DOGS

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.  Continue reading

How to Stop a Dog Barking

how to stop a dog barkingBarking is used as communication for dogs. Just as we use our voice, so do they use theirs. It just so happens that your dog’s voice is a loud bark, which can be very annoying at times. I will attempt to help you in your search to find out how to stop a dog barking. Your dog may bark for reasons other than hunger, or needing to go outside. You will need to be intuitive to your dog’s actions and find out the reason for this behavior.

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Solve Your Digging Dog Problem

digging dog problemBy allowing your dog to dig in the garden, you may think he is just being a dog and he should be allowed to express his natural instinct. But if he decides to destroy your flowerbeds with his digging, you may think differently. Here are some suggestions on how to solve your digging dog problem.

If your dog is already in the habit of digging and has begun damaging your garden, it will take some clever manipulation on your part to put a stop to it. Dogs and flower gardens can exist together quite amicably, but it will take some time to retrain him.

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How to Deal With a Whining Dog

whining dogDepending on the age of your dog, there are several different reasons why you have a whining dog. The following will give you some ideas on what to look for if your dog seems to whine for no apparent reason.  Continue reading

Prevent Dogs from Biting

prevent dogs from bitingA dog that bites out of panic should not be confused with one that bites out of dominance-aggression. He isn’t necessarily a vicious dog. He usually expresses his feelings of panic or fear by relaying the message to his owner that he is not comfortable in his current situation. If your dog has this problem, here are some useful tips on how to prevent dogs from biting. Continue reading

Destructive Chewing in Dogs

destructive chewingWhatever the reason for destructive chewing, it can become quite a problem. Chewing seems to be a matter of individual preference among dogs. Some have an innate desire to chew as a pleasurable activity in itself. Some seem to have no need to chew whatsoever, unless they’re driven to it out of sheer boredom.  Continue reading