Tackling Difficult Canines

Published: 28th April 2014 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2014 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

Have you wondered how the biting habits of dogs  could be reduced or how dogs could be fed in a better way?

It was for those who did not know how to deal with problems like these that People For Animals (PFA) Trivandrum chapter organised a training programme on Sunday that focused on the ways to deal with the ‘mischiefs’ of dogs.

 “Some behaviour of the dogs is still difficult to understand and hence causes difficulties while dealing with them. We aim to teach effective but simple methods to tackle such behaviour. For example, if a dog has a biting habit we can reduce it by spending time with it and teaching it manners through games. If a dog gets irritated and attacks its owners when they try to be near it, its behaviour can be changed by feeding the canine by hand or by sitting near it while it eats,” said assistant manager of People For Animals Sarat Lal A S, who is also Welfare Officer of Animal Welfare Board Of India.

At the event, Karthik Gopalakrishnan gave training for the pet owners. It was through demonstration that the training was given for the dog owners.

The idea was that once the dog was trained the job of the owner was reduced and that the dog would take care of the owner.

The programme dealt with Indian breed dogs. A total of 33 persons participated in the free training programme which was organised for the first time by the PFA.

“There are trainers who give lessons in dog training. But it is perhaps for the first time that a free training programme was held,” claimed Sarat Lal.


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