Eliminating On Cue – Via Clicker Training

February 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

<p>How to Potty Train a Puppy?</p> <p>That is one of the very first questions first time dog owners have. Being apartment dwellers, the last thing we want to see is our dog doing their business any and everywhere.</p> <p>Because you have arrived at this page, my guess is that to a certain extent, potty training your puppy or dog could be a major concern for you too.  Well, if so, you have arrived at the right place. I am confident that by reading my posts, this one and others upcoming to form a house training series, you will be able to find solutions to your puppy house training [...]

Crate Training – Are You Doing It Right?

December 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>So you get a crate and start “crate training” but things aren’t going as planned.</p> <p>You thought this method was the way to go…(and it is the best method of house training!) BUT if you’re using methods that are incorrect or outdated this stage can be very long, drawn out and frustratingly ineffective.</p> <p>But…Yes! crate training does work and it’s the best method for house training there is, though there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it.</p> <p>You CAN’T just get a crate and throw your puppy in there. You need to [...]

Tackling Aggression

November 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Aggression is a serious problem and you should never attempt resolving the issue yourself without seeking professional help.</p> <p>This article is merely to provide an overview of remedial work and to give hope and encouragement if you’re unlucky enough to be facing a dog giving you these problems.</p> Number One Reason For Abandonment <p>Aggression is without doubt the No. 1 reason dogs are given up to shelters. It can range from growling and snapping, to real intentional biting and full on attack.</p> <p>A lot of owners hesitate to ask for help in these circumstances because they [...]

How To Greet A Dog Correctly And Safely

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Many people are scared of dogs. Indeed, many dogs are also scared of people.</p> <p>This can make the first greet between a dog and a person fraught with danger. Yes, it’s not always easy from either side of the relationship and if things start badly, things can end badly.</p> <p>So, you need to know how best to greet a dog.</p> <p>In this article I discuss some simple tips you can use that will help you meet a dog in the best possible way that ensures you get off on the right foot (or paw) and make the right start towards developing a good and friendly relationship with them [...]

Why Micro-Chipping Your Dog Is So Important

August 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

What is  a microchip? <p>This is a tiny electronic device roughly the size of a grain of a rice. It is implanted under the dog’s skin on the back of its neck, just in front of its shoulder blades. Each microchip is manufactured with a unique number that can be identified by a scanner. This unique number matches the database records to the owner’s contact details. With this, it is easy to locate the dog owner if a dog ever becomes lost and is then found.</p> <p>Micro-chipping is done using specialist equipment which injects the chip under the dog’s skin. This is a very quick procedure [...]

5 Situations When It’s Best to Leave Your Dog at Day Care

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Dogs are highly social animals. They love company, feeling their family’s presence and to be a part of things. If they had a choice they would probably like to be by your side all day, seven days a week.</p> <p>With our busy lives, we often have no other choice than to leave our doggie at home and sometimes for relatively long periods of time.</p> <p>While some dogs cope well with time alone, others get bored and start being naughty, often leading to issues around the house.</p> <p>On average, vets suggest that dogs should not be alone for more than 4 to 5 hours at a time. If you [...]

Teach Your Dog To Sit

May 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>There are three simple methods you can use to teach your dog how to sit on command. They include; Praising the dog’s natural behavior, using the ‘treat trick’ and <a href="http://www.gentleguidance4dogs.com/" target="_blank">applying physical guidance</a>.</p> <p>Below is a brief discussion on these three methods. Use them all and you’ll have your dog learn to sit on command in no time at all:</p> 1) Praising the dog’s natural behavior <p>Steps;</p> Start the training at home where your dog is comfortable and there are no distractions around so he is calm and acting [...]

Should I Have My dog Castrated?

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>This is an important question that dog owners have to contend with.</p> <p>This article will help you answer this query by giving you some possible benefits and side effects of the procedure. Hopefully, this will help you make the right decision. I suggest you read everything you can before you make a decision about whether or not to castrate your male dog.</p> <p>Here are some of the pros and cons of castrating your dog:</p> Pros <p>• Changes in behavior may happen. Specifically, your dog may become docile and more tamed after castration. If you were not a fan of his annoying behavior [...]

Should You Spay Your Dogs?

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>This question is a subject of debate among many animal health care professionals around the world. This article will focus on the pros and cons of spaying your dogs to help you decide whether or not to do it for your pet.</p> <p>Spaying is something that can either help or cause trouble for your dogs so you have to be aware of the pros and cons of this activity before deciding whether to go ahead. Hopefully, this article will help you to make a more educated decision.</p> Pros <p>• According to experts, spaying female dogs will help decrease their susceptibility to cancer, specifically [...]

Worms in Dogs: How to Keep Your Dog Worm Free

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Keeping your dog worm free can be difficult, especially if coming from a place of no experience.</p> <p>This article will help you deal with this problem by guiding you through the process step by step. Hopefully, you will be able to do it without a hitch after reading this text.</p> Know the Cause of the Disease <p>The first thing that you need to figure out is the origin of the infestation. Puppies can get worms from a variety of sources, like from their mothers or from contact with other dogs. Knowing the origin of the worms can help you determine what actions you need to take as other [...]

Night Waking: How to Restore the Peace

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Have you ever had a pet that keeps howling at night? If the answer is yes, then the article is for you. We will try to give you some steps that you can take to keep your pet quiet during the night so let you can get a good night’s sleep.</p> 1. Find Out What the Problem Is <p>The first thing that you need to do is figure out what the problem is. Usually, if the dog has been very well behaved in past evenings, there will be an obvious reason for him to be whiny all of a sudden. So in order for you to get your peace back, you have to figure out what is causing your puppy to become noisy at [...]

How to Stop Your Dog from Digging in the Yard

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>Your dog dug up your favorite rosebush yet again. It is somewhat natural that dogs dig in the yard or around the fence. It’s simply something they love to do. However, there is a point at which this digging becomes a doggone nuisance. It is important to focus not only on how to stop dogs digging but also possible causes of this behavior.</p> Reason Why Dogs Dig <p>Some possible reasons for your dog’s digging adventures include: Natural instincts (some breeds are more prone to digging behavior than others), attention seeking act, need for mental and physical stimulation, enjoying [...]

Great Reasons To Use A Dog Crate

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>The use of a dog crate is a fantastic tool for owners of new puppies and grown dogs alike. In the wild, dogs naturally like to ‘den’. And when a domesticated dog is properly crate trained, the crate becomes a substitute for that den, a safe haven where the dog feels secure and happy.</p> What is a dog crate? <p>A dog crate can be any container, from metal cages to the plastic carriers that are used for transporting dogs on airplanes. The metal dog cage is a popular choice of crate because it allows the dog complete visibility through the bars. Many models are also [...]

A Simple Puppy Potty Training Routine

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

<p>A new puppy, like all babies, will need potty training. A young puppy needs to empty his bladder every hour, and at least once during the night. As the puppy grows, he will be able to hold back urination for an additional hour per month of age, up to a ten-hour maximum. But in order to make sure your puppy toilets where you want them to and not wherever they please, you have to go through a potty training routine. below is a simple routine taken from <a href="http://www.rspca.org.uk/ImageLocator/LocateAsset?asset=document&assetId=1232731821881&mode=prd" target="_blank">this [...]