|Human Psychology Vs. Dog Psychology|
It all begins with miscommunication or intention vs. perception. Humans and dogs speak separate languages. People are extremely verbal. Dogs are extremely non verbal. Canine communication consists of eye contact, body language and reading energy. Read more..
|How Do Dogs Communicate?|
We have already mentioned that dogs are not a verbal species. So how do they communicate? It’s pretty logical. Since they are animals they communicate in an animalistic way.Animals communicate in a number of ways without using “words”. Have a read to find out more:Read more..
|Shy & Fearful Dogs|
When meeting new dogs I believe you should always be quiet and calm. This is especially true for shy for fearful dogs.I know how tempting it is when you see a cute dog to immediately want to pet and interact with it. For a shy dog this is simply an overwhelming and scary situation. So where do you start and what should you be weary of doing? Read more..
Have a new puppy in the house?Adopted a new older dog that needs potty manners? Here are some of the basic rules to get you on the right path.Rule 1
You must be attentive. Do not let the puppy or dog wander unsupervised. They must be taught where it is acceptable to eliminate. Dogs are naturally clean creatures. If you are finding that this is not the case, typically they have been taught otherwise or they are confused. Read more..
|Tip for Adult Housebreaking|
For marking male dogs. Try a “Belly Band”. You can google these. Look for designs with little or no elastic. It is uncomfortable for them to wear. Read more..
|What to do if an accident happens|
If you catch them in the act, try to interrupt them, then quickly get them outdoors. Take the time to walk around and allow them to be successful with going outside. Read more..
|How to choose your next dog – hopefully a rescue|
Most people choose a dog because of how small, how large, what color, how fluffy, has short hair, etc.Making the decision to add a new dog to the family can be extremely life altering. Dogs typically live for 12-16 years. This is a long-term commitment. Therefore, we should put some serious thought into the dog we bring into our homes and family. Read more..
|What is the Proper Diet for Your Dog?|
With so many varieties of dog food on the market, how do you know what food is best for your pup?First we need to understand what the nutritional needs for dogs are and then we need knowledge regarding the ingredients found in dog food. Read more..
|What is in Your Dog Food?|
Do you know what is in your dog food? There is a great website I recommend – Dog Food Analysis. Check it out at www.dogfoodanalysis.com to learn more about the ingredients in dog food.
How do you think a dog that lives among other dogs would find food and water? They would walk together most of the day searching. Dogs that move as a pack are structured and the pack leader is in the front and is the leader. After all, someone has to make all the decisions. That my human friend, is your job! Read more..
|Preventing Dog Bites|
I want to help you enjoy your dog and be safe around dogs that are not familiar to you.Each year, 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States. The ones at the highest risk are children, especially children between the ages 5-9. Dog bites can be prevented. Read more..
|How to Greet Your Dog|
If you want your dog to see you as the authority figure in the house, you must act like a leader. The greeting is a great place to start. No, I’m not suggesting that you sniff your dog’s backside. But I am suggesting that you learn how to greet dogs in a manner that represents the fact that you are the one in charge of the interaction. Consider this: How would a dominant dog greet another dog? Read more..
|Does Your Dog Eat Too Fast?|
Does your dog chew his food? Or does he inhale it without any idea of how good it tastes? This is a very common problem with many dogs. Eating food too fast is not good for your dog and can be bad physically, but it can also be unhealthy for their psychological state. Read more..
|Does My Dog Have Bloat?|
Bloat or CDV (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus) in dogs is a serious and life threatening condition that can cause the stomach to twist or flip. The dog’s stomach fills with gas, which in turn causes the stomach to swell and then can cause it to flip. The symptoms include: a distended abdomen, hyper panting, drooling, pacing, retching with no vomiting and whining. Read more..
|Dog Dental Health|
Does your dog have bad breath? If so, it’s probably more than just bad breath. It’s what is causing the bad breath that is the problem: bacteria and infection.Dogs and cats suffer from the same dental diseases that people do. Gingivitis and periodontal disease not only destroy the teeth, but can cause stress on the internal organs as bacteria is swallowed and passed into the blood stream. Read more..
|Summer Dog Safety|
It is that time of year where it is extremely hot for not only humans, but for our furry friends as well! While we humans can cool off by sweating, this is not true for dogs. Our dogs cannot cool themselves by sweating. Read more..
I find that dogs that suffer from this miserable behavior have anxiety in the seed of their soul. Many times this has been noticed in early puppyhood. Excessive, whining, fearfulness, etc. What makes it get worse or better is our reaction to their behavior. Humans being humans, if we adopt a dog with behaviors such as this, we will of course feel sorry for them. We will dote on them in an attempt to console them. Read more..
It’s that time of the year again, and while you may be noticing the changes in the plant life, you might also be noticing some unpleasant changes in your four-legged friends. While your pet can be sensitive to allergens all year round, it is said that about 10 to 20 percent of dogs show signs of Spring time allergies. Just like humans, our pets can be very sensitive to outdoor allergens such as trees, grass and weed pollens, dust, house and storage mites, fleas, and indoor and outdoor molds.Read more…