A stroke is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. This fact is no less true when the one having the stroke is a dog. It is difficult enough to recognize the symptoms of stroke in a human however. How much more is this true of a dog?Continue reading
Swimming can be a lot of fun for dogs. They get to cool down, chase after sticks and balls, and spend time with the family. Although swimming can be a great experience for your dog, you’ll want to keep a few water safety tips in mind.Continue reading
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
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