As the winter months approach, you inevitably find yourself stocking up on heartier foods, switching out your tank tops for sweaters, and triple checking the windows in your house for drafts. Derek, your French Bulldog, and Lila, your Shepherd mix, can only grow thicker coats to prepare for winter. While this helps, it alone cannot alleviate any winter woes they may have - that's right! It is up to you to help your pooches stay warm and healthy, no matter how low the temperatures plummet.
Puppies are like children - they don't just differ in shape and size, but also in their personality or predisposition. The easiest way to start making sure you and your puppy can have a pretty peaceful coexistence, is to pick the breed that most suits your own personality - and then go from there.
All too often we let our emotions get the best of us, when it comes to deciding on the when to get a new puppy or dog. There are right and wrong times. More often than not, impulsive decisions frequently lead to regretful and sometimes grave results.
The number one rule for training your dog: be consistent. Seems pretty obvious, right? Imagine you are training your girl Petunia to stop charging your guests as they come in the door. She's a friendly girl; she loves to kiss them right on the smacker. Not everyone's favorite greeting, even for a dog lover. To amend her behavior, you make her sit calmly when the doorbell rings and wait patiently for the guest to come through the door before nicely greeting them with a wagging tail and maybe a small lick on the hand.
Winter can be a fun time of year, for both you and your furry friend. There are the holidays: Christmas, Hanukah, New Year's Eve, the parties, snow ball fights, skiing, sledding, and other winter sports. While you are probably well aware of the hazards to yourself like slipping on the ice or getting into a car accident, winter brings a whole host of dangers for your buddy Lily that you may not have considered.
Tossing your dog out alone in a fenced in backyard, or even with another dog, is not mentally stimulating, nor is it exercising your dog! Actually, it could even be making behavior problems multiply. Dogs with behavioral problems are not happy dogs! Their inappropriate behavior is their cry for attention and help.
All too often, people make the mistake of letting their emotions override logic and rational when getting any puppy or dog. It's cute or it has a sad face or it had a terrible life. The motivations are endless. However, the choice to include a deaf pet into your life must be a lucid decision.
Different pet owners have different purposes for providing Golden Retriever training. While many Golden Retrievers are considered to become family pets, many are also geared up to become guide dog to those with vision impairment and hearing dog for deaf people. Some of them are also trained to hunt, detect unlawful drugs and to take part in search and rescue operations. But regardless of their good track record, it is not uncommon for this breed to develop minor problem at some stage in their lives - minor problem which could develop into something troubling if taken for granted.
International statistics show that vets have an incredible amount of work to do over and just after the Christmas holidays.
They have to treat dogs and cats who suffer from stomach upsets, sickness and diarrhea. Dogs who have swallowed small objects and suchlike.
Do you find yourself wondering what to do when you find your puppy has yet again peed on your priced carpet? Or even worse - he's chewed through your favorite handbag or shoe?
I think we've all been there! Chewing, biting, barking, digging - these are all common puppy behavior problems that can easily be avoided or corrected.
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