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Hoe to choose the best dog breed

This is a nice video by Asia Moore on how to choose the best dog breed

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How to choose the best dog breeds for Kids

This is a nice video by Asia Moore on how to choose the best dog breeds for kids

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Top 10 dog breeds for first time dog owners

Here are the top 10 dog breeds for first time dog owners

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How to choose the right dog

This is a nice video on how to choose the right dog for your family. This video is especially good for those who are planning to get a dog for the first time in their lives

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12 Things your dog hates about you

Here are 12 things that dogs do not like 

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Know about the Jack Russell

This is a very good short video on the Jack Russell. Watch the entire video. This breed must be socialized during puppy stage or else they can become aggressive. 

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Top 10 protective dog breeds

Here are top 10 protective dog breeds

 

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Signs that your dog is dying

Here is a video that shows the signs your dog gives when he is dying. 

 

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Dogs Not allowed (Short movie)

 

Beautiful and touching short dog movie. Do watch please!

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Police Dogs

History Of Police Dog Training written by: linsly12

 

 

Dogs have been used for law enforcement, including warfare, for thousands of years. Police dog training hasn't always been a priority. Early canines were chosen for strength, endurance, and ferociousness. They were considered as the asset if they didn't cost money or require special training.

Bulldog and Mastiff type dogs were used in war by Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Britons, and Romans. They were sentries, guard dogs, and attack dogs. During the Middle Ages, Bloodhounds tracked down outlaws. A Newfoundland accompanied Lewis and Clark on their overland expedition across America.

Soldiers of the American Revolution and the Civil War brought along their dogs as camp guards. Expanded duties during World War I included red cross dogs, messengers, and hauling ammunition.

World War II dogs did all the above and more. They worked as scouts, joining soldiers on patrol, alerting them to enemy soldiers nearby. Japanese dogs guarded warehouses. German dogs guarded prison camps. In America, patriots donated dogs for military service.

In 1859, Belgium officers first used dogs to patrol the streets. Soon thereafter, Germany, France, Austria, and Hungary added dogs to their forces. These early dogs were aggressive; inspiring fear, protecting their handlers, tracking and tackling suspects and guarding evidence. By 1910 Germany had police dogs in over 600 cities.

The United Kingdom followed the trend. Constables were authorized to take their own dogs on patrol in 1914. A few years earlier in 1908, the Northern Eastern Railway was deploying Airedales as guard dogs to prevent theft.

In the United States, local police departments were slow to recognize the benefits. The 1970's saw the introduction of dogs. Today they work in every city and many rural locales. Often they're protected with ballistic vests. Laws make it a felony to injure or kill a law enforcement dog. More than 300 Search and Rescue dogs aided the rescue efforts after the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Besides search and rescue, modern day dogs protect their handlers, apprehend criminals, and detect explosives and narcotics. German Shepherds and Belgium Malinois are popular for guarding and chasing. Some join search and rescue teams. Bloodhounds and Beagles with their superior sense of smell are best at search and rescue and detection of illicit materials.

Europe is the breeder and trainer of choice. A two-year program of obedience, agility and endurance training narrows the field to the best, who then proceed to specialty instruction. To make the cut, a dog must be obedient, trustworthy, intelligent, forceful and strong.

They're trained to be forceful and intimidating, but not vicious. They're socialized family dogs who live with their handlers. They don't know they are chasing criminals. It's a game to be played on command. Police dog training is ongoing, usually scheduled for eight hours every two weeks, to keep skills sharp and aggression in check.
 


The fact of the matter is that the breeds of dogs used for police service can viciously inflict serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one was subject to what you believe is an excessive and unwarranted force and injury due to an overzealous police dog, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in dog bites. Ideally, the attorney will be able to prove that your attack was unwarranted and that you are due appropriate compensation for medical treatment and care, lost time at work and possibly pain and suffering

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Army Dogs

4 Tips for Training Dogs like Army Dogs are Trained written by: estherariplas 4 Tips for Training Dogs like Army Dogs are Trained

Army dogs do a variety of work with the military these days. While some have been treated poorly, many are treated a national heroes. They act as sentries, scouts, messengers, search and rescue, and chemical (explosive) detection. So, how did these dogs get trained and end up in the field with active troops?

Positive Reinforcement is Vital

Good behavior in dogs needs to be positively reinforced during training just like army dogs are rewarded. Think of the dog you're training just like a person. We all like to be thanked and appreciated for doing a good job, so do dogs. Dogs will accept warm words and a petting. Others might need treats to feel appreciated, some others might just want to play fetch. The thing the trainer needs to do is find out what the motivator is for their dog and then use that regularly. Army dog training experts suggest making an audible association with a good behavior along with the reward. A couple dozen times a day for a week and your dog will know that the sound means reward and will look around expectantly.

Punish, but Appropriately

Many training camps are against punishment. But those who train army dogs use it when they need to do so. It doesn't have to be big, and should always be in line with the bad behavior you are trying to change. It can be as little as a disapproving sound and stern look with some dogs. Army dogs generally have a stricter training regime so might even have a specific type of collar in use. This may work well with your dog as well during training, especially if the stern look and sound aren't working.

Exercise Mentally and Physically

Do you work out and eat right? Then you should do the same for your dog. Army dogs have long work days in dangerous situations, but they are still afforded time to get in their exercise, and they eat well. Regularly workouts are a key part of army dog training. They need their time to unwind just like you. If your training is going roughly, it might be that your dog just needs some down time to run about and be a dog. You'll definitely need to give them some play time if they've been crated all day or if you've had them confined to the house through your eight-hour work day. Doing this will make them far more responsive when it's time to continue training again.

Be the Alpha

Army dogs always know who is in charge, and it's not them. You need to be the alpha with your dog as well. When you are actively training your dog, you have to be on point and professional. Things like authority, emotional stability, and leadership are what you should be showing your dog according to trainers of army dogs. They need to understand that you are the one in charge and you have to show that through your posture and movement as well as your voice. When walking your dog tug the leash to keep them next to you. Use your body to block them from doing certain things of going certain ways. You need to continually show them that they need to do what you want them to, and use your body to show them that.

Use these four tips and be consistent in your training. Don't scream and yell, be authoritative. Don't let your dog pull you around. Do reinforce their good behaviors and when necessary, punish their bad ones. Finally, don't forget to let them be dogs and run around and have fun. Everyone needs a little down time. But once that's done, get back to the strict training and your dog will be as well-behaved as some of those army dogs.

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Please sign and share this petition

 

Click on the photo to sign the petition.

 

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How your dog tells you that he loves you

10 surprising ways you dog tell you that he loves you

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A must watch video for dog lovers

This is a beautiful video. You will understand dogs much better after watching this.

 

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10 breakthrough technologies

10 Breakthrough technologies

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Dog Language - How to speak Dog

A very nice video on how to interpret your dog's body language. A dog speaks with his whole body.

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GreyHounds

Infographic on GreyHounds

 

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Unleashed Love - a beautiful short dog movie

Watch this beautiful Dog Movie and share with others. Click the link below.

Unleashed Love - A Dog's Tale

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8 Facts about dogs you won't believe are real

 

8 facts about dogs you won’t believe are real

1. Taking guide dog to a whole new level:  

For eight months in the year 1990, Bill Irwin trekked the Appalachian Trail, a 2,100-mile journey, completely blind. Irwin accomplished this feat with help from his German-Shepherd guide dog, Orient. Dubbed “the Orient Express,” Irwin was the first blind man to finish this famous trek stretching from Georgia to Maine and has since been an inspiration to disabled hikers.

2. Think dogs can’t sweat? Think again:

Unlike humans, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet. This also explains that peculiar corn chip smell owners often report coming from their dog’s feet.

3. Diplomacy at its finest:

Former US President Theodore Roosevelt was known for his many pets, especially his exuberant dogs. In fact, one of his dogs, Pete the bull terrier, was so troublesome that he ripped the pants off the French Ambassador before his eventual exile to the Roosevelt family home.  

4. The original hot dog:

If ever you see a dog panting on a hot summer day, have pity. On top of thick coats of fur, dogs have higher body temperatures than humans. Normal body temperature for a human is 37C while a dog has a normal body temperature at 38C.

5. They can sniff out more than just bombs:

If you think your dog is acting strangely, the problem may in fact be you. Research shows that dogs have the extraordinary ability to smell a range of organic compounds that show the human body is malfunctioning. This means that dogs can detect diabetes, the onset of a seizure and even diagnose cancer.

6. The obesity epidemic isn’t just a human problem:

Maybe rethink that enormous bag of dog treats. Obesity is the number one health problem amongst dogs.

7. Chocolate is seriously toxic:

For starters, it isn’t because of the sugar. The reason your dog can’t have chocolate is because of a little- known toxic component called theobromine found in chocolate and other cocoa products. While humans can easily metabolize theobromine, dogs cannot which allows it to slowly rise to toxic levels. 

8. They dream just like humans:

We dream about things that interest us during the day, only less logically. Dogs are the same way and, since you are your dog’s entire life, they likely dream of your face and smell.

9. Adorable and Instinctive:

We love watching our dogs curl up in a tight ball and false asleep. However, this is actually an age-old instinct used to keep warm and protect vital organs in the abdomen.

10. Americans love their dogs:

62 percent of homes in the United States own a dog which equates to more than 72 million households nationwide. 

 

62 percent of homes in the United States own a dog which equates to more than 72 million households nationwide. 

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If I could talk - Beautiful dog mini movie

 

Watch this wonderful dog movie!

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