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The dog is trying to tell you something

I’m not sure what these people are doing to their dog, but it drove him to figure out how to leap a fence using a trampoline. Maybe he doesn’t want to be reunited with them? Harvey the trampolining dog found – Telegraph

Miss Kidson said: “The fence isn’t all that high, but he couldn’t get over it on his own and must have used the trampoline to bounce himself into my neighbour’s garden and got out.

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Fetch that degree!

You think your college degree might be worthless, 13abc.com: Dog receives degree from Ohio Northern University 5/18/08

A well-trained golden retriever will receive a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University today along with the rest of the graduating class.

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Put your beagle to work – snake edition

Instead of letting him sleep all day and generally lounge about, your beagle could be hunting pythons in the everglades with Python Pete. This can only end in tragedy when Pete ends up as a hungry python’s mid-afternoon snack.

For the past few months Lori Oberhofer, an Everglades wildlife
technician, has been training her seven-month-old puppy to pick up the
scent of the invasive Burmese pythons.

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Your dog(s) is(are) laughing at you.

Researchers find that dogs can laugh and it calms other dogs.  I’m not sure if this qualifies a genuine breakthrough but its interesting none the less.  Dogs can show aggression, fear, and other emotional responses so pleasure and “laughing” shouldn’t be out of reach. 

They say the long, loud pant is the sound of a dog laughing, and it has a direct impact on the behavior of other dogs.

It’s more noteworthy that researchers (where do they get these funds by the way?) have indentified the laugh as a a long, loud pant.  This confirms the suspicions of 70s Hanna Barbera Cartoonists (Muttley’s laugh: listen here).

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About Canine Diets

In business, a mantra you often hear is that you should “eat your own dog food”, but what’s the point if most of the pack doesn’t care if its mediocre dog food and can put up with picking out stuff they don’t want. Everyone doesn’t have to eat the dog food, just the people that have the power to change it.

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More dog pics

Here’s another picture my dad dug up, just a month or so after Patty had adopted Buster. I think he looks like one of those dog bobbleheads people have in their cars.

Buster as a Puppy