To have a baby certainly is a great happiness for your family, but how do you make sure that your pet is ready to share the joy with you. That he is not jealous, that he will not start to spoil the lives of family members.
Caring for a newborn baby, even for a well prepared parents, needs a lot of time and energy. When a baby is in the house, you dog may feel that a place of a "favorite pet" is taken away. Well, that's frustrating!
Here are some tips to help your four-legged friend to accept his new role in the family.
No matter what people have told you about the crate training, or what you was reading about it before, the very first and the most important thing is that fact, that a proper crate training is targeting the benefits of your dog. Why is that? Simply because the proper crate training is a guarantee of your young puppy's safety, comfort and happy life. Believe it or not, very soon you will find out, that puppy crate training is an irreplaceable instrument that will help you to prevent many behavior problems in your puppy before they appear and to develop many useful habits, that will stay with your dog for the rest of his life. Plus to everything written above, crate is very useful to keep your house and your belongings safe too. America's Pet Store has number of great training products, pet ramps, fences and more.
Everybody like this nice and funny trick - when the dog is "kissing" someone on the owner's request. Kids like it, adults like it, even those, who never had a dog - like it. Also it appears to be very easy to teach a dog to do this trick.
So, you and your dog arrived to the Dog Show. Since it's inception and until the end you have to remember, for whom, in fact, this all is organized, and to devote yourself for this time to your dog completely. Try to come to the place of the Show in advance, before everything will start. This will allow your dog to have a look around. And you will have enough time to prepare your dog and yourself for the performance.
What does it mean - to be a Dog Whisperer?
Imagine someone, who can "speak dog's language", someone, who is able to perform a "two-ways" communication with the canine species, someone, who trained himself to understand, what is the dog "saying" and why... A Dog Whisperer. A person, who could learn to deeply understand, how exactly the dog's mind and natural instincts are working, and according to his studies this person is building a special - very strong - bonds between him and the dog, allowing the pure communication, free of all those barriers and obstacles, that usually separate and disturb humans and dogs from understanding each other.
Every dog owner more or less is informed how to feed his dog. But how to make your dog to behave with the food properly? Good question. Well, you will just have to educate your dog right. ??And what is education anyway? After all, every day we face different situations and our response to them consciously or unconsciously, is already a kind of education. Here, we liked some behavior and we praised the dog, there - we did not and immediately punished the dog.
Sure it is one of the most exiting moments in the life of your family - when the new puppy just arrived. Of course this little fluffy creature immediately becomes the center of everyone's attention. But it is very important for you to remember, that the arrival of this cutie first of all means allot of work to you, and allot of new studies for your pup. So the proper puppy training must become one of your priorities for the next several weeks.
Probably the most common type of aggression, which meets a dog owner, especially the owner of a male, is the intraspecific aggression directed to the other males (in the other words - the aggression of dominance).
Males, depending on the breed: small breeds at the age of 6-8 months, large - at 8-12 months, start to mature, to realize themselves an adults. They actively mark their territory, they begin to review their hierarchical status, and starting from this time most of the encountered males are perceived by your male dog as potential enemies. Adulthood, depending on the breed, starts approximately at 1,5-3 years.
It is the most likely that the fight will happen between the dogs, that are roughly in the same size and in the same age. Large dog does not perceive a small one as a serious competitor, and a small dog is not going for a suicide, to be eligible for re-division of statuses with a large dog (although many small breeds of dogs are quite eager to fight - the owner should remember about this).
Beautiful, healthy, athletic ... That's what the dogs are! Sports are useful for people, but if you engage in active sports together with your beloved dog, then it is twice more useful. So, what kind of sports you can do with your dog?
This trick is a very funny and - most important - easy something, you can teach your dog.??The target here is to make your dog to "shake-a-paw" on your command. It is really very cool trick, that will make you and your friends to laugh, also, while you will have your dog doing this trick properly, you will be able to move to some more complicated tricks with the paw.What do you need for this trick? First of all, your dog must be "clicker trained".
Territorial aggression in dogs is something, that we - the city dwellers - actually meet quite often, while walking our dogs. Most of the dogs naturally tend to protect things: their yard, apartment, house, and, for example, a car, especially if the dog is sitting inside it.
The effective methods of teaching the dog to be calm and quiet with the people passing by, cyclists and passing cars. For sure many dog lovers and dog owners time after time are facing such a common problem, as excessive "love" of your pet for catching cyclists, chasing cars or biting the jogger's heels. No use to say that sometimes it may bring the dog's owner to the boiling point. What can you do about it? There is only one correct answer: it is necessary to teach your dog some self-control.
How to entertain your pet, so it was still for the benefit of his health (and, of course, in any case brought him no harm)? It is particularly important to correctly identify the issue, if you have a small puppy, or vice verse - an old dog, or a bitch that is in her heat. Here are some ideas how you can play with the dogs.