Helping You, Help Your Dog Live a Longer, Healthier Life – Naturally!
Dr Jeannie Thomason
Dr. Jeannie’s articles have been featured in various publications such as:
Pet Connection Canada, Raw Pet Digest, Dog Press, the national breed magazine for The Boston Terrier Club Of America – Coast To Coast, the national breed magazine for Australian Terrier Club of America – ATCA News, The Stafford Knot (Staffordshire Terrier breed publication), Animal Wellness, Natural Horse, Dogs Naturally, Raw Instincts, Raw Pet Digest and Bella Dog.
Umbilical Cord Training is a housebreaking method that's pretty much what it sounds like... your dog is attached to you with a cord (his leash) throughout the day. It is a supervision-based program that requires vigilance but yields excellent results with just about every dog or puppy. This method works well in conjunction with other methods, such as crate training or indoor potty training. It is also an excellent alternative for those who spend a lot of time at home and prefer not to use a confinement method like crate training.
Simple interactions early in a puppy’s life may additionally increase its ability to learn and cope successfully with stress later on, thus leading to better welfare outcomes. Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), which involves applying gentle stressors to a very young animal for short periods of time, is thought to improve their stress responses later in life. The stressors—which often include removing animals from their litters for short periods, very briefly exposing them to cool temperatures, holding them in different positions, and gently touching parts of their bodies—are applied for a few seconds, once a day, for at least 10 days.