How can I stop my dog from chasing cars?
Because some dogs possess strong instincts to chase moving
objects it can become very difficult to change these habits
without expert intervention. Obedience training could be an
option concentrating on a command such as leave.
Tips to keep your dog safe and secure during fireworks
Everybody is celebrating except your dog. Here are a few
What causes my dog
to want to shake himself when he gets wet?
This is a natural instinct to assist in shedding all excess
water from their coat and skin so your dog is less susceptible
to ailments and feels more comfortable.
Sometimes it seems
my dog is talking to me, how can I know what my dog is trying to
Because of dogs vocal and physical expressions you can usually
tell from the way your dog acts and responds what your dog is
trying to tell you.
What are dogs
trying to tell you when they wag their tails?
Even though wagging of tails is usually seen as a friendly
gesture by a dog, this is not always the case. The rest of the
dogs body language must be taken into account to ascertain
whether the dog is a friend or foe.
What can I do to
stop my dog from jumping up on the furniture?
Firstly you can start by restricting your dogs access to the
room where that furniture is. If this is not possible you can
insist that your dog gets off by grabbing his collar and firmly
removing him. If he tries to get back on tell him firmly no
and if necessary move your dog to another room to reinforce your
command. It wont be too long before your dog will soon learn
it is best to stay off the furniture and have the privilege of
being able to remain in the room.
Why does my dog
want to eat grass?
Dogs like to eat grass when they are feeling ill to assist with
their digestion. The grass will induce vomiting helping them to
get rid of what has been ailing them. However, if the grass
eating is excessive, a visit to the vet may be necessary.
How can I stop my
dog from digging holes all over the back yard?
Due to their strong sense of smell, certain breeds of dogs have
strong digging instincts for searching out food and quarry. As
this is a hard habit to curb and to avoid your whole backyard
being like a minefield, sometimes it is just best to set aside
an area for your dog where he is allowed to dig.
How can I stop my
dog front wanting to mark his territory everywhere whenever we
are out walking?
Dogs use this as a type of messaging service between
themselves. This perfectly normal behaviour can tell other dogs
what sex your dog is and even in the case of males how big your
dog is by the height urine has been sprayed up a pole for
What causes hairs
on a dog's back to stand up?
Dogs do this to make themselves look bigger and more threatening
to potential confrontational situations and aggressors.
How can I stop my
dog from barking every time someone knocks on our front door?
Some dogs like to sound an alarm to their owners whenever
non-pack members are invading their territory. This can be a
problem if they do this at every person who comes to the door
especially when some of them are regular visitors. It is a good
idea to introduce your dog to the regular visitors and
encouraging them to give your dog treats to try to encourage a
positive bond for future visits.
My dog is very
possessive of his toys. How can I stop this behaviour?
Even though this is a natural behaviour in the dog world, to
humans it is inappropriate. It is advisable to teach your dog
from a pup to relinquish his toys in return for a reward or lots
of attention and praise. Your dog will soon learn being
possessive is unrewarding and sharing comes with rewards.
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