” This Jack Russell terrier is happy to have an engineer for an owner, because that means it is able to play fetch even when no humans are around. This device allows the dog to load the launcher and fire it without human assistance.”
Evidence from Predmosti, in the Czech republic - a large fragment of bone was placed in a dog's mouth shortly after burial - some 27,000 years ago. Picture: Mietje Germonpre.
” After hunting them for at least a million years, humans suddenly became really good at killing woolly mammoths, but modern humans haven’t been able to figure out just how they did it. A new theory suggests that, maybe, man’s best friend played an important role.
In central Europe and north Asia, there are massive mammoth graveyards dating back to 44,000 years ago, with tens of thousands of mammoth bones, some arranged in geometric patterns and some arranged into huts, found with stone tools and evidence of people. There wasn’t however, any evidence of how they were killing the shaggy ancestors of today’s elephants.
In an article titled “How do you kill 86 mammoths?,” Penn State anthropologist Pat Shipman theorizes that humans’ secret weapons may have been dogs.
While combing through the literature about the mammoth megasites, Shipman found that none of the usual big-mammal slayers seemed like plausible explanations for a mass mammoth die-off.”
Read more at Motherboard
” In Berelekh – in the north of Siberia’s Sakha Republic – are more than 160 of the tusked goliaths.”
Picture: P. Lazarev, The Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk
” ‘ One of the greatest puzzles about these sites is how such large numbers of mammoths could have been killed with the weapons available during that time,’ she said.
Theories on such ‘mammoth megasites’ have included floods washing bones to a certain spot or herds that fell through thin ice. But they seem to date to 44,000 years ago, around the time modern humans emerged.
She found that ‘few of the mortality patterns from these mammoth deaths matched either those from natural deaths among modern elephants killed by droughts or by culling operations with modern weapons that kill entire family herds of modern elephants at once’.
The professor concluded in her research, outlined in Quaternary International, that the mammoths were killed in the same spot for many generations. ‘There’s something that’s drawing them to that location,’ she said.
She believes the sites may have been on migration routes in spots where early humans and their domesticated dogs could attack.”
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In the first video a pair of New Hampshire bulldogs deal with an intrusive black bear …
… while the second video shows one of man’s best friends rescuing a pair of it’s own kind .
We offer two thumbs up to “Robbie” the rescue Lab and the anonymous bear chasing bulldogs . Well done my friends , well done . Dogs Rule !
” Domesticated animals really do love their owners, researchers have claimed. Experiments found that animals release the same ‘love hormone’ used in humans to create bonds with friends. Experts say they were ‘shocked’ by the levels of oxytocin released in animals.
Paul Zak, a Professor at Claremont Graduate University in California, conducted several experiments to measure the levels of oxytocin, the body’s ‘happy hormone’ released when pets interacted with other animals and humans.
‘The results were kind of shocking,’ he told MailOnline.
In a second experiment, 100 human participants came into the lab and gave blood samples to establish their baseline physiologic states. Then they went into a private room and played with a dog or cat for 15 minutes. Subjects then gave more blood, and their levels of oxycotin measured.
Researchers found the changes in humans differed from person to person – but could be predicted by asking people how many pets they had had before. He also found different animals produce different responses. ‘For dog people, they will admit to it, but cat people were in the minority and seem to have less of a bond.”
Published on Mar 21, 2014
” Do dogs react to magic? Watch as magician & mentalist Jose Ahonen vanished some dog treats under their noses. By the way, all the dogs got treats before and after the trick :)
Part II coming soon, be sure to subscribe to be the first to see it!
Reagoivatko koirat taikuuteen? Katso, kuinka taikuri & mentalisti Jose Ahonen kadottaa koirien herkut aivan kuonon edestä. Kaikki koirat saivat herkkuja ennen ja jälkeen tempun!
” How do you qualify a question that asks what the smartest dog breeds are?
Defining the smartest dog breeds depends on what defines a “smart dog.” Is it the ability to wrap people around her dewclaw and get her way, no matter what?
Which dog is smarter, the one that does as he’s told and works hard for his supper or the one that cocks her head, looks confused and is waited on because she’s obviously too challenged to find her way to her own food bowl?”
Here are some of the dumber breeds …
” Breeds often accused of being most likely to be held back a grade include:
Owners of these breeds might agree their dogs may not have college futures, but they do have street smarts, and when it comes to getting their way, they’re without peer.
The reason for these differences in the smartest dog breeds and “other breeds” is all in the genes.
Or more precisely, the tendency to follow human direction depends very much on what a breed was developed to do in the first place. Of the most trainable breeds, almost all come from herding or retrieving backgrounds, jobs for which the ability to follow human cues is vital.”
If you want to know the smartest breeds you’ll just have to follow the link … good doggie
“Confronted by the revelation that his preferred candidate only swings by the Humane Society for the all-you-can-eat buffet, Funk huffs that this is “false equivalence.” “A 6-year-old with no choice in the matter” is not the same as a grown man choosing to place his dog on the roof of his vehicle. My Canadian compatriot Kate McMillan, a dog breeder, advised Mr. Funk to “try this experiment — sit a normal, American 6-year-old down at a plate and tell him it’s dog meat. Watch what happens.”
The memorable quotes are just too numerous to mention , read the whole thing . Here’s one more in case you are undecided .
” For economically beleaguered Americans, the more pertinent question is: “Can Barack Obama Make Cool Affordable”? It’s not just that Obama ate the dog, but that he’s screwing the pooch.“
No, Barry! We said PEPperoni, PEPperoni!
From the gentlemen at Powerline .
The jokes are everywhere , my
favorite is this one: “Don’t worry,
Obama would never put a dog on top of his car, it dries out the meat.”
I know it’s a little long in the canine , oops I mean tooth , but I like this line . Mr Acme , President Wile E . Is just too much fun these days .
Won’t you throw Bo a bone ? Tone deaf as usual I see . I told you , Obama is a satirist’s dream come true . The professional comedians of the world would be in heaven with this administration if they weren’t so ideologically blindered .
The top ten as chosen by Independent Journal Review . Check them out and see what you think .
RT @jamestaranto Barack Obama tried to bring his dog into a restaurant. “I’m sorry, sir,” said the maitre d’, “there’s no outside food allowed.”
The hits just keep on coming . This is fun .