Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."
--Franklin P. Jones
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
-- Ann Landers
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation."
-- Fran Lebowitz
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
-- Groucho Marx
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
-- Christopher Morley
"I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl."
--Penny Ward Moser
"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives."
-- Sue Murphy
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
--Andrew A. Rooney
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
-- Rita Rudner
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
-- August Strindberg
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
-- James Thurber
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
-- Mark Twain
"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
-- Anne Tyler
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
-- Ben Williams
"Cat's motto No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
"In dog years, I'm dead."
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant."
"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Breaking (Barking) News - A toddler accidently flushed his pooch down the loo.
Monday, June 15, 2009
1 Blaming your farts on me..... not funny... not funny at all !!!
2 Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG
3 Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?
4 Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose. Stop it!
5 Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.
6 The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.
7 Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip', then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!
8 Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
9 Dog sweaters. Hello ??? Haven't you noticed the fur?
10 How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous.
Now lay off me on some of these things. We both know who's boss here! You don't see me picking up your poop do you?
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY. A DOG ALWAYS OFFERS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. CATS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT!
Info sourced by Stephen
Friday, June 12, 2009
Have you ever taken your dog down to the sea and allowed them to take a dip? I am currently working with two Spinger Spaniels and I thought I would do something a bit different with them today so I took them to a small cove around Golf Del Sur area where they could go into the sea and have a swim if they so desired. Little did I know how much fun they would actually have and I should have worn a bathing suit as I ended up as wet as the dogs did! I didnt even have time to take off their leads and they were splashing around and leaping about in the waves! We spent a good half an hour having so much fun and I hadnt realised just how much they loved swimming. Now we will be making this a once a week stop off so they can blow off some steam and I can sit and watch them and laugh at their silly antics!!
Obviously these two dogs have been used to the sea since they were pups so please dont just go down to the waters edge and throw your dog in which many people do. You have to teach them they have nothing to fear. How would you like to be thrown in at the deep end of the pool and not know how to swim, panic maybe?? Remember dogs have emotions and feelings too so make it as fun as possible for them even if it does take a lot of time to get them feeling comfortable, it shouldnt be a stressful experience.
Unfortunately many of the areas with a beach here in Tenerife have recently become not accessible for dogs so do make sure you check first before you allow your dog to go romping along the beach and splashing about in the waves or you could end up with a hefty fine!
As a final thought, its always a good idea to gently hose your dog off once you get home to get rid of any salt or debris left on his coat. Happy Swimming!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Information on Potentially Dangerous Dogs/Dangerous Dogs:
Potentially Dangerous Dogs
Royal Decree 287/2002 of March 22 regulates the requirements to own canine animals deemed to be potentially dangerous, developing the legislation established under Law 50/1999. This page is intended exclusively as a brief explanatory guide on the requirements necessary to own potentially dangerous dogs in Spain.
How do I know if my dog is classified as potentially dangerous?
The Royal Decree classifies the following dogs as potentially dangerous:
a. Those belonging to one of the following breeds and their crosses:
* Pit Bull Terrier
* Staffordshire Bull Terrier
* American Staffordshire Terrier
* Dogo Argentino
* Fila Brasileiro
* Tosa Inu
* Akita Inu
b. Those animals that have all or many of the following characteristics:
* Strong musculature, powerful or athletic constitution, robustness, agility, vigor and endurance.
* Strong character and marked courage.
* Short hair.
* Thoracic perimeter between 60 and 80 centimeters (24 and 32 inches), height at the shoulder between 50 and 70 centimeters (20 and 28 inches) and weight over 20 kg (44 lbs).
* Voluminous, square, robust head, with a wide and large skull and muscular and pronounced cheeks. Strong and large jaws, robust, wide and deep snout.
* Broad, short and muscled neck.
* Broad, thick, deep chest, with arched ribs and short and muscled back.
* Straight, parallel and robust forelegs and very muscular hindquarters, with relatively long hindlegs at a moderate angle.
c. Those dogs with a record of aggressive tendencies or prior attacks to humans or other animals.
What are the requirements necessary to own a potentially dangerous dog in Spain?
The requirements are:
Potentially dangerous dogs must be identified with a microchip. They also must be registered in the Town or City Registries created to that end. The dog owner must have a license, issued by the municipality, valid for five years. In order to qualify for a license, the owner must meet the following requirements:
* Must be 18 years or older.
* Must have a clean police record showing no convictions for the crimes of homicide, torture, assault, sex-related offenses, drug trafficking, association with illegal armed groups, or otherwise having been banned by court order of the right to own potentially dangerous animals. These requirements must be documented with the appropriate certificates issued by the police authorities with jurisdiction over the owner’s place(s) of residence during the two years prior to the application for license.
* Must be mentally and physically able to own and control potentially dangerous animals. This requirement will be documented with the appropriate certificates (certificate of physical aptitude and certificate of psychological aptitude) issued by authorized centers in Spain.
* Must have proof of contract of an insurance policy on the animal(s) with a liability coverage of at least 120,000 euros.
The owner must report any changes to the information included in the license to the Town or City Registry within fifteen days of the effective date of the change.
What are the safety measures required by law?
The safety measures required by this legislation are the following:
When a potentially dangerous dog is in a public space, the owner or person responsible for the dog must carry the owner’s license and the certificate of inscription of the dog in the Town or City Registry. In addition, the dog must wear at all times an appropriate muzzle, and must be restrained by a non-extensible leash or chain no longer than 2 meters (6,5 feet). At any given time, one person cannot lead more than one dog.
Potentially dangerous dogs located in an open, delimited space (land lot, porch, terrace, etc.) must be restrained by a chain or leash, unless the space is properly enclosed.
Finally, owners must report missing or stolen dogs to the Town or City Registry within 48 hours after the animal is determined missing.
Please also be advised that the list of Dangerous Dogs can differ from one municipality to another within Spain. A full list can be obtained from the local council in any borough.
Information provided by Tenerife Insurance Services.
Written by Sharon Haslam Dog Trainer - Tel: 699 109 837