It’s a fact.Dogs that have very little socialization and training, little playtime with other dogs are more likely to end up with behavioral problems.Many of these dogs unfortunately also end up at shelters.Enjoying your canine companion while at the dog park and perhaps inviting your friends with their pooches to join you, is wonderful and fun.Not only do you get to enjoy your dog’s many quirks, but it may be the kindest thing you can do for him.
As with all the basics that we provide for our dogs like great veterinary care, healthy and organic nutrition for optimal health, stimulating interactive dog toys for stimulation-socialization with other dogs and people are just as important.Dogs,like children need exposure to just about everything in the world ,so that they don’t end up fearing everything they see.
Socialization should start as early as the first few weeks, when puppies are busy playing with their littermates, and learning to interact with each other and their human companions.
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This organization, which is similar to Vets Without Borders, travels the world and provides international animal aid-veterinary assistance. This is a group that consists of veterinarians, animal health technicians and veterinary students. They have sent teams down to the Philippines and many countries that have suffered natural disasters. They provide vaccines; veterinary medications, equipment and many other much needed relief supplies.
World Vets focuses on education , public health and on how to educate people about zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that are carried by animals and transmitted to humans and from humans to animals.
“World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.” via World Vets
World Vets is a registered 501c(3). All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.
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Alternative Names: South African Mastiff, African Mastiff
Country of Origin: South Africa
Group:Kennel Union Club of South Africa-KUSA
South African Breeders Association-SABT
Working Dog Group
In 2010 the South African Boerboel was recognized into the AKC Miscellaneous Group, and the American Boerboel Club was officially designated the Parent Club for this breed.
Having been raised with a pack of six or more Boerboel’s in Nelspruit, Southern Africa , these wonderful family dogs not only protected me from crocodiles, snakes and the many lions, monkeys and other wildlife around our citrus farm, they were the gentlest and kindest dogs out.They love to run, play and swim.Great as guard dogs, brave and fierce, they are also very intelligent and love being around people.The South African Boerboel needs to be socialized and trained from a young age .This breed is very different from the English Mastiff, and is not lazy at all.They do need exercise and to be kept busy or mentally stimulated.
They are very hardy and are great outdoors on farms and small holdings.The South African Boerboel is a dominating breed that is extremely possessive of it’s family.Boerboel means a “farm” dog ,and that holds true since these dogs thrive on farms in Southern Africa.
Physical Description: The South African Boerboel is a muscular and powerfully strong dog.He has a block head with dark markings on his handsome face, stomach, under his fur and roof of his mouth.This protects him from the South African sun.His coat is short, thick and can either be brindle, brown , cream or coppery brown in color.His head is longer than the English Mastiff’s.
Height: 22-27 inches at the shoulder
Weight: Similar to Mastiff around 150 pounds upwards.
Activity Level: High
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Many of us are aware that the DNA of dingoes looks similar to the DNA of a dog, as does the DNA of the wolf.Dogs bond quickly with people and according to many dingo parents , dingoes bond with people too.As Stanley Coren mentions in ” Do Dogs Dream?, ” the genetic data would suggest that perhaps the simplest and most conservative conclusion, is that dogs are a genetic mixture of many existing wild canine species and perhaps even some that are now extinct.”
Country of Origin:UK
History:The undeniably regal English Mastiff was originally bred for guarding and for being a companion dog.It is thought that the English Mastiff originated from the Tibetan Mastiff .The English Mastiff is one of the older breeds, and has been around in the UK for the past 2000 years .
Description:Proud and regal,the Mastiff is powerfully built with a rectangular -shaped head;short muzzle;and V-shaped drop ears.With a broad, dark nose and brown eyes,the Mastiff has a smooth coat that can be fawn,apricot or brindle with fawn or brindle with apricot.His undercoat is short and dense.The Mastiff’s muzzle, nose and ears must be dark in color.The darker the markings, the better.
Height:27.5 to 30 inches at the shoulder.
Weight:Varies from 160 pounds upwards.
Temperament: Fearless, brave, loyal and a best friend.This is probably one of the best family dogs to have around.Great with children, yet fiercely protective.
Activity:Low to medium, depending on the environment that the Mastiff is in.This breed enjoys large spaces, farmlands and country life.
Special Needs:Positive training,socialization.
Life Expectancy:14 years
A Nose For Travel With Hanrob Pet Hotels – REBLOG ON GUEST POSTS NEEDED!
Our furry best friends, for the most part, crave routines. They don’t need alarms to predict the precise time you both will be heading for the dog park or when it’s time for that pet vacay. But when the holidays arrive or you’ve got to attend that business meeting which includes a flight, most household routines change.
To prevent business or holiday travel from turning into yowl time filled with canine anxiety and sometimes calamity, many pet parents are turning to unique, tailored packages to suit individual pets, including exercise solutions, grooming, play time, aromatherapy baths and dog training programs. Hanrob Pet Hotels keeps your dogs safe, well exercised and pampered during these times.
Any changes in environment or schedule can be perceived as stressful for your pets. The combination of suitcases, Christmas trees, candles, unusual noises, all represent a great deal of change, which is frightening and scary for your pooch. As a pet parent, making sure that your pets are in a safe environment during such times, eases your pet’s stress level during holiday or business travel.
A recent study by Hanrob Pet Hotels demonstrates that a staggering 80% of Australian pet parents would alter or cancel their travel plans if they could not make suitable arrangements for pet care. Pet-lovers know that the Hanrob Pet Hotels offers all professionals the unique and high quality experience of knowing that their pets are safe and well –cared for. Research indicates that nearly 48% of pet owners value the opportunity to spend quality time with their pet before they go on holiday-Hanrob Pet Hotel locations enable them to maximize time with their pets pre holiday, right up to the last minute.
The Hanrob’s luxury pet hotel has suites conveniently located in Sydney (Heathcoat, Sydney Airport and Duffy’s Forest) and Melbourne (Melbourne Airport). Prices for accommodation start at just $32.00 per day, and the Staying Connected Package is available for $49.00.Kenneling is a luxurious experience made possible through Andrew Briggs, Ceo of Hanrob Pet Hotels. Offered at all Hanrob Pet Hotel properties, the Hanrob’s luxury pet hotels includes extended stays, emergency veterinary treatment, play time for your pooch with his new canine companions, aromatherapy baths, Skype sessions, digital photos (PetPics), and pre-recorded videos.(PetVideo)
Luxury does have to not stop with human guests. Pets can look forward to doggie bootcamp- a program that allows dogs to brush up on their obedience skills, whilst perusing the wonderful grounds. Planning a trip with Fido is as easy as finding the Hanrob Pet Hotel website. There is an extensive pet-friendly link http://www.hanrob.com.au helping you determine what activities you wish to include for Fido’s stay and information on dog training and pet limo services to and from the airport for your family, dropping you and your luggage at the airport, then taking Fido to his hotel, where a pet friendly staff member will be waiting to greet him and settle him in. Hanrob Pet Hotels embraces all four-legged guests. Pet travel has never been so easy!
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