Whistle Dog Activity Monior… Cool tool to track your dog’s activity

It's like a fitbit for the dog http://www.whistle.com/ Dog will not care, but you can see if you give your dog a proper active life

Review of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild and White Fang” and why I think it should be classified as a dog training guide

The Call of the Wild/White Fang by Jack London My rating: 5 of 5 stars Classic and a great read!!! I read it long time ago as a child and in Russian. Reading it this time, as an adult, makes these stories more meaningful and thought provoking. It saddens me that these days kids/teens read... Continue Reading →

Canine bloat … large breed killer (gastric dilatation and volvulus GDV)

This is a good article discussing bloat in large and giant breeds. It provides a nice description of symptoms and prevention. I have seen this disorder mostly in German Shepherds and Great Danes ... both very deep-chested breeds. I've always stuck to a philosophy of feeding my dog after exercise/walk with a nice 30-40 min... Continue Reading →

“How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond” by Cesar Milan … A Dog Owner’s MUST READ

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a must read for any current or future dog owner.I am a huge fan of Cesar Milan and his realistic and effective approach to dogs.I believe, he is one of the very few popular... Continue Reading →

Dante … my faithful Sabak

It's been 3 weeks since Dante passed away. Only now, I am ready to write about it. Dante 02/15/03 - 12/02/13 http://instagram.com/p/hcQ8V3sV7H/ I always knew and have accepted that dogs will live only 10-15 years and I will have to let go of few dear tail wagging friend in my life. Nonetheless, it has been... Continue Reading →

Bleeding Romania. The truth about stray dogs from Romania (graphic images)

The extermination of dogs in Romania is horrific. I understand the problem of large stray dog populations and acknowledge that it needs to be remedied. However, the way it is done in Romania is inhuman and vicious. The mass torture and inhuman abuse of animals is government sponsored and sanctioned. What I cannot comprehend is... Continue Reading →

“He’s very protective”

Great, short article. Many people believe that their dogs will protect them. However, most dog owners, have no experience with protection dogs and lack an understanding of what a good and well trained protection dog’s behavior should be like.
I was the victim of such ignorance myself, before I was lucky to meet a person who was willing and able to demonstrate the proper attitude and replicate it in dogs.
Not all dogs can be good protection dogs, despite of their breed, but all dogs can be raised and trained properly and to the best of their ability. They will devote their lives to their owner, however it is the owners responsibility to raise and develop their K9 friend to be a competent and confident dog.

Paws Abilities

“He’s very protective of me,” bragged the owner of the German Shepherd I had been called out to evaluate. “He won’t let anyone near me.”

Indeed, her 18-month-old Shepherd was telling me in every line of his body that he did not want me anywhere near him. Head down, eyes wide and staring, muscles tense, and softly growling, he was not a dog I had any desire to approach. He was not, however, “guarding” his owner.

Many fearful or insecure dogs act just like this Shepherd, growling and posturing when people come near their special person. However, their body language tells the true story: these dogs are worried. Their weight is often shifted over their hindquarters, and they rarely position themselves in between the new person and their owner. They lack confidence, and make up for it with their “the best defense is a good offense” approach.

So why…

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