Canine Wellness

The Seven Habits Of Happy Healthy Dogs

Submitted by wabniaq-k9 on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:54

Whether we’re talking about high-performance working dogs or enjoyable pets, there are certain common factors shared by healthy, well-behaved dogs. Here are seven of them.

1) Their person is the most interesting thing in the world.

2) They know how to control their own emotional state.

3) They have basic obedience skills.

4) They have a daily routine.


Submitted by wabniaq-k9 on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:43

If we form the conditions for wellness, that is what tends to happen. Some of those conditions are, in no particular order:

1. appropriate social structure

2. discipline and training

3. humane treatment

4. safety/security

5. establishing and maintaining trust

6. clear communication

7. nutrition

Appropriate Social Structure

Submitted by wabniaq-k9 on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 13:37

Dogs are at once surprisingly complex and simple; they live in a rich world, but if we satisfy some basic needs they tend to do quite well. Dogs are social creatures, and right after food, water, and shelter, their social life is crucially important. Many of the behavior problems I see are the result of inappropriate social structure.