Chewing is a perfectly normal behavior for dogs of all ages. Both domestic and wild dogs can spend hours chewing. This activity keeps their jaws strong and their teeth clean. They chew for fun, they chew for stimulation, and they chew to relieve anxiety. While chewing behavior is normal, dogs sometimes direct their chewing toward inappropriate items. Both puppies and adult dogs should have a variety of appropriate and attractive chew toys.
National Dog Day serves to help stimulate the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. It also acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe, and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs, and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage. Here are a few ways that you can "Celebrate the Dog":
Many dog breeds were initially developed to do work that required them to act independently. Those dogs tend to be very smart, but as family pets, they may need more leadership and training than others. Given the right guidance, they are definitely worth the extra work. Here are 10 dog breeds that tend to have independent personalities.
When it comes to protecting your home, there are several types of dogs. Some are alert barkers, meaning they will let you know anytime anything moves outside your home that is “not supposed to be there,” or when someone knocks at the door, rings your bell, etc. Then there are guardian dogs. These breeds will not only let you know there is someone around, they would do something about it. This list covers 10 breeds that take guarding your home and family seriously.
Some pets eat like they are never going to see food again, gulping it down so fast they barely have time to chew it, let alone taste it. If it seems that your dog is eating meals faster than necessary, and is behaving in an obsessive manner towards food, there are some methods that you can use to modify your pet’s behavior.