Working DogsBehavior & IntelligenceDog Training
Go to
WDW HOME

WDW News Online
A Service of Working
DogWeb


Read our BookReviews


Click link to order Northern Breeds
ORDER
Northern
Breeds

BROWSE
WDW News
Back Issues



Long-time No. 1

star-red.gif (874 bytes) Bestseller!
star-red.gif (874 bytes)

Click link to order Dogs on dog origins and behavior
ORDER
Dogs

 


Click link to order Bones Would Rain from the Sky
ORDER
Bones Would Rain
From the Sky

 


Click link to order Siberian Huskies, Complete Owners Manual
ORDER
Siberian Huskies:
Complete Owner's
Manual

 

  star-red.gif (874 bytes) ORDER star-red.gif (874 bytes)
Valuable
Dog DVDs

Shop here




HomeVeterinaryHandbook.jpg (6553 bytes)
ORDER
Dog Owner's
Home Veterinary
Handbook

 



Click link to order The New Work of Dogs
ORDER
The New Work of
Dogs: Tending to
Life, Love, Family

 


star-red.gif (874 bytes) ORDER star-red.gif (874 bytes)
Bestselling

Dog Books

 


ALERT:
  Visit our updated DogBlog for the latest on vaccinations! Learn more.

~~~~~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~~~~
WDW NEWS & Canine Link of the Week
from WorkingDogWeb.com
August 25, 2003

Read this issue online at:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/WDWNews-Online.htm

~~~~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~~~~~

Greetings to all our readers around the world!  WDW News readers and site visitors stopping by our new online discussion list called TalkDogs are asking questions, sharing answers and chatting. Right now there are new questions on puppy behavior and Boxer tail length. Can anyone help?  We hope you enjoy this feature and will check in from time to time with comments, opinions, questions -- and answers.  Start here:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/TalkDogs.htm

Quick note on advertising:  Yahoo inserts an advertisement at the start of the email version of these newsletters -- and that's why their service is free to us and our newsletter can be free to you.  Some of you see it as a large graphic while others see text.  Please know that your editors at WorkingDogWeb are not inserting that big ad -- and we ask your patience!  We do mention dog products from our affiliates -- your shopping through our links makes WorkingDogWeb and this newsletter possible.  Thanks!

Another Web spot to check is our just updated DogBlog, or "Dog Web Log," where we're commenting from time to time on trends in the dog world.  New information on dog vaccinations -- including trends away from annual vaccinations -- is discussed in some of the recent entries in this dog diary. Dog owners need to know about this trend in order to talk with their own vets.   You'll also find links to intriguing dog articles by Jon Katz and Jim Holt.   Start here:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/DogBlog.htm

To add to your reading pleasure, we put each issue of WDW News online before we send it by email. You can click through to the Web version if you prefer.  Start here:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/WDWNews-Online.htm

Enjoy!

<<<==============o0o=============o0o==============>>>
Handy links!
FIND EVERYTHING FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL:
BOOKS, SOFTWARE, COMPUTERS & CLOTHES!

Now is a perfect time to shop online through the
links to Amazon.com at WorkingDogWeb. We've added
a handy set of links to Back-to-School sections of
Amazon on our FunMall page. Free shipping for many
orders over $25, so shop today.
------------------
CLICK HERE:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/FunMall.htm

<<<==============o0o=============o0o==============>>>
Canine Health Tips of the Week
WHY NORTHERN BREEDS & OTHER DOGS MAY NEED ZINC

One of the more frequent ailments I note mentioned in dog discussion lists is zinc deficiency and its symptoms, seen in skin ailments.  This is called zinc responsive dermatosis.  The cause is a failure to absorb enough zinc from the diet.

Northern breeds including Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and Canadian Inuit dogs are among the most susceptible. This helpful article describes the problem -- and what to watch out for when using zinc supplements.
-----
To read this article, click the link below or paste the URL in your Web browser:
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1662&articleid=718

PETS & VETS - TIME FOR AN ANNUAL CHECK-UP

As the seasons change, it's a good time to take your dog into the vet for an annual health check-up. Here's a helpful look at how important these check-ups are, especially for an older dog, and what a vet can recognize.
-----
To read this article, click the link below or paste the URL in your Web browser:
http://petplace.compuserve.com/Articles/artShow.asp?artID=3396

<<<==============o0o=============o0o==============>>>
PLANNING to order HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix?
Do it here:

http://www.workingdogweb.com/FunMall.htm

<<<==============o0o=============o0o==============>>>

SAVE $$$  -   GET AN AMAZON CARD!
Find the special banner on the WorkingDogWeb home page
for the new credit card that lets you earn $25 reward certificates
to use at Amazon.com. Save $30 on your first order. It might be
the right card for you.
------------------
CLICK HERE:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com

============o0o============o0o==============

CANINE LINK OF THE WEEK:
--------------------------------------------
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.
-----
Karen runs Siberian Huskies

GUTSY MUSHER PREPS FOR 4TH IDITAROD

-----
When we learned that  Karen Ramstead had entered the 2004 Iditarod with her North Wapiti Siberian Huskies , we thought that a musher planning to run the Last Great Race a fourth time ought to be featured in The Racing Siberian Husky Online. So we asked if she would do an interview by email. She agreed.

Thus, in this issue of WDW News, we're pleased to highlight a special article right from the WorkingDogWeb.com site.  Here then are Karen's thoughts about breeding, about dual purpose dogs, about training and running the Iditarod with Siberians -- and her goal for the 2004 race that gets underway in March.

Thanks, Karen, for sharing your ideas with us!  Find the newest featured link on the right side of the WorkingDogWeb home page.
-----
CLICK HERE:

http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com
.


star-red.gif (874 bytes)
DogShops:
For dog books,
toys & treats & more:

star-red.gif (874 bytes) Click Here star-red.gif (874 bytes)




Click link to order Ready!
ORDER
READY!

 



Click link to order The Power of Positive Dog Training
ORDER
Power of Positive
Dog Training

 




Click link to order Dogs of the Iditarod
ORDER
Dogs of
the Iditarod

 


star-red.gif (874 bytes) ORDER star-red.gif (874 bytes)
Bestselling

Dog Books





Click link to order The Dog Listener
ORDER
Dog Listener

 




PackOfTwo.jpg (4700 bytes)
ORDER
Pack of Two:
The Intricate Bond
Between People
and Dogs

 




Click link to order The New Work of Dogs
ORDER
The New Work of
Dogs: Tending to
Life, Love, Famil
y

 




Click link to order A Dog Year
ORDER
A Dog Year:
Twelve Months
Four Dogs and Me

 




Click link to order Alone Across the Arctic
ORDER
Alone Across
The Arctic

 




Click link to order Clicker Training for Dogs
ORDER
Clicker Training
for Dogs

 




Click link to order The Dog Whisperer
ORDER
The Dog
Whisperer




WORKING DOGS IN THE SPOTLIGHT                                             
[ Top ]
---------------------------------------------------------


Important Insights Discovered
SWEDISH RESEARCHERS LEARN LOTS ABOUT WORKING DOGS

Dogs are engaged in a wide variety of "jobs" as we've seen in this WDW News feature over the last few years.  As a result, dog breeders and trainers want better methods of finding the best working pups in a litter -- or at least the best working dog among a group of yearlings.   Unfortunately, many puppy temperament tests don't work as well as expected.

Now, researchers in Sweden and Denmark have done the most extensive study ever conducted on dog behavior.  Over three years, a standard behavior test was given to 15,329 dogs representing 164 breeds by the Swedish Working Dogs Association.  Five basic traits seen in all dog breeds were defined as follows:  "playfulness, curiosity/fearlessness, chase-proneness... sociability and aggressiveness."

A spectrum from boldness to shyness was seen, and that measure plays a key role in determining dogs that will typically be easier to train.
-----
For the full story, visit the Web page right away before the story expires:

CLICK HERE or COPY the full URL into your browser:
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/6600507.htm  

<==============o0o============o0o===================>

Free shipping on book orders over $25 --
BEST-SELLING BOOKS LISTING JUST UPDATED!
Now is a perfect time to order a top dog book
to give you new ideas on training your dog,
helping your dog reach peak performance
in competition – or learning more about what

makes dogs tick!  See the favorite books of
other WorkingDogWeb visitors and readers
of WDW News -- today!
Free shipping is still available on orders
over $25, so browse bestsellers now.

------------------
CLICK HERE:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/Bestsellers.htm

<============o0o============o0o================>

* * * TOPS AMONG BEST-SELLERS! * * *
                            ---o0o---

The Power of Positive Dog Training
By Pat Miller

----------------------
We've just updated the "Best-selling Dog Books" list at our WorkingDogWeb.com bookstore, and this helpful book is among the top 5 best-selling books on the list.  No wonder since praise has been high for this book that draws on scientific principles -- but then puts it into a real life training system people can really use.

To examine and order this book, just click through the link on the left side of the WorkingDogWeb home page or the link at left.
CLICK HERE:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com

SEE ALL BEST-SELLERS:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/BestSellers.htm

<============o0o============o0o================>

Fun Free Stuff for You & Your Kids!
DOG GOODIES & ACTIVITIES OF ALL KINDS

No matter your breed, except the very rare ones, you'll

find free e-greeting cards to suit your needs on our big
Best Dog Free Stuff page.  One site in our collection offers
more than 500 photos with a search engine to find your breed.
And don't forget to our new free TalkDogs discussion site
and
DogBlog with regular updates on dog trends, more.
-----
For all Best Dog Free Stuff:
CLICK HERE:

http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/FreeStuff.htm  
-----
Try FREE eGreetings:
Remember to send a note to a friend today – one with appealing dog graphics.
GO HERE:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/DogGreetings.htm

<<<==============o0o============o0o===========>>>

DogShops Expanded & DogProducts Page Added
CONVENIENT ONLINE SHOPPING

FOR YOUR DOG'S SUPPLIES, TOYS

-----

We've expanded the selection of online dog shops
featured at our handy DogShops page so you can
find what you need - when you need it.  Dog food,
treats, health care products, supplies, training
equipment -- or your breed on cups, shirts and
much more. CONVENIENT!
-----
CLICK HERE:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/DogShops.htm

Looking for a Dog Doorbell so your dog can signal that it's
time to come in or go out? We've displayed a great selection
of dog products including a special dog doorbell that you can
order conveniently online from Amazon.com through links at
WorkingDogWeb - supporting our many free services. Thanks!
-----
CLICK HERE:
http://www.workingdogweb.com/DogProducts.htm

<<<==============o0o============o0o===========>>>

New honorees!
MORE COOL CANINE SITE WINNERS:

-----
New in the All-Around and Cool category of Cool Canine Site Award winners is the site for Nordom Chesapeakes, filled with great breed information, a super photo gallery, nice design and easy to follow navigation.  This attractively designed site is very appealing.  It's fun too!   [Note: There are now three pages for Cool Canine Sites, our newest winners and our long-time winners. Explore all three!]
-----
To see the winner, visit here:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/CoolSites3.htm

<<==========>oo0oo<==========>oo0oo<===========>>

USE THE HANDY ALL-PRODUCT
ONLINE SEARCH BOX:

for music CDs, videos, electronics,
tools, kitchen gadgets, outdoor products
and more.  Quick & easy!
CLICK HERE:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/BookSearch.htm

<<<==========o0o==========o0o=========>>>

Convenient info source:
DAILY PORTAL FOR YOUR BROWSER

Get your news, weather, sports, stocks, e-mail, calendars, search
engines AND dogs -- on our Daily Portal page, a special freebie
for you.  A small thank you for your support.
CLICK HERE:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/DailyPortal.htm

<========>oo0oo<========>oo0oo<=========>

CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS OR UNSUBSCRIBING:
If you need to change your e-mail address, please enter your new
address in the sign-up box found here [scroll down to it]:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/WDWNews.htm
Your old address will "bounce" and be eliminated.
-----
If you wish to drop your subscription, just drop me a note
via the form on our new Contact Page - and be sure to put

UNSUBSCRIBE in the message so we know what you
want us to do:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/ContactUs.htm

Thanks.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o~~~~~~~o~~~~~~~o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SEND THIS URL TO A FRIEND [Thanks so much!]:
WDW News now has more than 3,000 subscribers. Here's the Web page

where your friends can subscribe

http://www.workingdogweb.com/WDWNews.htm

~~~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~~~~~

PERMISSION GRANTED FOR FORWARDING:                              [ Top ]
Yes, these weekly newsletters may be forwarded to other lists and
individuals. THANKS for spreading the word!

-----
WDW News is a free, opt-in newsletter
for members of the WorkingDogWeb community.
Have a great week!
Barbara @ WorkingDogWeb

-----
Richard and Barbara Petura

HERITAGE NORTH PRESS
PO Box 3040
Pullman, WA 99163

 


Click link to order Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
ORDER
Barron's
Encyclopedia
of Dog Breeds

 



Click link to order So Your Dog's Not Lassie
ORDER
So Your Dog's
Not Lassie

 

Check out our FREE services:
WorkingDogWeb, Nine Global Guides at
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com
-----
Siberian Husky World at
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/Siberians.htm
-----
BookShelf @ WorkingDogWeb
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/WDWBooks.htm
-----
DogShops @ WorkingDogWeb
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/DogShops.htm

========================================

Send e-mail via the form on our new Contact Page:
created to reduce spam messages:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/ContactUs.htm

-----
Subscribe here:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/WDWNews.htm

Unsubscribe with a message via the form on
our new Contact Page:
http://www.WorkingDogWeb.com/ContactUs.htm

.

Click to browse for Top Dog Books!
CLICK ABOVE to browse our dog bookstore - thanks!
.


Click link to order Atlas of Dog Breeds
ORDER
The Atlas of
Dog Breeds


Click link to order Culture Clash
ORDER
The Culture
Clash


Click link to order Good Owners Great Dogs
ORDER
Great Owners
Great Dogs


Click link to order The Art of Raising a Puppy
ORDER
The Art of
Raising A Puppy


TopWorkingDogs.jpg (4353 bytes)
ORDER
Top WorkingDogs:
A Training Manual


Click link to order Canine Good Citizen
ORDER
Canine Good
Citizen


Click link to order Hey Pup Fetch It Up!
ORDER
Hey Pup,
Fetch It Up!


Click link to order Introduction to Dog Agility
ORDER
Introduction to
Dog Agility



ORDER
Dog Listener



RealFoodForDogs.jpg (9149 bytes)
ORDER
Real Food for Dogs:
50 Vet-Approved
Recipes to Please the
Canine Gastronome

 



ORDER
The Great Race to
Nome: An Alaskan
Adventure Across
the Curriculum


Thanks
for visiting! Please come back soon!


line-trq-short.gif (1991 bytes)

star-red.gif (874 bytes) For recommended Links of the Week star-red.gif (874 bytes)
on dog behavior, activities and training, go to:

Links for 2001-2003 | Links for 2000 | Links for 1999


line-trq-short.gif (1991 bytes)

.

VISIT
The GENEALOGY
SHOP @ WDW

F
for genealogy books, software



DogProducts
Enter here
.

 

line-trq-short.gif (1991 bytes)

To explore WorkingDogWeb's 1,000 links, choose a category:

GUIDES: Activities & Sports | Breeds | Clubs | Dog Facts & Figures
Health & Nutrition | Kids & Dogs | News & Chat | Puppies | Training
BookSearch | WebGuide | WebSearch
Best Dog FREE STUFF!
star-red.gif (881 bytes) Canine Link of the Week star-red.gif (881 bytes) Cool Canine Sites
W
DW BookReviews | WDW HOME | WDW BookShelf
Buy CDs, videos, books, toys, gifts year-round @ our FunMall
More on Books: Main BookShelf | BookReviews | BookSearch


line-trq-short.gif (1991 bytes)


Click to browse for Top Dog Books!
CLICK ABOVE to browse our dog bookstore - thanks!


WorkingDogWeb serves all who value active and working dogs.
Disclaimer: The editors are not responsible for the content
of pages outside the Working
DogWeb site.

Meet the editors
 Copyright 1997 - 2013 by R&BP
Updated 3/28/2013
.

star-red.gif (881 bytes) [ Top ] star-red.gif (881 bytes)

A to Z Index   |    Bookstore     |   Contact Us   |    Search     |   Shops   |   WDW Home