Thursday, March 23, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
- Experts in canine behavior have concluded that a dog can be as smart as a two-year-old human baby. On average, dogs can understand about 150 words.
- Contrary to popular belief, dogs can see in colors, just not as vivid as humans do.
- Puppies are totally helpless when they are born, being born blind, deaf, and toothless. The first sense puppies develop is the sense of touch.
- Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints, and can be used to prove a dog’s identity.
- “Fido” is Latin for fidelity.
- Dogs are pack animals and they view their human owners as the leaders of their pack.
- Experts in canine behavior claim that dogs can read our faces; in other words, dogs can tell if we are happy, angry, sad, etc. just by looking at our faces.
- Like people, dogs dream too. If, during sleep, you see your dog twitching it means that she is dreaming.
- If your dog is acting up it might be because it senses a storm coming. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather way before humans do.
- Smaller dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than bigger dogs.
- Like humans, dogs are right or left handed.
- Dogs sweat out through the pads of their paws, and their main form of cooling down is panting.
- When dogs drink water, they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.
- A dog’s wet nose helps detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smell.
- The longer a dog’s nose, the more efficient its internal cooling system.
- When a dog is wagging its tail to the right it means that he is feeling happy; wagging the tail to the left means that he is frightened.
- The smell center of a dog’s brain is 40 times larger than human’s.
- When you see a frightened dog putting its tail between his legs is because this behavior helps cut off the scent glands in the anal regions which carry their personal scents and individual information. It seems that the frightened dog is hiding his “ID Card.”
- Dog urine corrodes metal. In Croatia, several lampposts collapsed due to too much dogs’ urine.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
On September 20th, 2016 Miller Pet Products will launch a product to improve the lives of the estimated 60 million dogs that live outdoors, year round. The Dogeden is the original self-heated, self-cooled underground dog house.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?
House Training a puppy or adult Dog is such an essential issue for its owner that even a single exclusive tip turns out to be extremely helpful.
The first step in making your Dog fit for polite company would be to potty train him. Some see this training as a hassle and some as a challenge.
For me, it is part of bringing up a pet.
There are a few things you need to know before you actually start potty training a puppy or adult Dog. I enumerate these below:
- You need to understand your dog's body language. Watch for signs that will indicate to you when your pet wants to eliminate.
- If you own puppies, remember that they need to go potty at fairly frequent intervals - as soon as they wake up, after short naps, after play-time, after meals, before and after being crated and finally, before retiring for the night.
- Take your Dog for walks at the time that he usually does his potty. Take him out to the yard and then to the same place there every time he needs to answer nature's call.
- Praise your Dog after he eliminates at the right place. Some Dog owners even give treats to their dogs. But remember to do this every time he does it right. He will relate the rewards to his having "done it right" and zero in on the spot where you want him to defecate regularly.
- With time, you can try signal training. This is so that you know when your doggie wants to go. You can hang a bell at his level near the door and teach him to push it with his nose or pat it with his paw on his way out.
- Until your Dog has been fully potty trained keep him under strict vigilance. Do not let him roam around the house freely.
- Use a crate. A crate-trained Dog is usually very happy to get his own den. The advantage of crating is that dogs do not soil the place where they sleep. So, he will naturally not eliminate inside the crate.
- If you have a small dog and if you live in a high-rise building or in a place that does not have a proper backyard, you can try litter pan training. What you do is create a space for your pet to eliminate in your house itself.
- Use positive reinforcements while housebreaking puppies or adult dogs. Do not scold or hit him as you will gain nothing by doing that. He will only associate punishment with your return from outside. If you catch him in the act, a stern 'NO' or 'FREEZE' will do. It will startle the Dog enough for him to stop pooping.
- Be prepared to return to a soiled home if you are keeping your Dog home alone for more than 4 hours as separation anxiety is quite common among home - alone dogs.
- Accidents will happen. It is unusual for a trained adult Dog to work against its house training. But medical problems or health disorders may lead to sudden accidents.
- Many dogs mark their territory. These can be a leg of a table or a particular wall. Intact male and female dogs mark their territories by urinating. Use deodorizers to spray on the places where your Dog has marked.
- If you are patient and are ready to accept that house training a dog takes time, even months sometimes, you will end up having a good housetrained Dog.
Now we will move on to how to potty train puppies and adult dogs.
Potty Training A Puppy:
Irrespective of breeds, housetraining a puppy is considered to be one of the biggest challenges by dog owners. If you think housetraining your puppy simply involves a steady supply of old newspapers, then think again.
A puppy does not develop full control over his bladder until it is over 4 or 5 months old. Since they are growing and developing rapidly at this time, puppies eat more, burn more calories and need to eliminate more frequently than an adult Dog.
After each nap, meal, drink or play, take your puppy to his designated area (indoors or outdoors, wherever you have decided) and stay there until it eliminates. Then bring him to his crate.
Repeat this situation everyday until he has developed a habit out of it.
Potty Training An Adult Dog:
The best way to housetrain an adult Dog is to begin all over again.
Observe him very closely. Maybe even maintain a diary of where he goes and when. Whether he is pooping when you are home or only when you are outside; whether you can time yourself to be home when he feels the need to go outside.
You can try dog crates, but be careful to introduce him gradually to them.
Remember, commitment, consistency and intelligent use of positive reinforcement will make you the owner of a perfectly housetrained Dog. Don't expect miracles. You will only be disappointed.
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