Posts Tagged: education

Kaporos, An Ancient Ritual Gets Modern Education

Kaporos is an ancient Jewish ritual. Recently it has become controversial due to the use use of live chickens. In this educational video I demonstrate how the ritual of Kaporos can be performed with out-most concern for animal welfare:      

Kaporos, An Ancient Ritual Gets Modern Education

Kaporos is an ancient Jewish ritual. Recently it has become controversial due to the use use of live chickens. In this educational video I demonstrate how the ritual of Kaporos can be performed with out-most concern for animal welfare:      

Do Kids Need A Classroom Pet (The Four-Legged Variety)?

It is a tragic reality that many (most?) children sitting in the classrooms today have not had an opportunity to enjoy and look after a household pet. This is sad because owning a pet brings many benefits to a child

Do Kids Need A Classroom Pet (The Four-Legged Variety)?

It is a tragic reality that many (most?) children sitting in the classrooms today have not had an opportunity to enjoy and look after a household pet. This is sad because owning a pet brings many benefits to a child

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Five Factors In Dog Attacks

‘There are five key things that contribute to a dog attack, there’s failure of early socialisation, failure of later socialisation, genetics, a pre-existing medical condition and victim behaviour,” he says. “And they’re the five things which we need to influence

Five Factors In Dog Attacks

‘There are five key things that contribute to a dog attack, there’s failure of early socialisation, failure of later socialisation, genetics, a pre-existing medical condition and victim behaviour,” he says. “And they’re the five things which we need to influence

How Dogs Can Help Kids Improve Literacy

The idea of getting kids to read to dogs instead of reading to teachers’ aides seems strange, but it works! ‘The dogs take 18 months to train, and are chosen for their temperament from her puppy training classes. They are

How Dogs Can Help Kids Improve Literacy

The idea of getting kids to read to dogs instead of reading to teachers’ aides seems strange, but it works! ‘The dogs take 18 months to train, and are chosen for their temperament from her puppy training classes. They are

Dog Beer! A Gimmick? – Yes. But With Potential.

No, it doesn’t have any alcohol. but apparently the dogs love it: ‘Bowser Beer is a non-carbonated mixture of meat-broth and malt barley, with glucosamine added for joint health. “People have an incredible emotional bond with their dogs, so it’s

Dog Beer! A Gimmick? – Yes. But With Potential.

No, it doesn’t have any alcohol. but apparently the dogs love it: ‘Bowser Beer is a non-carbonated mixture of meat-broth and malt barley, with glucosamine added for joint health. “People have an incredible emotional bond with their dogs, so it’s

Hey, William, Stop Treating Your Dog Like A Prince!

Look carefully on the photo above. Is it just me or is Prince William using his dog Lupo to communicate a message to Catherine his partner? I would read the message as ‘I am really annoyed with you. I might

Hey, William, Stop Treating Your Dog Like A Prince!

Look carefully on the photo above. Is it just me or is Prince William using his dog Lupo to communicate a message to Catherine his partner? I would read the message as ‘I am really annoyed with you. I might

Look Who Is Benefiting From Japan’s Demographic Decline!

It’s official. In Japan the number of children has fallen below the number of pets. This has created a boom industry of treating pets as child substitutes: ‘Families increasingly regard pets as an alternative to having children – and are

Look Who Is Benefiting From Japan’s Demographic Decline!

It’s official. In Japan the number of children has fallen below the number of pets. This has created a boom industry of treating pets as child substitutes: ‘Families increasingly regard pets as an alternative to having children – and are

How Do You ‘Evolve’ Empathy?

OK. So the symbiosis of dogs and people is a natural evolutionary development. I get it. You can evolve strength, agility even enhanced sensory functions. But how do you evolve empathy? ‘ Eighteen pet dogs, spanning a range of ages

How Do You ‘Evolve’ Empathy?

OK. So the symbiosis of dogs and people is a natural evolutionary development. I get it. You can evolve strength, agility even enhanced sensory functions. But how do you evolve empathy? ‘ Eighteen pet dogs, spanning a range of ages

Dogbook – Finally Something Usefull To Do On Facebook

I like to read stuff. Long stuff – like novels, text books and research papers. I guess that’s why being a Veterinarian works for me. I do realize though, that lots of people don’t. Most of my friends get bored

Dogbook – Finally Something Usefull To Do On Facebook

I like to read stuff. Long stuff – like novels, text books and research papers. I guess that’s why being a Veterinarian works for me. I do realize though, that lots of people don’t. Most of my friends get bored