Most new dog owners, and trainers, may find themselves
overwhelmed in the beginning as to what should be done first.
This isn't the old what comes first - the chicken or the egg
Don't let this overwhelming feeling discourage you. Actually it
is quite common, especially with new dog owners. These feelings
simply show that you have a healthy concern for your pets
overall well being. I have listed in the following paragraphs a
few very simple rules to be used when training your new dog.
There's a moment of truth for every dog owner. It's the end of
the evening and you're ready to go to bed. Rover is sitting and
looking at you with those big brown eyes, head cocked to the
side, cuter than any animal has a right to be. Do you let Bowser
sleep with you?
There's no right or wrong answer to this question. The real
question is - is letting Fifi sleep in your bed right for you?
And truthful answers to a few questions will let you reach the
right decision for you and your dog.
If health trends
mirror those for humans, pet owners are looking to keep their
dogs healthier while spending less.
The humanization of pet health is here to stay because owners
consider their pets to be part of the family. As a result many
people are choosing to adopt and care for pets from shelters and
other organizations. Among the 10 most popular breeds are Labrador
Retriever, Golden Retriever, German
Shepherd Dog, Beagle, Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Boxer,
Poodle, Chihuahua, a
[This article is the third in a 3-part series about changing dog
behavior using positive dog training methods.]
Be a leader, a dog will follow.
>From the last two articles, remember King and his dominant dog
behavior? King was the leader of his pack -- Mom, Dad, 2 kids.
King set the rules in the house and didn't hesitate to enforce
them, with growling, snapping, and even biting. I introduced 3
simple dog training steps to help you begin to take the
leadership role back from King.
How do "Red Nose Pit Bulls" differ from other Pit Bulls?
Well, besides having a red nose they don't.
With the exception of nose color, there is no difference between
a red nose pit bull, a blue nose pit bull, or the most common
black nose dogs.
A rose is a rose, and a pitbull is a pitbull, unless it has been
cross-bred with another breed. The red nose dogs come from the
same bloodlines as other pitbulls.
The fuss over red nosed and blue nose pitbulls, has everything
to do with marketing
Decendents of modern pit bulls, which are believed to be from
Europen bulldogs, as well as other related dogs were of powerful
mastiffs bred for farm work. Specifically, these dogs worked
with farmers into the fields to assist with bringing nasty bulls
in for breeding, castration, or to be butchered .
The dogs, known generally as english and French bulldogs,
protected the farmer by subduing the bull if it attempted to
gore him. Typically a dog would do this by biting the bull on
the nose and
The Commands That Every Dog Owner Should Know And How This Will
Lead To A Happy, Clean And Obedient Dog That Will Not Cause
There are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm,
obedient and faithful dog. For one thing, obedient and trained
dogs are happier dogs, less likely to get into tussles with
people or with other dogs. Another reason is that many
communities require that the dogs living in their neighborhoods
be well trained. This is especially true for many breeds though
It's winter time, the horse breed inspection season has come and
gone in North America, and along with it branding season.
Branding season for horses--NOT for horse BUSINESSES.
If you have any business or marketing background, or have done
any reading on the subject, you have heard of branding in the
business context. Let's take a look at what that actually is.
Brands on horses and other livestock in the Old West showed
ownership. There was some level of claiming recognition for
owning a qua
People find many ways to express their personality, whether it
is through sports, music, art, or another outlet. In any case
the creative nature that we have comes to the surface once we
have the tools and have developed ability to accomplish this.
One area that has continued to grow as a result of technological
advancement is with computer enhanced graphics. Faster home
computers coupled with programs such as Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator have taken the high end graphics work once limited
You're responsible for making the commitment to train your
Labradoodle to behave properly at home, when guests are
visiting, and away from home. Unless taught, a puppy doesn't
know right from wrong. This can only be accomplished with
dedication and repetition, repetition, and more repetition! Dogs
don't fail . . . owners fail their dogs.
First, treat your Labradoodle puppy from the day you bring him
home as if he's already full-grown. What do I mean by this? Your
cute little 15-20 pound Labra