Is your dog a gentleman or lady? If so, you may be able to get an
award to prove it from the American Kennel Club (AKC) through its
Canine Good Citizen Program. This certification program is for all
dogs, whether purebred or mutt.
"Doggy breath" - that unpleasant odor emanating from the mouths
of Rover and Boomer - can be a signal of serious health
problems. A dog's mouth is his primary means of contact with the
world around him.
Although many horsemen and trainers extol the virtues of the
round pen, many horse owners still overlook just how powerful
such a pen can be in developing or maintaining a relationship
with a horse. This is a shame because it is truly what I call the
Great Equalizer in a horse-human relationship.
Dog training can provide a tremendous amount of satisfaction.
Every dog should know at least the basics for living with people:
come, sit, stay, don't jump up on people, and so on.
Dog clicker training is so much fun for both dogs and people that
the training part just slips in! Dog clicker training gets the
dog to figure out what you want, making it an enjoyable game. This
wonderful, cruelty-free method is revolutionizing dog
training! Have you tried it yet? It's quite easy to learn at a
basic level, and once you and your dog get the habit, it can be
used for many enjoyable tricks as well as for all the essentials
Wondering how to begin crate training your puppy or dog, or even
whether you should? Crate training gets a dog so used to being
closed into a crate that he or she can safely be left in it for
hours at a time, though only when necessary. The method has its
pros and cons.
You've made up your mind, it's the American Pit Bull Terrier you
want as your companion. Are you ready for this breed? Read this
article and then decide if you want to go ahead with your
Dog obedience training begins with the owner. There are several
tips to keep in mind before starting any dog obedience training.
The first thing to realize when you are training a dog is that he
only does things that work. Therefore, when you are dealing with
a dog behavior problem, the first thing you need to address is,
"What is he getting out of it?" With jumping, your dog is trying
to get some attention-any attention.
Your dogs health is important to you. You show her how important
by keeping her well fed and groomed, making sure she gets plenty
of exercise and providing a collection of fun, safe toys for her
Behavior can be a huge issue with our pets. If each dog and cat
owner in the United States took the time to understand the root
of their animals' behavioral issues, our animal shelters would be
substantially less populated with strays.
Eclampsia, or milk fever, is an acute, life-threatening condition
which attacks a brood bitch about 3 to 4 weeks after whelping
puppies. It is more common in the small breeds of dogs that have
had large litters.
Nearly every puppy in the world is born with roundworms. This is
because the roundworm's larvae are transmitted from the mother to
the puppy while it is still in the womb.
Cryptorchidism is peculiar to male dogs and a condition present
at birth. The testicle/s, which developed in the abdomen, fail to
descend into the scrotum.
Some Dogs like Boxers unfortunately, are prone to several
potential health problems such as:- Skin allergy- Food allergy-
Cancer- Hip dysphasia- Bloat- Heart ailments- Hypothyroidism-
Fleas- Worms Knowing what they are will help you to better monitor
your pet's health and to gather the pertinent information, in
case of an illness, that would assist your veterinarian to
administer the correct diagnosis and treatment. Below are some
common afflictions of Boxers.
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