Saturday, May 29, 2010

Working Police Dogs

( I love this photo Line up of Police dogs and a cat )

Some doggies do earn a living. Police dogs in particular. Most Police dogs are German Shepherd , Rottweiler & Labrador . They are purchased at a cost of around $2500 but now a breeding program has taken place.Assessment takes place at 16 weeks During this time the dogs are imprinted with noises such as shopping centres guns, etc for them to be come familiar . Each fortnight they are taken back to the kennels and are fully assessed at 15 months for suitablilty. A further 14 weeks are then arranged so handlers can become familiar and work together .

Even police dogs have to pass obedience training . These dogs have to sniff out bodies, explosives ,drugs
These dogs are there in line of duty to ensure safety and help in crime prevention.

These dogs spend at least 7 to 10 years with their handler .Partners Yeah you bet .

Inspector Rex is the most famous T.V cop dog ..

Thursday, May 27, 2010

YouTube - Breakfast at Ginger's- golden retriever dog eats with hands

YouTube - Breakfast at Ginger's- golden retriever dog eats with hands

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Latest Lucy Photos

Hi All
Well I have to entertain myself so bowling is my latest thing . On top of the fridge is Mum and Dads water bottles . Getting onto the fridge I proceed with the paw swipe and Strike!!.. So far 2 Strikes and 1 spare Dad caught me in the act..I was hungry too..Mum Says I act like Carmen Miranda sometimes .. Yeah Maracas and all..

Lots of Love Lucy   >^..^<     xxx

Friday, May 14, 2010

blogs/ websites of note

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pets and Holidays

When taking a pet away on a holiday we often think gee " They are with us all the time nothing can happen .

Camping ...

Check if pets are allowed at the campsite etc before taking off .You may see a nice spot but are animals allowed ?.

Accidents do happen .Ensure you have a local vet number handy .If possible a basic kit of a bandage . tape/ pre prescribed diarrhea and nausea tablets from the vet .

Try not to give too much food if your pet is excited about the trip as they could get bloat and or diarrhea etc . They are in unfamiliar surroundings . Even the best traveler can get sick .

Campfires are often a cause for burns from the wood and ashes .Also be aware of snakes or other nasties such as ticks . Even tiredness from swimming a lot can be fatal . Ensure your pet has enough rest after excitement and play . I would put the pet rug and or dog blanket in the car and put your pet in there to sleep for a while in the quiet .

Have plenty of fresh water and the pets own food handy .Resist giving treats .Try to keep mealtimes normal as possible

Keep the Lead handy . Dogs can become territorial even in an unfamiliar place .They have your smell and their smell .. Their spot…

Caravan Parks.

Yes book ahead and check if animals are allowed .Most Shire Council or Municipal information centres have maps and books . Most require pets to be on a leash when being walked in the Caravan Park  grounds .

Remember :

Dog Harness

Dog lead

Dog Toys

Dog Food

Dog blanket / Bed

Pet insurance Papers. Dog collar and tags around neck are secure ..