For a very long time, canine have been thought-about because the “man’s finest pal”. Folks share a particular bond with their canine as these superb four-legged associates present them with unconditional affection, friendliness and in addition ease their loneliness.
To have fun canine, regardless of their form, dimension and breed, Worldwide Canine Day is well known yearly on August 26. It additionally promotes the adoption of canine as an alternative of shopping for them from pet outlets.
Additional, the day additionally raises consciousness about varied issues confronted by canine and the way folks ought to deal with them.
The New Occasions visited The Canine Haus, a Kigali-based facility that gives a pet store and canine coaching.
Eric Gahamanyi, the Founder and proprietor of the place mentioned that for canine coaching, they provide companies like fundamental obedience, superior obedience, socialization and playtime, primarily on the weekend.
He shared that he began this initiative as a result of he owned and beloved canine and has in addition to realised that in Rwanda, there was no canine home the place canine house owners may convey their canine to be skilled, play with others, be boarded or be rented for some days.
Speaking concerning the Worldwide Canine Day, he mentioned that it isn’t nearly canine day as a result of usually, folks need to deal with their canine properly.
“Canines need to be skilled and their house owners ought to present every thing they want as a result of a canine doesn’t select to be owned by them; they’re those who select to personal a canine,” he mentioned.
He shared that they’ve progressed as a result of most canine have accepted studying, however the challenges they nonetheless face is that in Rwanda to get help from both personal or authorities, like in different companies, remains to be troublesome.
“In Rwanda, we used to assume that canine are for safety, however we need to train Rwandans that canine are additionally a part of our household,” he mentioned.
“I really like canine as a result of they’re particular; loyal, respectful. You can’t be lonely with a canine. They can provide you good firm.”
Justin Rwabigwi, a canine coach at The Canine’s Haus has been coaching canine for 3 years now. He’s presently coaching twelve canine each day together with Tomy, Carl, and Mufasa.
Based on him, he teaches the canines issues like fundamental obedience as a result of some, relying on the atmosphere they’re introduced up in, will be aggressive. He mentioned that these coaching periods helps them coexist with different canine or folks.
“There’s a canine known as Marshall which had anxiousness issues and couldn’t bark. We’ve been doing socialization, fundamental obedience and agility which helped it use its psychological stimulations on the highest level therefore constructing focus that may assist it cross by way of anxiousness,” he mentioned.
Tarek Gashirabake, one other coach, has been coaching canine together with Carl Drago, Dior and Dinks, for 2 years and a half.
He shared that he can practice twenty canine a day and that they want on a regular basis coaching and even boarding.
“I really like canine due to the belief they offer to folks. I like how these days folks love canine. Some may even purchase a canine value a million. They’ve been locking them of their homes as beasts that would eat their guests, however now, they consider that they’ll ship their canine right here to be skilled.”
Sandra Kamikazi, a canine lover and proprietor primarily based in Kigali mentioned that on this Worldwide Canine Day, folks ought to recognize the worth of canine relating to how particular and memorable they’re.
She added that other than being beautiful and cute, in addition they have good characters and are caring, urging those that are inclined to kill canine to cease.