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We have all grown up with at least one hero in our life, but how many people can call their hero Duke or Spot? The
answer- anyone who has had their life saved by a rescue dog. Whether it is a house fire, tornado rubble, leftovers
from an earthquake, or flowing water behind a hurricane front, these specially trained rescue dogs rush in with no
concerns for their own welfare, pulling out victims, some dead and some still alive.
Defend Your Dog and Stop that Hurting Paw!
Of course, we humans use shoes to protect our feet. We
insist on it! But dogs usually don't have that luxury, and
routinely walk over ice, rock, grass, cement and soil on
their bare paws.
Dog Trick To Cure A Nuisance Barker: Training Buddy to "Speak" on Command
All breeds and sizes of dogs can be taught easily to speak,
and the way to go about it is to call your dog, show him a
treat and say "Speak." He will not understand what you mean
and will probably at first jump for it, and then sit down
and eye it attentively; finally, he will get impatient and
utter a sharp bark, which is what you have been waiting
for, and the instant he does so reward him with the treat.
How To Avoid Bad Doggy Behavior, And Teach Your Puppy Some Manners
A poorly trained dog can embarrass its owner and offend
other people - or even make them feel threatened. Teaching
your dog some manners is just common-sense.
Dogs and Old Age, How To Care For Your Aging Canine
Now that you're dog has shown you so much love and brought
you so much joy throughout your many years together, it's
time that you return the favor when the dog reaches his
elder years. Caring for an older dog is much like caring
for an elderly person.
How To Choose A Professional Dog Trainer
1.) Versatility- A good dog trainer will use techniques and
training styles which are compatible with your dog's
Dog Doors: Giving Your Pet Freedom to Come and Go as They Please Helps Solve Behavior Problems
Dog Doors: When we think of dog doors, we think of flaps that allow dogs to trot on through. What a great convenience this can be for you and your pet.
Your Cat The Hunter
Many cat owners believe that their good little kitty would not even dream of going hunting. After all, their cat is loved and well fed.
The Lowdown on Dog Vaccinations
Over the last 20 years, vaccinations have generally been started in puppies at about 6-8 weeks of age, when the
natural immunity inherited from the mother may start wearing off. A series of shots will then be given every three to four weeks, and boosters are administered every year after that.
How To Get Your Horse To Obey You and Look To You For Instruction
In the animal kingdom there is a pecking order. Richard
Shrake points out that it's a lot like the military.
Nervous Cats, Wining the Trust of a Timid Cat
Nervous cats hide from people, they do not readily present
themselves for petting, and may seem downright scared of
you. Probably, this was not exactly what you had in mind
when you decided to get yourself a pet.
Your Kids Want a Pet, You Don't Want To Pet Anything
"Mom, can we get a puppy?" Who hasn't heard that line
before? The kids think it's time for an addition to the
family, but you know you don't have time for a family
pet. We've got the perfect solution to make everyone happy!!
Hermit Crabs! Now before you start to panic because you
just heard the word "crab", just listen! They're not that
First Aid for Felines - How to Keep Your Car Safe from Harm
Cats are known for their curious and adventurous nature. Curiosity doesn't always kill the cat, but can often cause injury.
Is Nail Trimming Time A Battle?
Does the idea of trimming your dog's nails send chills up your spine? After all, Giving poochie a bath - no problem.
You might even be ok sticking a tooth brush in Lassie's mouth.
The Neurotic Dogs
When pondering whether my neurosis is learned or genetic, I often turn to the family dogs, Frazier (9) and Jake (4),
and see the likelihood of a learned origin. My parents' characteristic anxiety has effectively seeped into both dogs' personas.
How Are You Treating Your Pet?
Can you comprehend a time when dog food, cat food, or pet
treats did not even exist. The very first commercial dog
food was a product produced in the year 1860. James Pratt,
an American, was visiting England from the US when he saw
dogs surviving off left-over biscuits from ships.
Dog Rescue: Is it Right for You?
Ever had a hankering for a certain breed of dog? Not an obsession, mind you - not the sort of longing that would
send you rushing to a breeder, thousand-dollar-bill in your sweaty palm - but just a gentle appreciation for the
virtues of the Poodle, Pug or Pyrenean Mastiff? Let's say you have -- but you thought buying a purebred pup was a
less-than-ideal use of your family's resources. If that's the case, it might be time to look up your local Dog Rescue
organization! Dog Rescues are organized by breed, so prospective parents can sign up to be notified when new poodles or pugs come in.
Herding and the German Shepherd Dog
Once other animals such as cattle, sheep and goats became
domesticated, man became aware of the dogs herding ability.
Tactics used by hunting wolves, witnessed by humans, such
as driving and separating one animal from the flock, were
further exploited and bred into these dogs.
The Basics of Dog Obedience Training for Your New Pet
Dog obedience training starts even before you get your puppy in your home. Instead, it starts originally with the person that you purchased the dog from.
Got Fleas? How to Spot and Care For Fleas on Your Dog
Your poor pooch is scratching himself all over. Plus, you know he's uncomfortable because he's whimpering and gnawing too.