Poodles

Elegant, clever and kind. Poodles are very impressive dogs, many of them are seen as winners in dog shows. Behind the Ribbons and impressive hair do’s, is an affectionate dog with excellent characteristics. Poodles seem to be looked upon as a luxury animals, do not be fooled. They are capable of so much more. Beside being in the show rings, these dogs were used as a water retriever, a job that requires jumping into fresh water to fetch water fouls of hunters. Continue reading

K9’s

Dogs do not only serve us as a companion, but they also serve the law enforcement. A K9 is a dog that is specifically trained to help the law enforcement personnel. Their duties include: searching for drugs and explosives, locating missing people, finding crime scene evidence, and protecting their handlers. Police dogs must remember several verbal cues and hand gestures. The most commonly used breed is the German Shepherd and Belgian Malinoi.  Continue reading

Top 10 small dogs

Are you leaning towards a small dog? they are the cutest aren’t they. When I was on the search for my dog Coco, one thing I knew was that I wanted a small dog. They are easier to travel with, cuddle with and simply just a nice little lap dog. Coco is a mini poodle, and she is also hypoallergenic, prior to finding her I was sure that I wanted to keep my dog indoors with me. I knew that a larger dog was just to much for me to handle, so it wasn’t really an option. When searching for your dog, you must always do a little research on the breed before you bring them home with you that way you know what to expect, and know if they really fit into your lifestyle.  Continue reading

Therapy Dogs

pexels-photo-275717-1There are many ways a furry friend can assist you, and making them a therapy dog can help in many ways. A therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection and comfort to someone in a hospital, retirement home, schools etc. Dogs have become more than a mans best friend. Making them a therapy dog, gives you the privileges to pretty much take them where ever you go.  Some colleges and universities bring therapy dogs onto campuses to help de-stress students during mid-terms and finals. Spending time with an animal has shown improvement mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.  Continue reading