How we treat dogs

I receive many news items and articles about dogs. What stands out is how diverse and varied the issues are – and how our treatment of dogs ranges from extremes of indulgence to extremes of abuse and cruelty. Dogs can work for us and assist us any many ways, but they can also cause great damage and harm… but arguably, not as much harm as humans cause to dogs.

I will try to present a digest of links about dogs, covering some of these topics.

  • Puppy mills and farms
  • Stray and feral dogs
  • Assistance dogs
  • Cruelty to dogs
  • Dog bite injuries and attacks on people
  • Research about dogs
  • The importance of dogs in our lives

If I have time, I will try to update this information.


About transformational1

I have many interests and I have had a varied career. I am a semi-retired professional dog trainer, specialising in the use of positive reinforcement. I do some consultations, I run instructor workshops and I am setting up a Dogs and Psychotherapy Research Project. I have a law degree from Melbourne University (but have never practiced) and I am passionate about Human Rights. My first degree was in Sociology. I worked as a social researcher on issues such as low income housing, women's refuges and women in the workforce. I live in an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and I have a German Shepherd called Chance.
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