily. Please hrelp all my less frortunate buddies who are hromeless or abrused or nregrected... I ruv rou! Ramren."
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