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The Dogs of Ireland

With today being St. Patrick’s Day, plenty of people are embracing their inner Irish, regardless of whether they can actually trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle. The dogs in this post, however, are Irish through and through, and many proudly bear names that reveal their Celtic roots. So put on your green, sit back, and read all about the dogs of Ireland. Sláinte!
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Poodle images via Flickr

Poodles: Getting Past the Poof

To many people, the word “poodle” conjures up images of a posh, pampered, Park Avenue pet with bows in its hair and bling on its neck; a dog that is suited for little more than lounging on a chaise or walking the urban runways with its equally posh owner. This image couldn’t be further from the truth; in reality, poodles are highly intelligent, determined, athletic dogs that love the water and love hunting – two things you most definitely WON’T find on Park Ave!
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Shepherd in agility tunnel obstacle

All About Agility

Last week we gave you some suggestions to help your dog further his intellectual pursuits. But like many people, some dogs are scholars AND athletes. If this sounds like your pup, we’ve got just the thing for you. It’s called Agility, and it’s sweeping the nation. In fact, you may have even seen some agility trials on TV! Combining solid training, discipline, and athleticism, agility training helps a dog develop and maintain his fitness, versatility, and attention and obedience to his owner/handler. It also provides him with an outlet for his extra energy, and is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
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Maya at Graduation

School’s Gone to the Dogs!

September’s here, and for many of you, that means the kids are headed back to school and the dogs are sitting home moping until the kids get back in the afternoon. Here at DogWatch®, we say why should school be just for kids? There are plenty of great options out there to help your dog further his education, so to speak. Here are some suggestions to get Spot started on his road to scholarship.
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