Archive for June, 2011

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In The Kitchen With Ken: American Dog, Mexican Dog and Carolina Dog
July is National Hot Dog month, so this week I am cooking up some tasty hot dogs for the Fourth of July weekend. If you are outside grilling for the holiday, give these simple recipes a try. These three hot dog recipes are easy to make, and your family and guests will love them.
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Someone helped themselves to the kitty Cat treats while I was out!! Let’s see who is Guilty! and cracks under pressure! www.facebook.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! :D twitter.com OKAY! First and foremost, the song that is playing when the dog is skateboarding is “Fire on High” by ELO! This is a popular video featuring Tyson the skateboarding dog, hilarious cat videos, and an awesome penguin video! **If you get tired of the skateboarding dog… just stop watching! I’m tired of hearing it’s too long! You don’t have to watch it all!!!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Question by Randee: If you read about someone who “spanked” a timid “rescued” dog?
and it peed everytime, would you consider this training or abuse?
Yo! LOL, it was with a newspaper though…doesn’t that make it ok?
Just wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page with this one. It’s rare to find when EVERYONE agrees! Too bad it had to be such awful circumstances for the dog.

Best answer:

Answer by Megan vandenberg
abuse

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What’s new at the Cuyahoga County Dog Shelter this week?

Created on June 13, 2011 using FlipShare.

We have now had Braveheart for 3 months. Some clips in the garden, woods, over the common (on the way to a pub) and in the pub garden.

Question by Jori Tien: Why do people say, “Blame the owner for a dog’s bad behavior?” How so, when a dog is unpredictable?
I have seen many sites and organizations promoting “rehabilitation” for aggressive dogs that have mauled and even killed humans instead of putting them down. I as a devoted cat person, do not understand it because if *I*, as a human, took human or even animal life if I was in a “bad mood”, I’d be appropriately dealt with by the legal system. If a cat, feral or otherwise, mauled and scratched up a baby or toddler so badly that it landed in the ICU, then that cat would be apprehended and put to sleep. Why is it different in the case of a dog? A dog is an animal with animal instincts, no matter how much humans attempt to humanize their presence.

I’m just curious, because different breeds have been trained for different functions through selective breeding over many centuries and you just can’t take certain traits out of certain breeds. Like, a Fila Brazilero will detest anyone other than it’s owner and is unlikely to socialize, that’s it’s nature it has been bred for, making it a threat to neighbors and small children no matter how well-trained the owner thinks it is. Why do dog owners think it’s fair to threaten the public with their animals? I can’t say I hate dogs, but their nature and bad owners have made me rather indifferent. I’ve been bitten just jogging with my iPOD on, minding my business and can you imagine what a shock that was to have a dog sneak up on you and bite you for no reason. The owner did nothing but look at me as if I was in the wrong and collect her animal and drive away very fast while I was there bleeding on the trail. She didn’t even ask if I was ok.

My cats have never scratched or bitten anyone, but if they did I would feel an obligation to render first aid at least. But dogs are different in their nature and everyone knows that, and they are more capable of killing and maiming a human (especially a child) than a cat is because that is their nature, to take medium sized prey. Have dog owners forgotten that?
@Rotten: Right, yours is the argument I am seeking to address. Many breeds are not bred to be sociable with other dogs or humans other than it’s master. It gets even more murky when dealing with a mixed breed dog. You can have a sweet natured basset hound mixed with a guard breed like a GSD or a rottweiler and you never know what to expect. No matter how much you train it, can the owner ever really know just what their dog is capable of? Every other day up here alone, someone submits a question asking what to do about their dog who is “so sweet” that just attacked their best friend or a nephew out of the clear blue sky.

Best answer:

Answer by ladystang
most problems are from dogs not being trained
yes if a dog mauled someone it should be put down regardless of what human made it that way.

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Question by Bobblez: Are there any books anyone can recommend, to help me learn about the Beauceron dog?
I bought 1 book -“Beauceron Dog Breed Profile” off Amazon, and it was basically a total ripoff, with about a 3 page book.
I have also pre-ordered another 1 that is coming out in January.

But are there any books in general to give me tips on:
-training
-housebreaking
-temperament

and things like that?

Best answer:

Answer by UHave2BeKiddingMe-BAH HUMBUG
Visit the Beauceron club website.

Here is some information
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Although they are relatively easy to train and obedient, the Beauceron is not a dog for novice owners. This breed requires an experienced, dedicated and active owner as they have strong personalities and a need for both physical exercise and mental stimulation. Under-stimulated dogs can become destructive as well as difficult to handle and may exercise their frustrations on you or your home. The decision to add a Beauceron to your household should be well thought out and agreed to by every family member.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when looking for a Beauceron:

BREED TRAITS
The Beauceron is a confident, highly intelligent, independent and strong-willed dog. They are typically very protective of their owners and their territory and are generally reserved or aloof with strangers. Beaucerons are slow to mature compared to many other large breed dogs, so don’t expect your dog to “act like an adult” until around three years of age.

Although the Beauceron is judged in the herding group, they are tending dogs and do not work stock in the same manner as a Border Collie. Their instinct is to be rather “velcro-like” with their owners, which should not be mistaken for lack of confidence. The Beauceron who follows his owner from room to room is simply doing what comes naturally – that is, “tending the flock”. This can be a bit unnerving when your dog barges into the bathroom and stares at you while you take a shower!

Beaucerons can be physically demonstrative with their owners. This can take the form of jumping up on you, leaping through the air as high as your face with all four paws off the ground, or running toward you at full speed only to (hopefully) swerve away at the last minute. Beaucerons can also be very “mouthy” dogs. Some prefer to have something in their mouths almost all the time, while others tend to grab at your hands or clothes. This behavior is not limited just to puppies and can continue well into adulthood.

ENERGY LEVEL.
The Beauceron is an active, athletic breed that requires a great deal of physical and mental exercise. Owners must be prepared to provide the mental and physical activity that the dog needs on a daily basis. This is not a couch-potato dog! Some lines of Beaucerons have an endless supply of energy and cannot be tired out. A bored Beauceron is likely to find something to do that isn’t good for the dog, you or your home.

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Natural Balance Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Limited Ingredient Diet Duck and Potato Formula, 30 Pound Bag

  • Sweet Potatoes: Single premium quality carbohydrates, rich in potassium and highly digestible energy source.
  • Canola Oil: Low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat. Excellent Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acid profile.
  • No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, Colors, or Bleached Ingredients.

Natural Balance Grain Free Potato & Duck Formula Dry Dog Food is made specifically for dogs prone to allergies. Some dogs may be highly sensitive to commonly used proteins, carbohydrates and food additives in their diet. Natural Balance “Potato and Duck” formula combines a single source of animal protein that most dogs have not been exposed to, and a single source of carbohydrate not commonly found in dog foods, along with effective natural ingredients to help rebuild the dog’s immune system. Th

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