Celebrate Living With Dogs
Have you discovered WOOFipedia by the American Kennel Club yet? Get started here, and learn something new about dogs (or perhaps just remind yourself of some important facts). But wait…there’s more! Take a moment to relax and remind yourself of a few important lessons dogs can teach us.
Whether you’re new to the wonderful world of canine companionship or have celebrated many joyous years with dogs in your life, there’s always something new to learn. Thanks to the Internet you find out just about anything you need to know with just a few minutes’ search. To get you started, here are a few websites you might find helpful …
Searching for the right dog for your family? Check breed information at http://www.akc.org/breeds/index.cfm, or explore more options at the Humane Society’s website at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/#.Un_3avlwp8E (Remember to look for shelters and rescue groups in your own area!)
Need help training a puppy? You’ll find terrific tips and ideas at the ASPCA’s webite at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/house-training-your-puppy And if your interests lie with a dog that’s well into adulthood, learn about the Senior Dogs Project at http://srdogs.com/, and be sure to skim the resources compiled by the folks at Senior Dog Rescue at http://www.muttville.org/resources
You can find excellent videos about dog behavior all over the Internet. A prolific writer, trainer, and blogger is Amy Shojai, and her website at http://www.shojai.com/ includes a fascinating collection of articles, tips, and links. Another that caught my eye today was at http://yourdogsfriend.org/
For all things dog, and to chat with like-minded dog lovers, wander over to http://dogaddicts.com/ where you’re sure to find something to catch your interest.
And for a nice round-up of resources, check out this article at Business Insider at http://www.businessinsider.com/10-websites-that-assist-dog-owners-2011-3
Do you have favorites sites you’d like to add to this list? Let me hear from you!