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Working Dogs


pupMany of the works discussed below can be performed by various breeds of dogs, as well as mixed breed dogs.

Although these races have always worked, there still some breeds of dogs that can’t be trained.

Here are some of the most common types of working dogs :

Police Dogs

The police dogs, usually called K9 or K9, are specifically trained to assist police and other law enforcement officials. Police dogs protect agents and may pursue and detain suspected criminals who try to flee the police.

In some cases, K-9 can be trained to sniff substances, although these dogs can also be categorized as detection dogs.

They are trained to carry out the following functions:

  • Detecting Explosives
  • Drug Detection
  • Defense and Attack
  • Detection of Fire Accelerators
  • Search and Localization of Human Remains
  • Location of Hidden People

Detection Dogs

The detection dogs have an exceptional sense of smell. A detection dog is trained to sniff out a substance or group of substances. Common types of substances that these dogs have to sniff include:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Explosives
  • Blood
  • Hair samples

Some detection dogs even learn to detect cancer, some types of insects, and many more things.

Military Working Dogs

Like police dogs, military working dogs help members of the armed forces with their operations. These dogs can be used as detectors, trackers, guards or lookouts, scouts, and for search and rescue.

Therapy Dogs

Zootherapy or animal-assisted therapy (TAA) involves the use of animals trained and certified as part of the therapeutic plan of a medical patient.

These therapy dogs offer emotional support to sick or injured people, often visiting hospitals and nursing homes.

Search and Rescue Dogs

The dog’s search and rescue have great agility and exceptional senses of smell and hearing.

These highly trained animals serve in many different fields, including tracking, specialized hunting, avalanche rescue and the search for a corpse.

Grazing Dogs

The herding dogs work with different types of livestock such as sheep and cattle. A shepherd dog is basically born for this job, which means that the dog is a specific breed belonging to a group of grazing breeds.

However, not all grazing breeds are expert shepherds in a natural way. Some can perfect their skills with training, while others are more suitable for companion dogs.

Service Dogs

Service dogs are working dogs that have been specially trained to assist people with disabilities.

Guide Dog

In each country there are a number of special laws regarding service dogs and their treatment in public places; for example, can go public transport.

Some examples of service dogs are guide dogs for the blind, mobility assistance dogs, seizure alert dogs and much more.

There are many other types of working dogs that do not appear on this list, and each time new types of work are developed for dogs.

It is not it amazing what dogs can do?

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How To Meet Filipina Girls

Just by walking randomly around the city, you will get plenty of looks from Filipino women, even more so than in Thailand and that’s partly because there are fewer foreigners so you’re more of a celebrity out here. The best places to meet Filipino girls in public are certainly shopping malls. First of all, they are in a good mood when buying and the second they are not really in a race or at work and this means you catch them at the perfect moment.

The problem is that even if they look at you nicely and even smile, this does not necessarily mean they will take the first step to talking to you. Filipina girls are shy in public and even if the malls are great to meet them you need to overcome the problem of them being too shy to talk to you because they do not like to be watched by all the other folks around you. You can find my advice and strategy on how to pick up girls in malls at this article.

Meet Filipino Girls on Online Dating Sites

If you pay for a female company which is not for everyone, or if you want to avoid spending time and money on girls in bars and clubs then there is a fourth way to go about meeting girls in the Philippines:

Dating sites. There are more people (girls and guys) who register on these very popular sites every month and then conveniently arrange their home meetings or elsewhere just using their laptop or smartphone. Filipino girls can be very shy in public, but since they know that no one is watching chat online, they are much easier to talk to and more willing to meet you for a drink, dinner or simply come to watch a movie in your room.

There are many dating sites around, but this one is free and is the most popular is Pina Love.  The most popular paid one (which means less competition) is Filipino Cupid.

I hope you have a good overview now on how to meet girls in the Philippines and if you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message, I will help where I can. Or if you want to share your experiences or the best methods of meeting Filipino girls then I would love to hear from you too.

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Some Basic Dog Feeding Guidelines

caninesCheaper rations, or industrial food?  This is a common question that dog owners ask when trying to decide what to feed their pooch.

It is possible, but not necessarily advisable, to feed your dog with a household ration: it is necessary to avoid table scrap feedings for dogs cause they will grow used to this.  Also, you need to build a balanced ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, vitamins and mineral salts. This result is rather difficult to obtain on a daily basis over the long term, and a canine accustomed to chopped steak from an early age will not be very satisfied if one day you all of a sudden change.

In a very strategic way, a household ration consists of a third of meat (steak, chicken), a third of rice, and a third of vegetables (to add fiber, avoid certain vegetables). An adult needs, 50 grams per kg and per day. Double this for growing dogs, with vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Bone, or no bone?

This is a controversial subject! Chewing bones helps to fight the installation of tartar, and to have a mouth that’s in better shape. But not all dogs digest the bones well, and if there is one that gets stuck in the dog’s throat or intestine, blocking and/or tearing the wall … then it is in huge trouble! A very large bone, on which the animal will chew for several days without being able to eat it is ideal.

Random Other tips

In case of chronic disease, which is more common in elderly dogs (renal failure or joint problems, for example), you need a food that is of the “therapeutic” range as it will help them more.

And a few more tips:

Once a suitable food has been found and is working for the dog, avoid changing it too often. After each change, a food transition should not be made for a while.

It is possible to give treats to your working dog, to please him … and to give yourself pleasure at the same time, provided you remain reasonable … and not to give him anything at the table!

Do not forget to always ensure that your dog has fresh and clean water at his disposal. Make sure that you have a good cage for your pet too.  If you need help choosing then look at these bestdogcrates.net/escape-proof-cages/.  Also, make sure to have some toys in there for your pooch so they can get rid of any crate boredom that they have.

My statement on Rob Ford taking time off to seek help

Posted on May 1, 2014 by sketchy

I have spent some time thinking about how to respond to the news that Rob Ford is taking a short leave from his role as mayor and his campaign for re-election to get some help for his substance abuse problems. As a performer I portray a drug and alcohol abusing clown who makes sexually inappropriate comments. My goal is neither to glorify those attributes nor to make fun of those who are suffering from addiction. When faced with the reality behind my portrayal I think it is important to address these things properly.

I believe that Rob Ford should step down as mayor and drop out of the election. I have talked to recovering addicts and they have all stated that it takes more than thirty days to begin the road to recovery. A six to nine month program where you are doing nothing but working on understanding your own motivations and behaviour is what is required. You need to be committed and do it voluntarily. You can’t remain in denial. The only thing that you need to change is everything. Rob Ford needs to get out of office and get off the campaign trail. He needs to undergo group and individual therapy and add some structure to his life. He will have to spend most of that time away from his family and friends. It is a tough thing to commit to but he stands a good chance of coming out of this as a better person than when he started. I wish him well and hope to see marked improvement and I suggest to him that he can run again in four more years.