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Take Your Dog To Work Day 2013

June 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

It’s that time of year again! For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to bring our dogs to work every day, June 21st is the official Take Your Dog to Work day. According to TakeYourDog.com, the tradition was first started by Pet Sitters International in 1999 as a way to encourage dog adoptions. Take […]

Recovering a Lost Dog

October 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

You’ve taken all the necessary steps to keep your dog safe – you always use a leash when you take the dog off of your property, you have a secure fence, and you’ve trained your dog to come when you call.  But what happens when the neighbor kid leaves the fence gate open or when […]

Outdoor Sports for the Un-Pedigreed Dog

In our last regular issue, we talked about all of the options you have for sporting events sponsored and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. Most of these events are open only to dogs who are members of the AKC, meaning that they are purebreds. Now, we present the sports in which you and your dog […]

Combatting Stranger Aggression

April 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

The weather is getting warmer, which means we’ll be spending more time outside with our dogs.  But what do you do if your dog is aggressive toward strangers?  Whether he targets the mail carrier, the meter reader, or kids playing in the neighbor’s yard, you have to protect yourself from the liability an aggressive dog […]

Enjoy a St. Paddy’s Day Beer with Your Dog

March 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Many people give beer to their dogs.  I’m not sure if it makes the dog into a good dancer, but mostly I think people just want their dogs to be able to enjoy a brewski with the family.  But real beer just isn’t all that great for dogs, so how can you allow your dog […]

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012 Wrap-up

February 26, 2012 by  
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The 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is now in the history books.  In case you missed all of the hullabaloo, here are the winners. In the Hound Group:  Judge:  Ms. Patricia Laurans Best in Group:  Wirehaired Dachshund GCH Raydachs Playing with Fire V Gleishorbach SW, better known as Cinders.  Bred by James I Sakoda, […]

2012 Iditarod Preview

February 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

This is a busy time in the dog world.  We’re right smack in the middle between the Westminstershow and the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Here’s a preview of the race, which starts on the first Saturday in March, the 3rd. History of the Iditarod The Iditarod Trail had been used by Native Alaskans […]

My Picks for the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Show

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

So exciting!  THE dog show of all shows will be telecast February 13th and 14th from Madison Square Garden in New York City.  As I have in the past, I’ll go out on a limb and choose the dogs I think will end up in the winner’s ring, if for no other reason than to […]

Scent Hounds

With the recent announcement of a new Guinness World Record for the “longest ears on a living dog”, it seems like a good time to talk about scent hounds. Harbor, an 8-year old Black-and-Tan Coonhound, lives with Jennifer Wert in Boulder, Colorado.  He was recently recognized as the living dog with the longest ears, in […]

2011 National Dog Show Round Up

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

This year’s National Dog Show featured nearly 2,000 dogs from 150 breeds.  As it has been since 1933, the national show was hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club. Presented by Purina, the show was actually held on November 19th and 20that the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in […]

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