Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tips To Protect Your Dog If You Are Getting A Christmas Tree!

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Hi friend,
How are you doing?

Hey, Christmas is coming, are you getting a Christmas Tree?
If you are, I have the following tips for you as a responsible dog owner.

Dog Safety: 10 Christmas Tree Decorating Tips For Your Dog In Mind

Creating a holiday tree that is both beautiful to look at for you and unattractive to your dog is a special challenge. Here are some suggestions to keep your tree pet-friendly.

1. Tree water at the base of live trees can be harmful if preservative chemicals have been added to prolong the life of the tree. Keep your dog from drinking the water by covering the tree basin with foil or a tree skirt.

2. Place dog-safe ornaments near the bottom of the tree in case your dog decides to use the ornaments as playthings.

3. Tie up loose electrical cords of the lights used to decorate the tree and keep them concealed by attaching them with wire or cord to the trunk of the tree. End-to-end lights eliminate individual cords dangling from the tree that might entice your dog to chew them.

4. If you have lots of tree lights that are not end to end, purchase a power strip in which to plug the lights. Attach the strip to the tree trunk at a level that is higher than the height of your dog. As a result, you will have only one heavy-duty power cord running from the tree to the outlet instead of several flimsy cords from single strings of lights.

5. To prevent your dog from knocking over your holiday tree, anchor it with cord or wire to the ceiling directly above the tree's trunk. Don't attach it with wire to a wall behind the tree because your dog could get caught in the wire if be darts behind the tree.

6. Spray the tower branches of the tree with bitter apple, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, or other unappealing scents.

7. Hang your ornaments with ribbons rather than hooks to keep your dog from accidentally swallowing something that could get lodged in his throat.

8. Do not use tinsel or angel hair on your tree. Angel hair, made of glass fiber, and tinsel, made of metal, can cause internal damage if your dog swallows any.

9. Avoid decorating your tree with strings of berries or other edible ornaments - many are harmful if swallowed. The string on which they are attached can cause damage to your dog's intestines if swallowed, and a dog, eager to get to the "treats," could knock over the tree.

10. If you like, decorate a small, artificial tree for your dog with items he will find appealing, such as doggie biscuits and dog toys. Hide the tree until you are ready for your dog to open his presents.

Ok, that's all for today sharing, go and get a Christmas Tree if you desire but keep your doggie friend's safety in mind.

Merry Christmas to you and your doggie friend in advance.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

How To Prevent From Attacks By Your Very Own Dog?

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Hi friend,
I am not sure about you, but I got bitten by dogs when I was very young, luckily I did not grow up afraid of or hating dogs.

So, today, I would like share some tips on .........

6 Rules You Must Follow To Prevent Dog Attacks

As a general rule, dogs bite because (from the dog's perspective) the person bitten presented a potential threat or was engaging in conduct that the dog found objectionable. Dogs that bite for no apparent reason are most often motivated by their upbringing or training. It is a sad comment in present-day that the pet that was once considered man's best friend is becoming man's enemy. Dog bites are a common problem these days, especially in some countries.

And many of them involve being bitten by the family pet.

To prevent your pooch from biting the hand that feeds him, follow these suggestions:

1. If you are planning to purchase or adopt a dog and you have young children in the house, train the children early how to approach and handle the dog. Dogs that are chased, tormented, or teased in what the kids perceive as fun are the ones that are most likely to attack when they've had enough.

2. Learn to recognize pre-attack body language and stop interacting with your dog immediately, even if you feel that what you are doing is not offensive. Your dog may feel otherwise. Remember, dogs are animals, not people.

3. Don't play aggressive games with your dog. Dogs taught to attack an inanimate object in what is thought to be harmless play will soon transfer what they have learned to living beings.

4. Provide your dog with obedience training when he is young so that he will obey your commands to stop what he is doing in the event he attempts to go after you, another person, or an animal.

5. Unless you really need an attack dog, don't protection-train him. Your dog will scare off potential intruders by barking, so providing him with attack training will be like leaving a loaded gun where anyone can use it.

6. Consider placing a muzzle on your aggressively inclined dog when you are walking him or when he is in other social situations to prevent him from biting someone.

Hey friend, we don't want to be bitten, and with the same understanding, we don't want our dog to attack any innocent people, so be careful with your doggie friends and also, train your dogs.

Ok, till we 'woof' again, love your dog and be a responsible dog owner.


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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Why Dogs Love Barking At The Postman?

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Hi friend,
How are you 'woofing' around? :o)
I believe you are very fine.

Hey, have you ever wonder why your doggie friends always like to bark at the postman?

Hmm.... lets find out the mistery today.

Why Dogs Love To Bark At The Postman?

Your dog probably doesn't have anything personal against the postman. He's just taking care of his own. In fact, it is safe to say that every dog has a little watchdog in him. It's something that dogs inherit from their ancestors, who had to defend their territories and limited food supplies from trespassers.

To a dog, the great thing about postmen is that they appear to be easy targets. Here's what happens:

The first time a dog heard this stranger coming up the walk, he got alarmed. He probably backed up a little bit at first, but one brave day, he gave a little bark. His owners came running to see what was causing the commotion. The postman, of course, dropped off the mail and left. The combination of praise from his owners and the postman's retreat makes dogs very happy. They just assume that they scared the postman off. From then on, they feel confident that they can protect their homes from these fearsome visitors, so they keep barking.

Postmen, meter readers, United Parcel Service and FedEx couriers, and any other stranger who purposely heads up to the house and then looks as though he's retreating when he gets barked at is going to get the same reception.

Nearly all dogs have an instinctive urge to protect their homes, but that's not the only reason they kick up a fuss when the mail arrives. Part of it is merely anticipation. Dogs are attuned to rituals and routines to such an extent that they'd probably be called obsessive-compulsive if they were people. The mail comes every day at more or less the same time. It doesn't matter whether this event is happily anticipated or thoroughly dreaded.

Dogs probably begin thinking about it when they get up in the morning, and their excitement grows as the time approaches. By the time the postman finally arrives, they're keyed up and ready to rumble. It can get to be the high point of their days. Dogs who spend their days alone get particularly excited because they feel as though they've been left in charge. If they don't bark like crazy and warn off intruders, who will? They figure they're on duty should anyone approach their property.

Ahha.... got it? Isn't it cute? :o)

Ok, that's all for today.
Till we 'woof' again, please take good care of your friends.


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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Dog Care & Breeds Training Site!

Good day to you.

I just discovered a site with pretty good info on dog care, check it out.

Title : Dog care, breeds, training and pictures

Description : Educational guide to in-depth knowledge of dog's breeds, their training and care and more.



Saturday, November 04, 2006

Toy Dog Owners: You Don't Want This To Happen To You!

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Dear friend,
Small dogs or toy dogs are very cute and adorable, and because they are so lovable, they can be spoilt easily.

Toy Dogs: These Small Guys Need A Little Extra Attention

Toy dogs were bred to be companions. In keeping with their ancestors, they continue to perfect the art of being adorable. Playful and affectionate, Toys love the spotlight, and if the end result of a trick session is more attention, they'll be happy to cooperate.

Anyone who has ever shared their life with a small dog will tell you they're adorable, especially when they're puppies. Spoiling them almost seems to go with the territory. After all, their behavior is so miniaturized that's rarely a problem.

However, living the unstructured life, being doted on night and day, is just as harmful for their psyche. The result? What I call Small Dog Syndrome. Sound familiar?

It's easy to neglect any type of training with toy dogs, but owner beware! Without direction they can become quite tyrannical, ruling the house with constant barking and snapping. To get the most from these little guys, train them to do some useful tricks, endearing them to one and all.

So give them proper training when they are still puppies.

Ok, that's all for today sharing folks.
Till we 'woof' again, have fun.


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