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A "dog blog" about all breeds and issues of importance to people who value the dogs in their lives, with a special emphasis on Search and Rescue dogs, in particular the training of my Newfoundland Dogs

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Search and Rescue Learning

Just lately I have been settling down in my big easy chair, all snuggled up and keeping warm with my big dogs at my feet (and the llittle one in my lap) while wiinter rages outside. It's the perfect time for some good winter reading. And of course, what better choice for me than taking a look at some of the new books in the field of Search and Rescue. The only trouble is that it's REALLY cold outside and sometimes I just don't have the ambition, (or the willing people who will get "lost") to go outside and practice. Still it is a great time of year to learn something new and review old education. If you are of the same mind, you will want to look at this link:


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"tis the season (the WINTER TIME , THAT IS!)

Hey y'all...had a GREAT TIME yesterday in the first real decent snow of the season...Jenna faithfully pulled all the neighbor kids on their sleds down the slick and snowy streets of this little town, while Phoenix frolicked and sniffed and snorted in the snowdrifts and we all got cold hands, red cheeks, and windblown hairdos. It was great fun. And I knew that I was doing OK by my dogs, cuz they've been out for their daily walking and exercise nearly every there is no question that they can't take a bit of cold and a bit of playing in the snow without harm to their health.

This is just a reminder to all of you who enjoy the winter time outdoors with your dogs that you also need to be aware that the extra stress on their bodies if THEY ARE NOT USED TO THE COLD WEATHER will be damaging to them !! So take care and make sure that they have not been sitting inside all winter long and curled up on the couch...give them plenty of exercise. Besides, it's better for you, too!

For some extra healthful ideas, you mioght want to check out this link: