May 052016

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
— Thomas Edison

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May 052016

Argos (or Argus) was Ulysses’ hunting dog and the only creature to recognize the Greek hero when he returned home disguised as a beggar after 20 years of adventure.

Polish Hunting Dog

(Polish Hunting Dog Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Jan 082015



Most don’t consider it an official “job” but helping humans keep their priorities in order?  To stay in the moment?  What a gift!

How many different ways do you interact with your dogs?  Walking, grooming, training, sports?  Safe, healthy treats make all of those activities a little more fun for everyone.

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Jan 082015



You’ll probably never know whether she’s too stupid to learn or too smart to bother unless you get her the really, really good training treats.

I know that this smart, silly girl makes learning to be a better trainer a lot of fun. I’ve often said, “She’d learn to fold laundry if I could figure out how to cue the behavior.”


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Jan 082015

One of the many things our dogs can do for us is to help us get moving.  Walking, running, biking?  What kind of activities to you engage in with your four-footed best friend?

Who doesn’t want a walk that doubles as a solid training session?


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Apr 292014
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Norman, a 55th ...

The Offutt K-9 unit performs regular training to maximize the dogs’ effectiveness on the field of duty. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker

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Apr 252014
healthy snack

healthy snack (Photo credit: havankevin)

“The boundaries between meals and snacks are growing ever blurrier, creating consumer consumption habits that will resonate for generations. The children of today, comfortable with replacing entire meals with snacks, will pass these lifestyle traits on to their children, ensuring that snacking will remain a big part of American life,” said David Sprinkle, research director and publisher of Packaged Facts.


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Apr 072014


Dalmatians, uniquely among dogs, smile when th...


“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object relations.”

– S. Freud

Have you ever had a dog that smiled? I grew up with an English setter who scared the heck out of strangers with his special greeting… and it really WAS a smile!


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