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

Don’t hog the hug

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 9, 2016, 08.40 PM IST If you've been following any doggy news online, you must have come across the ongoing discussion about hugging dogs. For those of you who haven't, here's a gist. Stanley Coren, a psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher who has published award winning books regarding … Continue reading Don’t hog the hug

Socializing children and dogs

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Apr 18, 2016, 10.03 PM IST When Nishi, my boxer, was a little puppy, a few friends came over to see her. A couple brought their daughter along. The couple themselves were not very comfortable with dogs. So I once asked why they wanted to meet Nishi. The mother told me … Continue reading Socializing children and dogs

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

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