Teaching Dogs to Talk?

Teaching Dogs to Talk?

By Trisha

Have you seen the news that a speech pathologist, Christina Hunger, has taught her dog to “talk,” or to communicate not just nouns and verbs, but “her thoughts and feelings as well”? Christina taught her Catahoula/Blue Heeler mix, Stella, to use a “sound board,” similar to the kind she …read more

Source:: Patricia McConnell

      

The Poetry of Nick Names

The Poetry of Nick Names

By Trisha

Maggie, Maggie Mae, Magdelene, Margaret, Princess Maggie, Princess Margaret, The Divine Miss M.

Tootsie, Toots, Toot Toot, Tootie-Potootie, Tootsie-Roo, Tooter-Rootie, Tootsie Roll, The Poot.

That’s a lot of names for two dogs. But is there anyone on earth who doesn’t have a number of nicknames for their dog (or cat, or horse, …read more

Source:: Patricia McConnell

      

Puppies vs. Adult Dogs and Breeders vs. Shelters/Rescues

Puppies vs. Adult Dogs and Breeders vs. Shelters/Rescues

By Dr. Ian Dunbar

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I am often asked, (actually, “criticized” and “chastised” might be more accurate terms): 1. Why most of my seminars, articles, books and DVDs focus on puppy raising and training rather than adult dog training? and 2. Why I promote (which I don’t) buying pure-bred puppies from breeders instead of adopting …read more

Source:: Dog Star Daily

      

Litter Longevity Index

Litter Longevity Index

By Dr. Ian Dunbar

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div>Breeding for Longevity

Initially, dogs were domesticated and bred as working dogs, for hunting, herding, draft and protection. Later they were bred for competition in their working abilities, plus conformation, obedience, agility, etc. In the past century or so, many of these dogs were invited into our homes as companion dogs.

When …read more

Source:: Dog Star Daily

      

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