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Revealing Errors: Accidentally Uncovering Our True Feelings About Dogs

If you were a fan of the television show “Friends,” then you probably remember one of the more famous moments from the series, which came almost twenty years ago at the end of season four. As the character of Ross is about to get married to his fiancée Emily, when he recites the vows, instead of her name he says, “Rachel.” This mix-up ends that marriage before it begins. And if you grew up with siblings, you’ve probably experienced this phenomenon yourself when another family member tried to call one of you and wound up running through the entire list

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Cesar’s Message To The People Of Montréal

At the end of September, the city of Montréal in Québec, Canada voted to ban new ownership of pit bull and “pit bull-type” dogs within the city, as well as require owners of such dogs to go through a criminal background check, pay $150 for a permit, and have their dog sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. The dogs must also be muzzled and on a four-foot leash whenever they are in public. As his fans know, Cesar has long been associated with and an advocate for power breeds, and his past and present right-hand dogs, Daddy and Junior, are both pit

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Official State Dogs

In the U.S., states seem to have an incredible fondness for designating “official” things. Some of them are pretty standard, like state flower or motto or song, while others can be unusual. Wyoming has a state dinosaur and Connecticut’s official prepared food is, of course, Mystic Pizza. States can be generic. Milk is the official beverage of twenty of them. If you want an official musical instrument, you have a choice of five options from eight states, with fiddle being the most common. You’d think that something as popular in America as the dog would be represented in all fifty

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Famous Dogs Of Literature

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we take a three-thousand year journey to look at half a dozen famous dogs from literature. Argos (“Odyssey”, c. 1200 BCE) Argos was the faithful dog of the Greek hero Odysseus, who waited nineteen years for his master to return from war. The wait was so long because, on the way home, Odysseus offended the Greek god of the sea Poseidon, who kept blowing his ship off course until he finally relented. Odysseus returns home to hear that there are 108 suitors wooing his wife, so he comes disguised as a beggar —

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Work Like A Dog

Did you celebrate “National Work Like a Dog Day” this year? It seems to fall on the first Fridayof August each year. Normally, the expression “work like a dog” has negative connotations, indicating someone who works hard until they drop, but it doesn’t have to be that way.In fact, working like a dog can be a very good thing! Cesar tells us that dogs need jobs as a way to fulfill their instincts, and a dog doing a suitable job can be the happiest dog in the world. If you’ve ever seen a herding dog in that second when they see

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How To Track Your Pup With Dog GPS And Dog Apps

Technology today is better than ever. But the advancements in technology aren’t limited to humans. Technology is also helping protect our pooches from becoming stray dogs, as well as offering a number of other dog monitoring services. With the help of GPS and a smartphone app, you could be well on your way to tracking your dog’s every move whenever you want. So let’s look at the most functional and helpful dog GPS and dog apps available, in alphabetical order. DogTelligent Instead of an attachable GPS device, DogTelligent is a wearable, connected collar. DogTelligent can track your dog’s location, create

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Providing, Not Pampering: Pet Stores In Germany

When the largest pet store in the world is located in Germany that pretty much tells you all you need to know about how seriously Germans are when it comes to pet ownership. According to a recent Bloomberg Business article, Zoo Zajac in Duisburg, Germany is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pet store on the planet, measuring in at around 130,000 square feet — nearly two and a half times the size of the White House. In addition to many species of animals for sale (including sloths for only €9,000 each!), it is also the

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One Big Barktoberfest: Dog Culture In Germany

It might be an understatement to say that Germans love their beer, and even more of an understatement to say they love their dogs. But when you put a dog and a beer together, it evokes a particular image that is familiar to many Americans. After all, what’s more traditional than getting together with good friends over a beer and a couple of dogs? Except in Germany, that dog may not be the “wurst.” A dog walked into a bar One recent evening, I met a friend at the Scotch and Sofa in Prenzlauer Berg, a once bohemian, now gentrified,

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Racing With Rover

Signing up for a race with your dog is a great way to keep you committed to your dog’s and your own exercise schedule, and it often has the added benefit of supporting a cause. Running with your dog can help burn up pent-up energy that may be otherwise directed at problem behaviors and can keep you mentally and physically fit as well. Before the big day, it’s important to train together. Don’t assume that your dog can keep up with your pace or run well alongside you. You should slowly build up to the length and speed of the

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Calvin Millan And Cesar Millan Star In Live-Action Series On Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is expanding its hit preschool roster with the launch of the inventive Mutt & Stuff, a live-action preschool series created by TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft, and Bradley Zweig. Set in a unique school for dogs, theseries stars Calvin Millan and his dad, Cesar, star of Cesar 911 and former star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, interacting with a cast of both real dogs and puppets at a canine school called Mutt & Stuff. In addition to adorable puppies and unbelievable dog tricks, the series balances moments of heart and comedy with a social-emotional curriculum that helps

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