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  1. Effect of loneliness on dogs

    Dogs, "a mans best friend" we all say, this has been a phrase used so commonly with dogs for decades, This being said so, dogs require alot of attention from their owners or masters, or can you possibly have a best friend and not give him or her attention??. There are alot of adverse effects of not paying attention to our furry little friend, these could be; A dog that is not given enough attention has a high tendency of becoming quite destructive and recalcitrant, A dog left alone...
  2. Dear future owner

    Let me introduce myself to you. My name is (X) Malinois. Don’t I look cute? This is what I look like now. Cute, cuddly, bouncy and energetic. I am 6 weeks old and ready to throw your life into a maelstrom of changes. I love to play, run, chew, bite, nip and destroy. I am a pup after all! It is what I was born to do. I possess many a drive… the most important drive being the one that will drive you crazy! I am very good at that particular drive if I am not handled as I should be. Now you will...
  3. Law Enforcement Dogs vs The Dog Sport

    I hear it all the time- “It’s a nice sport dog, but there is no way he could handle the streets”. And honestly there is some validity to it however not all of time. My beginning in this wonderful world of K9 was as a law enforcement K9 handler. We are the best right. We know more than anyone else right? At least that what we had been told by someone else who was already in our little secret world of law enforcement K9 training and handling. I’ve also heard people say that the “sport dog”...
  4. Pet Photography Part 1

    The importance of quality pictures can not be over stressed when showcasing our four legged friends. The article will give you basic knowledge on how to improve the quality of you pet showcasing pictures.
  5. Breed Conformation part two

    During movement, the back is straight and level. The dog will lower its head 40degree during trot to allow to shift the centre of gravity forward, increasing longitudinal stability and reducing the effort the dog has to expend. Low head carriage(below shoulder blades) and curvature of spine normally seen in show dogs(called slope back) flattens the withers and drops the thoracic vertebrae. Making the dog fall of its hand(goosestepping) during movement. This is unattractive inefficient....
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    Identifying Drives in Dogs.

    Drive is an innate desire linked to survival and self preservation. Through time and selective breeding we have been able to manipulate these basic survival drives to work towards a task or job. Have it at the back of your mind that these drives are on a continuum, meaning they range in intensity. We have very high,medium, low,and many in between.
  7. Consanguineal Importance to Dog Breeding

    Whether you studied biology/genetics, animal science, or not; if you stick two dogs together to usher into the world a new life, you are an animal/breed conservationist. Begin to act like one! Every day, an influx of imported stocks grace our shores despite the economic downturn. What the breeding circle fail to realize is that they contribute immensely to the economy of their countries whether the government is yet to agree or not, or there's yet to be a statistical data to support this....
  8. Why are You Getting a Dog?

    Selecting the right breed for your home could be a daunting task atimes. You need to consider some certain things before taking that breed to your home. Remember dogs are like cars, they were designed to suit different roads and climate. To serve a specific function. You need to decide if you want Hummer Jeep or Mercedes Benz. Like I said, most dogs were developed for jobs such as guarding, herding ,hunting,etc. No dog is developed just for the appearance. You need to find out what purpose...
  9. The Working Dog Sports

    Sports is an important leisure activity and everyone love to enjoy it. Dogs, as the most real pet, love it too. There are lots of popular sports around the globe, but dog sports has its uniqueness. Lots of debate are going to dog sports, to define it in a proper manner. In short, dog sports are activities. Some experts suggest dog sports are good for dogs to maintain physique and stay healthy. Some concerning issues are: Whether dog sports are for entertainment or testing the dog...
  10. Basic Principles of Training Dogs Part 1

    In order to be a successful dog trainer, you must have 2-way communication with your dog. It is very important to your success that you understand the process of teaching dogs and also what the outcome will be of the actions you take with the dog. Dog understand quickly what works and what doesn't, in order in order to preserve the species.. It's very clear to the dog what brings reward and fun, or this doesn't work and brings an unpleasant experience. However, trainers must understand...
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