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Dog Has an Unusual Issue With the FloorDogs can have psychological issues just like people do. Korey has a hardwood floor phobia. He can't explain what it is about the floor he hates- it could be the way it feels on his paws, but he can't articulate it. Sam did her best to accommodate her beloved dog with floor rugs, and finally found the perfect solution short of psychotherapy. Totally worth it to make Korey happy. But Korey is more than just a dog. He's a superhero to Sam! His training and talents are literal lifesavers, as explained in this video from The Dodo. We don't deserve dogs, but Korey deserves his share of accommodations. You can see more of Korey at Instagram or at TikTok.#dog #servicedog #phobia
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Smart Dog Plays Fetch with HerselfMacy is a smart pup. Here she is at her ranch in Baggs, Wyoming. There’s a simple wooden plank bridge over an irrigation ditch. Macy runs halfway across and drops a stick into it. Then she dashes downstream ahead of the flow and jumps in to where the stick will be when she reaches the middle of the water course.Macy is shrewd enough to make her own fun.The original Lassie was a Rough Collie, not a Border Collie, but I’d prefer that a dog as smart as Macy was watching over Timmy for those unfortunate well incidents.#dog #BorderCollies #fetch
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This Dog is a Designated HitterA garage in Marblehead, Massachusetts, has a shop dog, a blue heeler named Pepper. And what better way to fill time between vehicles than to play baseball with your dog? Pepper doesn't just play catch, though. She's in a league of her own, as a pro with a bat! You can see more of Pepper's baseball feats (and basketball, too) at Instagram. You might wonder how on earth you train a dog to wield a bat and connect so well. Think about it... if you were a dog and figured out a way to play with both a stick and a ball at the same time, you wouldn't want to do anything else but practice! -via Laughing Squid#dog #baseball #baseballbat
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Pie Charts for DogsWhat makes up a Daschund? It’s a mathematical question which can be answered with a visual expression. In this case, the pie chart illustrates that a Daschund is mostly body, with a bit of ear and snout. There’s almost no tail or leg involved, but the noble Daschund makes up for it with spirit.This is one of several pie charts made by blogger John Rich that describe how much goes into each breed of dog, including Bassett Hounds, Bloodhounds, Pugs, and Welsh Corgis. I’d like to see him do something similar, but with human celebrities instead of dogs.-via Flowing Data#dog #piecharts #JohnRich
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What Grandma Wants, Grandma GetsA dog's loyalty is worth its weight in gold. This golden retriever has a favorite human, and he always takes her side. She doesn't even have to say a word! He will solve any dispute in grandma's favor, and don't even think about hogging her food- you could be banished from her presence for good, or at least until she finishes her pineapple. That's a good dog. -via Boing Boing​#Dog #loyalty #goldenretriever
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Chris Evans Interview Derailed by PuppiesTo promote the new movie Lightyear, Chris Evans is doing plenty of publicity appearances. He provides the voice of Buzz Lightyear, who is not the same character as the Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story. That's all explained here.Anyway, Chris Evans did an interview with Buzzfeed that involved him being swarmed by adorable puppies while answering questions about Lightyear, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his own dogs. The questions and answers might be interesting to you, but they are overwhelmed by the sight of a dog lover movie star wallowing in a pile of puppies for eight minutes straight. This video has enough dopamine for you and anyone you care to send a smile to! A good time was had by all. -via Fark ​#dog #puppy #ChrisEvans #interview
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St. Bernard Goes Shopping, Refuses to LeaveWhere does a 136-pound dog go shopping? Anywhere he wants to! In this case, it was the Dollar General Store in Bradenton, Florida. The St. Bernard wandered into the store, and just hung around for a couple of hours. When it came time to close the store, employees couldn't get him to walk back out the door. We would assume the store is air-conditioned, so you can't really blame the dog. He was still a good boy, on his best behavior outside of not wanting to leave. The staff called police, who also had trouble removing the huge canine. Eventually, a scan of the dog's microchip revealed that his name is Bentley, and that his owner was only a few blocks away. Bentley had broken through the gate and wandered off. He was soon reunited with his family. -via Fark​#dog #StBernard #missingdog #DollarGeneral
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Dog Brings His Mom Things She Needs While in the ShowerFin is a very good boy. He supports his packmates in all of their projects, even the very weird ones, such as standing in a small room that gets wet. Why do they do this? Fin does not understand and neither do we.This does not stop him from bringing his human, Vee Thayer, useful tools while showering. She tells The Dodo that he has delivered to her coathangers, a roll of duct tape, a bottle of shampoo, a swimsuit, tongs, socks, a pack of post-it notes, and his bed.Finn takes a diferent approach with the resident male human. When the man gets home from work, Fin delivers toys to a particular area of the living room floor. His daily quest is to find the right toy that will induce the man to come to the living room.You can see photos of Fin’s work product at The Dodo.#dog #showers
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Golden Retrievers Being Adorable GoofballsGolden retrievers are among the most popular dog breeds in the world for pets. They were originally hunting dogs, but are so sweet-tempered that people keep them around just for love and laughs. Their temperaments make them ideal guide dogs, too. But while goldens are friendly, loyal, and hard working, they are prone to brain farts, especially when they are in "play mode." The video compilation above is a tribute to their everlasting goofiness and entertainment value, whether as puppies or as adult dogs. You can tell yourself you will only watch a little of it, but you won't be able to stop. Then if you still want more golden retrievers, watch another compilation from Puppies Planet. -via Boing Boing#dog #goldenretriever #compilation
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Millennials Love Their Dogs More Than Their Siblings, Partners, or Even Their Moms!From being just a "man's best friend", dogs (and other pets) have been promoted to being "loved more than anyone else."​A recent study, with a thousand participants who are pet owners, re vealed that most of these people love their pets more than the important people in their lives. Around 57% of the participants that are aged 27 to 42 love their pets more than their siblings. A little below the same figure disclosed that they feel the same towards their moms. Around 30% of the participants revealed that they love their pets more than their romantic partners. This "love for pets over love for humans” may be one of the reasons why previous studies show that millennials are less likely to build their own homes and families.​Image credit: Getty Images#Dog #Pets #Love #Millennials #Relationships​
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Lexie the Ute-driving DogWhen you live on a farm, everyone has a job. When you live on an Australian sheep farm with 1900 sheep, that job might be driving, even if you're a dog. Lexie is Jack Russell terrier who tried rounding up sheep, but had a mishap with a large ewe and was injured. Her owner Cam Zschesh said, "Now's the time I could, ya know, teach the dog to drive." So she learned to drive the ute (utility vehicle). Lexie is better protected, and still pulls her weight on the farm by driving while Cam distributes hay. Not that she weighs much at all. Now, Lexie is too small to reach the pedals, so Cam puts the ute in low gear to get Lexie started. She merely steers, but she's pretty good at it. If she sees sheep, she'll steer toward them because despite her experience, she loves sheep. The smart little dog is proud of her contributions to the family business. Read Lexie's story at ABC. -Thanks, Vireya!#dog #JackRussellterrier #sheepfarm #drivingdog​
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The Dog That Adopted a DeerLudovica the fawn was abandoned by her mother near a farm in Germany. The sisters who run the farm saved the baby deer by feeding her, but did not want her to become too dependent on humans. They kept her outside, although protected by a fence. It was Leo, their dog, who became Ludovica's comforter, protector, and teacher. When she was older, Ludovica was granted freedom to roam, and Leo taught her how to wander in the woods. Now, Ludovica spends most of her time in the woods, hanging out with other deer. But she is still Leo's best friend, and visits the farm whenever the urge strikes. Ludovica is a unique deer living in two worlds. We wish her well, and hope she is a better mother than her own was. You can follow Leo and Ludovica at Instagram.#fawn #dog #deer #interspeciesfriendship
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Patron, the Ukrainian Hero, Awarded MedalA small Jack Russell terrier named Patron is one of the many Ukrainians stepping up to defend the country. Since the above video was released, Patron had added to his accomplishments by detecting more than 200 hidden bombs and landmines in Ukraine. He's only two-and-a-half, but he's become a symbol if the fight among Ukrainians and sympathizers on social media. On Sunday, Patron and his handler Myhailo Iliev were honored at a ceremony at which president Volodimir Zelenskyy awarded them with a special medal for heroism. Zelenskyy said, "I want to award those Ukrainian heroes who are already clearing our land of mines. And together with our heroes - a wonderful little sapper Patron who helps not only to neutralize explosives, but also to teach our children the necessary safety rules in areas where there is a mine threat." Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended the medal ceremony in Kyiv.
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Tiny Dog barks Like a DuckPipsqueak is a special needs Yorkie who weighs only 1.8 pounds! She has no teeth and some physical abnormalities in addition to being so tiny. But she's outlived all estimates, and is the queen of her home. She's also turned her humans in to special needs foster parents, with six little dogs currently in the house. Pipsqueak is adorable, but her story highlights the problem with puppy mills. Breeding the smallest dogs with the smallest dogs only compounds their genetic problems. When people only focus on a dog's looks, someone will go to nefarious lengths to fill those desires. If you're considering adopting a dog, why not go to your local shelter and provide a home for a dog who really needs one, instead of fueling the market for designer pups? You can follow Pipsqueak and her family at Instagram.#dog #specialneeds #puppymill
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The Tallest Dog in the WorldThey say that everything is bigger in Texas. Great Danes are really big dogs. And the biggest of them all is Zeus, who lives in Bedford, Texas. Two-year-old Zeus stands 3 feet, 5.18 inches tall, enough for a Guinness World Record for a living dog. A dog's height is measured from the ground to its withers, or the tallest part of a dog's shoulder blade. Zeus' owner, Brittany Davis, wanted a Great Dane since she was a little girl. Now she shares her home with her husband, two children, three miniature Australian shepherds, a cat, and Zeus. Zeus gets along great with the other dogs and has agreed to leave the cat alone. The big dog sleeps with Davis' teenage son, who has a queen-size bed. Of course, you're wondering how they feed such a large dog. Zeus eats 12 cups of dog food everyday, and is tall enough to steal food off the counter when he desires. Guinness tells us the tallest dog ever recorded was also named Zeus, a Michigan dog who was 44 inches tall. That Zeus passed away in 2014. You can read more about Zeus at Guinness World Records. See more of Zeus at Instagram. -via Laughing Squid#dog #GreatDane #worldrecord
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A Tribute to Otis the KingAgnes Sligh Turnbull once said, "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." Dogs are the embodiment of unconditional love. The price of that love is having to say goodbye. ESPN commentator Scott Van Pelt delivered a fitting tribute to his dog Otis, who recently suffered from cancer, but no more. Otis was loving, joyful, and loyal, even when he had to share Van Pelt's attention with three children, to whom he was also devoted. Although Van Pelt is grieving the loss of his best friend mightily, he says that pain is worth every minute, because it is outweighed by the joy Otis brought him over the years. Make sure you have a hanky ready before you watch this video. #dog #tribute #eulogy
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Watch How this Man Lovingly Wakes up His Deaf and Blind Dog in the MorningIt's already difficult enough to take care of a dog. It's even more difficult when the dog you're taking care of has special needs. Still, Aiden Mann, a veterinary assistant, took up the challenge of taking care of a dog with special needs when he decided to adopt Plum, a deaf and partially blind miniature Australian shepherd.One of the first challenges Mann faced when he adopted Plum was how to wake up the canine, and he tried several methods. Mann tried gently petting Plum to wake her up, but this only startled her. Mann also tried something less intrusive by placing a treat under Plum's nose, but this also was not effective.Finally, Mann discovered the best method to waking up his blind and deaf pup — by gently blowing on her nose.Mann posted a video of him waking up Plum on TikTok, which became viral after a few days.Throughout his time taking care of Plum, Mann has learned to communicate with the dog.(Image Credit: Aiden Mann/ TikTok)#Dog #Pets #Viral #Cute #Wholesome
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Police Dog Decides He'd Rather Play SoccerIt was the final game of the Pernambuco football tournament in Recife, Brazil. The teams Nautico and Retro were battling it our for the championship. Suddenly, a police dog on duty decided he wanted to play with that ball! The dog, named Zumbi, checked out each player to see who had the ball. When he found it, there was no stopping him! Two human police officers tried to catch Zumbi, but it was only when they tempted him with another soccer ball that he allowed them to lead him off the field. Zumbi kept his ball (which was punctured by then anyway), and the crowd cheered. Retro won the game 1-0, but everyone agreed that Zumbi was the most valuable player. -via reddit​#dog #policedog #soccer #football #dogonfield
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Three-legged Dog Jumps in River to Save Baby OtterGus is a Goldendoodle who lives in Minnesota. He had a cancerous tumor removed last year, and this year doctors found more cancer and amputated his leg in February. Gus hasn't been swimming since he lost his leg, and his people were afraid he'd never swim again. But on Easter Sunday, Gus suddenly jumped into the St. Croix River! He swam about 50 feet out and came back with a baby river otter in his mouth, which he deposited at his family's feet.The otter was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitaton Center of Minnesota, where the pup was given round-the-clock care. They said the otter was too young to be in the river, and was dangerously close to death. However, after a couple of days, the otter was doing much better. You can see a video of the baby feeding at Facebook. Gus, as you can tell, is a good boy. -via Fark​#dog #otter #rescue
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Construction Workers Rescue Dog from Flooding Irrigation ChannelOn April 12, in the canton of Pasaje, Ecuador, a construction crew working on an irrigation channel received word that a dog had fallen into the channel upstream. The sides of the canal are straight and high and the water moves fast, so the dog was in serious danger of drowning.The crew had their priorities straight and went into action. One very brave man climbed into the bucket of an excavator, which was lowered above the rushing waters. This was dangerous because, as you can see, he could have easily fallen in himself.The crew catches sight of the dog and the hero snatched the dog out of the water, then delivers him to the safety of the ground.-via Brian Onorio#dog #animalrescue
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How Dogs Have Adapted to Become More Like HumansMost species change over time due to natural selection, which leads to them evolving in ways that better adapt to the environment. Dogs have changed a lot in a relatively short time, due to domestication. We humans took a wild animal -the wolf- and over a few thousand years, changed it by unnatural selection, which is called breeding. For most of the time humans and dogs have been living together, the adaptations were not specifically selected for as breeders do now, but we humans loved certain features that made us want to care for some dogs more than others, and there were other traits and behaviors that caused us to reject some dogs. Dogs that pleased humans were more likely to survive and reproduce. This all makes sense, but you probably don't know how specific some of these features are. Wolves do not smile, or raise their eyebrows to communicate. That's two of the many things modern dogs can do that they developed just to please humans. There are plenty more ways dogs have become human-like because of human selection that might surprise you. Dog cognition researcher Dr. Sarah Byosiere explains how dogs have evolved to be the perfect companion for humans. -via reddit​#dog #evolution #selectivebreeding #dogcognition
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Buried Puppy Rescued in DonbasA 77-year-old man in the village of Mykhailivka in Ukraine miraculously survived when his home was completely destroyed. Everything he owned was gone, including his dog. Rescue workers from the Donetsk regional police were checking out the damage after Russian shelling destroyed most of the homes in the village. When the workers heard a sound, they dug a couple of feet down through thick dust and fallen blocks and were able to retrieve a puppy! It took a a few seconds for the dog to realize he can breathe again. The moment of rescue was captured on video.
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Baby Possum Hitched a Ride with a DogIt’s true, you can find just about anything on the internet. This time, it’s an unusual kinship struck between the unlikeliest two creatures, a dog… and a possum.TikTok user @dukeofhawthorn recently shared a clip featuring her dog Duke and a possum that clung to him while the canine was out in the backyard. She was calling the dog to go back in the house when she spotted a strange black something hanging in the front of Duke’s body. Upon close inspection, the black spot turned out to be a baby possum who somehow had found itself entangled in Duke’s fur.Duke’s owner immediately set the possum free and encourage it to scurry back to the wild, which upset her dog a little, she said in the video’s comment section.The adorable clip has raked in over 100,000 likes and nearly 3000 comments on TikTok.#possum #dog​
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The Pit Bull That Raised a RaccoonA baby raccoon later named Eto was found in a car's wheel well last year. He was taken the House of Oakley, a home in the woods of British Columbia where wild animals can be fostered. Eto immediately took up with the family's pit bull Ashlyn the Wonder Dog, who had already been a foster mom to quite a few raccoons and squirrels. The pit bull and the baby raccoon bonded quite well. Ashlyn is a free-range dog, and took it upon herself to show Eto love and affection, and how to navigate his way through the forest. As he grew, Eto spent more and more time outdoors, learning the ways of dogs and raccoons. Eto has since transitioned to living in the wild just fine.