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Right Pawed Dogs Are More Sociable

July 15, 2012

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Testing for right or left pawed dogs involved duct tape on noses

Studies in dogs have already shown differences in the direction of tail-wagging.  It was found that dogs wag their tail to the left when first meeting a dominant dog, but wag to the right when greeting their owners. Researchers attribute this to the dominance of parts of the brain that process emotions. A study tested […]

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Loud Kennels May be Deafening Your Dog!

July 15, 2012

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According to a recent study published in the April 2012 American Journal of Veterinary Research, the noise levels in a kennel environment can be dangerous for your dog. The study followed 14 dogs and their time in two separate kennels. Noise levels were measured at various times throughout the stay, and hearing tests were done beforehand […]

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Baby Puppy Leash Breaking

July 12, 2012

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Following the puppy

Long before puppies are sent to their forever homes, you can give them a great start by laying the foundations of leash breaking. As babies, make sure puppies have collars on to identify them. This ensures that they are comfortable wearing a collar, and helps prepare them for “real life.” At a week or two […]

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Title your Dog in Agility

July 12, 2012

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Dog reaching the top of an A Frame

Does your dog seem to defy gravity as he jumps from the dining room table to the counter? Ever seen your dog neurotically running the fence line?  Your dog needs an outlet, and you could probably stand to lose a pound or two. Agility might be a great option for both of you. You’ve probably […]

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What is Earthdog?

July 12, 2012

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Found it!

Tired of holes in the backyard, or dirt all over your Westie’s face? Get used to it. Terriers and teckels (Dachshunds) were bred to get down and dirty, going into all sorts of filthy holes and pulling out even filthier varmits. In the past, these dogs were indispensable in ridding human habitats of disease-ridden rodents. […]

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Why Breed Purebred Dogs?

July 5, 2012

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German Shepherd Face

For tens of thousands of years now, we have chosen our favorite animals to protect and help out. This has led to the creation of extraordinary animals with diverse instincts and forms, and these creations are a human legacy. We could choose to abandon this endeavor, but many of us still see the value in […]

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