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November 15, 2004

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Thanksgiving greetings to all our readers and your canine friends!  The holiday is right around the corner, but we'll be traveling so are send this greeting now.  We're thankful for the many people who stop by WorkingDogWeb.com to find information or fun freebies, chat on our TalkDogs site, read book reviews, or drop us a line about working dogs.  And thanks to those of you who shop at the site, helping make all our free services possible.

Speaking of book reviews, we've recently reviewed the fine new book by Jon Katz, called
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm
-- and we recommend it for personal reading or as a gift for any dog or animal lover.   Actually the title is a lot longer than that, to include the herd of sheep and the two donkeys that, along with Jon and his dogs, populate the farm in Upstate New York that is the locale for his latest adventures. A mild-mannered journalist with two black Labs, Jon's life was transformed when he invited energetic border collies to share it, as we found in A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me, his first dog book. 

Enjoy the review of his latest book here, or read our earlier interview with Jon here.

Our TalkDogs site continues to have lively discussions and Q&A -- with one person currently asking if a Rhodesian Ridgeback could participate in sled dog racing or skijoring, while another asks about a German shepherd that has suddenly developed a habit of growling when it goes to its bed at night.  An owner of a Yorkie asks about contests for dogs that do clever tricks.  Can any of you help?  Thanks to the generous readers who are offering their suggestions.   Feel free to add your question or comment.  Start here:
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We apologize for all the flashing ads at the TalkDogs page and now a big "cover up" ad  that you have to click off.   Still, the forum space is free, many of you have enjoyed the forum and no one has complained.  Thanks for your patience!

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Labrador & Partner Do Bomb Checks
PROTECTING THE TROOPS IN IRAQ

A Labrador named Bonnie and her partner Lance Corporal Jenny Chester of Kent, England, are helping protect troops against the danger of suicide bombers at vehicle checkpoints in Falluja in Iraq.  Following training at the Military Working Dogs Support Unit HQ in Leicestershire, Bonnie is able to sniff out a single  5.56mm bullet hidden under a pile of other objects.
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German Shepherd Viktor & Partner Win
IRON DOG CHALLENGE

Police office Rebecca Mansfield and her police dog, Viktor -- of Portsmouth, N.H. -- emerged as the top female team at the eighth annual Iron Dog Challenge, a three-mile obstacle course run at the New Hampshire Police K-9 Academy recently.
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German Shepherd Named Harley Jnr:
TALENTED DOG TRANSFORMED OWNER'S LIFE

After much searching, New Zealand's Debbie Anderson finally received the chance to obtain a German shepherd puppy.  While she was confined to a wheelchair, she was able to train Harley exceptionally well -- and they competed in conformation and obedience shows. The remarkable story of how Harley saved Debbie's life is told in this story of the dog that became the country's first companion working service assistance dog.
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With all their fur, dogs are seldom considered to be at risk of frostbite, one of the dangers of winter for people.  But under certain conditions, dogs are susceptible to this problem. With winter right around the corner, it's a good time to read up on protecting your dog:
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The Link of the Week aims to help you improve your dog's skills, behavior and activities, with occasional special features on other topics of interest for working dog owners. No matter your breed, sports or training interest, the link should be worthwhile.
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Savvy trainer aims to "nurture a dog's instincts"
HELPING A YOUNG SLED DOG LEADER DISCOVER HIS JOB

Every now and then, we discover an article online that truly resonants with "dog savvy," with a creative approach to dog training that acknowledges that dogs have the ability to figure things out, to learn new skills and increase self confidence.  In this Featured Canine Link, experienced musher Arleigh Jorgenson tells the story of how he "introduced" his young leader Mohawk to the concept of being a leader, of being in charge -- while still listening to the musher.

Anyone who trains working dog can learn something from this article, no matter their dog sport -- or can simply enjoy the piece for a well told tale.  Enjoy!
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Love to learn dog training insights from the pros? We are pleased to offer as an extra feature an article by Nancy Cowan on sled dog training ideas from Roland "Doc" Lombard, one of the most famous sled dog racers of all time. Nancy draws on the content of her new book, The Training and Racing Journals of Roland and Louise Lombard," for an example or two of how Doc approached training challenges and dog psychology. The article is published online in our Racing Siberian Husky Online section.
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The two authors of this new book together have more than 40 years of experience in dog training athletes, and the book uses a very appealing approach filled with photographs. You have the opportunity to see exactly how a dog can be trained for a specific skill or activitity. Often that skill is illustrated with three or four photos, so you see each step along the way.

Dog behaviors addressed including such things as bite inhibition and the command "watch me" to increase your dog's attentiveness. There is emphasis on teaching dogs the right cue commands. For beginning owners, there are the basics including getting your puppy used to being touched from head to tail.  Even long-time dog owners and trainers will find the book of interest, and may find it a good book to recommend to new puppy owners.

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Big-Enough Anna: Little Sled Dog that Braved the Arctic
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Several summers ago, I had a chance to meet Pam Flowers and her huskies during a trip to Alaska. Since then, WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her trip across the Arctic [Alone Across the Arctic] and now are delighted to feature Big-Enough Anna, her children's story about Anna, the gutsy husky puppy. Perfect for any child who likes animals and adventure, and for parents who love reading to their youngsters.

Working Dogs:  True Stories of Dogs and Their Handlers
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Finally, we are pleased to feature a wonderful book that explores the whole range of dog work, from assistance dogs to ranch dogs to therapy dogs to sled dogs to police, military and SAR dogs. Working Dogs:  True Stories Working Dogs:   True Stories can be enjoyed any dog lover who admires capable dogs, as well as by those seeking specific information about each canine career.

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