Archive for August, 2008

I am looking for some information on a print “Blue Dog”,I bought it at a gallery in New Orleans years ago.

Question by jhays7336: I am looking for some information on a print “Blue Dog”,I bought it at a gallery in New Orleans years ago.
He is a cartoon like image by Rodrigue. I bought it because it made me laugh when I walked by. I also found a book later about it and bought it. Since then I have seen it as a backdrop from the show “Friends” in Central Perk the coffee shop they hang out in, and in magazines for Absolute Vodka. The book “Blue Dog Man “Fuzzy Blue Dog” on the cover has about his scenery and Blue Dog information inside, I would like to know more. Curious 7336@yahoo.com.

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Answer by Sumeraine
Here you go. this is from an ad the studio has on the internet.

RODRIGUE STUDIO PRESENTS

WASHINGTON BLUE DOG
WITH REMARQUE
Printed 1993; Remarqued in 2007

Signed and Numbered edition of 100,
each with an original sketch by George Rodrigue
Lithograph 20×24 inches

This remarqued edition of WASHINGTON BLUE DOG is available on-line for approximately a month, or until sold out. (posted August 20, 2007)
On-line orders must be shipped, and may not be picked up at any Rodrigue Studio location.

Also available for purchase by calling
Rodrigue Studio Aspen (970-920-7726)
Rodrigue Studio Carmel (831-626-4444)
Rodrigue Studio New Orleans (504-581-4244)
Rodrigue Studio Lafayette (337-233-3274)

* price subject to change without notice

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The Complete Dog Book: 20th Edition

The Complete Dog Book: 20th Edition

For more than seventy-five years, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. Now in its twentieth edition, this treasured guide is an essential volume for every dog owner and owner-to-be.

Comprehensive and thoughtfully organized, The Complete Dog Book features all 153 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the official breed standards, breed histories, and photographs. Also included are the twelve most recently recognized breeds: Anatolian Shepherd Dog,

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Tools Commonly Used In Dog Training Schools

Tools Commonly Used In Dog Training Schools

There are a great many tools that can be utilized in dog training schools. All of these tools are quite helpful when utilized in the training of a dog. The following will introduce you to some of the tools that are utilized in dog training schools and how they can benefit you in the training of your dog.

The clicker is a very useful tool that is used in a lot of dog training schools. What exactly is a clicker you might be wondering? A clicker is a small object that is made out of plastic and contains a small piece of metal inside. The clicker makes a clicking noise when it is squeezed and then released. Using a clicker is a great way to get your dogs attention and once he learns the noise that it makes he will be able to recognize it almost anywhere.

Another tool that you will often find in dog training schools would be the dog leash. The dog leash by far is one of the most commonly used while training a dog. Dog leashes come in a variety of sizes from very short leashes that are used when a trainer wants to exert more control while training to much longer leashes that are used when behaviors that require a bit more freedom are being taught to dogs. There are even leashes that allow dogs a certain amount of freedom then automatically recoil when the trainer wishes the dog to return to them.

A tool that has become quite popular in dog training schools as well as widely enjoyed by dogs themselves is the treat carrier. These special containers allow a dog trainer to be able to carry around a supply of dog treats to use while training their dog. They are quite handy and keep you from having to get your clothing dirty or having to carry around treats in a plastic bag, which could get quite cumbersome.

A tool that is often utilized in dog training schools if a dog has issues with biting is a muzzle. A dog needs to be carefully introduced to this method of training and if the training is done properly it can be extremely efficient in ridding a dog of a potentially hurtful habit.

These are just a few tools of the trade that can be found in dog training schools. There are many more out there and the training tools can vary greatly depending on what type of training you are planning to do with your dog. If you are unsure as to what training tools you are going to need before you begin training your dog contact your local dog training school, as they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Gray Rollins writes for DogTeachers.com – a site dedicated to provided dog training advice. For more tips, including how to obedience train your dog and potty training your puppy, visit us.

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When To Consider Not Adopting A Dog


by puck90

When To Consider Not Adopting A Dog

A dog is irresistible for people who love dogs, a puppy much more.  Occasionally, however, when adopting a dog is not suggested. The following suggestions will help you.

– A dog is never a good gift. This is not only true for the dog but also for the person receiving the gift. To many people, even with dog lovers, dogs take too much time and a lot of work to have around especially so because a dog as a gift is an unplanned responsibility.

– Often, the worst time to give a dog is to a person that has just suffered the loss of a loved one, in order to cheer the person up. This is a well-meant gesture but always the person who has suffered a loss will need human companionship.

– Adopting a shelter dog is never good for those who are having financial worries. The maintenance that is required by a dog is very much like the expenses incurred by having another toddler around the house. Like people, dogs need grooming, training, exercising, caring aside from food and shelter. Other expenses are also incurred when the dog is ill. Puppies even cost more to care than large full-grown dogs.

– Too many times, a dog is claimed to relieve stress because of their loving presence and loyal nature. Dogs also appear attentive when talked to and have a calming effect to many people. This is true. However, many families are too stressed with work, often pressed for time and many other obligations that caring for another creature, adds up to more unwanted pressure. When this happens, the dog becomes an added issue.

– People who constantly travel should not adopt a dog. Dogs are very social creatures and love interacting with people.

– It is not always wise to give dogs to people who have just lost a pet. Dogs by large are treated much like members of the family. The person may not welcome or is not yet ready to replace a well-loved pet.

– Never adopt a dog when there are foreseeable changes in your life. A change in job, moving to a new location, getting married, major health concerns and limited time due to more responsibilities will only add up to the pressure where the dog is likely to suffer.

– Older pets do not always welcome new pets in the house; on the contrary, older pets tend to be wary with new, younger ones. Dogs are also basically predators. This has not been shed off even through centuries of domestication. As such dogs practice hierarchy. Larger dogs often occupy and have the alpha male attitude and will bully any new pet that is added to their group. When decided to adding a new puppy, be sure to watch out that this does not happen.

– Do not adopt a new dog without the agreement of all members of the family.

There are different dog breeds with different attitudes and temperaments. Dog sizes also matter. Larger dogs are best when there are children in the house as they are generally more placid. Small dogs on the other hand are high energy and fast rambunctious creatures that the children may not be safe to be around with.

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How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Health Reviews

How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Health

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How To Have A Healthy Dog: Discover How You Can Insure That Your Dog Is The Healthiest Pet Alive!

Starting today, learn the facts about what your dog really needs to survive longer and healthier.

If you are looking for a book on how to train your pet or how to engage in obedience training, this is not the book for you.

How to Have a Healthy Dog is for the dog owner who wants to better understand the health of their pet so they know when it is appropriate to take serious action to assist a vulnerable or ailing dog.

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Barkoff Greatest Thing Since The Dog Whistle

Barkoff Greatest Thing Since The Dog Whistle

If you have ever had the pleasure of listening to your or your neighbor’s dog bark up a storm, feverishly in the middle of the night or on a lazy Sunday afternoon. While you’re two-year-old is taking a nap and thought to yourself that has got to be a way to make it stop. That is more humane than all the ideas that are going through my head right now. Well believe it or not, they have finally come up with an expensive painless answer. And it’s called the bark off.

The bark off is a small unit which emits on an ultrasonic frequency that is inaudible to human ears and painless to your dog or your neighbor’s dog for that matter. How it works is actually very simple. There’s really not much to do with this unit. It has one button and all you do is push it and believe it or not. The dogs stopped barking in my case. It’s a contest between my dog and my backyard, and both my neighbors dogs in their backyard. As soon as I saw the infomercial on TV, and learned that it was only . I knew the bark off had to be mine with an unconditional moneyback guarantee. I was at least going to give it a try.

so to make a long story short, there running some kind of buy one get one free special that I was unaware of. So is pleased to get two of these units in the mail. And it’s also very compact. So I can easily take it with me on our evening walk. So out in the backyard I go first chance I get get all the dogs with that been to a little frenzy and hit the button and sure enough. Not only did my dog stopped barking at the neighbors dogs stopped barking also. And I thought to myself while I have a dog silencer in my hand. And I can instantly make them all stopped barking on command, and I thought this is going to be a great training tool as well, because there are times when I want my dog to bark be a threat or an intruder in the middle of the night.

I have the control with the bark off. When I want peace and quiet. I hit the button and when I want my dog on high alert. I leave the bark off on my nightstand. I think this is a terrific value and a great tool for training that is painless and effective. Five stars for the bark off!

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