The History of Dog Clothes

You can be forgiven for thinking that the introduction of dog clothes and jewelled dog collars is a relatively new phenomena in the pet industry but in fact dressing up your dogs is nothing new. A closer look into history has shown that canine fashion is not a recent trend but has been around for ...

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Prisoners Bettering Themselves With The Help of Dogs

Story by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — They both have shiny blonde hair, big brown eyes and slender legs. Poet and Roghan are residents of the Naval Consolidated Brig aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. However, they are not prisoners, but puppies. Select prisoners at the Brig receive an ...

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Introducing The Cockapoo Owners Club

Introducing The Cockapoo Owners Club By Shirley Fearnley and Sarah Webb Cockapoos are fantastic dogs and it’s not only their name that often causes people to smile when they hear it mentioned. They are friendly and fun and can make an ideal family pet. This wonderful cross breed has been growing in popularity for some ...

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Ideas for Encouraging Patience, Self-Control and Attention in Dogs

Train “wait” and “stay”. Very similar, with subtle differences. Wait is as though a wall has suddenly appeared; the dog should stop abruptly. Wait is generally of short duration, and most of the time the dog can move around where he’s been but not go forward. When a stay cue is issued, the dog has ...

Dog Blog, Dog Training

Will Work for Food: the Golden Retriever’s Resume’

My name is Susan Freeman. I travel the country performing stand-up comedy. My golden retriever and I recently applied for a job together. The job revolved around a traveling team who would visit, evaluate, and submit reviews about dog-friendly establishments. My dog’s skill set is quite impressive, so I’ve pasted a copy of her resume’ ...

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Broken Reilly

My life is ruled by insanity—too many animals, too many students, too much coffee, and too little time for me. I wouldn’t have it any other way because there is, simply, no other way I can have it. I am the overly proud mom to two wonderful little girls, a 5 and a 7. But ...

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The Importance Of Photo Documentation In Rescue

My name is Betty Sue Haynes. I own a small rescue kennel named Our Critters. We are located in Patrick County VA. We have been doing animal rescue for several years. We take mainly dogs and cats, but we have helped horses, goats and other animals when we could. It is foolish to think that ...

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Help Your Senior Dog Age Gracefully.

It is important as an older dog owner to familiarize yourself with the signs of canine aging, health issues and how to help your four-legged friend live his golden years with comfort and happiness. Mental Routine and Physical Therapy You can help slowing down your dog’s natural aging process by providing him with a mental ...

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Learning Methods for Dogs

Four Ways to Teach Your Dog LURING The luring technique requires the handler to maneuver a treat around in such a way that the dog, in his attempts to get the treat, will give you the behaviour you are waiting for, or some version of it. You reward as or immediately after the command was ...

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Walkies: 5 Dog Friendly Walks in Britain

The UK is a great place to explore with man’s best friend and there are 7.3 million dog owners across the country to prove it. Pack your walking boots and take your dog on these exciting trails around Britain’s coasts and countryside. The winter can be a great time to explore frosty landscapes and windswept ...

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