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Boerboel Mastiff – Great Guard Dog Or Greatest Guard Dog?
The Boerboel mastiff has the distinction of being the dog bred to protect their masters. The natural protectiveness found in Mastiffs has been strengthened in these dogs through years of breeding and training them for this sole purpose. Because of this trait alone, this dog breed might prove to be the best guard dog you can get for your family.
The Boerboel mastiff is a large and impressively muscular looking breed. Their faces don’t have as much wrinkles like other mastiffs, so they may look less menacing and beastly. With their well muscled bodies, they can also move with more fluidity and are actually very athletic, unlike other large dogs who might seem a little hulking.
Adding to its list of good traits is its innate intelligence and its eagerness to work with its owner. The only hurdle you’ll have to pass is for it to get to accept you as its owner.
This is done by simply being confident in your commands and being firm and consistent with the rules you set on it. Once you’ve established this, you will have little problems in trying to teach your dog, since it will learn things fairly quickly.
Because of its sheer size and strength, you must have it under control all the time. Otherwise, it might become a very dangerous animal because its naturally protective nature.
They are very wary of strangers and will not hesitate to bark and even try to overpower a marked intruder – for the Boerboel mastiff, this will prove to be easy.
Training for Best Results
The Boerboel mastiff is among the breeds that you really have to train. However, due to their intelligence and willingness to please it will actually prove to be an experience you’ll enjoy; instead of being troublesome.
It is actually best that you mix training and exercise as it will help your boerboel bond with you through play and concentrate on the lesson that they are to learn.
In short the boerboel mastiff is certainly made to be the best guard dog out there but if it is or not, is up to you and the training your provide. Good luck.
Greatmats Introduces Dog Agility Training Mats
If there’s a drawback to being a dog-agility enthusiast, it’s that there really isn’t much online information available on the subject. Surf the internet and you’ll find a few sales pitches, a couple magazines, some organizations, but few answers to specific questions.
One of the most important questions you should ask as a dog agility trainer is, “what type of flooring should I use to train my dogs?”
Before we answer that, let’s look at those flooring options that are NOT great for the sport.
1.) Rubber. Perhaps the biggest misconception out there is that rubber (rolled or interlocking tiles) provides some sort of spongy, super surface that provides great traction while also providing comfort for animals and trainers alike. This notion is false. Rubber, while a great surface for protecting floors from heavy equipment like treadmills or weight benches, does not provide much fatigue relief at all. In fact, a rolled rubber floor isn’t much softer than the concrete floor it covers. And while rubber may be easy to clean (usually a damp mop will do the trick) it is NOT waterproof. Also, because most rubber floor products come in black (they are made from recycled tires) they show dirt immediately. In short, rubber has it’s place but that place is generally not in a dog training facility.
2.) Vinyl/Plastic. Another seemingly great choice for flooring your training facility would be vinyl or plastic. It’s waterproof, easy to clean, it looks nice…However, like rubber it is generally an unforgiving surface. Products made of these materials are also often slippery making for a treacherous area for both trainer and dogs. Slippery = no good for training dogs.
3.) Carpet/hardwood. These products get destroyed quickly by animals and are a nightmare to keep clean. Enough said.
Believe it or not, the best flooring for dog agility training is foam. Not just any foam, of course. Kids mats from the local box store will be shredded in no time. However, dense EVA foam that is designed specifically for dog training provides everything you’re looking for for your facility. It is waterproof and easy to keep clean. A high-traction, commercial grade carpet top provides excellent traction and is resistant to dog claws. Superficial scratching and tears will happen, to be sure. But the quality and performance of the floor will remain unaffected for years. Dog Agility mats are simple to install. Puzzle tiles that simply piece together, they require no adhesives. For a wall-to-wall installation, you simply cut them to fit with a sharp utility knife. Also, if one tile gets damaged, you can simply replace it and carry on. Not so easy with a roll of rubber or hardwood floor.
Greatmats provides an easy-to-use online room designer that allows customers to create their room layout to scale and to determine the number of floor tiles they will need for their area by simply typing in the dimensions.
About Greatmats: Headquartered in Milltown, WI, Greatmats is a leading online dealer of residential and commercial specialty flooring options. Greatmats is 100% solar powered and has been named one of Inc magazines top 500 fastest growing sites three years in a row. They hold a Triple-A rating with the Better Business Bureau. For further information, contact Greatmats at 877-822-6622 or visit http://www.greatmats.com.
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Free Horse Racing Videos
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There are two types of horse racing fans, those who love to bet on horses and those who just like to watch and be inspired by the beauty and grace of these spectacular four-footed athletes. Yes, betting the Trifecta, Exacta, or Daily Double and turning in a winning ticket is what turns on a lot of people, but if it weren’t for the beauty and majesty of horse flesh in ultimate competition, they might be racing jackrabbits.
Here’s the latest selection of free horse racing videos:
Man o’War (1917-47), the greatest Thoroughbred racehorse of all time
Secretariat (1970-89), the 1973 Triple Crown champion
Forego (1970-97), winner of eight Eclipse Awards including Horse of the Year, Champion Handicap Horse, and Champion Sprinter.
Affirmed (1975-2001), famed rival of Alydar, and most recent winner of the Triple Crown in 1978.
John Henry (1975-2007), the Eclipse Award Horse of the Year for 1981 and 1984, and the greatest money earner of all time.
Bernardini (2003-), son of A.P. Indy, who won the 2006 Preakness Stakes by 5-1/4 lenghts in a time of 1:54:65 in the same race that saw Kentucky Derby winner Barbara fatally injured.
Curlin (2004-), highest North American money earner, $ 10.5 million, and winner of the 2007 Preakness Stakes, 2007 Breaders’ Cup Classic, and 2008 Dubai World Cup.
Rags to Riches (2004-), the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in over a century (2007), defeating horse of the year Curlin.
Street (2004-), winner of the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
Zenyatta (2004-), the retired female champion racehorse who won 19 consecutive races.
Uncle Mo (2008-), the leading contender for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
General horse racing videos – YouTube has a growing collection of some of the best horse racing videos of all time, featuring some of the greatest horse racing legends to ever set foot on any racetrack. YouTube is also the place to get videos on all aspects of the sport, from the bugle call at the start to the photofinish and the victory ceremony, along with training and breeding videos at all levels. Some videos feature a jockey cam, or a collection of horse racing accidents and oddities like starting gate tractor malfunctions. How about a video of the craziest horses ever seen? YouTube categories include horses, horse mating, horse breeding, horse racing, horse jumping, horse riding, and horse training. Never mind Horse With No Name, that’s a song.
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