Dog Talk

What I’ve learned from being the guardian of a Shyhound, along with some heart-warming doggie stories.

Eleven Tips for a Dog on a Road Trip

May 11, 2011
Image © Kurgo

When you’ve spent two weeks driving  4,153 miles / 6,684 kms with a dog, you learn a practical thing or two along the way! Here are Banjo and my top tips for going on a road trip with a [large] dog: 1. Safety first! Invest in a seat-belt or other restraining device.  This is as […]

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How to Say Hello to a Strange Dog

February 2, 2011

As the guardian of a Shyhound, I am acutely aware of how few people actually know how to approach a dog they don’t know. So, I thought I would write a quick post on how to say hello to a strange dog! First off, the MOST IMPORTANT THING is to please ask permission before petting […]

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How to Choose the Best Food for Your Dog

January 13, 2011

Like so many timid dogs, Banjo has a nervous stomach and is allergic to almost everything: grain, dairy, peanut butter – even salmon and pork! Thanks to these links, I was able to make informed decisions about my dog’s food: The Dog Food Project is a site run by Sabine Contreras, a Canine Care & […]

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Video: Dogs Are Awesome

December 7, 2010

Fabulous tribute to man’s best friend from College Humour. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. 1 Click to say Aroo! to this post

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OK Go – White Knuckles Official Video

September 23, 2010

This has to be the funniest, most brilliant doggie dance video I’ve ever seen – and done in one take, no less! You might remember OK Go from their treadmill video, but now they’ve come up with a routine that will benefit the ASPCA – learn more on the OK Go website. 1 Click to […]

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Music to a Dog’s Ears?

June 7, 2010

Lou Reed and Wife To Stage Dog Concert in Sydney said the email in my inbox. Of course, I had to click… It got me thinking: can dogs appreciate music, or is that exclusive to humans? And if dogs can appreciate music, what would they make of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson’s concert? Here are […]

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Jasmine the Greyhound

February 11, 2010

A wonderful story about a greyhound who, despite being abused and abandoned, has found a new role as a surrogate mother for other neglected animals. Jasmine serves as a reminder that even the most abused and anxious dogs can be rehabilitated to be wonderful companions and have fulfilling lives. Go Shyhounds! 2 Click to say […]

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Russian Dogs Ride the Subway

January 22, 2010

Banjo’s parents were feral, so I was pleased to find this very interesting article about the unusual stray dogs in Moscow – twenty of them have learned to ride the subway/ metro there! There’s even a website for all the photos and videos taken of these station hoppin’ canines at www.metrodog.ru. 1 Click to say […]

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Old Sweaters = New Coats for Shelter Dogs

December 19, 2009

With their thin fur and lack of body fat, Greyhounds get cold very easily.  I just received an email from a blogger who had the idea of collecting old sweaters to keep dogs in shelters warm over the winter.  What a great idea! 0 Click to say Aroo! to this post

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Help! My Dog Ate Some Chocolate!

November 16, 2009

Banjo once stole a chocolate chip cookie from my plate and I was terrified that he would suffer serious consequences.  Luckily, our vet said a single milk chocolate chip cookie for a dog his size wouldn’t kill him, but I was curious to learn more about the effects of theobromine on dogs. Disclaimer: If your […]

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