Tips On Rehoming An Adult Dog

By Stanley Duray

There is no doubt that a puppy offers a lot of Johnny to any new household. They will bring in a fantastic level of energy and will be extremely cute to stroke and to play with for all of the members of the family. However, they can also be quite difficult at times as well and can cause a lot of problems and mayhem within the house. As such it might be a good idea for you to instead get an adult dog instead of a puppy. Here are a few tips on rehoming an adult dog.

So what reasons are there and why you should get an adult dog instead of a lovely cute little puppy? Well, the most obvious reason to think awful be because they will be a lot easier to manage than a puppy would be. As said, puppies can be a real pain sometimes, and as such getting an adult dog might be a far better way to integrate a new animal into the family.

These adult dogs will have long grown out of the crazy antics that they're literally you feel happy friends will enjoy. They will be a lot more calm and far easier to deal with than a puppy would be. Then can be running around under your feet all day and after the cuteness of a puppy has worn off sometimes there is not enough left. With an adult dog however, you get what you see and they will be a lovely addition to the family from the word go with no growing pains whatsoever.

While some people this is not ideal, because they want to have a brand-new animal to grow up with them, for others who have not got the time and are not willing to put in the efforts to raise a new puppy, getting an adult dog is the ideal choice. In most cases any adult dog that comes into the house will have already had all of the relevant vaccinations and will be neutered. This will save greatly on money and hassle of having to do this with a puppy.

Integrating your adult dog into the new home should be relatively simple as well. Some dogs will obviously provide a little bit more hassle than others, but with a bit of hard work and persistence, you should be able to fully integrate the new dog into the house. If you have other animals already tried to allow them to take time to get to know each other and soon they should be as close as family.

You need to be patient but also clarify the house rules that are set out by you. If your new dog ends up having an accident in the house, they will need to be punished fully. It is possible that they will need to be housebroken again if they have forgotten their training was in kennels, but this should not be too difficult to do.

Soon however you will be able to enjoy all of the wonderful attention that your new adult dog will give you. - 31841

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Positive Experiences With Your Dog Training

By Adriana Noton

Dog training can be a very rewarding experience for both you and your pet when done in a positive manner and with the right attitude. Your dog just wants to please you and when you are both happy everyone has fun, so make it a fun experience. But when your pet starts bad behaviors you have to nip them in the bud. Like chewing for example.

Chewing is a natural behavior for a dog except when it occurs on your new Kenneth Cole boots. Chewing keeps their teeth and gums healthy and you will find a variety of toys and bones in the pet store. Dogs like to exercise their jaws so it is smart to get them a chew toy right away, like with the dog when you bring him home.

When a dog has his own toys to chew on he will be less tempted to chew on your favorite pair of Manolos. If you catch your puppy chewing on something he isn't supposed to tell him "No Chew" very monotone and sternly. Make him sit down and praise him for listening to your command to sit. Then give him a toy he can chew on to show him an example of what is okay.

Constantly praise him and reward him for good actions such as when they urinate in the correct area or when they play with and chew their toys. The reward system encourages good and consistent puppy training.

Keeping your pet off of the furniture is a big part of training him in the house. When he is on the furniture and he is not supposed to be tell him "Off" very sternly. Nudge him off of the furniture quickly by pushing his midsection with your knee or hand. Then make him sit. Praise him for obeying the sit command.

Crate training is a great way to train your puppy. It can be used to potty train your dog pretty quickly. Introduce the crate to your puppy slowly and put it in a place where he will get a lot of attention.

Put a towel or a blanket inside of the crate and play with the dog there. Encourage the dog to go inside by putting treats in there for him and leave his favorite toy just outside of the opening. Them move it to just inside of the crate and put treats inside. Don't force him to go in, let him get used to it and leave the door open during this time. It can take some time for him to get used to it.

The next step is to feed you dog near the crate, then after a few tries put the food inside. When you think he is comfortable close the door when he begins to eat inside of it and open the door when he is finished eating. Each time leave the door closed a little longer. If your dog cries leave him in there for about 10 minutes and don't react to his crying. Let the dog see you when he is inside. - 31841

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My Puppy Is A Monster Who Rules In My Home!! Tells Us How Manage Him Or We Will Be Gone!!

By Linda Cole

There's a movie I am watching on my living room floor about a wild boy named Jasper another victim in the world. He reminds of a criminal as he stalks through his day, caring not for consequence or anything in his way. A James Dean with attitude, his rebellion making waves as he seemed so oblivious to his actions his shame. Who is this mystery guy, this wrecking crew of sorts? This four legged angel, who had fallen from grace.

Amy went to a pet shop and to her delight came across Jasper a Maltese, male puppy ready for his future so she took him to her home. Amy was lonely and in need of much love, the men in her life had proved disappointing and had broken her heart. Here was young Jasper an answer to her prayers, she could hold him forever and happiness would be hers.

There is no doubt a dog will fill a void in your heart they are the most underrated friend you could ever have. Jasper is a godsend, a great little guy full of hope and of promise he loves every moment that life has to give. Though he was delivered to Amy at the age of six weeks the breeders have given him all the tools he will need. This whole scenerio seems perfect I know but the problem of complacency is raising its ugly head. Amy loves to take him wherever she goes and there is no doubt that Jasper leaves an impression of his own, he's a fun loving guy who brings smiles to a room.

A child without boundaries can lead to a teenager finding trouble and ending up in jail A puppy like a child needs a guide through its to, rebel without a cause that was young Jasper relieving himself on the carpet once again. This cute, fluffy bundle that had won all our hearts was resembled a predator as he let out his bark. Her family and friends were becoming aware that this new friend of Amy's was taking over her home.

Not wanting an outcome of sadness and despair I tried to show Amy that Jasper was becoming a dog to be feared. His biting was rampant no human was safe, his chewing of valuables had cost Amy hundreds but she still could not see that this lovely little purebred was making enemies in their street. Puppies need training to be taught right from wrong, without it they are a statistic another dog nobody wants. Some folk seem to think dogs are born fully trained, and that feeding them and loving them will be all that they need. Some simple early training could have avoided all this and Amy and Jasper could be that happy ever after instead. - 31841

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Take The Time To Train Your Puppy - It's Worth It!

By Gisela Schiefer

Dogs make wonderful pets and the key factor to having a well behaved dog that the whole family will enjoy, is by using proper dog training techniques. Dogs are kind-of like kids, especially puppies; they need to understand the rules of the household and they must respect the authority of their owners. Many new pet owners fall in love with cute puppies or even adult dogs that they purchase or adopt before they bring them home, only to become upset and frustrated when that adorable fur-ball chews up the furniture or makes messes on the carpet. While all puppies will find their share of trouble, a responsible dog owner must be patient and utilize plenty of time to raise that pup into a well behaved dog that is a joy to all. This article will provide some basic but very important dog training tips to help you and your puppy develop a happy relationship. I have learned over 50 years of owning and dogs and these tips are a great start.

Establish The Rules

The first step in dog training is to establish the rules of the household, and do not waste any time here! This means that if you don't want your 100 pound Labrador Retriever jumping up on your bed at night, don't let him do it when he's a puppy at 5 pounds! Never let him do it. I know it's tough because I am guilty, but take it from my lesson leaned. Never; not even once. Good news: it is never too early to teach your pup to stay off the furniture or avoid jumping on you or your guests. Oh, and don't forget, before you bring your puppy home, make sure the whole family understands and is prepared to enforce the rules consistently.

Be Consistent With The Rules

Once your learn and establish rules, it is up to you and the rest of thre family to makes sure you live by them.Every time your puppy breaks a house rule, he should be reprimanded with a quick and firm "No!" and then shown the proper behavior. This applies to all aspects of your puppy's training, such as house breaking and chewing on his toys instead of your shoes (they seem to love to chew up the shoes!). Just like kids, dogs learn the rules quickest when they are enforced consistently. This means that the dog owner(s) must be disciplined in their enforcement of the "rules." With time, the rules become second nature to your dog and enforcement is rarely required.

Reward Your Puppy For Good Behavior!

This is a key tip. When your puppy follows the rules appropriately, reward him for his good behavior. Effective dog training requires positive reinforcement more often than punishment to produce great dog behavior. At the beginning of your dog training, make a big deal about his good behavior and give him a healthy edible treat. Within a short period of time, your puppy will understand what he's supposed to do and you will be able to "wean" him off treats to praise and positive attention. Trust me on this, they are smart and learn quick.

I am not a "pro" at dog training but I have read a lot of books and of course have owned dogs for years. What I have found is that dog training is not particularly difficult, it just takes some reading, some patience, and definitely some consistency to gain success with these wonderful animals. The time you put in to training your puppy is well worth the years of enjoyment you, your family, and your guests will have with this new member of the tribe! - 31841

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Some Thoughts On Giving A Puppy A New Home

By Stanley Duray

Going a new puppy for your house is going to be one of the most wonderful decisions you will ever make. The joy and pleasure that a puppy can bring to a new household, especially one with children in it, is something that cannot be understated. However, it is also true to say that you need to be aware of all of the problems that a puppy can bring along with it. I puppy is going to really cause you a lot of stress in many ways, and they will take years in some cases to gain maturity. As such it is a decision that cannot be taken lightly, and some people will want to simply adopt a adult dog instead. However, if you have your heart set on a puppy, here are a couple of thoughts on giving a puppy a new home.

There are lots of things that you have to consider before you do bring a puppy into your household. Never say that you have not been warned, and that you are not aware of the effort that you are going to have to put in.

The first thing that you need to think about when you get your puppy is to check whether it is completely healthy. Any party that has some form of disease or any sort of physical problem should probably be avoided.

The next thing that you need to look into is whether the puppy is fully socialised or not. Naturally a puppy is going to be very excitable and playful, but sometimes in the confines of a kennel these characteristics can be smothered to some extent. It is therefore going to be important view to try to spend some time alone with the puppy and bring its character out.

If you find that the puppy is very shy then this is fine, as this is something that the puppy will grow out of as it gains in confidence and maturity. However if the puppy is rather aggressive, then you may want to avoid the puppy and highly and over one that is little more placid.

The last consideration that you have to make is that breed of a puppy. Most people will go in there with some predetermined idea of what sort of breed they want to have, but in many cases the breed will determine how the puppy is going to act when it becomes a dog. Certain breeds will become more aggressive and prone to lash out. Therefore if you have young children in the home it is an important consideration to make.

These are just some thoughts on adopting a new puppy. - 31841

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Toilet Training for Dogs - Tips from Animal Behaviorists

By Gisela Schiefer

Generally, dogs are very clean animals - they won't soil close to where they eat, or where they sleep. But living in a house is unnatural for an animal whose instincts would be to roam wherever she wants to go, so you will have to help her learn where and when she can relieve herself.

It is essential that you form good toilet habits for your dog as early on as possible. Trying to break the habit of a dog is quite difficult and it can be very frustrating. You need to use guidance and encouragement to help the pet. Animal behaviorists have some helpful tips that you can use to help with the housebreaking of your pet.

Believe it or not, dogs are sanitary creatures. If a dog does soil accidentally in the wrong place, it is likely that it will be far from his dog dish, at least six to ten feet. This is true for the place where the dog sleeps as well. But, unless you find a good place for her to go and train her in that manner, the rest of your house is okay to them.

The process for housebreaking a dog is the same if he is a puppy or an adult dog new to your home. You'll need to take him outside every few hours and also 30 minutes after he eats. Take your pet to the designated bathroom spot. Stay with the pet until she goes, and then praise her when she does. If she does not go, bring her back inside and try again in fifteen minutes. Watch her though. If the dog starts sniffing and circling take them out right away as this is a sign that she is about to go. Pay attention to her signs and take her out. Soon, she will relate to going outside to going to the bathroom.

Some dogs are housebroken much faster than others. Some dog's personality will cause her to go one way or the other. But, if you take her outside at the right time, it will go smoother. A puppy of less than four months old will need to go out during the night. Older puppies can hold it that long. A dog that cries to be let out has an urgent need. Get up and take her out, she needs every chance to succeed that she can get. Positive reinforcement is necessary for success.

How you treat accidents will affect your dog's overall learning curve. If you catch your dog going in the act, distract her with a clap or call her name. Take her outside calmly at that time and praise her for finishing outside. Clean up any accident that you find on the floor. If the dog approaches during this time, ignore her. Don't talk to or punish her at this point. The worst thing that you can do is to yell at her or physically punish her. This will cause her to fear you and to not bond as well to you. She won't connect it to the accident at all. Ignoring her is the best course of action here. - 31841

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Dog Behavior Problems: Help! My Dog Is A Nuisance When He Misbehaves!

By Katherina Dearmitt

How many times have I hear fellow dog owners say, "I hate it when he barks non stop... or he utterly embarrassed me when he mounts people's leg". Dog owners usually have no problems to fill in tons of their dog behavioral problems into the above statements.

I have to admit that I feel disappointed, even sad whenever I hear dog owners say that statement. Why? Because, these owners have failed to see things from their dog's prospective! To put it simply, I should say that they don't understand their dogs at all.

Dogs do not misbehave because they're spiteful, or are out to annoy or anger you. They just behave in a manner which is expected of a dog!

The fact is that dog behavioral problems that we can't stand are not problems at all to the dogs. In fact, do you know that dogs "misbehave" for a reason or two? To list a few:

1. Dogs bark because they have something to say, something to tell you.

2. Dogs dig because they smell something underneath the ground.

3. Dogs chew because they are teething and are feeling uncomfortable.

4. Dogs chase after moving objects because they are following its instinct.

5. Dogs turn aggressive because they want to protect you.

For your information, most dogs actually misbehaved (in our eyes) because of the lack of care, concern and training from their very own owners:

1. Health Issue - Many behaviorists & dog trainers believe that at least 20% of all behavior problems are related to the dog's health in some way or another. For all that you might know. Your dog could be misbehaving because he is sick or in pain. Bring him to the vet for a thorough check-up if he misbehaves suddenly when he has always been a good dog.

2. Imbalance Diet - Feeding your dog the wrong food, with too high in protein, fat or carbohydrates is known to cause hyperactivity. Sugars, starches and many other factors in your dog's diet can also cause behavioral problems in your dog. Always read the label of the food before you feed him, seek advice if necessary. Remember that dogs need different type of food in different stages of their life.

3. Exercise - Lack of exercise also cause plentiful of problems. A dog that doesn't get enough exercise is unhealthy and tends to be hyperactive, and display destructive behaviors. Dogs depending on breed type need plentiful of exercises - Do consider this factor before you get a puppy.

4. Lack of Leadership -I can't stress enough on the importance of the leadership issue. Dogs display TONS of behavioral problems when they lack a leader. Aggressive & destructive behaviors, leg lifting, marking, mounting, barking & etc... It's very important that you assume the role of the alpha leader!

You must understand that all dog develop behavior problems. These dog behavior problems never develop in a vacuum. They are always the outcome of the interaction between a dog and its environment, including you! Most canine behavioral problems can be controlled if not solved completely. You just got to put in some effort and understand that prevention is better than cure.

Lastly, do try to see and comprehend things from your dog's prospective the next time your dog misbehaves. You'll soon find that you love him even more! - 31841

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