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Hunting Dog Training – Advice From a Spaniel Breeder

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Hunting dog training begins for gun dogs, such as spaniels and retrievers, when the dogs are about 4 to 6 months old. Hunter and breeder, John Cleveland, has been breeding English Springer Spaniels for over 15 years and often helps hunters with training the puppies to hunt. Contrary to what you may believe, Cleveland says …

No More Biting

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Puppy biting is a common problem for pet owners. How do you stop it? Know the rules for playtime and learn to use timeout. Here are some helpful hints and tips to stop puppy biting. Follow The Rules Keep fingers, hands, pants, shoes or anything that is attached to you “off limits”. Never allow your …

How to Train Your Dog to Walk on a Leash

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Pets

How to Train Your Dog to Walk on a Leash At one time or another we have all seen this, or maybe you’ve even done it yourself: a puppy being dragged along on by a frustrated owner, in an attempt to train the dog to walk on a leash. There are fundamental principles that must …

How Dog Training Collars Have Changed

February 23, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Dog training collars have changed substantially over the past few years. As technology has improved, advances in this field have made it possible for dog training collars to be even more effective when it comes to training dogs. Electronic dog collars used to be called “shock collars.” They were used by some trainers, but most …

Hunting Dog Training Equipment

February 23, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Many people believe that dogs have an innate desire to hunt. While all dogs are hunters to a point, not all dogs are good hunters. Training a dog to be a good hunter requires patience, experience and the right hunting dog training equipment. You are going to want to train your puppy to hunt when …

Teaching a Dog to Hunt

February 23, 2009 | Posted in Pets

So, you have your hunting dog and want to teach him how to start hunting. He is about 4 months old and you think that it is about time. He is still a puppy, but has shown amazing strides in the past few weeks when it comes to being housebroken as well as being an …

Where to Get a Good Hunting Dog

February 17, 2009 | Posted in Pets

If you are a hunter, chances are that you will want man’s best friend tagging along and helping you out when you go off to the hunt. You are going to want to get a good hunting dog to go with you. Small game hunters get gun dogs such as spaniels, pointers and retrievers to …

How Do You Know Which Type of Hunting Dog is Right For You?

February 17, 2009 | Posted in Pets

How Do You Know Which Type Of Hunting Dog Is Right For You? The type of hunting dog that you choose is determined by the type of hunting that you plan on doing. Most hunting dogs are used to assist the hunter when it comes to finding, flushing out game and even retrieving it for …

Hunting Dogs and Kids

February 17, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Hunting Dogs And Kids Do not believe people who tell you that hunting dogs should be kept outdoors. This simply is not true. This is especially the case when it comes to gun dogs such as retrievers, spaniels and pointers. These dogs are not only excellent hunters, but they are also excellent pets. Not all …

Your Pregnant Pooch

February 9, 2009 | Posted in Pets

In the wild, animals engage in courtship, mate, give birth, and raise young entirely on their own; with no interference or assistance from humans. As mammals, dogs are absolutely capable of this as well. However, the dogs that we know today have grown accustomed to being cared for by their owners and trainers, and therefore …

Whelping Your Dog

February 9, 2009 | Posted in Pets

When your dog is ready to give birth, it can be both an exciting and a very stressful time. Birthing is a wonderful experience if planned properly. However, planning for all possible outcomes is impossible, and sometimes difficulties occur that may endanger the lives of your dog, the puppies- or both. In order to minimize …

Breeding Hunting Dogs

February 9, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Breeding dogs is a complicated yet rewarding undertaking. When breeding any dog, certain responsibilities are placed on the breeder, and certain risks are assumed. This is especially true when breeding hunting dogs. These types of dogs require special care and attention that is not necessarily afforded or needed for family pets or show dogs. Hunting …

Inside or Outside-Which is Best?

January 31, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Years ago, it was unheard of to bring a hunting dog inside the house. Hunting dogs had “smelled blood” and were then relegated to the outdoors where they couldn’t attack members of the family. This is an old saying that is not true. Hunting dogs make excellent pets and should not be forced to live …

History of Hunting Dogs

January 31, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Prehistoric man appears to have partnered with canines over 20,000 years ago for hunting. How exactly this occurred, we will perhaps never know. However, what we do know is that cave paintings, murals, and other pieces of archeological evidence suggest that this partnership began at around the same time that human beings were organizing themselves. …

How to Speak Dog

January 31, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Dogs don’t speak “human”. They respond because they’ve learned, after many repetitions, that “sit” means “tuck-your-back-feet-and-wait”. It is important for dog owners to comprehend the way dogs communicate if they are to understand their needs. Knowing how your dog is wired to communicate will also take some of the mystery out of training. Dogs communicate …

Dogs of War

January 21, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Battlefield Dogs Not much is written about the heroics of early war dogs. Even today’s modern canine soldier is practically invisible to all but those who work with them side by side in the trenches. But war dogs have a colorful and courageous history stretching all the way back to ancient Egypt. Dogs were deployed …

Are Dog Training Collars Humane

January 21, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Are Dog Training Collars Humane? You may ask yourself if dog training collars are humane. Many people are still under the impression that electronic dog training collars are uncaring “shock collars” that are used to harm dogs. Nothing could be further from the truth. The latest technology has not only enabled electronic dog collars to …

Dog Training Tips

January 21, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Training Tips For All Dogs Dogs do not get the name “man’s best friend” for nothing. Dogs make excellent hunting companions as well as pets. But in order for your dog to be a good hunting dog as well as a good household pet, he has to be trained. Training a dog takes patience, whether …

Dogs and Toxins-From AntiFreeze to Venom

January 12, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Apart from other dogs, what is the one thing that all dogs love virtually all the time? You guessed it: food! Dogs are very much like people in that they eat out of necessity, boredom, interest, nutritional compulsions, and sometimes; by mistake. Even the most well-trained dog could be subject to accidental poisoning. Many poisons …

Hypothermia in Dogs

January 11, 2009 | Posted in Pets

Hypothermia can kill your dog. Although this is especially true of small-breed dogs, and dogs with very short hair, it can also happen to cold-weather dogs, such as Husky’s, Malamutes and Bernese Mountain dogs. The best protection for your dog is prevention. Nevertheless, prevention is not always enough, and treatment must be delivered quickly and …

Great Tips to Stop Puppy Jumping

November 30, 2008 | Posted in Pets

It’s adorable when a little puppy puts his paws on you and begs to be picked up. But encouraging this behavior or leaving it unchecked can cause frustration and injury as your puppy grows. Here are some ways to curtail this behavior before it becomes an issue. When your puppy jumps up, do you give …

Information on How to Control and Prevent Fleas

November 26, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Fleas are nasty little creatures. There are over 2,000 types of fleas, and many of these types have been associated with the spread of plague. In fact, the Great Plague that stormed across Europe in medieval times were attributed by many to adult fleas feeding on infected rodents, and then feeding on humans; spreading the …

How to Make Teaching Your Puppy to “Sit” And “Stay” Easy

October 17, 2008 | Posted in Pets

“Sit” and “stay” are usually the first commands a puppy learns. You’ll use these commands everyday and everywhere. In this article, you’ll learn how to train your puppy to sit and stay on command. Prepare For Training For your training time, choose a quiet place with few distractions. This will help your puppy focus. Keep …

Teaching Your Puppy to “Come”

September 29, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Of all the tricks and commands you could teach your puppy, “come when called” is the most important. It keeps you from chasing around after a playful puppy trying to get him to come inside. It could prevent injury. It could save your dog’s life. Here are some different ways to train your puppy to …

Choosing the Right Breed of Dog For You

September 29, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Some people choose a particular dog breed because they like the way it looks. Appearance is only one of many factors you should consider. Here are some tips to help you find the right breed for you. Identify your needs and lifestyle before you start looking at puppies. Answering these questions will help you choose …

Tips When Traveling With Your Dog

September 29, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Traveling with a dog can be tough. Dogs can experience apprehension, over-excitement, dread, nausea and downright fear when they are forced to travel. Some dogs actually are nomadic in nature, and so might love to travel, but bark at people or other animals, are restless, or attempt to escape while traveling. Planning your trip carefully …

Dog Fences Are Extremely Important For Your Dogs Safety

September 18, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Urban sprawl grows exponentially every year, so living in those quiet country settings that we all dream of is becoming less likely for most people. For dog owners, this can cause a host of problems that could result in a lot of frustration and pain as it becomes more difficult to contain our pets at …

Your New Puppy – How to Properly Socialize

September 15, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Properly socializing your puppy is all about exposure. Dog ownership can sometimes be related to experiences that we have as humans. For instance, when a child is going to the dentist, to school, a zoo, or any other environment for the first time, or meeting someone new, there can be apprehension and discomfort; even fear, …

Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

September 13, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Warm summer days are here offering more time for you to spend with your dog outdoors. But during the hottest months you need to watch out for heatstroke. Did you know that dogs can only sweat through the pads of their paws? The only other way to lower their body temperature is by panting. Here …

Housebreaking Your Puppy

September 9, 2008 | Posted in Pets

Housebreaking can be one of the most frustrating parts of having a new puppy. Here are some tips to help you. Routine Puppies are easily confused. You must provide a consistent routine. Take him out the same door every time he has to “go”. Walk him to the same area. Use one word to tell …