Once you have mastered the basics of understanding dog body language, it’s time to apply this vital knowledge to your own furry family member. Just as speaking a new language with a native speaker can be a bit of a revelation, you may discover that it is not quite as simple to ‘read’ your dog, as it is to understand canine behavior from pictures. First … Continue reading BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part two).
Dogs are expert communicators but they do it differently from us. As dogs lack the ability to speak words, they use their body instead to let others know how they are feeling. Combined with vocalizations such as barking, growling, wining, or whimpering – you would be surprised how well dogs are able to communicate their needs. In fact, as a social animal, your dog is … Continue reading BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part one).
Children experience many types of academic challenges which appear at different stages of their learning journey; the ability to read being one of them. Reading is a gateway to help children build their critical thinking skills, stimulate imagination, widen their vocabulary, and strengthen their communication. However, it doesn’t always come easily and this can negatively affect a child’s social skills and self-perception. This is heartbreaking … Continue reading CHILDREN READING TO DOGS: Does it help?
A dog’s tongue is truly amazing! Not only is it used for licking, drinking, and keeping the dog cool, but it also plays a vital role in communication and is a helpful barometer of your dog’s health and wellbeing. In fact, a dog’s tongue has more responsibilities than any other part of his anatomy except the brain! For such an important piece of anatomy, the … Continue reading DOG TRIVIA: All about the tongue!
Sangji (pronounced like Angie with an ‘S’ in front) is a one year old pup from Korea with a compelling story. Sangji was born with a deformed paw and legs that are different lengths. He was barely able to walk and faced a life of hardship before intervention from a caring rescue organization in Korea. When he was rescued, Sangji was in very poor health. … Continue reading GIVING SANGJI A LIFT: A fundraiser to help a LALDR pup get platform prosthetics & a new lease on life!
Loved at Last Dog Rescue helps stray dogs from many countries, but dogs from Iran make up some of our most worrisome cases. Even before COVID-19 it was difficult to get Iranian dogs to safe and loving forever homes, but now the situation has become critical. Dogs that already have anxious families waiting for them here in Canada are stuck in Iran due to reduced … Continue reading HELP BRING OUR RESCUED DOGS HOME: The desperate need for volunteers to help our Iranian dogs reach their forever homes.