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I've looked around in scientific publications and found no indication that whisker patterns are used anywhere to identify canines (neither lost dogs nor wild animals or those living in zoos). There are a few research teams and companies who are developing facial recognition algorithms for dogs, but those are all based on machine learning / AI (source 1, ...


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Honestly, this sounds like every puppy / adolescent dog I've ever known. Just like human babies, young dogs explore their environment with their mouth. Children eventually grow into exploring with their hands, then with their eyes, but dogs don't have agile hands and keep taking things into their mouths for longer. I've never known a puppy that didn't ...


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I wouldn't risk it, but as always, there's no simple yes or no. Every dog has their own personality, just like humans. Your dog could be very playful or very lazy, regardless of breed. But in general the breed does have a certain influence. German shepherds are a working breed. If they don't have anything to do (read: if you don't do enough training, playing ...


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I am not a medical professional and this answer is not medical advice nor a substitute for medical advice. At first, it could be helpful to estimate whether the eye drops could even have frozen in the temperature inside your fridge. Pure water freezes at 0 °C, but any dissolved impurities will generally lower the freezing point (for example, saturating water ...


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Let's tackle the second problem first, it seems easier. You taught her a routine: When it's evening, you go out to potty When you come back inside, you play a very, very fun game for some time When the game is over, you go to sleep. Your dog is simply trying to start again at step 1 so she can have step 2 again. She is very intelligent and manipulates you ...


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I'm sorry for your loss, but with this particular virus I would be very careful. The safest solution is to cremate her body or leave her with the vet or clinic, but I can understand if you want to bury her close to you. I wouldn't lay her to rest on a patch of land where your other dogs can reach, though. The parvovirus is a particularly resilient virus. It ...


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Burying the body deep enough to not be excavated by other animals should be enough. If you want to be extra-safe, then use a service of veterinary cremation - your veterinary doctor should readily know such services.


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The FIRST thing I would be concerned about is getting an Australian Shepherd (mini or not) when living in an apartment and having to leave the dog alone for several hours each day. Are you experienced with this particular breed? If not, please reconsider your choice of dog breed. This is a recipe for disaster and neither you nor your dog will be happy. ...


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Please note that I am not a vet. You don't write how your vet knows that the wound is infected with Ochrobactrum intermedium, so the first thing to be sceptic about is this identification of the pathogen. Ochrobactrum and Brucella are genetically closely related genera of the family Brucellaceae within the class Alphaproteobacteria (Velasco et al., 1998), ...


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If you are not the owner of these dogs, there is not much you can do. There are many potential reasons for this kind of aggression. The dogs could have been socialized in a bad way, they probably received too little training and if dogs are left to themselves without regular human contact - either because they are guard dogs or live only with other dogs - ...


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In addition to Omar's answer, you should make your "bad" dog work for simple, everyday things. There are several different forms of puzzle feeders available that offer different levels of difficulty. Some can also be crafted as a DIY project. Have a look at this list for some different food puzzles and additional ideas to entertain your dog. The ...


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I would be worried if a 10 months old GSD doesn't have plenty of energy. That being said, establishing routines, as well as repetition, is essential for training, but the most important thing is your own discipline when doing this. Dogs in general, but specially GSD, will behave like puppies until they are two years old (more or less); he will be like this ...


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Abused animals often display behavior that seems illogical unless you know what exactly happened to the animal before it was rescued. I own a rescue dog who was abused and I noticed certain triggers that seem to completely switch off his brain and make him attack his own family. You need to understand that this is not the fault of the dog and he doesn't do ...


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This problem is more severe than you probably realize. You puppy is in a phase of life than will influence his personality and future behavior more than anything else. If you let him get his will by being aggressive, he will continue doing so as he grows older. First of all, you must not, under any circumstances, cause him pain or harm. That only teaches him ...


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Some questions I would ask are: How old is your dog? How long has she had this "anxiety" of coming to you? Do you remember anything in particular that started it? It looks to me like this might be a relatively young dog, but you've been together long enough for both of you to find out that she likes being on your lap when you work. Since she is too ...


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This all depends on the cause of why she no longer wants to go out with you. Based on what we know about dogs and their aversion to anger, it is pretty safe to assume that your deduction is accurate or at least a step in the right direction; dogs are naturally inclined to avoid anger, as an instinct to avoid potential danger or to avoid possible decay in ...


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