It's like a fitbit for the dog http://www.whistle.com/ Dog will not care, but you can see if you give your dog a proper active life
How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a must read for any current or future dog owner.I am a huge fan of Cesar Milan and his realistic and effective approach to dogs.I believe, he is one of the very few popular... Continue Reading →
Great, short article. Many people believe that their dogs will protect them. However, most dog owners, have no experience with protection dogs and lack an understanding of what a good and well trained protection dog’s behavior should be like.
I was the victim of such ignorance myself, before I was lucky to meet a person who was willing and able to demonstrate the proper attitude and replicate it in dogs.
Not all dogs can be good protection dogs, despite of their breed, but all dogs can be raised and trained properly and to the best of their ability. They will devote their lives to their owner, however it is the owners responsibility to raise and develop their K9 friend to be a competent and confident dog.
“He’s very protective of me,” bragged the owner of the German Shepherd I had been called out to evaluate. “He won’t let anyone near me.”
Indeed, her 18-month-old Shepherd was telling me in every line of his body that he did not want me anywhere near him. Head down, eyes wide and staring, muscles tense, and softly growling, he was not a dog I had any desire to approach. He was not, however, “guarding” his owner.
Many fearful or insecure dogs act just like this Shepherd, growling and posturing when people come near their special person. However, their body language tells the true story: these dogs are worried. Their weight is often shifted over their hindquarters, and they rarely position themselves in between the new person and their owner. They lack confidence, and make up for it with their “the best defense is a good offense” approach.
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I am a big opponent of specific dog breed banning. Most breed based legislature is based on unfounded reasoning and has little foundation in facts.
Politician’s drafting these rules have little to no knowledge of the dog breeds or dog behavior.
No breed is vicious or dangerous by nature. Some breeds are bigger, stronger and have a higher defensive and protection drive. Some breeds posses a higher game drive. However, it is up to the owner to socialize, train and practice responsible dog ownership.
Thus, in my opinion, the method of specific dog breed banning is wrong and fruitless and only leads to pushing some breeds into underground in to the hands of the people who will use them for wrong and abusive reasons.
An appropriate approach would be to educate and license dog owners and to promote dog training and obedience training!!!
“The problem with dogs is not dogs. It is people. And laws that continue to focus on…
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As it might be apparent I am a dog person, but I find it entertaining to mess around with my girlfriends cat Monya. He and I have a rapport of respectful love/battle mode. So I pick on him and he picks on me. Here are some pics of our interactions http://instagr.am/p/S_CRgMMV6a/ http://instagr.am/p/S_Bsq4MV5t/ And sometimes I... Continue Reading →