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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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

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

Enrichment buckets

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jun 14, 2016, 01.00 AM IST Early this year, I presented "Lives of Streeties" - a study on street dogs that looks at the activity pattern of dogs. The study had some interesting take-aways. While the primary intent was to figure out how much physical exercise to free ranging dogs really … Continue reading Enrichment buckets

Click them right

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 30, 2016, 09.34 PM IST Today I write to the photographers out there who have taken a shine to pet photography. Photographers play a critical role in increasing awareness about dog related issues. As we all know a good picture can say many things. However badly taken … Continue reading Click them right

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

Is your dog embarrassing you?

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 16, 2016, 08.34 PM IST A client once described his problem as "My dog is acting dirty." It took me a while to figure that one out. But then I realised that we have all seen this so-called "acting dirty". Some call it 'humping'. Some call it 'mounting'. … Continue reading Is your dog embarrassing you?