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Movie Mutts: Dogs Of The Silver Screen

These Dogs Of The Silver Screen leaped into our hearts in the movies. They were smart, wileyl, and almost human-like. Here are 5 dogs we all grew up with.

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Posted by Jimm - June 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

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New Business Pick Of The Litter

Need A New Business? Why Not This Pick Of The Litter? Here is a list of reasons to start working with animals. Add up the numbers & you'll see why...

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Posted by Jimm - February 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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5 Ways You May Be Killing Your Pet – And How To Prevent It!


PorthosEach year, an unknown amount of dogs and cats die or are seriously injured around the home from items we probably all have sitting around!  Almost all of these cases are accidental and some go unnoticed until it is too late.  Being a dog and cat owner, I often worry about what my animals are getting themselves into.  When my wife and I first brought our dog home, it was the first puppy either one of us had dealt with in nearly thirty years.  There was a lot of learning to do!  Since that time, we’ve had our share of emergency room visits and vet bills.  Hopefully this article will spare you the worry and despair of not letting your furry loved ones go through the same thing.  Please feel free to add to this post so that others may keep their animals safe. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

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Five Ways To Keep Pet Hair Off Your Clothes

Every day seems to be shearing time on a sheep farm. What can you do? We love our pets, but the need to not wear our pet’s hair is a necessity. Here are five tips to getting rid of that fur!

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

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Five Dog Inventions for Lazy People

dog_lazyA few weeks ago, we ran a post on five breeds of  dogs for lazy people.  We thought we’d follow it up with some interesting inventions for you to treat your pooch.  You have a dog, but you are incredibly lazy.  What is there for you to do?  Your dog is like all dogs.  He’s active, he’s hyper, he’s…well, he’s a dog, but you just don’t have the energy or the time to make his life more enjoyable.  Here are five things that I’ve found to make your best friend a little more comfortable.  Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - August 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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Five Steps to Train Your Dog to Come When Called

porthosIf you are going to train your dog, train him/her with this life-saving skill.  The ability to get your dog to come to you on command can save your dog from being hit by a car or running into something that could be dangerous to them.  It is also a very easy trick for you to teach your pet.  Here are the five steps to training your dog to “come”.

1. Start by putting your dog in the same room with you.  Face him or her (with some of their favorite treats in your hand) and say their name followed by “Come”!  (For example: “Fido! Come!”)  It is important to sound excited when you shout this command because you want your dog to feel like it is more fun to be where you are than what they are doing at the moment.

2.  When your dog comes to you, reward them with a treat and give them positive reinforcement by saying “Good dog!”

3. Slowly increase the distance within your house, farther away each time.  Go into a different room and call the dog. Always sound excited when you say the command, “Come!”

4. Eventually take your dog outside and follow the same command in your backyard, then your front yard.  If you do not have a fenced in yard, you can do this trick on a long leash.  Your dog will pick up the command quickly.

5.  Always reward them with a treat when you are training the dog.  After awhile, you can stop giving them a treat each time so you lower their expectations.  Soon your dog will have this trick down and you can try it off the leash.

Please note, that off-leash use of this skill is dependent upon the breed of dog you have.  While Labradors and Setters may be very good at this skill, while certain types of hound dogs may chase after a squirrel or rabbit for miles.

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - June 23, 2009 at 5:58 pm

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