Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blog the Change for Animals: Seriously, Dog Science Matters

Blog the Change

earlier today, i posted on facebook that i would not be able to take part of today's BTC4A. then i came across this article in the newspaper:

there's no way i could go about my day without sharing this one. it's a short article with some cool information, and it backs up the whole point i'm always trying to make, which is: You want to help dogs? Go learn about dogs!

the more we know about our stinky, furry friends, the better off we'll all be. so many things are known today that weren't 10 or 20 years ago. or even five years ago. dog science is discovering things that will allow us to build kinder and better bonds with our pets and understand what they are really thinking, feeling, seeing, hearing--and needing. 

i've talked about the books Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet and Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know before, however briefly. go get these books and read them once or twice. use a highlighter. fold down pages. feel differently about the dog sitting near you while you're reading. and then hope that more books like this come out very soon.

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