Category: picoftheday

This is my boy Dempsey and no he isn’t an Albi…

This is my boy Dempsey and no he isn’t an Albino, he Light Skinned.

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When I first evaluated him I knew he was going to be a handful but he’s made strides. Boxer’s are known to be a slow maturing breed and as stubborn as the next too. So the task to get him under control was going to take time. Let’s add along the way, his human wanted him trained for protection which only added to his progression by digression. Let’s save that for another story.

It is important to note is that his owner has a never quit attitude (Spartan runner) and has continuously stayed on top of his training. We (she) won’t allow him to take many steps back and will make sure to do what’s needed to keep him in check.

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This attribute is important when you own a dog like this. Too many Bull (breeds) are in shelters because his human didn’t take on the task to keep their dog in line and simply give up.

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The moral to this all is as important it is to have good trainer, a great owner is needed as well. Thank you @kathygartland for allowing me to work with you and your dog, you are doing the right things for Dempsey and it is shining bright.

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#videooftheday #vid #boxer #dog #squirrel #picoftheday #park #pup #dogtraining #dogtrainer #pets #instadog #instadaily #funny #lightskin #weekendvibes #sundayfunday #bulldog #pitbull (at The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills)
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This picture is not photoshopped, Wolves are l…

This picture is not photoshopped, Wolves are large animals. The largest wolf subspecies in the world is Canis Lupus Occidentalis, also known as the Mackenzie Valley Wolf or as the Alaskan/Canadian Timberwolf. It typically stands about 32–34 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 175 pounds with reports of wolves as large as 235 pounds.

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Its a powerfully built animal with evolution on it’s side helping it to develop thick long limbs for traversing through rough terrain such as deep snow or the cliffy edges of the Rocky Mountains. Its deep chest hosts large lungs, letting it breathe efficiently at higher altitudes and allowing it to exert huge amounts of stamina. This stamina enables the wolf to travel up to 70 miles in one day.

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Its powerful neck is a very important adaptation; it has to be strong to support the wolf’s large head and is crucial for bringing down prey. The skull is 12 inches long and can support a much larger brain, and is armed with an impressive array of large canines and carnassial teeth which, and when coupled with huge jaw muscles, gives it an incredible bite force that is strong enough to break the bones of prey and even crack the femur of moose.

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It is not uncommon for a pack of wolves to bring down a bison. The strength of these animals individually are above any domesticated dogs but in a pack, it’s downright destructive. So for those that call me talking about their breed can take out a wolf (wild animal) please rethink and use some common sense and discretion.

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Note: a difference between a dog and a wolf when fighting is a dog will fight and walk away from the battle when done whereas a wolf will fight til the end and eat the dog.

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#wolves #wolf #wolfpacks #picture #picoftheday #dog #dogs #pets #wildanimals #forest #hunting #hunter #kangal #canecorso #anatolianshepherd #greatdane #pitbull #bulldog #puppies #pups #fighting #northamerica #canada #bison #moose #nature (at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles)
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Stopped and visited with my boy @djprinceicela…

Stopped and visited with my boy @djprinceicela and had to take a pic with the pups. Good to see you, @wakeupshow and the kids…. next week bro!

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#doberman #dobe #dogs #dog #pets #puppies #dobermanpinscher #pup #dobermansofinstagram #instadog #instadaily #friends #family #pics #picoftheday #dogtrainer #trainhard #dj #hiphop #oldschool #bayarea (at Woodland Hills, California)
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#selfie with my man Dutch and Uncle Wil @wills…

#selfie with my man Dutch and Uncle Wil @willsmith HBD brotha!

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#bandog #bulldog #pitbull #dogs #dogstagram #throwbackthursday #pets #canecorso #presacanario #instagram #instadog #black #white #picoftheday #dogtrainer #trainhard #boerboel #mastiff #bullmastiff #pup #bullterrier #americanbulldog (at Van Nuys, California)
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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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Hanged with my bud, Judah the frenchie through…

Hanged with my bud, Judah the frenchie through much of my time in Prague. We met a few furry friends, enjoyed the country and it’s amazing food culture.

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Extra special Thank you to @willtylerjames for the amazing time and hospitality. I truly enjoyed my experience and the effort you put in. It was much appreciated.

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#whiskeycavalier #frenchie #dog #dogs #frenchbulldog #travelgram #prague #instadogs #dogstagram #pup #englishbulldog #foodie #eat #instapic #picoftheday #justdoit (at Erste Premier Lounge at Prague Airport)
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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century princi…

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century principle which says that an object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose.
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This is important to note as many breeds today don’t follow this principle. In fact breeding for extremism is more common than functionality and without function then form will not follow.

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This is what an ENGLISH MASTIFF should look like. The perfect balance of front to back to height, even weight distribution throughout its frame and the overall structure is impeccable on this dog. It should be noted that he’s not as wrinkled, sloppy or overly massive, as today’s dogs. Take note how alert he appears and gives the appearance of a dog with endless amounts of energy.
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This picture was likely taken sometime in the early 1900’s and if you know what today’s MASTIFF looks like (slide right to see) it’s a different breed we are comparing. Over a short amount of time a more extreme version has been promoted versus the dog pictured.
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So why don’t dogs follow the same pattern as before? The reason is the purpose of many breeds isn’t coveted as it once was and breeders breed for the show ring to compete in conformation rather than any workability and functionality. Add to the fact that breed clubs and parent registry AKC, the American Kennel Club pushes for dogs to look or exceed conformation standards that promote extremisms.
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In your own opinion did modern breeding practices improve today’s dogs or make them impractical physically?
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#mastiff #englishmastiff #history #dog #dogs #puppy #bullmastiff #instadog #instadaily #modern #l4l #f4f #blackandwhitephoto #picoftheday #dogstagram #bulldog #pitbull #america #greatdane #dogo #england #europe #canecorso #presacanario #americanbulldog #show #breedsofpurpose (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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If your dog could speak, he’d call you his fri…

If your dog could speak, he’d call you his friend, cause he wouldn’t think of you as an owner and say “he feeds me, walks me, bathes me and is always telling me how good I am” Your dog would consider you to be the most giving person. To humans, it may seem superficial but to a dog it is everything. Without the rearing of human contact your dog would probably not live a fulfilled life. To an extent, they know it which is why they’re so loyal.

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The beauty of this is humans would do all the above with the best of their abilities and expect nothing in return with no motives, thoughts of monetary returns and the all too common “I did this for you what you going to do for me” ideals. Of course we want our dogs to be obedient and social when guest come over but overall most people just want a buddy to hang with.

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The quote “Be the person your dog thinks you are” should really be re-examined and thought through. Like I stated above about how people would do all for their dogs with no return wanted, if only we can be like so amongst each other in this world, caring for each other, helping one another, doing for all without any motives or wanting anything in return.

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#quotes #dog #dogs #dogstagram #people #humans #puppylove #pets #world #instaquote #instadog #life #helponeanother #picoftheday #fashion #trainhard #pitbull #pug #bulldog #mastiff #labs #yorkie (at Laurelwood)
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Self explanatory #memes Im sure the breed has …

Self explanatory #memes Im sure the breed has been given other names, so if you’ve heard something different, do share….

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#pitbull #americanpitbullterrier #americanpie #bulldog #bully #bullterrier #dog #dogstagram #dogs #puppylove #puppy #pets #names #funny #picoftheday #canecorso #presacanario #rottweiler #germanshepherd #instadog (at Glendale, Arizona)
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