How to speak doggie

By Elaine Stavert

Please welcome England-based Animal Complementary Therapist Elaine Stavert, who has studied widely across Applied Zoopharmacognosy, canine nutrition, canine massage and acupressure plus many more related disciplines. In this article, she shares the key points of knowing what drives your dog’s instincts and how to understand how he or she communicates and functions. Over to Elaine…

How to understand your dog and speak doggie

Your dog will tell you when he needs to rest, so listen to him.

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Writing new names for poodle-cross dogs…

Writing new names for poodle cross dogs

We could probably name this a FooledYouDoodle…

Unless you have been hiding under a dog blanket for the last year or three, you won’t fail to have noticed that doggie (human) types are cross breeding everything from a Labrador to an Elephant with a Poodle, to produce a doggie pet that has the characteristics of both breeds BUT does not shed hair.

Brilliant news for families where someone is allergic to doggie hair / dandruff etc. (although the concept doesn’t always work … but that’s another story.) [Read more…]

Why dogs are better than humans: a survey

Why dogs are better than men

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Dogs are not afraid to look you in the eye

*Dogs do not think it’s “wet” to express their affection for you in public.
*Dogs don’t feel threatened by a woman who is intelligent, wears a trouser suit, earns more than they do or drives a fast car
*Dogs feel guilty when they’ve done something wrong.
*Dogs take the word “no” to mean “no,” not “perhaps” or “yes please” [Read more…]

How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb?

Dogs,humor,funny jokes,lightbulbsI just wish my dogs were clever enough to change lightbulbs in the first place. Meanwhile, enjoy the funny jokes!

Clumber Spaniel:
“The sun’s shining, the birds are singing, everything’s peaceful and rosy, and you’re indoors fretting over some stupid light bulb?”

Border Collie:
“Just me, of course. And have you had the wiring checked recently? OK, I’ll do that. And what about the switches? And the wall sockets? No time to lose, must get on, now where’s that screwdriver?” [Read more…]

Dog lovers’ famous quotes

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My dear old Spaniel/Collie cross when she was nearly 16 and still fit as a fiddle

If you love dogs, you’ll love this small collection of famous quotes about them. It seems (hu)man’s best friend has captured the hearts of many well known people, and in the main for all the right reasons. Enjoy.

“If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise” —Unknown

“Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the lamp post.” — Unknown

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.” – Gene Hill [Read more…]

What are your favorite breeds of dog?

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Pyradachs – a somewhat puzzling dog

Do you love dogs? If you do, you might like to share these new breeds of dog that can be created by appropriate crosses. They may not come up to Kennel Club scratch, however …. for example:

Pointer/Setter:
Pointsetter – a breed often bought from garden centers at Christmas time

Kerry Blue Terrier/Skye Terrier:
Blue Skye – a breed well suited to optimists [Read more…]

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