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Six New Breeds Showcased at the National Dog Show

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

The newest breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club made their national television debuts with the Purina National Dog Show hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia.  From this NBC Sports page, you can see videos of each breed’s individual judging, as well as the Best in Group and Best in Show contests. Where breed […]

Straight Poop’s Annual Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the official shopping season for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa is open.  Herewith, our annual guide to gifts for the dogs and dog lovers on your list. Toys  The most recent push in plush dog toys is to make them stuffing-free.  I’m not sure whether people just got tired of cleaning […]

Breed Specific Legislation

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

If you’ve been watching the doggies.com blog lately, you know that activists are working hard to stop officials in Detroit from euthanizing a stray dog simply because he is a Pit Bull.  Stories abound in the media about dogs being banned or put down because of breed specific legislation.  What about it?  Should municipalities have […]

Hero Dogs

On November 11th at 8 pm Eastern, Hallmark Channel will be televising the first ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.  With over 750 entries in eight categories, competition was fierce.  Although the winner was chosen in October, we’ll never tell.  What we will share, however, are short descriptions of the finalists, chosen by 400,000 […]

Cleaning Up After Your Dog

If you have a dog in your house, you know there are many messes that will have to be cleaned up sooner or later.  Here’s a roundup of some of the products you may find useful. Shedding The best defense against shedding is a good offense.  Bathing and grooming your dog often will cut down […]

The Dreaded Dog Warden: Working with Animal Control

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

Do you have a dog who wanders off of your property?  Having a good relationship with the local dog warden might just help you avoid having to pay hefty fines or having to go through the hassle of picking up your dog at the animal control office rather than having them bring the dog back […]

Dogs in the Courtroom

August 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Imagine if you or one of your loved ones had been the victim of a crime.  Wouldn’t you love to have your dog with you as your case traveled through the legal system?  Although the Courthouse Dogs program doesn’t allow you to bring your own dog to the courthouse, it does provide a dog to […]

Submissive Urination

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Does your dog routinely pee as soon as someone new enters the house?  You may think the dog is overly excited, but in reality, the animal may be demonstrating submissiveness.  If the dog also cowers, lowers her body, lays her ears flat, and licks her lips when greeting a new arrival, you can be sure […]

Dock Diving and Lure Coursing

July 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Are you looking for a way to keep your dog occupied and in shape? You can’t go wrong with dog sports like lure coursing and dock diving. Lure coursing allows your dog to follow a lure through a course, going for the fastest time. Competitions are usually limited to sight hounds like Greyhounds, Afghans, and […]

In the good ole’ summertime…

June 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

The days are at their longest, the weather is fit for outdoor play, and the lakes, streams, and parks are calling your name.  It can only mean one thing:  it’s time to get out there and have some fun with your best friend in the great outdoors.  This time of year, it’s easy to get […]

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