Dogs Who Are Reactive on Leash

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Dogs Who Are Reactive on Leash

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Many dogs lunge and bark at other dogs when on-leash, a behavior that trainers call “leash reactivity.” There are a number of reasons why dogs develop this problem. Some fear or dislike other dogs because of a bad experience with another dog in the past or because they weren’t well socialized to other dogs during puppyhood. For these dogs, barking and lunging on-leash serves a purpose—it keeps approaching dogs away. Other leash-reactive dogs like members of their own species a great deal. In fact, they enjoy playing and greeting so much that they become intensely frustrated when they’re restrained. Read More…

Rawhide: Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Rawhide chews are a popular treat for dogs. You might have heard that rawhide is good for your dog’s teeth and helps with his natural instinct to chew. But are there any drawbacks to giving your dog rawhide treats? Are there other alternatives that work just as well? Here’s what you need to know. Read More…

Keep Your Dog Healthy

Friday, February 12th, 2010

All good dog owners want to keep their dogs healthy. You love your dog, and you want her to be healthy and happy. Help keep your dog on the path to wellness with these dog health guidelines. Read More…

Healthy Dog Treats

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Many owners love to lavish goodies on their pooches: bacon and cheese snacks, pig ears, and an endless stream of table scraps. But all that affection comes at a hefty price. Before Fido turns fat, it may be time to consider healthy dog treats.

In other words, skip the cheesy chews and bring on the baby carrots. Read More…

Exercising Your Pet

Monday, February 8th, 2010

You know it’s good for you. You know that exercise can give you energy, help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your muscles and joints flexible, help you live longer, and above all, make you feel better. For all the same reasons, your pets need to get up and get moving. Not only can exercise extend your furry friends’ lives; it may also expend some of their nervous energy and make them a little less likely to chew on the living room drapes. Read More…

What Are You Feeding Your Dog?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Dogfoodanalysis.com provides a ton of information on most of the dry and canned foods we feed our dogs.  Please have a look at http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ to see what you are feeding your dog.

Battling Obesity: Help Your Overweight Dog

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

We all love our dogs and often indulge them in extra treats, snacks and even food from the dinner table. Unfortunately, as with people, we have to be careful what we give our pups and make sure they maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight. An overweight dog can suffer from many health issues, from breathing problems, heart problems, and even diabetes. The added weight that the dog has to carry around can also add stress to the joints and bones, making movement difficult and painful.

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How Do Dogs Perceive Time?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Most dogs are never late for a meal — they know exactly where to be at the same time every day. They also know when to expect their owner home and, like clockwork, place themselves patiently at the door for that arrival. When you witness this behavior, you assume dogs have a sophisticated understanding of time. But what is time really like for a dog? Read More…

Teaching Your Dog Tricks

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Looking for a way to keep your dog occupied on those days when it’s just too cold outside to play? Consider exercising his mind.

One of the biggest shames in all of dogdom is how few things most people teach their dogs. What many people don’t realize is that training is a way of communicating with your dog, of sharing a common language. The more words you both know the meaning of, the more you are sharing your lives. Read More…

Exercise – Why Dogs Need It

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

A dog whose exercise needs are met may rest more calmly at home and be less fretful when left alone. The modern dog-management mantra of “A good dog is a tired dog” is gospel to many people. Exercise can improve bone and joint health. Heart and lung function can improve. Sport and working dogs need the right exercise to be able to perform well. Exercise makes show dogs look better and feel better to a judge’s exploring hands. Read More…