Posts Tagged “dogs”

Relieving Holiday Stress For Your Dog

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Relieving Holiday Stress For Your Dog

by Healey Lockett   From Halloween to New Year’s Eve we get so busy with parties, decorating and entertaining it’s easy to forget about our dogs and how this time of year affects them. If you’re stressed out over your party, how much worse is it for your furry friend?   Take just a few…

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Which Feeding Routine is Ideal for My Dog?

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Which Feeding Routine is Ideal for My Dog?

by Brenda Leary   Similar to feeding children, finding the right food for your dog is essential in fostering health and proper development. While many tips on how to choose the best feeding method for a dog abound, the choice depends on what works for your pet. This article discusses the two primary methods of…

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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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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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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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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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Top 12 Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

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Top 12 Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

  by Erin Askeland, Camp Bow Wow   Seek Proper Help to Ensure You Pick the Right Dog – Whether it is through a trainer, a shelter, or a local rescue organization, recruit an educated individual to help you find a dog that best suits your lifestyle. For example: If you have a child that is…

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Hiking With Buster: Destination Smith Rock State Park

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Hiking With Buster: Destination Smith Rock State Park

  If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. Dogs are welcome on…

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Book Review: How to Behave at a Dog Show

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Book Review: How to Behave at a Dog Show

Title: How to Behave at a Dog Show Author: Madelyn Rosenberg Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release Date: September 15, 2015 Pages: 32 Is Rexie cut out to be Best in Show? Probably not. Does Julia enter him in the Happy Tails Best of Breed Dog Show anyway? She sure does. This companion…

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Keeping Dogs Safe From Rattlesnakes

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Keeping Dogs Safe From Rattlesnakes

by Robert Hudson The warm weather of spring brings rattlesnakes out from hibernation and presents opportunities for dangerous encounters for dog owners and their dogs. There are two subspecies of the western rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) native to Oregon. The brown to greenish-brown Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) has large, squarish blotches. In western Oregon, they…

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