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Dog Motivation – Praise and Consequence

Dog Motivation Is The Key To A Happy Pack As a Leader of the Pack Dog Trainer, dog motivation is very important to me.  There are two very distinct forms of motivation in dogs.  They are Praise and Consequence.   I will touch base on what each one means to me and the dogs I work [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Dog Training|Comments Off on Dog Motivation – Praise and Consequence

Heat Stroke In Dogs – Symptoms Of Heat Stroke

As the temperature rises, it is time to remind dog owners to watch out for their dogs. Dogs can overheat rather easily. They cannot dissipate heat easily. In a matter of minutes a dog can suffer from severe heat stroke and die. Dogs cannot sweat like we do. In fact, the only sweat glands dog [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|Dog Health|Comments Off on Heat Stroke In Dogs – Symptoms Of Heat Stroke

Pit Bull Terrier – Breed Discrimination in America

Discrimination in the USA, and the world for that matter, takes many forms.  Read what is happening to the Pit Bull and realize what a "few people" could do to your German Shepherd, Doberman, etc. People have tried it before and they will try it again.  The following article appeared in the Examiner recently. Breed [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Dog Breeds|Comments Off on Pit Bull Terrier – Breed Discrimination in America

Dogs Die In Car From Heat

Two dogs died last week in Massachusetts when they were left in a pickup with the windows open and water freely available to them.  The owner was trying to do what was right; but the dogs died any way.  The temperature was just too hot and there was no ventilation. I can not imagine the [...]

By | June 28th, 2012|Dog News|Comments Off on Dogs Die In Car From Heat

Diamond Dog Food Recall

Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food is being recalled by Diamond Pet Foods because it may be contaminated with salmonella.  This is potentially dangerous for humans and dogs alike.  Please take all precautions in handling this food. The product was distributed to customers in 12 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|Dog News|0 Comments

Dog Age Calculator – Dog Years To Human Years

Converting Dog Years To Human Years - Dog Age Calculator For years we have wanted to equate a dog's age with our age.  The general rule of thumb has been  each dog year converts into seven human years.  Dog behaviorists and dog professionals alike have known that this conversion does not translate well into a [...]

By | March 21st, 2012|Dog Information|Comments Off on Dog Age Calculator – Dog Years To Human Years

Fast Eating Dogs

Is your dog eating  fast?  I had a question on my Jim Hodges Dog Training Facebook page about this.   Here are some suggestions to slow your dog down.  Please read as this is potentially life threatening for your dog. The question: How do you stop your dog from inhaling food ... he acts like [...]

By | January 18th, 2012|Dog Information|Comments Off on Fast Eating Dogs

Bloodhound Information

Blood Hound Information - History: Bloodhounds are very useful and productive breed of dogs that is also called St. Hubert Hound by many. It is a large breed of canines used to track human beings. So, these dogs have always been very functional and of practical use to humans, historically as well. As the legend [...]

By | July 20th, 2011|Hound Group|0 Comments

Getting A Dog Strictly For The Outside? Think Again … Please

Some well-meaning people take on the responsibility of owning a pet but with certain limitations. They only want an "outside" dog. Some people do this for protection because they believe intruders will keep "certain people" away such as bad guys, etc. Some people do this because they don't want their homes to look or smell [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|Dog Behavior|Comments Off on Getting A Dog Strictly For The Outside? Think Again … Please

Do You Know What You Are Putting In Your Dog’s Dish Everyday? Part 1

Do you know what you're putting in your dog's dish everyday? This is the first of a three part series on the importance of what you are feeding your dog. Most dogs will eat almost anything that's put in front of them and, just like humans, they are what they eat. Many now suffer from [...]

By | April 7th, 2011|Dog Food|Comments Off on Do You Know What You Are Putting In Your Dog’s Dish Everyday? Part 1