If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, it’s not likely that you’ll need to put anywhere near the time and money required for a proficient search dog. The typical dog owner doesn’t have to spend $10,000 training their pet but every dog will need some training to learn how the be well behaved. Good doggy behavior does not come naturally to canines who will live with families and in neighborhoods.
The out of control dog epidemic is now sparking a whole new way to deal with the issue. Along with barking and out of control dogs, the issue of taking care of your pet and cleaning up after them is a whole new can of worms. Below, this article highlights the pro-active approach (similar to 2ndHandBarking’s technological approach) of some French students making a dent in the world’s problem of animal care neglect.
Here are what we regard to be the key concepts to successful dog training, and a short description of each:
★Bonding – Perhaps the most important aspect of building a successful relationship with your dog will be your rapport with him. If you make your dog into a close friend by doing such things as talking to him, playing with him, and taking him for long walks, your dog will be much more responsive and attentive when you are training him. Read more >>
Dogs and Crowd Control
By Kristina N Lotz
Have you ever wanted to take your dog to a street fair, Saturday market, parade, or a pet expo but haven’t because you are afraid of controlling your dog in large crowds? Or, have you taken your dog to one of these events and then had to leave because you just weren’t able to control your dog? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Read more >>
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New Study on Dog Walking Behaviors
Mendel University, located in Brno, Czech Republic, recently completed a study of almost 2,000 dogs interacting with other dogs during their walks. The observers noted the size, age, and gender of the dog as well as the gender of the owner and whether the dog was on or off leash during the walk. They discovered one of the most telling variables was the gender of the walker. Dogs who were walked by males showed aggressive behavior toward other dogs (such as biting or threatening) four times as much as other dogs. Additionally dogs who were walked off leash were half as likely to be aggressive as dogs who were on leash. Read more >>
Can You Tell What Your Dog is Feeling by Their Bark?
Are you able to tell whether your dog is happy, sad, angry or afraid? Many dog owners claim they can tell exactly what kind of mood their dog is in based on the variances in the barks and noises they give off. Read more >>