Our little guy Charlie is three years old next October. He is a mix of a Maltese and a Yorkie. We were setting up our cool new “moon lamp” for a photo shoot and he couldn’t help but volunteer. Submitted by Brock I. Visit Brock’s website @ LevitatingMoon.com.
Are you a dog owner? Well, then you can very well understand how difficult it is to take care of an impolite and undisciplined dog. And no one loves to be around an unruly dog who can also be downright dangerous.
Dogs are the happiest when they have boundaries and know what their owner is expecting from them. Otherwise they will walk around aimlessly in confusion, which can result in anxiety and fear. Therefore, obedience training is important for your pooch.
The dog obedience training will not only make life easier for both of you but will also prepare your dog to cope better with its surrounding environment. Proper training will give your pet a more comfortable and happy life. Here are some of the best dog obedience training tips that you should keep in mind when planning to train your pet for a better life…
Use Effective Dog Training Aids
These days there are a number of dog training aids available on the market that can help make your pet more disciplined and polite. This may include pee pads, no bark dog collars, pet cubes, wireless fences, and more. Pee pads can help your dog learn about the places where they can potty, even if they are alone at home. Wireless fences can be used for areas where you do not want your dog to enter. This gadget will send a mild electronic signal as soon as your pet comes near to it. This will remind your dog not to cross that area.
Violence is a Big “No”
When training your pet, do not hit or show aggression. Violence can instill a sense of fear in your dog which can be dangerous in the long run. Be a loving leader. Praise your dog and shower him with love and affection when you are training him. You can also reward their behavior by offering tasty treats to praise them for their good behavior.
Be Extra Patient
It takes a lot of patience and practice to teach your dog some new skills. Dogs may take a longer time to learn and show resistance to authority. So the key is to be slow and patient with their obedience training sessions to make sure your loving pooch doesn’t miss out on the important details.
Know Your Breed
This is one of the most important things that you need to consider when beginning with obedience training. Every dog is different. So before you start with the training, learn all you can about your breed. This way you will get the best results in a very short time.
Apart from this, be aware of your dog’s overall health. Make sure he is physically and mentally healthy for the training. You can also use the help given on different dog training apps to find out about the best training tips for your dog.
Search the internet to look for the best apps for dog lovers. But always make sure to read through customer reviews before you sign up for the app.
This is Monique. She’s awesome, and probably cooler than you. No offense. She can’t wait to show you all of her favorite toys. She loves to carry stuffed animals while she’s out on a walk. She is an affectionate girl who can be shy with too much activity. Monique would love a quiet home with a family that also enjoys getting out and being active, because she still has lots of energy to burn. Submitted by the Humane Society Silicon Valley.
Gala was the born the runt of her litter but is a fighter. She is now 14 weeks old and about five pounds. Both Mommy and the Vet agree that with a lot of love and her strong spirit she will grow into the adventurous Queen she is meant to be. Submitted by Marina C. Click here to follow Gala on Instagram!
My name is Rachelle and these are photos I took of my dog, Zip. He is a two year old Rat Terrier. I rescued him but really he rescued me. He is cuddly, well behaved, loving and smart (and photogenic of course). I couldn’t dream of a better best friend and I don’t know how I lived without him! Submitted by Rachelle R.
This is my boy Teddy. He is three months old. (Submitted by John G.) Pugs were brought from China to Europe in the 16th century. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companions. The breed is often described by the Latin phrase multum in parvo, or “much in little” or “a lot of dog in a small space,” alluding to the Pug’s remarkable and charming personality, despite its small size. They are very fond of children, and eager to please their owners. Pugs are often called “shadows” because they follow their owners around and like to stay close to the action, craving attention and affection from their people. They also tend to spend a lot of time napping.
Oreo has been with us for 13 months now. She is very energetic! She loves her stuffed animals… I think it’s just to find what’s inside. Every morning when she goes outside (before doing her business) she finds something to chase… a bird, squirrel, bug, frog anything. She’s just the most adorable thing ever! Submitted by Bashia K.
Many times in your lifetime you may hear this common question: Are you a cat person or a dog person? My answer, through all these years, has remained the same. Neither. Yes, yes, you can roll your eyes, but this has been the universal truth for me, at least till 2017.
I have always heard the countless number of good things about dogs. About how they are your best friend, how loyal they are. The unconditional love and affection they give to their human. Now don’t confuse me for a dog hater. I love many dog very much… but from a distance (I sometimes even watch YouTube compilation videos of dogs). I never touched them, pet them, and if I ever saw one I went the other way.
My fear of dogs started way back in my childhood when I was going to my friend’s house, when a whole dog family just suddenly came at me, actually running. I was screaming at the door trying to get it open, but my friend wouldn’t open the door. She knew I was afraid of dogs, but thought she would help me by seeing that the dogs would not hurt me. But it didn’t work and my fear just got worse.
From that time onwards, if whenever I came across an animal with sharp teeth that could run faster than the average human, I would stay at least 10 feet away from it.
Many years passed by, and my fear of dogs, and even cats, remained the same. I started getting used to animals when my roommate bought a rabbit, which helped me take a step closer to overcoming my irrational fear. But up until December 2017 my fear of dogs remained the same. About the only thing I could do was touch a puppy. What harm can a puppy do? But New Year’s Eve changed everything.
I was never one to make New Year’s resolutions, but when life throws you lemons you sometimes have no choice but to make lemonade. So on New Year’s day I went to the Atlanta Fish Market, craving some seafood. On my way to the market I spotted some brown fluffy thing outside on the side of the highway, close the traffic. I kept staring at a distance trying to make out what it was. A hat, gloves, or maybe some brown piece of cloth… till I got close enough and saw it move.
That’s when I realized that it was a puppy, fragile and suffering from malnutrition. I quickly pulled over my car and went up to it to assess the situation, as no one else was paying attention to it. I may have had a fear of dogs, but it was impossible to fear this small fluffy, weak, abandoned puppy.
So I grabbed him, put him inside my car and quickly searched online for a nearby vet clinic. It was early in the morning 7:45 A.M. (the best time to get fresh seafood spaghetti), and there were only clinic close by, and it was opening up in just 15 minutes.
It was Pharr Road Animal Hospital Veterinarians. I believe this was an emergency, so I drove to the hospital without calling to schedule an appointment. This puppy was probably the first patient they would meet that day. But despite being unplanned, the staff was terrific and responded with the utmost urgency.
Pharr Road has the best, most dedicated and compassionate veterinarians. It is an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital delivering excellent care for all kinds of animals. You can find them online and reach them through fax, phone or email. The staff is very attentive and acts as if your pet is their only patient.
You can even try their Vetsource, where you can buy meds for your pet and have them delivered to your doorstep. Pharr is always up to date with the technology and has many services to offer, such as Veterinary Dentist, cold laser therapy, stem cell therapy, and acupuncture, just to mention a few.
Back to the homeless dog: It turned out that Winston (his new name) was a Wheaten Terrier was suffering from an infection that made him have no appetite. They treated Winston immediately without any problems while I waited and paid the bill.
The infection made him very weak, but after about a week at the hospital Winston was in great shape. The only problem was his home. This soft, fluffy Wheaten Terrier had made an impression on me. So I decided to take him home, which turned out to be a significant, life-changing experience for me. All this time I was trying to cure my own fear, but I never knew that the best therapist had fur and four legs.