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Caninology is bringing the signature 2 day ( May 3-4, 2008 ) Introduction to Canine Massage to NZ for the first time ever! /course.asp?courseid=5

RSPCA Canterbury - free desexing- March and April 2008
http://www. doglinks /myforums/viewtopic.php?id=112

Tellington TTouch in Auckland - March, 2008
http://www. doglinks /myforums/viewtopic.php?id=108

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NZ Dog News

March 16-- Puppies dumped in Wellington duck pond : Three puppies dumped near a duck pond in Porirua, north of Wellington, are lucky to be alive, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says.

March 14-- Beagle pups join border protection service : The newest members of New Zealand's border protection staff have started work - four beagle puppies.

March 9-- Pets have got it covered If your pooch breaks a paw or swallows a tennis ball, the vet bill could leave you choking - and what if your cat gets cancer?

more on

Doggy links

Effective, Really? /articleseffective.aspx
What cues are we actually giving our dogs? We want the dog to respond
to a whispered command or modest signal -- say, a wave of a herder's
stick -- but what we're really doing is teaching the dog to respond to
increasing pressure, louder voice, or broader gestures.

Border Collie Health
DNA testing for CEA and other maladies

Pet Health 101
Interesting collection of articles

Mushing commands
[New URL. Mushing, skijoring]

Puppy Retrieving article /puppyretrieve.htm

Dealing with aggression /aggression.htm
A good read about how we train our dogs to be aggressive.

Ian Dunbar vs. Cesar Millan -and-ian-dunbar.html
Dunbar is the John the Baptist of inducive training;
Milan is the latest anointed prince of compulsion training

"Achieving Fast, Reliable and Independent Weaves" by Ann Croft /Proof_WeaveTraininga.pdf
[Originally in *Clean Run*, 2/07]

Non-Doggy Sites

The Chauvet Cave /chauvet

Col. Ichabod Conk Shaving Products
[Stop using plastic dispo razors, which are environmentally lousy.
Likewise aerosol can shaving cream. Go back to the future with safety
razors and brush-on soap]

Re-Enable Right-Click When Web Pages Turn It Off _tips501.html

Simply Soups
Good recipes

Work Online
If you don't want to use Microsoft products and bloat your computer, use this online tool.
It even does databases! -- Scandinavian kicksled
Can also be used as a dog sled. Cool way to give your kids a ride

Doggy Reading

What is really required is that the dog's intelligence should be
trained. The correct method of training is by reward and encouragement,
and the tricks should be entered into as an amusing game. Under this
aspect the dog will readily respond, and my own experience has been that
such diversions have always been thoroughly enjoyed by both pupil and

Some people imagine that the animal is starved beforehand, and
perf0rms under the goad of starvation. This is, of course, nonsense.
Such cruelty may be practiced by stupid trainers, but is certainly not
necessary, as a dog will learn to walk on its hind legs, turn
somersaults, do sums, etc., etc., just after a hearty meal, for the
sheer pleasure of entering into a game with its master, even without a
reward; but no healthy, normal dog thinks lightly of ginger-snaps or a
piece of sugar, and will do a deal for either.

-- Col. H. E. Richardson, quoted by Patricia Gail Burnham,
Treats, Play, Love: Make Dog Training Fun for You and Your Best Friend

Richardson with his inducively trained messenger dogs, and Konrad Most
with his compulsionally trained GSDs -- recovers some lost history in
dog trng. Richardson, whose books are long OOP, seems to have been
unjustly forgotten]

Non-Doggy Reading

Poems often expose emotional truths we can't otherwise describe or
disclose. Here's a short poem, "Things," by the New Zealand poet, Fleur

        There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
        There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
        committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things
        than not being able to sleep for thinking about them.
        It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in
        and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse
        and worse.

Quotes of the Week

The first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes. --

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. --

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient
about it. -- Diderot

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can
only be grasped one link at a time. -- Churchill

The principal use of the body is to carry the brain around; and the
brain is what we are. -- Edison

Dog Blog

The Daily Coyote
I came across this one which is very interesting about a coyote pup (kit?) who was adopted by a
young woman and lives with her pretty much like a pet dog. Terrific pictures

Thanks to...

Geoff Stern for providing the links, articles, and quotes.

If you have any interesting links, send them to and your name will be here:)