Speak dog

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 11, 2016, 09.00 PM IST Last year I saw a video making the rounds. It showed a busy intersection in some Indian city, a dog and a policeman patiently waiting till the policeman decides it's the right time to stop the traffic and let the dog cross. First off hat's … Continue reading Speak dog

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Commands or Negotiations

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 4, 2016, 09.37 PM IST I was recently in conversation with a friend, discussing the difference between "heel" and loose leash walks. "Heel" is based on the principle of instructing a dog. Loose leash walks on the other hand are based on negotiating with a dog. So the … Continue reading Commands or Negotiations

Learn dog language

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 23, 2016, 08.30 PM IST A friend recently shared a video that has been making the rounds on the internet. She was not able to comprehend what was going on. The video showed a dog sitting in front of a big cake, curling his lips back in a … Continue reading Learn dog language

Why the canine-human bond is so special

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 29, 2016, 08.46 PM IST Why do we like dogs? As I sit and ponder over this question, the comforting soft fur that I feel between my fingers, as I stroke my dog, seems to be all the answer I need. We all know the answer, without actually … Continue reading Why the canine-human bond is so special

Be attentive, but give your dog space

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 15, 2016, 06.33 PM IST Are we giving our dogs adequate attention? Are we giving our dogs enough space? Surprisingly, in the case of many hyper dogs, the answer is "no" to both questions. Sounds contradictory? Let me explain. Clients with hyper dogs that are excessively vocal often … Continue reading Be attentive, but give your dog space

Learn the rules of the dog world

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 8, 2016, 08.07 PM IST I recently had to deal with Mango, a dog who had a history of unprovoked aggression towards women in particular. Mango is a massive dog with a known bite history.While I have dealt with dogs of this nature in the past, this is … Continue reading Learn the rules of the dog world

Communication during walks

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 1, 2016, 11.17 PM IST Peanut and Butter are two adorable dogs. But they carry a burden - they live in the same house and don't get along too well with each other. This has had a profound effect on their lives. Butter has become a nervous … Continue reading Communication during walks