America is a democracy, but the American family is not. It’s a dictatorship. One youngster explained to me, “In this house, the dogs are the lowest. Next are the kids, then the parents and the cats are on top.”
My young ACD is chasing bikes and sometimes runners. I think they startle her. They move so fast she goes into prey mode. How do I teach her to stop and wait when she is aroused?
The CDC estimates 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Those most at risk are kids, 6 to 9 years old. To prevent bites, kids must learn how to greet and interact safely with dogs.
My 9.5 week old Lab puppy is pretty good at night in her crate, but during the day, she barks, digs, salivates for the entire time. When I let her out she comes out crying and follows me everywhere.
It’s time to plan for summer vacation. Increasing numbers of owners will include their pets. Some planning and a few tips will make traveling with pets safe and enjoyable.
I am crate training my 4 mo Yorkie. He responded the first few weeks. I added an exercise pen so he can play unsupervised. He no longer wants to potty on his area but goes in his pen. Is the pen a bad idea?
I was running in on a bike path, says an avid marathon runner. A Rottweiler came running towards me. I stopped and stood still but when he jumped up, I instinctively tried to protect my face and he bit my arm.
The CDC reports 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. One thousand victims per day are seen at hospital emergency rooms. Animal care professionals are at risk.
Despite the boom in popularity for dominance based dog training, experts agree that one of the contributing factors to the 4.7 million dog bites that occur yearly may be due to owners mimicking what they see on T.V.