Monthly Archives: August 2017

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dogsbecausedogs:

dogsbecausedogs:

I change the header & avatar of handsomedogs every 3 months with the seasons. September I will be in need of a fall themed photo that will look perfect with handsomedogs written across it. If you go to the front page now, handsomedogs.com, you’ll see what i mean. 

A photo that is:

  • High quality
  • Landscape
  • Fall themed (i.e; leaves, pumpkins)

For the avatar, it doesn’t need a theme, just a portrait of a dog! Headshots preferred. 

I usually just pick them out myself, but since handsomedogs’ theme is geared towards the dog community, it makes sense for it to be a dogblr’s photo! A watermark on your image is fine, but I will be giving you credit for your images and hopefully get you ome traffic to your blog/website!

*You can submit them to me, not to handsomedogs

@tempurafriedhappiness ideal dimensions for the front page photo would be 1500px X 1000px (or larger)

You all can submit as many as you’d like to me, not just which ones you’d think would look good. I like a variety to choose from.

For the avatar, I like just dog faces with not much background. 

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handsomedogs: Guess the Breed(s)(rules)  Emmett is two to four…

handsomedogs:

Guess the Breed(s)
(rules) 

Emmett is two to four months old here, a very calm sweet boy who loves his mama. He stands about 6in tall from his foot to the top of his head, and weighs 2 pounds.

Yes! Emmett is a Chihuahua 🙂

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This is Kuma. He chose me by wandering up to me as a sick and…

This is Kuma. He chose me by wandering up to me as a sick and starving puppy that had been dumped in an extremely remote area in South Dakota. His name means “survivor” in Cherokee and “bear” in Japanese. He’s my right-hand man.

A DNA test showed that Kuma is Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Red Heeler, St. Bernard, Shiba Inu, and even a little Bichon!

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Only about 2 months old, adopted this gorgeous girl but still…

Only about 2 months old, adopted this gorgeous girl but still unsure what mix she is (dobberman mix??), would love to have a second opinion!

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Hi! My name is Kyrsten, and this is Brina. She is a 5 year old…

Hi! My name is Kyrsten, and this is Brina. She is a 5 year old Golden Retriever, and is of champagne colouring! She is my pride and joy. 

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bubbablaine: A good boy at Olympic National Park. 

bubbablaine:

A good boy at Olympic National Park. 

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jakemyboy: Carpet critter!!!

jakemyboy:

Carpet critter!!!

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ofdreamsandomens: Nemesis – Belgian Malinois puppy

ofdreamsandomens:

Nemesis – Belgian Malinois puppy

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dogsatmyjob: This is Lucky, I believe.

dogsatmyjob:

This is Lucky, I believe.

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Driver is a silver lab, he is 9 months old and loves to chew…

Driver is a silver lab, he is 9 months old and loves to chew remotes and pillows

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sagebrushtervs: how was she ever this little? but also how did…

sagebrushtervs:

 how was she ever this little? but also how did she get big so fast? can’t believer she’s already a year old!

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Olesya Aksenova

Olesya Aksenova

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Vanessa Fortin

Vanessa Fortin

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Konstantin Kolosov | Adorable dog posing on beach

Konstantin Kolosov | Adorable dog posing on beach

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Josef Jägerstedt | Cujo

Josef Jägerstedt | Cujo

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Tom Landretti | green and gold

Tom Landretti | green and gold

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Szabolcs Stieber | Hungarian Vizsla

Szabolcs Stieber | Hungarian Vizsla

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This is Maggie! She is a 6 year old cockapoo/cairn terrier mix….

This is Maggie! She is a 6 year old cockapoo/cairn terrier mix. She’s been grey since she was a pup. She’s super loving and adorable!

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heyiggyjoey: Spent the entire weekend at a farm, didn’t get my…

heyiggyjoey:

Spent the entire weekend at a farm, didn’t get my paws dirty once.

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My deerhound Archie, and Sophie the dachshund. Even though…

My deerhound Archie, and Sophie the dachshund. Even though they’re pretty different in size, they’re best friends!

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Rizzo the chihuahua/terrier mix and Posey the labradoodle. They…

Rizzo the chihuahua/terrier mix and Posey the labradoodle. They are sisters and best friends.

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This is Winston, my 4 year old retired racing greyhound. This is…

This is Winston, my 4 year old retired racing greyhound. This is from his first trip to the beach!-Anonymous 

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Handsome Guns

Handsome Guns

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casper-the-dog: @casper-the-dog

casper-the-dog:

@casper-the-dog

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It’s too cold so he stays inside his house

It’s too cold so he stays inside his house

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Lacy the rescued poodle. My grandma rescues dogs that people…

Lacy the rescued poodle.

My grandma rescues dogs that people don’t think have a chance. Lacy’s previous owner left her alone 10+ hours a day and abuse her. It’s taken her a few years to trust people again, but she leans on anyone who sits next to her and loves to give kisses now.

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This is Casper. He’s a papillion and a weirdo. You can see more…

This is Casper. He’s a papillion and a weirdo. You can see more of him at @casper-the-dog@moolric

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handsomedogs: Guess the breed!!! This is Gumper, he’s two…

handsomedogs:

Guess the breed!!!

This is Gumper, he’s two years old and is insane for tennis balls. He loves to swim and is the best service dog in the world! He is 86 lbs, 30 inches at his shoulder.

Gumper is..!!

A German Shorthaired Pointer/Pit Bull mix!

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This is miles and he is adorable and a great snuggler

This is miles and he is adorable and a great snuggler

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Taz the Shiloh Shepherd

Taz the Shiloh Shepherd

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This pic of my samoyed puppy Siri who found a soother on our…

This pic of my samoyed puppy Siri who found a soother on our walk always makes me happy. I hope she can bring a smile to someone else! -legglessdraws

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Montgomery, photographed in Magog, QC.

Montgomery, photographed in Magog, QC.

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This is George! A catahoula mix that we adopted about 2 months…

This is George! A catahoula mix that we adopted about 2 months ago. He’s a handsome boy

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marlothemountaindog:Keep it classy but still a little bit sassy

marlothemountaindog:

Keep it classy but still a little bit sassy

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adilab: Tango, a pup I photographed for a local rescue!

adilab:

Tango, a pup I photographed for a local rescue!

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Please please please tag animals that have passed away. I’ve seen so many on this blog in the past few weeks and I appreciate that you respect them but it’s starting to depress me.

They are always tagged with #animal+death

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: Guess the Breed(s)(rules)   This…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

Guess the Breed(s)
(rules)   

This is Bowden! He’s since passed, but I felt he was appropriate for this little guessing game. He was 24″ at the shoulder and weighed roughly 65 to 70 lbs. He was painfully smart but very independent. Knew how to open doors and gates and how to take off leashes and collars but loose leash walking took years. High prey drive but low toy drive. Dog aggressive.

Bowden is mixed with 2 breeds. He is not mixed with Pit Bull, but he is a bully breed mixed with a spitz!

Bowden is…!!

An Akita/American Bulldog mix!

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borderflykisses:As soon as I saw this Collar Mania pattern, I…

borderflykisses:

As soon as I saw this Collar Mania pattern, I knew my mountain girl had to have it. Complete with a matching Mad Dog Metalworks tag, of course.

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vilescorpio:Black Butte, OR,  6,436′

vilescorpio:

Black Butte, OR, 

6,436′

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midogka:South tyrol is a beautiful place to life ❤️ shot by…

midogka:

South tyrol is a beautiful place to life ❤️ shot by @philippmitt #holiday (hier: South Tyrol)

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she thought the view was pretty but i thought she was prettier

she thought the view was pretty but i thought she was prettier

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Sammy the keeshond puppy by Scott Scoville

Sammy the keeshond puppy by Scott Scoville

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Elenska Zara by Kat Zavalnyuk

Elenska Zara by Kat Zavalnyuk

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: Guess the Breed(s)(rules)  This…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

Guess the Breed(s)
(rules) 

This is Luca. He is two years old, around 30cm tall at the shoulder and just over 6kg. He likes to bark and chase things and must always have his owner in his sight.

If you actually know Luca, and are not guessing, please don’t give away the answer!

Luca is actually a purebred dog! Maybe not the color you’re used to 😉

Luca is..!!

A Schipperke! 

Schipperkes can be born any solid color, black, apricot, blue, chocolate, cream, fawn, gray, red, or white. They can even come in black & tan! However, the only “accepted” color for this breed is black, therefore colored pups are often not bred.

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Remy by Bonnie Ott

Remy by Bonnie Ott

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Kunyi Liu 

Kunyi Liu 

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Sansa on the beach by Magnus Granstrom

Sansa on the beach by Magnus Granstrom

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Mocha by Rainee Colacurcio

Mocha by Rainee Colacurcio

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collegiatecanine: Quincy and I moved-in-moved-in to our new…

collegiatecanine:

Quincy and I moved-in-moved-in to our new house today and we start our junior year tomorrow. Now that I have some consistency and stability in my life again, I’m hoping to be active again on these here interwebs. Maybe I’ll even take some pictures!

Anyway – thanks for sticking around and being patient with me while I disappeared. I’m back now and I want to have, like, communication with folk again. Quincy and I appreciate all the love ❤️

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Lumos may be 11 years old and deaf, but this handsome doggo will…

Lumos may be 11 years old and deaf, but this handsome doggo will always be a pup at heart.

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Kunyi Liu

Kunyi Liu

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Happy dog by Shannon Phillips

Happy dog by Shannon Phillips

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Hey! I recently started a dog discord server! The purpose is for dog lovers to be able to scream together about puppies, share pictures, etc I thought you might have followers who are interested, so I would appreciate if you would post this ask! Anyone can feel free to message me if they want to join! Thanks!

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: Guess the breed! Ross is 10 years…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

Guess the breed!

Ross is 10 years old and approx 12kg. He loves his family but he’s not the cuddliest/most affectionate dog, and he doesn’t like strangers or children. He’s also very barky. 

You guys are close! Ross is mixed with 2 breeds. A spitz and a herding breed.

Ross is..!!

A Japanese spitz/Border collie mix!

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Adventure co-pilot by Tynan Huber

Adventure co-pilot by Tynan Huber

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Kiwi by Wiktoria Frąszczak

Kiwi by Wiktoria Frąszczak

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My family is looking to get a second dog as a playmate for our first dog (female chilier)!!! Any breed suggestions or advice?

Hey anon!

We’ve answered a few asks about getting a second dog primarily to keep your first dog company here and here. (Tl;dr don’t do it, it isn;t fair to anyone involved and will probably be more work for you in the long run).

If you’re getting a second dog because you actually want a second dog, then great! Breed suggestions will depend on who your dog gets along with. Does she prefer males or females? What play style does she prefer? Is your lifestyle better for a larger or smaller breeds?

Not trying to discourage you from getting a second dog at all! But often getting a second dog to entertain your first dog backfires. Good luck! -C

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Tommasco de Pascale

Tommasco de Pascale

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Adventurous collie pup by Robert Ellis

Adventurous collie pup by Robert Ellis

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Gold Creek by Tynan Huber

Gold Creek by Tynan Huber

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brokenharted:                                            …

brokenharted:

                                             sunflower pup

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: Guess the breed Ruby was rescued…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

Guess the breed

Ruby was rescued in 2014. She is 20″ at the shoulder, and weighs about 65 lbs. She’s approximately four years old. She is very loving, extremely energetic and affectionate but also willful and can sometimes be stubborn. She needs lots of exercise. She never barks, but she does vocalize (yowl or “talk”) when she is bored or needs to go potty. Ruby loves socializing with dogs and people. She is great with kids and gets along well with her cat-brother (unless he tries to steal her food).

Ruby is mixed with 2 breeds. She is not mixed with Shepherd!

Ruby is..!!

A Husky/Staffordshire Terrier mix!

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thelazypetowner:This picture is a miracle. Maggie’s cute when…

thelazypetowner:

This picture is a miracle.

Maggie’s cute when she wants to be, but never still when I want her to be.
1.5 weeks short of 2 years old as of today.

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Is it really true that some dogs are better off in one-dog-only families? My spouse really wants to get a new puppy but my 7 pound senior mini pin mix just doesn’t do so hot with other dogs in her space or interacting with her people. It’s not that I ever think it’d be a dangerous environment for a puppy but definitely an incovience for everyone who just wants a peaceful house. My spouse insists that they can both be trained to get along but I just don’t see that being the case?

Of course some dogs prefer to live alone! 

You could probably train or manage them to get along (either through reinforcing good interactions or a crate-and-rotate schedule), but if you don’t think it’s fair to your min pin, then don’t do it. If your dog is a senior and you think a puppy would cause some serious disruption and tension, it seems nicer to let your min pin live out the rest of her life as a single dog, and then get the puppy in a little while after she’s gone. 

It’s hard to convince spouses to put their desires on hold, especially if they’ve wanted a puppy for a long time, but I would just explain that you don’t think it’s fair to bring a puppy into a household with a single senior dog, when the senior dog prefers being alone. You could also mention that you (human) might end up resenting the puppy for the stress it causes your senior dog, and how that’s not fair to anyone involved and you would prefer to wait before getting a puppy.

I would definitely try to spin it as “it’s not fair to senior dog or to new puppy” more than “it can’t be trained”. Hopefully your spouse will be more open to waiting in that case. Good luck! -C

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willowthecorgibutt:The sweetest face

willowthecorgibutt:

The sweetest face

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ofdreamsandomens:Khaleesi the Mudi

ofdreamsandomens:

Khaleesi the Mudi

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ofdreamsandomens:Nemesis – Belgian Malinois

ofdreamsandomens:

Nemesis – Belgian Malinois

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deerwise: “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there…

deerwise:

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”

My girl turned two years on the 12th, Iove her so much. ♥

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Hi, I hope you’re having an awesome/excellent day! I was looking through your blog today, and was actually wondering if you had any Pitbull/Terrier content? Or knew any blogs? Loved the Sharps front the other day!

Hey! Thanks 😀

Check out our APBT tag, or search for any other terrier breeds you’d like using the search function! You can also type in www.handsomedogs.com/search/[breed]. 

APBT blogs are @pulldogs, @notapitbull, @bullybreedsapbt. I know there are more but I forget them right now.

Our queue is actually quite far out a the moment but once it empties a bit I will add in some more American Pitbull Terriers for you! -C

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colliepapillon:A Model

colliepapillon:

A Model

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: Guess the breed! This is Scamp, 17…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

Guess the breed! 

This is Scamp, 17 years old, approx 21kg, fun loving, cheeky, lovable but definitely showing his age. 

Scamp was a suspected mixed breed from a shelter, but a DNA test revealed he is a purebred!

Scamp is..!!!

A border collie!!

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blueboyluca:And I do not knowIf you know just what you have…

blueboyluca:

And I do not know
If you know just what you have done
You are the sweetest one
I have ever laid my eyes upon

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The one on the right (in the bush) is Bear, and the one on the…

The one on the right (in the bush) is Bear, and the one on the left is Link. Link is an Australian blue heeler we believe, and Bear is a collie/cattle dog, but we think he’s mostly collie. Link just turned two, and Bear is 10 months old. I love them with all my heart!

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Chance, my handsome boy

Chance, my handsome boy

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This is Hoss! He’s a Pitbull/Boxer mix and 5 years old. He…

This is Hoss! He’s a Pitbull/Boxer mix and 5 years old. He loves to play and cuddle up for a nap! <3 

–AzzureThunder

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specklemutts: oh what a terrible puppy

specklemutts:

oh what a terrible puppy

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her name is half pint and shes 11 months. she is a mutt of three…

her name is half pint and shes 11 months. she is a mutt of three breeds, and she is only white with big black patches. she loves to play and be outside, but she gets tired pretty quick. everyone that meets her is never able to guess her breed. can you?

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handsomedogs: handsomedogs: GUESS THE BREED! This is my baby…

handsomedogs:

handsomedogs:

GUESS THE BREED!

This is my baby girl Lanki. Weight 25 kilos. Height form ground to shoulder 50 cm. She’s very very smart, learn super fast and is extremely well behave, like, people gets surprise at how chill she is. She loves the outdoors but dislikes water, very athletic but also likes napping all day. She’s super friendly with people and with stray dogs, but when the dogs are on a leash she’s shy. The bestest girl for sure.

Lanki is mixed with just 2 breeds. The first a herding breed, and the second a working breed that can be seen in her body shape. She is not mixed with any terrier. 25kg = 55lbs.

Lanki is…!!

A Border Collie/Boxer mix!

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This is my beagle, Monte, he just turned 4 months! Follow us on…

This is my beagle, Monte, he just turned 4 months! Follow us on instagram @montethebeagle_

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My 2y/o 70lb Rottweiler/GSD mix doesn’t walk well on a leash. I have to brace my entire body against her since she’s over half my weight and much stronger than me just to keep her from pulling me on my face from the excitement of being at the park. Today she pulled the leash out of my hand and then pulled me onto my back later. I want to walk her, but now I have rope burns and a pulled shoulder. I’m at my wit’s end because nothing has worked, not a gentle leader or positive reinforcement. Help?

Honestly, it sounds like you need the help of a trainer. We can’t give you any sort of advice over the internet if you’ve already tried the basics (R+ and gentle leader). Usually pet stores can refer you to a good trainer based on your issue.

In the meantime, you could get a harness for your dog and a waist belt for yourself. It’ll help you both be more comfortable until you find a more permanent solution! -C

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valkyriehound: Another day at sea? On the water.

valkyriehound:

Another day at sea? On the water.

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doctor-endless: Like if you’d play the Pocky Game with this…

doctor-endless:

Like if you’d play the Pocky Game with this hamsome young man

Reblog if you’d give him the whole treat because he’s just too beautiful for this world

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dogsatmyjob: Molly is always a sassy girl.

dogsatmyjob:

Molly is always a sassy girl.

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Hi my German Shepard mix has been pretty rough when playing with other dogs and it is getting to a point where I’m uncomfortable, he was never like this when he was young. Do you have any suggestions to get him to stop and play normally?

GSD tend to get really rude and bitchy when they age out of puppyhood. It’s just one of those breed-specific things. 

I also have a GSD mix, and I would recommend to stop bringing your dog to places with strange dogs. I only allow doggie dates with dogs she already knows and who have established boundaries (and sheps tend to play better with the opposite sex). The general public isn’t super tolerant of rude GSD. GSD are relatively scary-looking, big, and intimidating, so even if your dog doesn’t actually hurt another dog, I personally find it’s not worth the risk of upsetting other dog owners and getting that reputation. It doesn’t help anyone in the long run. 

If you want to continue to bring your dog to play with strange dogs, here are some ways to encourage good dog-to-dog play: here, here, here, here, and here. Doing proper introductions and picking good doggie playmates really helps a lot here! That’s how my dog makes (rare) new doggie friends. 

My personal criteria for playmates for my 3 year old, 70lbs, female GSD are:

  • Herding or northern breeds
  • Plays by chasing and ruff biting
  • At least 50lbs but bigger is better
  • Male

And then after I find one that I think will get along with her, I introduce them by:

  • Starting off in a neutral area, both dogs on-leash and at least 15ft apart
  • Reward my dog for attention on me and ignoring the other dog
  • Engage my dog, ignore the other dog 
  • Snacks snacks snacks
  • After a few minutes of this, we both let the dogs free and they do the whole rude dog posturing thing (usually on long lines in case things go wrong)
  • Humans walk in the field, dogs chase and bite each other in the faces
  • Enforced breaks, often and with lots of snacks
  • End on a good note! If things start to look like they are heading downhill, call it a day (especially if you want to have more playdates with this dog)

Honestly, it’s so much work. It would be way easier to just have a dog that gets along nicely with other dogs. This is not to say that GSD are aggressive; usually they don’t have aggressive tendencies! But play drive can turn to prey drive can turn to aggression so quickly, so you (the human) have to be aware!

Sorry for the rambling – this is an issue I am personally dealing with all the time. Hang in there anon! -C 

Edit: My criteria only started coming together after some mistakes. I met up with another dog owner who had a small dog, that ended badly. I tried for a long time to get Marlo to be a dog park dog, and that didn’t work out. We occasionally meet up with females, and that doesn’t go as smoothly as males. You will undoubtedly uncover your own criteria that work for your dog over time!

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fancyskink: Today is Momo’s birthday but she is very unamused…

fancyskink:

Today is Momo’s birthday but she is very unamused with all the fanfare

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Who is your dog’s arch nemesis? 🐿

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for guess the breed are mix-breed dogs alright? and by mix-breed I mean super mutts, but super mutts that you genuinely know the parents and lineage of.

As long as they’re not more than 4 breeds.

Also, if you’ve submitted for guess the breed and it was never posted, it may be because your photos didn’t meet the guidelines and/or you didn’t provide all the required info.

Handsomedogs.com/guessthebreed

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Ma sharpei history by VeronicaInDream

Ma sharpei history by VeronicaInDream

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Sharpei dog by Istvan Csak

Sharpei dog by Istvan Csak

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Sharpei by Michael M. Sweeney

Sharpei by Michael M. Sweeney

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Stella by Nathalie Pictures

Stella by Nathalie Pictures

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