'Primum non nocere'

A stash of various paraphernalia to satiate the fellow cynology connoisseur.
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The top two pictures are of a dog skull. The bottom two pictures are of a bear skull. Note the difference between the molars of the dog (a carnivore) and those of the bear (an omnivore).

Dogs are Carnivores



Of Carnivores, Omnivores, Teeth, and Science


The myth of “dogs are omnivores” COMES from the myth that “wolves eat the stomach contents of deer”. It’s so fucking annoying to hear it.
When your dog starts chowing down on stalks of wheat for sustenence, come back, tell me, and maybe I’ll fucking believe he’s an omnivore.
"Dogs are omnivores" is a myth used so people will continue buying garbage dog foods filled with corn and wheat and shit, and gives people a false sense of relief when abusing their dogs by forcing them on vegetarian diets.

This ^


Dominance Behavior in Canids

I didn’t really even WANT to make a post about this.

The alpha-beta-omega model of wolf packs is dead in scientific literature, hammered into the ground, so to speak, and it’s been dead for over ten years. So why am I still hearing about it on TV and reading about it in articles? Why are popular dog trainers that encourage you to “be the alpha” still taken seriously?

I think the unfortunate truth is that the idea that there are strong and ferocious leaders in wolf packs and that you, too, can take on that role with your dog is just somehow appealing to people. Almost romantic, in the older sense of the word. And because of this, it makes money. It sells werewolf media. It sells dog training classes. Educational science channels that have no business promoting this false ideology keep it on board because it gets people watching.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty fed up with the whole thing.

Okay, let’s talk about dominance, particularly what the word even means, because popular media does a terrible job of explaining it.

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A female soldier who befriended a heroic bomb-hunting dog in Afghanistan tracked down her comrade and gave him a new home after the dog acquired PTSD from serving on the front lines.

Read the full story here.  


don’t use prong collars on your short-haired dogs

don’t use prong collars ever


there are better and more efficient ways to train your dog and by using them touting their effectiveness because they “make my dog pull less” you are admitting your failure as a dog owner and laziness and you should feel bad


American bulldog (by ambulldog)



These two pups are named Shentea and Diamond. They are in desperate need of a foster home, and if none can be found before the end of the week, they will likely face euthanasia.


Because their previous owner claimed that they were wolfdogs. They are not. They are likley German shepherd/husky mixes, and now their lives are on the line because of misrepresentation.

I’ve offered to foster these two if no other option can be found, but if you or anyone you know may be able to lend a hand, PLEASE contact me ASAP. They currently in Klamath Falls, Oregon, but I can help with transportation if need-be.

Case in point: why it’s a big stupid idea to claim your dog is a wolfdog when it isn’t one.

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