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Car rides.
Most of dogs really enjoy taking journeys in the car, while some of them doesn't take it well. There are multiple reasons for their phobia, such as car sickness, bad memories or a combination of car smells, new place, weird feeling (car movements), view outside of the window... Etc.
If your dog suffers from car sickness it is much easier to deal with than phobias. Some dogs only have this issue in puppyhood, other need to take medicine to help them overcome this problem. Car phobias are more difficult to treat, as they may take much more time to erase bad memories. In some cases dogs are afraid of car rides because they associate it with going to the vet, as it is the only way they travel by car. They just need a little adjustments to car rides, being taken on adventures etc. Other dogs could be scared, because they've never been introduced and shown with a step by step encounter of car smell, sound and motion.
Bad memories could also create a strong car rides phobia, eg. when a dog was abandoned from a vehicle.
Fortunately sometimes your dog is just bored, so give him a toy, stuffed Kong or a bone to make his ride more pleasurable.
Keep this in mind:
1. For the safety of your dog and yourself (and other passengers) make sure your dog is traveling in a create, hooked on to the seat belt or have a safety car rides harness on.
2. When going on long route remember to make stops from time to time, so your dog can go out, explore and pee.
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Car rides. Most of dogs really enjoy taking journeys in the car, while some of them doesn't take it well. There are multiple reasons for their phobia, such as car sickness, bad memories or a combination of car smells, new place, weird feeling (car movements), view outside of the window... Etc. If your dog suffers from car sickness it is much easier to deal with than phobias. Some dogs only have this issue in puppyhood, other need to take medicine to help them overcome this problem. Car phobias are more difficult to treat, as they may take much more time to erase bad memories. In some cases dogs are afraid of car rides because they associate it with going to the vet, as it is the only way they travel by car. They just need a little adjustments to car rides, being taken on adventures etc. Other dogs could be scared, because they've never been introduced and shown with a step by step encounter of car smell, sound and motion. Bad memories could also create a strong car rides phobia, eg. when a dog was abandoned from a vehicle. Fortunately sometimes your dog is just bored, so give him a toy, stuffed Kong or a bone to make his ride more pleasurable. Keep this in mind: 1. For the safety of your dog and yourself (and other passengers) make sure your dog is traveling in a create, hooked on to the seat belt or have a safety car rides harness on. 2. When going on long route remember to make stops from time to time, so your dog can go out, explore and pee. #Agent_Cheddar  #pupfluencer 
Smelly wet dog.
Most breeds love to play in the water, but not taking a bath. It's as simple as this: they are being forced to get wet. Unless your dog was taught in puppyhood he won't cooperate. But let's talk about that special wet dog smell, everybody knows, yet nobody likes it. Where does it come from? Andy Brunning, a British chemistry teacher has proven, that bacterias and yeasts (critters living on your dog) together with dog's oils and water create a mixture that produces this specific odor. So next time when your dog has a wet dog smell, don't blame him, blame his little buddy friends πŸ˜‚
Few rules:
1. Remember to rins the shampoo off really well, to avoid skin issues.
2. Bathing a dog too often could result in dry, itchy, flaky skin.
3. Every dog has it's own natural smell, that you can't get rid off, and he doesn't like that flowery smell you do. He may roll in the grass or dirt after a bath, to make it go away.
Cheddar's first bath with shampoo, as he must have rolled in field that had been fertilized with droppings πŸ™„
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Smelly wet dog. Most breeds love to play in the water, but not taking a bath. It's as simple as this: they are being forced to get wet. Unless your dog was taught in puppyhood he won't cooperate. But let's talk about that special wet dog smell, everybody knows, yet nobody likes it. Where does it come from? Andy Brunning, a British chemistry teacher has proven, that bacterias and yeasts (critters living on your dog) together with dog's oils and water create a mixture that produces this specific odor. So next time when your dog has a wet dog smell, don't blame him, blame his little buddy friends πŸ˜‚ Few rules: 1. Remember to rins the shampoo off really well, to avoid skin issues. 2. Bathing a dog too often could result in dry, itchy, flaky skin. 3. Every dog has it's own natural smell, that you can't get rid off, and he doesn't like that flowery smell you do. He may roll in the grass or dirt after a bath, to make it go away. Cheddar's first bath with shampoo, as he must have rolled in field that had been fertilized with droppings πŸ™„ #Agent_Cheddar 
Hydrotherapy for dogs.
Playing in the water is very beneficial for your dog. According to Dr. Jonathan Block (DVM), hydrotherapy is good for fitness, body condition, and a great source of aerobic exercise that is low impact on the bones and joints. This is why aquatic therapy is very common with orthopedic issues, such as Hip Dysplasia that Cheddar had. When dogs are not moving they can loose muscles within several weeks. Water provides a perfect environment for pets recovering from injuries or those suffering from joint pain. Since water is denser than air an exercise in it can be shorter than the one needed on land.
Be aware that some dogs just like people need to be taught how to swim, it may be more natural to breeds selected to retrieving from ponds and lakes.
The first and most important rule is not to force your canine into the water. He has got to feel comfortable in it. 
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Hydrotherapy for dogs. Playing in the water is very beneficial for your dog. According to Dr. Jonathan Block (DVM), hydrotherapy is good for fitness, body condition, and a great source of aerobic exercise that is low impact on the bones and joints. This is why aquatic therapy is very common with orthopedic issues, such as Hip Dysplasia that Cheddar had. When dogs are not moving they can loose muscles within several weeks. Water provides a perfect environment for pets recovering from injuries or those suffering from joint pain. Since water is denser than air an exercise in it can be shorter than the one needed on land. Be aware that some dogs just like people need to be taught how to swim, it may be more natural to breeds selected to retrieving from ponds and lakes. The first and most important rule is not to force your canine into the water. He has got to feel comfortable in it. #Agent_Cheddar 
A few tons biting force?
According to Drs. Brady Barr and Joe Camp [2005] the strongest dog bites are coming from larger dogs. Various different studies shows that the most vicious of all is Kangal (Turkish Dog) with a force of 743 pounds (337 kg). In top 10 we can also find Mastiff (252kg), Rottweiler (149kg), American Bull Dog (138kg), German Shepherd (108kg) and American Pitbull Terrier (107kg), Malinois (88kg). As you see it is a myth that dogs biting force is a couple or few tons strong. 
Retrievers were selected and breed to fetch game from the water and bring back to the hunter in a perfect condition. That is why their jaws are very delicate and in fact are able to carry an egg without breaking it (yes I tried that on Cheddar, it's true).
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A few tons biting force? According to Drs. Brady Barr and Joe Camp [2005] the strongest dog bites are coming from larger dogs. Various different studies shows that the most vicious of all is Kangal (Turkish Dog) with a force of 743 pounds (337 kg). In top 10 we can also find Mastiff (252kg), Rottweiler (149kg), American Bull Dog (138kg), German Shepherd (108kg) and American Pitbull Terrier (107kg), Malinois (88kg). As you see it is a myth that dogs biting force is a couple or few tons strong. Retrievers were selected and breed to fetch game from the water and bring back to the hunter in a perfect condition. That is why their jaws are very delicate and in fact are able to carry an egg without breaking it (yes I tried that on Cheddar, it's true). β€’ Read more on our Facebook page - Agent Cheddar (link in bio). New post about dogs interactions. #agent_Cheddar 
Thank you for your support, 5k followers and over 47k likes in 2017! 😊
Happy New 2018 year πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰
We wish you a good year filled with many blessings, long walks, love and happiness. Thank you for being with us, hope we can share many more years with you all!πŸ™‚
How did your pet deal with fireworks?
Cheddar was watching them with us through the window and eventually he got bored and layed down πŸ˜† the question is how come if he is scared of sudden loud noise? πŸ€” 
Check out our instastory to see Cheddar watching fireworks πŸ™‚
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Thank you for your support, 5k followers and over 47k likes in 2017! 😊 Happy New 2018 year πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ We wish you a good year filled with many blessings, long walks, love and happiness. Thank you for being with us, hope we can share many more years with you all!πŸ™‚ How did your pet deal with fireworks? Cheddar was watching them with us through the window and eventually he got bored and layed down πŸ˜† the question is how come if he is scared of sudden loud noise? πŸ€” Check out our instastory to see Cheddar watching fireworks πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #bestnine2017  #bestnine  #happynewyear  #happynew2018 
Fireworks.
Statistics show a 30% increase in pet escapes related to fireworks! 
In many countries (also in Poland) it is very popular to shoot fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve, in USA actually more common is 4the July (Independence Day). Pet Control Services says only 14% (out of those 30% pets missing due to fireworks) are being returned to their homes. 
Why are fireworks frightening for dog?
Because they experience them with almost all of their senses. Fireworks are loud,  vibrant, lights up with many colors, have specific burning smells and are close to the ground. 
It is natural for dogs to be afraid of loud noises. The sounds trigger their nervous systems, and they can become anxious or afraid. Running away from the noise is a survival instinct. 
Keep your dog safe around the New Year's Eve by making sure his collar fits properly and has an ID tag attached to it, exercise your dog earlier that day and keep him inside during fireworks, if possible with your companionship or other human. Keep your windows shut and closed curtains, as removing visual stimulation can help with calming dogs. If needed ask your vet to write a prescription for calming pills, put a special calming vest on your dog or use a canine anxiety wrap.
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Fireworks. Statistics show a 30% increase in pet escapes related to fireworks! In many countries (also in Poland) it is very popular to shoot fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve, in USA actually more common is 4the July (Independence Day). Pet Control Services says only 14% (out of those 30% pets missing due to fireworks) are being returned to their homes. Why are fireworks frightening for dog? Because they experience them with almost all of their senses. Fireworks are loud, vibrant, lights up with many colors, have specific burning smells and are close to the ground. It is natural for dogs to be afraid of loud noises. The sounds trigger their nervous systems, and they can become anxious or afraid. Running away from the noise is a survival instinct. Keep your dog safe around the New Year's Eve by making sure his collar fits properly and has an ID tag attached to it, exercise your dog earlier that day and keep him inside during fireworks, if possible with your companionship or other human. Keep your windows shut and closed curtains, as removing visual stimulation can help with calming dogs. If needed ask your vet to write a prescription for calming pills, put a special calming vest on your dog or use a canine anxiety wrap. #agent_Cheddar  #whpresolutions2018 
Why dogs chase?
The answer is really simple: instinct. Dog's ancestors are predators that chase their prey, it doesn't matter if your dog is a herding, guarding or hunting dog, they all have bigger or smaller prey drive.
When a dog has too much drive and too little self-control, this is when training problems occur. Carolyn Wilki, a positive-reinforcement herding instructor explains that the β€œthinking” part of an over-aroused dog’s brain has shut down, and he is functioning fully on his instinctual brain. This is why your dog ignores you as he chases down that squirrel, not matter what you do or how much you scream. Training out this behavior takes time, because you are actually changing dog's mind and working with his instinct.
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Why dogs chase? The answer is really simple: instinct. Dog's ancestors are predators that chase their prey, it doesn't matter if your dog is a herding, guarding or hunting dog, they all have bigger or smaller prey drive. When a dog has too much drive and too little self-control, this is when training problems occur. Carolyn Wilki, a positive-reinforcement herding instructor explains that the β€œthinking” part of an over-aroused dog’s brain has shut down, and he is functioning fully on his instinctual brain. This is why your dog ignores you as he chases down that squirrel, not matter what you do or how much you scream. Training out this behavior takes time, because you are actually changing dog's mind and working with his instinct. ✝️ 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.' #agent_Cheddar 
Evolution of tricks.
Teaching a dog complex behavior or tick takes time, because you have got to break it up for small stages and each step need to be mastered in.
It's amazing how all big tricks are actually just a little bit changed and improved basic commands.
Here is an example:
Since your dog already knows 'shake' you can easily teach him to give high five, wave or even touch something specific - e.g a light switch or ring a bell or touch another dog and pose for photos.
Fetching is a great game, it uses your dog's energy and simply it's fun and it is easy to teach (especially for retrievers, they have it in their blood). Since your dog brings you his toy, why not teach him to bring you your newspaper, slippers or help you bring groceries bags back home? Or maybe carry his own leash on walks?
As you see dog training is not that difficult if you think about it this way and let me tell you that's easier to achieve for both you and dog if your expectations are real. Take one step at a timeπŸ˜ƒ
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Evolution of tricks. Teaching a dog complex behavior or tick takes time, because you have got to break it up for small stages and each step need to be mastered in. It's amazing how all big tricks are actually just a little bit changed and improved basic commands. Here is an example: Since your dog already knows 'shake' you can easily teach him to give high five, wave or even touch something specific - e.g a light switch or ring a bell or touch another dog and pose for photos. Fetching is a great game, it uses your dog's energy and simply it's fun and it is easy to teach (especially for retrievers, they have it in their blood). Since your dog brings you his toy, why not teach him to bring you your newspaper, slippers or help you bring groceries bags back home? Or maybe carry his own leash on walks? As you see dog training is not that difficult if you think about it this way and let me tell you that's easier to achieve for both you and dog if your expectations are real. Take one step at a timeπŸ˜ƒ #agent_Cheddar  #pupfluencegoldens 
Dog teeth.
Did you know that dogs are born toothless, just like people?
Puppies will quickly develop a set of 28 teeth, that are temporary, so-called 'milk teeth'. Dogs have four types of teeth: incisors, canine, premolars and molars. Teeth eruption start at about 2 weeks of age, and are usually completely in by about 8-10 weeks old. After that time they will start to fall out to make a space for beautiful set of 42 permanent teeth. Usually puppies start to loose their 'baby' teeth at about 4 months of age, and the last ones to loose are canine teeth around 6 months of age. By the time your dog reaches 7-8 months he should have a full set of permanent teeth. 
It is recommended to let the 'baby' teeth fall out by themselves, unless there is a permanent one reaching its way out. In that case, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have the baby tooth removed. If the tooth remains in place while the adult tooth is coming in, it may cause a dislocation of permanent tooth and a bad bite, it is also more likely for your dog to get periodontal diseases.
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Dog teeth. Did you know that dogs are born toothless, just like people? Puppies will quickly develop a set of 28 teeth, that are temporary, so-called 'milk teeth'. Dogs have four types of teeth: incisors, canine, premolars and molars. Teeth eruption start at about 2 weeks of age, and are usually completely in by about 8-10 weeks old. After that time they will start to fall out to make a space for beautiful set of 42 permanent teeth. Usually puppies start to loose their 'baby' teeth at about 4 months of age, and the last ones to loose are canine teeth around 6 months of age. By the time your dog reaches 7-8 months he should have a full set of permanent teeth. It is recommended to let the 'baby' teeth fall out by themselves, unless there is a permanent one reaching its way out. In that case, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have the baby tooth removed. If the tooth remains in place while the adult tooth is coming in, it may cause a dislocation of permanent tooth and a bad bite, it is also more likely for your dog to get periodontal diseases. #agent_Cheddar  #pupfluencegoldens 
Tricky eyesight.
It's a known fact that dogs do not rely on their sense of sight as much as humans. Why is that? Well simply because people see better overall. 
Let me start with an interesting story, that shows vividly how strong dog's sight actually is.
Few days ago we were going down the hill in the forest and Cheddar ran into some bushes, while I was still going down. Eventually I stopped by one tree and just stared at the beauty of God's creation. Then on the corner of my eye I spotted Cheddar coming out of those bushes, he looked around and then he was climbing up again, clearly looking for me. So I didn't move an inch, neither did I make a noise, just stared at him. He would climb higher and search around with his nose, he clearly could smell me over there. I couldn't stand the tension, as it was really hilarious for me, and let some quiet laughs out. He heard that! Cheddar run down a little and looked around, but couldn't see me, even though it seemed like he totally looked at me. Same thing has happened again - I let a laugh out, he heard, moved down, looked around... Then I couldn't stand it and burst out loud - he ran straight to me.
Just to clear the picture: I was not hiding, just casually standing close to one tree, wearing non colorful clothes, it was around noon and I was in a distance of about 30m (100feet) away and even more at some point.
Let us investigate how Cheddar could miss me, if he is not blind!
1. It has been proven that dogs can recognize objects better when they are moving and sometimes overlook the same object when it is still.
2. Studies have shown that dogs see in colors of various shades of blue and yellow, they can also see best at dusk and dawn. In fact their low-light vision is better than humans.
3. Dogs cannot see as well at a distance as a human, they also have a problem with things that are way too close. On average human can see something clearly as close as 7 cm (2,75 inches) away, compared to a dog that sees things burry if they are closer than 33 cm (13 inches) away.
Remember all that when you're practicing recall, it's not only about being attractive, but also being visible for him.
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Tricky eyesight. It's a known fact that dogs do not rely on their sense of sight as much as humans. Why is that? Well simply because people see better overall. Let me start with an interesting story, that shows vividly how strong dog's sight actually is. Few days ago we were going down the hill in the forest and Cheddar ran into some bushes, while I was still going down. Eventually I stopped by one tree and just stared at the beauty of God's creation. Then on the corner of my eye I spotted Cheddar coming out of those bushes, he looked around and then he was climbing up again, clearly looking for me. So I didn't move an inch, neither did I make a noise, just stared at him. He would climb higher and search around with his nose, he clearly could smell me over there. I couldn't stand the tension, as it was really hilarious for me, and let some quiet laughs out. He heard that! Cheddar run down a little and looked around, but couldn't see me, even though it seemed like he totally looked at me. Same thing has happened again - I let a laugh out, he heard, moved down, looked around... Then I couldn't stand it and burst out loud - he ran straight to me. Just to clear the picture: I was not hiding, just casually standing close to one tree, wearing non colorful clothes, it was around noon and I was in a distance of about 30m (100feet) away and even more at some point. Let us investigate how Cheddar could miss me, if he is not blind! 1. It has been proven that dogs can recognize objects better when they are moving and sometimes overlook the same object when it is still. 2. Studies have shown that dogs see in colors of various shades of blue and yellow, they can also see best at dusk and dawn. In fact their low-light vision is better than humans. 3. Dogs cannot see as well at a distance as a human, they also have a problem with things that are way too close. On average human can see something clearly as close as 7 cm (2,75 inches) away, compared to a dog that sees things burry if they are closer than 33 cm (13 inches) away. Remember all that when you're practicing recall, it's not only about being attractive, but also being visible for him. #agent_cheddar  #pupfluencegoldens 
Therapy dog. 
That smile reminds me of Smiley the blind therapy dog @fortheloveofsmiley and their beautiful motto: see with your heartβ™₯️
That always gets me, I'm always moved when watching pictures of that dog, he was one of a kind! 
Therapy dog is a dog that's trained to provide comfort, love and help to deal with many issues such as anxiety or disabilities. They are not service dogs and even though they are welcome for settings in hospitals, retirement or nursing homes and schools, they do not have same privileges as service dogs.
Service dogs are specially trained to perform tasks to help a disabled person, e.g. blind. Considering the importance of work they provide, they have special access to public places, on airplanes, court, shops, restaurants etc. Therapy dogs are not allowed there. It is unethical to attempt to pass off a therapy dog as a service dog or pretend your dog is a service dog.
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Therapy dog. That smile reminds me of Smiley the blind therapy dog @fortheloveofsmiley and their beautiful motto: see with your heartβ™₯️ That always gets me, I'm always moved when watching pictures of that dog, he was one of a kind! Therapy dog is a dog that's trained to provide comfort, love and help to deal with many issues such as anxiety or disabilities. They are not service dogs and even though they are welcome for settings in hospitals, retirement or nursing homes and schools, they do not have same privileges as service dogs. Service dogs are specially trained to perform tasks to help a disabled person, e.g. blind. Considering the importance of work they provide, they have special access to public places, on airplanes, court, shops, restaurants etc. Therapy dogs are not allowed there. It is unethical to attempt to pass off a therapy dog as a service dog or pretend your dog is a service dog. #agent_cheddar 
Hip dysplasia awareness.
It’s estimated that 20 to 40 percent of large-breed dogs are afflicted with hip dysplasia.
There are actually few ways to prevent or delay the symptoms of this issue. First of all there are several natural supplements you can add to your dog's daily food. Keeping your dog on a proper amount of weight is also very important, as all the excess weight puts your dog's joints under a lot too take.
You must take special care of your dog in his puppyhood, during stages of rapid bone growth do not put your dog under a lot of exercises, jumping from heights, constant running, standing on theit hind legs or rough and long play dates, as it simply puts too much stess on the joints. 
Encourage your dog to swim, this is a wonderful exercise for dogs with hip dysplasia, simply because it builds up muscle mass without over stressing the joint. 
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Hip dysplasia awareness. It’s estimated that 20 to 40 percent of large-breed dogs are afflicted with hip dysplasia. There are actually few ways to prevent or delay the symptoms of this issue. First of all there are several natural supplements you can add to your dog's daily food. Keeping your dog on a proper amount of weight is also very important, as all the excess weight puts your dog's joints under a lot too take. You must take special care of your dog in his puppyhood, during stages of rapid bone growth do not put your dog under a lot of exercises, jumping from heights, constant running, standing on theit hind legs or rough and long play dates, as it simply puts too much stess on the joints. Encourage your dog to swim, this is a wonderful exercise for dogs with hip dysplasia, simply because it builds up muscle mass without over stressing the joint. #agent_Cheddar  #boop  #boopmynose 
Winter paw protection.
Once a winter comes it brings both pretty white look and dog's paw troubles. Protecting your dog's pads is an important thing to do, if not provided may cause tremendous pain for your dog.
Many people use dog balm or vaseline to create a protective layer for their dog's paws, others use dog boots. Be careful when choosing boots, they have to be made out of a fabric that actually keeps the heat inside, as some boots do not fulfill their role.
Be aware of salt and de-icers that people spill on sidewalks and roads, they can be toxic for your dog. Remember to wash your dog's paws immediately after walk with warm water to help prevent them from ingesting any salt or chemicals and also to get rid of ice balls that may have builded up in between your dog's toes - you may also trim that area.
When being outside do not let your dog to drink from puddles or eat snow in areas that could've been sprinkled with salt or de-icers.
According to Dr. Hiroysho Ninomiya and other scientists from Yamazaki Gakuen University in Tokyo, Japan; dog's paws are build in a very special way. First of all dogs' pads contain lots of fatty tissue. As it turns out your canine friend's feet doesn't freeze as easily as other tissues. Interestingly blood vessels in dogs' feet are arranged in a unique way. Arteries are very close to tiny veins that transfer heat, in other words your dog's paws are actually working as living heat exchangers. In conclusion maybe your dog doesn't need boots after all? Let me know what do you think.
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It's here! 😱
I can't believe it!β™₯️
Stay forever snow πŸ™‚
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Winter paw protection. Once a winter comes it brings both pretty white look and dog's paw troubles. Protecting your dog's pads is an important thing to do, if not provided may cause tremendous pain for your dog. Many people use dog balm or vaseline to create a protective layer for their dog's paws, others use dog boots. Be careful when choosing boots, they have to be made out of a fabric that actually keeps the heat inside, as some boots do not fulfill their role. Be aware of salt and de-icers that people spill on sidewalks and roads, they can be toxic for your dog. Remember to wash your dog's paws immediately after walk with warm water to help prevent them from ingesting any salt or chemicals and also to get rid of ice balls that may have builded up in between your dog's toes - you may also trim that area. When being outside do not let your dog to drink from puddles or eat snow in areas that could've been sprinkled with salt or de-icers. According to Dr. Hiroysho Ninomiya and other scientists from Yamazaki Gakuen University in Tokyo, Japan; dog's paws are build in a very special way. First of all dogs' pads contain lots of fatty tissue. As it turns out your canine friend's feet doesn't freeze as easily as other tissues. Interestingly blood vessels in dogs' feet are arranged in a unique way. Arteries are very close to tiny veins that transfer heat, in other words your dog's paws are actually working as living heat exchangers. In conclusion maybe your dog doesn't need boots after all? Let me know what do you think. ❄️❄️❄️ It's here! 😱 I can't believe it!β™₯️ Stay forever snow πŸ™‚ #agent_Cheddar  #whpclassic  #pupfluencegoldens 
Why dogs eat grass?
Eating grass is very common for dogs. Obviously not because they're cows, but why would they do it?
It actually has been observed in wild dogs and may be completely natural. Eating grass is one of a form of pica - eating things that aren't food, which may be caused by boredom or nutritional deficiency.
One study shows that 79% of dogs (49 took part in this study) had eaten plants at some time. Another study proves that grass is the most common plant eaten by dogs.
Some people believe that dogs eat grass, because they feel bad and are looking for a way to make themselves vomit. When in fact most of dogs that eat grass do not show sighs on feeling sick. Fewer than 10% of dogs seem to that, and less than 25% of them actually vomit after grass eating. 
Sometimes dogs tend to eat grass when they're looking for fiber, so switching to a better high-fiber dog food would solve the problem. 
Grazing is not harmful to your dog, although you have to be careful with what grass your dog is eating - keep away from lawns with toxic substances, such as herbicides and pesticides.
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The Golden King
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Why dogs eat grass? Eating grass is very common for dogs. Obviously not because they're cows, but why would they do it? It actually has been observed in wild dogs and may be completely natural. Eating grass is one of a form of pica - eating things that aren't food, which may be caused by boredom or nutritional deficiency. One study shows that 79% of dogs (49 took part in this study) had eaten plants at some time. Another study proves that grass is the most common plant eaten by dogs. Some people believe that dogs eat grass, because they feel bad and are looking for a way to make themselves vomit. When in fact most of dogs that eat grass do not show sighs on feeling sick. Fewer than 10% of dogs seem to that, and less than 25% of them actually vomit after grass eating. Sometimes dogs tend to eat grass when they're looking for fiber, so switching to a better high-fiber dog food would solve the problem. Grazing is not harmful to your dog, although you have to be careful with what grass your dog is eating - keep away from lawns with toxic substances, such as herbicides and pesticides. 🍁 The Golden King #agent_Cheddar  #whpclassic  #pupfluencegoldens 
Puppy socialization.
Puppies are most open to new things between 3 and 12 weeks old. It's a very important time for their socialization. Socializing a puppy means helping to learn how to be comfortable with many different types of people, environments, buildings, sights, noises, smells, animals and other dogs. 
Well-socialized puppies usually develop into safer, more relaxed and enjoyable pet dogs. 
If you miss that time of socialization you may find it difficult for your dog to learn new things or overcome his fears.
#throwbackthursday to Cheddar's first trip to a country side, where we socialized him with chickens, horses, cows, fields, dogs, cats and new people. 
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Puppy socialization. Puppies are most open to new things between 3 and 12 weeks old. It's a very important time for their socialization. Socializing a puppy means helping to learn how to be comfortable with many different types of people, environments, buildings, sights, noises, smells, animals and other dogs. Well-socialized puppies usually develop into safer, more relaxed and enjoyable pet dogs. If you miss that time of socialization you may find it difficult for your dog to learn new things or overcome his fears. #throwbackthursday  to Cheddar's first trip to a country side, where we socialized him with chickens, horses, cows, fields, dogs, cats and new people. #agent_Cheddar 
Separation anxiety.
Probably one of the most common behavior disorder in dogs is separation anxiety. While you're gone your dog may urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Only in USA, 1 out of 5 dogs is obsessed with being lonely.
More often, however, it concerns mixed breed dogs - about 50% of the four-legged suffering from separation anxiety are mongrels. That is probably due to their bad experience when living with human, being abandoned or loosing their owner. Also it seems as separation anxiety show up more often in small breed dogs, most likely because of their strong bond with owners, being spoiled and treated like a child.
There is no conclusive evidence showing exactly why dogs develop separation anxiety. But for sure puppies too early disconnected from the mother, show greater predisposition to intense attachment to humans. It seems as it might also a cause of very poor socialization in puppyhood, traumatic experiences, survived diseases or even genetics.
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Separation anxiety. Probably one of the most common behavior disorder in dogs is separation anxiety. While you're gone your dog may urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Only in USA, 1 out of 5 dogs is obsessed with being lonely. More often, however, it concerns mixed breed dogs - about 50% of the four-legged suffering from separation anxiety are mongrels. That is probably due to their bad experience when living with human, being abandoned or loosing their owner. Also it seems as separation anxiety show up more often in small breed dogs, most likely because of their strong bond with owners, being spoiled and treated like a child. There is no conclusive evidence showing exactly why dogs develop separation anxiety. But for sure puppies too early disconnected from the mother, show greater predisposition to intense attachment to humans. It seems as it might also a cause of very poor socialization in puppyhood, traumatic experiences, survived diseases or even genetics. #agent_Cheddar 
A dog is not a robot!
No dog is 100% obedient and fully free from behavioral problems. They aren't toys, they are living things. In order to have an obedient dog first of all you have got to build a special bond between you two. 'How to do it?' you may ask. It is simple. Be your dog's best friend, have fun, play, go on amazing adventures and simply derive joy from dog ownership. Do not forget about training, though! It is very important that you use positive reinforcement method, as it's been scientificly proven the most effective and safest for keeping and raising your bond with dog. Don't try to force your dog to do something he can't do. Have realistic expectations.
Prepare yourself for some ups and downs, I repeat 'A dog is not a robot'. He is allowed to make mistakes, just like you! 
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A dog is not a robot! No dog is 100% obedient and fully free from behavioral problems. They aren't toys, they are living things. In order to have an obedient dog first of all you have got to build a special bond between you two. 'How to do it?' you may ask. It is simple. Be your dog's best friend, have fun, play, go on amazing adventures and simply derive joy from dog ownership. Do not forget about training, though! It is very important that you use positive reinforcement method, as it's been scientificly proven the most effective and safest for keeping and raising your bond with dog. Don't try to force your dog to do something he can't do. Have realistic expectations. Prepare yourself for some ups and downs, I repeat 'A dog is not a robot'. He is allowed to make mistakes, just like you! #agent_Cheddar 
Be a responsible dog owner.
Remember when you were a little kiddo and wanted to have a dog so bad? 'It would be so much fun' you thought. 
Owning a dog is build up on both privileges as well as responsibilities. Dogs need not only proper nutrition and shelter, but much more! The commitment that dog ownership brings is huge. You have got to think about it seriously before considering bringing a dog into your life. And if you have one already, take a step back and objectively decide if you're fulfiling all your dog's needs. 
Your new dog will sit very steady on your wallet! Food, basic health care, training, grooming, microchip or tattoo, gear, treats, toys... And that will be constant for as long as they live, they ain't hamsters though, so prepare yourself for about 7-15 years (depending on a size and breed, the oldest dog alive had almost 30 years πŸ™‚).
It will literally eat your time! Training, socialization, walks, exercise, playing, cuddles... And if not - he will eat your favorite shoes, destroy your romantic evening and get you in trouble with the law. 
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Be a responsible dog owner. Remember when you were a little kiddo and wanted to have a dog so bad? 'It would be so much fun' you thought. Owning a dog is build up on both privileges as well as responsibilities. Dogs need not only proper nutrition and shelter, but much more! The commitment that dog ownership brings is huge. You have got to think about it seriously before considering bringing a dog into your life. And if you have one already, take a step back and objectively decide if you're fulfiling all your dog's needs. Your new dog will sit very steady on your wallet! Food, basic health care, training, grooming, microchip or tattoo, gear, treats, toys... And that will be constant for as long as they live, they ain't hamsters though, so prepare yourself for about 7-15 years (depending on a size and breed, the oldest dog alive had almost 30 years πŸ™‚). It will literally eat your time! Training, socialization, walks, exercise, playing, cuddles... And if not - he will eat your favorite shoes, destroy your romantic evening and get you in trouble with the law. If you have no time for walks, training and bonding with a dog - buy a stuffed animalπŸ˜‰ Want to read more? There is a new post on our Facebook Page (link in bio). #agent_Cheddar 
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Q&A for our followers! Thank you for your answers under our recent post! That was amazing to read it all and seeing how many of you out there are supporting us and reading. I want to hear more from youπŸ’š 🐢What's your dog's breed? How would you describe both behavior and needs for that breed and what type of person should habe one of them? ‼️Exciting news‼️ ☝️We've set @agent.Cheddar a Facebook page (link in bio)! Show us your support and learn even more interesting facts about dogs and their behavior! Cheddar is looking you up πŸ˜‰ ✌️We've teamed up with a company and soon will have an amazing giveaway contest! Stay tuned 😎 #agent_cheddar  #puppanther4  #puppanther5 
Compulsive behavior in dogs are easy to notice as dogs tend to do them over and over again. Compulsive simply means repetitive, your dog feels an urge to perform that behavior, such as spinning, chasing his tail, circling around, snapping for imaginary flies, excessive licking and toy fixation, barking and chasing light or shodow. Some breeds are more likely to develop certain compulsive behavior, e.g. Retrievers or Doberman Pinschers have excessive licking problems, it may be so strong that it will result in skin damage. Bull terriers  repetitively spin, German Shepherds are known from tail-chasing causing loss of hair or tail injuries. 
Repetitive behaviors are more likely to  develop in dogs that are living with stress and anxiety. Sometimes it starts after an injury, e.g. when a dog injures his paw he would lick it, lick it and lick it still even though it's healed and injury is long gone. It may be also a result of boredom and not getting enough exercise. 
Treating compulsive behavior in dogs is a combination of behavior modification and drug therapy. Usually the training is based on both desensitization (step by step encounter to the problem such as no barking when hearing a door bell) and counterconditioning (turning dog's attention to the treats and toys when exposed to whatever frightens him - changing his way of thinking from being upset to associating the door bell with goodies that will come).
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Compulsive behavior in dogs are easy to notice as dogs tend to do them over and over again. Compulsive simply means repetitive, your dog feels an urge to perform that behavior, such as spinning, chasing his tail, circling around, snapping for imaginary flies, excessive licking and toy fixation, barking and chasing light or shodow. Some breeds are more likely to develop certain compulsive behavior, e.g. Retrievers or Doberman Pinschers have excessive licking problems, it may be so strong that it will result in skin damage. Bull terriers repetitively spin, German Shepherds are known from tail-chasing causing loss of hair or tail injuries. Repetitive behaviors are more likely to develop in dogs that are living with stress and anxiety. Sometimes it starts after an injury, e.g. when a dog injures his paw he would lick it, lick it and lick it still even though it's healed and injury is long gone. It may be also a result of boredom and not getting enough exercise. Treating compulsive behavior in dogs is a combination of behavior modification and drug therapy. Usually the training is based on both desensitization (step by step encounter to the problem such as no barking when hearing a door bell) and counterconditioning (turning dog's attention to the treats and toys when exposed to whatever frightens him - changing his way of thinking from being upset to associating the door bell with goodies that will come). #agent_cheddar  #puppanther3  #puppanther2  #boopmynose 
Calming signals - licking.
Lip or nose licking in dog language is a sign of stress (of course not always, when you observe your dog you may realize he also has 'happy' licks, such as prior diner or snacks).
Sometimes it's hard to notice that behavior, as dogs tend to do it really fast; just a quick lick on the nose. 
Supposedly dogs with dark coat tend to do it often than those with light color of fur, also dogs with a lot of hair around their face and breeds with short noses (e.g. pug, French bulldog)  show that behavior more often as their facial expressions may be more difficult to read. 
Lip licking at the camera is a common reaction. I know what Cheddar wanted to show me, he didn't feel comfortable on that old tree (it was too small for him). He used both lip licking and turning his head away. We left that spot after I saw he isn't happy. 
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Calming signals - licking. Lip or nose licking in dog language is a sign of stress (of course not always, when you observe your dog you may realize he also has 'happy' licks, such as prior diner or snacks). Sometimes it's hard to notice that behavior, as dogs tend to do it really fast; just a quick lick on the nose. Supposedly dogs with dark coat tend to do it often than those with light color of fur, also dogs with a lot of hair around their face and breeds with short noses (e.g. pug, French bulldog) show that behavior more often as their facial expressions may be more difficult to read. Lip licking at the camera is a common reaction. I know what Cheddar wanted to show me, he didn't feel comfortable on that old tree (it was too small for him). He used both lip licking and turning his head away. We left that spot after I saw he isn't happy. Learn to read what your dog is telling you πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #puppanther2  #tot  #tongueouttuesday πŸ‘… #tongueouttuesday 
It looks like there is no winter for Poland this year 😟

Cheddar is one fearful dog. Ever since a little puppy he was scared of sudden noises or big trucks coming by, but it wasn't that bad untill he reached his teenage time and got hip surgeries. Having to keep him at home for over 6 months did not help... Let me tell you something: Training a scared dog is very hard! It took us months to practice on not freaking out and trying to run away without paying attention where was he going (many times if not on the leash he would run on the street and get hit by a car). We're practicing and will never stop, it works and he's doing better. This picture was taken in between of two busy streets and he was perfectly fine (check also in our story). If your dog is scared of things there is a way, desensitization works!
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It looks like there is no winter for Poland this year 😟 Cheddar is one fearful dog. Ever since a little puppy he was scared of sudden noises or big trucks coming by, but it wasn't that bad untill he reached his teenage time and got hip surgeries. Having to keep him at home for over 6 months did not help... Let me tell you something: Training a scared dog is very hard! It took us months to practice on not freaking out and trying to run away without paying attention where was he going (many times if not on the leash he would run on the street and get hit by a car). We're practicing and will never stop, it works and he's doing better. This picture was taken in between of two busy streets and he was perfectly fine (check also in our story). If your dog is scared of things there is a way, desensitization works! #agent_cheddar  #puppanther1 
❔Why dogs dig holes❓
Dog's ancestors, wild dogs and even wolves and foxes dig dens to raise their babies in. Dogs inherited that behavior, they often dig and circle to make a comfortable sleeping spot. 
Many times if a dog is hot or cold he may dig holes to find a warmer or cooler place to stay. He would do it either in shade or in sun.
Some breeds, like terriers, are more likely to dig than others.
Furthermore dogs dig to bury food, chew bones, toys and prey. This behavior was also inherited from their wild ancestors, that would hide their food under ground for two reasons; saving it for later and it allowed them to leave their food unattended.
Our domesticated pets still feel the urge to dig.
Sometimes digging can turn out to be a behavioral problem, such as separation anxiety. If you want your dog to stop digging in your yard, you'll have to teach him not to do it. 
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❔Why dogs dig holes❓ Dog's ancestors, wild dogs and even wolves and foxes dig dens to raise their babies in. Dogs inherited that behavior, they often dig and circle to make a comfortable sleeping spot. Many times if a dog is hot or cold he may dig holes to find a warmer or cooler place to stay. He would do it either in shade or in sun. Some breeds, like terriers, are more likely to dig than others. Furthermore dogs dig to bury food, chew bones, toys and prey. This behavior was also inherited from their wild ancestors, that would hide their food under ground for two reasons; saving it for later and it allowed them to leave their food unattended. Our domesticated pets still feel the urge to dig. Sometimes digging can turn out to be a behavioral problem, such as separation anxiety. If you want your dog to stop digging in your yard, you'll have to teach him not to do it. #agent_cheddar  #chilaboo  #tastechilaboo 
Training your dog takes time, especially when teaching a complex tasks or practicing in a very distracting environment. Stay positive, be patient and consistent, this will pay off in the future, I promise. Don't forget about impulse control, use a long line if needed to remind basics in a new area or around new dogs/people. Having a dog and training is associated with ups and downs. You can't skipp that. Prepare yourself for bad days, fails and little wars. It can be frustrating, but even though, stay positive!

Sometimes we all need to hear that again and again. Today I had to remind it myself. Cheddar is perfect in listening when there is no other dog around. Once he spots one he becomes deaf. We keep practicing and training and practicing again. 
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Training your dog takes time, especially when teaching a complex tasks or practicing in a very distracting environment. Stay positive, be patient and consistent, this will pay off in the future, I promise. Don't forget about impulse control, use a long line if needed to remind basics in a new area or around new dogs/people. Having a dog and training is associated with ups and downs. You can't skipp that. Prepare yourself for bad days, fails and little wars. It can be frustrating, but even though, stay positive! Sometimes we all need to hear that again and again. Today I had to remind it myself. Cheddar is perfect in listening when there is no other dog around. Once he spots one he becomes deaf. We keep practicing and training and practicing again. #agent_cheddar  #floppyears 
Everybody needs some love, so we're practicing a new trick - hug a tree 🌳
Spread love!β™₯️
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Do dogs actually smile?
According to a group of neuroscientists, animals have consciousness and emotions. That study from 2012 prove a possibility that when your dog feels content, he has relaxed body language which means his facial muscles are relaxed also and it makes him open his mouth and the corners of his mouth turn upwards as if he was smiling.
But! We need to be aware of dog's body language, because when you see a dog with an open mouth it could also be a reason of being hot and uncomfortable or even stressed.
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Everybody needs some love, so we're practicing a new trick - hug a tree 🌳 Spread love!β™₯️ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Do dogs actually smile? According to a group of neuroscientists, animals have consciousness and emotions. That study from 2012 prove a possibility that when your dog feels content, he has relaxed body language which means his facial muscles are relaxed also and it makes him open his mouth and the corners of his mouth turn upwards as if he was smiling. But! We need to be aware of dog's body language, because when you see a dog with an open mouth it could also be a reason of being hot and uncomfortable or even stressed. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupotter4  #weeklyfluff  #WHPthankful  #theweekoninstagram  #whplikealocal 
πŸ¦ƒHappy Thanksgiving to our American Friends! πŸ¦ƒ
No Maaa, I'm not chewing anything... Fine!
I'm chewing that fall away, making a perfect space for that amazing white stuff ❄️
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Why dogs chew?
First of all and mainly because they explore the world around themy by putting things in their mouth. Same as we - humans - use our hands they try everything with their teeth. 
Puppies when teething (around 3-6 months of age) age often chomp to help with the pain. Chewing objects may also help with keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Sometimes chewing can be associated with a behavioral problem, such as looking for an attention or treats, being stressed and scared, suffering from separation anxiety and simply not getting enough exercise and walks, which cause chewing due boredom.
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πŸ¦ƒHappy Thanksgiving to our American Friends! πŸ¦ƒ No Maaa, I'm not chewing anything... Fine! I'm chewing that fall away, making a perfect space for that amazing white stuff ❄️ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Why dogs chew? First of all and mainly because they explore the world around themy by putting things in their mouth. Same as we - humans - use our hands they try everything with their teeth. Puppies when teething (around 3-6 months of age) age often chomp to help with the pain. Chewing objects may also help with keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Sometimes chewing can be associated with a behavioral problem, such as looking for an attention or treats, being stressed and scared, suffering from separation anxiety and simply not getting enough exercise and walks, which cause chewing due boredom. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupotter3  #weeklyfluff  #WHPthankful  #theweekoninstagram 
Gray, dun and gloomy...
Where is that snow?❄️
I sniff it's coming πŸ™‚
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Dog's nose patter is unique for every one of them. It's their nose print - ID, different nose design for each dog, unique just like fingerprints for people. 
The surface of functional sniffing tissue in dogs nose occupies the area of about 130 cm2 (20in2), while for humans it's only 3cm2 (0,46in2). Of course the size if surface varies with the size and length of the dog's nose, but even flat-nosed breeds can detect smells far better than people. 
A dog’s brain is also specialized for identifying scents. The percentage of the dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is actually 40 times larger than that of a human! It’s been estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times better than humans.
Dogs in average carry about 220 millions fragrance receptors, while humans have only about 5 millions. The nose of a Bloodhound can own even 300 millions.
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Gray, dun and gloomy... Where is that snow?❄️ I sniff it's coming πŸ™‚ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Dog's nose patter is unique for every one of them. It's their nose print - ID, different nose design for each dog, unique just like fingerprints for people. The surface of functional sniffing tissue in dogs nose occupies the area of about 130 cm2 (20in2), while for humans it's only 3cm2 (0,46in2). Of course the size if surface varies with the size and length of the dog's nose, but even flat-nosed breeds can detect smells far better than people. A dog’s brain is also specialized for identifying scents. The percentage of the dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is actually 40 times larger than that of a human! It’s been estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times better than humans. Dogs in average carry about 220 millions fragrance receptors, while humans have only about 5 millions. The nose of a Bloodhound can own even 300 millions. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupotter2  #weeklyfluff  #WHPthankful  #theweekoninstagram 
Always go toward the light πŸ˜‰
Catching some fresh air with my good pals πŸ’–
Dogtober Day 27: Light πŸ’‘
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Among pastoral dog breeds we can distinguish two types of dogs that work with livestock: herding dogs and guardian dogs. Guardian dogs (e.g. Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Polish Tatra, Tibetan Mastiff) blend in with livestock and protect them from predators, when on the other hand herding dogs (e.g. Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdogs) stay outside livestock and manage it using different ways (such as nipping heels, barking, circling around).
Neither guardian nor herding dogs are a good choice for people that can't spend a lot of time with their dog. These breeds are highly intelligent, have boundless energy and thrive on hard work and play. When choosing a dog, think twice about their needs. Pastoral dogs shouldn't be forced to lie in the house all day long, if not used for their main purpose (or other like service dog, police dog, used in dog sports: e.g. agility, flyball, frisbee) they become bored and can destroy your home.
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Always go toward the light πŸ˜‰ Catching some fresh air with my good pals πŸ’– Dogtober Day 27: Light πŸ’‘ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Among pastoral dog breeds we can distinguish two types of dogs that work with livestock: herding dogs and guardian dogs. Guardian dogs (e.g. Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Polish Tatra, Tibetan Mastiff) blend in with livestock and protect them from predators, when on the other hand herding dogs (e.g. Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdogs) stay outside livestock and manage it using different ways (such as nipping heels, barking, circling around). Neither guardian nor herding dogs are a good choice for people that can't spend a lot of time with their dog. These breeds are highly intelligent, have boundless energy and thrive on hard work and play. When choosing a dog, think twice about their needs. Pastoral dogs shouldn't be forced to lie in the house all day long, if not used for their main purpose (or other like service dog, police dog, used in dog sports: e.g. agility, flyball, frisbee) they become bored and can destroy your home. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #crewfromthezoo  #backedbythepack 
Another amazing adventure with many new friends to meet on our way 🐾
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Introducing dogs to each other is a very important task, it would be great if it was pre-cued with a command ('greet' or 'play') to let your dog know he is allowed to leave you and go have some fun. Having a 'play' cue also teaches your dog to stay calm when he is not gonna meet up with the dog your passing by, unless cued.
It's way easier to teach your dog when it's time for greeting, than when to end the play. Constant training will surely improve both recall and listening. If needed use a long rope/leash and practice with your dog hundred and millions of times to come back to you when called, even if there is another dog around. Be patient, it takes time... A lot of practice and consistency!
Take a step back and think like a dog - you are playing with your friend, having a lot of fun, why on earth would you listen to your owner? He has nothing to give you! No treats, no toys, no fun...
You are boring to him, he would rather stay and play some more. Easy right? To get your dog's attention you have got to be more interesting for him than what he is up to.
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Another amazing adventure with many new friends to meet on our way 🐾 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Introducing dogs to each other is a very important task, it would be great if it was pre-cued with a command ('greet' or 'play') to let your dog know he is allowed to leave you and go have some fun. Having a 'play' cue also teaches your dog to stay calm when he is not gonna meet up with the dog your passing by, unless cued. It's way easier to teach your dog when it's time for greeting, than when to end the play. Constant training will surely improve both recall and listening. If needed use a long rope/leash and practice with your dog hundred and millions of times to come back to you when called, even if there is another dog around. Be patient, it takes time... A lot of practice and consistency! Take a step back and think like a dog - you are playing with your friend, having a lot of fun, why on earth would you listen to your owner? He has nothing to give you! No treats, no toys, no fun... You are boring to him, he would rather stay and play some more. Easy right? To get your dog's attention you have got to be more interesting for him than what he is up to. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt2  #WHPfindthelight  #whppetproject 
Throwback to sunny days πŸ™‚
Relaxing by the sea and running on the beachβ˜€οΈ
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The average dog can run about 19 miles per hour (30,5km/h) at full speed. 
The fastest dog breed are said to be greyhounds that can run up to 45mph (72km/h). Very fast are also small Jack Russell Terriers, they run with a speed of 38mph (about 60km/h). Right after Jack Russell Terrier would finish a run Dalmatian with 37mph (59km/h). The current top speed in dogs is 50,5mph (81,3 km/h). The record was made by 'Fanta' Greyhound in November 2013. 
A three legged dog can run as fast as the fastest man on earth! 27 mph (44 km/h) is the speed that a thee leggeg greyhound Trinity reached in Australia, 2013.
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Throwback to sunny days πŸ™‚ Relaxing by the sea and running on the beachβ˜€οΈ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š The average dog can run about 19 miles per hour (30,5km/h) at full speed. The fastest dog breed are said to be greyhounds that can run up to 45mph (72km/h). Very fast are also small Jack Russell Terriers, they run with a speed of 38mph (about 60km/h). Right after Jack Russell Terrier would finish a run Dalmatian with 37mph (59km/h). The current top speed in dogs is 50,5mph (81,3 km/h). The record was made by 'Fanta' Greyhound in November 2013. A three legged dog can run as fast as the fastest man on earth! 27 mph (44 km/h) is the speed that a thee leggeg greyhound Trinity reached in Australia, 2013. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt6  #weeklyfluff  #whpthankful  #theweekoninstagram  #WHPfindthelight 
'A dog is the only thing on earth, that loves you more than he loves himself.'
~ Josh Billings🐾
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Calming signals - whale eye.
When the whites of eyes appear on your dog's face it's a sign of anxiety. So called 'whale eye' happens when the dog slightly turns his head, but his sight is still on something or someone. 
Seeing your dog's showing whale eye is telling you that he is stressed and feels uncomfortable about something. A dog who is anxious is more likely to bite, as they will become aggressive soon. If you notice this behavior please stop whatever you're doing to the dog and live him alone until he will relax. Dog's could also show it in front of other dogs, children, when hearing a sudden loud noise or in places they are scared.
Breeds with short noses may be always showing a bit of whites due to their anatomy. 
In this photo Cheddar is not scared, only looking at my daughter. Dogs tend to show their whites when laying. They're too lazy to lift their head up so they just move their eyes.
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'A dog is the only thing on earth, that loves you more than he loves himself.' ~ Josh Billings🐾 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Calming signals - whale eye. When the whites of eyes appear on your dog's face it's a sign of anxiety. So called 'whale eye' happens when the dog slightly turns his head, but his sight is still on something or someone. Seeing your dog's showing whale eye is telling you that he is stressed and feels uncomfortable about something. A dog who is anxious is more likely to bite, as they will become aggressive soon. If you notice this behavior please stop whatever you're doing to the dog and live him alone until he will relax. Dog's could also show it in front of other dogs, children, when hearing a sudden loud noise or in places they are scared. Breeds with short noses may be always showing a bit of whites due to their anatomy. In this photo Cheddar is not scared, only looking at my daughter. Dogs tend to show their whites when laying. They're too lazy to lift their head up so they just move their eyes. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt5  #whpthankful  #weeklyfluff 
I have no words today... Other than Dog Poisoning Awareness!
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According to Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) in the last five years over 56,000 dogs have been poisoned (Kennel Club). While on the other side of world ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) claims that last year they have an incredible number of calls about dog poisoning incidents - 180,639! 
The most common poison was medication, almost 35% dogs and cats had been poisoned with them. 
Please be aware of the things your dog shouldn't be allowed to eat, chew or even lick. Such as chocolate, chemicals, rodent killers, grapes (even raisins), xylitol, alcohol, human foods, veterinary medication and supplements (overdose), cleaning supplies, paint, glue, insecticides, antifreeze, plants... And many more! 
Due to last event (one of my best friend's dog had been poisoned to death with something she ate on a walk) I feel obligated to spread awareness on the walks!
Don't let your dog eat anything!
Teach him important commands like 'leave it', 'no', 'let go' and come back to your when called.
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I have no words today... Other than Dog Poisoning Awareness! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š According to Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) in the last five years over 56,000 dogs have been poisoned (Kennel Club). While on the other side of world ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) claims that last year they have an incredible number of calls about dog poisoning incidents - 180,639! The most common poison was medication, almost 35% dogs and cats had been poisoned with them. Please be aware of the things your dog shouldn't be allowed to eat, chew or even lick. Such as chocolate, chemicals, rodent killers, grapes (even raisins), xylitol, alcohol, human foods, veterinary medication and supplements (overdose), cleaning supplies, paint, glue, insecticides, antifreeze, plants... And many more! Due to last event (one of my best friend's dog had been poisoned to death with something she ate on a walk) I feel obligated to spread awareness on the walks! Don't let your dog eat anything! Teach him important commands like 'leave it', 'no', 'let go' and come back to your when called. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt4  #weeklyfluff  #whpthankful 
I'm soaked πŸ˜‚ and I like it 🐾β™₯️
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Cheddar started to lift his leg up when peeing. He didn't do it because of his surgeries, but it's great to see him go back on doggy track. Also it must mean that he's not in pain anymoreπŸ™‚
Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree, because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.
Different smells in the dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.
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I'm soaked πŸ˜‚ and I like it 🐾β™₯️ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Cheddar started to lift his leg up when peeing. He didn't do it because of his surgeries, but it's great to see him go back on doggy track. Also it must mean that he's not in pain anymoreπŸ™‚ Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree, because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large. Different smells in the dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt3 
Another amazing adventure with many new friends to meet on our way 🐾
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Introducing dogs to each other is a very important task, it would be great if it was pre-cued with a command ('greet' or 'play') to let your dog know he is allowed to leave you and go have some fun. Having a 'play' cue also teaches your dog to stay calm when he is not gonna meet up with the dog your passing by, unless cued.
It's way easier to teach your dog when it's time for greeting, than when to end the play. Constant training will surely improve both recall and listening. If needed use a long rope/leash and practice with your dog hundred and millions of times to come back to you when called, even if there is another dog around. Be patient, it takes time... A lot of practice and consistency!
Take a step back and think like a dog - you are playing with your friend, having a lot of fun, why on earth would you listen to your owner? He has nothing to give you! No treats, no toys, no fun...
You are boring to him, he would rather stay and play some more. Easy right? To get your dog's attention you have got to be more interesting for him than what he is up to.
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Another amazing adventure with many new friends to meet on our way 🐾 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Introducing dogs to each other is a very important task, it would be great if it was pre-cued with a command ('greet' or 'play') to let your dog know he is allowed to leave you and go have some fun. Having a 'play' cue also teaches your dog to stay calm when he is not gonna meet up with the dog your passing by, unless cued. It's way easier to teach your dog when it's time for greeting, than when to end the play. Constant training will surely improve both recall and listening. If needed use a long rope/leash and practice with your dog hundred and millions of times to come back to you when called, even if there is another dog around. Be patient, it takes time... A lot of practice and consistency! Take a step back and think like a dog - you are playing with your friend, having a lot of fun, why on earth would you listen to your owner? He has nothing to give you! No treats, no toys, no fun... You are boring to him, he would rather stay and play some more. Easy right? To get your dog's attention you have got to be more interesting for him than what he is up to. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt2  #WHPfindthelight  #whppetproject 
I decided to change my breed to Green Retriever πŸ˜†
Anyone up for puppies? 🐸
Happy #tongueouttuesdayπŸ‘…
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Dogs are fascinating not only with their amazing abilities and flawless behavior, but also with their anatomy and appearance.
Dog's fur comes in two types: undercoat and guard hair (double coat). Some breeds do not have undercoat, only guard hair (silky coat). There are also few breeds that fur is made up of only undercoat, e.g Pumi. 
The amazing variety of colors of dog's fur comes from skin cells that produce melanin. Many breeds have one solid color (e.g. Maltese, Samoyed), or they can have different shade of a color (e.g. Golden Retriever), while others have different patterns, spots and marks, that are genetically inherited. Sometimes coat colors and patterns can warn us about genetic health problems. Merle Shetland Sheepdog, Gread Dane, Collie and Dachshund may be deaf or have vision problems. If you meet a white Boxer or Dalmatian you can be pretty sure those dogs are deaf.
Speaking of Damiatians, those cute white dogs with rounded black spots are actually born fully white. Their black spots gain color when growing up. Similar to Dalmatians are ticked coated dogs, that are also born completely white and they develop ticked coat pattern later. 
Sometimes people mistake harlequin coated dogs, e.g. Great Danes, with Dalmatians due to their black spots on white fur. They are different, as Dalmatian's spots are rounded and harlequin marks are torn. Also it is a tricky business to produce that pattern. Since harlequin coat is not dominant in genetics, even crossing two dogs with that kind of coat won't give us only harlequin pups. Researches agree to about 40-60% chance with that combination. 
Some dogs also own pretty agouti hairs, that's very common for cats. Agouti is where each hair has several colors itself (e.g. Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Corgi).
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I decided to change my breed to Green Retriever πŸ˜† Anyone up for puppies? 🐸 Happy #tongueouttuesday πŸ‘… πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Dogs are fascinating not only with their amazing abilities and flawless behavior, but also with their anatomy and appearance. Dog's fur comes in two types: undercoat and guard hair (double coat). Some breeds do not have undercoat, only guard hair (silky coat). There are also few breeds that fur is made up of only undercoat, e.g Pumi. The amazing variety of colors of dog's fur comes from skin cells that produce melanin. Many breeds have one solid color (e.g. Maltese, Samoyed), or they can have different shade of a color (e.g. Golden Retriever), while others have different patterns, spots and marks, that are genetically inherited. Sometimes coat colors and patterns can warn us about genetic health problems. Merle Shetland Sheepdog, Gread Dane, Collie and Dachshund may be deaf or have vision problems. If you meet a white Boxer or Dalmatian you can be pretty sure those dogs are deaf. Speaking of Damiatians, those cute white dogs with rounded black spots are actually born fully white. Their black spots gain color when growing up. Similar to Dalmatians are ticked coated dogs, that are also born completely white and they develop ticked coat pattern later. Sometimes people mistake harlequin coated dogs, e.g. Great Danes, with Dalmatians due to their black spots on white fur. They are different, as Dalmatian's spots are rounded and harlequin marks are torn. Also it is a tricky business to produce that pattern. Since harlequin coat is not dominant in genetics, even crossing two dogs with that kind of coat won't give us only harlequin pups. Researches agree to about 40-60% chance with that combination. Some dogs also own pretty agouti hairs, that's very common for cats. Agouti is where each hair has several colors itself (e.g. Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Corgi). βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt1 
Whats up Maaa? Is everything OK? Just checking up on you πŸ™‚
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Recent dog related studies are focused on their ability to read emotions. It may depend on both extensive interaction with humans and domestication.
Dogs can discriminate emotional expression on your face. They recognize whether you're happy or angry. In one experiment dogs had two pictures to choose from, smiling or a blank facial expression. More often they would choose a smiling person. Interesting is that they were able to pick a smiling face even if they only we're able to see eyes or half of the face [2014].
Other experiment investigated empathy in dogs, it shows that they move toward a crying person more often than to a talking or humming person [2012].
Researches in 2010 also tried to select breeds that are more likely to communicate with humans. Out of Retrievers, German Shepards and Poodles; Retrievers were more likely to gaze at humans and the duration of that gaze was the longest. This may be important to know that since they check you out so often, hypothetically Retrievers are more empathic and better at reading your emotions.
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Whats up Maaa? Is everything OK? Just checking up on you πŸ™‚ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Recent dog related studies are focused on their ability to read emotions. It may depend on both extensive interaction with humans and domestication. Dogs can discriminate emotional expression on your face. They recognize whether you're happy or angry. In one experiment dogs had two pictures to choose from, smiling or a blank facial expression. More often they would choose a smiling person. Interesting is that they were able to pick a smiling face even if they only we're able to see eyes or half of the face [2014]. Other experiment investigated empathy in dogs, it shows that they move toward a crying person more often than to a talking or humming person [2012]. Researches in 2010 also tried to select breeds that are more likely to communicate with humans. Out of Retrievers, German Shepards and Poodles; Retrievers were more likely to gaze at humans and the duration of that gaze was the longest. This may be important to know that since they check you out so often, hypothetically Retrievers are more empathic and better at reading your emotions. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupnewt 
Path to the beach is so beautiful πŸ’—
Stick your tongue out - It's picture time πŸ“Έ
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Dog's tongue may seem to be less important than other organs of their body, but in fact it's role is big. First of all it's main job is to bring food and water into the mouth and help with both chewing and swallowing.
Why would a dog want to stick out his tongue? Well doesn't that look cool? 😎
That behavior has a meaning also. Since dog's do not regulate body temperature through sweating like humans do they use panting to accomplish that. But! One of the calming signals is panting, it is a sign of stress in a dog, so learn the situation. 
Dogs also use their tongue to clean their body or to fasten healing process when licking wounds and sore spots.
An experiment from 2010 proves that dog's tongue is not that much dirtier than humans. In fact bacterias found on people's tongue are totally different from what we can find on dog's tongue. In conclusion is seems as it would actually prove a hypothesis that you can't get sick from your dog's saliva. We're not a fan of that, but it looks like there is no harm in doggy kisses afterwards πŸ˜‰
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Path to the beach is so beautiful πŸ’— Stick your tongue out - It's picture time πŸ“Έ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Dog's tongue may seem to be less important than other organs of their body, but in fact it's role is big. First of all it's main job is to bring food and water into the mouth and help with both chewing and swallowing. Why would a dog want to stick out his tongue? Well doesn't that look cool? 😎 That behavior has a meaning also. Since dog's do not regulate body temperature through sweating like humans do they use panting to accomplish that. But! One of the calming signals is panting, it is a sign of stress in a dog, so learn the situation. Dogs also use their tongue to clean their body or to fasten healing process when licking wounds and sore spots. An experiment from 2010 proves that dog's tongue is not that much dirtier than humans. In fact bacterias found on people's tongue are totally different from what we can find on dog's tongue. In conclusion is seems as it would actually prove a hypothesis that you can't get sick from your dog's saliva. We're not a fan of that, but it looks like there is no harm in doggy kisses afterwards πŸ˜‰ βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupmoose6 
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±!Happy Independence Day Poland!πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±
We've celebrated it on Golden Retriever's meeting at the beach. I also got a new squeaky reindeer plush toy (also in story), I'm one spoiled pup 😍
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Today the weirdest thing has happened at the beach. Something unexpected. It proves only one. It's worth to train your dog and practice with him all the time! 
I'm so proud of him that I must share it with all of you πŸ™‚ β™₯️
Forest walks are an amazing opportunity to play hide&seek with your dog. I usually hide behind trees of bushes and wait for Cheddar to notice I'm gone and search for me (he is good and always knows where I am). Today on the beach in the beginning of our Golden's meeting we (owners) decided to move a little further away from the dog beach, since it was full of seaweed. We started moving and I was taking some photos on my phone (that actually died at that time) when I realised Cheddar is not there... I looked around and he wasn't with other dogs, so I took a look back and that's where I spotted him. Sitting alone, in the middle of the dog beach (we were not so far away as it may sound) anxiously looking around. I realised he is looking for me as If we were playing hide&seek. He must have lost me between all this people and under all my layers (cold rainy day shouts for gloves, scarf and rain coat). When I called him I saw his relief once he started running like crazy towards me. 
Since post hip surgeries he was not allowed to play with other dogs for over 6 months we had a hard time with him on walks. Once he spotted another dog (not even gonna mention an old friend) he would go crazy! The only thing that matter for him was that dog. Today we've reached a place where he was able to not only ignore other dogs, but to actually look for me! He was also listening really well today, being a perfect little boy with good recall, heel and any other command. It's a huge step forward in our training, I'm really proud of himβ™₯️
Today's lesson is short: 
Be patient, be consistent when training your dog and just wait for the change πŸ™‚
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πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±!Happy Independence Day Poland!πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± We've celebrated it on Golden Retriever's meeting at the beach. I also got a new squeaky reindeer plush toy (also in story), I'm one spoiled pup 😍 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Today the weirdest thing has happened at the beach. Something unexpected. It proves only one. It's worth to train your dog and practice with him all the time! I'm so proud of him that I must share it with all of you πŸ™‚ β™₯️ Forest walks are an amazing opportunity to play hide&seek with your dog. I usually hide behind trees of bushes and wait for Cheddar to notice I'm gone and search for me (he is good and always knows where I am). Today on the beach in the beginning of our Golden's meeting we (owners) decided to move a little further away from the dog beach, since it was full of seaweed. We started moving and I was taking some photos on my phone (that actually died at that time) when I realised Cheddar is not there... I looked around and he wasn't with other dogs, so I took a look back and that's where I spotted him. Sitting alone, in the middle of the dog beach (we were not so far away as it may sound) anxiously looking around. I realised he is looking for me as If we were playing hide&seek. He must have lost me between all this people and under all my layers (cold rainy day shouts for gloves, scarf and rain coat). When I called him I saw his relief once he started running like crazy towards me. Since post hip surgeries he was not allowed to play with other dogs for over 6 months we had a hard time with him on walks. Once he spotted another dog (not even gonna mention an old friend) he would go crazy! The only thing that matter for him was that dog. Today we've reached a place where he was able to not only ignore other dogs, but to actually look for me! He was also listening really well today, being a perfect little boy with good recall, heel and any other command. It's a huge step forward in our training, I'm really proud of himβ™₯️ Today's lesson is short: Be patient, be consistent when training your dog and just wait for the change πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #pupmoose5 
Wait a minute! It looks familiar, I remember this kind of pictureπŸ€”
Same forest, same spot, same tree trunk, same dirty dog and same pose... One month later - the only thing that's different is color of leaves.
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DOG'S MEMORY πŸ“†
Remember that day you came back home from work and your puppy had urinated in the living room? You approached the dog and rubbed the dog's nose in his own urine. 'This will teach him a lesson' you thought. No it will NOT!❌
This is a very common misconception. 
This will not teach your dog not to do it inside, since the dog's memory has no recall of actually urinating in the house it will only create fear in the dog.
Researcher William Roberts thinks that animals are stuck in time. Our pets live at the moment, in present, so punishing a dog after the fact is for them not in any way related to what he did, he has no idea what is he punished for.
Understanding how dog's memory works is a tricky business, because since they live in 'now', they can't remember particular events from the past, but they do learn commands. It is believed, that a dog is able to learn about 200 words. By rewarding your dog in perfect timing he associates cue with getting food/toy. Repeated actions cement themselves in dog's memory.
Dog's have also very good long term memory, that's probably based on scent. That's why you can watch those moving videos of dogs greeting soldiers after years they spend in army, they remember their smell. βœ‰οΈ
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Wait a minute! It looks familiar, I remember this kind of pictureπŸ€” Same forest, same spot, same tree trunk, same dirty dog and same pose... One month later - the only thing that's different is color of leaves. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š DOG'S MEMORY πŸ“† Remember that day you came back home from work and your puppy had urinated in the living room? You approached the dog and rubbed the dog's nose in his own urine. 'This will teach him a lesson' you thought. No it will NOT!❌ This is a very common misconception. This will not teach your dog not to do it inside, since the dog's memory has no recall of actually urinating in the house it will only create fear in the dog. Researcher William Roberts thinks that animals are stuck in time. Our pets live at the moment, in present, so punishing a dog after the fact is for them not in any way related to what he did, he has no idea what is he punished for. Understanding how dog's memory works is a tricky business, because since they live in 'now', they can't remember particular events from the past, but they do learn commands. It is believed, that a dog is able to learn about 200 words. By rewarding your dog in perfect timing he associates cue with getting food/toy. Repeated actions cement themselves in dog's memory. Dog's have also very good long term memory, that's probably based on scent. That's why you can watch those moving videos of dogs greeting soldiers after years they spend in army, they remember their smell. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup 
Back to being a fluffy sleeping beauty, resting after digging a hole at the beach β™₯️
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❌🚫Do not disturb the sleeping dog🚫❌
When you see your sleeping dog quiver, his muscles are twitching, he might even growl or snap during sleep; that's when he's dreaming. You may notice your dog's eyes moving, because he is actually looking at his dream images, as if they were real. These eye movements are most characteristic for REM (Rapid Eye Movement), sleep phase when we have dreams. 
Scientists give us more facts about dog's dreaming. They dream about their doggy activities, such as digging a hole, running, guarding, chasing birds, fetching a ball etc. 
It's very important to know that your dog acting funny when sleeping is completely normal, that behavior is natural and in fact healthy, so you shouldn't feel a need of waking up your puppy when it happens. The phase of deep sleep when your dog rest the most only happens in about 10% of their sleeping time (while for people it's about 20%). Since dogs get REM sleep less often than humans they need more sleep overall. 
Apparently small dogs tend to have more dreams (Toy poodles might experience dreaming every 10 minutes, while a Golden Retriever will only dream once every 90 minutes), that's why usually they're more active.
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Back to being a fluffy sleeping beauty, resting after digging a hole at the beach β™₯️ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š ❌🚫Do not disturb the sleeping dog🚫❌ When you see your sleeping dog quiver, his muscles are twitching, he might even growl or snap during sleep; that's when he's dreaming. You may notice your dog's eyes moving, because he is actually looking at his dream images, as if they were real. These eye movements are most characteristic for REM (Rapid Eye Movement), sleep phase when we have dreams. Scientists give us more facts about dog's dreaming. They dream about their doggy activities, such as digging a hole, running, guarding, chasing birds, fetching a ball etc. It's very important to know that your dog acting funny when sleeping is completely normal, that behavior is natural and in fact healthy, so you shouldn't feel a need of waking up your puppy when it happens. The phase of deep sleep when your dog rest the most only happens in about 10% of their sleeping time (while for people it's about 20%). Since dogs get REM sleep less often than humans they need more sleep overall. Apparently small dogs tend to have more dreams (Toy poodles might experience dreaming every 10 minutes, while a Golden Retriever will only dream once every 90 minutes), that's why usually they're more active. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup  #throwback  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #whppetproject  #boopmynose 
There were three of us. Mickey is up in front (you can see him in the middle), I'm posing for photo and Dexter... Well he is running up the hill towards me and that's why I'm tiltingπŸ˜†
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Two dogs meeting at the park, they approach each other circling around while sniffing their... Butts. How gross, right⁉️
Why exactly is this happening?πŸ€”
Okay, prepare yourself for some 'butt talk'. Dogs have scent glands that are in fact just anal sacs that release a small amount of secretion when pooping. They have strong musky odor that's actually individual and unique for every dog. When you're walking your dog he stops to sniff stuff, that's how he gets introduced to all the pups that live in the suburbs. Later when they actually meet 'in person' they tend to sniff each other's butts first. Dogs use their anal sacs' scent to identify each other.
Sometimes, unfortunately the anal sacs can block and they will be unable to release the secretion. When it happens they become swollen and painful for the dog (he may be scooting, licking or biting that area, having a problem with defecating, have swollen anal sacs and you may notice very bad odor). This issue require treatment from veterinarian.
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There were three of us. Mickey is up in front (you can see him in the middle), I'm posing for photo and Dexter... Well he is running up the hill towards me and that's why I'm tiltingπŸ˜† πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Two dogs meeting at the park, they approach each other circling around while sniffing their... Butts. How gross, right⁉️ Why exactly is this happening?πŸ€” Okay, prepare yourself for some 'butt talk'. Dogs have scent glands that are in fact just anal sacs that release a small amount of secretion when pooping. They have strong musky odor that's actually individual and unique for every dog. When you're walking your dog he stops to sniff stuff, that's how he gets introduced to all the pups that live in the suburbs. Later when they actually meet 'in person' they tend to sniff each other's butts first. Dogs use their anal sacs' scent to identify each other. Sometimes, unfortunately the anal sacs can block and they will be unable to release the secretion. When it happens they become swollen and painful for the dog (he may be scooting, licking or biting that area, having a problem with defecating, have swollen anal sacs and you may notice very bad odor). This issue require treatment from veterinarian. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup  #whppetproject 
Amazing walk to the forest today with Viva β™₯️
We're not dirty at all 🐾
#thetwomutts1k (petco) That was the best adventure ever, not only a play date, but a dirty play date in the forest full of muddy puddles, leaves and sticks πŸ™‚
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Since hip surgeries when Cheddar had had over 6 months of not being allowed to play with other dogs he gets crazy when he sees an old friend. It gets really frustrating for me sometimes, but it's better, because we work on his impulse control. 
Impulse control is simply an ability to resist an urgent need or instinct. For example a squirrel ran by or there is another dog around or maybe somebody is visiting and your dog is able to be patient, no jumping, no barking, no pulling or running away. Having your dog focused on you and giving you an attention is our goal here. Dog's aren't born with good manners, they need to be taught what we really want from them. It works the same way with an impulse control too. We can improve that skill through training. First of all teach your dog to look at you. It doesn't need to be cued but you could add 'look at me'. Gradually increase the time your dog needs to look at you. You can also play game with an open hand, dropping food or teaching command 'leave it'. Maybe in your case it will be more useful to teach your dog to 'settle down' and wait patiently until allowed to leave. 
Decid how would you like your dog to behave in given situations and let him work on it. Some situations will be much tougher than others, but with consistency you can teach your dog that being calm and patient is the way to go.
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Amazing walk to the forest today with Viva β™₯️ We're not dirty at all 🐾 #thetwomutts1k  (petco) That was the best adventure ever, not only a play date, but a dirty play date in the forest full of muddy puddles, leaves and sticks πŸ™‚ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Since hip surgeries when Cheddar had had over 6 months of not being allowed to play with other dogs he gets crazy when he sees an old friend. It gets really frustrating for me sometimes, but it's better, because we work on his impulse control. Impulse control is simply an ability to resist an urgent need or instinct. For example a squirrel ran by or there is another dog around or maybe somebody is visiting and your dog is able to be patient, no jumping, no barking, no pulling or running away. Having your dog focused on you and giving you an attention is our goal here. Dog's aren't born with good manners, they need to be taught what we really want from them. It works the same way with an impulse control too. We can improve that skill through training. First of all teach your dog to look at you. It doesn't need to be cued but you could add 'look at me'. Gradually increase the time your dog needs to look at you. You can also play game with an open hand, dropping food or teaching command 'leave it'. Maybe in your case it will be more useful to teach your dog to 'settle down' and wait patiently until allowed to leave. Decid how would you like your dog to behave in given situations and let him work on it. Some situations will be much tougher than others, but with consistency you can teach your dog that being calm and patient is the way to go. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup  #whppetproject 
Did you call me, Maaa? πŸ™‚
I heard you say my name πŸ™‚
Perfect recall πŸ’ͺ
#thetwomutts1k (petco) this was the best adventure ever, because I had fun at the beach fetching sticks from the sea 😍
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Floppy, long, standing straight up, small, pointy... πŸ‘‚
Dogs' ears come in many shapes, but they all are being held by 18 muscles (or more). Our furry friends hear about 4 times better than we do, although they are born deaf since their ear canals are still closed (they start to hear about few weeks old).
Dogs' ears move independently of one another, and they are being moved not only to hear better, but also to express emotions. The position of your dog's ear tells you a lot about their behavior (stress, anxiety, aggression) and if they're focused on you during training.
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Did you call me, Maaa? πŸ™‚ I heard you say my name πŸ™‚ Perfect recall πŸ’ͺ #thetwomutts1k  (petco) this was the best adventure ever, because I had fun at the beach fetching sticks from the sea 😍 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Floppy, long, standing straight up, small, pointy... πŸ‘‚ Dogs' ears come in many shapes, but they all are being held by 18 muscles (or more). Our furry friends hear about 4 times better than we do, although they are born deaf since their ear canals are still closed (they start to hear about few weeks old). Dogs' ears move independently of one another, and they are being moved not only to hear better, but also to express emotions. The position of your dog's ear tells you a lot about their behavior (stress, anxiety, aggression) and if they're focused on you during training. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup  #whppetproject 
Peek-A-Boo!πŸ™ˆ
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'There is no friendship in the world that lasts forever. The only exception is that which gives us a dog.'🐾
~Konrad Lorenz ☘
#thetwomutts1k (petco)this was the best adventure ever, because we did some nose games πŸ˜†
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Autumn is not only a beautiful season of the year, it also gives us many opportunities of introducing our dog to nose work.
Nose games are the best way to keep your dog fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise (especially on rainy days).
There are many variety of nose games, the most simple is food searching. You can be very creative here. For example throw some snacks in a box filled with paper balls or paper towel rolls. You could buy (or DIY) a nose work mat where it is easy to hide treats. Hide food under pile of clothes, leaves or simply cover it with a plastic cup. Playing 'pick the hand' game is also fun, almost as much as hide and seek where you can hide dog snacks or even yourself! You could also teach your dog to find a piece of clothing that has your smell (socks are perfect!). My last idea is creating scent trails, now those are fun! Essential oils works great for it or food that would allow you to leave the trail (e.g. Raw meat, tuna in can). These simple scent games are only a beginning to dog's tracking possibilities, if you both really enjoy it you could find a K9 Nose Work training class. Keep your dog busy and entertained! πŸ™‚
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Peek-A-Boo!πŸ™ˆ β™₯️ 'There is no friendship in the world that lasts forever. The only exception is that which gives us a dog.'🐾 ~Konrad Lorenz ☘ #thetwomutts1k  (petco)this was the best adventure ever, because we did some nose games πŸ˜† πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Autumn is not only a beautiful season of the year, it also gives us many opportunities of introducing our dog to nose work. Nose games are the best way to keep your dog fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise (especially on rainy days). There are many variety of nose games, the most simple is food searching. You can be very creative here. For example throw some snacks in a box filled with paper balls or paper towel rolls. You could buy (or DIY) a nose work mat where it is easy to hide treats. Hide food under pile of clothes, leaves or simply cover it with a plastic cup. Playing 'pick the hand' game is also fun, almost as much as hide and seek where you can hide dog snacks or even yourself! You could also teach your dog to find a piece of clothing that has your smell (socks are perfect!). My last idea is creating scent trails, now those are fun! Essential oils works great for it or food that would allow you to leave the trail (e.g. Raw meat, tuna in can). These simple scent games are only a beginning to dog's tracking possibilities, if you both really enjoy it you could find a K9 Nose Work training class. Keep your dog busy and entertained! πŸ™‚ βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup 
Sniffing is my life! 🍁
Forest my loveπŸ‚
And muddy puddles my dateπŸƒ
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Why are dogs' noses wet?
First of all dogs tend to lick their nose a lot, there are 3 reasons of that behavior:
1️⃣ Cleaning a dirty nose after sniffing,
2️⃣ One of the calming signals that tells us that our dog is stressed.
3️⃣ Absorbing scent chemicals.
When dog's catch on specific scent to follow their noses make a thin layer of musus, that helps them to absorb scent chemicals. In other words it helps them to smell better. 
Dog's nose can be also wet, because it helps them to cool down. 
Time for myth buster! 
When your dog's nose is dry it doesn't mean your dog is sick. Some dog breeds have drier and warmer noses than others. Also during the day your dog's nose could get wetter and colder or the opposite. Usually they're wetter in the morning, during the day they can get drier and then wet for the night again.
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Sniffing is my life! 🍁 Forest my loveπŸ‚ And muddy puddles my dateπŸƒ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Why are dogs' noses wet? First of all dogs tend to lick their nose a lot, there are 3 reasons of that behavior: 1️⃣ Cleaning a dirty nose after sniffing, 2️⃣ One of the calming signals that tells us that our dog is stressed. 3️⃣ Absorbing scent chemicals. When dog's catch on specific scent to follow their noses make a thin layer of musus, that helps them to absorb scent chemicals. In other words it helps them to smell better. Dog's nose can be also wet, because it helps them to cool down. Time for myth buster! When your dog's nose is dry it doesn't mean your dog is sick. Some dog breeds have drier and warmer noses than others. Also during the day your dog's nose could get wetter and colder or the opposite. Usually they're wetter in the morning, during the day they can get drier and then wet for the night again. βœ‰οΈ DM me if you would like to read about something specific. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup 
I don't want to go home, so I better lay down and pretend I didn't hear that πŸ™Œ
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Deaf and blind dogs rely more on their nose and eyes, than dogs that have vision. Their sight and ability to smell become more sensitive. Blind dogs use their whiskers to sense the distance to things around them. Stanley Coren and Dr Strain agree that dogs can use some body parts more as adapting to being deaf or blind, e.g. whiskers, to detect sound-vibrations carried by air, liquids, or solids. You could say that they use them as 'useful hearing'.
Training a deaf or blind dog is not that different or more difficult from hearing and seeing dogs. We only need to make some adjustments, like use hand signals for a deaf dog or word commands for blind ones. How to teach a deaf dog a recall? Sounds impossible? Not so much! There are vibration collars that help us communicate with a deaf dog. 🐾
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Please DM me if you would like to read about something specific or want some answers about dog behavior. Some of you already asked me and I had put it in my posts. Keep it coming people, I love that and enjoy writing about something you asked for πŸ™‚
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I don't want to go home, so I better lay down and pretend I didn't hear that πŸ™Œ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Deaf and blind dogs rely more on their nose and eyes, than dogs that have vision. Their sight and ability to smell become more sensitive. Blind dogs use their whiskers to sense the distance to things around them. Stanley Coren and Dr Strain agree that dogs can use some body parts more as adapting to being deaf or blind, e.g. whiskers, to detect sound-vibrations carried by air, liquids, or solids. You could say that they use them as 'useful hearing'. Training a deaf or blind dog is not that different or more difficult from hearing and seeing dogs. We only need to make some adjustments, like use hand signals for a deaf dog or word commands for blind ones. How to teach a deaf dog a recall? Sounds impossible? Not so much! There are vibration collars that help us communicate with a deaf dog. 🐾 βœ‰οΈβœ‰οΈβœ‰οΈ Please DM me if you would like to read about something specific or want some answers about dog behavior. Some of you already asked me and I had put it in my posts. Keep it coming people, I love that and enjoy writing about something you asked for πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup 
'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.'β™₯️
~ Helen Keller 🌹
Happy #wetdogwednesday πŸ’¦
#thetwomutts1k (petco) This was the best adventure ever, because I got to get all dirty 😎
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Whiskers are specialized type of hair found on dog's face that are used as a sensing devices. They help them to define where they're at in space. 
According to Veterinary Research Communications vibrissae are a huge part of an animal's sensory functioning, such as finding food, dispersion of pheromones, maintaining head position during swimming and monitoring their environment.
You may also find it interesting that some dogs can grow a bunch of long and thick whiskers, others may have few or even none. It's also very important to remember not to cut them, because even though they grow back, it could be disorienting for your pet to loose them. 
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'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.'β™₯️ ~ Helen Keller 🌹 Happy #wetdogwednesday  πŸ’¦ #thetwomutts1k  (petco) This was the best adventure ever, because I got to get all dirty 😎 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Whiskers are specialized type of hair found on dog's face that are used as a sensing devices. They help them to define where they're at in space. According to Veterinary Research Communications vibrissae are a huge part of an animal's sensory functioning, such as finding food, dispersion of pheromones, maintaining head position during swimming and monitoring their environment. You may also find it interesting that some dogs can grow a bunch of long and thick whiskers, others may have few or even none. It's also very important to remember not to cut them, because even though they grow back, it could be disorienting for your pet to loose them. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behawiorysta  #behaviorist  #goldenretrieverlovegroup 
'Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.'β™₯️
~Andy Biersack 🌹
✝️500 years of reformation✝️
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Time to change society's way of thinking! Time for reformation in canine world❕
‼️4 foundations of positive reinforcement‼️
1️⃣ Rewarding behavior that we like and would like to be repeated. Your dog learns that good things happen to him when he does something you like. β˜‘οΈ
2️⃣ Ignoring the behavior, that we don't want to see in the future (no talking, no touching, no attention). Any contact with your dog is a reward in his eyes, so punishing him by yelling or hitting isn't really the way to go. β˜‘οΈ
3️⃣ Dividing a task into stages. It makes it easier for both of you. Reward your pup for small progress, all steps that are bringing him closer to what you want him to do. β˜‘οΈ
4️⃣ Reinforcing in the right moment. Rewarding your dog in wrong moment may slow down the learning process. Make sure you praise your dog at the exact second he did the behavior you expect him to do. β˜‘οΈ
‼️Positive reinforcement has been proven to be the most effective way of dog training. βœ”οΈ
It motivates your dog the most, increases their will to work with you and most importantly it creates a strong bond between you. βœ”οΈ
When training your dog remember to be consistent and patient. βœ”οΈ
Keep your training sessions short and interesting. βœ”οΈ
Find what motivates your dog and use this while teaching (food, toys, praise or play), every dog is different, so find out what motivates your dog the most.βœ”οΈ
The power of positive training is the right choice in all situations, no matter what the issue.βœ”οΈ
This isn't really dog training, it's people training.
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'Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.'β™₯️ ~Andy Biersack 🌹 ✝️500 years of reformation✝️ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Time to change society's way of thinking! Time for reformation in canine world❕ ‼️4 foundations of positive reinforcement‼️ 1️⃣ Rewarding behavior that we like and would like to be repeated. Your dog learns that good things happen to him when he does something you like. β˜‘οΈ 2️⃣ Ignoring the behavior, that we don't want to see in the future (no talking, no touching, no attention). Any contact with your dog is a reward in his eyes, so punishing him by yelling or hitting isn't really the way to go. β˜‘οΈ 3️⃣ Dividing a task into stages. It makes it easier for both of you. Reward your pup for small progress, all steps that are bringing him closer to what you want him to do. β˜‘οΈ 4️⃣ Reinforcing in the right moment. Rewarding your dog in wrong moment may slow down the learning process. Make sure you praise your dog at the exact second he did the behavior you expect him to do. β˜‘οΈ ‼️Positive reinforcement has been proven to be the most effective way of dog training. βœ”οΈ It motivates your dog the most, increases their will to work with you and most importantly it creates a strong bond between you. βœ”οΈ When training your dog remember to be consistent and patient. βœ”οΈ Keep your training sessions short and interesting. βœ”οΈ Find what motivates your dog and use this while teaching (food, toys, praise or play), every dog is different, so find out what motivates your dog the most.βœ”οΈ The power of positive training is the right choice in all situations, no matter what the issue.βœ”οΈ This isn't really dog training, it's people training. #agent_cheddar  #crewfromthezoo  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #reformation500  #positivetraining  #positivereinforcement  #backedbythepack 
'If your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second  opinion.' πŸ’
~Jim Fiebig 🌹
Dogtober Day 30: Parents πŸ’ž
#thetwomutts1k This was the best adventure ever, because I got to spend it with Maaa πŸ™‚
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National Pit Bull Awareness Month. 🐢
Aggressive dog breed or maybe bad handling? Dog's fault or owner's❓
A lot of dog aggression is caused by fear and anxiety. To avoid aggression, owners should properly socialize their pups (taking to puppy kindergarten classes before 16 weeks old), so they become comfortable with other people and dogs. Dogs that attended puppy-training classes are about one and a half times less likely to be aggressive to strangers.
Very important is also age of dog's leaving the litter, it shouldn't happen earlier than 8 weeks old, so they learn how to be social with other dogs. Dogs obtained from animal rescue and other sources are much more likely to be aggressive than those bought from a breeder.
Most important is training. Studies habe proven that positive-reinforcement training is more effective, than negative. Dogs trained using punishment and negative reinforcement are twice as likely to be aggressive to strangers and three times as likely to be aggressive to family members.
Reaserch made by Rachel Casey, from University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, has brought also some other interesting facts: * Dogs owned by people younger than 25 were nearly twice as likely to be aggressive than those owned by people older than 40.
* Neutered male dogs were twice as likely to be aggressive as neutered female dogs. However, there was no significant difference in aggression risk between neutered and non-neutered males.
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #crewfromthezoo #behaviorist #behawiorysta #NationalPitbullAwarenessMonth #backedbythepack
'If your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second opinion.' πŸ’ ~Jim Fiebig 🌹 Dogtober Day 30: Parents πŸ’ž #thetwomutts1k  This was the best adventure ever, because I got to spend it with Maaa πŸ™‚ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š National Pit Bull Awareness Month. 🐢 Aggressive dog breed or maybe bad handling? Dog's fault or owner's❓ A lot of dog aggression is caused by fear and anxiety. To avoid aggression, owners should properly socialize their pups (taking to puppy kindergarten classes before 16 weeks old), so they become comfortable with other people and dogs. Dogs that attended puppy-training classes are about one and a half times less likely to be aggressive to strangers. Very important is also age of dog's leaving the litter, it shouldn't happen earlier than 8 weeks old, so they learn how to be social with other dogs. Dogs obtained from animal rescue and other sources are much more likely to be aggressive than those bought from a breeder. Most important is training. Studies habe proven that positive-reinforcement training is more effective, than negative. Dogs trained using punishment and negative reinforcement are twice as likely to be aggressive to strangers and three times as likely to be aggressive to family members. Reaserch made by Rachel Casey, from University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, has brought also some other interesting facts: * Dogs owned by people younger than 25 were nearly twice as likely to be aggressive than those owned by people older than 40. * Neutered male dogs were twice as likely to be aggressive as neutered female dogs. However, there was no significant difference in aggression risk between neutered and non-neutered males. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #crewfromthezoo  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #NationalPitbullAwarenessMonth  #backedbythepack 
Sometimes we just need to stop whatever we're doing and enjoy beautyπŸ’Ÿ
Happy Cat Day for all kittens 🐈🐱
Dogtober Day 29: Reflection ✨
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'You can't teach an old dog a new trick' is probably one of the biggest myths in canine world. Even an older dog is capable of learning although it may take more time. According to reaserchers from University in Toronto the process of learning is slowing down with the age. You can mostly see it in more complicated tasks or problems with many possible ways of solving. In their experiment dogs were asked to pick up an item from two presented, that is identical with an one that was shown to them before. If the break between letting dog to choose an item was longer then older dogs had a hard time choosing a correct object. Later dogs were asked to choose different item than the one they saw. It gotten pretty hard for old dogs and if there was a break it was almost impossible for them to achieve. This reaserch shows us that for old dogs the memory of seen object is kept shorter than in young dog's brain. 
Dwight Tapp, psychologist, made a different  experiment where first he would teach dogs to pick a bigger ball out of two that's been shown. Older dogs coped with it a little worse, but they manage it. After they learned what to choose Tapp changed rules and dogs were rewarded for picking smaller ball. It took a while for young dogs to understand what's different, for old dogs it became extremely difficult.
In conclusion, we know from many experiments that the process of learning for dogs isn't that much different throughout aging. Old dogs are capable of learning new things, although it seems that they have a problem with accommodating to changes and new modifications of what they were already taught. This means that they may be stubborn in repeating behavior that worked in the past, but it doesn't mean they can't learn.
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #crewfromthezoo #behaviorist #behawiorysta #backedbythepack
Sometimes we just need to stop whatever we're doing and enjoy beautyπŸ’Ÿ Happy Cat Day for all kittens 🐈🐱 Dogtober Day 29: Reflection ✨ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š 'You can't teach an old dog a new trick' is probably one of the biggest myths in canine world. Even an older dog is capable of learning although it may take more time. According to reaserchers from University in Toronto the process of learning is slowing down with the age. You can mostly see it in more complicated tasks or problems with many possible ways of solving. In their experiment dogs were asked to pick up an item from two presented, that is identical with an one that was shown to them before. If the break between letting dog to choose an item was longer then older dogs had a hard time choosing a correct object. Later dogs were asked to choose different item than the one they saw. It gotten pretty hard for old dogs and if there was a break it was almost impossible for them to achieve. This reaserch shows us that for old dogs the memory of seen object is kept shorter than in young dog's brain. Dwight Tapp, psychologist, made a different experiment where first he would teach dogs to pick a bigger ball out of two that's been shown. Older dogs coped with it a little worse, but they manage it. After they learned what to choose Tapp changed rules and dogs were rewarded for picking smaller ball. It took a while for young dogs to understand what's different, for old dogs it became extremely difficult. In conclusion, we know from many experiments that the process of learning for dogs isn't that much different throughout aging. Old dogs are capable of learning new things, although it seems that they have a problem with accommodating to changes and new modifications of what they were already taught. This means that they may be stubborn in repeating behavior that worked in the past, but it doesn't mean they can't learn. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #crewfromthezoo  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #backedbythepack 
Throwback to sunny days and playful date with Viva (Lhasa Apso), that I see regularly on my walkies. Yes, she is all over me πŸ˜‚ 
Dogtober Day 28: Mask πŸ‘½
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❕Important message for dog owners about dogs approaching each others on walks❗️
Cheddar is purebred Golden Retriever, which is a large breed of dogs. While walking around our suburbs we always bump into other dogs (mostly small). Their owner's reaction is dramatically wrong in about 90% of time. Shortening leash, pulling dog the other way, dog on tight leash, owners of small dogs also repeatedly pick their pup up and many times having negative attitude (not even mentioning yelling). Dog's response to it couldn't be other than becoming defensive and many times even aggressive. When you pick up your dog to comfort and protect, he either gets angry or even more scared. If two dogs approach each other, when not being strangled, they have a chance to send and read signals. Dogs are really good readers if you let them.
Also... Why can't a large dog play with small? Owners of small dogs usually do not allow approaching with bigger dogs, they run away or pick up their pup. Let them be dogs! They will find a way to have fun together, just let them go and enjoy watching πŸ˜‰
❕Important message for dog owners about dogs approaching each others on walks❗️
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #crewfromthezoo #behaviorist #behawiorysta #backedbythepack
Throwback to sunny days and playful date with Viva (Lhasa Apso), that I see regularly on my walkies. Yes, she is all over me πŸ˜‚ Dogtober Day 28: Mask πŸ‘½ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š ❕Important message for dog owners about dogs approaching each others on walks❗️ Cheddar is purebred Golden Retriever, which is a large breed of dogs. While walking around our suburbs we always bump into other dogs (mostly small). Their owner's reaction is dramatically wrong in about 90% of time. Shortening leash, pulling dog the other way, dog on tight leash, owners of small dogs also repeatedly pick their pup up and many times having negative attitude (not even mentioning yelling). Dog's response to it couldn't be other than becoming defensive and many times even aggressive. When you pick up your dog to comfort and protect, he either gets angry or even more scared. If two dogs approach each other, when not being strangled, they have a chance to send and read signals. Dogs are really good readers if you let them. Also... Why can't a large dog play with small? Owners of small dogs usually do not allow approaching with bigger dogs, they run away or pick up their pup. Let them be dogs! They will find a way to have fun together, just let them go and enjoy watching πŸ˜‰ ❕Important message for dog owners about dogs approaching each others on walks❗️ #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #crewfromthezoo  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #backedbythepack 
Always go toward the light πŸ˜‰ 
Catching some fresh air with my good pals πŸ’–
Dogtober Day 27: Light πŸ’‘
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Among pastoral dog breeds we can distinguish two types of dogs that work with livestock: herding dogs and guardian dogs. Guardian dogs (e.g. Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Polish Tatra, Tibetan Mastiff) blend in with livestock and protect them from predators, when on the other hand herding dogs (e.g. Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdogs) stay outside livestock and manage it using different ways (such as nipping heels, barking, circling around).
Neither guardian nor herding dogs are a good choice for people that can't spend a lot of time with their dog. These breeds are highly intelligent, have boundless energy and thrive on hard work and play. When choosing a dog, think twice about their needs. Pastoral dogs shouldn't be forced to lie in the house all day long, if not used for their main purpose (or other like service dog, police dog, used in dog sports: e.g. agility, flyball, frisbee) they become bored and can destroy your home.
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #crewfromthezoo #backedbythepack
Always go toward the light πŸ˜‰ Catching some fresh air with my good pals πŸ’– Dogtober Day 27: Light πŸ’‘ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Among pastoral dog breeds we can distinguish two types of dogs that work with livestock: herding dogs and guardian dogs. Guardian dogs (e.g. Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Polish Tatra, Tibetan Mastiff) blend in with livestock and protect them from predators, when on the other hand herding dogs (e.g. Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdogs) stay outside livestock and manage it using different ways (such as nipping heels, barking, circling around). Neither guardian nor herding dogs are a good choice for people that can't spend a lot of time with their dog. These breeds are highly intelligent, have boundless energy and thrive on hard work and play. When choosing a dog, think twice about their needs. Pastoral dogs shouldn't be forced to lie in the house all day long, if not used for their main purpose (or other like service dog, police dog, used in dog sports: e.g. agility, flyball, frisbee) they become bored and can destroy your home. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #crewfromthezoo  #backedbythepack 
Another picture time? Boooring 😴 Happy Mongrel Day to every puppy 😍
That yawn came as a surprise, but I'm glad we got to capture another calming signals.
Dogtober Day 25: Surprise!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ
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Calming signals - yawning.
Yawning can mean that your dog is stressed, e.g. when somebody is approaching him, when people are yelling and fighting, when you're angry, at the vet's office. Yawining can also happen when your dog is excited about something coming up, like when you get ready for a walk. This behavior will often show up if your training sessions are too long, or you are asking your dog to do something he doesn't feel like doing. Maybe you're keep repeating 'no', and that stresses him out? 
You know what's amazing? Every single dog knows all the 30 (or more) calming signals! It's their universal language, so you don't need to worry that your American pup will have a hard time 'talking' to a French one when you're on the trip. They all know it, that's the beauty.

#agent_cheddar #behaviorist #behawiorysta #dogtober2017 #calmingsignals #yawningdog #mongrel #mongreldog #backedbythepack
Another picture time? Boooring 😴 Happy Mongrel Day to every puppy 😍 That yawn came as a surprise, but I'm glad we got to capture another calming signals. Dogtober Day 25: Surprise!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Calming signals - yawning. Yawning can mean that your dog is stressed, e.g. when somebody is approaching him, when people are yelling and fighting, when you're angry, at the vet's office. Yawining can also happen when your dog is excited about something coming up, like when you get ready for a walk. This behavior will often show up if your training sessions are too long, or you are asking your dog to do something he doesn't feel like doing. Maybe you're keep repeating 'no', and that stresses him out? You know what's amazing? Every single dog knows all the 30 (or more) calming signals! It's their universal language, so you don't need to worry that your American pup will have a hard time 'talking' to a French one when you're on the trip. They all know it, that's the beauty. #agent_cheddar  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #dogtober2017  #calmingsignals  #yawningdog  #mongrel  #mongreldog  #backedbythepack 
Maaa tried to cover me up with some leaves to keep me warm after long walk in the forest on a cold day πŸ˜†
Yeah, good luck with that! πŸ˜‚
Yesterday I've turned 1,5 years old πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ
That's why today Maaa has set me up for a playdate. Ohhh I fell in love😍
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The female dog we went on a walk with was in her heat, so Cheddar went crazy, blind and deaf. Oh the male dog's instinct is freakishly strong! He didn't listen to anything, pulled on the leash and wouldn't cooperate with me. After almost one hour we finally reached a place where he was noticing me and could walk for a bit without pulling back to Jessie. On our way back home, he would turn back every once in a while and whine after her. Anyway when we got home he was still crying after her a little bit. πŸ™ˆ
Does it give you a good image of how strong dog's instinct is? Some dogs may even stop eating or eat less. Now lets get closer on what makes your dog go insane!πŸ˜‰
Female dogs during their heat cycle produce scent, that's very attractive to males, as soon as male dog sense it, he gets crazy. That's why it is very important to prevent unwanted puppies, shelters are already full of them! If you spay your female dog and neuter your male dog, problem is solved, female won't get her heat, male will loose interest in female in heat.πŸ™ƒ
I feel obligated to add some numbers and statistics!πŸ“ˆ
Year 2000 has been bad for about 4.5 million of unwanted cats and dogs that got euthanized at animal shelters in the USA. Thanks to neutering the number of euthanized pets has decreased from an estimated 23.4 million in 1970 (yes you read correctly - 23.4 million!).πŸ“‰
[πŸ“references: Humane Society Press and Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources].
Just for the record Cheddar did not mate.
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Dogtober Day 24: cold
#agent_cheddar #behaviorist #behawiorysta #dogtober2017 #autumnvibes #whpperfectpair #backedbythepack
Maaa tried to cover me up with some leaves to keep me warm after long walk in the forest on a cold day πŸ˜† Yeah, good luck with that! πŸ˜‚ Yesterday I've turned 1,5 years old πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ That's why today Maaa has set me up for a playdate. Ohhh I fell in love😍 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š The female dog we went on a walk with was in her heat, so Cheddar went crazy, blind and deaf. Oh the male dog's instinct is freakishly strong! He didn't listen to anything, pulled on the leash and wouldn't cooperate with me. After almost one hour we finally reached a place where he was noticing me and could walk for a bit without pulling back to Jessie. On our way back home, he would turn back every once in a while and whine after her. Anyway when we got home he was still crying after her a little bit. πŸ™ˆ Does it give you a good image of how strong dog's instinct is? Some dogs may even stop eating or eat less. Now lets get closer on what makes your dog go insane!πŸ˜‰ Female dogs during their heat cycle produce scent, that's very attractive to males, as soon as male dog sense it, he gets crazy. That's why it is very important to prevent unwanted puppies, shelters are already full of them! If you spay your female dog and neuter your male dog, problem is solved, female won't get her heat, male will loose interest in female in heat.πŸ™ƒ I feel obligated to add some numbers and statistics!πŸ“ˆ Year 2000 has been bad for about 4.5 million of unwanted cats and dogs that got euthanized at animal shelters in the USA. Thanks to neutering the number of euthanized pets has decreased from an estimated 23.4 million in 1970 (yes you read correctly - 23.4 million!).πŸ“‰ [πŸ“references: Humane Society Press and Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources]. Just for the record Cheddar did not mate. ⬇️ Dogtober Day 24: cold #agent_cheddar  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #dogtober2017  #autumnvibes  #whpperfectpair  #backedbythepack 
I'm carrying autumn. Anybody wants some? πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ
Dogtober Day 23: Carrry βœ”οΈ
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Retriever's are breeds that were selected for fetching shot birds, mostly from water. 
Nowadays Retrievers are mostly associated with family dogs and couch potatoes. It's the curse of those breeds because of their amazingly friendly character, great appearing and lots of people think of them as plush bears. I said it's the curse for them and I really mean it. Usually they don't get enough walks, occupation, they don't work as much as they need or get enough exercises. Since they we're breed for fetching they love carrying stuff. Why not use it foor teaching them to help us? Lets say... Bring back groceries bags? Hand your slippers or even your phone? They have very gentle and delicate mouth, so they wouldn't hurt the bird while bring in it back to hunters. 
Every breed of dogs had their purpose. Let your dog be himself and do what he was breed for πŸ™‚ 
BTW. Retrievers love water. Muddy puddles have water also πŸ˜‚ 
##agent_cheddar #behaviorist #behawiorysta #dogtober2017 #backedbythepack
I'm carrying autumn. Anybody wants some? πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ Dogtober Day 23: Carrry βœ”οΈ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Retriever's are breeds that were selected for fetching shot birds, mostly from water. Nowadays Retrievers are mostly associated with family dogs and couch potatoes. It's the curse of those breeds because of their amazingly friendly character, great appearing and lots of people think of them as plush bears. I said it's the curse for them and I really mean it. Usually they don't get enough walks, occupation, they don't work as much as they need or get enough exercises. Since they we're breed for fetching they love carrying stuff. Why not use it foor teaching them to help us? Lets say... Bring back groceries bags? Hand your slippers or even your phone? They have very gentle and delicate mouth, so they wouldn't hurt the bird while bring in it back to hunters. Every breed of dogs had their purpose. Let your dog be himself and do what he was breed for πŸ™‚ BTW. Retrievers love water. Muddy puddles have water also πŸ˜‚ ##agent_cheddar  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #dogtober2017  #backedbythepack 
Ugghhh... No! I'm not gonna pose and look at the camera anymore! 😠 Would you just let me go back to my puddle? 😠
Dogtobet Day 21: angry😑
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Calming signals - turning head/turning away.
This is one of the most common signals in dogs. They turn their backs to whoever they are calming. It can happen when someone is approaching your dog in front, he will turn his head or whole body around. He can also do it when you seem angry, agressive or threatening, when your training session is too long or too difficult. Same thing happens with the 'eye contact game' the dog would turn his head away, because he wants to avoid conflicts. 
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #behaviorist #behawiorysta #angrydog #gloriousgoldens #goldensofig #goldenretrieverlife #goldenretrieverdog #goldenretrieveroftheday
Ugghhh... No! I'm not gonna pose and look at the camera anymore! 😠 Would you just let me go back to my puddle? 😠 Dogtobet Day 21: angry😑 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Calming signals - turning head/turning away. This is one of the most common signals in dogs. They turn their backs to whoever they are calming. It can happen when someone is approaching your dog in front, he will turn his head or whole body around. He can also do it when you seem angry, agressive or threatening, when your training session is too long or too difficult. Same thing happens with the 'eye contact game' the dog would turn his head away, because he wants to avoid conflicts. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #angrydog  #gloriousgoldens  #goldensofig  #goldenretrieverlife  #goldenretrieverdog  #goldenretrieveroftheday 
😱Maaa, you know you can't ask me to look elegant and magnificent when on the beach πŸ˜†
Boop!πŸ‘†
Dogtober Day 29: graceful πŸ˜‚
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77% of bites on children come from the family dog or friend's dog (2015).😱
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So you let a living instinct into your house, but how much do you really know about their body language? Can you read the signals your dog is sending to you? Turid Rugaas has described them all in her short book about calming signals in dogs. Have you ever read that? No? Then what are you waiting for⁉️
Conflicts are dangerous, so in order to cooperate with others dogs use about 30 calming signals. Yawning, nose licking, turning away or turning of the head, play bow, sniffing the ground, walking slowly, freezing, sitting down, lifting one paw, walking in curve, smiling, urinating on himself, wagging the tail, smacking the lips... And many more. Each and every behavior has a meaningβœ”οΈ
Just one last thing. Dogs do not speak our language, in order to cooperate with them you need to learn their way of 'speaking'. If not you may end up in that 77%, because believe me they're not able to speak 'humans'. Don't let it happen to you!
#agent_cheddar #stopthe77 #dogbiteprevention #behaviorist #behawiorysta #dogtrainer #dogtober2017
😱Maaa, you know you can't ask me to look elegant and magnificent when on the beach πŸ˜† Boop!πŸ‘† Dogtober Day 29: graceful πŸ˜‚ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š 77% of bites on children come from the family dog or friend's dog (2015).😱 πŸ’₯ So you let a living instinct into your house, but how much do you really know about their body language? Can you read the signals your dog is sending to you? Turid Rugaas has described them all in her short book about calming signals in dogs. Have you ever read that? No? Then what are you waiting for⁉️ Conflicts are dangerous, so in order to cooperate with others dogs use about 30 calming signals. Yawning, nose licking, turning away or turning of the head, play bow, sniffing the ground, walking slowly, freezing, sitting down, lifting one paw, walking in curve, smiling, urinating on himself, wagging the tail, smacking the lips... And many more. Each and every behavior has a meaningβœ”οΈ Just one last thing. Dogs do not speak our language, in order to cooperate with them you need to learn their way of 'speaking'. If not you may end up in that 77%, because believe me they're not able to speak 'humans'. Don't let it happen to you! #agent_cheddar  #stopthe77  #dogbiteprevention  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  #dogtrainer  #dogtober2017 
We got lost in the autumn πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ
Isn't that just great? A forest right next to the beach! πŸƒπŸ‚πŸ
Dogtober Day 19: lost 🌫
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Did you know you can lower your blood pressure by petting your pup? Dog's can do much more than that. They can lower heart rate, stress level and detect cancer. Medical science has proven, that pets can calm you down, but also petting a dog or cat can de-stress a human as well as a tranquilizer without any side effects.
#agent_cheddar
This is my entry into #fallingintoautumn17 hosted by @wokepupper 
@wandering.nova 
@theboxerandthebear 
@tuckerleo_da_huskies 
@endeavorsofego 
@harlee.and.bentlee 
International 🌍
#dogtober2017
We got lost in the autumn πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ Isn't that just great? A forest right next to the beach! πŸƒπŸ‚πŸ Dogtober Day 19: lost 🌫 πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Did you know you can lower your blood pressure by petting your pup? Dog's can do much more than that. They can lower heart rate, stress level and detect cancer. Medical science has proven, that pets can calm you down, but also petting a dog or cat can de-stress a human as well as a tranquilizer without any side effects. #agent_cheddar  This is my entry into #fallingintoautumn17  hosted by @wokepupper @wandering.nova @theboxerandthebear @tuckerleo_da_huskies @endeavorsofego @harlee.and.bentlee International 🌍 #dogtober2017 
'The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.' πŸ’§
~ Ambrose Bierce 🐾
Second day in a row we went to the beach, another warm autumn day in Poland. We've walked a long way by the beach with my whole family πŸ’ž And I really didn't mean to make Maaa's sweater fall down in the water πŸ˜†

Dogtober Day 17: wet πŸ’¦
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Have you ever seen a dog sweating after long walk or an intensive training? No? Why is that? Ever wonder if your dog sweats? 
It is a common misconception that dogs do not sweat, while in fact they do. However you're not able to actually see it or feel it on their body with only one exception... The pads of their feet 🐾 
This is the only area on dog's body that perspirates, so if you ever thought your pup's paws smell like corn smell, you finally know why is that. It's their natural scent. 
Since dogs do not cool down the way humans does, they mastered other way of body regulation - panting. All this comes up to a conclusion: Pet owners must be extra careful with dogs to prevent heat stroke when taking their dog outside in hot temperatures, especially pug's and bulldog's (and other anatomically related) owners, because those breeds are not able to pant as easy as other dog breeds.
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #dogtober #behaviorist #behawiorysta @dogtober_
'The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.' πŸ’§ ~ Ambrose Bierce 🐾 Second day in a row we went to the beach, another warm autumn day in Poland. We've walked a long way by the beach with my whole family πŸ’ž And I really didn't mean to make Maaa's sweater fall down in the water πŸ˜† Dogtober Day 17: wet πŸ’¦ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Have you ever seen a dog sweating after long walk or an intensive training? No? Why is that? Ever wonder if your dog sweats? It is a common misconception that dogs do not sweat, while in fact they do. However you're not able to actually see it or feel it on their body with only one exception... The pads of their feet 🐾 This is the only area on dog's body that perspirates, so if you ever thought your pup's paws smell like corn smell, you finally know why is that. It's their natural scent. Since dogs do not cool down the way humans does, they mastered other way of body regulation - panting. All this comes up to a conclusion: Pet owners must be extra careful with dogs to prevent heat stroke when taking their dog outside in hot temperatures, especially pug's and bulldog's (and other anatomically related) owners, because those breeds are not able to pant as easy as other dog breeds. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #dogtober  #behaviorist  #behawiorysta  @dogtober_
High five with my lovely Maa πŸ’—πŸŒΊ It was a really warm day, so we spent it at the beach 🌊 β˜€οΈ
@kumatheakitaa challenged me with #ilovemyhumanschallenge to post a pic of me and Maa. Tag friends and play along!πŸŽ€
Dogtober Day 16: trickπŸ‘
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How long does it take for a dog to learn a new trick? 
Usually dogs get what you want from him in about 5-15 minutes, but performing a full trick in distracting environment takes time, days or even weeks. It all depends on the trick, the trainer, the dog and the level of training. 
The dog's brain is very plastic - the more you train your dog the easier it is to teach him a new trick. Most breeds have instinctive behaviors that are easier to train, e.g. fetching for retrievers, circling sheep for herding dogs.
Not so long ago I've asked if you train your dog regularly. It is very important for many reasons, such as obedience, safety, fun, working up your dogs brain and keeping him busy, which also stands for making him tired, proximity and closeness with owner that will make your dog a better listener and provide higher frequency of performing commands (e.g. recall, walking on loose leash).
Keep training your dog and enjoy the special bond that connects you πŸ™‚
#agent_cheddar #dogtober #dogtober2017 @dogtober_
High five with my lovely Maa πŸ’—πŸŒΊ It was a really warm day, so we spent it at the beach 🌊 β˜€οΈ @kumatheakitaa challenged me with #ilovemyhumanschallenge  to post a pic of me and Maa. Tag friends and play along!πŸŽ€ Dogtober Day 16: trickπŸ‘ πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š How long does it take for a dog to learn a new trick? Usually dogs get what you want from him in about 5-15 minutes, but performing a full trick in distracting environment takes time, days or even weeks. It all depends on the trick, the trainer, the dog and the level of training. The dog's brain is very plastic - the more you train your dog the easier it is to teach him a new trick. Most breeds have instinctive behaviors that are easier to train, e.g. fetching for retrievers, circling sheep for herding dogs. Not so long ago I've asked if you train your dog regularly. It is very important for many reasons, such as obedience, safety, fun, working up your dogs brain and keeping him busy, which also stands for making him tired, proximity and closeness with owner that will make your dog a better listener and provide higher frequency of performing commands (e.g. recall, walking on loose leash). Keep training your dog and enjoy the special bond that connects you πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #dogtober  #dogtober2017  @dogtober_
Why not take a mud bath? I'm master of mud baths!πŸ˜† Dogtober 2017 Day 15: mud! β˜‘οΈ πŸ“š
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Why dogs roll around in something really smelly and gross like poo? It may be stinky for us, but to them it smells divine!
Did it ever happened to your dog? πŸ˜†
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #dogtober @dogtober_ #mudbath #dirtydogs
Why not take a mud bath? I'm master of mud baths!πŸ˜† Dogtober 2017 Day 15: mud! β˜‘οΈ πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š Why dogs roll around in something really smelly and gross like poo? It may be stinky for us, but to them it smells divine! Did it ever happened to your dog? πŸ˜† #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #dogtober  @dogtober_ #mudbath  #dirtydogs 
My little friend Viva and I are just soooo excited to see Luna. Since I'm allowed to play with other dogs Maaa is trying to let me have fun with my old friends as often as possible (she's the best, isn't she?). Last time she made a joke that she is starting a dog park on our suburbs, without actually having it. We're just playing on the grass, off-leash in front of blocks of flats. It's fun! But we also do training sessions, lately we've been working on weaving through legs and I am gonna master it soon! πŸ’ͺ 
How many times a week do you train with your humans? What is the most recent trick you have been practicing? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Dogtober Day 14: Excited β˜‘οΈ
#agent_Cheddar #dogtober2017 @dogtober_
My little friend Viva and I are just soooo excited to see Luna. Since I'm allowed to play with other dogs Maaa is trying to let me have fun with my old friends as often as possible (she's the best, isn't she?). Last time she made a joke that she is starting a dog park on our suburbs, without actually having it. We're just playing on the grass, off-leash in front of blocks of flats. It's fun! But we also do training sessions, lately we've been working on weaving through legs and I am gonna master it soon! πŸ’ͺ How many times a week do you train with your humans? What is the most recent trick you have been practicing? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Dogtober Day 14: Excited β˜‘οΈ #agent_Cheddar  #dogtober2017  @dogtober_
Maaa... That is my bad side I look fat 😳 
Just kidding it's only fur you guys, i'm really fit πŸ™‚ 
#throwbackthursday to when I was at the beach getting last rays of summer sun πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ #dogtober2017 #dogtober day 12: #fat 
Today is National #PetObesityAwarenessDay πŸ‘
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APOP's (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention) statistics from 2016 are shocking! An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the USA are obese or overweight. That means about 41.9 million dogs and 50.5 million cats are too heavy, based on 2016 pet population projections provided by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). The number is still rising, in 2015 it was 58.2% of cats and 53.8%.
Overweight pets are put at a risk of many diseases (diabetes, heart issues and arthritis - problems with bones and joints).
What about your dog? 
The most common way to find out if your dog is overweight is to stand above your pet and look down on him. You should be able to feel their ribs, but not see (too skinny). If you are not able to feel the ribs your dog is overweight. 
Veterinary nutritions from University of Tennessee together with Hill's Pet Nutrition created a Healthy Weight Protocol where you can put 4 measurements (for dog, 6 for cat) and the computer will tell you exactly how much your pet needs to loose. Has anybody tried that? Let me know. 
#agent_Cheddar #gdyniaorΕ‚owo #mojemiastogdynia #orΕ‚owo #pieswmiescie #pieswgdyni #molo #apop #nationalpetobesityawarenessday
Maaa... That is my bad side I look fat 😳 Just kidding it's only fur you guys, i'm really fit πŸ™‚ #throwbackthursday  to when I was at the beach getting last rays of summer sun πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ #dogtober2017  #dogtober  day 12: #fat  Today is National #PetObesityAwarenessDay  πŸ‘ πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š APOP's (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention) statistics from 2016 are shocking! An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the USA are obese or overweight. That means about 41.9 million dogs and 50.5 million cats are too heavy, based on 2016 pet population projections provided by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). The number is still rising, in 2015 it was 58.2% of cats and 53.8%. Overweight pets are put at a risk of many diseases (diabetes, heart issues and arthritis - problems with bones and joints). What about your dog? The most common way to find out if your dog is overweight is to stand above your pet and look down on him. You should be able to feel their ribs, but not see (too skinny). If you are not able to feel the ribs your dog is overweight. Veterinary nutritions from University of Tennessee together with Hill's Pet Nutrition created a Healthy Weight Protocol where you can put 4 measurements (for dog, 6 for cat) and the computer will tell you exactly how much your pet needs to loose. Has anybody tried that? Let me know. #agent_Cheddar  #gdyniaorΕ‚owo  #mojemiastogdynia  #orΕ‚owo  #pieswmiescie  #pieswgdyni  #molo  #apop  #nationalpetobesityawarenessday 
Who said dogs can't fly? 🌺
Running is the closest I'll ever get to flying, so I'll repeat as needed πŸ˜‰
Dogtober 2017: #run 
Happy #humpday #happyhumpday🐫 πŸͺ 🐫
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Can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting?
Most of you probably know that a play often starts with a 'play bow' - front legs on the ground, butt hanging up in the air.  Then there is a lot of going on: wrestling, chasing, tugging, biting. How can you tell if a play goes in the wrong direction? When a play is going well you will see a lot of movement and chase turns. If you look at dogs mouth they're wide open, you may see teeth and hear a lot of snarls and growls. 
It's your time to step in once dog's body gets really stiff and they often stop and freeze, movements will start to be quick and efficient - no taking turns or bouncing around, simply attack. Flat ears, curled lips, closed mouths, you may also hear more intense growling. One dog is trying to get away from the other, while not being happy, he may have it's tail tucked down. Alexandra Horowitz suggests it's best for dogs to play in pairs, because it's easier for them to read signals. 
#agent_cheddar #dogsplaying #playingdogs #runningdogs #dogtober #dogtober2017
Who said dogs can't fly? 🌺 Running is the closest I'll ever get to flying, so I'll repeat as needed πŸ˜‰ Dogtober 2017: #run  Happy #humpday  #happyhumpday πŸ« πŸͺ 🐫 πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š Can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting? Most of you probably know that a play often starts with a 'play bow' - front legs on the ground, butt hanging up in the air. Then there is a lot of going on: wrestling, chasing, tugging, biting. How can you tell if a play goes in the wrong direction? When a play is going well you will see a lot of movement and chase turns. If you look at dogs mouth they're wide open, you may see teeth and hear a lot of snarls and growls. It's your time to step in once dog's body gets really stiff and they often stop and freeze, movements will start to be quick and efficient - no taking turns or bouncing around, simply attack. Flat ears, curled lips, closed mouths, you may also hear more intense growling. One dog is trying to get away from the other, while not being happy, he may have it's tail tucked down. Alexandra Horowitz suggests it's best for dogs to play in pairs, because it's easier for them to read signals. #agent_cheddar  #dogsplaying  #playingdogs  #runningdogs  #dogtober  #dogtober2017 
I'm just a derpy, derpy dog πŸ˜†
All covered in sand πŸΎπŸ’—
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Seeing a dog rolling around is so common, but why doing it? πŸ€” 
There are many reasons, like they do it because they're really happy and wants you to know it. They also do it because they need a good scratch, wants to disguise their smell, they are submissive and wants to respect you. The most interesting in my opinion is a defensive tactic while playing with other dogs. According to the new study, from the University of Lethbridge and University of South Africa, dogs rolling onto their backs actually allows them to better evade bites during play, and even to launch their own bites on their play opponent. 
Did you thought he was just being submissive? You could've been wrong πŸ˜‰
#agent_cheddar #dogtober #dogtober2017 #rollingaround #dogonthebeach #sandydog #derp #derpydog
I'm just a derpy, derpy dog πŸ˜† All covered in sand πŸΎπŸ’— πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š Seeing a dog rolling around is so common, but why doing it? πŸ€” There are many reasons, like they do it because they're really happy and wants you to know it. They also do it because they need a good scratch, wants to disguise their smell, they are submissive and wants to respect you. The most interesting in my opinion is a defensive tactic while playing with other dogs. According to the new study, from the University of Lethbridge and University of South Africa, dogs rolling onto their backs actually allows them to better evade bites during play, and even to launch their own bites on their play opponent. Did you thought he was just being submissive? You could've been wrong πŸ˜‰ #agent_cheddar  #dogtober  #dogtober2017  #rollingaround  #dogonthebeach  #sandydog  #derp  #derpydog 
Caught on barking 'Happy Birthday' to Maaa! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽ€
🎁 Don't I just look handsome? πŸ’– 😍
Btw. She wanted to share a joke gift, that she got from her husband - flour, as 'flower', since you say it the same way πŸ˜† Good one, right?πŸ˜‚ πŸ“š
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Woof, woof (eng.), hau, hau (pl.), bau, bau (it.), wuff, wuff (ge.), gvah, gvah (gr.), kong, kong (ban.), amh, amh (Ie.)... And how is it in your language? 
Dogs bark anytime to communicate with other companions. We can identify warning barks, playful, alarming, letting know about needs (e.g being hungry) and barking on demand. 
The Basenji is the only breed of dogs, that can't bark. Instead they know how to sing - yodel. 
#agent_cheddar #dogtober #noise #dogtober2017
Caught on barking 'Happy Birthday' to Maaa! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽ€ 🎁 Don't I just look handsome? πŸ’– 😍 Btw. She wanted to share a joke gift, that she got from her husband - flour, as 'flower', since you say it the same way πŸ˜† Good one, right?πŸ˜‚ πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š Woof, woof (eng.), hau, hau (pl.), bau, bau (it.), wuff, wuff (ge.), gvah, gvah (gr.), kong, kong (ban.), amh, amh (Ie.)... And how is it in your language? Dogs bark anytime to communicate with other companions. We can identify warning barks, playful, alarming, letting know about needs (e.g being hungry) and barking on demand. The Basenji is the only breed of dogs, that can't bark. Instead they know how to sing - yodel. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober  #noise  #dogtober2017 
Quick bath, #fast drying β˜‘οΈ Today 'Maaa' was training other dog... I'm kinda jelous, but tomorrow is her birthday and we have all things planned, e.g. long walk with my two besties, that I haven't seen since my surgeries (over 6 months😱).
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Shaking off excess water is a natural reflex, that helps dogs to prevent hypothermia. They can remove about 70% of water from their fur using their shaking abilities. 
The problem starts, when your dog isn't wet, yet still passionately shaking. He might have ear issues, irritated skin, he could be chilly or even stressed. 
#agent_cheddar #dogtober @dogtober_
Quick bath, #fast  drying β˜‘οΈ Today 'Maaa' was training other dog... I'm kinda jelous, but tomorrow is her birthday and we have all things planned, e.g. long walk with my two besties, that I haven't seen since my surgeries (over 6 months😱). πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š Shaking off excess water is a natural reflex, that helps dogs to prevent hypothermia. They can remove about 70% of water from their fur using their shaking abilities. The problem starts, when your dog isn't wet, yet still passionately shaking. He might have ear issues, irritated skin, he could be chilly or even stressed. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober  @dogtober_
'Look at the world every day as if it were the first time.' ~Γ‰ric-Emmanuel Schmitt β˜€οΈHappy FriYay!β˜€οΈ Today was a really good day. We went both to the dog park as well as dog beach. After that we were just walking by the coast for about 5km (over 3 miles). I met like a dozen of new furry friends and had a blast in the water. Maaa said I was a good boy, listening well and posing. 
I'm not really hiding on this picture, but don't I just blend into the sand? πŸ“š
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There is a type of learning, called 'imprinting', that happens in a critical period of life and usually it is an irreversible learning process. Critical period for puppies starts about 3rd week of life and ends in 8-12 weeks. That is why early puppyhood is one of the most important periods of dog's life. Put your effort into socializing your puppy.
Untill 5 months old your little fella will naturally follow you wherever you go. Use it wisely to teach him how to come back. Around the time your puppy starts reaching adolescence he or she may seem to loose it's hearing. When turning from a tiny fluffy ball into a grown up dog, your pup starts to get interested in new smells, female dogs, marking his territory etc. He's not deaf, you're just not as interesting as other stuff for him. Work on it! Once taught coming back and following you in his early period of life, it would not be so difficult to control his manners when distracted. 
#agent_cheddar #plazagdynia #psiaplaΕΌakolibki #mojemiastogdynia #gdyniaorΕ‚owo #orlowoklif
'Look at the world every day as if it were the first time.' ~Γ‰ric-Emmanuel Schmitt β˜€οΈHappy FriYay!β˜€οΈ Today was a really good day. We went both to the dog park as well as dog beach. After that we were just walking by the coast for about 5km (over 3 miles). I met like a dozen of new furry friends and had a blast in the water. Maaa said I was a good boy, listening well and posing. I'm not really hiding on this picture, but don't I just blend into the sand? πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š There is a type of learning, called 'imprinting', that happens in a critical period of life and usually it is an irreversible learning process. Critical period for puppies starts about 3rd week of life and ends in 8-12 weeks. That is why early puppyhood is one of the most important periods of dog's life. Put your effort into socializing your puppy. Untill 5 months old your little fella will naturally follow you wherever you go. Use it wisely to teach him how to come back. Around the time your puppy starts reaching adolescence he or she may seem to loose it's hearing. When turning from a tiny fluffy ball into a grown up dog, your pup starts to get interested in new smells, female dogs, marking his territory etc. He's not deaf, you're just not as interesting as other stuff for him. Work on it! Once taught coming back and following you in his early period of life, it would not be so difficult to control his manners when distracted. #agent_cheddar  #plazagdynia  #psiaplaΕΌakolibki  #mojemiastogdynia  #gdyniaorΕ‚owo  #orlowoklif 
Another trainingπŸ‘ 
I'm just a crazy puppy - give me that treat for jumping well. Looking like a bunny, right?
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According to Associated Press-Petside.com poll about 70% of dog owners believe that their dog starts acting funny and crazy when something's gonna happen to weather conditions. Earthquake or stormy weather is coming? Your dog's probably gonna let you know about it first. 
No scientific study has proven that animals could predict natural disasters, but if your puppy starts losing it for no reason, brace yourself. 
Seismologists think animals sense an electrical signal generated by the movement of underground rocks before an earthquake. Or they might sense early but weak shocks that humans can't feel.
What do you think about it? Do you believe that your pet can predict earthquake?
#agent_cheddar #positivereinforcementtraining #trainingdog #trainyourdog #jump #bunnyhop
Another trainingπŸ‘ I'm just a crazy puppy - give me that treat for jumping well. Looking like a bunny, right? πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š According to Associated Press-Petside.com poll about 70% of dog owners believe that their dog starts acting funny and crazy when something's gonna happen to weather conditions. Earthquake or stormy weather is coming? Your dog's probably gonna let you know about it first. No scientific study has proven that animals could predict natural disasters, but if your puppy starts losing it for no reason, brace yourself. Seismologists think animals sense an electrical signal generated by the movement of underground rocks before an earthquake. Or they might sense early but weak shocks that humans can't feel. What do you think about it? Do you believe that your pet can predict earthquake? #agent_cheddar  #positivereinforcementtraining  #trainingdog  #trainyourdog  #jump  #bunnyhop 
On World Animal Day together with the king of the jungle Cheddar I πŸ• we wish every creature, both small and big ones, to be healthy, happy, go on many long walks, a mountain of really good food and lovely petting from homo sapiens πŸ˜‚
#agent_cheddar #Ε›wiatowydzieΕ„zwierzΔ…t #internationalpetday #worldpetday #worldanimalday
I'm so hungry! πŸ—πŸ–Goose on dinner 😍
Why does she make me wait? πŸ™„What is it with people that they enjoy stopping us from eating right away? 
I am tought to wait for it untill I hear 'smacznego', which means enjoy your meal in polish πŸ™‚ 
Aren't I just such a good boy? πŸ• .🐢
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Dogs have only around 1.700 taste buds, while humans have roughly 9.000. Studies have shown, that alike people they also identify sweet, sour, salty and bitter classifications of taste. Interesting fact is that they have special taste buds for water! They are found at the tip of their tongue. 
Why is it that they will eat almost anything, even garbage? 
They answer has to do with sense of smell that can be up to 1.000.000 times stronger than humans. This could mean they have an ability to taste smell and that's why they prefer strongly fragrant food (canned, raw and mentioned above - garbage)πŸ‘
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 @dogtober_
I'm so hungry! πŸ—πŸ–Goose on dinner 😍 Why does she make me wait? πŸ™„What is it with people that they enjoy stopping us from eating right away? I am tought to wait for it untill I hear 'smacznego', which means enjoy your meal in polish πŸ™‚ Aren't I just such a good boy? πŸ• .🐢 .🐢 .🐢 Dogs have only around 1.700 taste buds, while humans have roughly 9.000. Studies have shown, that alike people they also identify sweet, sour, salty and bitter classifications of taste. Interesting fact is that they have special taste buds for water! They are found at the tip of their tongue. Why is it that they will eat almost anything, even garbage? They answer has to do with sense of smell that can be up to 1.000.000 times stronger than humans. This could mean they have an ability to taste smell and that's why they prefer strongly fragrant food (canned, raw and mentioned above - garbage)πŸ‘ #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  @dogtober_
Is there anything else better than relaxing on the beach? 😎 β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
Did you know, that dogs' eyes allow them to see in the dark? They also see colors like blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray. It's only a myth that dogs see in black and white.
#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 @dogtober_ @pet_announcer
Is there anything else better than relaxing on the beach? 😎 β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Did you know, that dogs' eyes allow them to see in the dark? They also see colors like blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray. It's only a myth that dogs see in black and white. #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  @dogtober_ @pet_announcer
Monday morning hit me like this! 😎

Did you know I haven't been here since my surgeries? I live at the seaside and wasn't allowed to go crazy for over 6 months!!πŸ™„ Do you see how happy I am to be here again? πŸ˜†

#agent_cheddar #dogtober2017 #pawsitive #dogbeachday #goldenboys #beachdog #goldenadorable #polishdog #polskipies #kochampsy #czteryΕ‚apy #dogsprofit #goldenpupsquadfeature #spacerzpsem #spacerujzpsem #englishcreampuppy #thegoldenlife #goldensofinsta #zΕ‚otko #zlotypies #plazamiejska #psiaplaΕΌa #goldensarethebest #hipdysplasiasurvivor #hipdysplasiaawareness #KodaFanFriday #loveretrieverslife #goldenretrieverslovex @dogtober_ @goldenretrieverslovex
Monday morning hit me like this! 😎 Did you know I haven't been here since my surgeries? I live at the seaside and wasn't allowed to go crazy for over 6 months!!πŸ™„ Do you see how happy I am to be here again? πŸ˜† #agent_cheddar  #dogtober2017  #pawsitive  #dogbeachday  #goldenboys  #beachdog  #goldenadorable  #polishdog  #polskipies  #kochampsy  #czteryΕ‚apy  #dogsprofit  #goldenpupsquadfeature  #spacerzpsem  #spacerujzpsem  #englishcreampuppy  #thegoldenlife  #goldensofinsta  #zΕ‚otko  #zlotypies  #plazamiejska  #psiaplaΕΌa  #goldensarethebest  #hipdysplasiasurvivor  #hipdysplasiaawareness  #KodaFanFriday  #loveretrieverslife  #goldenretrieverslovex  @dogtober_ @goldenretrieverslovex
'The best therapist has fur and four legs.'
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Even when the day is not going well and you feel like failing, your dog still thinks you are the best person in the whole universe! 🌏🌍🌎 The fall is here! 
Soon the grass won't be green anymore. It's gonna be all covered in leaves πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ Any color you can imagine will show up in autumn. Don't be depressed, just always keep your dog's smile in your mind πŸ™‚ 
If you don't have one - get one, woof woof! πŸ•

#agent_cheddar #thegoldenlife #goldens_ofig #goldensofinsta #retrieversgram #woofwoof  #dogtober2017 #dogtober #goldendoggygram #goldenretrievertoday #lifewithmydoggie #goldenlife #zΕ‚otko #zΕ‚otypies #goldendog #goldenretriever_feature #goldensarethebest  #wetnoses #pieseΕ‚y #minigolden #dogtherapist #adorablegoldens #autumndepression  #falldepression #dogssmile #cheeryouup #goldenpupsquadfeature #goldenpupsquadfeature2 #DoGoodLiveWell #KodaFanFriday
'The best therapist has fur and four legs.' 🐾🐾 Even when the day is not going well and you feel like failing, your dog still thinks you are the best person in the whole universe! 🌏🌍🌎 The fall is here! Soon the grass won't be green anymore. It's gonna be all covered in leaves πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ Any color you can imagine will show up in autumn. Don't be depressed, just always keep your dog's smile in your mind πŸ™‚ If you don't have one - get one, woof woof! πŸ• #agent_cheddar  #thegoldenlife  #goldens_ofig  #goldensofinsta  #retrieversgram  #woofwoof  #dogtober2017  #dogtober  #goldendoggygram  #goldenretrievertoday  #lifewithmydoggie  #goldenlife  #zΕ‚otko  #zΕ‚otypies  #goldendog  #goldenretriever_feature  #goldensarethebest  #wetnoses  #pieseΕ‚y  #minigolden  #dogtherapist  #adorablegoldens  #autumndepression  #falldepression  #dogssmile  #cheeryouup  #goldenpupsquadfeature  #goldenpupsquadfeature2  #DoGoodLiveWell  #KodaFanFriday 
'Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.'🐾 Leave a ❀️ as a thanks to my loving family, for letting me be a crazy puppy I want to be. Love them!

It's time to tell my story... Even though I'm a very happy puppy I'm not the healthiest. I'm genetically defected, I suffer from cryptorchidism (one of my testes is lost somewhere in my belly), genetical deficiencies in teeth and the worst we know about - Hip dysplasia. 
I started limping around the age of 5 or 6 months. Unfortunately my hoomans went to multiple bad veterinarians... That were trying to heal the pain and not find the source. Even my people were asking about hip dysplasia, but they didn't do anything about it, not even touched my legs or saw my wobbly walking. Finally we got lucky and went to a good vet, that sent us right away to a specialist - ortophedist. My hips were demaged really bad, the doctor said it's the worst dysplasia level there is. Basically there was no connection in the joints, so a lot of times my bone would have a tendency to fall out of joint, causing a tremendous pain. 
The doctor gave us two ways of surgery - cut out the femural head or build up hip bone. My lovely people decided to do the second one because, even though it's more expensive, it left my joints and after all I am almost as good, as new.

Hip dysplasia - disease of hip joint that causes severe pain and immobility. If your dog has #hipdysplasia the leg bone and hip bone doesn't fit together. Whose fault is it?Both genetic and environmental factors causes hip dysplasia. You may notice symptoms like:
β€’having a problem with standing/sitting up,
β€’wobbly walk, β€’limping,
β€’bunny hops, β€’bone cracking, β€’pain,
β€’ unwilling to do basic tricks like sit, lay down, stand up, jump etc.
Hip dysplasia is not a death sentence, your dog won't die from it, but he may be in a lot of pain. Don't think it will heal itself and go away. Take him to the orthopedic wet and do an X-ray. Depending on the damage your dog will either need a surgery or maybe only taking some pills πŸ˜‰
#agent_cheddar #hipdysplasiasurvivor #weeklyfluff #hipdysplasiasucks #radjaspicoftheweek #whpmini #dogsofinstagram #golderetrieversworld #happydog #dogheart #paw
'Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.'🐾 Leave a ❀️ as a thanks to my loving family, for letting me be a crazy puppy I want to be. Love them! It's time to tell my story... Even though I'm a very happy puppy I'm not the healthiest. I'm genetically defected, I suffer from cryptorchidism (one of my testes is lost somewhere in my belly), genetical deficiencies in teeth and the worst we know about - Hip dysplasia. I started limping around the age of 5 or 6 months. Unfortunately my hoomans went to multiple bad veterinarians... That were trying to heal the pain and not find the source. Even my people were asking about hip dysplasia, but they didn't do anything about it, not even touched my legs or saw my wobbly walking. Finally we got lucky and went to a good vet, that sent us right away to a specialist - ortophedist. My hips were demaged really bad, the doctor said it's the worst dysplasia level there is. Basically there was no connection in the joints, so a lot of times my bone would have a tendency to fall out of joint, causing a tremendous pain. The doctor gave us two ways of surgery - cut out the femural head or build up hip bone. My lovely people decided to do the second one because, even though it's more expensive, it left my joints and after all I am almost as good, as new. Hip dysplasia - disease of hip joint that causes severe pain and immobility. If your dog has #hipdysplasia  the leg bone and hip bone doesn't fit together. Whose fault is it?Both genetic and environmental factors causes hip dysplasia. You may notice symptoms like: β€’having a problem with standing/sitting up, β€’wobbly walk, β€’limping, β€’bunny hops, β€’bone cracking, β€’pain, β€’ unwilling to do basic tricks like sit, lay down, stand up, jump etc. Hip dysplasia is not a death sentence, your dog won't die from it, but he may be in a lot of pain. Don't think it will heal itself and go away. Take him to the orthopedic wet and do an X-ray. Depending on the damage your dog will either need a surgery or maybe only taking some pills πŸ˜‰ #agent_cheddar  #hipdysplasiasurvivor  #weeklyfluff  #hipdysplasiasucks  #radjaspicoftheweek  #whpmini  #dogsofinstagram  #golderetrieversworld  #happydog  #dogheart  #paw 
Put my glasses on to see it more closely. Gotta say: Big thanks to @saaldigital_uk and @saaldigital_pl for amazing photobooks. Very good quality, thick pages and quick delivery. 
I, Cheddar Hemmy, recommend @saal_digital to everybody πŸ™‚
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Put my glasses on to see it more closely. Gotta say: Big thanks to @saaldigital_uk and @saaldigital_pl for amazing photobooks. Very good quality, thick pages and quick delivery. I, Cheddar Hemmy, recommend @saal_digital to everybody πŸ™‚ #agent_cheddar  #doginglasses  #photobook  #saaldigital  #saaldigitalpolska  #goldenretriever  #fotobook  #fotoksiΔ…ΕΌka  #fotoksiazka  #recenzja  #podziekowania  #thanks  #gloriousgoldens  #recommend  #recommendation  #pupsofinstagram  #pupsofinsta  #pupsofgold  #retrieversgram  #glasses  #hipstadog