the last two editions of the Dog Journal I have covered various aspects of the race and trail: The start in Anchorage, some experiences running the trail on snowmobiles (or snowmachines, as we call them in Alaska), and now we will cover the final leg of the racefrom the last checkpoint in Safety, to the famous burled arch finish line in downtown Nome. It typically takes mushers eight to twelve days to reach Nome after the starting line in downtown Anchorage.
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Okay. Well, I’ve shown dogs most of my life, and I graduated school as a nurse. I really wanted to be a veterinarian, but when I applied, back when my scholarship was at Purdue University, they told me to go work in a vet’s office and come back later and reapply, because they only take half a girl a year, which means they take one girl every 2 years. Today, most of the vet students are women, but not back then. I didn’t fall into that category, so even though I didn’t want to be a nurse, that’s what I became.
Join advertising and marketing guru Dave Lapp, with Fuze Design, as he takes on the hard questions about this subject. This is part two of a continued series of articles dedicated to Branding, Marketing, and Web and Social Media Development. Although slightly different in nature than previous Panel Discussions, with only one expert per part, this one is worth spending some time with.
The welfare of animals in commercial dog breeding facilities is a matter of great concern for animal rights activists, government agencies, and responsible breeders alike. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plays a pivotal role in ensuring that these facilities meet stringent standards to guarantee the wellbeing
of the animals in their care. However, the
proposition of commercial dog breeders wearing
body cameras during USDA inspections has
sparked a significant debate. In this article, we
will explore why this approach may not be the
most effective way to promote animal welfare
and advocate for a cooperative relationship
between breeders and the USDA.
This has been the subject of intense debates for eons. Dogs have been brought to the prairies of Canada and the West beginning in the early years of the last century. Dogs and trainers originally traveled in trains’ freight cars before travel was more accessible by vehicles. Today dogs and trainer/handlers trailer dogs and horses
Though you may not want to think about taking your pet to the vet, the truth is that it is something that you are going to have to do, multiple times in your life. In order to be a good thing, you need to have a good relationship with your veterinarian and the entire staff. So, how can you do this? Here are some things that you can do to make sure that you have a good relationship with your veterinarian.
Greyhound racing is a sport where fast and elegant dogs run around a track but
Now, in this issue, we’re going to see if the people that support the program would actually pay more or choose a puppy coming from a program like this over one that does not. Please remember that there are lots of other good reasons to keep becoming more ethical and stepping up our game, but in this article we are talking only about the monetary gain that can happen.
Puppy prices are a growing concern for breeders and puppy customers alike! Customers call and offer a fraction of the puppy’s listing price, and some breeders admit they are barely breaking even on the last puppies in the litter. Many breeders hope to set their puppies apart from competition by offering incentives like complementary puppy starter kits, prepaid registration, microchipping, and a free bag of puppy food.
We’ve probably all heard it, right? Dad said: “don’t touch the puppies until their eyes are open.” Well, according to research done at Purdue University, waiting to handle pups is not a great idea and here’s why.
Ever heard of the SWOT Analysis? Well, it’s a super valuable tool that can help any business grow and thrive, and Chuck Holt, with New Now Services, is taking the time to contribute a continued series of “workshop” articles, designed to help you implement this tool into your dog breeding business.
Sponsored by Senate Ag Committee chairman Elder Vogel, was introduced and referred to the Senate Ag Committee on May 31. It was presented to the Dog Law Advisory Board at their meeting on June 1, where all comments were favorable, and there appeared to be a broad consensus of support. The bill includes numerous other provisions that enhance the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law’s ability to perform its mission, including more vigorous oversight and inspections of nonprofit and rescue-type kennels. The Pennsylvania Professional Dog Breeders Association (PPDBA), the nation’s oldest professional pet breeders’ association, supports the bill.
Appropriate desensitization and counter conditioning to handling is important for all dogs in adulthood to ensure their comfort and minimize fearfulness.
Veterinarians and technicians work hard to give your pets the best life that they can possibly have. This being said, it can be a hard job, and clients can make it even harder! As veterinary professionals, we have all heard things that you should NEVER say to us. Here are some of the ones that are the worst!
he famous Iditarod trail, which is used by the Iditarod dog sled race, runs from Anchorage to Nome, covering approximately 1,000 miles. This trail is also used for the Iron Dog Snowmachine race. I have traveled the first 300 miles of this trail rather extensively by snowmachine (snowmobile to you lower 48’ers). When I share this tidbit of information with people, they often are rather surprised, and ask something like: “You mean they actually let you drive on the race track?”
Some of the benefits of permanent structures are more stability, as well as the fact that the building can be repurposed at any point, if a breeder decides to move or leave the industry. The thing is, almost all of the features and options that are available in permanent structures are now also available in portable buildings, so that’s nice.
When it comes to showcasing the beauty, grace, and breed-specific standards of dogs, few events can compare to the exhilarating world of conformation dog shows. These shows bring together topnotch pedigrees, expert handlers, and passionate dog enthusiasts, providing a platform to evaluate and celebrate the finest examples of each breed.
Today we sit down with Jonathan Lawler, also known as The Punk Rock Farmer, to talk about the documentary he’s producing called “Puppy Mill” This documentary is almost completed, and hopefully by the time this is printed, will be out there and available.
In 2012, when I first went to work with the USDA Animal Care, I would visit breeders throughout the country, and I would ask them what they did to rehome the dogs when they were done breeding. You would be amazed at how little rehoming was being done. I would ask the question why these dogs were not rehomed?
Are you ever confused when it comes to branding, marketing, and advertising? Do you feel like you can’t make sense of it all? How do we know what’s working and what’s not working? How do we know advertising isn’t just a waste of money?
Well, our goal is to break these different subjects down in a continued series of Panel Discussions over the course of the next few issues. Some subjects might only have one
Training with stimulation has become much more accepted today than it was in prior times. There are still holdouts that say “No way am I going to shock my dog. I love him and do not want to hurt him.”
However, a much larger percentage of dog owners and trainers recognize the huge advantage of incorporating the use of a low-level stimulation e-collar into their training program, IF THE E-COLLAR IS USED CORRECTLY!
If you wanted to sell your puppies on a listing marketplace, the process used to be simple. You needed a picture of the puppy, a generic description, and your phone number. Then you waited for calls and usually sold your puppies within a week or two.
Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 35+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019.
Ok, so we agree that it’s efficient, if all you care about is cutting down on chore time. However, rationing and feeding twice a day instead of on a free choice basis has some serious upsides.
Accurately interpreting a dog’s postures and body language can help people interact safely with the dog, including recognizing when it is safe to even approach, much less attempt to handle a dog.
Hello, my name is Ivan Lee, and I’m the president of The Dog Journal. This project has been so much fun and hard work, that I decided to dedicate a section of this issue to tell you my story and how this all became a reality.
Working in the dog breeding industry for a number of years,
Antler shed hunting. If you’re one of the people who haven’t
heard of this sport, then you may be wondering what it consists of or what it even is. In this article, we will dive deeper into what antler shed hunting is and how hunters around the world
are making this a well-known sport.
So many Options, Tile or linoleum, enclosed or open runs, ground or den whelping, dry or wash down, and the list goes on and on.
When it comes to dog training, the well-worn phrase “Timing is everything” is especially true. If two dogs were DNA clones, had identical environmental exposures, and were trained by two separate owners who taught with the same training program, one of the dogs would most likely be better than the other. The reason would be based on th
For this issue of The Dog Journal’s Results section, we’re going to talk about something a little different! In issue two, we did a giveaway drawing, and on the entries, we asked two questions. Everyone that entered for the drawing needed to fill out the answers to the questions, and the answers that came back were so interesting we decided to share them with our readers.
The group at PAWS has officially launched the long awaited and worked on Kennel Assistance Program, also known as K.A.P. This program was designed for breeders by breeders, for the simple mission of helping each other improve the industry and public perception of dog breeding one breeder at a time. Here’s the cool part, it doesn’t cost you as a breeder anything to participate, and you don’t even need to be a PAWS member.
The problem with the puppy mill conversation is that it is loaded with emotion. In fact, just writing these articles will cause some to think that I support puppy mills or puppy mill behavior. There is nothing further from the truth.
Hormones are chemicals that serve as messengers, carrying important communications through the body. When these messengers are not balanced, there are unwanted side effects such as skin problems, hair loss, increased drinking and urinating, weight loss or weight gain, weakness, lethargy and/or excessive panting.
POPULAR MYTH: Requiring potential puppy buyers to fill out an application will turn them away. Well, we have proven opposite, and here’s why requiring your potential puppy buyers to fill out an approval application can simplify things for you as a breeder.
Ok, so as being a dog breeder and having a kennel, you always get the questions when people pick up their puppies that involve things like vet info, nutrition questions, microchipping details, etc. One question I got asked a lot was, where do I register the microchip?
Portuguese Water Dogs, also known as PWDs, have a rich history that dates back centuries. These highly intelligent and athletic dogs were originally bred by fishermen in Portugal to assist in their daily tasks on the sea. PWDs were trained to retrieve lost gear, guard boats, and even herd fish into nets. They were also skilled swimmers and would often jump overboard to retrieve items that fell into the water.
The times are changing. USDA Animal Care, a unit within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, administers the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This federal law establishes requirements concerning the transportation, sale, and handling of certain animals. To enforce this law USDA Animal Care uses Inspectors throughout the country providing unannounced inspections. These inspections are regularly posted on the web for the world to see.
Dr Robert Westra, from Neogen, home of Paw Print Genetics, has taken the time to sit down and answer some questions about the company, their mission, how it began, and much more. With all the buzz right now about genetic testing, we feel
like it’s important to choose a reputable company that offers high quality and a
Chris Malon from A-to-Z Vet Supply talks in depth about Fading Puppy Syndrome and Canine Herpes
The cute and fluffy Shih Tzu is a popular breed throughout the United States. On the popularity
ranking by the American Kennel Club, this breed is ranked at 20 out of 195 breeds around the country. But where exactly did this small breed come from? Let’s take a closer look!
When you bring a German Shepard into your home you will have the one of most loyal and smartest breeds on the market aside from being one of the cutest that is. German Shepherds have worked their way up to the second most popular
breed around the world and for good reasons!
Interview: MAtt Snader The Dog Journal: Our interview for this issue of TDJ is with Matt Snader, the founder of Lancaster Puppies. Most of us