Dogs

Designer dogs – better dogs or just mutts – the truth about designer dogs

Designer dogs – better dogs or just mutts – the truth about designer dogs “ Designer “ or Mixed Breed dogs Designer dogs are the up and coming rage among Hollywood and dog lovers alike. Dogs like the puggle (pug + beagle), the cockapoo aka cockerpoo or spoodle(cocker-spaniel + poodle), the labradoodle (Labrador retriever + […]

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Dogs Are Not People! Understanding the Differences Between People and Dogs and Using This Information In Your Relationship With Your Pet

Dogs Are Not People! Understanding the Differences Between People and Dogs and Using This Information In Your Relationship With Your Pet Dogs are not people. It may seem like an obvious observation, but so many people make the mistake time and time again of expecting their dog to act and think like a person. They

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Dogs Make Me Smile

Dogs Make Me Smile I am the owner of two miniature dachshunds who share my house and home. Many dog owners would rephrase that and instead call me the human who shares the house with the dogs. Dogs are indeed wonderful creatures. Recent experiences have made me reflect upon and notice things about dogs and

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Toy Dogs

Toy Dogs No, you don’t wind them up and they don’t take batteries “Toy” dogs are becoming more popular all the time. These little dogs, the result of generations of selective breeding, are generally bred as companion animals and people just seem to love them. Their miniature size and playful nature (most toy breeds are

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Clicker Training for Dogs

Clicker Training for Dogs What is a ‘clicker’? A clicker is simply a small plastic box, containing a metal plate which, when pressed, makes a ‘click’ sound. What is clicker training? Clicker Training is a method of ‘positive reinforcement training’ – that is, rewarding the behaviours that we like instead of punishing behaviours that we

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Why dog’s bark

Why dog’s bark Thousands of years ago, humans began the process of domesticating the dog and shaping what “being a dog” really means. Through careful selection and breeding, an astonishing variety of dog breeds have been created. Desirable traits have been selected for in various breeds that are of a benefit to humans. There are

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