Tails magazine presents...

Greatest American Dog—Episode 7

In Greatest American Dog, PUPPIES! on August 21, 2008 at 7:05 pm

PUPPIES! That about sums up this week’s episode. Each week the challenges seem to get worse and worse. I think the challenge writers were experiencing some writers’ block and solved it the way all problems should be solved—with lots and lots of cute PUPPIES!

Cute overload!

Cute overload!

Even the dog bone challenge seemed kind of bizarre. The theme for this week was rescue. Maybe Beth Joy misunderstood because she kept talking about how Bella is a rescue dog. Here at Tails we are all about rescue dogs, but Beth Joy makes it seem all rescue dogs have “issues” and are hard to train. Doesn’t make you want to go out and adopt one. Yes, there are dogs that came from rough situations and have “issues” to get over, but there are also so many loving dogs that just want a home. I wonder if all the other dogs in the competition came from breeders or pet stores? But I digress…

With Beth Joy and Bella gone (finally) I wondered who was going to bring the drama to the show in the future. I think this week’s episode gave us the answer—the judges! A fight erupted between the two female judges over training methods. I’m a big fan of Victoria Stilwell and her show, It’s Me or the Dog. I tend to agree with her when it comes to training questions. One thing I couldn’t help notice was that she kept mentioning how things are done “in this country”. Isn’t she from the UK?…

What method of training do you think is best—treats/positive reinforcement or the dominance-submission method?

I got a little nervous seeing Bill and Star in the final three for the first time. Star didn’t do her best work, but then again, the challenge seemed kind of bogus. The dogs had to lead three puppies through a maze. If I understand it correctly, each dog led three different puppies. I think a lot depended on the puppies, whether they were the type that wanted to hang out and play or wanted to follow the leader. Yes, Leroy is a herding dog so maybe this comes naturally to him, but it just seemed like the puppies were chasing him for fun. I guess all that matters is Bill and Star are still in the game. I’m so glad they won the dog bone challenge and Bill was able to speak to his wife. What a precious moment.

Next week’s challenge? Doggy zip line. Help.

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  1. Training — positive reinforcement — petting.

    GOOD DOG.

  2. cute over load puppies

  3. Oh it’s so cute

  4. I love golden retreivers so much I just want to get one so I can Hug it and kiss it and play with it.

  5. they are so adorable!
    i want one! :)

  6. I have a golden/great pyranese but I want one of thesepups. they are soooooo cute

  7. they are soooooooo cute i want them all xx

  8. HOW CUTE! my gandma has an old golden and that isexactly wat he looked like as a pup

  9. OMG!! They are such cuties<3
    I used to have a golden retriever puppy just like this! They are just adorable when they are young! (Except when you have tug-of-war fights with them every morning for that sneaker that you have on! haha) Awww…This pictures brings me back good memories. I think that I’ll subscribe to this blog. :)

    I’ll be waiting for more posts!!

  10. I love the puppy picture tyvm. i have it as my background.

  11. I currently own a Golden. She’s 10.5 years old and the LOVE OF MY LIFE! My husband and I got her from a BREEDER when she was 6 weeks. Goldens are THEEEE BEST breed there is. I’ve had alot of dogs in my life. Goldens DO take the cake.

    Just a word or two for helping out anyone who wants to get a Golden.

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON THIS BREED. THEY ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE. READ ALL YOU CAN ON THE BREED. GO TO A DOG SHOW AND TALK WITH A BREEDER. PLEASE, DO NOT GET A GOLDEN FROM A BACKYARD BREEDER. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREED THEMSELVES.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK: GOLDEN RETRIEVERS FOR DUMMIES. THE BOOK IS SUPURB. I learned A TON.

    1.)They are pretty high energy dogs. DO NOT get one IF you DON’T LIKE DOG HAIR ON JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!

    2.)They need and want training. They thrive on learning and thrive on having a job to do. VERY FAST LEARNERS.

    3.)EXERCISE DAILY, RUNNING, WALKING AND/OR SWIMMING. Goldens LOVE to swim. Caution: You WILL get wet as well.

    4.)Goldens DO have a tendancy to gain weight. WATCH THE WEIGHT, DO NOT OVER FEED. GOLDENS ARE CHOWHOUNDS IF, IF YOU LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT.

    Lastly, if ANYONE does get a Golden, you will NEVER REGRET IT. I will NEVER own another breed, ever.

    Good luck!

  12. I love golden retriever puppies they are cute and so little I have a golden retriever puppy on my ds nintendogs games

  13. I LOVW DOGS SO MUCH!!!
    I USED TO SIT WITH ANIMALS 2!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    _________________________________
    LOVIN PUPPIES THESE DAYS :D WHY??

    I L.O.V.E DOGZZZZ…….

    NICE PICTURES :P
    :D

  14. hallo ur puppys are very cute if we near house i want to play them its 1000percent can u give me 1 plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ilove it very mch mua if u give me i will always take care of if uwant to find me or ilive in cebu city camella homes lawaan talisay city phc 3c blk 2 lot 16 or u can call me 2698780

  15. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW THEIR ARE SO VERY CUTE

  16. how cute !! <3 i love them !:) :P

  17. give me one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:]

  18. are they for sale

  19. Sooooo cutee!!!!!!!!

  20. hi.these puppy’s are soooooooooooooo cute. i love them so much. i want one of them. i want to have one really really badly. also me and my friend love the puppy’s so much and we want one. by from bb

  21. me and my friends and i adore these puppies. i wont one of them.i love pie. theses puppy”s are so cute. also my friends adore and love these puppy”s and we wont one so badly.
    love,
    lauren

  22. I love puppies …….!!!!! : )

  23. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww are theye all yours?

  24. i have one and the are so nice and cutly he got to sleep in my bed!!!!!!

  25. OMG cute

  26. OMG! So cute! I have one but he’s six. The picute though is my new background!!!!!!! I used to have my dog but I thought that it would be cuter if I put a close up of the puppies!
    Amanda

  27. cute puppies :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  28. I love them! I have a golden and WARNING: THEY DO SHED!!! My golden is the love of my life! The puppies are so cute. The blue chair brings out there eyes. Everyone should atleast see a golden and run right up to them like a little kid and hug them! They are the most friendlist dogs I’ve ever seen! WARNING! AFTER THEY SWIM THEY MIGHT STINK. DON’T WORRY IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE FLOPPY EARS AND IT’S HARD TO GET WATER OUT OF THEM! Goldens are the best dogs ever! Even better than labrodors!!! Which I also have. I hope everyone loves goldens as much as I do. They are the love of my life. I love them! :)!!!
    I hope you find this imformation helpful!
    Mandy

  29. I LOVE GOLDEN RETRIEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!

  30. <3 HOW MUCH DO THEY COAST??????? I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. nice puppies you have there

  32. I so love them. Iwant one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am going to beg for them to day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    they r sssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    CUTE i wish i could have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. aww!!! they are so cute!!!! i have a 5 year old golden retriever and he is the best dog anyone could ask for…just make sure not to have them bread outside and then later to decide to bring them inside because they will tear your furniture up…. believe me!! lol well good luck :D

  35. i luv pupps win i grow up i will be a vet somany animal are beatin i am not wishing hatred on anyone but any one who beats there dog i hope they die

  36. i like your puppies they are so so cute

  37. soooooooooooooo cute

  38. they are sosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute and i have one

  39. This is one awesome pic! Now… Can I have one? LOL.
    They are adorable! How many do you have?

  40. AWWWW I LOVE THEM!!! HOW MANY R THERE?

  41. cute puppies. i love them! i have 3 in my ds nintendogs.i love golden ritrivers!

  42. awwww….. such adorible puppies! i remember when my two goldenretivers were that small!!!!! =) =D =O CUTE!!!!

  43. I had this picture in my room .. tawhhh ,, tis cutee :)

  44. cutest goldies ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

  45. you are going crazy banana man!
    teehee :)

  46. sho tweet ,i like u so so much

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