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jordie-pinkzebra-taylor:

candidcanines:

Two tired pups ready to go home after a nice walk in the park.

omg we need an aussie tooo so our husky has a frriieennddd

"Aussie" typically refers to Australian Shepherds. Australian Cattle Dogs (like the one in the picture) are usually referred to as cattle dogs or heelers. :D

jordie-pinkzebra-taylor:

candidcanines:

Two tired pups ready to go home after a nice walk in the park.

omg we need an aussie tooo so our husky has a frriieennddd

"Aussie" typically refers to Australian Shepherds. Australian Cattle Dogs (like the one in the picture) are usually referred to as cattle dogs or heelers. :D

Humping (Oh no, dominant behavior!) Rant

One of the clients that came in to work today was embarrassed to admit that her dog is horny all the time. It drives me nuts how misinformed people are about humping. They humanize the behavior and forget that it can have a totally different meaning in dog behavior.

Now I’m no dog behaviorist, but I know that humping is not always a sexual response in dogs nor does it always reflect dominance. When people see a neutered male dog or any female dog try to hump they immediately assume it is a dominant behavior. (By the way, if you don’t already know, I hate the word dominant.) People forget that humping can be a play gesture as well.

Two excited dogs, for example, may take turns humping each other. This is not about dominance or figuring out the pecking order in the pack. It’s just play. Humping can become a compulsive behavior so I personally don’t allow my dogs to hump each other or other dogs because humping can lead to fights with other dogs, but I’m not embarrassed if any of my dogs do try to hump another dog. It’s just dog behavior.

I thought it was funny that the client said her dog was horny. She had never heard of female dogs humping before. Sounded to me like the dog just gets excited when guests visit. Nothing wrong with that!

Trigger is coming home with me tonight!

Some of you may remember the German Shorthaired Pointer, Trigger, I mentioned awhile back? Well he’s finally coming to my house for a bit! He’s only supposed to stay for the weekend but there’s a chance he could stay a little longer than that. Who knows. My co-worker is still trying to decide what to do with him - keep him, return him to the breeder, or what… Stay tuned for some pictures this weekend! I’ll be taking Trigger and Bae with me on the Noland Trail on Saturday with Ali and Briar!

I’ve been a little busy so fill me in!

I haven’t actively been looking on Tumblr these past two weeks. Just been busy and preoccupied! But I miss you guys so you guys need to send me some updates to fill me in! How are things? Anything new going on? :D

lyrakeepsthenight asked: Would you be willing to add my blog? It's pretty much nothing but my dog Lyra. She's a Native AmericanIndian Dog- not a wolf or hybrid despite her wolfy appearance.

I’ve added her! She’s the first NAID on the list!

alipynckel asked: I'm seeing these people reblog my pics from your page and I'm like, hey no come to mine! :P :P haha!

Haha, I know, right!? I think some of my followers might think Briar is part of my pack, and your followers think Bae is part of your back, LOL!

comewagalong asked: I'd love to be added to your dog blog list. It's quite awesome. I'm off to follow lots of dog blogs. Thanks!

Sure thing! :)

The building is pretty low lit, so I’m sorry for the fuzzy picture… But here’s Bae and Briar after class last night! They graduated and will be moving up to the next level of obedience. We didn’t really learn anything new in class, but it was still fun practicing in the arena with other dogs and distractions nearby. We’ll probably skip the next level of obedience and move on to a more advanced class. Basic is stuff we mastered when the puppies were very young. We’re ready for some real challenges!

The building is pretty low lit, so I’m sorry for the fuzzy picture… But here’s Bae and Briar after class last night! They graduated and will be moving up to the next level of obedience. We didn’t really learn anything new in class, but it was still fun practicing in the arena with other dogs and distractions nearby. We’ll probably skip the next level of obedience and move on to a more advanced class. Basic is stuff we mastered when the puppies were very young. We’re ready for some real challenges!

The Camping Trip

Bae and Briar had a blast at the camping trip and even though Sammy had to wear an e-collar the entire time, I’m pretty sure she had fun, too! We stayed at a state park, which requires dogs to be leashed so we brought our 20ft and 50ft leads so the puppies could play at the beach. They had a blast! Poor Sam couldn’t go swimming or play in the sand because of her staples (which are getting removed this Friday). We’re already planning the next camping trip, but this time we might stay on my fiance’s grandfather’s property a few hours North from where we live. He owns a huge piece of land surrounded by woods with a lake in the center. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring all three of my dogs on the next one. I just wasn’t sure how hot it was going to be, and how Bae was going to handle the trip so I left Helo home. Bae did an incredible job and had so much fun. I can’t wait for the next camping adventure!