Category: puppy

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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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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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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Training with me doesn’t always have to be “wa…

Training with me doesn’t always have to be “walking in the middle of a park and making your dog do sit and heel commands” it comes down to learning how to communicate with your pet.
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Anyone who’s worked with me knows that I try to explain every step of the way:
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what your dog is doing
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why he’s doing it
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and what’s he going to do next.
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A more educated client is a better client. A client that knows his dog, how to read his dog and who’s connected with his dog will make a better owner and friend for his pet.
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Those of you who’s trained with me, share with others how you’ve learned about your dog and what I’m talking about down below 👇🏽
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#germanshepherd #puppy #puppylove #pup #dog #dogs #doglover #pet #friend #dogtrainer #dogtraining #communication #time #workhard #trainhard #pitbull #bulldog #shihtzu #poodle #dobe #boxer #instagood #instadog #like4like #follow4follow #kids #mentoring ( (at Encino, California)
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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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Shout out to @jager_the_malinois and @thphotog…

Shout out to @jager_the_malinois and @thphotography01 for all their support throughout the years!

#Repost @jager_the_malinois with @get_repost
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I made decision to buy a working dog, so I called my friend @stevethedogtrainer to see what he thought I should get, so after thinking about it I decided to buy a Belgian Malinois. I met @stevethedogtrainer 15 years ago an I’ve been lucky to have a friend, trainer and support of @stevethedogtrainer over the years.

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He has an amazing ability to clarify his methods and translate them into layman’ terms. He has helped many people for regional, national and international events getting there dogs to perform reliably and successfully. Also being a multi breed competitor I truly appreciate @stevethedogtrainer ability to work with any breed in an unbiased manner giving everything he does 💯percent. I don’t know of “any” other school or instructor(s) that has the gift and passion for teaching when it comes to dogs combined with years of collected experience and knowledge that @stevethedogtrainer have!

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Steve called me and said I have a breeder that has a litter coming due in Dec 2016. Steve described the parent pedigree, then I said I want a puppy from that litter Now my little boy Jagger is 4 months and doing great! Below is a video of steve and Jagger doing some bite work also notice how calm Jagger is on the bite and how steve interact with Jagger “amazing”! Thanks a million @stevethedogtrainer
#malinois #k9 #workingdogs #IPO #drive #dogstagram #policedog
#protection #frenchring #knov #schutzhund #decoy #dog #dogs #bitework #puppy #instadog (at Oceanside, California)
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Respect goes a long way, it is not given but e…

Respect goes a long way, it is not given but earned and dogs know who it gives it too. You can talk to your dog all day but if he don’t respect you then it’s fruitless.

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Don’t ask your dog to do something, tell them to do it. Unlike humans, dogs take well to commands…..

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #instagood #instadog #pets #twitter #tweet #socialmedia #puppiesofinstagram #puppy #instaquote #quotes #pitbull #fashion #trainhard #bulldog (at Avocado Heights, California)
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The worlds changing around us, or has it alway…

The worlds changing around us, or has it always been the same laying in wait til the right moment to show its ugly head. Every level of our society has been adding to the lack of humanity, from the president to school yard bullies.

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We’re seeing the decline of simple and kind acts from everyday people. When we see it and don’t do or say anything about it only adds to the fact that YOU TOO are allowing it to happen as you are humanity as well. We can only be responsible for ourselves in what we put out into the planet so pointing fingers and blaming others only rids yourself of responsibilities.

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It’s easy to point fingers to who’s contributing to humanities downfall on earth and it’s easier to blame them for all but we (ourselves) have to own up to our responsibilities and change the way we do and act, when you know better you do better.

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In the end change begins with you, if you can’t stand the culture we see around us then stop consuming it. If you don’t like something, then change it. No one but yourself can tell you to be compassionate, loving and kind to anyone, only you have that choice. If someone is rude or nasty, be the bigger person and move on.
Stop giving other people your power and be the change you want to see.

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I wrote this because of all the stuff going on in today’s world but also because of what I posted yesterday of the little bully who was killed inhumanely. I don’t understand and want to know anyone that is that treacherous. Hope they find that asshole.

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#quotes #pitbull #dogs #dog #pets #family #humanity #essay #dogstagram #instagood #instadog #society #change #justdoit #nike #puppy #pups #monsters #bigfoot #bulldog #people #peoplesuck #redemption (at Tarzana, California)
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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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