If you are thinking about getting a new dog, I bet you have a lot of questions running through your mind right now. One of these questions is likely to be:
Getting a puppy is an exciting time for both the family and the puppy. When a puppy comes into a home, it will be exposed to a variety of new sights, sounds, and places to explore. This can be a very overwhelming and stressful time for the little critter. It is important for the owner to help the puppy adjust and become a well-behaved adult dog. This will involve teaching it to listen to your commands and desensitizing it to new stimuli.
Traditionally, owners have used a number of different collars when training their dogs. These include choke chains, Martingale collars, breakaways, and harnesses. Each has pros and cons, though many trainers are moving away from choke chains due to the strain they place on a canine’s throat. One of the best collar-like training aids is a head halter. It gives you complete control over your pet’s body by allowing you to direct his head. Plus, it can be used safely without inflicting discomfort.
Unfortunately, the pit bull has become thought of, as a vicious breed and only pit bull training will make a big difference. This is a hotly debated topic among pit bull lovers and everyone else and without trying to spark an argument, suffice it to say the CDC has determined that there is no conclusive data linking one breed to dog bites and fatalities. What is important to realize about pit bulls is how proper training and treatment affect their demeanor and personality.
Allergies are getting more and more widespread with people and dogs, especially food and scent allergies. What are some signs your dog might be allergic to something?
If you lacked the ability to communicate with words, how would you express yourself to others? This is the challenge confronting your pooch. He can only bark, howl, growl, or whine in order to tell you what he’s feeling. This can confuse and frustrate owners who are unable to infer meaning from their dog’s sounds.