Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Hi! I was the one who asked about my dog staying outside at night. Just wanted to thank you and everyone who replied for their advice. And sorry for the rude anons who bothered you about your answer. If anyone wants to continue the conversation, my dogs a beagle mix with short hair, we live in the suburbs with a fenced in backyard, we don’t really get any wild animals back there, and she lives outside year round. If we open the door for her to come in when its cold, she’ll just stare at us funny

Thanks for the update anon!

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This is Thor the dog of thunder. He spends most of the time…

This is Thor the dog of thunder. He spends most of the time asleep. If anyone knows what he might be, please feel free to let us know. So far the best guess is a wet fox or a shrunken coyote.

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My 10 year older Border/Longhair Collie mix! I love him to…

My 10 year older Border/Longhair Collie mix! I love him to death.

-@adrenaline-skeleton

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Meet Sage, our 5 year old Labrador retriever! @haldoll

Meet Sage, our 5 year old Labrador retriever! @haldoll

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This is Stella, our 6 year old rescue mix of who knows what. @haldoll

This is Stella, our 6 year old rescue mix of who knows what. @haldoll

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My 1 year old pup, Luna. Just look at those ears!- @phantombees

My 1 year old pup, Luna. Just look at those ears!

@phantombees

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This is Aria, she’s a 4 year old Siberian Husky! You can follow…

This is Aria, she’s a 4 year old Siberian Husky! You can follow her and her brother Jack on Instagram @aria_and_jack
-Alex Erwin

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This is Jack! He’s a 4 month old Siberian Husky you can follow…

This is Jack! He’s a 4 month old Siberian Husky you can follow him and his sister on Instagram @aria_and_jack
-Alex Erwin

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This is harley, she’s 8 years old and loves to bark and dig! -…

This is harley, she’s 8 years old and loves to bark and dig! – @mads_thehatter

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Here’s Rico Ramone, my handsome supersenior, in his new hoodie, Oct. 2018.

Here’s Rico Ramone, my handsome supersenior, in his new hoodie, Oct. 2018.

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When it gets really cold at night my dad makes our dog come inside to sleep. He says he knows better than her, but our dog always scratches at the door of the room we put her in and always wants to go back outside so I don’t think the cold bothers her. Should I try and convince my dad to let her stay outside?

Listen, I’m all for letting pets make their own choices within reason. I will let my dogs choose to engage with me, choose which toys to play with, or which chews to get as a snack. But the thing is, dogs are dumb. My dog will choose, 10/10 times, to chase a deer into a fast-flowing river over coming back to me for a snack. Does that mean I should let her? The water or the cold or the run itself clearly don’t bother her, but it isnt safe and that’s why she isnt allowed a choice in that situation.

It’s the same idea with outdoor dogs when it’s really cold. Your dog scratches to go back out because that’s where shes comfortable, but she shouldn’t be allowed to stay out overnight if it risks her health or safety. I know that isnt the answer you wanted, but your dad is right and he does know better than your dog. Humans have the capacity to think further ahead than dogs, so we have to make choices for them when there may be severe consequences (like frostbite or hypothermia).

That said, there are other things you can do to make your dog more comfortable so she doesnt seem so desolate indoors. You can try getting her some special chews (pigs ears or bully sticks) that she only gets when she has to spend the night indoors. Is it possible to crack a window in the room she stays? She might be finding it too warm if shes used to cooler temperatures. Make sure to offer her lots of water, and make sure to praise her for staying indoors before sending her back outside. Even working dogs should be made to feel comfortable if they have to stay indoors, it will not ruin their desire to work and will make them easier to live with.

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This is Bug, she thinks winter mornings in Arizona are…

This is Bug, she thinks winter mornings in Arizona are chilly!
#handsomedogs

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This is Layla!  She was 10 years old last week, and still runs…

This is Layla!  She was 10 years old last week, and still runs on the sled team.  And she’s a great bed pillow, too!

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This is Otis! He’s a 2 year old cocker spaniel. -Liza

This is Otis! He’s a 2 year old cocker spaniel. -Liza

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This is Dobby! My in-laws super sweet and affectionate collie!

This is Dobby! My in-laws super sweet and affectionate collie!

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This is Menace. He was smart. He was beautiful. He was kind. He had an influence on everyone he met….

This is Menace.

He was smart. He was beautiful. He was kind. He had an influence on everyone he met. He was quirky. He was weird. He was polite. He was gentle.

He will be missed forever.

Sleep well, angel. 25/09/2003 – 27/11/2018

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Hello again from Aslan!

Hello again from Aslan!

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Bjorn & Cady…mischievous.

Bjorn & Cady…mischievous.

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This is Princess! She is a German Shepher–lab mix who loves…

This is Princess! She is a German Shepher–lab mix who loves spending a good lazy Sunday by the lake. –@kortski

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This is Cinch. He’s such a good boy that he crossed his paws and…

This is Cinch. He’s such a good boy that he crossed his paws and daintily takes any treats you give him. ❤️-@highlycaffeinated-k

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Huey (aka Hunami) the hound mix and his cousin Albus…

Huey (aka Hunami) the hound mix and his cousin Albus Dumbledoggo, the black lab. Two sleepy pups after much wrestling.

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handsomedogs: Guess the breed(s)(if you know the answer, please…

handsomedogs:

Guess the breed(s)

(if you know the answer, please refrain from playing this round!)

Maverick is a 6 month old puppy. He is 17 inches tall and 35lbs – he will max out around 19 or 20 inches and about 50lbs. Like every puppy, he is very bouncy and happy about everything. He is very smart, very focused, and has endless energy. His favourite thing to do is smell tracks left in the snow. 

Not that you needed a hint, but Mav is a purebred dog breed!

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Guess the breed(s)(if you know the answer, please refrain from…

Guess the breed(s)

(if you know the answer, please refrain from playing this round!)

Maverick is a 6 month old puppy. He is 17 inches tall and 35lbs – he will max out around 19 or 20 inches and about 50lbs. Like every puppy, he is very bouncy and happy about everything. He is very smart, very focused, and has endless energy. His favourite thing to do is smell tracks left in the snow. 

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Handsome Lou makes puppy eyes to get his lacrosse ball back

Handsome Lou makes puppy eyes to get his lacrosse ball back

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Sometimes my dachshund, Mikey, likes to sneak into photoshoots!…

Sometimes my dachshund, Mikey, likes to sneak into photoshoots! @mikeydaweenie on Instagram 

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Jango!

Jango!

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Sunnie, a very handsome lady

Sunnie, a very handsome lady

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This is Tommy, a Belgian Shepherd and Penny, a Labrador mix,…

This is Tommy, a Belgian Shepherd and Penny, a Labrador mix, showing off their new sweaters. 

@gab-gub

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You really just tag pictures with literally anything for notes huh?

There was a glitch with the submissions where all the tags were being selected when people submitted from mobile! I couldnt figure out how to fix it so I just turned off all the options for choosing tags when submitting.

There are ~80 more posts in the queue but once those are done, the tagging should go back to normal. I know it’s been annoying and I apologize!

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This is Murphy, my family’s six month old rescue puppy. He gives…

This is Murphy, my family’s six month old rescue puppy. He gives me this look if I stop snuggling him for one second

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This is Ruby she is the best and most beautiful gorl

This is Ruby she is the best and most beautiful gorl

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Lunafreya. A v pretty girl

Lunafreya. A v pretty girl

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spartathesheltie: So the thing is, I’ve had Sparta for almost…

spartathesheltie:

So the thing is, I’ve had Sparta for almost four and a half years now, and there’s one mystery I’ve never solved. 

Because, i mean, this dog is a lie. Her face ends with her jawline. That little dark hook going below her eye? That’s the widest part of her head. Her neck is pencil thin. There is nothing but fur – fur and lies beyond that point.

So what the actual frick are her ears attached to??

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This is Hero, and he’s a stray dog. He loves getting attention and belly rubs too!

This is Hero, and he’s a stray dog. He loves getting attention and belly rubs too!

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My handsome boy called Cowboy!

My handsome boy called Cowboy!

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You really just tag pictures with literally anything for notes huh?

There was a glitch with the submissions where all the tags were being selected when people submitted from mobile! I couldnt figure out how to fix it so I just turned off all the options for choosing tags when submitting.

There are ~80 more posts in the queue but once those are done, the tagging should go back to normal. I know it’s been annoying and I apologize!

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Smudge always has a blast outside, it’s almost her first gotcha…

Smudge always has a blast outside, it’s almost her first gotcha day anniversary!

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Cosmo is not quite a year old, but he can catch his tail in record speeds. The goodest of bois

Cosmo is not quite a year old, but he can catch his tail in record speeds. The goodest of bois

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Luna- 9 y/o golden

Luna- 9 y/o golden

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This is Sugar! She’s a yellow english lab who enjoys cuddles.

This is Sugar! She’s a yellow english lab who enjoys cuddles.

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Maggie; the prettiest girl on the block.

Maggie; the prettiest girl on the block.

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Paisley has heterochromia!

Paisley has heterochromia!

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A handsome Mini Foxy❤️

A handsome Mini Foxy❤️

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@justslowdown This is Kai, half Siberian husky and half Shetland…

@justslowdown

This is Kai, half Siberian husky and half Shetland sheepdog. He’s a miracle of a dog, life-changing in so many ways. I didn’t believe in “heart dogs” until he became a part of me. 

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You really just tag pictures with literally anything for notes huh?

There was a glitch with the submissions where all the tags were being selected when people submitted from mobile! I couldnt figure out how to fix it so I just turned off all the options for choosing tags when submitting.

There are ~80 more posts in the queue but once those are done, the tagging should go back to normal. I know it’s been annoying and I apologize!

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She hat

She hat

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She hug

She hug

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This is Bean! She’s a golden doodle and a very good girl!

This is Bean! She’s a golden doodle and a very good girl!

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A very hard worker.

A very hard worker.

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Bobby, relaxing in his hot pocket

Bobby, relaxing in his hot pocket

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My Buckeye, he was the muttiest mutt and the best boy ever once…

My Buckeye, he was the muttiest mutt and the best boy ever once he got used to you. He had a better sense of humor than most people and loved playing pranks (he even had his own way of laughing to let you know just how proud of himself he was). No matter how many dogs I care for in my life, he will always hold a special place in my heart.

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zeldathesheltie: Probably the strangest dog I know about

zeldathesheltie:

Probably the strangest dog I know about

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Charlotte is a grumpy snow faced goddess – can you guess her…

Charlotte is a grumpy snow faced goddess – can you guess her mix!?

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its snooter

its snooter

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Sol again! with her perfect makeup

Sol again! with her perfect makeup

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The snow has arrived and Poptart is happy!

The snow has arrived and Poptart is happy!

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bibblecobblies:

bibblecobblies:

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perfectdogs: wise little nature fluff

perfectdogs:

wise little nature fluff

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mostlyvoidpartiallydogs: @threeleggedgoat‘s BrandyNovember ‘17

mostlyvoidpartiallydogs:

@threeleggedgoat‘s Brandy

November ‘17

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zeldathesheltie: A joy bringing dog ✨

zeldathesheltie:

A joy bringing dog ✨

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nefja: That moment you’re falling asleep on the couch while reading a good book.

nefja:

That moment you’re falling asleep on the couch while reading a good book.

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This is Maisie ~ English Springer Spaniel who loves long walks, cuddles and chasing the occasional…

This is Maisie ~ English Springer Spaniel who loves long walks, cuddles and chasing the occasional shadow ~ she’s a poser too ☺️

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twobigears: winter hiking is pretty great

twobigears:

winter hiking is pretty great

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huskyhuddle: A soft german boy who only wishes for his ball,…

huskyhuddle:

A soft german boy who only wishes for his ball, and the cows to get closer so he can bark louder.

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huskyhuddle: This garden grows Bananas October 2018

huskyhuddle:

This garden grows Bananas 

October 2018

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Jaxson!!

Jaxson!!

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throwback to big jaxon and tiny freya

throwback to big jaxon and tiny freya

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tundratails: puppy’s first snow

tundratails:

puppy’s first snow

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Smudge enjoying a fine fall day

Smudge enjoying a fine fall day

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A dog and his pig. This is Little Brother and he is the biggest…

A dog and his pig. This is Little Brother and he is the biggest cutest baby.

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Rainy day !

Rainy day !

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nixtevs-hugo-boss: Leaf nest!

nixtevs-hugo-boss:

Leaf nest!

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hadissima:

hadissima:

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mexicanine: i love my goblin

mexicanine:

i love my goblin

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canismaera: Just some border collie things.

canismaera:

Just some border collie things.

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mostlyvoidpartiallydogs: this is hands down the best photo I’ve…

mostlyvoidpartiallydogs:

this is hands down the best photo I’ve ever taken

Dexter

November ‘18

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bo0fs: The cutest puppy of them all

bo0fs:

The cutest puppy of them all

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nixtevs-hugo-boss: Rocking that windswept look

nixtevs-hugo-boss:

Rocking that windswept look

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floaty-cody: He’s just happy to be here

floaty-cody:

He’s just happy to be here

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My sister in law’s Stitch.

My sister in law’s Stitch.

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my friend’s Border Collie puppy Sol, she just turned 3 months

my friend’s Border Collie puppy Sol, she just turned 3 months

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a-reasonable-amount-of-noodles: A kind friend. A soft friend.

a-reasonable-amount-of-noodles:

A kind friend. A soft friend.

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spayedbutstillabitch: This is the face of a demon

spayedbutstillabitch:

This is the face of a demon

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Our favorite dachshund Simon))

Our favorite dachshund Simon))

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My favorite cocker Lucky)

My favorite cocker Lucky)

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my newest rescue, a 5yr old cattle dog/shar pei mix. the…

my newest rescue, a 5yr old cattle dog/shar pei mix. the sweetest, gentlest dog I’ve ever had the pleasure to share my life with.

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Sorry, this seat’s taken.

Sorry, this seat’s taken.

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Please answer if you can! So I have a pitbull/boxer mix and hes shy and kinda scared of other people and I recently bought him a muzzle because he has to get his shots and I’m nervous he isn’t gonna keep it on or freak out. He has gotten neutered and was fine but it’ll be with me so I feel like he’ll be more comfortable so he’ll freak out more.

Hello! Great job with realizing your dog might react badly and taking steps to keep everyone safe!

There are lots of muzzle training resources out there. I would recommend looking at the Muzzle Up Project. I’ve seen your ask answered by other dog blogs today so I’m just going to second what most of them said: Make muzzle training a fun experience.

As far ass him getting it off, that shouldn’t be an issue with a properly fitted muzzle. You can find resources online (try YouTube) to show how to properly fit a muzzle.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

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tundratails: if u put dogs in scarves u get………this

tundratails:

if u put dogs in scarves u get………this

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marloandmav-adventurers: My bright little sunspot, my golden…

marloandmav-adventurers:

My bright little sunspot, my golden girl

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doginprogress: Zu had her first racing experience today and she loved it!

doginprogress:

Zu had her first racing experience today and she loved it!

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This is my boy Giovanni, he likes butt massages and eating…

This is my boy Giovanni, he likes butt massages and eating daisies! – @iputthesaminsalmonella

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Coming out of the light, into the darkness to pull me out of it….

Coming out of the light, into the darkness to pull me out of it. Jesse 8 y/o

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