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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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What You Should Know About Hiking With Dogs

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What You Should Know About Hiking With Dogs

“When you’re prepared, you’re more confident. When you have a strategy,             you’re more comfortable.” ~ Fred Couples     by Chris Shafer   There is nothing I enjoy more than going on a hike with my dog. I’ve been hiking with dogs for years, many years. You know how it is fun to share…

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My Best Friend Moe

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My Best Friend Moe

Moe is the best friend of Ed Hendley. “My bond with Moe helped me to learn to love unconditionally.” Moe is seven years old and was adopted from a shelter in Arizona before moving to Oregon. He loves children, the beach, and playing in water Ed and Moe spend their time hitting the beaches, rivers…

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Recall of Frozen Raw Pet Food: Radagast Pet Food

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Recall of Frozen Raw Pet Food: Radagast Pet Food

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonellaand/or Listeria monocytogenes Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and…

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Cheech- A Dogs Dog-a teacher, a friend, a brother to every dog

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Cheech- A Dogs Dog-a teacher, a friend, a brother to every dog

Cheech never met a dog he didn’t like or did not like him.  In fact Cheech is so calm around other dogs that Kari Kerr as a dog trainer uses her dog to help train dogs that have fear and other behavior issues.  “I frequently use him in my work with reactive and aggressive dogs….

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Water Safety For Your Dog- Prevent Horrible Accidents

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Water Safety For Your Dog- Prevent Horrible Accidents

by Robert Cabral 1.       Know if your dog can swim: Not all dogs are strong swimmers, and not all dogs can swim, so before you vacation near any body of water, you need to understand their abilities. Regardless, it’s always important to ensure your dog is wearing a life jacket like Outward Hound’s Fun Fish…

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