How Do I Crate Train My Dog?
One of the major challenges of dog ownership (particularly for first-time owners) is the issue of house-training (also known as potty-training, toilet-training and house-breaking). In this article I will tell you all at what AGE you should start crate training, HOW to do it and even give you an EXAMPLE CRATE TRAINING SCHEDULE. Please read on…Why Is Obedience Training So Important?
To me that seems like such a silly question however there are a bunch of dog owners out there that just don’t have a clue what the answer may be. There are many reasons that you need a trained dog and in this article I won’t be able to address them all however I do want to point out some of the very important reasons.Taking Your New Puppy For A Vet Check
You just bought a new puppy from a breeder or perhaps you adopted it from a shelter or rescue group. The first thing you should do is make arrangements to take the puppy to your vet for a wellness examination. Most breeders allow a certain number of days to accomplish the wellness exam and you want to make sure that you have a healthy puppy. This is especially true if you are going to bring this puppy around your other pets.Some Common Rescue Dog Behavior Problems
For those of you dog owners who have rescued a dog from a shelter I want to say to you, thank you. Without you there would literally be millions of dogs either being put to sleep or still looking for homes. There are a few things to watch out for if you’re going to adopt a dog from a rescue group or a shelter and I am going to discuss some of these things in this article.Solve Those Dog Walking Problems
Walking your dog can be a problem for some dog owners. Sometimes because their dogs don’t walk well on a leash. Other dogs are a problem because they show aggression and it is really embarrassing to take your dog in public. However for some people finding the time to walk their dogs is tough while there are also those dog owners who physically have a problem taking a walk, they just can’t do it. Let me take just a few minutes to offer some dog walking advice for each of these four problem areas.How Tight Should My Dogs Collar Be?
I am always amazed at how loose the average dog collar is on a dog. Now I am talking about the leather or fabric collar that dog owners put on their dogs and then attach their tags to. I have seen so many dogs being walked where the collars actually comes right off over the head. Dog owners pay attention that means it is too loose and your dog is in DANGER.Do You Think That Your Puppy’s Growl Is Cute?
Quite often I hear people comment that their puppy growled at a stranger and they thought it was so cute. Actually it isn’t cute at all and in the future it will become dangerous as the puppy gets older. The problem is that your puppy should be friendly because it’s a baby it shouldn’t be growling at people.Why Neuter Your Dog?
The basic “whys” a dog (or cat) should be neutered or spayed. Population control is number one, but other key reasons are presented in this article.You Can Train Your Dog to Behave Quick and Easy
Learn how to train your dog to obey your commands. Stop bad habits of chewing, aggression, biting, separation anxiety,jumping on people. Potty training for your new puppy.Running With A Dog, Some Tricks Of My Trade
I try not to give out too many tricks of the trade, a magician never tells his secrets they say, but there are some basics in regards to dog running I think are important for awareness. There is a lot to running with a dog, but it’s a very rewarding experience.Fruits and Veggies For Your Pet? You Bet!
While fruits and veggies for some pets are common-sense, like rabbits or hamsters, they can seem a little unorthodox for dogs and cats! It turns out that many fruits and veggies can add a lot of important nutrients to your pet’s diet that even the more expensive dog or cat foods can be missing. They can also be a great way to help an overweight pet slim down!How Do I Stop My Dog Barking?
“How do I stop my dog barking?” is the most common training question asked by pet owners today. Many owners view barking as nuisance behaviour and something that needs to be stopped at all costs. However, it is important to remember that barking is your dog’s way of communicating something to you and it is up to you to work out what he/she is trying to tell you.