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Walk Your Dog Month + Alaskan Malamute Day

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It is January again and that means Walk Your Dog Month.

Last year in February 2021, we discussed the importance of unchaining dogs and how to go about reporting animal abuse. It’s that time of year again where pet parents, animal activists, and fringe groups are organizing in honor of the dogs. If you missed it, I have the video for you here.

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Unchain a Dog Month

January

Just bring your dog indoors. Period. It really is cruel to chain and tether the dog for long periods of time because what you’ve done is left them defenseless. Defenseless to the elements, defenseless to other predatory animals. And right here I am speaking about size. Size matters! And add to that the pests that accompany Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Ouch! But there are three enemies that I absolutely must mention for this year.

1. It’s you. What’cha chaining the Dawg up like that for anyway? What other options do you have for temporarily restraining the animal? Do you require assistance? I mean it. What else could you come up with, okay?

2. The animal itself. If you chain the animal, it may hurt itself badly – up to and including severing its limbs, its torso, or its head. I am not joking. There are too many examples of this for you to become contributory to the gang of catastrophically ruined animals slaughtering themselves to get out of the cursed trap some human set for them.

3. And this is the worst one of all. ME, the whistleblower. Or someone like me. I won’t care for your temporary reason because asphyxiation until death is permanent. Amputation is longterm and permanent. If I see something, I will say something. I hope you do get the fine, the fee, the penalty, the reprimand, and your full 15 minutes of fame. I hope your photo makes it to the wall at the post office and onto that silly little postcard that the local police department sends to everyone in your zip code alerting the neighborhood of who you are and what you’ve done. It’s the same postcard that instructs citizens to watch their pets, and kids, and visitors especially if they can recognize you.

Walk Your Dog Month

 

January

January is also Walk Your Dog Month. Since the first real snow of the season just arrived, Sophia and I are going techno this month. I am renting the two of us a foldaway electric treadmill. Twenty-two degrees? Gosh, darn it, man! I just cannot walk her a full 30 minutes which is a daily minimum. Ordinarily, she gets 2 walks in 30 to 45-minute bursts every day. But it’s that time of year for us. On days when the weather is not too too bad, I can plan ahead and use social sites such as Meetup to schedule a group dog walk. Sophia loves that. That way, she can socialize and mingle with the other doggies. These groups are strict about keeping safe distances and a firm hand on your dog. Remember, Sophia is little, so any biting and fighting is a no no. She is typically on the receiving end of the punishment from one of the big bruiser type of bully breeds. That always turns me into a screaming ME ME! Unfortunately, I am a ‘kicker’ and overprotective of my girl if rushed by a big dog. I have never punted any of the aggressive dogs away during their advances, but I suggest to them that I would.

For those of you residing in the warmer regions, kudos to you. The fun, sun, and high-energy events continue on for you. What are some of the best dog walking activities in your area that you can choose to embrace this month in Celebration of Walk Your Dog Month? Share with us in the comments below.

So, if you are ordinarily not active on a regular basis with your dogs this is your time to shine. Get active. This new level of activity will increase your energy, raise your spirits, help you to shed weight, and if your pooch is pudgy just think of all the health benefits for them. Besides, it’ll get you off of the sofa and out of the house where you can take in the fresh air and sunshine whilst you yourself socialize with the other pet parents. Give it a try. ‘Hello!” “Hi, there!” “How are you doing today friend?” PS Ever heard of the Association of Pet Obesity? They found that 56% of dogs in the United States are obese. That rounds out to 50.2 million doggies all across the US of A. Check that fact out at petobesityprevention.org

What A Day

January 7

National Alaskan Malamute Day

 

He is so gorgeous. And really a handful to handle. When you see one of these approaching, please be on your guard. This is a powerful dog with boundless energy. People love them for their fluffy double coat and their loyalty. But what their owners are not talking about is their stubbornness.

Alaskan Malamute

 

    These dogs look very similar to Samoyeds and Siberian Huskies. These were bred to be sled dogs mostly due to their coat. It’s extra thick and virtually weatherproof. This is a pack animal. It is not a stranger to hard work. He grows to a full weight of 85 pounds. Are you thinking of adopting an Alaskan Malamute puppy? You may need as much as $2500 for the breeder to bring him home and you will have to brush him out every day.

    Everyday.

    And it’s best to be prepared for bi-annual shedding. He is not a hypoallergenic breed. Be ready with the vacuums and lint rollers if he is to be your pet.

    Finally, legend has it that this breed can really pull his weight. Reportedly, an Alaskan Malamute may be able to pull as many as 3,000 pounds. Is that per dog or as a team? Either way, you just have to respect that.

     

     

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    Bye for now! We’ll see you back at the Blog real soon.Jacquelyn Alford

     

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    2 Comments

    1. Hi. I never believed in chaining my dog even if I have company. I can never leave my dog or any of my pets outside all night. Unfortunately, these things still happen in all parts of the world. There are better ways of handling pets without hurting them. I’m glad the video also talks about animal abuse. Sadly for many animals, help reaches them too late.

      Regardless of how big, how strong, and how capable my dog might be, I will always be protective. To me, my dog is like my child. Any good owner knows that even though dogs are not human, a dog is still a part of the family. In my opinion, pets and animals are not for everyone. Anyone can disagree with me on that.

      I’ve never owned Malamutes but they are known to be great dogs. They can easily be confused with Huskies or even American Akitas. Dogs and other animals deserve respect, warmth, love, care, and everything that nurtures them. The animal chooses the person and vice versa. Thank you for bringing awareness to animal abuse. 

    2. Hi there Jacquelyn. I’m totally with you on freeing your dog once in a while. I think they have legs and feelings for a good reason. My dog stays in the house with me and I take him for walks every evening since I work from home. It not only helps him feel free and loved but also gets to visit new places which I have noticed he really likes. Like you, if I also see something, I’m definitely saying something. We need to be more outspoken for dogs’ sakes. They need their freedom too.

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