Training Tips | January 9, 2018

Take a “Sniffari” With Your Dog!

Here’s some excellent insight from animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. on the potential for sensory deprivation and stress in dogswho aren’t allowed adequate sniffing opportunities: “Being smell-blind can be aversive to dogs. My recommendation is to let dogs sniff; let’s not hijack one of their vital connections to the world. Let … Continue Reading ››

Training Tips | January 24, 2016

Ideas for High Value Treats for Dogs

We use food rewards to reinforce desired behaviours in your training. There are all kinds of treats available, from basic kibble to commercial treats to home made ones. High value treats are usually meat or protein based and can be cooked, cubed pieces of chicken or beef, bacon or cheese. Dog blogger 

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Ever heard of a Snuffle Mat?

Here is a great idea for a home-made food puzzle for your dog. It is called a Snuffle mat. For your creative folks out there, here are a couple of links to DIY videos and instructions: Snuffle Mat Mayhem and DIY Snuffle Mat

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What does a Wagging Tail Mean?

Check out this interesting post by Stanley Coren if you are interested in deciphering your dog’s body language a bit better: What a Dog’s Tail Wags Really Mean: Some New Scientific Data

Volunteers | July 6, 2014

Volunteering on the Cerro

We had lots of volunteer help this week. Thursday was an especially busy day on the mountain, with help from Paul, Victoria and Vale, Ben, Juani, and Isabel. With so many eager hands to help the cleaning tasks went quickly. Runs were washed … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers | May 28, 2014

Sunday Volunteers

Our littlest volunteers were hard at work again on Sunday. Huge thanks to Cristina, Ben, Savannah, Walker, and Campbell (and their parents!) These wonderful children got up early, came and played with our puppies, then rode up the mountain with us and took all our big dogs on a long, sunny mountain walk. … Continue … Continue reading Sunday Volunteers

News | May 23, 2014

Spay and Neuter Clinic

It was a busy week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Unidos para los Animales held a spay and neuter clinic. Dr. Ron Rosner, a visiting veterinarian from California donated his time and expertise. Marjolaine Perrault put her veterinary technician skills to full use (and donated the use of her … Continue Reading ››

We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.