Dogs

A collection of posts about dogs, dog training and of course, our dogs :-)

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Dogs and hot houses

With hot weather looming, we have some tips on how to keep your house cool when you have dogs but don't have air-conditioning.

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Enya's New Game … or is it a very old one?

Working in the garden on the new compost bins, Enya decided it would be fun to put the ball through the fence into the neighbour's garden as this guarantees that your owner will stop what they're doing, retrieve the ball and throw it for you. In theory dog training is

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Another marketing #epicfail

I really do wonder sometimes if large corpoartions, especially the marketing departments, ever do a reality/sanity check on their projects. A conversation with a friend reminded me of this one recently. GoDaday attempted to satirise one of Budweiser's famous Clydesdale advert for the 2015 Super Bowl adverts. As a

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Scientific Research on Dogs

Is it just me, or does a certain amount of research on dogs seem to be money for old rope at the moment? The latest one to surface is some research from Vienna showing that dogs can recognise human facial expressions. Ummm, duh! BBC NEWS: Do dogs know a happy

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Dog owners and Community Protection Notices

Some new legisation came into force in the UK last autumn that propertied to affect dog owners. I mention this now because a friend posted an article in Facebook about it a couple of days ago, which was when I investigated it. New dog laws: What pet owners need to

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A Collie at Work and Play

Three pictures of a border collie at work and at play

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British Sentimentality or Responsibility?

Would you leave your pets behind if ordered to evacuate by the authorities? We wouldn't. Is that sentimentality or responsibility? Discuss.

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Mama Squirrels Kick Ass!

A dog pins down a baby squirrel - mama squirrel sees from the tree and leaps (literally) into action, and kicks the dog's ass.

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Countryside Walks

We were walking the dogs last night and we had a real wildlife walk :-) Wild skies, giant straw bales, good wood rats and grass snakes :-)

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Do Dogs Go To Heaven ?

Supposedly this was a 'church signs' debate, played out in a Southern US town, between Our Lady of Martyrs Catholic church and Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian church. From top to bottom you see the response and counter-response over time... The Catholics are displaying a much better sense of humor. One gets

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Old Drum & George Graham Vest

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.

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Canine intelligence - and the lack of it in some intelligence researchers

Researchers in the field of intelligence always seem to be underestimating the intelligence of dogs. Why? People who work with dogs don't.