There are adorable stuffed animals, squeaky rubber toys, little rope toys, and pull-me toys. But if you have a large dog or a dog that loves to chew, you also know that your dog can disembowel, rip apart, and shred these toys in seconds.
Dog beds are a thing of the past. These couches are, well, REAL couches and from the chic to the manly, these couches have went to the dogs! But don’t worry . . . for once, that’s a good thing!
Dogs with a normal eye similar to what you see in their wild cousins tend to tear less and without the typical build up of stains. Brachiocephalic breeds (breeds with a shortened muzzle and protuberant eyes), however, tend to ‘tear’ more then breeds without this genetic trait.
Its always said to approach an injured animal with caution but guaranteed, when it is your pet lying on the road, you will forget that caution and immediately rush to their side. We all would and the amount of injuries caused by animals in distress is not as bad as what one would imagine.
Many make a selection of a puppy solely on looks or on the current hot fad. But selecting a dog without taking into consideration its needs compared to your lifestyle is unfair to both you and your new best friend.
Ideally, your dog should be altered before the first heat cycle. This normally occurs between five and six months of age. While each dog is different, a general estimate is that most dogs should be altered somewhere between four and six months of age.
Last but not least, part of the importance of socializing a dog is to teach him how to relate with other dogs in their own language.
Paul Owens is the author of The Dog Whisperer, A Compassionate Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training which has sold over 250,000 copies all over the world.
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