Canine tales are becoming an ever-more-popular medium for expression, says Garber: “Just as the pathos of human love and loss is most effectively retold, in modern stories, through the vehicle of the steadfastly loyal and loving dog, so the human hero has increasingly been displaced and replaced by the canine one” (44). The spotlight has been shifted from the larger-than-life human to the humble family pet and his canine brethren. Stories that feature a dog rather than a person are able to more convey a deeper sense of meaning, establishing their...
Dogs are bred and born to praise their masters. It is in their blood. Based solely on their potential to cause serious injury to a person, the top five most dangerous dog breeds are the Caucasian Ovcharka, Pit bull, German Shepard, Rottweiler, and the Alaskan Malamute (Josef, 2013). All of these breeds have ancestors. For centuries, canines have been bred for many reasons. Although it depends on the breed type, many breeds were bred to handle livestock and keep them in order. For a dog to handle livestock, they need to be tough to handle animals much larger. These instincts have passed down through generations and into the canines many people own today. When forming ones own opinion about a breed, there are many factors to consider such as breed specific legislation, the individual canine’s past, and the influence of the media.
Humans and dogs have been pals for what seems like forever. However, all relationships have to start somewhere, and this relationship is no different. From the beginnings of domestication to where we are today, how we have adapted dogs to our needs and how dogs have adapted us to their needs is a story that sounds fictional. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We call them Man’s Best Friend for a reason--we artificially created them to become our best friends, and they created the mannerisms we use today.
Dogs are very loyal animals. People often keep them as pets because of their great companionship.
It is incredible that human have managed to domesticate the dog but have never been able to de-animalize and remove their natural instincts. We think that treating the dog like humans will do them any good but, here in San Diego dog training the view is quite the opposite. We are guided by the saying “treat a dog like human and he will treat you like a dog”. This is the point where the services of a puppy trainer come in handy.
Once, a known wildlife photographer Roger Caras said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." This quote can be seen everyday life, as the bonds between dog and human are easily seeable. For instance, the relationship of Jose Armenta and his military dog, Zenit. To illustrate, one article known as “Call of Duty,” includes an excerpt that states, “He knew he needed to stay calm, though, to keep Zenit focused; dog trainers say that emotion runs through the leash” (Paterniti 6). This evidence suggest how strong the connection between the two is. For them to feel the others emotions and respond in the same manner shows how much they reciprocate each other's feelings. They are able to care so much about the other to when one
Josh Billings once said “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” The loyalty of a dog is something that cannot be compared to anything else. Your dog will unconditionally love you and always be by your side. There are many magnificent examples of the loyalty dogs have shown to their human companions. From Hawkeye who laid at his fallen owner’s casket, to Hachiko who waited 10 years for his master, to Dorado who rescued his blind owner from the 9/11 attacks, dogs come through to show their loyalty over and over again.
In this article Filay states that there are many different k-9 dogs that help sheriffs in different types of ways. Finlay discusses research conducted by the American Kennel Club. Finlay states, “These breeds are known for their incredible working ability, their desire to cooperate with their handlers, and, in some cases, their tenacity in fighting criminals,” (Finlay 2017). Police dogs are trained to bite dangerous suspects and hold them hostage, but in many of these situations to protect their human partners, they are the first ones to put their life on the line and go in against the armed suspect. When it comes to criminal activity, these dogs are often taught to detect various crime scene evidence such as different types of drugs and explosives. Search and rescue dogs can be trained to find living victims and the remains of deceased humans. The dog’s ability to cover a large area in a relatively short amount of time provides a great resource when searching for lost victims. This is important because without our police dogs, the police would have a difficult time solving crimes and finding crime evidence. Police dogs can play an important role in saving people’s lives and crime
You love your dog and want what's best for him, but pooch-lovers don't often get involved in K-9 canine care as deeply as they should. After all, your dog needs strong, healthy teeth as much as you do. Take a closer look and see if your dog might need a little extra TLC with his dental care.
How would you feel if your beloved pet was taken from your backyard, forced to fight and left to die? Dog fighting is a dangerous underground organised crime that is illegal in every state in Australia and all 50 states in America. The involvement of Michael Vick, a famous NFL quarterback, in a dogfighting ring scandal and his prison sentence created publicity for the dangers and gruesomeness of dogfighting. While many knew vaguely of the practise, not nearly enough people understand the true cruelty that goes into dog fighting. Most of the dogs used in the fights are a certain breed, Pit-bulls, Rottweiler’s, Mastiffs and crossbreds, this means many owners buy, trade or even steal dogs from peoples’ backyards. Dog
Dog fighting is a dark side to our society that needs to be eradicated because of its extreme cruelty to the dogs forced to participate.
It is difficult for dogs to be able to trust anyone or anything that comes their way. As newborn puppies, they aren’t familiar with anything yet. They don’t know the bad thats coming towards them. As they begin to grow, the
Many people believe that dog domestication has existed for a mere 13,000 years, but due to scientific findings this domestication age has drastically changed. The cliché saying of “A dog is a man’s best friend” is a saying that, like myself, hits home and serves to be true in life for many. At the age of four, I received not only my first pet, but my first dog. Having a dog has taught me many lessons and became my first friend. Like for many people, the feeling of companionship from a dog is irreplaceable.
The basic fields of dog training are as follows: Behavioral, Obedience, Agility, and Vocational. (Bennett, n.d.) Within the Vocational aspect there are the dogs that work with other animals, trained in Hunting or Herding (Lotz, n.d.), or those that use their noses, like Police dogs and Search and Rescue, or the ever loved Service dogs, who help those with physical and mental disabilities.(Weiss-Roessler, n.d.) Within this variety, the most interesting arguably goes to the Police and Military dogs, the ones who help our service men and women fight their battles and who have outdone bomb detection devices worth millions (Ackerman, 21 Oct, 10). Let alone the fact that they are taking even greater strides in being valuable in combat situations, like Cairo, the dog who helped take down Osama Bin Laden.(Harris, 1 June, 2011, p. 1) However, the average person doesn’t need to spend the $20,000 to $40,000 (Harris, 1 June, 2011, p. 6) to turn Fluffy into a living weapon and bomb detection device. However, military dogs must still undergo basic training, as put by William Harris, author of the article How War Dogs Work, states “It's one thing to teach a dog to sit, heel and roll over. It's another thing entirely to train an animal not to bark in a combat situation, which might reveal your location to the