Cool photo [no pun intended]….. not one of mine. It’s from The Age Newspaper and it won an award as best Lifestyle Photo.
Click on the photo to take you to the article.
Dogs will put up with a lot but they have their limits, just like we do.
Every year dogs make the headlines for biting young children.
Sometimes it is the dog that belongs to the family but often it is a dog that belongs to a friend or grandparent or relative.
Dogs do not see extended family members in the same way as they do their own pack.
Humans rather stupidly expect dogs to tolerate small children and their rough play. Most dogs will put up with it but is it worth the pain of seeing a small child get bitten or a beautiful dogs destroyed.
Encourage your friends to watch their children when they are playing with dogs, no matter how good the dog might be normally, a small child can easily hurt a dog and it will react.
Not my photo but I love it anyway.
This speaks for itself.
Depending on what you’re viewing with, you may need to click on the photo to make out the bug on the far right. But he is there.
I tried distracting Nanook with a toy, but her prey drive is intense & the slater bug held her attention for some time.
Unlike most bug/insect hunts, Nanook felt the need to stare down the tiny slater bug. Perhaps pausing in recognition of a true nemesis.
It felt a little wild west to me.
Another version of this shot would have a tumbleweed blowing by, dusty hats & a cigar hanging from the bug’s mouth. But let’s just keep it simple shall we.
We talk a lot but our dogs watch.
Body language means more them than words. In many ways it is their language.
You can tell a lot about how a dog is feeling and what his intentions are buy the way he holds himself.
Conversely they are watching us for clues. If we do not display leadership with our body our dogs will know, no matter what words we use.
Dogs want to please us but they also want to feel safe. Strong leadership makes them feel like they are part of a successful pack.
Remember, your dog is watching you.
Be the pack leader.
Dogs don’t care how much money you make, all they need from you is love and calm assertive leadership, a good meal or two, water and a warm body to lean against when it gets cold. They never ask to see your bank balance. Your status in their world depends on the amount of love you have in your heart.