Roundup 17 – Favorite Dog Articles, Deals, & Videos of the Week
Monday marks the one year anniversary of Puppy Leaks; I still can’t believe it’s been a year already. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. Since I’ve got a regular 9-5 job finding a creative outlet I enjoy has been nothing short of amazing. The community of pet bloggers I’ve connected with are the most wonderful bunch you could ever hope to meet. You guys really are the best.
There will be more thank yous & shot outs on Monday’s anniversary post. But for now it’s the weekend; a nice time to catch up with some good reads. Without further ado here’s our favorite dog articles, deals, & videos of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Why Can’t Dogs Recognize Us on our Phones & Tablets?
Interesting look into the different reactions our dogs have when viewing familiar faces on tv & tablets. I don’t know if Laika would recognize me on tv but she sure recognizes wild life; she gets up to look behind it wondering where the heck that monkey’s hiding.
Training Multiple Dogs – Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
I have enough on my plate trying to train one dog; I couldn’t imagine handling more. This training method is broken down and easy to follow with a great video as well; I’d recommend this article for anyone working with multiple dogs.
Did Your Dog Get Skunked? There’s an Easy Household Remedy
Never had to try this before but apparently hydrogen peroxide does the trick. What I found even more interesting was that dogs seem unreceptive to a skunks warning signals; perhaps it is knowledge they’ve lost through domestication.
5 Laziest Frozen Dog Treat Recipes in the History of Ever
Ok so I was sold immediately with the word laziest. Perfect for summer these recipes really are simple and it’s an easy way to impress your dog by showing off your “cooking” skills.
A Walk Isn’t Just a Walk to Your Dog
Great reminder of how much information our dogs are taking in by all the various smells they come across. Sometimes we should stop and let them smell the roses (or doggie butts).
Blue Buffalo – Lies, Misdirection, and Veterinary Distrust
A veterinarians comprehensive take on the Blue Buffalo lawsuit (including their counter suit); great read for anyone not caught up on the pending litigation.
Is There a Relationship Between Playfulness & Trainability?
Research has shown that there seems to be a direct correlation between a dogs playfulness and his trainability. One theory is that the more playful a dog is the more interested in human interactions he is thus making him more attentive to his owners communications.
5 Things Not to do When You First Adopt Your Dog
These aren’t your typical pointers which is why I find this article so valuable. In the past I’ve definitely been guilty of some of these. I just get so excited and want my new canine friend to meet everyone in the world right away.
These Dogs Spent Their Entire Lives on Chains Until They Were Finally Freed
Always a sucker for these sorts of “freedom” photos; especially when it’s helping to spread the word that a life on a chain isn’t much of a life at all. (There’s an awesome nonprofit here in Michigan called C.H.A.I.N.E.D. that helps free dogs from life on a chain.)
Best Dog Deals of the Week
- Amazon – 50% off Majestic Pet 40 inch Sherpa Dog Bed
- Amazon – 38% off Large Extreme Kong Toy in Black
- Best Bully Sticks – 15% Off Ears for Dogs
- Entirely Pets – $5 off $40 w/code FIVEA
- Entirely Pets – $15 off $100 w/code FIFTEENA thru 07/01
- Only Natural Pet – Save 20% on 20 Dog Care Products thru 06/20
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
What’s the deal with that wet dog smell? Here’s the science behind that familiar scent.
Heartwarming story of a therapy dog helping a boy with autism.
One of the best doggie reunion videos I’ve seen in awhile.
Awesome Infographic of the Week
This weeks infographic comes from the nonprofit Greyhounds as Pets in Sydney, Australia. Featuring some cool gadgets and apps that aim to make life easier for you and your pet.
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