There are some new methods (often combined with older methods) for combating food aggression. Once upon a time the humans thought that a dog had a right to protect his food. Perhaps if you have a dog living in a household with a bunch of other dogs, you might expect this behavior. However, that doesn’t make it acceptable. And it is certainly never acceptable to growl at the human who wants to move his dish.
Before purchasing or adopting a dog, take some time to consider what traits fit best with your lifestyle and why you want a dog. Are you a hunter? A male dog will be a better choice, as the higher level of endurance will be a benefit. Want a dog that will care for your children and tolerate their misbehavior? A female dog is more likely to accept the tail pulling and ear poking better then a male.
The Weimaraner is first and foremost a hunting dog. They will not like being a 24/7 couch potato and you may find yourself needing quantity discounts on couches if they get bored!
Never use human nail trimmers on any size of dog- they are not strong enough for the job, and instead of cutting the nail they will crush it, causing pain and instantly creating a bad experience for you and your dog.
Before going into the details of the possible applications of holistic pet care, it would be useful to define what holistic approach means. The term "holistic" refers to a philosophy rather than a scientific medical method.
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.
The size of the whelping box is dependent on the size of the dog giving birth. The mother should have enough space to lie down on her side and comfortably stretch out to nurse.
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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