Archive for October, 2008

Cute dog pictures!

These are a lot of cute doggies. Well, some of them are cute.
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those are pictures sent to me over the years the little puppy at the beginning looks like a cow and its sooo cute!!!

4 ways you can have a better relationship with your dog

4 ways you can have a better relationship with your dog
Tracy Miller has been training dogs for more than two decades. She can read a dog from a field away. Given a closer view during obedience class, Miller walks the circle her canine students have formed. After just one lap, she picks out the alpha male and the alpha female dogs in the group.
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Fishing report: Dog day conditions prevailing

Fishing report: Dog day conditions prevailing
Be you a freshwater or saltwater canine, dog day conditions prevail everywhere in the state. In the Sound, the fish have gone deeper than a Randy Moss pass pattern to escape the 75-degree water temps. In the rivers, the trout are cowering under rocks.
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Bata nga napaakan sa K-9 Unit dog gihilantan
Kwatro anyos nga bata’ng babaye nga gihambat sa canine dog sulod sa Capitol compound gihilantan ug dili makabarug.
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Question by cuno84: Is the book “good dog bad dog” still considered as having the best training methods?
I’ve grown up with three different german shepherds. My dad trained all of them pretty much exactly the way the book instructs. All three of them were perfectly trained, great with the whole family and little kids, and all around great dogs, everything you’d expect to get from a well trained german shepherd.

I’m have my own family now (25 yrs old) and have just purchased my first GSD puppy. I just read “good dog bad dog” and had my mind set on those training methods…then I noticed this book was first written in the 70’s and I’m seeing a lot of conflicting ideas about dog training on the internet.

Dog trainers: What is your opinion? Is “Good Dog, Bad Dog” still considered the best training method?

Best answer:

Answer by kristendw78
I’m not a dog trainer, but I do know that most trainers have long since moved on to positive training methods. Basically you ignore the bad behavior, and reward the good. You might want to check out a positive puppy training group I’m in called SPT. It has a lot of great info in the files, tons of members, and is run by a great dog trainer. She can give you better books to read that are more up to date.

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Dogs 101 Shih Tzu

This breed is more closely related to the wolf than any other breeds. Whether a star in the ring or at home, the Shih Tzu is one of the oldest breeds of dog
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Proper Dog Diet: How to Feed Your Dog With Healthy Diet

Proper Dog Diet: How to Feed Your Dog With Healthy Diet

Dogs are man’s best friends. For sure you really love your dog to the extent that you want to nourish it and make sure it is really healthy and taking proper dog diet. Initially, you might think that making your dog gain more weight can be an indication that the animal is healthy. But on the contrary, obesity in dogs is also not an indication of good health.

Different dogs have different dietary needs. The breed, the age and the overall body weight are the contributing factors that influence the dog’s dietary needs. Be reminded that in truth, there is no single proper dog diet that can be considered as ideal in general for every dog.

One proper dog diet program for one dog could be good and ideal for a dog, but definitely not for another. Thus, if you have two dogs, each has its own dietary need, which would be significantly different compared to the others.

Tips on choosing a proper dog diet

A proper dog diet is also a must among dogs. That is why you should always strive to feed your dog with healthy food. Take note that feeding a healthy diet to a dog is not just all about giving the animal nutritious food. There are so many things you should also consider.

Here are some suggested ways on how you could effectively feed your dog with a proper dog diet:

– Ask the veterinarian about a reputable and ideal dog food brand. Do not just jump into the bandwagon and choose a dog food that is widely patronized in the market. Your vet knows a lot about nutrition facts and proper dog diet.

– If the vet makes a shortlist of recommended dog food brands, make sure you select the one that is of high quality. Consider your dog’s size, weight, activity, age and level before choosing the proper dog diet.

– Balance the dog proper diet by including dry food on his daily meals. Moist canned dog food must also be included because such food would certainly help maintain cleanliness of the dog’s teeth.

-Take note of the protein ratio of the dog food you are feeding your pet. Protein is very essential to the dog’s body. Ideally, protein in dog food should consist of about 20% to 30% of each dog meal. That would make up for the recommended protein intake of the dog.

– Do not overfeed your dog. Doing so on a regular basis could make your pet obese. Just like in people, obesity in dogs could also lead to several medical conditions, like musculoskeletal problems and abnormal growth.

– Feed proper dog diet just about twice each day. There are some dog breeds that need to be fed just once everyday. Make the dog’s meal time regularized during specific and consistent times of the day. Make sure the feed is also in a very and exactly measured amount.

– Do not ever feed your dog with table scraps in or under the table and while you or other people are eating. This would make an impression in the dog that begging for food from people who are eating at the table is acceptable. If you must feed your dog with scraps, put the food in his dog bowl after people have finished eating at the table.

It would not be very hard feeding your dog with proper dog diet. But always make sure that there is genuine caring and love every time you feed your dog.

Did you know that a home-made proper dog diet increases dog lifespan by up to 134%? Discover the step-by-step guide that makes your dog live a longer, healthier life, so you enjoy up to 8.3 more yrs. of happiness and companionship with your dog visit Dogs’ Corner

Gerry Restrivera writes informative articles on various subjects including Proper Dog Diet: How to Feed your Dog with Healthy Diet. You are allowed to publish this article in its entirety provided that author’s name, bio and website links must remain intact and included with every reproduction.

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The Benefits of Adopting a Dog


 

The Benefits of Adopting a Dog

There are many benefits to adopting a pet from a shelter. One of these benefits is that you can spend time with the dog before deciding to adopt it to get to know the dog's personality. Take the dog out of its cage to observe how it interacts with people and other dogs. You don't have to adopt the dog immediately, in fact you should take your time and visit other shelters to see what they have available. Getting a dog is a lifetime commitment and one you should be sure of before taking the leap. You should carefully consider whether you'll be financially and physically capable of looking after the dog for the rest of its life.

If you don't find the dog you want at the shelter, you can visit other shelters or ask to be put on a waiting list. Most shelters will call if they receive a dog that fits the description of a dog you are looking for.

Dog shelters and adoption homes often have both mixed bred and purebred dogs for you to choose from. Many dogs are abandoned due to economic reason, their owners simply couldn't afford to care for them anymore and some dogs are abandoned because their previous owner discovered that caring for a dog is a commitment and didn't have the time or patience to commit to the unfortunate animal. The majority of dogs in shelters are there due to no fault of their own and over fifty percent of shelter dogs are euthanized because not many people are not considering adopting rather than buying a dog.

Animal shelters have different rules and some shelters will interview you before allowing you to adopt a pet. Common questions are whether you've owned a pet before, what type of house you have, if you have a backyard or not and if you travel a lot. Some shelters even ask for references or ask you to wait for a required period before allowing you to adopt a dog.

If you choose an intact dog to adopt, it will have to be spayed or neutered before you can take it home. Your new companion will also need to have a complete veterinary examination and take all the necessary vaccinations before it is released.

Adoption fees vary from to 0 and you will also have to pay for any spaying or neutering, vaccinations and microchip if required. Adopting from a shelter is much cheaper than buying a dog from a breeder or pet shop. Stay away from people giving away puppies for free.

Check the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the US for listings of reputable shelters and adoption homes. Most shelters function on a limited stay basis and many are government funded. Humane societies are non-profit, private organizations that offer veterinary care and obedience training and many keep the pets in a home environment to ensure they are well mannered in a home environment. Some rescue groups specialize in specific breeds of dogs and cats and if you're looking to adopt a particular breed of animal, you should consider checking these types of adoption homes.

Some shelters provide adoption counseling to make sure the animal isn't abandoned again and they can even help with obedience training, veterinary care and behavior counseling.

There are some things you should do before bringing a dog home such as dog proofing your house, buying a collar and leash and a pet carrier to bring your new pet home in. By adopting a dog from a shelter you'll be literally saving his life.

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