CREDOWelcome to DogsNet, the home of CREDO, the Campaign for Responsible Dog Ownership and the portal for all things canine.

We at CREDO have a simple aim – to help to make dogs’ lives as good as possible through informing and educating owners and acting as a portal for other sources of information, debate and campaigns.

DogsNet is run by a qualified canine professional as a not-for-profit venture. You will not see advertising this site and any references or recommendations made about products or services will be transparent and not involve monetary gain.

The beginning of the 21st century should be a wonderful time to be a dog in the UK. We are learning more and more about dogs’ capabilities, training methods have improved beyond recognition in the last few decades and there is a plethora of goods available that can help to make dogs more comfortable, more fulfilled and happier. Scientific advances have enabled us to go well beyond Pavlov’s early tests on canine cognitive function and clinical interventions are being made daily in canine veterinary practice that many humans across the globe can only dream of being able to access. Governments have legislated to include requirements on owners to provide for the physical and psychological needs of their dogs [1] and some even opine that dogs (and other animals) should have legal personhood.[2]

So, why do we have a pandemic of abused, unhappy, unwanted dogs with more and more rescue organisations being set up [3] and widespread congenital problems in some breeds that have caused scandals throughout the world of showing and beyond? [4] Why has there been an increase in the number of dogs kept solely for their aggression or as bait for other dogs’ aggression? [5] Why do so few owners understand and so many not care what is required to satisfy fully all their dog’s needs throughout its life?

Fortunately, there are many people who are attempting to solve these and other problems and to provide facilities and information to assist owners and potential owners. We offer organisations and individuals that support and promote our aims actively, the opportunity to use this site to publicise their campaign, free of charge, and provide a forum for disseminating information and engaging in constructive debate. We aim to be a portal for the best information available and to help owners and to stimulate debate and action to to improve dogs’ lives in any way that we can.

[2] http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/
[3] www.thekennelclub.org.uk/…a-dog-or…dog/kennel-club-breed-rescue/
The UK Kennel Club alone states that their breed rescue organisations re-home approximately 24,000 dogs each year.
[4] http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/idid/
[5] www.stopdogfighting.net/the_dog_fighting_problem.html

Please note: Links to other sites are provided in good faith because we believe that the information contained therein is valid and of interest. DogsNet.org and CReDO – the Campaign for Responsible Dog Ownership does not necessarily endorse any product, recommendation or opinion there expressed.

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    Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
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    • admin Post author

      The options for professional writers are shrinking due to the plethora of amateurs who have effectively undercut paid work. If you have qualifications as a writer and/or have been published, you may get a small amount of paid work on a freelance basis. If you aim to blog about dogs, please ensure that you make it clear whether you are doing so as a qualified canine professional or are just offering an opinion.

      Ethical professional trainers and behaviourists will not offer specific advice online as this can only be done following a thorough, face to face consultation.

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