Archive for November 2nd, 2008

Find A New Friend At Dog Rehoming Centres Near You

Find A New Friend At Dog Rehoming Centres Near You

Before making a trip to your local dog breeder, you should consider looking at some dog rehoming centres (rescue centers) in your area, so you can give your love to a dog who may desperately need someone to rescue them.

While rescued dogs have a reputation for being wild, or somehow damaged, they are anything but. You could consider it similar to adopting a child, rather than bringing a new one into the world. Animals from dog rehoming centers are already here and need someone to feed, exercise and love them.

Most cities will have several government funded and private dog rehoming centres available, where you can go and have your choice of several different breeds, sizes and ages. Anyone who might fear that an older dog will have bad habits, or be unable to train, shouldn’t worry as dogs of all ages are amazing at adapting to new environments and owners.

All most of these creatures need is a little love and a family — like most humans do. There will be a mixture of backgrounds found in rescue centers: Some dog will have been abused and removed from their abuser, others may have strayed too far from home and their owners not located, etc.

Rescued dogs from dog rehoming centres can typically be viewed online, so you can make your choice before going. This can be helpful to some people, as having thousands of needy eyes staring at you while making a choice in person can be heartbreaking. Many rehoming centers will cover the cost of necessary shots the dog may need, as well as have access to dog insurance for older animals, so you can be sure you and the dog are covered, if any health problems surface down the road.

There are few reasons not to use a rehoming center, so get down to one today and make your choice.

Find out more on dog rehoming centres and read many interesting articles on pet health care.

Question by The Horse Source – R.I.P Rylie: Would I be qualified enough to get a job at a vet’s office?
So I want to get some experience for when I apply to vet school, and I was wondering, would I be qualified to get a job at a vet’s office? Like cleaning cages, doing paperwork, weighing animals, etc. Here is what I got under my belt:

I’ve grew up with dogs my whole life
I’ve ridden horses for nearly two years now
I’ve delivered a breech puppy for my dog before
A horse once spooked with me on her, and I calmed her down all on my own

That’s all I can think of for right now, but I have an “animal journal” I keep to make sure I have all the credentials for vet school written down.

Could I get a job at one? If I can’t get a job, do you think they’d except me volunteering?

Thanks!
I’m not in it for the money, I’m more just wanting the experience. If vets always want volunteers and/or teenagers to do that it’s really good news for me :)
Like I said, I don’t really care about the money, I just want the experience for vet school.
That’s great news for me! Believe me, I have no record at all :)

Being a vet is just my dream, and I’m thinking that this sort of thing will really help me out!

Best answer:

Answer by Elizabeth B
Vets always look for teenagers to do the cages, etc., especially for boarding dogs on nights and weekends. They usually pay around minimum wage. My sister is a vet so I know this for sure.

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Nice “types Of Dog” photos

A few nice types of dog images I found:

Some type of dog or another?

Image by Matthew Boyle
Strictly speaking these guys were working for Swiss tourism, and I think the idea was that you pay for them to pose for you. I figured that that only applied to people who didn’t have a 300mm equivalent zoom!

what type of dog has a tail like this??

Image by jason tinder

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Positive Dog Training Techniques

Positive Dog Training Techniques

There are many different dog training techniques that are out
there today. Many people often don’t realize that dog training
courses often utilize different dog training techniques.

Some of these dog training techniques work better than others.

Whether you are going to a dog training course or if you are
doing the dog training yourself… wouldn’t you rather know
which dog training technique is the best?

If you answered yes to that question then you should know that
positive dog training is the best technique to use.

Positive dog training is quickly becoming the preferred method
of dog training. If you would like to learn more about positive
dog training techniques, please read on.

Positive dog training techniques involve using only praise and
positive reinforcement.

This means, positive dog training rewards your dog for good
behavior or when it performs a command correctly.

The rewards used in this type of dog training can be treats,
kind words, a pat on the head, etc. It has been found that dogs
respond much better to positive dog training.

Positive dog training techniques never involve hitting,
spanking, scolding, or punishing your dog in any manner. Dogs do
not do well with any form of negative dog training.

Now we will go over some examples of positive dog training
techniques. Let us say that you are beginning your dog training
by teaching your dog to sit. When your dog sits, reward it with
a treat and tell it what a good dog it is.

Another example of positive dog training is to use praise and
treats when your dog goes to the bathroom when and where it is
supposed to. Dogs will soon learn to relate to doing this when
and where it should because it gets rewarded for it.

Thus your dog will be potty trained much faster. When using
positive dog training, your voice should always be happy and
pleasant. Dogs will want to do as you ask when they get rewarded
by any positive means.

This is why positive dog training works much better than any
other type of dog training.

Now that you understand what positive dog training is, you may
wish to start some of these techniques yourself. You can find
dog training courses that use positive techniques and you can
also utilize these techniques on your own.

With positive reinforcement, praise, and rewards, your dog is
sure to learn much faster and be happier doing so. You will then
be happier as well and you will also find that the dog training
will go much easier.

With that in mind, you can truly see how positive dog training
techniques will give you positive results

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Question by calmingbluesky: my lawyer says police did their job when they shot my dog for biting neighbors dog. who is she working for?
neighbors dogs just finished peeing on my lawn. i rent. i open door & my am. bulldog runs after her dog. my dog bites her dogs ear & wont let go. neighbor & i try to get dog to release. my dog has never shown aggression b4. 10 police arrive w/in 10 min. w/ 5 hand guns & one rifle drawn yelling at me to let go of dog so they can shoot w/ “bean bag”, i put my body btwn guns and dog, pleading & crying for them not to shoot. they shoot 2x point blank in chest while he is in my arms. i’m tackled to ground, thrown on cruiser, arrested for obstruction, spend 19hr in jail, give consent for dogs treatment 2 seperate times, but dog is never treated b/c vet working w/ cops want $ upfront but i’m in jail, i arrive 20 hrs after incident to vet to find “dog just died”. i have been fined by city, county, & state. i even had warrent issued b/c “paperwork mistake”. i lost my friend. my lawyer said cops were doing their job. how do i get her to really work for me? should i get another lawyer who will?

Best answer:

Answer by Re Fined
She/he works for you

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