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Hot New Job Fields… for Dogs

August 31, 2012

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Herding is a great job for a dog

Unemployment in today’s economy may be bad, but it’s far worse for dogs! Animals that used to be workers are slowly becoming fat pets. On the one hand, this seems like a pretty sweet deal for dogs: food, water, and shelter without the work! However- many dogs get depressed and neurotic without a purpose, much […]

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Deadly Chicken Treats

August 27, 2012

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Dog treats from Chinese chicken could kill your puppy

Pet food recalls are scary business, especially when they are large enough to reach the national news. Salmonella is the usual contaminant found, even in premium brands of food such as Solid Gold. However, there is another threat that has not made it into the headlines: Chinese chicken treats. Though the FDA issued warnings about […]

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The Best Dog Collars, Period.

August 14, 2012

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Best Affordable Dog Collars

Okay- first of all, this is NOT a paid post, nor do I get a commission for anything they sell. If you haven’t bought collars from Gun Dog Supply, you are seriously missing out. Though the website store is a little confusing, the collars are an amazing buy. They are extremely good quality, and come […]

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What Not to Wear in the Dog Show Ring

July 30, 2012

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what not to wear to a dog show

 In my years at dog shows, I have seen some pretty terrible outfits. Really terrible outfits. Putting aside style and fit for now, I’ve outlined what I see as the worst things to wear in the ring. My belief is that we go into the ring as a representative of our dog. Thus, it is […]

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Poo Sniffing Dogs: Yes, it’s an Actual Job

July 28, 2012

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Dogs find feces from deer much better than we do

Researchers in Brazil have finally confirmed what dog owners have long known to be true: dogs are way better at finding shit than we are. In this experiment, researchers were hoping to prove that scat-detection dogs are worthwhile to biologists for their help in finding the feces of rare species. The team taught a dog […]

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The 4 Most Common Training Mistakes

July 19, 2012

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According to dog trainer Joyce Gifford, every dog owner has bad habits. Here is her list of the top 4 offenders: 1. Calling a dog to you only to punish them, or do something they do not like. Never make your dog come to you to do its nails, put it in its crate, or […]

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Why you need to oppose Breed-Specific Legislation

July 19, 2012

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Breed Specific Legislation Bans Pit bulls, like this puppy

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is in the news once again due to the deplorable euthanization of Lennox, a supposedly “dangerous” pitbull mix in Northern  Ireland. But Northern Ireland is not the only place that allows the extermination of unwanted breeds of dogs. In fact, 11 US States have breed-specific legislation on the books. This year […]

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Raising Puppies: 3 Simple Rules to Minimize the Risk of Hip Dysplasia

July 15, 2012

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Prevention of hip problems in dogs starts as pupppies- X ray image

Is there anything we can do to prevent the onset of hip dysplasia? Apparently, yes! Breeders can help minimize the incidence of hip issues by providing the correct environment while the puppy is 0-3 months old.  Researchers in Norway have concluded that a number of things occurred in puppyhood aggravate the onset of hip problems […]

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