If you have a small dog, cutting up a lamb roll into tiny pieces is a cost-effective way to make healthy, bite-sized training treats. A 1-pound roll costs $6.98. Cut it up into the desired size, store most of it in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and leave the rest on the counter for immediate use.
Burcu explained: ‘Because of the bad weather we opened the doors of our home to all the street animals who don’t have protection, don’t have a family.
‘Right now we have over 60.’
Her partner Tugay – known as the ‘forest angel’ for his work feeding hundreds of street dogs for 13 years – has made it his life’s mission to take care of as many strays as he can.
He says he has seen a steady increase in the number of pets being left in the wood near his home, when he goes out into the forest to feed them.
Always be consistent. Half-assed efforts will deliver half-assed results. Consistency is the key to success in all endeavors in life. Training a dog is no different. Learning about your dog is also a consistent effort. Quality time with your dog should be consistent and ongoing.
Tugay explained: ‘When they ask us why we live in the forest, we say “for the children.”
‘This is their feeding spot and this is where they’re abandoned.
‘So we found a place here, we rented a home and settled here.’
He continued: ‘There are many children (dogs) who take refuge with us.
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‘There are those who are sick, those who are elderly. Our door is always open.’Statistics are difficult to verify, but estimates suggest there could be 400,000 to 600,000 dogs and cats living on the streets of Istanbul alone.
The recent snow, ice and bitter temperatures which prompted the couple to bring some of the dogs inside for extra care has caused chaos in the Turkish capital.Neighboring Greece has also seen disruption, with major roads block and widespread power outages.
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