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    The Long History of Dogs in Art

    Our furry best friends have often been the focus of artistic renderings, from high society portraits to post-modern pieces. With over 2000 years of dogs in art history, cave paintings and figurines have been depicted both crudely and as narrative stories representing our earliest relationships with dogs. These early Bronze Age illustrations generally recorded the use of dogs for hunting on cave walls, a trope that hasn’t waned and received great attention in the Renaissance period when hunting became a favourite pastime for wealthy aristocrats. From the 16th – 17th centuries, dog paintings such as those by John Wootton and Alexandre-Fran├žois Desportes depicted dogs as majestic companions to lords and…

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    How to Train Your Dog

    Anyone who owns a dog will agree that training your four-legged friend isn’t as easy as it seems. While enrolling your dog in doggy training school might seem like the easiest solution, it is possible to teach the basic commands yourself. These basic commands will help you and your furry friend to tackle possible problem situations that might occur in the future. The easiest dog obedience command to teach your dog is ‘sit’, so it might be a good idea to start there. Grab a treat and hold it close to your dog’s nose. When you move your hand upwards, its back will automatically lower. Once it sits, say ‘sit’…

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