Day: August 13, 2015

Your Dog’s New Digs

When Dallyn McCuistion was ready to welcome a pup into her home, she didn’t adopt just one; she brought home two puppies and their mother. Last October, she adopted Elly, a 6-year-old longhaired Chihuahua mix and her then-4-month-old pups, Cub and Bentley, from a San Diego rescue group. This dog-loving registered nurse from Rancho Cucamonga, …

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Raise a Fearless Pup

Your tiny, adorable puppy may be just 1 month old, but he’s old enough to begin socialization, a process that’s crucial to a dog’s behavioral and psychological foundation. According to Sharon Wirant, manager of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Anti-Cruelty Behavior Services, “a positive association with a variety of experiences …

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The New Photo Book “Buddies” Salutes World War II Military Dogs

According to the blurb that accompanies military historian L. Douglas Keeney’s new book, Buddies, photos of dogs in service were used as a morale-boosting tactic during World War II. Known as buddy photos, the pics were a form of propaganda that was meant to reassure the folks back home that “despite the horrors of the war, …

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