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What is animal assisted therapy?

What is animal assisted therapy?

Having a pet is something that many take for granted. However there are people that need to have a pet in order to work through something that have happened in their life. Therapy pets are a program in which animals help people just by visiting with them. Participating in this type of program help people ...
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Are Dogs Colorblind Or Is This A Myth?

If you ask any dog owner or canine enthusiast whether they know if dogs are officially color blind or not, most people won't have the faintest idea. And guess what, the scientific community is not sure either! However, there are indeed some facts about a dog's vision that has come through from studies and tests ...
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Train Your Puppy to Come at the Park

Train Your Puppy to Come at the Park

It all sounds so simple in theory…You call your puppy and they come to your feet, then you reward them and that should be it. The Recall! For so many people though, it all goes pear-shaped and we end up chasing our dogs and puppies all over the park, shouting their name as they run ...
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Understanding Your Dog's Body  Language

Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Ever wondered what your dog is doing when they are interacting with another dog? Do you sometimes feel like you're watching something in a foreign language as your dog communicates with another dog? Sometimes it can be really frustrating not knowing whether to step in and stop your dog or let the activity go on ...
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Be the Pack Leader Your Dog Wants You To Be

Be the Pack Leader Your Dog Wants You To Be

I want to explain two very important facts about your dog... The first is about whether or not you really need to be the pack leader. And the second is whether the pack leader is aggressive in their behavior. For example, is it necessary to beat your chest, shout and smack your dog in order ...
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Dog Digging Hole

How to stop your dogs digging

So what’s the score with my dogs digging? I hear you asking… Why are they doing it and how do I stop them destroying my beautiful back garden? Well here’s the way your dog see’s it and its very different from how you think! In fact it will answer a lot of your questions. First though ...
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Should you be using food to train your dog?

Have you ever asked yourself whether or not using food is cheating when training your dog? If you have, then I can promise you that you are not alone. It’s something that many people never actually get clear in their minds and yet it is one of the most powerful topics to understand and also ...
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Online Dog Trainer vs Personal Dog Trainer

Online Dog Trainer vs Personal Dog Trainer

Many people ask me about signing up to use an online dog training website and whether it’s a good investment or whether they are better off spending the money with a professional trainer in person. It’s a great question. And I believe there are 4 key areas to consider: 1. Cost 2. Quality of the ...
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Dog Health Problems are Many, but Preventable!

by Nottingham Vet School The bond that can come between a person and a dog can be extremely strong, especially if that bond had been strengthened with living with each other for many years. Pets become an additional member of our family. You'll want your dog's health issues to be taking care of and to ...
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Chihuahua

Size of the Chihuahua

by marcia.furman Tiny Chihuahuas are a very special breed of dog. The Chihuahua originated in ancient times, now carefully bred in the USA since before 1929. The Chihuahua size originally written by AKC was meant to stay 2-4 pounds, but American breeders tend towards a larger dog size for breeding & showing and pet purposes ...
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Dog Training

The 10 Biggest Dog Training Myths

There’s so much conflicting stuff out there on the net. And most of it's absolute hogwash. So in this article I want to set the record straight. Let’s delve into the most common misunderstood topics one by one. 1. Dog training takes lots of time Simply not true. When you know what you are doing, ...
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Terriers

Terriers – Tenacity, Personality and Loyalty

The Terriers are a group of dogs with dozens of individual entrants. Most of these dogs have some common traits, including the fact that they're almost always tenacious at whatever task life has handed them. Terriers range from the very small to the very large, from those with rather snappish tendencies to the very tolerant ...
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The Old English Sheepdog : Fluffy and Large Herding Breed

The Old English Sheepdog : Fluffy and Large Herding Breed

The Old English Sheepdog is an England original, large breed of herding dog. It is known to have long, dense and fluffy kind of coat that wraps its body all over. This dog is an excellent herder but today it is mostly revered as an outstanding advertisement and movie personality. If you have seen the ...
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Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety

One of the greatest joys of dog ownership is the tight bond we experience and encourage with our dogs. However, if your dog becomes too reliant or dependant on you, dog separation anxiety can develop. Dog Separation Anxiety is an enormous problem to an estimated 10% of all puppy's and older dogs. Somewhat ironically, it ...
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The Right Stuff: The Makings of a Therapy Dog

The Right Stuff: The Makings of a Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs make people feel better, bring smiles to the faces of ill or sad people and are the "four footed therapists" in many hospitals and assisted living homes. They do a lot of good but there just aren't enough to go around. If you are thinking about training your dog to be a therapy ...
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Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Battlefield Dogs Not much is written about the heroics of early war dogs. Even today's modern canine soldier is practically invisible to all but those who work with them side by side in the trenches. But war dogs have a colorful and courageous history stretching all the way back to ancient Egypt. Dogs were deployed ...
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Five Day Video Training Course

5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

Day 2 – Puppy Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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Day 2 – Puppy Training

Day 3 – Dog Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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Day 3 – Dog Aggression

Day 4 – People Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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Day 4 – People Aggression

Day 5 – Holiday Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One...
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Day 5 – Holiday Training

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Source for this information: Wikipedia The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient multi-sensory hound (sight and scent) breed of dog from...
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Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

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5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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Puppy Pulling on Leash

Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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Day 2 – Puppy Training

Day 2 – Puppy Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by sgoerin ...
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Dog Agression

Day 3 – Dog Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by smerikal ...
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Day 4 – People Aggression

Day 4 – People Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by na.harii  ...
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Day 5 – Holiday Training

Day 5 – Holiday Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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8 Dog Training Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

8 Dog Training Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Every dog owner wants a well trained, obedient dog. You can enjoy your pet so much more if they are well behaved, and the dog is happier because you are happy with them. The ultimate goal is to have your dog obey your commands while off the lead. This level of compliance, however, takes much ...
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AKC Dog Breeds – A Complete Listing

A dog breed is a group of dogs that have very similar or nearly identical characteristics of appearance or behavior or, usually, both, primarily because they come from a select set of ancestors who had the same characteristics. See the many breeds in a directory of breed of dogs. The AKC will always have up ...
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Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

When you are a person looking for some companionship in your life, having a pet may just be the answer that you are looking for. There are many people that have a pet at some point in their life and saying good-bye might have been a hard time in their life. Having animal assisted therapy ...
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Arbor the Pooch Picasso Paints Abstracts to Help Dogs in Need

Bryce Henderson walked into the living room of his Las Vegas home, unpacked a paint-splattered easel, and set it up for his little artist: a rescue dog named Arbor. “Arbor, do you want to paint?” he asked. Eager to start, Arbor — a black-and-white Border Collie-mix — bit down on a paintbrush fitted with a ...
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DogWithGlasses

Are Dogs Colorblind Or Is This A Myth?

If you ask any dog owner or canine enthusiast whether they know if dogs are officially color blind or not, most people won't have the faintest idea. And guess what, the scientific community is not sure either! However, there are indeed some facts about a dog's vision that has come through from studies and tests ...
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

From Wikipedia: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is derived, like all bassets, from hounds of superior size, in this case the Grand Griffon. The first selections were made at the end of the 19th century by the Comte d'Elva who was looking for subjects with "straight legs". But it was Paul Dézamy who was especially ...
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Azаwаkh, a Rаrе and Unіԛuе Sіghthоund

The Azаwаkh іѕ a vеrу ancient breed of dоg thаt wаѕ bred by thе Tuareg, Fula аnd vаrіоuѕ other nomads оf the Sаhаrа and sub-Saharan Sаhеl. Thе original jоb оf thіѕ brееd wаѕ  аѕ a guаrd dоg and tо hunt gazelle аnd hаrе. Thе hаrѕh Sahel еnvіrоnmеnt hаѕ еnѕurеd that оnlу the most fіt dоgѕ ...
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Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound – A Big Dog with a Bigger Heart

by varresa The Irish Wolfhound became so popular as a gift a couple of centuries ago that exportation from Britain was banned for several decades. They are a very large dog, sometimes weighing in at 150 pounds. The Irish Wolfhound has a shaggy coat and a muscular body, but these dogs require careful care and ...
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Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed Information And Advice

The Irish Water Spaniel is considered to be one of the most adept of the hunting breeds at working the water and the land. His admirers believe that in many respects the dog should be classified in the Spaniel group since they believe that the dog has no equal when it comes to it's ability ...
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Reno or Bust

Reno or Bust

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Popular Dog Breeds by AKC Group

Herding Group

Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres makes a great family pet for those who would like to have a watch dog and guard dog combination. She can be relatively inactive indoors and ...
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Briard

Briard

Caanan Dog

Canaan Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Collie

Collie

Hound Group

Cirneco dell'Etna

Cirneco dell Etna

The Cirneco dell Etna is a small breed of dog originally from Italian island of Sicily. This hound was historically used to hunt rabbits and can work for hours without ...
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Dachshund

Dachshund

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English Foxhound

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

greyhound

Greyhound

Non-Sporting Group

Keeshond

Keeshond

If you're looking for a dog that is fluffy and full of fun than the Keeshond may be for you! This spitz type dog features a fabulous coat which consists ...
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Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Lowchen

Lowchen

Norwegian Lundehund

Norwegian Lundehund

Poodle

Poodle

Sporting Group

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a very friendly, lovable dog. She is very active and makes a great family pet. She really requires a properly fenced in enclosure for exercise. She is very intelligent and learns new tasks quickly. She generally gets along very well with children and other pets. Adult ...
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Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

Terrier Group

Wire Fox Terrier
Before the establishment of the perfect dog breed to accompany hunters during fox hunting, it was almost impossible to capture foxes that run back to their lairs. Even the Fox ...
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Wire Fox Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

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Toy Group

Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fox Terrier is directly descended from the Smooth Fox Terrier and has long awaited official recognition from some ...
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Toy Fox Terrier

Poodle

Poodle

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Maltese Dog

Maltese

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

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Working Group

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Many of us have grown up hearing that a Doberman Pinscher was a very aggressive animal that should be owned only to be a guard dog and not a family pet. We've all seen the movies with the vicious guard dogs chasing the villains and most likely decided that the breed would not be for ...
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Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

German Pinscher

German Pinscher

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

Great Dane

Great Dane

Foundation Stock

Taiwan Dog

Taiwan Dog

The Taiwan Dog has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since May 2017. The Taiwan Dog (Chinese: 台灣犬) is a breed or landrace of small or medium dog indigenous ...
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SWEDISH LAPPHUND

Swedish Lapphund

Spanish mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

Slovenský kopov

Slovenský Kopov

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