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
Adopting a dog from a shelter or a breed rescue is an excellent way to get a dog and in the process you’re saving a life. However there are a few things that you should avoid when adopting that new dog for your family. This article is going to touch base on some of the things that you should avoid and watch out for.Continue reading
You arrive home from work to a crazy, spinning, whirlwind of energy. Your dog follows you to your bedroom, where you find that she has chewed up your very expensive pair of shoes. Your next door neighbor comes to complain to you that your dog has once again been driving the neighborhood crazy by howling all day long. If this scenario is familiar, then your dog is probably suffering from separation anxiety.Continue reading
Many people out there are interested in owning beagles, yet some of them are quite clueless when it comes to caring for them. Every dog breed is not the same and there are certain nuances involved in taking care of a beagle. If you are interested in educated yourself, it would be a good idea to continue reading.Continue reading