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Doglinks News and Events

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For a complete view of what's happening around the country, view our Dog Calendar

New Zealand Dog News

  • Trials sort out who's top dog
  • Molenaar's dog survives the siege
  • National cuts Dog Education Programme out of the budget
  • No treats in this doggie bag
  • Dogs killed after vicious attack
  • SPCA sets up emergency line for Napier pet-owners
  • Police dog Fi alive and uninjured

and more on

World Dog News

  • Amazing Hero Dogs -- More Than Just Pets
  • Victoria Stilwell of 'It's Me or the Dog:' Can she train kids, too?
  • New laws to protect teens, dogs
  • The dancing bird
  • Stem cell treatment used on dogs
  • Police dog attacked handler
  • Study: Dog Food Tastes Just Like Pâté
  • Man dies separating fighting dogs
  • Calgary bus driver saves dog from coyotes
  • Dog, goat inseparable friends

and more on

Behaviour Quiz

What is the most misunderstood word dog owners use when talking to their fearful pet?

A. Okay
B. Alright
C Don't
D. Good 
Answer in the next newsletter.

Last Newsletter Quiz's answer: Question: What was the name of one of Ivan Pavlov's favorite experimental dogs?

C. Brains

She was delightfully pleasant and quick-to-learn. She also taught Pavlov at least one thing about dogs and learning: The "contexts" of learning. She demonstrated that, for some learning to be permanent, it must be taught in more than one setting.

Ivan had set up a great demonstration of "Brain's" talents and called a large lecture in a great hall, but when it came to performing her tasks, Brains simply ignored him and looked out at the students in the hall! Henceforth, Pavlov taught his dogs with many distractions and in different laboratories before his many demonstrations!

This old knowledge should forewarn anyone who adopts a dog that was house-trained in its former home that the dog must usually be re-house-trained in its new home, too.

P.S. Pavlov probably didn't use the actual word "brains" for his genius-dog. He more than likely used his native language and said "nauka."

Doggy links

The Dog Trainer's Quick and Dirty Tips for Teaching and Caring for Your Pet
Series of free, short podcasts, is available for download on iTunes as well as on the website

"The knee, the knee," said Vince Lombardi. "Why is it always the knee?"

Cruciate ligament repair -- good summary of the various techniques rcclrecommend.html

Tightrope, lateral suture ccl_injury.php

More on the "tightrope" method of repairing ligaments (nice video) 2008/1203-new_surgery_for_ fidos_knees.htm

Agility, Working, & Herding Dogs: Knee Surgery (about NO surgery option) dogs/WorkingKnee.shtml

Dogs Are Aggressive If They Are Trained Badly

If You're Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study And should we be surprised? I guess it's now 'proven'

Canine Genetics The Secret to character is bred into a dog.  This was written as a tribute to an old dog but we decided it is also a tribute to the breeders who study genetics and can create such a dog.  This will make you catch your breath, wipe your eyes, and think.

The Agility Whisperer [Very funny] CanineHumour/agilitywhisperer. html

Non-Doggy Sites

Irish student hoaxes world's media with fake quote

Hugh Laurie interviewed and interviewed and interviewed and

Online companion to the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry

Seduction 101 for Logicians and Economists (John Allen Paulos) Technology/WhosCounting/story? id=7250901

Lashing Back: Israel's 1947--48 Civil War back-israel%E2%80%99s-1947- 1948-civil-war.htm

  Non-Doggy Reading (from Geoff)

Another of Lee Child Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, No. 1) thrillers. It's customary for the heroes of such series to have various eccentricities -- even implausibly. How did Nero Wolfe manage to avoid a coronary infarction? How does Reacher manage to get two or three days out of the same clothes?

Also, Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language, the latest book on usage and abusage, perhaps less fervid than some others. For myself, I believe people who use the first person nominative as the object of a preposition ("She went with John and I") should be executed ignominiously. JMHO.

Doggie and non-doggie Videos

Excellent videos on grooming a double-coated dog. The first series of videos is about grooming tools and how to use them correctly; the second is about the grooming process: ,

For a refreshing glimpse of the many stories we can tell thanks to User Generated Content and video hosting, look at
http://mediacommons. 05/01/beyond-broadcast- launching-nitv-and-isuma-tv
Here are the video projects made by indigenous peoples around the world. One presented by the Inuit of Arctic Canada is

Wii Remote Hacks Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer.

Quotes of the Week

I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
  - Mitch Hedberg

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
  - Eric Hoffer

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
  - Hansell B. Duckett

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