Tag Archives: critical view

Release the wolf for shooting? Justified by economic interests?

Should the wolf be released for shooting by hunters because he tears sheep and other grazing animals. Hunter and wolf in the forest.

Should the wolf be released for shooting because of economic damage? As the Austrian media have recently found something again. The topic of wolves and that he increasingly rips farm animals, especially sheep. From regular slaughter is spoken, the emotions especially in social media go again high…. Why a wolf or a pack of wolves […]

The Alpha Roll – How do I show my dog that I am the boss – ehmm?

Is the so called alpha roll for throwing aggressive dogs a reasonable technique by trainers for correcting behavior problmes

The so-called alpha roll with the dog – what is that actually and do I assert myself thereby as a “boss”? Again and again I was asked what I think of the so-called alpha roll. I must confess, more than look puzzled and admit that I have no idea what that should be, I could […]

Biking with dog forbidden in Austria?

Is biking with your dog on the leash forbidden in austria?

Perhaps some people are right, perhaps there are really very many, too many people who behave thoughtlessly and irresponsibly. Perhaps in our hectic times, negligence without malicious intent happens too often. But in any case, a reminder to pay attention certainly looks different from what is communicated on social media. Even worse, the emotional build-up […]

Imprinting in dogs – as a consideration for training and living together?

Blue eyed dog with black coat behind a fence in an animal shelter hoping for rescue and a new home.

As already addressed in my previous article 👉 “Shaped by shelter dogs – The world is colorful and diverse”, a statement on the concept of imprinting with reference to Konrad Lorenz had made me think. The statement comes from a trainer, which I do not know personally, but his kind nevertheless something positive so far […]

Dog training – Positive reinforcement with food (treats)

giving dog a treat for positive reinforcement during dog training dog with muzzle and leash

Also a topic which unnecessarily creates fronts, as I think. It should be noted that this article is about principles and not about concrete training. It is about basic aspects, communication and sometimes misunderstandings among dog professionals, in training and teaching, which has to be detailed and accurate in order to maintain a professional level […]

The dilemma of politics with listed (dangerous) dog breeds

dangerous dog breed listed dogs fighting dog pitbull terrier american staffordshire amstaff justice without muzzle law politics

Now, how do we best begin here, when we are dealing with terms that make us listen, that make us cautious, that have remained in our minds from history lessons. The concept of “race It was on a long car trip from Berlin to Vienna at the end of 2019, there was an interesting radio […]