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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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Anaconda Snakes Myth- Revealed

Anaconda Snakes Myth- Revealed

Anaconda Snakes Myth- Revealed

Anaconda Snakes Myth- Revealed

Anaconda snakes extract similar responses from most of us, a response smeared by hatred, fear and probably revulsion. The image of this serpent that we carry in our mind is that of a creature that looks vile and is widely known to be monstrous. Apart from a few of the wealthy and the adventurous ones who want them as pets, most of us prefer to see anaconda snakes in TV and glossy travel magazines rather than in our homes and at the patio.

The natural habitat if these reptiles are the dense tropical forests in lovely South America. Found extensively in the Amazon River basin and also other tropical forests, this serpentine creature is worlds one of the largest snakes.

These snakes are carnivores, and prey a range of aquatic as ...

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Protein And Kidney Failure from Your Dogs Diet Is It A Myth?

Protein And Kidney Failure from Your Dogs Diet Is It A Myth?

Protein And Kidney Failure from Your Dogs Diet Is It A Myth?

Protein And Kidney Failure from Your Dogs Diet Is It A Myth?

Protein And Kidney Failure from Your Dogs Diet Is It A Myth? Recent research has suggested that higher levels of protein in your dogs diet could result in kidney failure. Do you know if what you are giving your dog is safe? Are you harming the health of your furry friend by giving too much protein in your dogs diet?

The studies that showed a link to high protein levels and kidney failure that started the fears about protein levels in a dogs diets was not researched the right way. The research was executed on rats, not dogs. Rats primarily eat plants as their regular diet...

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