Dog Socialization Important For Health
Blog / 02/12/2014

Dog Socialization Important For Health   Dogs are not meant to be alone as they are naturally pack animals. Puppies play with their siblings when they are young and learn important dog socialization skills. These skills should continue after they become pets. There are now puppy kindergarten classes in many areas specifically for puppies and continued socialization with other puppies is one of the things they learn. After they become older, regular obedience classes also teach dog socialization. Socializing Dogs At Dog Parks Leash free dog parks also offer opportunities for socializing dogs of all sizes and breeds. Dog socialization is important for their health and well being. It teaches individual dogs not to be afraid of other dogs and enhances their natural pack behaviors that might be lost if kept isolated from other dogs by human owners. Dogs are happy when they get to play with other dogs and playtime benefits their health through the exercise they get. Even if they do not engage in play, it is still beneficial for dogs to at least meet up and ‘say hello’ to each other. Below is a dog socialization video of my Lhasa Apso Chester playing with his two neighborhood…

Licking: Affectionate, Disconcerting, or Just Plain Disgusting?
Blog / 01/25/2014

Licking: Affectionate, Disconcerting, or Just Plain Disgusting? For us humans, it can be a bit difficult to identify with the doggie habit of licking one another in greeting. We don’t do it, after all, and though our tongues come in handy for things like ice-cream eating and sucking that last dollop of peanut butter off the knife, we certainly wouldn’t welcome a visitor into our home by giving them a long, lingering lick on the cheek (unless you were brought up to embrace certain social mores currently unheard of in Western society). Dogs use their tongues to explore the world. A dog’s tongue is as important (and useful) to him as our eyes and hands are to us: it’s a multi-purpose utility tool, used to taste things, explore the presence of new people and animals, express submissiveness, and to let you know that he values your companionship and friendship. Licking is a completely natural behavior for dogs, and most of the time, the experience isn’t something to worry about: the odd lick from a warm, moist tongue on your hand or ankle is, at worst, tolerable (and, I must admit, I actually find it pretty adorable when my dog licks…

Barking Dogs – Understanding It and Dealing With It
Blog / 12/24/2013

Barking Dogs – Understanding It and Dealing With It Some owners seem to want their dogs to stop barking, period: a good dog is a quiet dog, and the only time that barking’s permitted is when there’s a man in a black balaclava and stripy prison outfit, clutching a haversack marked ‘Swag’, clambering in through your bedroom window. Dogs don’t see barking in quite the same light. Your dog has a voice, just like you do, and she uses it just how you do too: to communicate something to the people she cares about. I don’t think that barking is necessarily a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s encouraging that my dog wants to “talk” to me, enough so that I can overlook the stentorian qualities of his voice (which, in enclosed spaces, is positively overpowering) in favor of his desire to communicate with me. It’s the thought that counts (even though I feel better-equipped to stand by this sanctimonious belief when my ears are sheltered safely behind industrial-quality ear-plugs). Unfortunately, the language barrier between dogs and humans is pretty well impermeable, which means it’s up to us to use the context, the body language of our dogs,…

Dog House Training In Apartment Buildings
Blog / 12/12/2013

Dog Home Coaching In Condo Constructions   People who live in condominium buildings and who are dog owners have some very fascinating challenges. Now Not all constructions allow pets however in people who do, the owners residing there have canine home coaching hurdles that people who reside in boulevard level homes do not to face. I do know this from personal experience considering for many years I steadily lived in high-rise residence structures that allowed dogs earlier than eventually moving into a street level dwelling. This sort of apartment buildings I lived in with my first two Lhasa Apso dogs Pepper and Max was once a high-upward thrust. We had been within the nook suite on the twelfth floor as shown via the arrow within the photograph under. Once in a while the elevators had been in point of fact sluggish and we had to wait a very long time for one to come back. Once we bought in, from time to time it will stop at a couple of different flooring sooner than we made it to the ground level. Twelfth Flooring Condo I Lived In With Two Dogs Unique Canine House Training Challenges Conventional Dog Home Coaching No…

How To Stop Dog Separation Anxiety
Blog / 11/25/2013

How To Stop Dog Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is a very stressful behavioral issue that effects a huge percentage of the dog population, possibly as high as 14%. It is one of the most misunderstood issues with people trying to treat it by approaching it from a human point of view and failing to see the cause. The answer to how to stop separation is simple. Show your dog that you are the pack leader. Let me explain. Recognizing that the following behaviors are symptoms is a start. They are as wide ranging as they are distressing for the dog, but by treating them you are not treating the cause of the problem. First ask yourself the question; does the behavior stop when you return? If so then I suggest that you’re being away is actually connected to the cause. Let’s take a look at a few of the key symptoms. + Chewing –releases an endorphin similar to the one released when a human is chewing gum in an attempt to stay calm. + Barking, whining – this is a call for the owners to return to the pack, similar to if you were to call your children when you…

Dog Teeth Cleaning Important For Health – How To Brush Dogs Teeth
Blog / 11/23/2013

Dog Teeth Cleaning Important For Health – How To Brush Dogs Teeth   Dog Teeth Cleaning Important For Health Like many dog owners, I could have been more proactive when it came to dog teeth cleaning with my first two dogs. I had to bring them into the vet every few years to get their teeth cleaned due to tartar buildup and this always involved putting them under general anesthetic, not to mention the costs involved. Now I totally understand that it is very important to brush dogs teeth for good dental health of my pets. Learning to brush your dog’s teeth is one of the skills that every responsible dog owner should do. Brushing dog teeth is now part of the overall daily grooming routine for both of my lhasa apso dogs Chester and Roxie. It’s actually not that difficult but it’s best to start training a dog young. Training should commence as soon as a new puppy comes home. This is what I did with my two current dogs they actually look forward to getting their teeth brushed since they like the specially formulated pet toothpaste (human toothpaste should never be used with your pets since ingestion will…

Does Your Dog Chew Grass?
Blog / 11/18/2013

Does Your Dog Chew Grass? My dog crops grass like a cow. He eats it with gusto whenever he encounters it, to the extent that my friends have begun to refer to him, jokingly, as ‘The Ruminant’. This habit of his doesn’t bother me at all, since it seems to have no ill-effects on him whatsoever – although, when I’m standing outside in the cold waiting for him to relieve himself during one of his infrequent small-hours toilet calls (normally his timing is much more considerate), it’s hard not to hop impatiently from foot to foot while he enthusiastically tears out the mandatory five to seven mouthfuls of grass, chews thoroughly, and swallows, instead of just getting on with the task at hand. Unless your dog’s digestion is suffering unwanted upheavals from his grass-eating habit, it’s not really a problem. Dogs have been eating grass since the dawn of time (or at least, of the species) with few ill-effects, aside from the odd bout of vomiting – and really, this is one of those things that seems to bother owners a lot more than their dogs; most dogs, will simply re-ingest the vomitus and go about their day unfazed. Truthfully,…

Secrets To Dog Training
Pets & Pet Care / 11/12/2013

Secrets To Dog Training   Introducing… Secrets To Dog Training This isn’t a complicated book. Why should it be? Dog-training isn’t complicated. This is a book that gives you a system that professional trainers use to ensure that your chaotic four-legged friend is soon the most perfectly behaved good boy you’ve ever known. All you need to know is the-secrets. Like most of the best-secrets, these are obvious once you realize what they are. This ebook delivers the methods that top trainers use daily right into your hands—these methods are the ones that you can use RIGHT NOW to help Fido become the good boy you always know he could be. In just MINUTES daily, you can train your pet – it’s that easy when you know how! This is a comprehensive book with over 250 pages that tells you everything you need to know and do to get your doggie on the path to being obedient and happy! Understand Him and why they behave the way they do. Become a real-life dog-whisperer and know intimately what your pet is thinking – and how to command him. Caring For Your Pet’s Well-being is a vital step: a happy, content and…

Dog Trainer Handbook Review
Blog / 11/10/2013

Dog Trainer Handbook Review   If you’ve been looking for a way to quickly and easily become a professional dog-trainer, then the Dog Trainer Handbook is exactly what you need. You can stop your search because the book, which is brought to you by Sheily B, is really the best option you can find online. We highly recommend this manual to anyone who wants to train-dogs and become a professional dog-trainer in no time! If you’ve been thinking about becoming a dog-trainer then you may have ended up getting a bit stuck and not really known where to start. Well the book gets rid of any questions that you may have had and literally walks you through the process of becoming a professional dog-trainer from home. Think about all the free time you will have to spend with your family, think about all the beautiful-dogs you will meet and be able to train – there are a huge number of benefits to becoming self-employed and becoming a self-employed dog-trainer is even more exciting. The eBook itself covers just about everything you could ever want to know about becoming a dog-trainer including how to find out if you really have what…

Crate Training Puppies To Housebreak A Dog Plus More
Blog / 10/21/2013

Crate Training Puppies To Housebreak A Dog Plus More   Crate Training Puppies Some people think that using a crate is cruel since it resembles a cage or a place of confinement for a dog. However, it is not as crate training puppies is one of the most effective ways to housebreak a dog. But in addition to housebreaking, there are more advantages to using crates. A dog crate that has a metal gate you can open and close is also another item highly recommended when I teach new puppy owners to housebreak a dog, whether they intend to use the traditional outdoor only method or include indoor litterbox training. My crates are stuffed with comfortable pillows for my dogs. You can also use one of those portable steel fences that form an enclosed area but I prefer an enclosed plastic crate since it is easier to use and move around. If you are going to be getting more than one puppy at a time, you will need a crate for each dog. In time, they will want their own crate and space although as you will read on later, you can initially use just a single crate. However, these…