Archive for the 'Domestication' Category

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Dog Language: What Does It Mean When My Dog Circles Before He Lies Down?

October 26th, 2008

I find a great deal of amusement in watching Reef get settled down for the night. She has a bunch of comfy beds, but she insists on making them “comfier”. She turns in rapid circles, rotates in both directions, picks up her bed with her paws, fluffs it, fluffs it again and finally settles down […]

Classic Dog Article: The Evolution Of Dogs

July 7th, 2008

Each week I like to bring back an older article from our archives, making it easier for our new readers to find. This week is an article on The Evolution of dogs. We often forget where our canine friends came from – this piece explains in simple terms, how dogs (as we know them) came […]

What Does Domestication *Really* Mean To Your Dog?

March 2nd, 2008

We have all heard the term “domesticated” linked with our dogs, but have you ever thought about what that really means in terms of your pet? While dogs are the descendants of wolves, they are now distant relatives. The domestication process is believed by some to have begun 100,000 years ago! The behavioral links between […]

Facts about Wolf Hybrids. Dog or Danger?

February 25th, 2008

I recently did a google search for “wolf hybrids” and found countless listings of ads for these kinds of animals. They read of traits like “high content” and “wild looks”. It’s natural for us to be drawn to wolves – they’re strong, noble animals. However, when we try to harness that wildness in a pet, […]

Appreciating Where Dogs Came From

November 24th, 2007

Just like all other animals, dogs have a long history that predates recorded history. While dogs have long been man’s best friend, they also evolved over millions of years to become what they are today. Since we believe that to truly appreciate something, you’ve got to appreciate it’s history, the dog guide has written an […]

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