Tag: DOGS

German Wirehaired Pointer

By BarkUpToday The German Wirehaired Pointer, also known as the Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund, originated from Germany. This dog breed was bred from the Griffon, Stichelhaar, German Shorthair, and the Pudelpointer dog breeds. Brief History British sportsman bred dogs for hunting birds in different kinds of terrain. They wanted a breed that could work on both water…

Genetic Testing for Dogs Gets New Funding! Dogs & Genetics!

Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun The latest canine DNA startup by cofounders Adam and Ryan Boyko at Embark Veterinary  has new funding of $4.5 million from investors. This would allow for pet parents, veterinarians and breeders to learn more about their dog’s ancestry and disease risk. A simple cheek swab of saliva and a small fee of $199…

Let’s Do Doglates! Strengthening Fido’s Core Muscles & Emotional Well-Being!

By Claudia Bensimoun     “Many of these exercises involve common commands that you might ordinarily teach your dog, such as sit, stand, down-then stand, high five, turn around, or bow,” says Sherri CappaBianca of Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health and Fitness Center. “By using these commands when the dog is on surfaces at different heights,…

Candle Safety For Your Dog or Cat. It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach.

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it. Just be sure not to place the candle on or near a runner or dangling decoration that could be pulled down…

Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory.A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later.

A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later. Claudia Bensimoun   Every dog watched their handler go into a wooden box. These dogs would then have to wait for one minute before going back to their starting position. They were then told to “Do it.” When…

Out of Africa & Into Switzerland

Out of Africa & Into Switzerland. Dogs Allowed! Claudia Bensimoun     Komati Gorge Lodge Fly-Fishing & Wildlife Reserve Recognized by its majestic cliffs, winding river, thorn bushveld and Highveld grasslands, it is less than three hours from Johannesburg on the Drakensberg Escarpment. Here you can enjoy modern accommodations with breathtaking scenes of natural beauty…