Our 2 Min Pins used to be housed in crates when we were at work. We really wanted to have them trained by the time they were 1 year old to be in the house unsupervised and be safe. We felt that was reasonable based on the other dogs we had raised that were all able to do the same. Quickly we realized that having small breed dogs was completely different than the larger dogs we were used to. The 2 never got used to the idea that we were gone, and we had to look at ways to keep …
Raised Dog Bowls – Safe or Not
There was a time when dog owners were told that raised dog bowls were an excellent way to feed their dog. Then suddenly they were told well “maybe not” which led to a controversy between top breeders and those responsible for the study.
Is It Safe to Use Raised Dog Bowls For Large/Giant Dog Breeds?
It is the opinion of many that a study conducted and published by Purdue University back in 2004 which led to the controversy in the first place, doesn’t have much to stand on. The goal of the study was to find out why Great Danes …
Tips on Solving Excessive Barking Behaviour: Using Exercise, Training and Toys to Prevent Problem Barking
Excessive barking is annoying for owners and neighbors. Discover some ways to stop unwanted barking and make life peaceful again.
While a dog’s bark is a natural way for it to communicate, it is also partially a learned behaviour. For example if a dog elicits the response it wants from the barking then it has been rewarded. Dogs bark for many reasons, including:
- Separation anxiety
- Pain or discomfort
If the dog barks for attention and the owner yells at the dog, the dog has still received attention. Good or bad attention, the dog often doesn’t care …