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Dogs

 

 

Ahhhh…. there’s nothing like a little puppy breath to brighten your day. Puppies and dogs are fun, but they can require a lot of work. Here are some links and videos on one of our favorite subjects — dogs:

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1. How do you teach a dog to shake hands? Have a look at http://youtu.be/sfv9DvEDlpo, (in the YouTube playlist, below). You’ll learn how to use treats to get your dog to do just about any- thing. Here’s some tricks for dog walking http://bit.ly/Hd0w.

2. Help! I’m afraid of dogs! They sometimes growl, and scare me. Go to this Australian site http://bit.ly/zAC8tj and you’ll learn that many times, dogs are just as afraid of you! Don’t pet a strange dog unless a parent and the owner say it’s ok, and never try to take a dog’s food.

3. I want a dog. Which breed is the best? Do you have a big backyard? Will you be able to give it a lot of attention? According to the American Kennel Club, at http://www.akc.org/breeds/complete_breed_list.cfm there are 174 types of dogs! Use Animal Planet’s Dog Breed Selector, at http://bit.ly/Asyflj to find the best match for your family.

4. What is the smallest dog in the world? At http://www.oddee.com/item_96492.aspx you’ll find a yappy short-coat Chihuahua that is about the size of a shoe.

5. How many times more powerful is a dog’s nose than yours?

Bloodhounds are called noses with dogs attached, for good reason. At PBS http://to.pbs.org/wy19Y4 you will learn that a bloodhound’s nose is 40 times stronger than yours. It can also follow the same scent for up to 130 miles!

Application:

1. Raise a Seeing Eye Dog. Visit http://www.seeingeye.org and you can learn how you can adopt a puppy, and raise it to become a helper to somebody who had trouble seeing.

2. Teach a Dog a Trick. Materials needed: One dog — young or old — and some dog treats. You’ll also need a lot of patience. Now go to http://www.loveyourdog.com/tricks2.html and pick one of the tricks. Start with something simple, like “shake” or “lay down” and then move on to “stay” and “roll over.”

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