Archive for April, 2012
If you like seeing your dog happy, and you are looking to invest in something that your dog is sure to love and enjoy, you should definitely look into dog houses. There is a unique bond which develops over time; your dog becomes part of the family and should be treated as such. Many people who do not own dogs, do not understand the bond which develops and often criticise ideas of buying expensive items for your dogs, however when there isn’t much you can purchase for your dog, why not spend plenty on this.
Most doghouses are made with wood, others are made with metal. The majority are made to look like little sheds, which can be an attractive option. It depends which kind of home you are trying to give your dog.
People purchase these for many reasons; the first reason on most people’s list is to properly care for their dog. They want to give it a solid place meant purely for him, where he can spend hot days, nap and sleep. This may seem trivial however it is not.
Wanting to spend money on your dog is in no way a bad thing, however you want to ensure that this money is utilised and spent well, not wasted. The most important thing to consider is the size of your dog, and the size of the house he will need to be comfortable. Do not think that a huge house is what a small dog will want.
If you want to purchase a dog house, it is best to do it whilst they are still puppies. This is so they have plenty of time to get used to the idea. And they are also far more open to learning new things and not quite so set in their ways.
Time and patience are needed if you have an adult dog when you purchase a house. Not all dogs will be happy or open to the idea. The last thing you want is to waste your money or time taking it back, so be prepared to spend time trying to get your dog accustomed to it. This may be tiresome and annoying but stick with it.
Dog houses mean your dog can be happy inside, and outside the home, for example, if you decide to take a trip. It can be one of the best purchases you make for your dog so put adequate thought into the idea. Auto Traffic AvalancheTags: dog houses, time and patience
4 Dog Training Tips For Dog Owners
For dog owners, dog is their precious family members. In fact, they are so lovable till the point we want to hug them so badly. However, there is one issue should be a concern by every dog owners; it is their dog misbehaviors. Without a proper dog training, your dog may cause you many problems and frustrations that may be hard to overcome. When it comes to dog discipline, we, as the dog owners should not be lenient.
No one is born with the knowledge to train a dog, and it is also not some kind of information that you can learn from your school. You need to learn how to teach your dog from somewhere else. Luckily, there were many dog experts or researcher who willingly do the test on every dog training method, and share with everyone. If you go to nearby bookstore at your town, you can find many dog training books. So, if you really want to train your dog, at least read one of those dog training books before you do so.
A wrong method can make your dog acting more aggressively and problematic.
Here are some of tips/information that you need to know before you train your dog.
1) First of all, you need to establish your position as the boss or leader to your dog. This is a must when it comes to training. Of course, it is does not means that you need to be strict or harsh to your dog. If the dogs understand its position and you are the one who in charge, it will become more docile.
2) Consistent. Always remember to be consistent when you train your dog. If the dog is not allowed to sit on your sofa, making an exception will only confuse your dog further as it will believe that it is the 50-50 chance of getting scolded when it sits on the sofa. In its point of view, it will hope for the best result.
3) Dog training should be a calm and happy experience. So, acting aggressive will only encourage your dog to respond with more aggression. It is because he thinks this is the best way to please you by emulating your action.
4) Plan a schedule for your dog. If your dogs are so used to pee on your car park in the evening, then make you let your dog out to the car park when the time comes. If your dog wants to pee, he will pee. If it is unable to make it out its desirable location, he will pee in your house. It can be very hard on your dog if you are blaming him for making this mistake that caused by you for not letting it out on time.
Teaching your dog needs a lot of patience and dedication. The reward for all troubles are extremely rewarding, if you are successfully eliminated your dog misbehaviors. No more headache or frustration that will be caused by your dog in your house when you didn’t pay attention to it.
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Due to infestation of mites dog has to suffer a lot. Mites are small parasitic creatures that cling to the body of dogs and find out ways to enter in the epidermal layer of skin. There are various types of mites but the mites that are concerned with dogs are of two types viz Demodex mites and Sarcoptic mites (Scabies). Scabies mites are more troublesome than Demodex mites.
If dust mites are present at home then it also affects the pet in your house. Due to dust mites dog develops an allergy. It also reacts to enzyme which acts to degrade chitin. Scabies mites bite is more harmful to dogs. Due to scabies mites dog develops red bumps on his skin which does away on its own and leads to extreme itchiness on skin. Scabies is a disease which is spread through one to one contact of dogs or with humans.
Dust mites and scabies mites are not only culprit in spreading of disease to dogs. There are many other mites and bug which makes life of dog miserable sometimes. Flea tops the list of mites. Fleas are generally found in pets likes dogs and cats. Due to fleas dogs build up high skin irritation which leads to redness of skin. And list continues with chiggers, lice and ticks. All these are very small parasitic mites which prefer to stay on the skin of their bugs. These mites do not stay inside the body of their host instead they reside nearby their host so the host are easily approachable.
If bitten by chiggers dog senses high irritation and red soreness of skin. The appearance of lice dogs is easily visible by naked eye. They can be removed easily by special comb. Ticks attach themselves very firmly to the body of their host. It is difficult to remove them easily. They can be removed by pairs of tweezers. Bitten by ticks dogs has the same symptoms as for other mites bites.
Only dogs are not only the suffers, cats and puppies are also suffering from the mites bite. Bitten by mites cats develop itching of skin and start shading hairs. If bitten by mite puppy also suffer from several signs of mite bites.
We can avoid these mites on our pets by taking proper care of them and their frequent visit to veterinary doctors.
Dog whisperer, this title given to dog trainers has always intrigued me. In fact there is very little whispering going on when you are training dogs.
I should know, I have been around all kinds of animals throughout my life, and none of them ever responded to a whispered command.
So in terms the name dog whisperer is a misnomer, but however we will go with the term for now.
Like I have said I have been around animals, or should I say, they have been around me all my life.
I grew up on a small farm with pigs, horses, donkeys, all kinds of poultry, and of course cats and dogs. My favourite animals have always been pigs, horses, and of course dogs. My special interest in dogs came to me when I was a small boy. I was bitten by a staff bull terrier at the back of my leg. Fortunately I was running away from him at the time or else he would have scarred me for life.
Why I took special interest in dog behaviour came right after that episode, when the owner kept screaming at the dog to stop and go back to him, but it just point blank would not obey the command.
How many times have you seen similar situations where dogs chase people, or other dogs and no matter what the owner does to stop them, they just cannot get a response from the dog. It’s like the dog has a mind of it’s own. Well lets face it, they do. And it is this part of the dog that the dog trainer must gain access too. The big question is how is this done. Well let me tell you, it is all about gaining control, not by intimidation, not by offering treats, although sometimes it is no harm if the dog has accomplished a difficult command to give him a tiny snack. Please, please, never give them chocolate.
Dogs cannot digest chocolate, and it can make them very sick because it just lies in the stomach where eventually it will be regurgitated, after the dog has felt unwell for a period of time. So please no chocolate.
It is wonderful to see a well behaved dog doing exactly what the owner tells it to do. Now it is not necessary to go above and beyond the normal training required just to give the dog some domestic manners, unless of course you want to put the dog into Crofts dog show. This kind of obedience training is done over quite a long time, but it is fantastic what some of these dogs are capable of doing. Just to give your dog discipline when you are out walking so that they do not drag on the lead, or break away from you to chase other dogs, or sit and beg, or just sit when you want to talk to a friend when out walking, these types of behaviour are not difficult to teach once you know the techniques, and there are many many eBooks and other forms of teaching methods available. The route I would advise you to go is definitely the eBook method, because it is always packed full of excellent techniques and methods of teaching. Remember no chocolate.Tags: cats and dogs, staff bull terrier
Owning a dog should be a very rewarding experience for you and your family. Your dog will become part of your family and you will soon come to love and cherish him or her just like any other member.
But with dog ownership also comes a lot of responsibility. You must make sure that your dog is trained properly from the beginning or you may face a lot of problems with your dog in the future.
Housebreaking dogs will be the first thing you will have to do on the road to training. This is where you train your dog to go to the toilet a outside and show him or her the rules of the house and what is expected of him. This can also be the most frustrating and time consuming part of your dogs training and is where many people fall short. Housebreaking dogs should start the moment you get your new puppy or dog and will take weeks or longer depending on your dog and the effort you put in.
The more effort you put in to begin with the better because once a dog is house broken you will be able to take it with you to friends houses and away on holiday with you knowing that it will behave as you wish and not show you up in any way.
Once your dog is house broken you should move on to more advanced training depending on what you want from your dog. Taking your dog for a walk should be a pleasure for you and this will be the next part of you dogs training. You should be able to take your dog out on its leash without it pulling you down the street or attacking other dogs or even people. You should get your dog used to other animals and people as soon as possible and this will help to make your dog more social and behave when in the company of people and other dogs.
A well trained dog will be a pleasure to own and will be a credit to you and your family and give you years of happy dog ownership.Tags: dogs training, housebreaking dogs