"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." – Mark Twain, Letter to W D Howells, 4/2/1899

Archive for October, 2014


Traveling in Style.



Tel Chien Tel Maître?

What if your dog could go temporarily deaf around November 5th?

Paws for Thought

fireworks1We talk of management in many behavioural situations, but apart from drawing the curtains and turning up the TV, management is rarely mentioned where noise phobias are concerned – particularly fireworks. There are desensitisation protocols, most especially Through a Dog’s Ear that combines specially tailored behavioural work with scientifically prepared music.

But what about removing the threat altogether? In effect making the dog deaf to the sounds?

I quoteEpicFireworkssite: Ear muffs for dogs, at last…..This ingenious invention from pilot, Michelle Macguire was designed initially to spare her dog the fear that he felt everytime they went flying together.

I remember hearing about these a while ago and, believing them to be a dressing-up item, thinking ‘daft’. In the light of more knowledge I now think ‘what an obvious idea’.

Amazon now sells them here in the UK also.Hereare a couple of feedbacks:

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Say cheese……… biscuit.

Girl Photographing a Dog, ca. 1910




Upper Edward


Not The Dog’s Fault.