Enjoying my walks with my dogs

One look at this picture and it should not come as a surprise that I have abysmal upper body strength with wrists like that. CTS to boot. And it should not be hard to imagine what a strong girl Nishi is. So to me, it was clear from day 1 that if I needed to … Continue reading Enjoying my walks with my dogs

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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

How to walk your dog

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Apr 4, 2016, 08.23 PM IST We all know that our dogs need to be walked. We also know from experience that a dog that's not trained to walk could end up pulling a lot on the leash. This habit can not only get difficult for pet parents to … Continue reading How to walk your dog

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

Smelly Delights

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 4, 2015, 08.35 PM ISTDogs don't act on the world by handling objects or by eyeballing them, as people might, or by pointing and asking others to act on the object (as the timid might); instead, they bravely stride right up to a new, unknown object, stretch their magnificent snouts within millimeters … Continue reading Smelly Delights

The Terrible Teens

Mar 03 2015 : Mirror (Bangalore)"They are not dangerous. They are teenagers!“ This line just keeps replaying itself in my mind as I wind up my classes in North Carolina to return to Bengaluru.Teenagers can be a handful, irrespective of the species.But when we don't recognise that with dogs, it can result in a lot … Continue reading The Terrible Teens

Rambunctious Teenagers

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jan 26, 2015, 09.37 PM ISTThe most common case I encounter at work is of juvenile hyper big dogs. Many pet parents are ill-equipped with information. So they struggle with the dog. Some abandon dogs. Some endure till the dog becomes mature and calmer. Some dogs may never get there. Pet … Continue reading Rambunctious Teenagers