Fisherman’s dog lost at sea after his boat capsized, then the water police tow boat to shore
The concept of jumping for joy is not something that most of us take literally. In most instances, this phrase is not used in a literal sense and is more of an exaggeration. However, there are moments that will cause some of us to actually leap for joy during the course of our lives and while these events are often few and far between, this fisherman got to experience one of the most touching reunions that we have ever seen.
If you have never had the chance to see a grown man leaping for joy, then this is the perfect clip for you. This story took place off the Australian coast and this man went through the type of emotional roller coaster that would take years off the lives of many readers. We cannot say that we envy the experience on the whole, but the end result is pretty awesome.
The fisherman was out on a usual trip like any other and while he is certainly experienced in matters such as these, there was nothing that he could have done to prevent his boat from capsizing on this fateful day. While this would already be a scary enough experience without anyone else on board, his dog Jack was sent overboard.
At this time, the fisherman believed that his beloved dog was gone forever and the prospect of losing his pet to the sea was a tough one to swallow. When the water police towed the boat back to the shore, the fisherman was ready to give up on finding his dog and had essentially resigned himself to this fate. That is when the most amazing thing happened.
Jack hadn’t been sent overboard after all! Not only was he still on the boat, but he was also very much alive and well. As you might have guessed, this was a story that news crews were excited to cover and they arrived on the scene not long after Jack was discovered. The incredible display of emotion that took place when the two pals were reunited may cause some readers to get choked up….so fair warning.
Please take a closer look at this touching video and don’t forget to share it with the people that you care about most. This fisherman clearly loves his dog to pieces and for those of us who have dogs of our own at home, this is definitely a moment that we can all treasure.
10 Treats to Never Feed Your Dog
Everyone loves to give their pets treats, but what's great on your plate might be dangerous for your dog. So here are 10 foods you should never feed your dog, no matter how nicely he asks.
Some dogs like coffee, and some otherwise responsible dog owners think it's cute to allow their dog to finish the last inch of a cold Starbucks. But caffeine, whether in coffee or soda, can be dangerous for a canine. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors, according to WebMD
2. ICE CREAM
Just like some humans, many dogs have lactose intolerance. But even if your dog is okay with milk, it's not a good idea to give him a lot of sugar.
You've heard about the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in America? Dogs mirror these problems.
Case in point: Up to 35 percent of American dogs are overweight, says Dr. Tony Johnson, clinical assistant professor of emergency veterinary medicine at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Is chocolate really bad for dogs, as many pet owners think?
Yes, says Dr. Marty Becker, author of "Chicken Soup for the Pet-Lovers Soul."
"But I hate to see people worry so much," he says. "A 10-pound dog has to eat the equivalent of an entire milk chocolate bar to be in any real danger."
Dark chocolate and baker's chocolate are more hazardous, as they contain high levels of the offending substance, theobromine. It can cause excessive thirst, irregular heart beat, seizures, and even death.
Give a dog alcohol? It happens, says Dr. Johnson.
"Some people do it maliciously, but sometimes, at a party, a dog will walk around lapping up the spilled beer," he says.
Booze has the same effect on your dog's liver and brain as it does on yours - only your dog's organs are smaller and thus more sensitive. Depending on the type of alcohol and the size of the dog, alcohol can cause difficult breathing, coma and even death.
Some people like to give dogs chewing gum. Don't be one of them. If the gum (or candy) is sweetened with xylitol, it could cause liver failure, says Dr. Becker.
According to WebMD, symptoms of xylitol poisoning include vomiting, lethargy, and loss of coordination. Eventually, your dog may have seizures.
6. GRAPES AND RAISINS
What could seem more harmless than grapes? They're a perfect natural snack for children, and some dogs love them. Yet even small amounts can cause lethargy, depression, and kidney failure. Vomiting and hyperactivity are early signs of grape poisoning.
"People go on vacations and they bring back macadamia cookies and things like that, and they give them to their dog," says Dr. Becker.
It seems like a harmless little treat, but he says macadamia nuts top the list of foods that can devastate dogs. Just a few can cause muscle tremors, vomiting, fever, and rapid heart rate.
"I know a dog that was euthanized for rear leg paralysis after eating macadamias," says Becker. "But the condition corrects itself over time with supportive care."
It's fun to share salty snacks like chips and fries, but don't share too much with your dog. High doses of salt can cause tremors, high temperature, seizures, and even death.
"One potato chip or treat isn't likely to cause a problem," says Dr. Johnson.
The one exception? Dogs with heart trouble should avoid salt completely.
How can onions be bad for dogs? They are, though, whether they're eaten cooked, raw, or in onion powder. In large quantities, they can destroy a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia severe enough to require a blood transfusion, says Dr. Johnson.
With all of the pet food scares out there, many people are making food for their dogs, sometimes including onions and garlic (which is also not so great for dogs.)
Avocado may be good for humans but bad, bad, bad for dogs. No matter how famous you are for your homemade guacamole, the avocado in it contains a stomach-upsetting substance called persin.
If you have a plant-chewer on your hands, keep him away from avocado plants as well-persin is also in the leaves.
Life is complete with Dogs
Here are 8 tricks you & your child can teach the dog:
1. Your dog’s name: Each time you greet your dog, look at him and say his name. Repeat his name several times. Each time he comes to you when you call his name, give him a treat.
2. Sit: Have your child hold a small treat in his hand just about 6 inches above the dog’s nose. Gently rest his other hand on your dog’s rump. Move the treat upwards slowly, and as your child is doing this, softly press down on the dog’s rump. Repeat the word “sit.” When your dog sits, say “good dog,” and give him the treat. Repeat five times, and again later for the next couple a days.
3. Stay: Start this exercise by having your dog sit, then say “stay” and walk backward just a few feet. If your dog moves have him sit again and repeat. When he sits for just a few seconds, praise him and give him a small treat. Repeat and extend the “stay” time from a few seconds to 30 seconds. As you extend the time, move a few more feet away. Extend the time to a minute, and then to five minutes. All new tricks take time, repetition, and patience is key.
4. Come: Walk a few feet away from your dog and call “come.” Add his name. Sound happy, and when he comes to you, praise him. After repeating this a few times, give him a treat every third time he comes to you. Make sure you always praise him. Dogs love treats, but they love your positive attention even more.
5. Shake hands: From the sitting position, lift your dog’s paw in your hand and say “shake.” repeat this a few times. Then repeat this with out lifting your dogs paw and look for any sign of him attempting to shake your hand and reward him with a treat. Repeat this until he puts his hand into yours, give him a small treat and tell him he’s the best dog ever. Repeat this 5-10 times more and again for the next couple a days to ensure your dog does not forget this trick.
6. How to stop your dog from pulling: No one wants to be pulled by an unruly dog. Put the collar on your dog. Hold the leash close to your side, and say “heel.” Walk slowly and each time your dog stays close to your side continuing saying “heel” and “good dog.” give your dog a treat. Repeat this 5 - 10 times until you feel confident your dog has learned.
7. Hush: If your dog is a barker, watch him while he’s barking. When he looks at you and gets quiet — even for a second — give him a treat and tell him he is a good dog. Repeat several times, and add “hush.” When he stops barking give him a treat.
8. Get the leash: Place your dog’s leash on the floor next to him, and say “take leash.” When he puts it in his mouth, praise him. Then walk toward the door, and say “come.” Repeat several times. Reward him by taking him for a walk.
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