Dog play will help keep a dog busy, and channel his energy into fun and constructive activities. Playing with your dog will also help with obedience training, enhance your dog relationship, and establish you as the pack leader. Here are some games my dogs like to play.
I have three hyperactive dogs, two Siberian Huskies and a Shiba Inu. so I have had my fair share of hyper dog challenges. My dogs have taught me a few things about calming and redirecting hyper energy. Here are some of the hyper dog lessons I learned.
Dogs do not communicate in the same way as we do. We consider how to successfully meet dogs and how to train our dogs to successfully meet people.
We like hugging. Dogs however, do not have the same language for hugs as we do. As a result, what we see as a hug, may be viewed as a threat or dominance move by our dog. We discuss how to train dogs to enjoy hugging, and help them re-associate hugs with something positive.
Dog to dog aggression may be caused by a variety of factors including fear, excitement, frustration, stress, protection, and dominance. We discuss a variety of techniques that can help with dog to dog aggression. In cases of aggression, always make safety a number one priority.
What is dog socialization? Is dog socialization necessary, or just another parental fad? How should we socialize our dogs?
What really do dogs need? Do dogs need other dogs or are they perfectly happy curled up in bed with their people, and a piece of steak? We consider a dogs socialization needs, and his need for companionship.
Playing with your dog will help turn him into a model citizen at home. Dog play will deepen our bond, drain our dogs energy, and strengthen our leadership position. Here are some fun food games to play with our dog or puppy.
Dogs attack more than 4.5 million people each year. Those who are most vulnerable in a dog attack are young children. Therefore, we want to teach our children how to properly meet dogs, and how to deal with free-roaming dogs. This will help reduce the chances of a dog attack.
An enclosed dog park is a fully fenced park where friendly dogs may play together off-leash. Enclosed dog parks can be a fun way to exercise our dogs, and help drain some of his boundless energy. However, such parks can also be stressful to dogs and encourage dog-to-dog aggression. Here we examine the good and bad of enclosed dog parks.
5 common reasons that we come up with for not walking our dogs including the weather, vicious neighborhood dogs, and the ever popular my dog pulls my arm out during walks. Walking a dog can be a chore sometimes, however, it is a good way to keep our dogs happy and prevent them from getting into 10 kinds of trouble.
Some people get really nasty over dogs peeing or even just walking on their grass. Should dogs be allowed to pee on lawns or should we strongly punish them for doing what is very natural and instinctual to them?