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How to put a dog down

How to put a dog down


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How to put a dog down without them feeling it: A friend of mine gave me a video for an article I was writing recently and I found it very helpful for other pet owners. It was a simple and effective method that didn't hurt the dog's psyche at all. I'm not sure the name of the video is up there or not, but I remember watching this video when I needed it. If you find it, let me know. It was great!

Friday, May 14, 2007

A lot of people have been talking about this lately, but I have no answer for it. We have our dog for a year and a half now and I'm wondering how many dogs can really love a person. When we adopted our dog from the humane society, we were given a little book to teach us some basic dog stuff. In the book, it stated that dogs could love you in one of two ways. The first was the way your dog has always loved you and the second was the way you love your dog. The former you can take care of easily with consistency, while the latter you have to take care of in a very serious way.

For the first, I think we know that we can do this. We always knew how to be around our dog and we always showed her love in our daily life. We have never had to deal with the second because my dog is my baby. I've never felt like I'm in love with her. She is my dog and I love her like a daughter.

If your dog doesn't seem to want to be loved in the way you do, it might be because you are not as consistent as you could be. If your dog sees a new person in your house, it takes her time to warm up to that person. If your dog is getting along with other dogs and has a new dog in the house, it takes time for her to feel comfortable. This is not to say that your dog doesn't love you because of it. I'm sure you can see how the relationship works with both of you.

As I said, this is not a solution to all of the problems that dog owners face. But, I do feel that if you are consistent and show your dog love, they are going to love you back. If your dog doesn't seem to love you back, I don't think you can force them to love you, no matter what.

Thursday, May 13, 2007

I've heard a lot of talk recently about how to get our dogs to stop chewing our furniture. The most common thing I've heard is to use a training collar on your dog for 10 minutes per day and that will be enough to stop it. A friend of mine gave me an interesting article she found online that she thought I would enjoy. It was about a dog that wanted to play all the time.

My dog does that a little too much. He plays all day with my children, but it's a good thing and I'm glad to have a dog like that. I just feel like it gets a little annoying when he jumps on us all day long and I'm tired of it. The article I read suggested using a collar to make him sit when he wants to play. But, I didn't feel like I had the heart to use a collar on my dog.

I decided to try to make a few changes in the way I played with my dog. I bought a new dog bed. It was on sale and it was a great deal. But, it had to be in a corner or near the window so my dog wouldn't jump on it all the time. I started to use that bed a lot, but now I'm using it in another room. He has to be near me to get his chewing out, so this is helping me keep him from jumping on me all day long. The other thing I'm doing is to have my dog sit when I say "sit." It's not a long sit, but it gets the job done. I just think it's easier for me to deal with and for him to deal with as well.

It's really a win/win situation. My dog gets the chance to play, but it doesn't happen all the time. He also gets to play and get out of my room for a while. The funny thing about all of this is that my dog seems more interested in chewing on my furniture now than he was before. Maybe I'm teaching him that he needs to do a little time out in another room. We'll see. I'm not going to stop using my dog's chewing collar though, because it's been good to me.

Friday, May 7, 2007

When I was in the dog training industry, I was able to help a lot of people with training their dogs. It was a fun job and I loved it. One of the common problems people had was a dog that kept on chewing. When we talk about chewing, we're talking about the teeth. But, you can't talk about it without talking about the mouth.

One of the things that is important for dog owners to know is that dogs have a tendency to bite or chew because of stress. They don't usually do this unless they are feeling very uncomfortable. Dogs are also animals that are very emotional and are not always able to control what they feel when they get upset. They are just like us in that respect.

If your dog is a young puppy, he may not have developed the control that most adult dogs have. This is when a lot of people get in trouble with their dogs. I've seen this happen on TV and in movies. If your puppy is playing or chewing, it might not be his fault. He's just being a puppy. He's going to have his moments of being cute and happy, but if you want to stop this, you have to take a little more control of the situation. It might mean that you have to take away something that is really important to your puppy.

Dogs have a different set of rules for how to treat a person than a person has for how to treat a dog. I've heard of dogs being trained to ignore certain noises that are made in a home or at night.


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