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What's a Snipey Muzzle in Dogs?

A snipey muzzle in dogs is something to be aware of, especially if you are planning to breed dogs or enter the show ring business. Even if you plan to use your dog as a hunting partner, you should be aware of snipey muzzles and how they may impact your dog's ability to perform the tasks he was bred for.

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Dog Word of the Day: What is Contra Freeloading?

If you own a dog, you need to learn more about contra freeloading and how it can benefit your dog. The concept has been backed up by research and its application has been encouraged for many years in zoos to help improve the welfare of captive animals. Let's discover how contra freeloading can impact your dog.

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What are Accidental Behavior Chains in Dog Training?

Accidental behavior chains in dog training can really put a dent in your progress if you don't know how to correctly tackle them. Recognizing this phenomenon is a very good first step though in tackling it. As the saying goes, "knowledge is power."

Circle Wag in Dogs

The Circle Wag in Dogs

The circle wag in dogs is a special kind of tail wag. Not all dogs circle wag, but those who do can put up quite a show with their tail acrobatics. Discover what a circle wag in dogs is all about and what context and circumstances seem to evoke it. Yes, not all tail wags are created equally!

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Dog Word of the Day: Ritualized Aggression

Ritualistic aggression is something that owners of dogs should become aware of. It's all about body language and good social skills without getting in trouble. It's something that dogs master courtesy of their natural communication skills. Discover the meaning of ritualistic aggression in dogs.

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Dog Word of the Day: What is a Dudley Nose?

A Dudley nose in dogs refers to a nose that is flesh colored or even lacking pigment. It is not very common, but when it is present in certain dog breeds, it's considered a fault for a very good reason: a nose that lacks pigment is delicate and more prone to sun damage.

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Dog Word of the Day: Spitz Dog

What is a spitz dog? If you stumbled on this term before, you may have been wondering what is a spitz dog, and what are the main characteristics of spitz dogs. Spitz dogs are fascinating animals who share similar characteristics which throughout their history made them particularly suitable for the environment and climate in which they originated.

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Dog Word of the Day: Setter Dog

Setter dogs are have been working partners for many years and deserve a spot of honor for carrying out many tasks as cherished gun dogs. Interestingly, these dogs have many impressive traits that are worthy of discovering. Did you know for example, that there are several different types of setters?

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Dog Word of the Day: Steady to Wing and Shot

Steady to wing and shot is a term you may sometimes hear around hunting dog circles. Discovering what this term means is certainly interesting, considering that it involves gun dogs and the qualities inculcated into them to make them superior hunters.

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Dog Word of the Day: Elizabethan Collar

Elizabethan collar may sound like a peculiar term considering its use in veterinary medicine, but once you discover why it's called this way, it all starts making sense. Discover what an Elizabethan collar is, and most of all, how it pertains to dogs.

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Dog Word of the Day: Capturing

Capturing in dog training is a method that dog owners can use to obtain desirable behaviors from their dogs. In dog training, there are many different ways to "get dog behaviors" and capturing can be very effective, especially with shy dogs who need some extra space.