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Louie the loveable Rottweiler pup walking down stairs .. VIDEO

Louie dog downstairsLouie is a special case when he gets out into the open grass plains to play. He takes on all comers.

When I get to pick him up from his owner's apartment he is almost hysterical with excitement.

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Two German Short Haired pinscher VERY excited before a walk .. VIDEO

zena pinscher up closeSometimes I get to walk very sedate young or old dogs. Sometimes they are asleep when I arrive to pick them up. This is clearly not the case with these two VERY high energy German short haired pinschers.

The video takes place mostly in the front child's toy room before we get to the front door.

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Archie dog VERY excited at the beach .. VIDEO

archie beachEvery owner knows what placates their dog, and what revs them up.

The beach is my spoodle (cockapoo) dog's favourite place to get excited. He has always been this way. Being two retriever dogs bred to retrieve fallen birds from water probably adds to this too. But the crashing waves, very dig-able sand and a surface that he can skid around on really tweak this dog into maximum excitement mode.

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Archie spoodle dog & the cat drive-by .. VIDEO

Archie waits To be fair, Archie was in this neighbourhood first.

Archie is highly social, but highly excitable over things that for hundreds of years his breeds were trained to retrieve. While mostly these things are birds and rabbits, it appears that cats may also sneak into this category.

Read more: Archie spoodle dog & the cat drive-by .. VIDEO

Beagle border collie the puppies playing frantically on grass caught in a VIDEO

border collie & beagle dogs playingThe enclosed video shows two puppies playing.  The reason that it is unique and relatively amazing, is that these two breeds are recognised as very smart dogs and highly effective working dogs.

The border collie is known as one of the smartest dogs on earth , and one of the best herding dogs, while the beagle has one of the greatest dog noses on earth and is one of the oldest and best tracking dogs you will find.

The irony of these facts is that when these breeds hit adult hood, they often leave the inquisitive explorative puppy play far behind and become all about business.

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Archie (spoodle) dog gets very close to ducks & chickens VIDEO

Archie dog after ducksThe  premise was fun. My client was minding three ducks and three young chickens and had seen hour fascinated my spoodle was with all things bird and cat.  She proposed that we satisfy his curiosity by giving him a tour of her back yard on lead. What could go wrong?

I have mentioned this before, but will again specifically for this video. A spoodle is two retriever dogs in one. Poodle and cocker spaniel.  Both of these retrieved ducks and the like from swamps for their hunter owners. They were bred and evolved for years to do this task and in the process developed a very keen sense of smell and tracking abilities.

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A Blue heeler x kelpie dogs caught in a VIDEO playing hard retrieving in the water

sidney gizmo lenny dogsOh the sweet irony. This is one of the more high energy dog videos I have taken. Some people might think that the energy level is too high or that a dangerous situation might occur. But knowing the dogs involved and their previous history reduced that fear before the play started.

One irony is that people don't like seeing dogs run around excited. It raises fears about what they might do. If you are talking about a powerful dog that is not social, then you might be well advised to have caution. If you are talking about the three working dog breeds that have had a lot of previous history together such as these dogs, then you can relax.

Read more: A Blue heeler x kelpie dogs caught in a VIDEO playing hard retrieving in the water

Archie spoodle teaching us how to rip a cardboard roll

archie dog V cardboardThe fact that a dog chews things is not going to surprise many people. However have you thought about why they chew things, and if dogs have different preferences for the chewing object.

Just like different human races have different food preferences, often based on climate and food availability and social history, dogs too form strong preferences for foods and chewing preferences.

Read more: Archie spoodle teaching us how to rip a cardboard roll

Lola the cute prague ratter 'dancing' & waiting for a ball to be thrown

prague ratterIf you have never seen a Prague ratter picture then you are in for a real treat, because this is Lola the Prague ratter dancing in a video.

No it is not traditional dancing, but none the less it shows you some very fancy footwork. The prague ratter is one of the most interesting dogs to look at and see the speed of its movements. They are very small dogs and very high energy, created originally for the art of ratting and catching small vermin.

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Rottweiler x kelpie fun play @ Aussie beach caught in a VIDEO

Louie &  sidney dogs playingThe first thing to say about this video is that these are all social dogs rottweiler x kelpie in a familiar off lead situation.

Play is a natural part of a healthy dog's life. Play is about sorting out their position in the pack.

Puppies tend to play more than older dogs as they are learning what strategies to use, and they have less fear of being seriously hurt by another dog. They also tend to be curious and have a lot of energy.

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Pauly jack russell dog singing for supper in a Broken Hill home VIDEO

 pauly dog singingThis video is unique as far as my site goes.  The video was shot by a friend of mine on a low end phone camera and choreographed by several un-credited people.

I had recently visited my friend in my old home town, Broken Hill and they told me that they have this rescue dog that has a unique talent.

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Dog Treats: Kangaroo balls are very healthy treats tested by Flex, Belgian Shepherd documented in a VIDEO!

 flex roo meat ballsDifferent dogs approach food in different ways. Initially Flex the Belgian Shepherd was very upset after his flight to Australia. For the first visit (before he was approved for the yards) I had to sit at one end of his pen and encourage him to visit me. it took about an hour before he sat next to me, and only very warily.

By about the third visit he was back to his original self, and very confident, if not a little too brash and dominant.

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Yallisa the pug playing Angry Birds at Australian quarantine. VIDEO

yallisa pug dogI have met a few pugs before, but not as hyper as Yallisa. And that is hyper as in a good way.

It was still relatively warm weather when I met Yallisa and cared for her at Quarantine in Spotswood Australia, but that didn't stop her unbridled interest in retrieving an angry birds stuffed toy.

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Flex, the great Malinois Belgium Shepherd retrieving at Quarantine - VIDEO

Flex the Belgium ShepherdFlex was a very interesting character. He is the first Belgium Shepherd that I have minded.

Initially he bailed me up in his pen, and didn't want anything to do with me. Trust had to be won. By the third week, the trauma of flying to Australia and being in quarantine had subsided and we were best friends.

This video shows the very playful side of a dog that was once bred for very serious guard duties.

Read more: Flex, the great Malinois Belgium Shepherd retrieving at Quarantine - VIDEO

Dog Territory Marking, Why do they do it? Why does Archie cover up Mac. VIDEO

mac and archieThis video was taken on a rainy winters day in Melbourne. Mac is an irregular dog sit client of mine and is a corgi cross rescue dog. He has had many years with his forever owners however some habits die hard.

The habit I am referring to is his need to mark every possible threat in his territory with his scent. Having seen Mac in action on many walks I thought it would be interesting to see how many times he would try his marking in a one block walk.

Read more: Dog Territory Marking, Why do they do it? Why does Archie cover up Mac. VIDEO

The local pub, and why you should buy a healthy smacko dog treats?

not a smacko dogA dog walking client of mine (who also buys smacko dog treats) is closing their bottle shop part of the pub after maybe 80 years* (includes previous owners). The reason: They can't compete against Coles and Woolworths - customers have said that they can buy alcohol a couple of dollars cheaper at the supermarkets.

And you may also know that many chain liquor stores (from cheap to expensive) are now owned by the two monoliths. What great buying power, leveraged from their food sales. But this wonderland wont last long, so drink up.. and read on ...

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SPOODLE AND BORDER AUSSIE ARE BEST DOG FRIENDS PLAYING HARD ON THE GRASS CAUGHT IN A VIDEO

Archie Ivy dogs playingIvy is a border Aussie dog I used to professionally walk for a client. Their main concern was that Ivy was beginning to play too rough and had low recall issues.

The reality was that she was just a high energy breed that was still a puppy. She needed boundaries, but she was very socially aware already, so really what she needed was to play with a social pack to learn what was acceptable. This video shows a great friendship between dogs a year after they last met.

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Pauly & Chuck try meat based natural dog treats for the first time - VIDEO

Pauly & Chuck enjoy meat dog treatsThis video was taken when I was visiting a friend's house in Broken Hill. I was away from my home for a week, and there few good discount meat shops in that town so I had to come up with a strategy of keeping my dog on his meat diet.

I managed to buy my dog meat, bones and offal but these treats definitely made a great supplemental feed.

The strategy meant taking along plenty of chicken, duck, beef and kangaroo jerky (the 100% meat treat varieties). This video is about my friend's dogs also sharing the wealth of my visit.

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Archie dog first moments of freedom from bucket collar after dog attack. VIDEO

Archie dog in bucker collarSpring time should be a great time for a dog. My dog gets two walks per day regardless of the season, but on holiday recently he was attacked by a pit bull cross (defined by the dog catcher) in the main street of a small town.

After all the drama and a week of bucket collar time (until my dogs eye stitches healed) this is a video of his first true off lead time he had in a week. FREEDOM!

Remember that this is an incredibly social dog used to two walks per day, being stopped from off lead walks (for his own safety) while he had the bucket collar on. One week of dog time being 49 days of human time.

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Analysis of Cesar's Healthy Dog treat article 2014

Recently an article on "healthy dog treats" turned up as number one in Google Australia in January 2014. The reason why this is interesting is that it was written by a dog person I highly respect, Cesar Milan, and because it was an American dog site, not an Australian treat site.a dog behaviorist

Whilst I respect Cesar greatly for the skill he has in rehabilitating dogs, I think it will be instructive to you to review his advice on "healthy dog treats".

At the beginning of this review I should mention that while I have had my credentials questioned by several 'passionate' dog lovers on forum sites, I am assessing this information not from a dog walker point of view (my day job) but from the years of analysis training I have had as an engineer.

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English Staffordshire terriers, Zara & Molly playing in Spotswood Quarantine VIDEO

molly & Zara english staffysZara and Molly were two very interesting English Staffordshire terriers that I recently minded at aqis customs. You will see from the lush green grass that this was before the proper start of summer.

In this clip you will see interesting bonding behaviour. Zara (larger brown staffy) was definitely the most settled of the pair, and Molly took most of her behaviour cues from her.

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Lucy the cocker spaniel tracking for rabbits in spotswood quarantine. VIDEO

Lucy Super dogFilmed during the lush green grass of Melbourne Winter. This video shows Lucy the cocker spaniels behaviour in Spotswood quarantine, Australia.

It is a relatively small yard, and the yards mostly back onto an empty field of industrial land. At night time rabbits visit the yards and dig and poop, meaning that during exercise yard times, dogs like Lucy, bred to track smells, has an absolutely great time.

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Jock, the very timid dog at spotswood quarantine. VIDEO

Jock Super DogFor all those people who love small old and very timid dogs, then this article and clip will enthral you. In fact this clip was edited to show Jock in his most happy states.

The most curious thing about Jock was that this was his nature at the start and end of the visits at quarantine, and by all reports from his owner, this was how he was at home.

The main difference for Jock and many other dogs that come through quarantine (and how happy they are) is how much interaction on a daily basis they have had with other dogs.

Read more: Jock, the very timid dog at spotswood quarantine. VIDEO

Lola the Prague Ratter, loving rolling on a tennis ball, quarantine Spotswood VIDEO

 lola the prague ratterLola is a very cute Prague ratter, some people have mistaken her  for a miniature pincher. A previous video on my dog walker site shows her retrieving skills, but this video is all about play, and specifically the very cute move she created in rolling around on a tennis ball.

When I first took this video I was very surprised about how long it went for. I have seen my dog and other retrievers roll on grass to decrease their itchiness, but this is definitely one of the most protracted fast grass rolls I have seen.

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