Dog Files http://www.thedogfiles.com Dogs, Dog News, Dog Breeds, Dog Training, Dog Video Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:07:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Check Out This Beautiful Music Video About Dogs By Philippe B (the ending got me all choked up). http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/07/30/beautiful-music-video-dogs-philippe-b/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/07/30/beautiful-music-video-dogs-philippe-b/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:07:59 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30150 Check out this beautiful music video by Philippe B. It’s called Nous irons jusqu’au soleil or “We will go up to the sun” and it makes perfect sense when you get to the end of the video. Enjoy! And thanks to Mathieu Marano for the beautiful color grading on the video and for making me […]

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Philippe B Music Video

Check out this beautiful music video by Philippe B. It’s called Nous irons jusqu’au soleil or “We will go up to the sun” and it makes perfect sense when you get to the end of the video. Enjoy!

And thanks to Mathieu Marano for the beautiful color grading on the video and for making me aware of it!

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Heroic Dog Who Died Saving A Girl’s Life Honored With Serbian Memorial http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/07/05/heroic-dog-who-died-saving-a-girls-life-honored-with-serbian-memorial/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/07/05/heroic-dog-who-died-saving-a-girls-life-honored-with-serbian-memorial/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:31:32 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30136 PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed last year attacked […]

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PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits.

When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed last year attacked a 10-year-old girl, Leo fearlessly jumped to her rescue, barking and biting at the dog way above his size and strength. Leo paid with his life, but the citizens of this northern Serbian town have not forgotten.

Two weeks ago, a life-size bronze statue of Leo was put up next to a children’s playground in Pancevo’s city park, honoring the dog and teaching kids about animal friendship and sacrifice. An alert-looking Leo, his head raised above his stretched paws, now rests proudly on a white base surrounded by flowers.

Read the rest of the story at the link below.

Source: Heroic Dog Who Died Saving A Girl’s Life Honored With Serbian Memorial

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Get a BarkBox for your pup delivered right to the front door! #BarkBoxDay http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/24/get-barkbox-delivered-front-door-barkboxday/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/24/get-barkbox-delivered-front-door-barkboxday/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:03:17 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30075 This post is sponsored by BarkBox, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping to share our experience with BarkBox, but Dog Files only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BarkBox is not responsible for the content of this article. Remy, as you can see in the photo […]

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Remy Smiles

Remy, as you can see in the photo above, is one happy puppy. He gets two long walks and two meals plus treats every day. He lives the good life and I like it that way. It’s kind of hard to find new things for him to play with, chew on and eat. So a few weeks ago, BarkBox® asked if they could send Remy a box of goodies. I agreed, but was not expecting much.

A week later the box arrived and I have to admit it was pretty nice to get a box full of good stuff for your dog without even leaving your house. Remy, being half beagle, used his nose and determined the box was his. That, or he could read the big words “BarkBox” on the side. I’m going with his nose on this one.

Remy poses with BArkBox

Remy proudly poses with his BarkBox!

Upon opening it up, we discovered treats, toys and coupons for other cool doggie products. Very cool indeed.

Even as a doggie expert, I sometimes find it hard to keep track of all the latest toys and treats. I thought it was great how BarBox mixed it up with rope toys, jerky, plush toys and all natural treats. It would have taken me two hours to drive to the store, walk around and pick out some items, buy for it all and drive back home.

Remy Noses His Way In.

It’s safe to say that BarkBox was a hit with Remy!

Here’s how it works!
1. Pick your dog’s size.
2. Choose your plan.
3. Wait for your BarkBox in the mail.

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Click here for a 10% discount on a BarkBox for dogs from @DogFiles! And follow BarkBox on Twitter at http://twitter.com/barkbox #BarkBoxDay

So what are you waiting for? Try BarkBox for a month and I’m sure your pup will love the monthly surprises as much as Remy does!

As an added bonus, they also give 10% of their profits to help rescue and shelter dogs!

 

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Check out all the cool stuff inside each monthly BarkBox!

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“Max” the Movie tells the tale of a brave Military War Dog with PTSD http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/21/max-movie-tells-tale-brave-military-war-dog-ptsd/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/21/max-movie-tells-tale-brave-military-war-dog-ptsd/#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:57:16 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30060 Everyone that comes to the Dog Files knows that we wholeheartedly support the troops, so I wanted to make sure that I brought a certain movie to your attention. “Max” is a family action adventure movie, brought to us by Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,”). It’s also […]

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Everyone that comes to the Dog Files knows that we wholeheartedly support the troops, so I wanted to make sure that I brought a certain movie to your attention.

“Max” is a family action adventure movie, brought to us by Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,”). It’s also the name of a military working dog, who serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, with time Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion and the four-legged veteran reverts back to his heroic self, helping to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Justin’s brother. But perhaps more importantly, the two find a new best friend…in each other.

Max is released in theaters on Friday, June 26th. I believe the film can be a great tool to show how incredible dogs are and also educate the public about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what we should be doing to help!

Check out the trailer for “Max” below!

“Max” stars Josh Wiggins as Justin Wincott, Lauren Graham (TV’s “Parenthood”) as his mom, Pamela, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”) as his dad, Ray.

“Max” stars Josh Wiggins as Justin Wincott, Lauren Graham (TV’s “Parenthood”) as his mom, Pamela, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”) as his dad, Ray.

If you would like to learn more about Military Working Dogs, check out this episode of the Dog Files below!

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Check Out The Trailer For The Sequel To Jurassic World! http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/17/trailer-sequel-jurassic-world/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/06/17/trailer-sequel-jurassic-world/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:13:38 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30053 Check out this ferocious trailer for Jurassic Weenie, the sequel to Jurassic World… or is it the sequel to Jurassic Park? Whatever it is, we guarantee it will make you quake in your boots as you wonder who will be the next victim of these dangerous weenie raptors!

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Jurassic Weenie!

The vicious weiner raptor stars of Jurassic Weenie!

Check out this ferocious trailer for Jurassic Weenie, the sequel to Jurassic World… or is it the sequel to Jurassic Park? Whatever it is, we guarantee it will make you quake in your boots as you wonder who will be the next victim of these dangerous weenie raptors!

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Senior Dog Pops Was Praying For A Miracle! http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/05/22/senior-dog-pops-praying-miracle/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/05/22/senior-dog-pops-praying-miracle/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 18:24:22 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30036 — By Patty Stanton “Pops was definitely on my radar with those soulful hopeful eyes,” writes Sherri Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco. “I couldn’t believe that no one in Southern California was taking him!! For three days, I couldn’t get his darling face out of my mind. […]

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“Pops was definitely on my radar with those soulful hopeful eyes,” writes Sherri Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco. “I couldn’t believe that no one in Southern California was taking him!! For three days, I couldn’t get his darling face out of my mind. We had to say yes to saving him.”

Pops, a 12 year old terrier mix, was surrendered to an L.A. County shelter in March. He languished there, as senior dogs are often mistakenly deemed unadoptable. Pops wound up on the worst list in the shelter world, PTS (Put To Sleep). Why did this happen to Pops? Often one will never know an abandoned dog’s story. One can just pray for the best.

If Pops was praying, his prayers were about to be answered, thanks to seven caring animal rescue advocates.

Pops when he arrived.

Pops when he arrived.

Pops’ good fortune started with a simple Facebook post shared by a passionate dog rescue advocate named Margene. She saw Pops’ shelter profile and the “PTS” – Put To Sleep designation. She knew she had to act quickly. The thought of Pops depressed and alone at the shelter motivated Margene to  help him. She knew what it took to save his life – relentless effort day and night, in hopes of rallying support from others.  She reached out via social media to fellow animal rescue advocates, including Maureen, who contacted Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. The organization rescues dogs 7 years and older and it would be the the ideal place for 12 year old Pops.

Maureen was also inspired by Pop’s story. Along with fellow rescue comrade, Heather, they emailed a heartfelt plea for Pops to Muttville. With an offer to cover his vet care costs, that gave him an even better chance and being chosen. Muttville said YES!

With this amazing news, Maureen and Heather made sure the shelter took Pops off the PTS list, pronto!  Maureen writes, “Sometimes a particular dog touches my heart more deeply even than usual; sometimes a particular dog touches the heart of a fellow rescuer and I help them out because I understand how we can obsess on one dog as symbolic sometimes of our ability to effect change.”

Heather raced to the shelter to get Pops out and into the safety of her care and right to the Veterinarian where where he received long overdue treatment for an ear and an upper respiratory infection.  Heather, who has been involved in animal rescue for years, receives requests daily to help senior dogs facing euthanasia in the crowded, high-kill shelters.

“There are so many great, older dogs in need of homes not getting chosen for adoption at the shelters,” says Heather.  I’m “tagged” on dozens of Facebook threads of homeless senior dogs and sometimes I just have to close my computer, resigning myself to the harsh reality that I can’t help all of them.  The day I was “tagged” in Pops’ picture was one of those days. Grieving over the endless supply of pictures of older dogs, smartly posed with ribbons and bandanas by hopeful volunteers, my heart was stricken with the knowledge that they would likely be euthanized simply for their age.  Pops, with an endearing James Cagney underbite and rounded doe eyes, made me pause and take a deep breath. Pops’ photo and story haunted me, I saw in him an adorable companion that would be perfect for Muttville adopters.”

Heather arranged Pops’ transportation from Southern California to Muttville in San Francisco. She contacted Pilots-n-Paws, a non-profit organization, and one of her favorite transport resources. “I logged a flight request on their site and soon Pops was flying to Muttville in the lap of Caryl, the wife of Gordon, a volunteer pilot who combines his love of flying with his love of dogs for each flight.”

Pops goes for a plane ride!

Pops goes for a plane ride!

Pilots N Paws is an online volunteer organization where general aviation pilots can connect with rescue volunteers to transport animals in need to safe havens. Volunteers Gordon and Caryl have transported 10 dogs to safety to date.  As for the ride with Pops, Caryl says, “he is such a special little guy.  We loaded him into the plane, he explored a bit, then picked his spot for a nap.  When he decided he would like some snuggles, he just climbed into my lap and let me hold him.  I just rubbed his tummy, kissed the top of his precious little head and told him he was safe and on his way to his forever home.  He seemed to know that, he was totally relaxed. When we started to descend, Pops decided that he wanted to be in my lap again and look out the window.  That’s when I got that darling shot of him gazing out.  He just snuggled right in and let me hold him.”

Pops On Plane 2

When they landed, Muttville transport volunteer Fiona was waiting for Pops. “My main impression of Pops was how zen he was,” said Fiona. “He really seemed unfazed and went with the flow. You can tell by how calm he looks gazing out the cockpit window in the photo; he seems to embrace life with an open mind and heart.”

“Seeing photos of Pops in the plane, at Heather’s foster house and after his grooming,” remembers Maureen, “to me, Pops is the face of hope in rescue.”

Pops After

Pops looking good!

Not only did Pops make seven new friends during his journey, his “freedom” photo gazing out the cockpit window, looking towards his future, continues to inspire  others. At Muttville, he is touching many hearts and continues to make new friends every day.

Want to see Pops enjoying life at Muttville? Check out his profile here.

He’s still waiting for his final destination – a loving forever home.
Could that be you? Meet Pops in San Francisco!

Click here to learn more about Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

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Natural Balance Debuts “Wild Pursuit” Line Of Pet Food! http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/05/10/natural-balance-debuts-wild-pursuit-line-pet-food/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/05/10/natural-balance-debuts-wild-pursuit-line-pet-food/#respond Sun, 10 May 2015 20:05:38 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30023 Natural Balance has announced “Wild Pursuit”, their new line of top quality pet food! Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™, is a grain free diet with more protein from multiple high-quality animal sources including freeze dried raw pieces to resemble what a dog’s diet would have been in the wild. It’s complete and balanced nutrition for all […]

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Natural Balance has announced “Wild Pursuit”, their new line of top quality pet food!

Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™, is a grain free diet with more protein from multiple high-quality animal sources including freeze dried raw pieces to resemble what a dog’s diet would have been in the wild. It’s complete and balanced nutrition for all breeds, from puppies to adults.

Wild Pursuit is available for dogs and cats in cans, as dry food and as treats.

Lamb Lung Bites

Wild Pursuit™ Lamb Lung Bites Dog Treats.

My dog Remy has been going particularly crazy for the Wild Pursuit™ Lamb Lung Bites Dog Treats.

Max & Remy have never had any issues eating Natural Balance dog food and when I’ve told my various veterenarians over the years what I feed my dogs, they are always happy with the food choices I’ve made!

Click here for more information on Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™.

Natural Balance Wild Pursuit ™

Natural Balance Wild Pursuit ™

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Tiny Puppy Enjoys Bath: Cute Dog Video http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/03/03/tiny-puppy-enjoys-bath-cute-dog-video/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/03/03/tiny-puppy-enjoys-bath-cute-dog-video/#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:38:45 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30014 Such a tiny puppy enjoying a well deserved bath. Enjoy the video!

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Tiny Puppy Enjoys Bath

Such a tiny puppy enjoying a well deserved bath. Enjoy the video!

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Labrador Walking Dachshund: Cute Dog Video http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/03/02/labrador-walking-dachshund-cute-dog-video/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/03/02/labrador-walking-dachshund-cute-dog-video/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:10:14 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30010 Enjoy this cute video of a old Labrador that thinks it’s his job to walk the Dachshund!

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Labrador walks Dachshund.

Enjoy this cute video of a old Labrador that thinks it’s his job to walk the Dachshund!

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Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/02/19/beagle-loves-his-paper-bags-cute-dog-video/ http://www.thedogfiles.com/2015/02/19/beagle-loves-his-paper-bags-cute-dog-video/#respond Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:36:37 +0000 http://www.thedogfiles.com/?p=30004 This beagle sure loves his paper bags! Is your dog like this? Tell us in the comments section!

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Beagle loves his paper bags!

This beagle sure loves his paper bags! Is your dog like this? Tell us in the comments section!

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