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March 19, 2018

Signs Of Heatstroke In Your Pomeranian And What You Can Do To Help

Pomeranians are quite vulnerable to very high temperatures. Leaving your dog in a closed car on a hot day is very dangerous. And if that weren’t enough you see people leave their dogs locked up in the car while they go on a quick errand, unaware of how quickly the temperature can rise to deadly levels.

You might be thinking this is only a little short of paranoia and, if you do, I urge you to try this. In a very hot day, get a couple of sweaters, a pair of long pants and the biggest and warmest jacket you have. The kind of stuff you would wear at the North Pole.

Run Your Household Dogwalk On The Couch With Your Shiba Inu

In real competitions the Dogwalk is a platform that the dog must go over, which would be the canine equivalent of a gymnast beam. However it’s really big and really unwieldy. It will take up most of your living room and it’s too much of a sacrifice when you can use what you already have instead.

For your Shiba Inu’s Living Room Agility Course all he needs is the couch and a couple of tables or footstools. Of course, if you have a yard you might consider the real thing.

How Puzzle Toys Can Keep Your Chihuahua On His Toes

Chihuahuas love having something fun to do, and they’ll keep pestering you even when you want to work or watch some TV. You’re not always up to the challenge and sometimes you don’t really feel like playing. But some part of you yearns to show him some love.

People usually turn to ignoring their dogs as they get a little lazy. But after a while they can’t stand the guilt and whining and go ahead and drop whatever they were doing for some playtime. Feeling guilty about not having time to play with your Chihuahua is not a good way to go about it.

March 12, 2018

Poodles Shedding, Grooming And Apartment Life – All You Need To Learn

Poodles have a rather uncommon appearance as far as dogs go. They have square bodies that range in size quite a lot. They can stand anywhere from 5 inches to 15 inches, which is standard. The former is also known as a toy Poodle. They have dark eyes with hanging ears on either side pointed by a long, straight muzzle. Next comes the long neck and the prideful stance.

Proper Playtime, Exercise, And Training With A Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus are very active little dogs and you would expect they need lots of room to run amok. However, they are quite happy jumping off the couch and doing tricks in the house, though they need some additional exercise on top of that.

I think it’s safe to say that all Shibas prefer walks to eating. You will find that your Shiba won’t let you stay on the couch all day. They will nit-pick at your toes and whatnot, determined to get you off your laziness and into superman-mode.

Why Should You Play Hide And Seek Games With Your Dalmatian

Playing games with your Dalmatian not only keeps him worked out and content, it also shows him how much fun you are. You are constantly coming up with new things for you to do and he’s in a continuous state of happiness just because he is with you.

This kind of relationship also builds trust and understanding. And don’t even think that you could get bored. If you ever imagined you would get bored of your dog at some point now’s the time to realize it can’t happen.

Not only are you coming with new and interesting things to do, you will see that because you’re showing so much affection and variety to your Dalmatian he will start offering new behaviors that are fun and entertaining.

How To Set Play Rules For Your Children And Your Dalmatian

Dalmatians are generally good with children, as the affectionate and the caring demeanor of the dog will project positively upon your children and their relationship. In fact, you should do whatever you can to ensure they have as good a relationship as possible. This will take the heat off when you’re not home and the child is left with the dog.

At first, it’s advisable to never leave the dog and your child unattended. There are certain things that must be made clear so you have the peace of mind that nothing bad is going to happen when you’re away.

March 8, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Labrador Retrievers Before Getting One

As you may know, Labradors were originally gun dogs, picked specifically for their retrieving abilities. Of course, Labradors can do much more than that but that was their original purpose. These clever dogs can undertake most dog tasks with ease.

Regardless, nowadays they are more house-pets, less gun dogs, however they are still used for that by some people. The Labrador is the most popular dog in the United States, and he is in the top 5 in several other major countries. Now you would expect that the most popular dog has to be good, otherwise he wouldn’t be there.

March 8, 2018

Myths And Facts To Consider On Housebreaking Your Chihuahua

If you ignore this aspect of your dog’s life you’ll be very upset, very fast. There are lots of things you should and shouldn’t do to housebreak your dog effectively. There are also a lot of myths running around causing people to neglect important information they can use.

Furthermore, these misconceptions lead people to insist that some dogs are bad and that they should stay away from them. Successful housetraining is probably the most important part of a healthy relationship and a happy life with your Chihuahua.

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