Delaware Governor Signs Dog Breed Bias Bill

Hey Dog Lovers,
The law outlined:
  • state regulations protecting the public from dangerous dogs cannot define criminal liability based solely on breed specific criteria
  • Determining whether a dog is dangerous or not will be based on the individual’s behavior, not by breed
  • Cities and other municipalities can’t enact any breed-specific ordinances or regulations.
  • Animal control teams and shelters also won’t be allowed to discriminate against certain breeds for the purposes of facilitating adoption.
  • Best Friends Animal Society legislative attorney Lee Greenwood. “The simple truth is that breed discrimination doesn’t work and the safest laws focus on the behavior of the dog and the dog owner.”
  • Other states with similar legislation include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Arizona.

Although not all states have this it is a step in the right direction. 

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Ruff Transitions: Tips for Helping Your Dog adjust to Your New Home

Good Morning Dog Lovers,

Today I have a tasty treat for you, my first ever guest post blogger. Please enjoy her article and let me know if you or someone you know is interested in guest post blogging on here. 1

Buying a new home or moving to a new apartment can be a thrilling and stressful event, no less so if you have pets. Changes in your routine can be especially stressful for your four-legged family members, so here are a few tips to help you make the adjustment easier for your dog.

Explore Your New Neighborhood

First, check out the neighborhood where you’ll be living to see how pet-friendly it is. See if they have any local laws or policies related to pets such as leash laws and dog-restricted areas. Find the closest dog parks and pet-friendly restaurants, as well as good places to walk your dog. Make sure that your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date and seek out a new veterinarian if you’re moving too far to keep your old one.

Once you know where you’ll be living, see if you can take your dog to visit and walk around. Familiarize them with the neighboring pets and people slowly, before or after you move, to keep them from getting overwhelmed.

Stage Your Old Home

Prepare your old space for selling. Pack personal mementos like family photos and child-made knickknacks; not only does this help declutter the space and make it look bigger, it helps potential buyers imagine themselves living there. Find a nook in the closet or cabinets to tuck away your dog’s belongings, too, including dishes, beds, and leashes. Some will associate a dog with a dirty house and dug-up yard, so create the illusion that your home is pet-free for showings.

Keep Your Dog’s Routine As Consistent As You Can

As you begin packing, limit access to the rooms being affected as much as possible. Put out a few boxes and suitcases to get your dog used to them and keep as much of their routine, along with familiar toys, bedding and feeding stations, around as long as possible. If they aren’t crate trained, do it before the move. Take them for walks when showing the house, and pack their things last.

Limit Pet Stress on Moving Day

On the day of the move, if possible, take them somewhere comfortable and friendly while boxes are being loaded by the movers. Put them in the moving vehicle last, preferably in a car they’re familiar with. If you’re flying, remember that larger dogs cannot fit in or under airplane seats and must go in the cargo hold. Decide if that’s what you want or whether you prefer to make alternate arrangements. If driving long distance, be sure to plan for breaks every 4 to 6 hours and to find pet friendly overnight lodging, if necessary. Car trips with your pet must be able to accommodate their need for breaks to be comfortable for everyone. Be sure that you have their medical records and a current photo with you in case you get separated.

Help Them Settle In

Once you get to your new home, take your dog outside immediately to relieve themselves and explore the new environment. Keep them leashed or restricted until you know that the new yard or outdoor space is secure and that hazardous chemicals and food have been unpacked and put away. Set up their new routine of feeding and walks as soon as possible to mirror their old routines and times. Introduce them to the new space and neighborhood slowly, keeping as many of their toys, beds, unwashed blankets, and bowls as possible. Get on the floor and play with them to spread your scent in the new area and help them to be less anxious. Walk and compliment them frequently to help them see that you’re still family, even with the location change. Make their new space fun. When leaving them alone, leave toys and treats to help them feel more comfortable.

Though you’ll never be able to eliminate every source of stress during a move, these steps can help ease the transition into your new home significantly for both you and your dog. Don’t forget to throw in plenty of exercise to burn off your frustrations, and focus on the positive end goal: a fresh start in a beautiful new home with your beloved canine companion.

Guest Post Blogger: Cindy Aldridge

10 Best Dog Breeds for Outdoor Junkies

Hey Dog Lovers,

Do you love the outdoors and going on adventures? Are you looking for that dog companion to be just as adventurous as you? Look no further.

Labrador Retriever – athletic, playful, water-loving 

Siberian Husky – Good at long hikes, trail runs, multi-day treks and cold weather camping 

Bernese Mountain Dog – Hearty, Docile, good-natured

Vizsla– High-energy, active, athletic and light on their feet 

Australian Shepard– Herding dog, agile, skilled in obedience and ultra high-energy 

Collie- Great stamina, keen intelligence, agility, herding instinct

Portuguese Water Dog– Herd Fish (from net) Loyal, need to see owner during activity (Boat rides) 

Rhodesian Ridge back- Bred to hunt lions, sustain dry, hot climates and love to work 

German Short hair Pointer– Bred to hunt and retrieve peasants, Tenacious, tireless, hardy and reliable 

Australian Cattle Dog (Aussie)- High-energy, whip-smart, athletic, protective and brawny companions

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

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Naughtiest Dog Breeds in the UK

Hey dog lovers,

To keep on the trend of overseas, here are the Naughtiest dog breeds in the UK;

  1. Labrador
  2. Jack Russel Naughty-dog
  3. Cock Spaniel
  4. Stafford shire Bull Terrier
  5. Golden Retriever
  6. Labrador Retriever
  7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  8. German Shepard
  9. Yorkshire Terrier download (1)

 

 

 

 

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New Legendary Dog Trio Promotion!

Hi Dog Lovers,

Today the topic is silly yet serious depending on whom is reading this and their opinion on the Pokemon Go game. Personally my Boyfriend and I play it (he does more than me) but none the less I do enjoy the satisfaction of hatching an egg while walking. It has its good and bad parts but overall seems to be a game most enjoy.

When thinking of topics to talk about this one came to my mind as again its a game I play but also how I can relate a phone game to something to do with my blog. I happen to stumble across some articles and wanted to share some things I found on the Legendary Dog Trio released end of August 2017.

From August 31 until September 30th players will be able to find one of the three Pokemon on different continents:

243Raikou_OS_animeRaikou: North and South America 

 

 

 

 

 

Entei: Europe and Africa’sentei

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Suicune: Asia-Pacific Region 

 

 

On September 30th the Pokemon will move around again and they will be available across their new continental homes until October 31 at which point they will move to whichever region they have not already been to.

According to sources after the last period wraps up, they are not expected to be available for some time accorning to Niantic. They are a limited time deal just like Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos and Lugia before them.

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This is also well times as Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver the games in which they will make their debut are heading to Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on Sept 22.

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

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