Move Over Dog Whisperer: Alana Stevenson’s Training Your Dog the Humane Way

With a growing industry of products, services, and even TV shows, dog training is big business in the United States and Canada. But some of the most popular practices in the dog training world are abusive and rely on dominance and intimidation to control behavior. Alana Stevenson, author of Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple … Continue reading

NO! On Puppy Mills: An Interview with “YES! On Prop B” Campaign Director, Barbara Schmitz

This week Animal Voices speaks with Barbara Schmitz, Missouri State Director for the Humane Society of the United States and campaign director for the YES! On Prop B campaign. The campaign is attempting to usher in The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act in Missouri, where a full 30% of the estimated 3000 US Puppy Mills are … Continue reading

A Relationship, Fraught: Discussing The Role of Dogs in Native Communities with WSPA’s Josey Kitson

Often considered a “third world within the first world” the hardships that aboriginal nations in Canada face on reserves are staggering. Lack of proper infrastructure, access to education, or clean drinking water are problems that are all too common, and these communities struggle on a consistent basis to get their basic needs met. In such … Continue reading