Remember this is our 12 Days of Christmas Contest. Random doggie questions, random doggie prizes. First person to answer correctly will win the prize. Prizes will vary from toys to training coupons! To answer our 12 Days of Christmas Contest Questions please click comments below and leave your answer with your name & email. If you are receiving this thru your inbox you will have to click the title of the post to go to the blog online to leave a comment. If you have problems please email your answer to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous days with the questions, answers & winners are posted on the following day's new post.
4th Day of Christmas: . . . my doggie brought to me . . .a dog that climbed a tree. What rare breed of dog climbs trees?
Answer: The New Guinea Singing Dog climbs trees and has to be kept in a yard that is completely enclosed. It was thought that there were only 150 in captivity until about a month ago 85 were discovered in a hoarder's home in Pennsylvania. Read the story here.
3rd Day of Christmas: . . . my doggie brought to me . . . a sweet little puppy that drooled all over me. What kind of puppy is this? What movie did this breed have a main role in?
Answer: This is a Dogue de Bordeuax puppy, also known as a French Mastiff. This was the same breed as "Hooch" from the movie "Turner & Hooch" starring Tom Hanks in 1989.
Winner: Ashley Prince & Josey
Prize: $5 off any training service
2nd Day of Christmas: . . . my doggie brought to me . . . a picture of his friend on a leash. What does this photo tell us about his friend? What would be best to do in this situation?
Answer: The first thing that should be noticed is the dog's body language, not the leash. The dog is completely stressed out. Ears back, head turned away, not sitting down completely & he's at the end of the leash as much as possible (attempt to get away). The man is trying to convince the dog to listen but it's not going to work, he's too stressed. The owner needs to learn to "listen" to his dog. How? By learning more about canine body language. A good start is this article. You can also Google "calming signals" to learn more.
1st Day of Christmas: . . . my doggie brought to me . . . a puppy who was whining because his nail was cut too short and bled a bit. What was snipped accidentally that caused this to happen?
Answer: The "quick". It is the artery that runs through a dog's nail & when snipped with a nail trimmer can bleed. Bleeding is not normally profuse & can easily be stopped by dabbing a bit of corn starch or baking flour on the end of your dog's snipped nail.
Winner: Kim Bonfadini & Tango
Prize: Premier Squirrel Dude Interactive toy