Book Review of The Art of Racing in The Rain

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July 23rd, 2013 Uncategorized

Educating yourself on the different behaviors of dogs can be helpful in understanding why your canine friend behaves the way it does. Learning different ways to control or change bad behavior can be found in books about dog behavior. One helpful book about dog behavior is called “The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dogs Behavior”, by Bruce Fogle. This book is said to explain how dogs see and perceive the world. It’s said to explain why dogs become stressed and what can be done to alleviate this. It’s recommended as a study of psychology in dog behavior. Secondly is the book entitled “Dog Behavior”, by Ian Dunbar, Ph.D. Ian Dunbar is a dog trainer. In his book he concentrates on why dogs act the way they do and how humans can better understand them. Thirdly is the book called “The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior”, Directv packages, by Clarence Pfaffenberger. This book provides practical information to dog owners enabling them to better understand their pets behavior. Number 4 on the list is “The Family in Dog Behavior Consulting”, by Lynn D Hoover. This book explains how the dogs environment can play a huge role in the pets behavior. The fifth book that can be helpful is entitled “The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems”, by Cesar Millan. This book explains how the owners may be causing the behavior problems in their pet, and how to fix the problem.

Steps to Help You House Train Your Dog

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May 22nd, 2013 Uncategorized

Housetraining is one of the first things that every dog should be taught. Dogs that are not properly housetrained are often relinquished to animal shelters through no fault of their own. A dog can learn its manners if it is instructed properly.

In his book “Puppy’s First Steps”, the noted veterinarian and animal psychiatrist Nicholas Dodman provides steps to help housetrain a dog.

The first step that he recommends is selecting a spot for the dog to do its business. The dog should Read the rest of this entry »

Causes of Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

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March 30th, 2013 Uncategorized

Because dogs are inherently social creatures, they frequently experience separation anxiety when left alone. Dogs who are left alone often can develop aggressive behavior patterns or other anti-social tendencies. If you are thinking about getting a job, you should make certain that you will have the necessary time to spend with your new furry friend. Canines can be wonderful companions, but it isn’t fair to them to expect them to spend the majority of their time alone. However, there will be times when it is necessary for you to leave your pet while you go Read the rest of this entry »

Stories About Men and Their Dogs

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November 3rd, 2012 Uncategorized

I’m a sucker for stories about dogs, but there’s one thing you can almost always count on with these:

- The story will illustrate the unbreakable bond between man and dog…even after death.

As overplayed and almost gratuitous as this sort of thing has become, lots of stories get it right. If you need an example, there are plenty to choose from. Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows (the original) are all great classics, but if you need a more recent example then there’s always Hachi. Most of these you can find on movie channels if you get your television through DIRECT TV and I highly recommend them – just bring some tissue.

So what is it about dogs and stories about them that captivate us emotionally?

Some scientists believe it all has to do with our ancestors – how dogs were, in some cultures, integral to the survival of early people. It’s this bond that has been passed onto us genetically where we just can’t help but feel sympathy and compassion for our four-legged friends.

Other people point out the undying loyalty attributed to the dog – a trait which, let’s be frank, you can rarely depend on with other people (even your friends). Dogs represent the kind of security and dependability we crave.

Whatever camp you happen to be part of, the fact remains that stories about men and their dogs are some of the best stories ever told. Even cat people can agree.

Top Five Books about Dog Training

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June 3rd, 2012 Uncategorized

Obedience training is one of the greatest gifts a responsible dog owner can give a canine friend. Dog training has many benefits. For example, dog training allows the owner to spend time with their dog, thus, creating a strong bond between owner and dog. Also, training your dog you will produce a well- adjusted and happy pet.

Different Types of Training

Obedience training teaches the fundamental skills for a well behaved dog. This type of training can range from basic, intermediate or advance, depending on your dog’s needs. Behavior modification Read the rest of this entry »

Steps to Help Make Crate Training a Success

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May 31st, 2012 Uncategorized

House training a puppy is not easy or fun, but it is important to properly house train your dog if you plan on keeping him in the house. Many house training methods are difficult or require that you are home all day with your dog, which can be difficult for those who have full-time jobs and other commitments. Luckily, crate training is an easy and effective method of house training a puppy or even a full-grown dog, but you have to Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Your Dog Safe during a Food Recall

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May 28th, 2012 Uncategorized

There’s no doubt about it: dog food recalls are a scary thing. While recalls include batch numbers and production dates, not every pet owner saves the bag that food comes in. What happens if you’ve emptied the bag into a container and thrown the bag away?

If you routinely feed your dog a food that has recently been recalled and haven’t saved the bag, the safest thing to do is to throw out your container of food and begin feeding your pet something else. It may seem like a waste of money at the time, but when you consider Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review of Marley and Me

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May 27th, 2012 Uncategorized

Marley and Me is an enthralling book that captures the new love created between John and Jenny as they begin their lives together. With perfect careers and a perfect house, it’s hard to believe that anything could come in and change their lives to something less than perfect.

Marley then enters the family as a robust, energized, and crazy puppy who is capable of destroying everything in sight. From broken screen doors to stolen lingerie and eaten jewelry, Marley manages Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Books about Dog Behavior

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May 25th, 2012 Uncategorized

Educating yourself on the different behaviors of dogs can be helpful in understanding why your canine friend behaves the way it does. Learning different ways to control or change bad behavior can be found in books about dog behavior.

One helpful book about dog behavior is called “The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dogs Behavior”, by Bruce Fogle. This book is said to explain how dogs see and perceive the world. It’s said to explain why dogs become stressed and what can be done to alleviate this. It’s recommended as a study of psychology in Read the rest of this entry »