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Book Review Unlikely Companions

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Book Review Unlikely Companions

Title: Unlikely Companions Author: Laurie Hess, DVM Genre: pets Publisher: De Capo Press Release Date: 2016 Format: hardcover Pages: 272 If you’ve ever wondered how to clean a ferrets’ GI tract or remove corneal ulcers from a pot-bellied pig, you’ll soon learn much more than that. Beyond the clinical side of Dr. Hess’s experience as…

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Do You Communicate With Your Dog? How Speaking Dog Helps in Training

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Do You Communicate With Your Dog? How Speaking Dog Helps in Training

by Healey Lockette   Do I have to be psychic?   Animal training is animal communication.  While I have known gifted psychic animal communicators, psychic skills are not necessary to communicate with your dog. You may not have thought of training in these terms before, but I want you to consider this concept.   Animal…

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The Monkey Face Dog Will Shower You With Kisses

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The Monkey Face Dog Will Shower You With Kisses

by Elizabeth Prater   The Affenpinscher is an interesting dog. And I’m not just talking about its name! The name is a totally different story. In German, it translates to “monkey terrier”. That’s because it is said to have a monkey-face due to an  exceedingly short muzzle and a protruding jaw and lower lip. In France,…

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Love Unleashed: Short Portland film about the bond with senior dogs

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Love Unleashed: Short Portland film about the bond with senior dogs

Love Unleashed is a short documentary film about the bond between humans and their senior dogs. It is part of a Mother/daughter team project called Project unconditional which includes this film, a book, and a video series that features interviews with senior dog parents. Since 2012, Jane Sobel Klonsky has traveled the country, meeting and…

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Walk This Way: Transforming Walking Your Dog into Training Opportunity

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Walk This Way: Transforming Walking Your Dog into Training Opportunity

*sponsored post by Dr. Daltons Dr. Dalton’s Tips for a Rewarding an Effective Walking Experience That Provides Behavior Enhancement   SANTA BARBARA, CA (September, 2016) – Any loving dog owner understands that walking their furry friend is both beneficial for the dog’s health and for the strength of the bond with their owner. Unfortunately for…

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Basenji- The Ancient African Dog Breed

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Basenji- The Ancient African Dog Breed

by Elizabeth Prater The Basenji is an interesting dog, said to be one of the most unique breeds in the world. It actually belongs in the category of hound dogs. The Basenji is sometimes called, “the barkless dog from Africa.” Many argue that it is not really a dog, but rather more cat-like. This is because…

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To Crate or Not To Crate?

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To Crate or Not To Crate?

by Healey Lockett   I recently read a post by a trainer who said crates were completely unnecessary. That in 38 years of training she had never once used them…except for that one time when it was absolutely necessary. In addition to being contradictory, this trainer used inflammatory language, calling it a cage and cruel. I…

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Mr Baggie Lure Coursing in Salem

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Mr Baggie Lure Coursing in Salem

by Lita Long   Lure Coursing has been around for eons of time and is great cardio for all dogs. It can be endurance building, strength building and just flat out fun for your dog. A great way to relieve stress- a well exercised dog is a tired dog. About 5 yrs ago AKC opened…

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The American Gentleman: Boston Terrier

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The American Gentleman: Boston Terrier

by Rebecca Kramer   The Boston Terrier is a small, short-muzzled dog native to the United States. Playful and good tempered, they make excellent family pets and “apartment dogs”. Their short muzzle may present breathing issues which need to be watched for.   HISTORY   The Boston Terrier breed originated in the United States. Yes in…

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11 Summer Life Savers

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11 Summer Life Savers

Popsicles, play dates, summer camps, “Slip ’n Slides,” and don’t forget pool parties, road trips and camping trips: these are just a few of the simple joys of summer.  While reveling in all the fun, it’s important to remember that pets have special needs when the weather heats up and we hit the road. Extreme…

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