Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
A friend of mine rescued a Labrador mix named Lucas.
He’s a goofball that’s always fun to play with.
But when kids pass by my friend’s house on their skates and bikes, Lucas isn’t so much fun.
He goes insane.
He’ll rush head-first to the gate, barking up a storm and even riling up the neighbour’s dogs as well.
The trouble doesn’t stop there.Continue reading
People and dogs are alike in the sense that they both are somewhat territorial. Your dog probably has a good idea of the concept of your “property” or your area of the street or neighborhood. He knows where home is, especially if he spends much time outside. If another dog walks into your front yard, your dog will likely have something to say about it. However, that doesn’t mean that your dog will understand the concept of staying in the yard. It is never easy to train your dog to stay in the yard. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know much about dogs.Continue reading
Dogs can bark and growl for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out why they’re barking and growling. It could be because a stranger is approaching or because they hear an unexpected noise. Dave Barry, the columnist, once said that dogs bark because a dog satellite passes over the earth and dogs have to check in with it. It does seem sometimes that dogs bark for no good reason.Continue reading
If you are the type of dog owner that like to give your dog a special treat every once in a while keep in mind that there are some foods that are safe for you but not for your dog. Some of these you may know about but some may be new to you.
1. Let’s start off with chocolates. I think pretty much all dog owners know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs and can cause death if not treated quickly and properly.Continue reading
Unfortunately dogs can show signs of fear, just like some humans. There can be many causes for fear in dogs including lack of socialization, genetics, mistreatment and even bad experiences as a young dog.
Quite often fear is re-enforced by the dogs owner. Yes, we have all been guilty of trying to comfort our dog with a soothing voice when it appears to show fear. However that is probably the worst thing you can do because it says to the dog, that its fear is logical.Continue reading
If you have given up on gardening because your dog has dug up all the plants you so painstakingly planted, this article is for you. Follow the tips given in this article to teach your dog to stay away from the garden and deter him from digging. Soon you will be enjoying time outdoors with your dog and your garden.Continue reading
Actually there are 2 #1 reasons why dogs are killed each year and this article is going to tell you all about both of them.
The first #1 reason so many dogs die each year is from a lack of training from their owners. Yep, you have probably seen it. A family buys a pup and it starts getting bigger and bigger but nobody takes the time to do any training. I think some of these owners think that the dog will figure out what is right and what is wrong on its own.Continue reading
Prey drive is a dog’s desire to chase a moving object. Some dogs have very little prey drive and some dogs have too much. Just to give you an idea prey drive is what we look for when we train a detection dog like a drug dog or a bomb dog because those dogs are actually looking for their toy.Continue reading
Aggression in the home has become an epidemic. What I mean by aggression in the home is where your dog has possibly bitten the kids, the adults and even the other dog in the house. Sometime it hasn’t gone that far yet however the dog does growl at you when you try to get it off the couch or the bed.Continue reading
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