Thứ Ba, 30 tháng 8, 2016

Choosing A Dog Bed – A Waterproof Dog Bed

If you have a dog and need to choose a dog bed, you should consider a waterproof dog bed. This makes it easy for the bed to stay clean and dry, even if the dog is wet. This will also make it easy for any water on the dog to repel and the dog bed will have fewer odors. 

A waterproof dog bed makes sense when you are looking for supplies for your dog. In addition to choosing a dog bed, you should also consider a pen to keep the dog in or a crate. These are ideal if you are housebreaking the dog. 
A dog will generally not urinate where he is sleeping, so this is not the reason for the waterproof dog bed. The main reason is that the dog can get wet when being exercised outside and in the damp weather. When he lays down in his dog bed, he brings that moisture with him. When this seeps into the dog bed, it creates an odor that is formed due to mildew and mold. This can be unpleasant for both the dog as well as you. 
A good waterproof dog bed is one that has a covering that can be tossed right into the washer for cleaning. While your dog may prefer a dog bed that has an odor to it that smells like him, you will definitely prefer to have a dog bed that smells clean when it is in your home. 
If you have a dog bed that is outside, such as in a kennel, you need to definitely choose a waterproof dog bed. Larger animals that are kenneled or have dog houses still need a dog bed in which to sleep. A waterproof dog bed is the best solution for any dogs that are kenneled or kept in a dog house.  Even if your dog is only in the dog house for some of the time, it is a good idea to make it comfortable for him by installing a waterproof dog bed. 
You can get a waterproof dog bed in a variety of different sizes, depending on the size of your dog. They make a dog bed for all sized dogs, even very large ones. Naturally, the size of the dog bed coincides with the size of the dog. 
There are also different patterns and colors from which to choose when you are looking for a dog bed. While your dog will most likely not care whether his waterproof dog bed is blue or red, you can find one that you will like.  Your dog will most likely be attracted by the scent of the dog bed more than anything else. After you have cleaned the waterproof dog bed your dog will most likely roll in it to get his scent onto the bed. After all, he considers the bed to be part of his den and his safety zone. 
It is important for any dog owner to make sure that their dog is comfortable, especially when sleeping. You should choose dog beds for comfort as well as those that are waterproof. 

Thứ Hai, 29 tháng 8, 2016

Training Your Puppy: Keep Your House Clean and Your Furry Friend Happy

Initially, a new puppy means excitement and fun for everyone. They are rolly polly balls of pure, fluffy cute! A puppy is a new best friend who will be by your side for its entire life. If you allow it, your dog will become a part of your life and you will share many fond memories together. However, even before the initial excitement subsides, new puppy training must begin.
These lessons will help set the stage for your puppy’s life. Done properly, you can promote a healthy and positive daily existence. Always discuss training with your family, even younger members, prior to introducing the new dog. Eventually, even the youngest member of the family may be required to help reinforce puppy obedience training. The best time to bring a new furry friend into your family’s home is during periods of calm, when time can be arranged for puppy care. Ideally, holidays and other celebrations are discouraged. These events can be hectic times that may add stress to your pup as he or she adjusts.
The family should play a role in training a puppy. For example, one of the simplest activities we do each day is ascending and descending stairs. If you have a stair case in your home, your dog will inevitably have to learn to navigate it. This process may prove very intimidating from a dog’s perspective. Take it one step at a time.
Have your family situated just above the pup on the stair.  Encourage and urge your little dog to climb up. He or she will most likely be timid at first; some dogs adjust to this faster than others. Size is also a factor. Never place a small, young dog high up on a staircase. The pup could fall and possibly injure itself. Climbing stairs is not a natural activity for a dog in the wild, so it takes time and practice to learn.
Believe it or not, putting on a collar can be traumatic for a pup.  A big part of knowing howto train a puppy involves patience and understanding. Start by carefully and calmly buckling the pup’s collar on. Never put the collar on too tight. Never replace your pup’s buckle collar for a choke collar. While these can be valuable training aids, they are not intended to be the actual collar. Your pup may nip and scratch at the collar, but give it time. Eventually, he or she will accept it. If the collar causes excitement levels to go too high, try leaving it on for short periods, slowly lengthening them until your pup no longer minds.
House training your puppy is one of the first things you will cover. This will help keep your home clean and odor free. It takes time and patience, but do not worry, eventually it will happen. It takes time for a young dog to develop strong bladder control, so do not take every accident as intentional. It is much more likely your pup became overly excited or was urinating submissively.
Training your puppy should be a fun and enlightening learning experience. You can get the entire family involved. Children can learn much about a growing life by observing puppy development and having a hand in basic lessons. Educate your little ones on the importance of patience and consider drawing parallels between the dog’s progress and their own when they were not much bigger than a pup!

Thứ Hai, 8 tháng 8, 2016

Doberman Issues

Owning a pet isn’t always easy, but having an animal companion for you and your family to love and adore for years to come outweighs the difficulties. Let’s examine four common Doberman issues, namely some of the behavioral problems you might encounter when training and caring for your Doberman Pinscher.

Doberman Aggression

This is one of the bigger issues for Doberman owners. You really have two courses of action you can follow when dealing with your dog’s aggression:
  1.  You can let the aggression go unchecked and completely lose control of your dog, 
  2. you can find out what’s causing the aggression, and make some tweaks in your training to reduce your Doberman’s aggression levels over time.
 I highly recommend going for option number two; it will make you a happier pet owner in the long run. and keep your pet out of trouble later. Your Doberman’s aggression can happen for a number different reasons, getting to the root of your dog’s problem is a necessity. Do whatever it takes to do so, even if it means seeking the professional help of a vet, behaviorist or dog trainer.

Doberman Pinscher Separation Anxiety

Often a dog’s behavior can be misattributed to being mischievous, being angry or being aggressive. Sometimes when your Doberman chews up your furniture or destroys other parts of the home, it can be related to separation anxiety.
Think about toddlers for a moment, human toddlers. Sometimes if daycare is a new experience, what happens when Mom or Dad drops them off and drives away? The child pitches a fit! Of course some kids respond differently, but the crying and acting out is a way of the child saying “I don’t know what to do! My Mom just left me!!” It’s really no different when you’re dealing with your dog. When you leave, your Doberman may be acting out in response to his feelings of abandoned by his master. Through proper training, it is possible to curb this response.

Doberman Biting

Your dog pauses ominously…no movement whatsoever…as if he’s preparing for something. He crinkles his nose, causing his front lip to curl, revealing a rather sharp set of canine teeth. He growls with a tensed brow and deep, focused eyes. He attacks!
In most situations a Doberman won’t attack immediately, unless trained to do so. There is usually something that has triggered a biting response. What exactly causes a dog to bite someone. There are a number of different factors: fear, aggression, to protect itself of members of its pack, anxiety, and training.

Doberman Growling & Barking

Your dog’s growling and barking can be caused by very similar factors that trigger biting: fear, confusion, aggression, etc. Growling is generally a precursor to barking, which can be a precursor to biting. Growling can also be a response to unfamiliar settings or unfamiliar people. This is why guard dogs will growl and bark, alerting their masters to a foreign presence. Barking & growling aren’t necessarily bad things, but understanding why your Doberman Pinscher is doing it, will help you to take a big step forward in learning more about, and communicating with, your dog