Monthly Archives: July 2010

Dog Training – Who’s in Charge?

ScooterIt is important that dog training includes teaching your dog that you are the head of the household. For you to have a healthy relationship with your dog, he needs to realize you are in charge. If he is a little out of touch with this idea, you will need some good advice about correcting this problem.

There is a difference between being disobedient and not understanding a command. If your dog is being disobedient, it means he does understand what you want him to do, but is not obeying you. If he doesn’t understand you, it is a matter of spending time training him until he does. Maybe you have asked him to do something before and he has done it, but now is disregarding your request—this is being defiant! Continue reading

Correcting Dog Behavior Problems

Correcting Dog Behavior ProblemsIf you need to start correcting dog behavior problems, you should obtain some good dog behavior training tips to teach him to listen to your commands. Approximately ten minutes a day is all you need to do this. Once he starts to heed your requests all the time, you can make it just 5 minutes a day until he is totally reliable under your control.
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How to Stop Your Dog Licking You

how to stop your dog licking youPeople, for the most part, are not particularly fond of being licked. When greeting new people and other animals, dog use licking not only to express submissiveness, but as a way to explore. They also use it to show how much they value your friendship. Further on in this article, we’ll discuss how to stop your dog licking you.

Licking is not an intolerable experience as long as it is kept to a minimum. In fact, some people actually enjoy it, especially by their own dog. They feel it is a sign of affection. But some dogs lick excessively and to the point of being extremely annoying. Not only do they like to lick exposed skin, but even clothing is fair game to them. Some dogs overdo it though, and this is what can cause the problem.

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Theories on Why Dogs Eat Grass

why dogs eat grassSome dogs love to eat grass. This habit usually has no bad side effects, except perhaps the odd time when he’ll throw up. Even this doesn’t affect the dog too much. He’ll just vomit and be on his way. It probably bothers you more than your dog. Why dogs eat grass is a complex problem which has a variety of conjectures.

Some believe that dogs eat grass in an attempt to add more nourishment to their food. So many dogs will eat other things besides meat—grass being one of them. They think dogs are trying to balance their diet of meat with some ‘salad’ on the side. If you’re feeding your dog on high quality food with all the nutrients that he needs, he may not be eating grass, but if he is only fed meat alone, this could influence him in his choice of food.

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Greyhounds: Are They Right For You?

If you have ever considered adopting or fostering a Greyhound, there are a few things you will need to know. Greyhounds are usually retired athletes, having been used as racing dogs for most of their lives. Because breeders watch for physical as well as temperamental problems, they are usually very fit and have a calm disposition. As puppies, Greyhounds are frequently handled by a lot of people, including breeders. Since they are kept together and do not socialize with other breeds, they prefer people to other animals.

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Stop Jumping Dogs

stop jumping dogsA jumping dog can be a real problem for a dog owner. It may be cute when your dog is a puppy, but just wait until he gets older – his jumping may not be so cute anymore. If you allowed jumping when your dog was a puppy, he quickly learned that he was rewarded with hugs and affection. But now he is bigger and what was cute is now a problem. As a dog owner, you are probably feeling the need to learn how to stop jumping dogs from greeting you this way.

To enforce good behavior, stop it right when it starts. If you have a puppy, you’ll be tempted to bend down and stroke him, but restrain yourself so he understands right away that it’s not acceptable conduct.

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