Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Control Dog Aggression On Close Persons Or Friends.

Dog becomes aggressive to certain people out of fear

Possible Approach.
First prevent any uncontrolled exposure to strangers.

Teach the dog a "sit and watch me" command or, alternatively, have him remain in a relaxed down-stay position. Reward the dog's compliance with food treats and/or petting and warm praise.

Introduce a mildly fear-inducing person at a distance. Reward the dog for remaining calm. As long as the dog remains relaxed, ask the person to move a little closer, and repeat the exercise.

If the dog is resistant to remaining still, an alternative strategy is to have the person stand still while you walk the dog around the person in progressively decreasing circles (or vice versa)... again, praising and rewarding the dog for composure and compliance.

If the dog remains calm when the person is close by him, the person can then be asked to drop a treat for the dog. If the dog consumes the treat, this is an indication that he is fairly relaxed. Later the person can hold out a treat in his hand and see if the dog has the confidence to take it. The golden rule is: NEVER force the issue. Allow things to proceed at their own pace.

If the dog cannot maintain a controlled sit or down, and cannot focus on the owner because he is tense, barking, or lunging at the stranger, then the owner should return to an earlier phase of training.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

If Dogs Could Pray.

Yes What could Your Dog Pray For.
A dog converses with the Creator.

Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the "Chrysler Eagle" the " Chrysler Beagle"?

Dear God: If a! dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Dear God: We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog.

1 . I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it! up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.

7. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.

8. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.

9. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dogs Best Guide For Blind People

Dogs can give the best guide to blind people
who can not see where they are going or
coming. It is better than a walking stick.

A dog can see and lead a blind person
away from danger. A dog can also smell
and sense danger much better than a
seeing person.

A dog is thus a better guide to the blind
than a mere walking stick.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Benefits of Owning A Dog

A dog gives one a sense of security. You feel safe.
The dog becomes a source of protection from danger.
Danger or threat from criminals, thieves, burglars or
kidnappers to mention a few.

The dog can give one good company. A dog is excited
to see the owner back from a trip. A dog in a way is
loving and a loyal companion ready to follow your orders
and commands.