After picking up one of pretty much every single toy at the pet store, you get home to find that Buddy wants nothing to do with them. He gives you a blank stare, runs off, and grabs one of your shoes instead. Who else has been here? If you answered yes, then your'e in luck! All you need is a little training and encouragement, and your pup will be playing in no time.
We've all been there -- you go into your closet, pull out your favorite pair of shoes and suddenly you notice that they've been torn to pieces. Who's to blame? The new puppy, of course. Follow these guidelines to keep your puppy’s chewing behavior under control.
It's a good idea to add training time to your dog's schedule every day. It helps to improve their behavior, all while providing them with crucial mental stimulation. Check out these couple ways to add training to your dog's schedule each day.
Scenario:You just bought your dog a new toy, and within a week, it's gone. Completely ruined and torn to pieces. Or perhaps they've had it for quite some time, you thought it was their favorite, and then one day, they tore it to pieces.
Question:So why do dogs end up destroying their toys?
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.