Category: pets

Recently a 7 month miniature pincher was broug…

Recently a 7 month miniature pincher was brought for evaluation. My client was told by the couple whom they adopted the dog from that he was found in the street wondering with his mother and that was all they knew. Initially when brought home he was quiet and shy but within days he became comfortable and began showing signs of aggression.

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Upon evaluating the dog, I guesstimated he was older than previously believed (15 months) with a Veterinarian guessing the same. After the first week, the dog was still shy, easily agitated when corrected and exhibited dog aggression.

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After my evaluation I pressed my client to see if they can get more information and to let the couple know he was much older than they had said. After much pressing, the couple had agreed that they withheld information on the dog and the story given was not all true.

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The couple stated they felt bad that they did not raise the dog properly and that he had gotten out of hand, and simply wanted to find him a better home. They agreed to never properly socializing the dog and didn’t have the means to pay for training. Their idea of socializing was bringing the dog around other dogs to see but he was so aggressive that they just took him home. When they had guest over, the dog would begin to bark and even bit someone that they just put him in a room without ever correcting the behavior.

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This is a classic story of the quote above, both socializing and training go hand and hand but lacking in one department will only lead to failure in all. Getting a dog requires an investment of patience and time with sometimes having to pay for service to help remedy the situation. For those seeking help, there are avenues to explore but you have to do some research in finding help. I personally help my clients giving deep discounts to those that truly don’t have the means and need help and are willing to do the work to get their dogs trained and socialized.

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#dog #dogs #quotes #instadog #instadaily #dogstagram #dogtraining #story #dogtrainer #pup #weekendvibes #minpin #doglover #pets #family #bulldog #foreverhome #help #pitbull (at Montclair Plaza Mall)
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Nobody surely knows when the first collar was …

Nobody surely knows when the first collar was strapped on a dogs neck but I’m of the theory that the bond between dog and human began the day a wolf cub was taken from its mother, a collar was placed and ownership and domestication began.

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Written human history of the Egyptians has shown us that they were the first to introduce the use of collars on their dogs. It is believed that Egyptian royalty used collars for decorative (fashion) and possibly for identification. Dogs for purposes such has hunting and protection would also utilize a type of collar in Egyptian times but it wasn’t until the Ancient Greeks and Romans that purposeful metal, leather and spike collars evolved and collars took a more menacing route.

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It is believed that Greek farmers constructed the first spiked collars as a way of protecting their dogs throats from attacking wolves that targeted livestock and the dogs protecting them. Otherwise known as “wolf collars” these collars were normally made of a metal, usually iron fitted with elongated spikes to protect and stop wolves from attacking a dogs neck while at the same time being used as a weapon.

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The Romans took collars on their dogs a step further as it would identify the role of position and job for a dog. Romans were so devoted to their dogs that Caesar reportedly had to publicly reprimand citizens for paying more attention to their dogs than to their children. Upper class Roman woman didn’t keep dogs as pets but more so as an accessory who wore collars made of jewels and metals.

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Modern dog collars are a reflection of our ancient pass. Although collars aren’t made by metals craftsmen, saddle or shoe makers they still utilize quality materials manufactured by companies that specialize in dog collars. Two of the most common materials are leather and nylon.

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#collars #dog #dogs #puppy #puppies #pets #dogsofinsta #instagood #instadog #picoftheday #photooftheday #mastiff #bulldog #pitbull #history #weekend #dogstagram #fridaymood #stories #educate #pets #doglover (at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)
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I’ve been blessed to have owned and/or trained…

I’ve been blessed to have owned and/or trained every dog breed I’ve ever wanted to. The French Mastiff or #doguedebordeaux was one of my favorites breeds to own. I had two (2) males that were athletic as any big dog and also excelled in bite work – Reno and Slob. I’ve yet to see one in 30 years that would actually work as hard as the ones I owned.
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I must add that owning these majestic dog breeds has only helped me better understand the differences of behavior from breed to breed as well as gain an overall knowledge in dealing with each one with the respect that comes with ownership of the different breeds.
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#throwbackthursday share any interesting stories of your dogs, here is mine….
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I noticed bags of dog food would be raided and slobbered by one of the dogs but I couldn’t figure out which would do it since they were all in kennels. One day I looked out the window and noticed Reno popping his gate open, go into the bag of food, eat a few large gulps of dog food then retreat back into his kennel, all the while closing the latch behind him. Smh this guy was too clever for his own self.
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#dog #dogs #doglover #mastiff #fila #canecorso #presacanario #americanbulldog #pitbull #bulldog #boerboel #cao #neo #bandog #instadog #instagood #pets #family #newfie #rottweiler #tosa #frenchie #dogtraining #france #instadog #dogstagram #instadaily (at West Hills, California)
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❤️🐶🔪 ⏰🤔 = . . Try answering it with an e…

❤️🐶🔪 ⏰🤔 =

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Try answering it with an emoji representing your answer….

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#quotes #dog #dogs #doglover #pets #family #friends #love #life #puppies #puppylove #dogstagram #instadog #instagood #frenchie #bulldog #pitbull #yorkie #fashion #trainhard #hustlehard #dogood (at Brea, California)
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A good or bad behavior will continue if allowe…

A good or bad behavior will continue if allowed to get away with, as your pet views good or bad as ok. Correcting an issue early will sway your pet from continuing said behavior you’re not approving of.

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#twitter #dog #tweet #dogs #dogstagram #pup #bulldog #trainhard #instadogs #pets #instadaily #labs #quotes #pitbull #yorkie #maltese (at Nostress cafe restaurant)
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In the dog world, it’s called TRAINING your do…

In the dog world, it’s called TRAINING your dog to do a habit “over and over again, correctly” but I like the term “CONDITION” to do so on an everyday basis without skipping a beat.

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One of the reasons I was brought out to Prague was to continue the CONDITIONING that Judah has at home and establish the same in another place, this time in another country.

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Judah has acclimated very quickly and for those that will say, “that litter box is too small” we have already ordered a larger box with a reservoir for the rainy/snowy months ahead.

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#frenchie #frenchbulldog #bulldog #dog #dogstagram #pets #dogs #pup #puppylove #videooftheday #travelgram #instadog #instagram #life #travels #lifestyle #justdoit #dogtraining #dogtrainer (at Old Town Square Praque Czech Republic)
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What is a Cynologist, someone asked after read…

What is a Cynologist, someone asked after reading my bio. At first I thought to ignore the question as maybe they’ll look up the definition themselves but then I remembered, what if their millennial’s?

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Cynology is the study of matters related to canines and/or domestic dogs. To be exact, it is a term used to denote a serious zoological approach to the study of dogs by writers on canine subjects, dog breeders, trainers and enthusiasts who informally study dogs.

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One thing I enjoy doing is educating myself and others about dogs, their purpose and history. So being a self imposed Cynologist, it allows me to enjoy both while giving myself a moniker.

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#dog #quotes #dogs #dogstagram #pets #history #life #educate #teacher #puppiesofinstagram #puppy #love #job #trainhard #pugs #instadaily #instadog #bulldog (at Old Town Square Praque Czech Republic)
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Your dog can never be too old or too young to …

Your dog can never be too old or too young to start training (within reason). Same can be said for a person, (again, within reason) Everyone must be involved, if they want their dog to listen.
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Obviously aside from teaching a child RESPONSIBILITY, like having to remember to feed, provide fresh water, and to clean up after their dog. A relationship that develops can be life-changing for a child as they themselves continue to grow and develop.
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When training a dog, I press to my clients how important PATIENCE is to teach their dogs. In turn, dogs teach children patience as a dog can be frustrating. Puppies like to nip and chew, scratch, jump and slobber while getting to children’s toys and destroying them as it’s theirs. Patience teaches children restrain all the while to teach without yelling and/or hitting a dog.
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What I know for sure is that dogs teach children COMPASSION, understanding the feeling of emotions and pain. As dogs have short lives, and a child would more than likely be there for their dogs entire life cycle, a lesson however hard it may be is an invaluable lesson for a child as they comfort their dog and cope with their loss.
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And most importantly how much FUN they will have with their best friend and pet by all the interaction they’ll have throughout their lifetime. From dressing them up, to taking them for walks. Spending time training and playing fetch. Your dog is always their through good and bad days as they’re always there to cheer you up.
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Talia’s been waiting a month on me to come work with her and Rocky. Her journey is only beginning and I’m proud to walk through this journey her and her dog. @wakeupshow @realsway
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#rocky #kids #children #life #family #friends #dog #germanshepherd #pitbull #bulldog #puppy #puppylove #dog #dogs #doglover #dogtraining #like4like #follow4follow #instadog #instagood #pets #picoftheday #journey #fun

(at Encino, California)
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What does Empathy and dogs have in common? One…

What does Empathy and dogs have in common? One way that we care and communicate with our dogs is by showing them empathy. Empathy is defined as an ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Being that we can understand what their needs are after raising them, interacting with them and knowing what makes them tick its easier to understand this.

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Think about these examples, during fireworks you comfort them. When duty calls in the middle of the night, you take them out. You play with them when they’re feeling playful. Examples like this show us that we are willing to put them ahead of ourselves and not think anything different about it. It’s no wonder why the perspective of dogs towards humans is so clear to them.

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What we don’t often think about is how we can be so selfless to our dogs but not so to others. We all need to think how much our dogs impact us just as much as we impact them and use it for our betterment. Practicing empathy is something all of our dogs expect from us, and it is also something we should all expect from each other more often.

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #empathy #quotes #instadog #pup #puppylove #instadaily #love #life #bulldog #pitbull #maltese #yorkie #labs #fashion #trainhard #l4l #f4f (at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT))
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Before Play Stations, Xbox, tablets and mobile…

Before Play Stations, Xbox, tablets and mobile phones their were board games. The pic reminds me of what we would of looked like playing Monopoly on the floor….

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#frenchie #frenchbulldog #bulldog #boardgames #games #pets #playstation4 #dog #dogs #pups #instagram #instadog #family #life #kids #dogstagram #puppy #puppylove #funny #tuesdayvibes (at South Central LA)
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