Dr. Mark’s View of the Master Dog Handling Classes in India

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What an incredible experience teaching three 5-day courses to dog handlers from all across India and to receive support for these classes from the Animal Welfare Board of India, Vets Beyond Borders, Jeevashram, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgoan, and the Brigitte Bardot Foundation.  I am honored to be a part of this and I believe this government supported program will have excellent influence on the culture of dog handling in India.

For Phase 1, I taught about 50 students over the three courses.  These “train-the-trainer” courses included classroom time with PowerPoint and Video, afternoon hands-on labs,  sunrise

Dr. Mark teaching netting techniques

captures, and student presentations to strengthen their ability to teach.  All of the dogs gathered for this course were sterilized by Jeevashram veterinarians, vaccinated, and returned to where they were captured.  The course was held at Jeevashram in Village Rajokri near Delhi and I am extremely grateful to Dr. Sharma and his colleagues and staff for working so hard in hosting the course. Continue reading

2010 in Review

The stats monkeys at WordPress.com evaluated how this blog did in 2010, and here is our summary!

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow!!.

Crunching Numbers

Featured imageThe average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 40 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 46 posts. There were 91 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 59mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 19th with 408 views. The most popular post that day was Is Dominance Always Bad?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wildliferesources.org, terriermandotcom.blogspot.com, flyingdogpress.com, cynography.blogspot.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for feral dogs, feral dog, feral dog blog, y pole, and dog restraint equipment.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Is Dominance Always Bad? March 2010
15 comments

2

Dog Capture and Handling Courses January 2009
7 comments

3

Y Poles – an essential tool for every animal shelter August 2008
5 comments

4

About Mark and GWR August 2008
14 comments

5

Physical Restraint for Dogs. Part 1 The Scruff January 2010
3 comments

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND SUPPORT.  OUR GOAL FOR 2011 IS TO ADD MANY MORE TOPICS AND ORGANIZE IT IN A MORE USABLE FORMAT, ADD MORE VIDEOS WHICH WILL TIE IN WITH OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: GWRFERALDOG, AND ADD A FORUM SO WE CAN CREATE EVEN MORE OPEN DIALOGUE FOR PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE.

PLEASE KEEP SENDING YOUR COMMENTS AND SHARE WITH OTHER PROGRAMS HOW YOU ARE HAVING SUCCESS WITH HUMANE AND COMPASSIONATE DOG CAPTURE AND HANDLING.

May this new year bring you great health, abundance, an even greater clarity of purpose, and the opportunity to fulfill your purpose.   And may there be less suffering and more harmony for all people, animals, and beings in the world. Dr. Mark