Pet Health - Leaving your puppy at home (27 Jan 2011)
Leaving your puppy home alone
It’s Pet Health Friday, and Dog Behaviorist Taryn Blyth joins us to talk about preparing your puppy for the first time they stay home alone.
Info about Taryn:
Taryn first became seriously involved in dog training in 1996 when she found an abandoned puppy and decided to take him to classes. She soon discovered that she had an affinity for working with dogs and after a short time, began assisting the instructor with new class members who needed a little extra help. Soon, Taryn was instructing classes and reading as much as possible about dog training and “psychology” in her spare time.
Taryn's special interest lies in the benefits that dogs bring to humans. For several years as a Pets as Therapy volunteer she visited a home for the elderly and a school for children with special needs with her rescued Rottie crossbreed, Emily. Emily’s remarkable recovery from a history of abuse gave Taryn a special love for rescued dogs and over the years, she has been involved with training the volunteers atThe Emma Animal Rescue Society in the “Open Paw” rehabilitation programme and in doing pre-home checks for adopted dogs.
Taryn is also passionate about promoting the important “place” of dogs in our changing society and preserving the rights of dog owners to enjoy the companionship of their dogs in public places and during recreation. As a committee member of Friends of the Dog Walkers, Taryn is actively involved in negotiating with Table Mountain National Park to ensure that dog owners continue to be allowed to walk and hike with their dogs in all the areas where we have traditionally done so for generations.