Years ago, telling someone that your dog was undergoing therapy for behavioral problems would have landed you, not your pooch, on a shrink's couch. But the idea has become much more mainstream. This week, tell us about your dogs. Are there any unusual behaviors that you can't figure out? Or have you had success changing some? How did you do it?
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PICTURE THEME OF THE WEEK
The theme of the week last week was dogs with toys, and it's tough to beat this shot submitted by J.J. Tranquilla. There was no name submitted for the pooch, but J.J. assures us that her dog is equally adept at balancing beer cans.
There was a ton of great pictures again last week. John Weidman's "real sled dog" is a hoot. And everybody needs a dog like Tommy's "The Duke" to fetch the Sunday paper in whiteout conditions. And if there is such a thing as a born-again Alaska dog, Mark Soquet's Joshua is it. To stay warm, he wears an Army hat and two booties per paw.
Next week, send in pictures of your dogs with their buddies, either the human variety or their animal friends. As usual, if you'd prefer sending in a picture of your own pooch, feel free.
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This picture has nothing to do with the theme of the week. But it was the highlight of my week. A Fort Richardson soldier serving in Iraq took the time to post a picture of a couple dogs that are obviously very important to him. Thanks, Cpt. Brian Hansen, for the picture. Here's what Cpt. Hansen had to say about it:
"This is Hesca (left) and Dingo (right). Hesca is in the U.S. Marines and Dingo is a Navy dog. Both of them are military working dogs who are supporting my battalion, 3-509th PIR from Fort Richardson, Alaska. Oh, yeah. Their handlers are with them too."
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