October 31, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The dog classifieds section will broadly group the animals as toy-dogs, hounds, livestock-guardians, herding-dogs, spitz, terriers, working-dogs, molosser, sporting-dogs, non-sporting-dogs and the great gang called the primitive group.
It will be great shakes to nose around with some of the members of the dog classifieds clan. There are many standards by which dogs can be classified. It depends on size, coat, temperament and the type of work done or not done.
In the Toy group are Affenpinscher, American Lo Sze Pugg and Brussels Griffon. Both toy and some working dogs are small but the uniqueness of the toy dogs is that they are Read more
October 28, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The beagle miniature puppy is akin to the breed known as Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle. In the middle Ages there was a special breed of dog known as the pocket beagle, which was only 8” to 9” tall. Literally it could slip inside pocket.
These pets went into the saddlebag as the master rode the horse while hunting. The pocket beagle was released to follow up the chase through the thick undergrowth where the going would be tough and impossible for large breeds. So there was a method in the madness of rearing pocket-sized beagles!
Comparison between a standard beagle dogs and the pocket beagle will make the picture sharper. The standard ones are 13” or 15” tall and weigh anything between Read more
October 27, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Just click on the Internet and you will be flooded with discount dog beds galore. Today Man’s best friend is getting the best to eat and rest. And why not? A dog is a faithful creature and does not have the word ‘ungrateful’ in its dictionary. In modern houses and flats where space is at a premium it is not always possible to set up a doghouse but what one can do is to give the pooch a really comfortable bed.
To add art to utility it is best to go for a designer dog bed. One particular site boasts of 13 designer’s delight. There is the tufted, heavy, canvas variety that gives your pet the best support. The inner removable pillow is tufted.
Micro velvet colors blend in with your house décor. Bounces will not misshape it and the bonus point is that the slip on cover is removable and washable. It is best in the market with Read more
October 24, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The adoption of Chihuahua puppy is rewarding – adopt it and put it in the pocket while you whistle on the way back home. This breed is the smallest in the world and the name comes from a Mexican state – Chihuahua. The height ranges from 6” to 10” and they do not weigh more than 2.7kg.
The ancestors of these dogs were hairless Chinese dogs. The American Kennel Club gave it recognition in 1905. It has an ancient history of a long journey from China to meet their lovers in the Aztec regions.
Chihuahua puppies are little adorable darlings with prominent big eyes and perky erect ears. Take the Chihuahua puppy out of the pocket and check whether it is the Read more
October 21, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The best dog training book will dig up all the bony secrets of the dog world. From ancient times the dog has been man’s best friend. It was a matter of give and take – a partnership that worked out perfectly.
Today the dog is man’s slim connection with nature in this age of concrete and machines. In fact many bigwigs are of the opinion that the fuzz of the dog that we inhale peps up our immunity system. For the depressed and lonely, dogs are wonderful companions – something like a counselor. They understand and apprehend while they guard and befriend.
Today all doggy barks and woofs have left a paw mark in the best dog training books. The street dog in developing countries run wild but Read more
October 19, 2007 | Leave a Comment
A dog jumping on people can be not only embarrassing for its owner but quite dangerous too. You always have to be in constant attention as your dog can accidentally take a nip at people or scratch them or knock over children and elderly people.
Before trying to learn how to stop dog from jumping, let’s understand why dogs do that in the first place. Your visitors might agree on the conclusion that your dog is jumping simply because it’s a bad dog and loves to irritate them. But the fact is that jumping is natural and instinctive behavior of them.
Your dogs jump for the similar reasons you shake your friends hand or hug them. It is their method of saying “hi”. Most of the dogs adore attention, and the best way to get attention of you and Read more
October 18, 2007 | Leave a Comment
It is essential to know the basic dog food secrets to ensure good health for your dog. The two aspects of dog nutrition are his diet and nutrition.
Raw food is preferable over cooked, as quite some minerals are lost in the process of cooking. Dog health discussions rage over the issue of raw food. Intense heat of cooked food destroys nutrients and dogs on raw stuff do not need dental care. The bones perform the chewing action as well as the teeth cleaning functions. Moreover the immune system is strengthened. Others say this might lead to the spread of the Mad-Cow disease and salmonella will be environmentally disastrous.
All dogs should get satisfactory nutrition from their food in order to remain in excellent health and maintain performance. The chief nutrients that your dog requires are Read more
October 18, 2007 | Leave a Comment
A question like how to become a dog trainer was never asked in yester years. There were no schools and curriculums for man to learn to be a dog trainer because human beings were very close to Nature. Today in the urban jungle man and beast has moved so far away that the skill has to be acquired.
For those opting to make a living out of training dogs there are professional dog training schools. The first thing is that this line is only for dog lovers. One has also to love people because the career involves getting people to train dogs. It requires patience and passion.
Secondly one should have book education as well as hands-on experience in this field. No degrees are required and this makes the onus more serious. To prepare the groundwork read books on Read more
October 17, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The question of putting a dog to sleep or euthanasia whether for man or beast is a highly sensitive individual specific issue. On the one side there is non-interference with the workings of Nature but on the other if that were to hold true perhaps we would still be living in caves. Is it right to do away with the dog that is decrepit, old and no longer a bouncing ball of joy? The decision is entirely yours.
Once having taken the decision of putting dog to sleep simultaneously arrange about its home/cemetery burial or cremation. If you feel that the last hours of the dog will be stressed in an impersonal clinic, make arrangements for it to be done at home.
Putting your dog to sleep involves intravenously administering of an overdose of anesthetic (sodium pentobarbital) of purple or blue colour. This painless method has led to the phrase of – ‘putting the dog to sleep’. It works instantly. The colour has been added for Read more
October 17, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog housetraining is concerned with teaching the dog to be toilet trained. This is a vital issue considering the bonding between man and beast. If not trained it may even result in a painful separation and trauma.
Dogs are sociable creatures that move in packs. This does not mean you will have to bring in more mutts into the house. The dog will identify itself with your family and with the owner as the alpha leader of the pack. Accordingly it will listen to the leader. Thus from the very beginning of dog housetraining it must be made clear that the owner is the boss.
The adult house training dogs will require patience. The owner must be ready for the initial hiccups for later rewards. If not, do not go for a dog. No matter what the rulebook says the Read more