Lisa Sinnott hosts a podcast about companion animals. Each month animal health and behaviour experts and charities will talk about animals and how can and how they enriching their lives. We will talk about training, behaviour and how we can promote our pets mental and physical health. Expect to raise your eyebrows in surprise from all the new facts and knowledge you'll gain. Join our group:www.facebook.com/groups/1127356154286472/
We spoke to Diane from the PBBS support line.
Grieving when you lose a pet however that may be, whether through death, parting or enforced separation, can be very difficult and upsetting.
If you need somebody to talk to, the Pet Bereavement Support Service is here for you every day from 8.30am – 8.30pm.
Please don't hesitate to call on 0800 096 6606 or email email@example.com.
Lisa catches up with Dr Susan Friedman to talk about how animals learn, the function of behaviour and what species she trains.
Here are some excellent free downloadable worksheets and artwork that we talked about on the show:
Lisa catches up with Ryan Cartlidge from the Animal Training Academy to discuss positive reinforcement, clicker training and counter surfing!
Please see here for the link to the great sketches by Lili Chin: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lilita/5652847156/sizes/l/ (dog)
HBCA is a behaviour change organisation working to create positive change for animals. HBCA was created after recognising that insight about how and why people behave the way they do could provide solutions to challenges that affect animals.
The HBC for animals website is here: http://www.hbcforanimals.com/
They also have a group you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HBCforA/?source_id=1612151492400038
PLEASE NOTE: If you look up photo's of fabulous Finn you may see photo's of his injuries which can be upsetting, but he's fighting fit and loving treats and the retired life now.
Finn is a very special dog. When he was working in the line of duty with Dave he was disgustingly stabbed by the suspect. Unfortunately, at that time, it wasn't seen as a criminal offence to hurt a service animal and the attacker walked away from court with no penalty.
The injustice of this resulted in thousands of people signing a petition called 'Finn's Law.'
The Queen 👑 gave her royal assent to Finn's Law in 2019 which resulted in an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act that specifically protects police dogs and horses while they are on duty in England and Wales.🐕 🐴
Fabulous Finn has been awarded the following accolades:
🏅The International Fund for Animal Welfare "Animal of the Year Award" in a ceremony at the House of Lords.
🎖️The PDSA Gold Medal "for life-saving devotion to duty, despite being grievously injured while preventing a violent criminal from evading arrest".
🏅The Kennel Club's "Friends for Life" prize at Crufts.
What a special boy.
We discussed #FinnsLawPart2 over video call and how it's helping to raise awareness and asking the government to consider increasing sentences for those who have committed shocking animal cruelty crimes from the current paltry 6 months to 5 years. Help by contacting your MP and letting Finn know so he can add it to his map. (K9Finn via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram): https://members.parliament.uk/ #BarkAtYourMP