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Pseudopregnancy in Dogs - Pseudopregnancy is a common phenomenon that occurs in the intact female dog that is not pregnant during the diestrus or anestrus time of their estrous cycle. Pseudopregnancy can be characterized by swelling of the mammary glands, swelling of the abdomen, milk production and a change in the female’s behavior such as mothering of objects or other animals, restlessness, aggression, nesting and anorexia, (Hermo, 631). For the subordinate female gray wolf this phenomenon is a typical behavior to take care of the young pups while the alpha female, and only female to mate and give birth to young, is out hunting for food for the pack....   [tags: Domestic Dogs, Wolves]
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Detection Dogs and their Training - Graham Vest stated, “the one absolutely unselfish friend a man may have in this selfish world….is the dog” at a Missouri trial in 1870, over 500 years after the first instalment of dogs in civil services (Orbaan, 15). Unlike man, canines possess a courageous attribute that does not fail even in the moment of an emergency and will not back down to daily challenges that may arise on the job each day. Law enforcement agencies around the world, both big and small, employ canines to assist officers in the field....   [tags: Dogs, Civil Protection, Patrolling]
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Therapy Dogs - As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. The dog is a loving companion to a man. He is happy to go everywhere with his master. He shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and licking his hand or face. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefit society. This has led to the belief that dogs can provide company, affection and support to people who are going through a difficult time or who feel lonely. Dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding....   [tags: seizure dogs, dogs, service dogs]
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The Legislation of Service Dogs in Hong Kong - At the beginning of the year 2011, the first guide dog was introduced in Hong Kong which indicated a huge leap in the progress of promoting dog servicing in the region. Meantime, it is expected to provoke a controversial debate on the appropriateness in letting dogs assist in various occupations. The establishment of the issue revealed the requirement for the city to adapt a novel approach in providing social services by using working dogs. In definition, a service dog is a dog that has been trained since puberty by qualified instructors in order to develop a strong sense of obedience and abstinence so that it is capable of providing guidance and service for humans....   [tags: International Law, guide dogs]
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Dogs - The results of the study scaled the dogs on five dimensions of behavior temperament: playfulness, curiosity/fearfulness, chase-proneness, sociability, and aggressiveness (De Palma et al., 2005). Dogs living in rescue shelters were assessed as demonstrating a low degree of playfulness, showing distraction by the environment when being enticed to play. The sheltered dogs also scored low on curiosity but, high on fearful behavior. The cortisol levels for the sheltered dogs were significantly higher than the cortisol levels of canines living in households, indicative of stress and anxiety associated with shelter lifestyle....   [tags: Shelter Dogs] 1148 words
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Working Dogs - Dogs are very common in the world we know today. Many households have one or more. Dogs are trained to be pets. Not only trained to be pets, dogs are also trained for work. Dogs are getting used more and more in our work environment. House dogs can also be considered a working dog depending on why the dog is there. There are many jobs for dogs. Dogs make a big impact on our working and social lives. There are many different types of work dogs. Some types of work dogs also have different jobs for which they are trained for....   [tags: Training Work Dogs]
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Save More Dogs - Introduction Buying a puppy from the pet store might be one of the most phenomenal moments in a life. Unfortunately, puppy mills sell their malnourished dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills are huge kennels where pure bred puppies are crowded together in unsanitary housing with no food. Dogs who did no wrong to this world do not deserve to live in these conditions. The amount of puppy mills are increasing and must be stopped by adopting dogs from shelters, not buying puppies from pet stores and putting stronger laws into action....   [tags: puppies, dogs, pet store, pound, animals, pets]
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How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD by Chris Colins - ... In “ Therapy Dogs Help Students De-Stress” by Jen Christensen, It talks about how at some colleges now during finals week dogs are brought in to see the students. After spending ten minutes with the dogs the college students feel much more relaxed and less anxious. Apparently it feels as if it “clears their heads”. The increase in Oxytocin not only helps with medical conditions but it also helps with college stress. Oxytocin also reduces blood pressure. Dogs are not just used for people with anxiety and PTSD because they are cute and fluffy but they medically help people....   [tags: dogs, medical conditions, treatment] 679 words
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African Wild Dogs: The Lives and Loss of the Painted Wolves - African Wild Dogs, or Lycaon pictus, are indigenous to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. They, along with wolves and domesticated dogs, are classified in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and family Canidae, so all three species share many similar characteristics (Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012). Lycaon pictus translates to “painted wolf,” referring to the unique brown, gold, black, and white mottling of their coats which allows recognition of individuals....   [tags: Lycaon Pictus, Wild Dogs, Sub Saharan Africa]
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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats - Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays] 416 words
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The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs - The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs," published in 1993 by Elena Garro, illustrates the common error of misidentification of Magical Realism. The fact that Garro is a Mexican author and that fantasy is so closely related to Magical Realism often causes the reader to associate this particular work with Magical Realism. However, this work also contains fantastic elements as well as sublime characteristics, which make it difficult to classify as a strictly Magical Realist work....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Identifying The Day We Were Dogs - Identifying The Day We Were Dogs        Whether or not "The Day We Were Dogs" (1993) is a magical realist story is questionable. Often stories are misidentified because of the closeness of literature such as magical realism, the fantastic, and the sublime. The story leaves a lot to one's imagination instead of presenting it in the text. Elena Garro blends two days and two completely different worlds together in this story. The magical elements depend on how one uses his or her imagination throughout this story....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs - Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs       Writers as well as many people make or mislabel stories. Magical, unreal, real, fantastic, and the sublime are just a few types of different labels that a person can use. The different types of stories are amusing and fun. The world is made up of all types of different labels of material for stories that people like to read and enjoy. Elana Garro is one of the Spanish authors who has written stories that have been mislabeled and put with other stories that were listed under the magical and the unreal....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Cattle Dogs - Cattle Dogs The cattle industry in the past as well as today would be nothing without the help of man's best friend. Herding dogs are the best known working dogs. These unique dogs have an instinct to herd and with the right training will help a farmer or rancher move his herd without any trouble, as long as the dog is responsive to the ranchers hand signals and whistles. The best way to train a dog is to have it work along side an already experienced dog. They are keen, alert, responsive, and extremely intelligent....   [tags: Farming Dogs Agriculture Essays Papers]
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Reservoir Dogs... - Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays] 2342 words
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Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs       The short story "The Day We Were Dogs", first published in 1993, was written by Elena Garro. She was born in Pueblo, Mexico, on December 15, 1920. I feel that the story definitely has to deal with magical realism. "The Day We Were Dogs" has too many magical elements that are treated as normal not to be magical realism. However, I also felt that the story has some unreal elements that are not treated as normal. Therefore, I feel that the story may also fit into the genre of fantastic literature, which creates questions about the unreal elements....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs - Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs       "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs" is a short story written by Colin McNaughton. "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" was published in 1981. It is classified under the fantastic sublime. However, based on the analysis of "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" one would believe that magical realism is a genre of the sublime.   While reading "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs", one comes upon the illustrations in the book. Through out all of the illustrations, the people are on a smaller scale then the animals....   [tags: Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs Essays]
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Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs" is a short story written by an author born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1993. Elena Garro's major themes revolve around the concepts of time and memory. I do not believe this story is a true example of magical realism; however I do see the sublime and the fantastic used in this story. I think that this story is really a misidentification of magical realism. To start out, I was moved by the way the author talked about a day with two days inside of it....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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The Domestication of Dogs - ... Dog breeds are thought to be classified when humans discovered the most useful traits of the dog. The Romans are thought to be the first to classify these dogs. Some classifications involve house dogs, shepherd dogs, sporting dogs, and war dogs. Evidence suggests that the dog has lived in most parts of the world over time. There are two main categories that make the dogs what they are, the first is how the dogs are all over the world, and in close association with humans, and the second is the many amounts of variation between subspecies....   [tags: wolves, breeds, dna] 837 words
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The Boxer vs. The American Staffordshire Terrier - These two breeds, the Boxer and the American Staffordshire Terrier are a great fit to family life. It been said that dog is man's best friend, and because of this, it makes them great companions. For instance, when an owner tells his dog that he is a good boy, the dog happily wags its tail. Then, there are those times when an owner has to discipline his or her dog; it creeps away with that sad puppy dog look. The Boxer, and the American Staffordshire Terrier; have some similarities, but are different in many ways as to their ancestry, appearance, and health....   [tags: Dogs]
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Evolution of Dogs - The grey wolf has been transformed into what we, today, call a dog. After years of traveling with humans, the wolf began to change and became adapted and tame enough to socialize with humans. The environment it was placed into was one of the causes for change, and another was the role it played for humans. The most likely scenario for wolves beginning to coexist with humans is that a human hunting party came across a very young wolf cub and decided to take it with them. The wolf cub would have been very puppy-like at an early age....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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History of Dogs - Miacis was a weasel sized small carnivore that lived forty million years ago in the Eocene Period. Miacis is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist....   [tags: Animals] 912 words
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Research on the Communicative Skills of Dogs - ... Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that humans domesticated wolves on more than one occasion. Domesticated wolves provided early humans with a guard animal, a source of food, fur, and a beast of burden. The process continues to this day, with the intentional artificial selection and crossbreeding of dogs to create new breeds. The objective of these studies was to answer the question whether their roots were present before dogs became man’s best friend or not. Friederike Range and Zsófia Virányi of the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna tested both dogs and wolves on a social learning task....   [tags: domestication, learning, food] 687 words
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The Importance of Dogs in Psychology Research - ... But what skills do dogs really share with humans. Dogs, much like children, can discriminate between objects. But this does not only refer to objects that are obviously different, e.g. a ball and a stick, but studies reveal that dogs can discriminate between black and white stimuli (Burman et al., 2011) and objects that differ only in size (Milgram, 2003). But their skills go beyond simple discrimination: dogs can learn to categorize objects, even under difficult conditions, for example, in 2D on a computer screen (Range, Aust, Steurer & Huber, 2007); they can learn names for objects or use referential cues to retrieve them....   [tags: eye-tracking technology] 928 words
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The History and Science of Dogs - ... Creating a dog that is highly trainable dog and a superior snout”. All these hybrid breeds are so successful because of how the dogs DNA is formed. The discovery of deciphering the dog genome was discovered by the Researchers at the National Institutes of Health on The Science of Dogs “Every piece of DNA is made up of four different chemical components A, C, T, and G, the dog has 2.4 billions of these letters in the combination known as base pairs. Sequences of the letters ACTG make up thousands of Genes that specify each component of the dog”....   [tags: pets, domestication, breeding]
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Different Types of Dogs: A Shepherd - ... Soon later the man did buy the dog, soon after renamed the dog Horand. This German shepherd later was named a declared the first ever German Shepherd. He ended up being the father of 84 puppies. These type of dogs used to be much different back in the day, they used to be rough haired with short tails many changed have appeared since then. These dogs mostly became important after World War 1 ended. These doggies used to be called Alsatians; many people in other countries still continue to call the German Shepherds, as we know them Alsatians....   [tags: intelligent animals, breeds] 992 words
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A Dogs Life in Up and Downs - A Dogs Life in Up and Downs Dog care seems to be one of societies greatest undermined problems as streets begin to become littered with stray dogs. On Average there are 7.6 million animals put into shelters nationwide. A whopping 3.9 million relates specifically to dogs, and to make matters even more precarious 2.7 million are put down. And only 1.3 million are adopted, is it the dog’s fault. Or are humans to blame for not properly caring for them. Dogs have an instinct to reproduce and a fertile dog will reproduce on average once a year and this deals with 4-6 puppies on average....   [tags: dog care, having puppy, shelters, abuse]
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The History and Evolution of Dogs - (word count includes Annotated Bibliography) Throughout the world there are many different countries that contain diverse cultures, religions, and life styles. There is however certain aspects within these countries and cultures that acts as a common ground between one another. One dominant aspect is the existence of dogs within these cultures. Dogs are common throughout the world, either as a domestic pet, a protector on a farm, or an assistant for hunting; amongst others. Regardless of the reason for having a dog most people have either owned one for themselves or has known somebody who has owned one at some point in their life....   [tags: Informative Essay, Research Paper]
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Difference Between Dogs and Cats - Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]
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Common Diseases of Dogs and Cows - Contents Introduction 2 Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) 3 Parvovirus 3 Hookworm 3 Fleas 4 Diseases in Domestic Cattle (Bos Tauris) 4 Bovine Tuberculosis 4 Roundworm 4 Cattle Tick 5 Diseases of the Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax) 5 Chytrid Fungus 5 Metabolic Bone Disease 6 Diseases of the Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) 6 Avian Salmonellosis 6 Hyperkeratosis 7 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction This assessment will cover a range of diseases that affect dogs, cows, the superb starling and the mountain chicken....   [tags: Animal Diseases]
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Taking a Look at Bull Dogs - ... Sometimes those “heavy wrinkles” cause a big health issue with the dog. Some issues can be yeast infections, bacterial infections, acne, and eczema. Breeders argue that not cleaning and taking care of the dog causes the yeast infections. While cleaning the dog could help the situation, not cleaning the dog isn’t the whole issue. Susan Paretts says “The skin within the wrinkles doesn’t get as much exposure to air, as a result the skin becomes moist. These moist, warm wrinkles on his face, body, between his toes and under his screw-like tail offer ideal spaces for yeast and bacteria to flourish” which means it’s not the uncleanliness of the dog, it’s the large amount of wrinkles that stand...   [tags: dog breeds] 582 words
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Companion Dogs, Making a Difference - For a number of children with autism having a companion dog is the difference between life and death. Methodically trained guide dogs help create an environment where autistic children are comfortable enough to live a more ordinary lifestyle. Autism spectrum disorder is a major public health problem that is the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 out of every 110 births in the US (Autism Society, 2009). ASDs can range in severity from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism where the child can function relatively well in society, to autistic disorder or classical ASD, which severely inhibits the child’s ability to socialize or communicate (NINDS)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter] 1102 words
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Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns - Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns The stale scent of sweat, dirt, and the scintillating steam of a freshly cooked hot dog waiting to be gobbled up invites fans when stepping into a sport arena or field. The hot dog is one of America’s celebrated entrees whether this deli meat is eaten at a sports event, a picnic, or a family round lunch; but to me, this versatile frankfurter link is more significant. Growing up, my paternal grandmother must have cooked dozens of hot dogs to satisfy my midday cravings as a child, and the memory of grandma serving this meal will thrive....   [tags: Food]
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Working Dogs and Handlers - Working Dogs and Handlers Police officers work with special units that make use of their dogs’ skills. Thornton says, “They work fire scenes; public transportation venues, such as subway stations, train stations, or airports; and large public events that may be the subject of bomb threats. They may also check vehicles or buildings for drugs or other contraband,” (Chapter 28). The Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S Postal Service; the Secret Service; the Drug Enforcement Administration and many more use dogs in their teams....   [tags: legal issues, law enforcement]
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Benefit of Guide Dogs - Being unable to see is a challenging experience. Living life as a blind person can bring frustration and aggravation because they may not always know where they are going or what is going on around them. Often blind people desire to be independent, but lack the ability to live and travel on their own. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma, without the help of another person. For blind people, having a specially trained dog to support them in their complicated day to day lives is a great option....   [tags: Impact on the Blind]
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Dogs Rule, Cats Drool - ... Sooner or later, Nemo, my dog, was running back and forth with sticks in his mouth helping me collect what I needed. Canines have the ability to serve as seeing-eye dogs, firedogs, service dogs or just a playful, loyal companion. The closer the dog and human’s relationship is, the stronger the feelings between them are. Canines have a talent of recognizing dangerous situation and being there for humans in their time of desperate need. The way canines can tend to humans when they need physical and even emotional help is substantial compared to any other house pet....   [tags: pet choices, domesticated animals] 708 words
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Black Tailed Prairie Dogs - ... Prairie dogs young are born with their eyes closed and no hair. They are also born in litters of 3 – 5, most of the time, although up to eight are possible. They gain weight rapidly and grow hair during their time in the burrow. Their eyes open on week five, and by week six, they are ready to venture aboveground, where they spend most of their time playing. Because coteries are groups of three or more adult females and usually only one adult male living with closely related juveniles, they sometimes engage in communal nursing and adults without offspring help care for the offspring of others within their group....   [tags: cynomys ludovicianus] 1003 words
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Owners' Knowledge of Dogs - The inadequate knowledge of dog psychology in owners not only unveils their neglect of responsibility, but models their poor assessment in dog behavior pertaining to the individual breed; in addition, it confirms their shortage of precautionary measures to suppress aggression within the dog. In Don Kapp’s “It’s More About Owner Than Dog,” owners overlook their incapacity to meet the desires of the certain breed. When a person acquires an animal, its essential to acknowledge all “responsibility.” And by this, owners must study about the precise breed, it’s personality type and be able train and “socialize” them....   [tags: Aggression, Dog Mauling] 846 words
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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs - ... Before limiting in how much your pet drinks water consult with your vet. One of the things you’ll see on your pet will be wet hair in lower abdominal area or between his/her rear legs. Lack of Bladder Control in Dogs. (n.d.). You will see multiple of spots in they’re bed or sleeping area. Yes they will also have urinary tract infections. The skin around genitals becomes swollen or inflated. Another thing you’ll see is moist tissues around penis or vulva. Last but not least you’ll see them dripping urine....   [tags: unable to contain, bathroom, pee, poop]
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Service Dogs for Autism - As of 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in 50 children between the ages of six and seventeen has autism spectrum disorder, with males being four times more likely than females to have these conditions (Slaughter 1). Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brains normal development of social and communication skills. Service dogs are normally used to aid the blind, deaf or hard of hearing, and other types of disabilities. Service dogs have recently been used to help children with autism....   [tags: the most common service assistant animal]
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Dogs Encourage Better Health - The young royals, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, created headlines last week by revealing the name of their new puppy. Not mentioned in the multitude of stories is how the dog’s presence can affect the health of the future King and Queen. The latest addition to the Royal family, Lupo a four-month-old black cocker spaniel, is an ideal choice of pet for more than his inability to inherit the throne. Medical studies around the world have concluded dogs encourage better health, and adopting a dog statistically boosts the life expectancy of the monarchial pair....   [tags: Animals] 1329 words
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Great Breeds of Dogs - ... Dark eyes, black rounded profile and medium size. Covered with long coat, sleek and straight, they only have one layer of hair. Hair color and smeared white base with different colors except silver. He has a mask on his head covering the ears and eyes of a color other than white. Newfoundland Sources race The Newfoundland comes from Newfoundland in Canada. It was used to transport the nets of fishermen to rescue stranded. Character and Temperament The Newfoundland adorable, patient, intelligent and compassionate look like a big teddy bear....   [tags: papillon, great dane, newfoundland] 692 words
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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs - Pugs are one of the biggest toys breed dogs. (Males, 12-14 Inches 13-20 Pounds, Females, 10-12 inches 13-18 pounds). The pugs are known for their small square shaped bodies and cute wrinkles. They have a heavy coat that sheds seasonally. They come in colors like apricot, black, and silver. Even though the pug being a small energetic dog may seem fun, they can be a challenge to take care of. So before a person can take home a pug he or she should know about their background, their attitudes, and especially their needs....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed] 527 words
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Designer Dogs - There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world. Gun dogs, sight hounds, terriers, toys, utility dogs, and working dogs are the six basic categories of dogs. But, you can also combine two or more breeds of dogs to make a whole new dog breed. Nowadays, you have all sorts of new types of dogs, such as golden doodles, cockapoos, and even daisy dogs, which have resulted from crossbreeding. Hybrid dogs became popular mostly in the last century, when breeders began experimenting with cross breeding different breeds....   [tags: Animals] 760 words
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University Dogs - MU Communication Fanatics is a strategic communications consulting firm constructed by Millikin University students and recent graduates. Our goal is to help our clients devise, reconstruct, and achieve their organizational goals through branding, strategic planning, and effective communication. At MU Communication Fanatics we focus mainly on leadership, conflict, decision making, technology, and apply other approaches to organizational communication such as the classical approach, the human relations and human resources approach....   [tags: Corporate Profile] 2209 words
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The Cloning of Dogs - The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science Essays]
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History of The Domestication of Dogs: Are Dogs our Companions or Are We Their Companions? - ... and that they originated in Eurasia. They did in fact cross the land bridge with us to the Americas (J.A. Leonard, 2002), which means that they had a large role in influencing us and helping us to settle in the new world. Now we have a general idea of when domestication began, but the next question is why. Why did we make wolves into our buddies. Why not chimps or some other kind of primate. The answer lies in a few different reasons. Our old pals, even going back to Canis lupus, the gray wolf (the original ancestor of most modern dogs), have human-like qualities....   [tags: relationship, china, pals] 648 words
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Detection Dogs' Training - Detection dogs have become an integral part of the criminal justice system over the past centuries. Military personnel and law enforcement officers alike utilize canines as companions and partners in the field due to their strength and attributes of loyalty and courage, which complement that of his handler. It was not until the late 1800s that canines would be utilized to their full potential as detection dogs by using their heightened sense of smell to further their contribution to civil services....   [tags: Roles, Evolution, Breeds]
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The Importance of Purebred Dogs by Babette Haggerty - Take a moment and picture a dog in your head. What do you see. You may see many different things depending on your own personal encounters with the species. There are many types of dogs out there. Some small, some large, long-haired or short-haired. There are many variances in what a dog can look like. One thing that does not change, or should not change, is the importance for every dog in this world to be given love and affection, no matter its characteristics. This is what leads me to believe that the obsession with producing and owning purebreds needs to come to a halt....   [tags: article analysis, dog breeds]
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How Service Dogs Help Their Owners - Dogs are incredible animals. They are hunters, fetchers, rescuers, herders, and even healers. The dogs have amazing senses of smell, sight and hearing. This helps them in being great hunters, fetchers, rescuers, herders, and healers. They can smell out the game to shoot. They can smell people that are trapped in an avalanche. Also, smell sheep that lost its way out of the herd. Even, smell a difference in its owner before they have a seizure. Dogs’ senses can help them detect all kinds of illnesses in humans....   [tags: senses, disabilities, seizure] 721 words
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Seeing Eye Dogs and Their Impact on the Blind - Imagine living your life in complete darkness not knowing where your next step will lead you or if you are about to encounter danger. The blind receive help from Seeing Eye dogs. This allows blind people to be safe and not get themselves into dangerous situations. Without Seeing Eye dogs, blind people wouldn’t get around as easily. Seeing Eye dogs, through their strong characteristics, intensive training and physical help have a huge impact on the blind to enable them to lead productive, independent lives....   [tags: seeing impaired, training, assistance]
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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs - Dogs are the first domesticated animal, and commonly known as "man's best friend.' Dogs have accompanied humans, and been considered pets, for around 10,000 years. They have been used for working, hunting, but most commonly as a pet. To this day, hundreds of different dog breeds exist, coming in various sizes, colors, and shapes. Although dogs are currently viewed primarily as pets, they have not always been viewed this way and have had an evolution of their own. To fully understand dogs, one must take a look at where dogs came from and how they have evolved....   [tags: gray wolf, pets] 1363 words
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Service Dogs: Much More than a Helpers - At first sight, service dogs look like any other dog. They are furry. They walk on all fours. They have a tail. But they have many differences from other dogs. Service dogs are well behaved and are obedient. They wear clothing that no other dog wears such as a vest to make people aware that they are service dogs. Service dogs perform tasks that no other dogs can do, like paying for meals and carrying objects for their owners, sometimes in a vest compartment like a backpack. Service dogs are unlike other dogs because they are trained to do tasks that human beings normally do, but can’t because of some disability....   [tags: Animals]
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The Not So Glamorous Reality of Best in Show Dogs - ... These do not take the general health of the animal into consideration. On the contrary, some of these standards actually make genetic defects more desirable in a purebred dog because the physical features in these particular standards are an indicator of deformity. For example, the standarsd set for the Rhodesian Rigdebackinclude the requirement for the characteristic ridge on their back, which is a line of hair going in the opposite direction of the rest of the dog’s coat. Although it is thought that this is the correct appearance of this particular breed, it is actually an indication of a painful neural condition called dermoid sinus....   [tags: pure breds genetic problems] 620 words
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Taking the Bite Out of Dangerous Dogs in Marion County - Nationwide, approximately 50 percent of all children will be bitten by a dog before they reach the age of twelve (DeIorio, “Have a Dog-Bite-Free Summer”). In Marion County, Florida, aggressive and dangerous breads of dogs are a “serious issue” for the community according to Marion County Commissioner Jim Payton (Thompson, “County drops '1 free kill'”). Responsible dog owners seem to be unaware of the problem but area residents who have been victims of these attacks have turned to the Marion County Board of Commissioners for help....   [tags: Animal Control]
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History of Australian Cattle Dogs - History of Australian Cattle Dogs The Australian Cattle Dog was originally born in Australia. It was bred to help outback ranchers round up their cattle and to withstand the harsh outback conditions. The breed is loyal and devoted to its owner. The joy of owning an Australian Cattle Dog directly relates to the breed origin, why it was bred, the general appearance, its unique traits, simple diet and easy health care. According to Katherine Buetow in “ The History of the Australian Cattle Dog” she states, “There is continuing controversy over which breeds were actually used in its development....   [tags: essays papers]
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All Dogs Really Do Go to Heaven - At the end of the masterpiece, The Mahabharata, Yudhisthira and a dog meet Indra. Indra tells Yudhisthira that he will take Yudhisthira to heaven if Yudhisthira leaves the dog behind. Yudhisthira refuses and it is revealed that the dog was really Dharma. For passing this test, Yudhisthira is rewarded with heaven. This scene perfectly encapsulates the themes of duty, loyalty, fairness, and dharma and being justly rewarded for such actions that were present throughout the entire Mahabharata. It is important to note that the dog followed Yudhisthira during the entire journey to heaven....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Indra, Yudhisthira] 1348 words
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Drug Dogs - Drug dogs are classified into three categories – those that are aggressive, those that are compulsive, and those that are very laid back. These dogs go through very extensive training before performing their tasks. Training takes anywhere from three to twelve weeks. Dogs come out of this training with different types of personalities. The first of this category would be the aggressive dog. This dog is the one that tends to be forceful and damaging. The aggressive dog will tear things apart when searching for drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Guide Dogs - Guide Dogs What Exactly is a Guide Dog. As I look around, it seems as though it is raining puppies and dogs. Can you guess where I am. No, it is not the humane society. Give up. I am at a training facility for guide dogs, where everywhere, including the office, there are dogs being played with, spoiled with love, and working hard with their trainers. Now that I have given you a mental picture of what a guide dog training facility looks like, you might like to know what they actually do there. At least that is what I wanted to know....   [tags: Blindness Dog Training Papers]
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Hot Dogs - How Hot Dogs Are Made: The Real Story There are many tall tales about the way in which hot dogs are made. I remember when I was a kid, my dad told us that hotdogs are pig fetuses and other bi-products picked up from the floor and thrown into the grinder. To tell you the truth I have thought that ever since I first heard it. It wasn’t until I decided to do a little research on this before gruesome and now pleasant process. First, specially selected meat trimmings of beef and/or pork (just like the meat you buy at the grocery store) is cut or ground into small pieces and placed in a mixer....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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