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Does Your Dog Comfort You?

Chris Crandall

Does Your Dog Comfort You?

Rich Sadowsky, Emerging technology guy, entrepreneur, guitarist, father, dog lover Yes. And they do more than comfort. I’ll come back to that in a minute. I have always had a rather special relationship with dogs. We are able to communicate very well. This ability got stronger after the 5 years I spent as a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). We raised 3 puppies for Guide Dogs. The last one got “career changed” so we got to adopt her. She and I had a special bond. The guide dog puppy, Amiga, was with us during my wife’s...

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My Rottweilers as a lap dog -Comments from Rottie parents

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Do Rottweilers make good lap dogs? Depends on what you mean by lap.  Sitting on your lap?  No, not really (unless you have a very big one), but they make up for it by being excellent bed dogs.  You’ll never sleep alone.  At to the other lap, yes, their tongue will drench you with pure love whenever they can reach a bit of your skin.They make wonderful pets, but can be dominant, so school is essential. The more attention they get, the more their innate intelligence will develop.And thank goodness, that horrible tail docking is finally forbidden in most civilized...

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Dog Rescue Video

Chris Crandall

 Let me set the scene. A pet owner is hiking with his 2 labs in Argentina. While on the walk, the owner was video taping the dogs romping around without a care. As his black lab ran for a stick he thru, he slips into the water and gets swept away in a fast running current. As the dog is swept down steam, the other dog runs to the shore to grab the stick in the other dogs mouth and seems to pull him to safety.  see the video The question on everyone’s minds is, did the yellow dog rescue...

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Fun in the Snow with Your Dog

Chris Crandall

Fun in the Snow with Your Dog

  It is always exciting to get a fresh snowfall and dogs are just as excited as us to romp out in the snow.  There are a few things you will need to keep in mind to make sure that any winter activity with your dog is safe as well as fun. For many dogs, there is nothing better than waking up to a fresh coating of new snow, waiting to be explored. But why let your dog have all the fun? Here are some great ideas for games and activities that you and your dog can do together in...

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Make the Holidaze with your pets Stress-Free

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Make the Holidaze with your pets Stress-Free

There are Strangers about If you are hosting you may want to do a little preparation before the guests arrive. Many of us consider our pets to be members of the family, and we enjoy having them with us in as we celebrate good times. But, when our pets are not used to have more than a few people around, they can get overly excited, and things can stop being fun. The jumping, the grabbing food from hands and tables, the barking … all of these things can lead to some embarrassing situations, and can even frighten some guests who are...

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