DOGthusiast: for dog enthusiasts with active dogs http://dogthusiast.com One of the best dog blogs for active dogs, dog sports, training, behavior, & products. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:02:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 South Korea meat trade dogs: Suddenly able to adopt after seeing a publicity or sad-story dog http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/20/south-korea-meat-trade-dogs-suddenly-able-to-adopt-after-seeing-a-publicity-or-sad-story-dog/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/20/south-korea-meat-trade-dogs-suddenly-able-to-adopt-after-seeing-a-publicity-or-sad-story-dog/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:49:05 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4981 Recently 57 dogs were rescued from a meat farm in South Korea, organized by Humane Society International. The San Francisco SPCA brought 13 of these dogs into their care. Of course I’m happy that an organization stepped up for the South Korea meat trade dogs, and that they’ll live a much better life as a [...]

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What to do if your dogs go crazy when someone comes to the house http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/19/what-to-do-if-your-dogs-go-crazy-when-someone-comes-to-the-house/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/19/what-to-do-if-your-dogs-go-crazy-when-someone-comes-to-the-house/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:01:16 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4961 Does your dog get upset when someone comes to your house for a visit? Here is a question about a household with a few Chihuahua’s who go nuts when someone comes to a house. Working together as a unified force, they antagonize the visitor with barks and nips. Here are a few suggestions I have [...]

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Five ways to lose your volunteers (and five ways to keep them happy) http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/18/five-ways-to-lose-volunteers-and-keep-happy/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/18/five-ways-to-lose-volunteers-and-keep-happy/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:28:28 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4962 I have volunteered at numerous organizations in the various areas I’ve lived in, and I’ve stuck by some very good ones while I could and left ones after the initial orientation or roadblock that barred me from moving past the orientation to official volunteer. Some of these positions have been regular weekly volunteering (such as [...]

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Morning dog http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/15/morning-dog/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/15/morning-dog/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:09:00 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4954 What do you see first thing in the morning? Is it a face that’s something like this? Does your dog join you for morning cuddles? Let us know! This is part of the Black and White Sunday blog hop, brought to you by Sugar and Nola.

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My dog is picky about eating, what should I do? http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/12/dog-doesnt-like-food-fridayforums/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/12/dog-doesnt-like-food-fridayforums/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:44:25 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4198 If your dog is picky about eating, it can be a pain at breakfast and dinner. Read more about a young dog who is picky about meals, and what you can do to alleviate the problem and get your dog starting to enjoy meals more. I have an almost 2 year old 5 pound (give [...]

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My puppy killed something: Instincts, prey drive, and safety http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/11/puppy-killed-something-instincts-prey-drive-safety/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/11/puppy-killed-something-instincts-prey-drive-safety/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:43:48 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=3808 The following question was asked about a dog who killed a small animal in his backyard. Is this behavior normal? Can it be helped? Continue reading for details about the scenario, and my thoughts on prey drive. Then weigh in with your own idea of what to do in response. The question: A puppy killed [...]

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Happy dogs in Yosemite National Park http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/10/happy-dogs-in-yosemite-national-park/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/10/happy-dogs-in-yosemite-national-park/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:06:32 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4944 For Wordless Wednesday, I present two happy dogs in Yosemite National Park from a trip a few weeks ago. Have your dogs been there?

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The breeding business: can it be responsible? http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/09/the-breeding-business-can-it-be-responsible/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/09/the-breeding-business-can-it-be-responsible/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:51:36 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4913 I was inspired by this thread that happened on one of my Google+ communities. Started by a site called “Breeding Business”, it evolved into a conversation about dog breeding, business, and shelters. As comment sections are difficult spots to clearly communicate your feelings about a subject, I thought I’d write a post about the matter. [...]

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4 options for building a tennis ball cannon for dogs: the research phase http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/06/4-options-for-building-tennis-ball-cannon-for-dogs-the-research-phase/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/06/4-options-for-building-tennis-ball-cannon-for-dogs-the-research-phase/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:37:31 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4885 So I want to build Mort some kind of tennis ball cannon, and started researching tennis ball cannons for dogs. They essentially propel a tennis ball (or potato, traditionally) a very, very long distance. I could see Mort being over the moon with excitement. I might only get as far as a Pringles can variety, [...]

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If Pets Had Arms Day: much better than mere thumbs http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/04/if-pets-had-arms-day-much-better-than-mere-thumbs/ http://dogthusiast.com/2015/03/04/if-pets-had-arms-day-much-better-than-mere-thumbs/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:31:25 +0000 http://dogthusiast.com/?p=4879 So apparently yesterday was a very special day on the Internet, one in which life for pets with thumbs was imagined. Here are a few great posts about this hypothesis: Cascadian Nomads involving several different species, and one specifically for cats over at Cattipper. While If Pets Had Thumbs Day did intrigue Mort somewhat, he [...]

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