Long Beach WA

A butcher standing in his shop looked down and noticed a beagle standing in line with a note and a $20 dollar bill in her mouth.  He takes the note and it reads, “Can I have 12 sausages and a T-Bone, please?" 

The butcher is astounded but complies, putting the sausages and steak in a bag and places it in the beagle’s mouth. The butcher is impressed.  Since it’s close to closing time, he shuts down the shop and follows the dog.  Off they go.

The dog walks to the corner, puts the bag down and presses the button to cross.  When the light turns, the beagle walks across the road, butcher following close behind.  The beagle then comes to a bus stop, looks at the timetable, and hops up on one of the benches. The butcher is in awe. 

Along comes a bus. The beagle walks around the front, looks at the number, and goes back to her bench.   Along comes another bus.  The beagle again checks the bus number, notices it’s the right one, and climbs aboard.  The butcher, by now open-mouthed, follows her onto the bus. The bus travels through the town, out into the suburbs and, soon, the dog moves to the front of the bus and pushes the button to stop.  She gets off and with butcher close behind, they proceed down the residential lane.  

Dog and butcher walk along when the beagle suddenly turns toward a house.  She walks up the path and drops the groceries on the step.  She then walks back down the path, takes a big run, and throws herself *whap!* against the door.  No answer.  She heads back down the path and *whap!* throws herself against the door again.  Still no answer.  The dog now goes to the window and beats her head against it several times, walks back to the doorstep, and waits.  

The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door and starts laying into the dog, hollering and giving her a really hard time.  The butcher runs up and stops the guy. “What the heck are you doing?” he cries. “That dog is a genius!  She could be on TV, for heaven’s sake!”  But the beagle’s owner responds, “Clever, my foot! This is the second time this week she’s forgotten her key...” 
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-and by Maggie's Dad, PHIL

~ 10 Reasons Why It's Great to be a Dog ~

 1.  If it itches, you can reach it.  And no matter where it itches, no one will be offended if you scratch it in public.
 2.  No one notices if you have hair growing in weird places as you get older.
 3.  Personal hygiene is a blast:  No one expects you to take a bath every day, and you don't even have to comb your own hair.
 4.  Having a wet nose is considered a sign of good health.
 5.  No one thinks less of you for passing gas.  Some people might actually think you're cute.
 6.  Who needs a big home entertainment system? A bone or an old shoe can entertain you for hours.
 7.  You can spend hours just smelling stuff.
 8.  No one ever expects you to pay for lunch or dinner.  You never have to worry about table manners, and if you gain weight,  
     it's someone else's fault.
 9.  Every garbage can looks like a cold buffet.
10. It doesn't take much to make you happy. You're always excited to see the same old people.  All they have to do is leave the
     room for five minutes and come back.  

  Exception Notice:  So it's not doggie related ... yet remains such a 
  pressing matter in this life that the answer demands to be shared:   
Miss MAGGIE Matteo
~ New Emergency Services Dogs ~

Good News!  Emergency Services has introduced trained Service Dogs to help cut costs.  

Canines have been used for police work, search & rescue, tracking, and a variety of other tasks.  

    Now they're assisting Paramedics 
and doing so at a much lower cost.

See example below:

"Breathe, dang you, BREATHE!"
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When you are angry with someone
it helps just to sit down ...
take a moment to cool off ...
and think about the problem:
From Hungary, here is "A Doggie Summer" 
One of the most enjoyable 3-1/2 minutes you may spend online today!     
(( ~Volume Up a Little Bit~ ))
Contributed by
-Phil M.
Yes, we have two doggie daddies name "Phil." 
Note to Phil O: 
You're getting behind in contributions here, sir :))  
"The Mirror Method" 

How did they do all that?!!!  
Curiosity was killing us here, so we decided to see what this Mirror Method of dog training was all about. 

These dogs are from Budapest and are owned by a group of first time dog owners who met in dog training class. They forged a strong bond of friendship with each other based on their love of dogs and desire to incorporate their dogs into their social lives. This group of friends now trains, plays, and performs together, proving that the love of dogs can be a great way to meet new friends and have fun with your dogs along the way. 

The Hungarian group called Népszigeti Kutyaiskola (People Island's Dog School) call their method 'the Mirror Method' and use clicker training, as well as mirroring, to train the dogs.  Mirroring is similar to some of the psychology of human communication.  For instance, if you are negotiating a deal with someone who is leaning forward in their seat, you lean forward too.  If they cross a leg, you cross your leg, and so on.  (Which begs the question:  Did one of these dog owners put a floating wooden board in their mouth and paddle the poodle toward shore?  The concept is simple but ingenious ... and good for a few chuckles, too!)

The 'Mirror Method' training concept is that dogs instinctively learn by following. The groups online photos and videos show that when they want the dogs to sit, the owners themselves will crouch down & sit, leading their dogs by example. The dog's quiet, confident and respectful behavior reflect the way they are trained.  From the English version of their website is this description of their methods:

The Mirror Method's name comes from the idea that dogs 
reflect their owners behavior like mirrors and consists of three main parts:

1.  Build up required relationship and ranking order in everyday life 
2. Teach with clicker using only positive reinforcement and no force 
3. Ensure the required lifestyle to our dogs, specially giving them opportunity to work down his intinct-energies.  

Additional aspects of their method are:

* Positive reinforcement & clicker training
* Including the dog in all aspects of the owner's life, not just daily walks
* Socialization of dogs with other dogs
* Allowing them to run free in the forest or swim in the lake - in other words, encouraging the freedom to just be a dog
* Respecting the dog's natural instincts to hunt, defend, guard or retrieve by incorporating those instincts in play and training.