We do not just have monkeys at the monkeyschool. We also have many dogs. Most dogs have been rescued, quite a few have been dumped here.
Our dogs are usually free, but not all at once, because there are a few who are fighting with each other. If there is a monkey demonstration, we also lock the dogs. This has two reasons:
- Not all visitors do like dogs
- The monkeys are very fast distracted when the dogs walk around free
Compared to many dogs in Thailand our dogs look good and healthy. We have them vaccinated annually against Rabies (just like the monkeys), we deworm them every three months and give them monthly treatment against fleas, ticks and heartworms. Mostly with Ivermectin .
We only castrate our males when their behavior requires this. All our bitches have been sterilized.
We have an electric fence around the whole garden. This to keep our dogs inside, and to keep out visiting dogs.
All dogs we give a name ourselves have an animal name. We use English, Dutch and Thai. The only rules are that it should be a good dog name, so short, and good to call, and we must both be able to pronounce it.