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Why big dogs die young - CBC.ca

Why big dogs die young - CBC.ca | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
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Why big dogs die young
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Previous studies have shown that while small dogs typically live to the age of 10 to 14, and can reach the ripe old age of 20, larger breeds had an average lifespan as short as five to eight years.
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Dr Mark1961's comment, April 7, 2013 11:17 AM
Large dies die younger because the age faster? HMMM, okay, but if you want your dog to live longer try the suggestions at http://drmark1961.hubpages.com/hub/five-dog-breeds-that-die-too-soon
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How to turn a dog walk into an urban agility challenge - Mother Nature Network

How to turn a dog walk into an urban agility challenge - Mother Nature Network | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
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Let's just admit it: even for those of us with the best of intentions for our pets, taking the dog out for a walk can sometimes feel like a chore.
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The utilisation of the urban space is exactly where you should take your dog for training.... but, logically, where you have already created some measure of reliable conformance, in a safe environment. Remember if you cant get your dog to do this in an undistracted environment, don't have high expectations of getting conformance in the public domain. You are teaching your dog to fail attempting to cue behaviours where there is something else better to do.... And there is always that external, unpredictable 'thing/action/event' you will need to work around. I recall my last dog who was pretty much bulletproof and would run alongside my bicycle all over the city, even amongst dense traffic, under voice control. He would easily run 10-15km, sometimes as much as 25km return across the fabric of the city... ignoring cats, other dogs, ducks etc. Until one day, crossing an open park and he encountered for the first time a green plastic public rubbish bin cast in the shape of a rampant dog.... "Spooked!"  Arrff Arrff!  Major distraction. Such things we see as normal are not so to a dog. But that said.... his urban agility, under command (and a duty of care) was legendary.  It contributed to 'his character' in so many ways. When on tramps and other outdoor pursuits you could see a clear problem solving ability... even crossing wire mesh swing bridges over raging rivers, climbing along mountain ridges, sea kayaking, and 'tracking' his way back to the car (or wherever) as if, without him we would be lost forever. (more of his story is at http://doglinks.co.nz/holmes/holmespage.htm )

Urban Dog is where it is at... Dog trails are better than dog parks for creating the companion animal we all desire. 

 

Enjoy....

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Why is training recall so difficult for dog owners? | Dog Star Daily

Why is training recall so difficult for dog owners? | Dog Star Daily | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
With adult dogs, all recall training is easier done using a long line, which is dropped on the ground & dragged behind the dog. Never go from a short leash, to no leash. Instead use a long line which gives your dog freedom, ...
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The Dog Breeds That Most Often Get Epilepsy | Cory's Story

The Dog Breeds That Most Often Get Epilepsy | Cory's Story | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Epilepsy in a dog can be scary for the owner. The causes of idiopathic epilepsy in dogs are still a mystery.
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Dog Performs Ancient Ritual for the Gods of Fruit

Dog Performs Ancient Ritual for the Gods of Fruit | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
If only we could get kids as excited about fruit as this dog is. Michelle Obama, please sign this puppy up for your healthy school lunches team. With this dog's help, the United States of America could get back on top!
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Cutest Dog Breeds: From Puppy To Adult

Cutest Dog Breeds: From Puppy To Adult | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what dog breed is the cutest as a puppy? Here are ten of the cutest dog breeds when they are puppies and adults!
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Looking for a fitness buddy? Get a dog

Looking for a fitness buddy? Get a dog | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Zeus the pit bull helps his owner slog through interval training and military crawls, Goldie and her master enjoy Tai Chi together and Izzie the three-legged shih tzu can't hike up the mountain but she acts as a hand weight for her owner's bicep...
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How to Train a Deer Hunting Dog

How to Train a Deer Hunting Dog | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Step by Step How to Train a Deer Hunting Dog. Get information regarding Training a Deer Hunting Dog with simple tips, Process & guidelines. (How to Train a Deer Hunting Dog: There are around 24 breeds of dogs which can be trained as hunters.
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Quick Tips for Choosing a Dog or Puppy - Huffington Post (blog)

Quick Tips for Choosing a Dog or Puppy - Huffington Post (blog) | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Quick Tips for Choosing a Dog or Puppy Huffington Post (blog) Whether you may fancy the big, regal Bernese Mountain Dog that lives down your street or you're enamored with the little terrier-mix that struts past your doorstep each morning, try not...
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4 Simple Dog Stretching Exercises

4 Simple Dog Stretching Exercises | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Regular stretching for dogs, especially for large breeds, is highly recommended to help prevent muscoskeletal problems. (Some simple stretching exercises you can do to help your dog prevent muscoskeletal problems, which large breeds...
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Blind dog has his own 'seeing eye dog' - Washington Post

Blind dog has his own 'seeing eye dog' - Washington Post | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Blind dog has his own 'seeing eye dog' Washington Post Animal rescuers in Hermosa Beach, Calif., are trying to find a home for two abandoned dogs - a blind husky and a terrier mix who never leaves his side and literally acts as his "seeing eye...
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The Importance Of Water For Dog Nutrition - PawNation

The Importance Of Water For Dog Nutrition - PawNation | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Your dog needs adequate amounts of water daily to ensure a healthy and well-balanced life. Learn to recognize the signs of dehydration.
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Five Best Small Watch Dog Breeds

Five Best Small Watch Dog Breeds | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a dog that will keep your lap warm AND warn you when a stranger comes prowling? Here are photos, videos, and great descriptions of the five best small watchdogs available.
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Misa, the Most Talented (Mini) Dog Ever. : The Featured Creature

Misa, the Most Talented (Mini) Dog Ever. : The Featured Creature | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
This little dog is so impressive I can't even take it. How do you freaking teach a dog to play PATTY CAKE? My dog struggled to learn how to sit. She is not a smart dog. Tags: talent, toocute, yorkie ...
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13 Largest Dog Breeds: Towering and Commanding

13 Largest Dog Breeds: Towering and Commanding | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
People have been intrigued by giant-size dogs for millennia, keeping them to guard family, flocks and property and to hunt big game. Here’s our take on this baker's dozen of towering dogs.
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Best Dog Breeds for Elderly People

Best Dog Breeds for Elderly People | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
It's a well known fact that people who have pets are happier and healthier than people who don't, and elderly people probably need pets more than the rest of us do. Which dog breed is best? Small and medium-sized dogs are best for older people.
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Jumpy the 'Badass' Dog Flips, Jumps, and Skateboards

Jumpy the 'Badass' Dog Flips, Jumps, and Skateboards | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Jumpy the dog performs amazing flips, jumps, and even skateboard tricks in this video uploaded to YouTube by Omar Muller. via Reddit, Daily Picks and Flicks. Facebook · Twitter · Google +1 · Tumblr · Pinterest · Email ...
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7 Best Small Dog Breeds for Indoor Pets ...

7 Best Small Dog Breeds for Indoor Pets ... | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
When I began searching for the perfect pooch several years ago to keep me company, I researched all the best small dogs that are known to be good indoor pets.
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Education can help prevent dog bites - MyFox Atlanta

Education can help prevent dog bites - MyFox Atlanta | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Education can help prevent dog bites MyFox Atlanta "And the person that's holding the dog should walk the dog over for the pet, and then the child extend his hand out, fingers curled back, wrist curled back, until the dog smells you and then you...
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Old Dog Needs $6000 Surgery. What Do You Do? - New York Times

Old Dog Needs $6000 Surgery. What Do You Do? - New York Times | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Old Dog Needs $6000 Surgery. What Do You Do?
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Max, a 13-year-old dog, is calm and sweet-tempered, so gentle and pleasant a companion you can forget he is a dog. I have long maintained that Max is better company than most people.
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Shy Dog « Bits and Pieces

March 25th, 2013 | Category: Animals, Funny. Leave a Reply. Cancel. Name (required). Mail (will not be published) (required). Website. You can use these HTML tags. ...
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Cat Walks Dog

Cat Walks Dog | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
In this video uploaded by DAFNA kopelis on YouTube, a cat picks up a dog's leash and walks it home with the help of some coaxing meows. via Cineraria, Tastefully Offensive. Facebook · Twitter · Google +1 · Tumblr ...
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Funny Dog Breeds - thisnightstealstime

Funny Dog Breeds - thisnightstealstime | Dog Lovers | Scoop.it
Breeds of small dogs : best small dog breeds, List of small size dogs breeds: information on small dogs breeds, we help you to find the right dog breed that make wonderful pets.. Welcome dog lovers - information about dogs, ...
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