Friday, April 26, 2013

Dog Product Review - Patagonia Wild Hare Ears

          As many of you know I like to buy some of the deals on Doggyloot, and recently they have had some really cool items. It was hard but I controlled myself so I don't go broke! But...I did cave on just a couple of things like Patagonia Wild Hare Ears.

         My older dog Fussy can't chew some of the harder dog chews like she used to be able to do. Back when she was young her brother would often begin gnawing Fussy's tougher chews (like rawhide and other big bones), then we would take it way from him and give it to her. Without her brother getting it started and softer for her she usually wouldn't even try chewing on it until then. In her younger days she used to eat cow and pig ears but as she got older we switched to lamb ears. However now she wont even touch any of those ears. So when I saw Doggyloot with a deal on Patagonia Hare ears I thought these might be small, thin, and not grease for her.

          Opening a package of anything is like music to the ears of a English Springer Spaniel. Doesn't matter if it isn't for them or even something they don't like the noise will give you their undivided attention. Fussy sat there waiting very patiently and I hand her the ear. Now for the moment of truth, will she or wont she eat it. I watched her as she walked off with the ear tucked discreetly in her mouth. Out in the dinning room she puts it down and walks away. For Fussy this isn't either a good or bad sign as she will do this most things. She isn't called Fussy for nothing! She is also cautious eater with any new food or treat. I hand her back the ear and she takes it once again. BINGO, she laid down and began chew it!

Click photo to enlarge to see detail

          Fussy didn't budge until she finished the whole ear, which is a good sign that she enjoyed it. These ears are smaller then lamb ears and much thinner perfect for a dog like Fussy. I had even more proof that she likes these when I was taking photos or this blog post. I pulled out a few of the ears to take some photos and when the smell reached her nose she got excited. I would say that makes these a keeper!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fussy Plays Homemade Tennis Ball Game

Interactive dog games are getting popular, but some can be expensive. While I was on Google+ this great idea to make your own game came across my feed.

All you need is an old muffin pan, enough tennis balls to fill each hole, and small yummy dog treats. Place the dog treat in all or some of the holes then place the tennis balls on top. Then present the game to your dog. Easy, cheep, and fun!

For those of you with tiny dogs there are special tiny sized tennis balls you can find online or in pet stores. Then for the pan buy the one for the mini sized muffins.

This video was taken after Fussy had played this game for the third time (if I remember that right). What is interesting is she isn't into tennis balls but she came up with the idea to pick them up with her mouth all on her own. I originally showed her how to get the balls out with her feet.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Welsh Springer Spaniel Redesigned and More

NEW pattern for the Welsh Springer Spaniel crate tag or magnet

          It took me almost a whole month to find enough time to rework my new pattern for the Welsh Springer Spaniel. In between orders I like to add new dogs, colors, or re-make old patterns. Normally it doesn't take me quite that long but I had loads of orders that came in and I also had to tweak this pattern three times. But as they say good things come to those who wait.

          The weather forecast for this whole week is off and on rain, what rotten luck. I had hoped to get my outside photos done Tuesday but when I woke up it was lightly drizzling. Fingers crossed that I will be able to get my outdoor shots done soon.

2 NEW colors added to the Havanese

           Thanks to a customer requesting more colors for the Havanese, I can now offer Solid Chocolate and Chocolate/White. That means that you have a total of 5 Havanese colors to choose from, super! But don't forget that I am always open to new color requests.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Part 2 of Dog Commands in Different Languages

Part 2 of Dog Commands in Different Languages 

Sit:                                Shev (שב)
(lie) Down:                    Artza (ארצה)
Come /Here:                 Bo Henah (בוא הנה) / Elay (אלי)
Heel:                            Ragli (רגלי)
No /Leave It! /Don’t!:   Lo (לא) = no
Stand:                           Amod (עמוד) / Lo Lazuz (לא לזוז) = don't move
Jump /Up /Hop:             Kfotz (קפוץ) / (אפ) = up
Paw:                             Yad (יד) = hand
Search:                         (חפש)
Go Ahead:                    Hofshi (חופשי) = free
Attack:                         T'kof (תקוף)

Sit:                                Ül / Ülsz / Ülj
(lie) Down:                    Fekszik / Keküdj
Come /Here:                 Gyere / Gyere 'De
Stay:                             Marad / Ott Maradsz
Wait:                            Maradsz / Maradj
Heel:                            La'bhoz / La Bhoz / Lábhoz
Give:                             Add Ide / Adod Ide
Out /Let Go:                  Ereszd
Out:                              Pfujj
Go Out:                         Elore
Stand:                           A'll
Kennel /Crate:               Kennel
Stop:                             Állj
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Hozd / Hozd Ide / Hozod Ide  
Track:                           Keresd
Jump /Up /Hop:             Hopp / Ugrik / Ugorj
Speak /Bark:                 Ugass / Koszonj
Search:                         Keresd
Building /Blind Search:   Furkessz
To Your Place:              Mész Helyedre
Guard:                          Figyelj
Attack:                         Fogd Meg / Csibész
Bite:                             Fogd

Sit:                                Seduto
(lie) Down:                    Terra / Cuccia
Come /Here:                 Vieni / Qui Bello
Stay:                             Resta
Wait:                            Aspetta
Heel:                            Piede
Good [praise]:                Bravo
No!! [Correction Word]: No
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Porta
Let's Go:                       Andiamo Bello (alternatively: "Andiamo" + pet's name)
Give Your Paw:            Dai La Zampa / Zampa
Play Dead:                    Fai Il Morto
Roll:                              Rotola

Sit:                    Suware
(lie) Down:        Fuse
Come /Here:     Koi
Stay:                 Mate
Heel:                Tsuke

Sit:                    Sēdi
(lie) Down:        Guli
Come /Here:     Šurp
Stay:                 Stāvi
Heel:                Blakus

Sit:                    Sėdėt
(lie) Down:        Gulėt
Come /Here:     Ateik
Stay:                 Stovėt
Heel:                Greta

Sit:                    Sitt
(lie) Down:        Ligg / Dekk
Come /Here:     Kom
Stay:                 Stå / Bli
Heel:                Plass / Fot

Sit:                    Siad
(lie) Down:        Waruj
Come /Here:     Domnie
Stay:                 Stój
Heel:                Równaj
Sit:                    Senta
(lie) Down:        Deita
Come /Here:     Aqui
Stay:                 Fica / Quiento
Heel:                Funto

Sit:                    Şezi
(lie) Down:        Culcat
Come /Here:     Aici
Stay:                 Aşteaptă
Heel:                La picior

Sit:                                Seedyet (Сидеть)
(lie) Down:                    Leejat (Лежать)
Come /Here:                 Kommnye (Комне) / (ко мне)
Stay:                             Miesta (Места) / Stoyet (Стоять)
Wait:                            (ждать) / (жди)
Heel:                            Ryadom (Рядом)
No!! [Correction Word]:  (фу)
Leave it:                       (фу)
Give:                             (дай)
Out /Let Go:                  (фу)
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   (принеси)
Jump /Up /Hop:             (ап) / (барьер)
Speak /Bark:                 (голос)
Search:                         (ищи)
Go Ahead:                    (вперед)
Attack:                         (фас) / (взять)

Sign Language

Sit:                    Sadni
(lie) Down:        L˘ahni
Come /Here:     Ku Mne
Stay:                 Zostaň
Heel:                K Nohe

Sit:                    Gala
(lie) Down:        Prostor
Come /Here:     Sem
Stay:                 Stoy
Heel:                Polek

Sit:                                Sientate
(lie) Down:                    Echado / Bajar / Echate / Tumbate / Acuéstate
Come /Here:                 Ven Aqui / Venir / Aqui / Ven / Aquí
Stay:                             Quedate / Quieto
Wait:                            Espérate / Aguarda
Heel:                            Junto / Pie / Vamos
Good [praise]:                Bien
No!! [Correction Word]:  No
No /Leave It! /Don’t!:   Dejalo
Give:                             Dame (something)
Out:                              Fuera
Go Outside:                   Afuera
Stand:                           Párate / Levantarse
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Parado
Jump /Up /Hop:             Salta
Play Dead:                    Házte El Muertito
Speak /Bark:                 Ladra
Search:                         Búscalo
Go Ahead:                   
Attack:                        Ataca

Sit:                    Sitt
(lie) Down:        Ligg
Come /Here:     Kom
Stay:                 Stanna
Heel:                Fot

Here is a link that has audio of some commands in a few languages:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dog Commands in Different Languages

Part 1

          I am sure many of you are wondering why anyone would teach a dog in another language, let alone a language the owner most likely doesn't even know. More often then not dogs trained in protection work will know commands in another language. This is to keep anyone but the handler in control of the dog. Even some regular obedience trainers like this idea, they find it less confusing for a dog out in public. Then a bystander saying "down", if a dog knows the command as "platz", won't get distracted.

          Seeing as how I am not fluent in any other language other then English I had to look toward the internet for help. I didn't use anything like Google translator. That is because without how a word is used correctly or its definition you could end up with the wrong word. (Wont you then look silly running into someone who does know German!) Instead, I searched for many sites that have compiled their own lists. I did find conflicting information so that is why many commands have multiple words. Please be aware that the words used may still be incorrect. Do your own research for the correct words, how to say and use them correctly, and for a more complete list.

          Another point I want you to be aware of, if you live in a community that has people who speak Italian, Chinese, Polish, etc. then using those languages would be counterproductive. If you live in the United States, you will want to avoid using Spanish. If you live in or near Canada, you may want to avoid using French. You see what I am getting at? I am hearing that Mandarin is a very popular language being used around the world, so you may want to avoid using that language.

          Are you fluent in a language other then English? If so please help me out and tell me if I have something listed below wrong, alternatively if you can help add to the list. I will update this post as I get more information or corrections.

Please note words in italics are phonetic spellings.

Sit:                    Sit
(lie) Down:       
Come /Here:     Hier / Kom
Stay:                 Bly
Heel:                Heel

Sit:                    Ulu
(lie) Down:        Bir
Come /Here:     Eja
Stay:                 Ndalu
Heel:                Këmbë

Sit:                    Nesti
(lie) Down:        Tzatz
Come /Here:     Ari
Stay:                 Cepasi
Heel:                Kaili
Stand:               Khangeni

Sit:                                Zu
(lie) Down:                    Wo
Come /Here:                 Lie
Stay:                             Ting
Heel:                            Kow
Good Dog:                    How-Go
No!! [Correction Word]:  Fay
Out:                              Fah
Stand:                           Lee
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Shen
Track:                           Sooo
Jump /Up /Hop:             Teeow
Search:                          Go-shen
Speak /Bark:                 Jow
Bite:                             Shee

Sit:                    Sjedi
(lie) Down:        Lezi
Come /Here:     Dođi
Stay:                 Čekaj
Heel:                Uz

Sit:                                Sedni (said nee) / Sadmi
(lie) Down:                    Lehni (leh nee) / Lachni
Come/Here:                  Ke Mně (khemn yea) / Kemne
Stay:                             Stuj /Zustaň / Sostan / Stuy (Vstan)
Heel:                            K Noze (kno zay) / Knohay
Good [praise]:                Hodny (hout nee)
Good Dog:                    Hodni
No!! [Correction Word]:  Fuj (pfui)
Leave it:                       Nech to
Out /Let Go:                  Pust (pusht)
Go Out:                         Vpred (va porshed)
Go Outside:                   Jdi ven
Stand:                           Stan / Stuj (stuuya) / Zustan
Kennel /Crate:               Kotec
Watch:                          Pass Auf
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Apport / Aport
Track:                           Stoba / Stopa
Jump /Up /Hop:             Hopp / Hop / Skoc
OK:                              Vyborne
Eat food:                       Vem si
Crawl:                           Plac
Speak /Bark:                 Stakei / Stekej (esteke)
Search:                         Revier / Herdai
Article Search:              Hledej Oznac
Building /Blind Search:  Revir (revere)
Go Ahead:                    Volno
Go Inside:                     Pojd sem
Guard:                          Pozor
Bite:                             Drz (dursh) / Fass

Sit:                    Sit
(lie) Down:        Daek
Come /Here:     Kom / Her
Stay:                 Bliv
Heel:                Plads

Sit:                                Zit / Sit
(lie) Down:                    Af / Liggen / Lig
Come /Here:                 Hier / Hierr
Stay:                             Blÿf / Blijf / Bliff
Wait:                            Wacht
Heel:                            left=Volg, right= Rechts / Pfallow
Good [Praise]:                Braaf / Goedzo
Good Dog:                    Bravy
No!! [Correction Word]:  Pfui / Foei
No /Leave It! /Don’t!:   Hou Op / Stop
Leave It:                       Los
Give:                             Geef Hier
Out /Let Go:                  Los / Loslaten (those-lawten)
Out:                              Loos
Go Out:                         Voruit / Voraus
Go Outside:                   Naar Buiten
Stand:                           Staan / Blijf / Steh Auf
Kennel /Crate:               Hok / Kennel
In The Car:                   In Vagen
Watch:                          Pass Op
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Apport
Track:                           Keuring/Zoek
Jump /Up /Hop:             Hopp / Over / Spring!
Play Dead:                    Speel Dood
Speak /Bark:                 Blaf / Gib Laut / Blaffen (blauffen) / Luid
Search:                          Revier / Sook / Zoek
Article Search:               Zoek
Building /Blind Search:   Revieren (ray-fee-eren)
Go Ahead:                    Voor Uit / Vrij
Go Inside:                     Ga De In
Guard:                          Bewaken (bay-wawken)
Attack:                         Val Aan
Bite:                             Fast / Stellen

Sit:                    Istu
(lie) Down:        Lama
Come /Here:     Siia
Stay:                 Seisa
Heel:                Kõlval

Sit:                    Istu
(lie) Down:        Maahan
Come /Here:     Tule
Stay:                 Paikka
Heel:                Seuraa

Sit:                    Zit
(lie) Down:        Liggen
Come /Here:     Kom
Stay:                 Blÿf
Heel:                Dicht / Voet

Sit:                                            Upo
(lie) Down:                                Higa
Come /Here:                             Dito
Wait:                                        Antay
Out /No /Leave It! /Don’t!:        Labas
Give:                                         Bigay
Stand:                                       Tayo
Jump /Up /Hop:                         Talon
Speak /Bark:                             Kahol
Search:                                     Hanap
Go Ahead:                                Alis
Attack:                                      Sugod

Sit:                                Assis (ah-see) / Assi / Asseids (ah-see-ey)
(lie) Down:                    Coucher (coo-shay) / Couche (coo-shay) (koosh) / Wo-sha / Couché
Come /Here:                 Ici (e see) (eh-see) / Viens / Vien
Stay:                             Reste (rest) / Vest / Attend
Heel:                            Au pied (oh-pee-aye) / Aupie
Good [praise]:                Bon Garcon (bon gar-scon)
Good Dog:                    C'est Bien
No!! [Correction Word]:  Non / Mauvais / Mechant / Peu Pas
Leave it:                       Laisse / Pas Touche (pa-too-shay)
Out /Let Go:                  Halte (alt) / Donne (don-aye) (dun)
Out:                              Halt
Go Out:                         En Avant (on-a-vahn) (onn-avauhnn)
Go Outside:                   Dehors
Stand:                           Debout (da-boo)
Kennel /Crate:               Chenil
Watch:                          Attention
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Rapporte (aport) / Apporte
Track:                           Piste (piss-te)
Jump /Up /Hop: Saute (soot) / Aller
OK:                              D'accord
Eat food:                       Mange
Speak /Bark:                 Aboie (ah-bwaa) / Parle / Aboy
Search:                          Searche /Cherche (sherch)
Article Search:               Recherche D'article
Building /Blind Search:   Cherche (sherch)
Go Ahead:                    Vas
Go Inside:                     Monte / Entre
Guard:                          Garde (guard)
Bite:                             Attach / Attaque / Mord

Sit:                                Katse (Κάτσε)
(lie) Down:                    Kato (Kάτω)
Come /Here:                 Ela (Έλα)
Stay:                             Μine (Mείνε)
Wait:                            Perimene (Περίμενε)
Heel:                            Fterna (Φτέρνα) but for dogs use Pothi (Πόδι) which is Paw/Foot*
Good [praise]:                Orea (Ωραία) / but mostly often Bravo used.
No!! [Correction Word]: Ohi (Όχι)
Leave it:                       Αs'to (Άσ'το)
Drop It:                         Petaxe to (Πέταξε το)
Go Out:                         Ekso (Έξω)
Stand:                           Siko (Σήκω)
Stop:                             Stamata (Σταμάτα)
Watch Me:                    Κita me (Kοίτα με)
Eat food:                       Fae (Φάε)
Speak /Bark:                 Mila (Μίλα) / Gavgise (Γαύγισε)
Find:                             Vres (Bρες)
Get Help:                      Fere (Φέρε) / Vres Voithia (Βρες Βοήθεια) **

*th as in that
**th as in think

Sit:                                Sitz (siitz) / Setz
(lie) Down:                    Platz (plats)
Come /Here:                 Hier (hee er) / Komm / Chum
Stay:                             Bleib (bly'b)
Heel:                            Fuss (fooss) / Fuß
Good [praise]:                So Ist Brav
Good Dog:                    Bravy
No!! [Correction Word]:  Pfui (fooey) / Nein (nine)
Leave it:                       Lass Es
Out /Let Go:                  Aus (owss)
Go Out:                         Voraus (for owss)
Go Outside:                   Geh Raus/Geh Draussen
Stand:                           Schtey Auf / Steh (shtay)
Kennel /Crate:               Zwinger / Box
In The Car:                   In Vagen
Watch:                          Pass Auf
Retrieve /Fetch /Bring:   Bring (brrring) / Bringst
Track:                           Sook / Such (tsuuk)
Jump /Up /Hop:             Hopp
OK:                              In Ordnung
Eat food:                       Nimm Futter
Crawl:                           Krieg
Speak /Bark:                 Gib Laut (gheblout)
Search:                          Sook / Voran
Article Search:               Such Verloren
Building /Blind Search:   Voran / Revier
Go Ahead:                    Geh Voraus
Go Inside:                     Geh rein (gay rine)
Guard:                          Pass Auf / Wache
Bite:                             Packen / Fass

Please come back on Friday to see part 2.