2014 Review of the Feral Dog Blog

Dear Readers,

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  I wanted to share with you what we did in 2014.  It was a slow year compared to others, but we still had 16,000 visits by people from 136 countries!  2015 will have new articles and new ways for all of you to add to the Feral Dog Blog.   We are all in this together with care, respect, and compassion for all animals and all people.  With this Blog in particular I hope to make your lives easier providing animal welfare services around the world and to help eradicate rabies as well as humanely manage dog overpopulations.  See below to see what we did together in  2014.


Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Message from Dr. Mark – 2015 Blog Goals

2015 Blog Goals

The new year, 2015, is approaching and with it will be new life and energy for this Feral Dog Blog, my YouTube Channel: GWRFeralDogs, and my website.  I will be providing more lessons and stories on my blog and more samples of my humane dog capture and handling courses.  I also will have others contributing stories from around the world as we not only talk about humane dog capture and handling for spay/neuter programs and animal shelters, we will also talk about rabies eradication and dog overpopulations and the people who are working hard to address these challenges to reduce human and animal suffering.

Products for Sale

Boxtrapping Video Title snapshotI have produced an excellent training video on DVD on Humane Box Trapping of Dogs.  It is for sale on my GWR Products Page.  This is the only extensive training video on box trapping.  It not only covers the basics in detail, it also describes how to catch the most difficult dogs, how to catch more than one dog, and how to transfer dogs from the trap to transport crates.  The video focuses on the TruCatch 48F Folding Dog Trap which I have used all around the world, but this video can be used to train how to catch dogs with other brands of traps, including home-made traps.

GWR 2-Piece Y Pole

GWR 2-Piece Y Pole

I have also produced aluminum Y poles that are perfect for animal shelters and animal control officers.  These are also available on my GWR Products Page.  As many of you know, several years ago I introduced the Y pole to the animal welfare community around the world as a humane tool for working with fearful dogs.  It is metal extension of your hand to reach out to the animal.  As I am introducing and teaching it, it is NOT a tool to pin the animal to the wall.  It is a way to compassionately ask the dog if it will cooperate so you hand handle it.  My goal is to see that every animal shelter in North America and across the world knows about the Y pole and will strive to use them in the compassionate way I am teaching.  In animal shelters it will replace most used of the more aggressive snare pole (also called the “catch pole” and “rabies stick”)  To learn more about the Y pole visit my Y Pole Page and watch videos of the Y pole on my YouTube Channel: GWRFeralDogs.