Quite often I meet people who are getting their first dog and really have no idea what a dog needs or wants. This is a list of things that you should know about dogs.
If you will follow these simple steps with your dog you will find that having a dog can be a great and rewarding experience.
Dogs have a way of making us healthier and happier than we would be without a dog.
All over the world today, more dogs are finding themselves in shelters. People are increasingly getting rid of their best friends. There are hundreds or even thousands of dogs going to shelters every year because of their guardians either being unwilling or unable to care for them anymore. Statistics show that approximately a quarter of the dogs in shelters have behavioral problems while another quarter are simply unwanted. The remainder are given out for domestic or other reasons.Continue reading
Maybe you have seen the person driving with a dog in their lap or with its head out the driver’s side window. This is very dangerous and is simply an accident waiting to happen. Let’s discuss some things you could and should do to keep you as well as your dog safe and secure when riding in a car.Continue reading
The down exercise is probably the most important exercise you can teach your dog for several different reasons. It is the exercise that when your dog is twenty feet away, you say down and your dog drops to the floor without you doing anything else is the day that your dog says you are the master.
Now please do not confuse the “down” exercise with the “off” command. Down means to immediately lay on the ground where the off commands means to get off whatever it is on.Continue reading
Rules are good for your dog just like rules are good for your kids. We all like to know what the rules are up front and what we are allowed to do and what we aren’t allowed to do. There is nothing worse than doing something and then finding out it’s against the rules. So let’s share those rules with your dog from the very beginning.Continue reading