Category Dogs

How To Stop Barking Dogs

If you have made the decision you’re ready to stop barking dogs in your house, you will likely already know there are only so many actions you can take about the problem. In the end, dogs are made to bark. Regardless of breeding and refinement over the last several millennia, they still have that urgent wish to vocalize their feelings and requirements. In reality, there is simply one breed of dog – the Basenji – that will not bark at all.

As a result, before you stop barking dogs, you must know why they start barking and what styles of barking you can handle.

The sources of Dog Barking

Dogs will bark for a variety of factors. They bark if they’re angry. They bark if they’re excited. They even bark if they are scared...

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GPS System For Hunting Dogs

Going on a hunting trip might be very dangerous, that’s why you should place safety above all other things on your mind. It is very important to keep track of people in your hunting party, especially your hunting dog. GPS systems are used to get us to those great hunting spots, however, it cannot help you find your dog if he gets lost retrieving your prey. This is where a hunting dog GPS comes into play.

 

Dog lovers know that hunting dogs as well as the larger breeds of dogs need to be able to roam around. If you keep them on a leash, you will find that the dog seems almost depressed and missing something. Hunting dogs love to be able to roam around but it can be hard to keep track of them if you are in the woods especially if you have a beagle...

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Winter Dangers For Dogs

The winter can be a time of excitement for many dogs. Dogs enjoy the cold, especially long coated dogs, and may have a great time romping and playing in the snow. However, with the change in season come some potential health risks for your pet that you need to be aware of and dangers you need to avoid.

There are several dangers that, although they are not deadly, will cause your dog discomfort and problems. Walking on sidewalks that have been sprinkled with salt to melt snow can irritate your dog’s sensitive paws. You should ensure that you soak your dog’s feet in warm water and/or wipe all the salt from their paws when you return from a walk. You may also wish to purchase protective shoes for your dog if you walk in areas where there is a great deal of salt sprinkled...

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Dogs Should Never Be Beaten

Dogs Should Never Be Beaten

Dogs Should Never Be Beaten

Dogs Should Never Be Beaten

Dogs Should Never Be Beaten. Dogs are not to be taken lightly. By that I mean, don’t think they don’t hear what you are saying and sometimes they act like they know what you are thinking! A dog, any breed of dog, has the ability to think and to learn. Of course just like humans, you have to start the training when they are young for it to be most effective.

Dogs that become attached to a single person or family, will do just about anything to demonstrate their love and devotion. Now this is only partly true. It is only partly true for dogs that were trained humanely and not whipped or beaten. You have to treat a dog just like you would a child...

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Dogs Get Allergies Too!

Many dogs can suffer from allergic reactions to various things. Breeds such as Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Schnauzers, and Terriers may be genetically pre-disposed to allergies, specifically, allergies caused by ingredients found in food.

Food allergies may manifest themselves in cats and dogs in the following ways: Their skin becomes itchy and irritated on their face, feet, ears, forelegs, armpits and amongst the area around the base of the tail. In addition, frequent inner ear infections, loss of hair, extreme scratching, hot spots, and skin infections that may respond to antibiotics but return after the antibiotics are completed. Increased incidence of bowel movements is another symptom of dogs with food allergies. Dogs normally have around 1...

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Training Dogs – Myth Five

Training Dogs - Myth Five

Training Dogs – Myth Five

Training Dogs – Myth Five

Your Dog Feels as Though it is in Prison When You Put it in a Cage or Crate

Wrong!

Confinement means something very different to dogs and humans. To your dog it is an area they recognise as being their very own, and is somewhere they can go, and once there, know they do not have to do anything, such as protect you, alert you or even just keep you company – basically, it’s an area where they don’t have to make any decisions at all.

Many dog owners use crate training as a method of house-training their dog, as well as an area which will keep them safe from any potential dangers around the house.

You should make your dog’s crate a comfortable place for him by adding soft bedding as well some of his toys and once your dog recognises his cr...

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Training Dogs – Myth Four

Training Dogs - Myth Four

Training Dogs – Myth Four

Training Dogs – Myth Four

Dogs that Chew are Either Bored or Just Being Distructive

Wrong!

Wrong! What do you do when you are bored and by yourself? Play computer games, watch TV, read? Dogs tend to chew, although the importance of chewing for a dog, is far more important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums than playing computer games is to maintaining our teeth and gums!

Just as your baby or toddler suffers from painful gums when teething, so do puppies, and there are special chew toys available for your puppy which can help relieve their painful gums.

Dogs are more than capable of learning what is, and what is not, ok for them to chew on once they have been trained properly...

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Training Dogs – Myth Three

Training Dogs - Myth Three

Training Dogs – Myth Three

Training Dogs – Myth Three

Training Dogs – Myth Three. Dog whispering is the best method for training your dog – Wrong!

Dog whispering is probably best known through a television program called “The Dog Whisperer”, featuring Cesar Millan. Although dog whispering is a humane way to train your dog, the belief that it is the most gentle way is not entirely correct.

A lot of its effectiveness is through establishing dominance and ensuring your dog is aware that you are both in charge, and control, as the pack leader. Establishing this often involves using firm physical gestures with your dog. This is done in a way which is not violent, aggressive or potentially harmful to your dog.

Some of the main aspects of this type of training include:

Establishing your role...

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Training Dogs – Myth Two

Training Dogs - Myth Two

Training Dogs – Myth Two

Training Dogs – Myth Two

Training Dogs – Myth Two. You and your dog both need to speak and understand “dog language”

Wrong
There are times when you will need to understand why your dog is whining, or barking, e.g. you need to understand if it’s whining simply because it has missed you, or because it has no water and desperately needs a drink.

You need to determine if it is barking because it is just fed up and wants a bit of attention or because it’s trying to tell you there is someone currently in the process of breaking in through an upstairs window. What you don’t need to do is start barking, growling or whining in order to communicate with your dog.

Now we understand that there is no truth in this particular myth, let’s take a look at the various ways your do...

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Training Dogs – Myth One

Training Dogs - Myth One

Training Dogs – Myth One

Training Dogs – Myth One

Training Dogs – Myth One. You Know When You Are Training Your Dog. Wrong! Trying to determine fact from fiction, when it comes to training your dog to be obedient, is not as simple as it seems. There is so much well-intentioned advice out there that it is no wonder the whole concept of dog training becomes complicated to many people.

The majority of people just want a well-behaved dog, without having to resort to training day in and day out, which is perfectly understandable. You bought your dog because you want to enjoy your time with it, not become a professional dog trainer! So, let’s have a proper look at Myth One when it comes to training your dog to be obedient.

You Know Exactly When You Are Training Your Dog
Your dog is learning fr...

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