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It’s Easier to Read Dogs Now

The Yellow Dog Project encourages pet parents to place yellow ribbons on their dogs’ leashes if they need more personal space. But if you need to be more descriptive, Friendly Dog Collars indicate a pet’s situation and/or disposition using colored material and phrases such as “friendly,” “nervous,” and “deaf dog.”

 

Whistle is an activity monitor for pets that allows owners to set custom goals, track progress, and stay connected to their dog when away from home.

 

Donald Trump is the first U.S. president in more than 100 years who doesn’t have a pet dog. According to the New York Post, a deal for him to adopt a goldendoodle named Patton from fell through in January 2017.

 

According to Mintel Group Limited, compared to cat owners, dog owners spend more than an hour a day more with their pets each day.

 

The Great Dane is not Danish. The breed originated in Germany when royals in the 17th century needed larger hunting companions.

 

Mr. Smarty Pants read the above information in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website; heard it on the radio; saw it on television, or overheard it a party. Got any facts? Email them Mr. Smarty Pants for possible inclusion in the column at Mr.Pants@AustinChronicle.com.