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Posted on 06 May 2012 by petmyforum
1. Dog always on leash and make the leash shorter, it easy for you to control him moving.
2. Waiting lift, dog always in stand position. And 2 step behind from the lift door, it for avoid other residence get shot come out from lift.
3. If some residence waiting together with you, you may let them in first, you waiting another lift. This as a respect to who hate dog very much! Your dog can sniff this type people.
4. Ok, Lift opening, one hand holds on the lift door, you may use your leg. Let the dog walking inside first, later you follow. Press you level button switch.
5. Command your dog in sitting position. After he sitting, you need using your body block he’s view, i mean he always on your behind position.
6. If you staying at high level apartment, your hand need standby press the close button switch. If you bad luck, you may get someone walk inside, you need help them press level button switch too. It may make yourself look friendly with dog. You need hold the leash tight and shorter.
7. When together with residence going up to high level. You need eye contact with your dog, I think you dog might bark or do funny thing,” you need always smell and try say hello to residence or good evening, how are you doing?. Tell your dog name to them, and say this is rusty, he is good boy”
8. Finally to your level, the lift door open, following the step number 4, and say “we are home now, let go!
By Clement and Rusty
Posted on 09 July 2011 by petmyforum
What can you do to help keep your dog calm during the fireworks? Here are some tips.
1. Don’t take your dog to the fireworks. Make sure he or she is calm at home. Or stay home with your dog during the fireworks. Keep your dog confined in a comfortable location if possible.
2. Don’t try too hard to reassure your dog during a fearful event with petting, soothing words, or extra attention as this can sometimes exacerbate the problem by reinforcing your dog’s fearful response.
3. Some dogs are very sensitive to peoples’ moods, so they may be influenced by the way that you react to the noise. It is best to act happy and upbeat or to redirect your dog’s attention to some absorbing activity.
4. If you must leave your dog alone, consider what would make your dog most comfortable. Bring your dog indoors. Would your dog feel safest in a crate? Turn on the radio/television/fan/air conditioner as (“white noise”). Make sure you provide a comfortable hiding place or “safe place” in case your dog is scared during the fireworks.
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Posted on 18 April 2011 by petmyforum
Dog Blessings You Shouldn’t Overlook!
There are things dogs do that we may consider little “blessings”. Just wonderful little unexpected things that can make you smile. Here are some of our favorites.
1. The sound of a wagging or thumping tail when all else is quiet
2. Dogs that “listen” to you
3. Dogs that look in your eye like they know what you are thinking or feeling
4. Watching a hungry dog eat well
5. Watching a sick dog start to eat
6. The look of happiness when you pet or talk to a dog
7. A dog’s warm welcome when you come home
8. The excitement dogs feel when they are about to go “out” or “bye-bye
9. The lazy look of a sleeping happy dog
10. Affectionate “kisses”
11. When your dog brings you a toy and asks you to play
12. Seeing a dog’s joy when he gets to run around outside and have fun
13. When a dog rolls over and lets you rub his tummy
Posted on 05 July 2009 by petmyforum
Picture is Ricky on leash.
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Posted on 05 July 2009 by petmyforum
Picture is Rocky, Ricky and Rusty at Agility Training, They barking someone!
It may have happened to you before: you’re walking or cycling through the neighborhood when suddenly an unfamiliar dog crosses your path. The dog begins barking, growling; maybe it even charges you. So much for man’s best friend. Even small dogs can be threatening if they’re worked up, and just about any dog can inflict a painful bite. In the US alone, nearly 5 million people are attacked by dogs every year, and 1,000 people go to emergency rooms every day as a result of a dog attack; many of them are children, and about half of them have been bitten in the face. If a dog attacks you or your child, your response can be the difference between walking away unharmed or being injured by the dog, and perhaps even be the difference between life and death.
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Posted on 15 June 2009 by petmyforum
A brainstorming session to set some parameters on critical characteristics for the dog that will share your home is an invaluable aid to making a good selection. Decisions on size, coat type, potential health problems, ease of training, need for exercise, behavior, temperament, and attitude made before you see that litter of pups or visit a pet store or shelter will help make a good decision on the animal that will share your home.
Generally, a large dog is not suitable for an apartment, for elderly owners, or for mild-mannered women. However, some large, agile dogs adapt well to apartment or condo living as long as they get a daily walk, and some are gentle enough that anyone with a firm voice and manner can easily handle them. Small dogs may be unsuitable for families with active children or elderly or infirm relatives who could trip over a small, bouncy critter.
Long-coated and double-coated dogs shed, shed, and shed some more, leaving tufts of hair to float about the house and land everywhere. Meticulous housekeepers and folks with little or no time for grooming will be happier with dogs that don’t accessorize the living room with dog-hair dust bunnies a couple of times a year. Double-coated dogs may also have longer, stiffer guard hairs that can penetrate bare feet like splinters.
Brushing is needed to remove the dead hair from wire-coated terriers, poodles, and poodle relatives, and professional grooming is necessary to maintain texture and color in wirehaired terriers. These breeds are generally better than heavily shedding breeds for owners with allergies.
Dogs with oily outer coats can develop a doggy odor that can be unpleasant, dogs with heavy coats may suffer in southern climes, and dogs with short coats may shiver in the north.
Potential health problems
Although purebred dogs are sometimes denigrated as harboring all sorts of genetic abnormalities and mixed breed dogs are sometimes claimed to be healthier than their purebred cousins, the truth is that all dog have the same range of health problems. Some of these problems are genetic, some result from exposure to disease or parasites, and some are the result of non-inherited birth defects or injuries. Joint problems, including hip and elbow dysplasia and loose kneecaps; eye problems; cancers; skin diseases; heart and other organ diseases; and more affect canines of every size and background. Some dogs have additional problems caused by short muzzles, long backs, giant or diminutive size, or other physical features.
Some breeds are fairly easy to train, and some are quite difficult. The breeds that were designed to work independently of man and those that were developed to guard livestock or kill vermin require lots of persistence and firmness for training while those that work closely with their owners are easier to teach.
If you lack time and patience to deal with a dog that is difficult to train, then an older dog from a rescue service may fit your bill as well as a pup of a breed that is traditionally easier to train. Intelligence is not necessarily an indicator of trainability; smart dogs often have their own agenda and require firmness of purpose on the part of their owners.
As a rule, terriers, hounds, and northern dogs are tough to train because of their intelligence and independent natures, and sporting and herding dogs are easier to train. The sharpest-working obedience breeds are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, German Shepherds, and Shetland Sheepdogs, breeds that developed to closely with humans.
Some dogs are lethargic and others are very energetic. Active families would be happier with a pet that can jog, hike, and play ball, and more sedate folks would most likely prefer a quieter animal. Cute as they are, Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, and Corgis are not jogging companions, and Airedales, German Shepherds, and Border Collies are not typical couch potatoes.
All dogs need some exercise to stay healthy. Most adult dogs will not exercise themselves, so time for walks and other activities is important.
Yards and gardens
Dogs can be destructive to gardens, lawns, and landscape plantings. They urinate on lawns or shrubs, roll in flowers, chomp on vegetables and branches, dig holes, and generally cause havoc unless they are restrained from doing so. Sturdy fences will keep dogs from entering gardens if they are tall enough. Some dog owners use underground radio fences for this purpose. Repellent sprays are also available, but some dogs are actually attracted by the scent and are delighted to grind it and the flowers or vegetable plants into their bodies.
However, dogs can also be helpful in the garden. Check out “Gardening with canine assistance” for more information or purchase Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs by Cheryl Smith.
Some dogs bark. A lot. Terriers and scent hounds use their voices to broadcast their progress in chasing prey animals. Shelties and Collies bark to tell the sheep to git back to the barn. Canaan Dogs bark to alert their families to potential intruders. Barking dogs do not endear owners to their neighbors in apartments, condominiums, and close-knit suburbs. Too much barking can lead to noise laws or even pet limit laws. Thus owners of barking dogs must be extra vigilant in preventing their pets from becoming a neighborhood nuisance.
Many dogs will bark if they are bored, so owners should also be sure to assess their own time and ability for training, walking, and playtimes, and should properly confine the dog when they cannot otherwise keep it from disturbing the neighbors. (There are some special collars available to deter barking dogs and some training methods that can help in some cases, but if potential owners take the noise factor into consideration, problems are more likely to be minimized.)
Breed and group temperament can be described, but there is latitude within that description for individuality. Thus Akitas are declared to be tough animals, loyal, aloof, dominant, aggressive to other animals, and often challenging. However, many Akitas are sweet and cuddly, love small critters, will climb in laps if allowed, and are anything but aloof and dominant.
Terriers are scrappy, yappy, tough, and independent, but Airedale Terriers bond very closely to their humans and are somewhat protective. Hounds follow their eyes or noses and are often oblivious to human presence, but Dachshunds bond closely with their families and Greyhounds and Whippets are sweet, gentle pets.
Deciding on a breed of dog is at least as important as deciding on the right wardrobe for business, the right car, the right school for the kids. A dog is a part of the family for a dozen or more years; the commitment to feed, shelter, and nurture a family friend for that amount of time should be based on rigorous analysis of an appropriate breed for the family circumstances.
By Norma Bennett Woolf, | “Copyright 2009 by Canis Major Publications. All rights reserved. Used by permission.” By Tom Woolf
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Posted on 13 May 2009 by petmyforum
Dogs are unique animals because they can immediately become a part of your family. If you have had your dog for a long time there is no question this is true.
Dogs in general have similar social systems to those in the human world. They survive with the lead of an adult male who is alpha or dominant over all others in the pack. If the leader oversteps his boundaries then a strong and competent female will step in.
Just like your family works together as a group, so does the dog pack. There are social bonds and loyalty on both sides. Even if the family group or pack of dogs fight, it doesn’t matter they are always united and come together when it counts.
Dogs have a great number of strengths. They are incredibly alert, have a strong sense of smell and many are superior hunters. Their ability to survive on something as small as food scraps makes them ideal to have around whether you’re referring to ancient or modern times.
>From Ancient Times to Today
This animal and human relationship is so strong that it even goes back to the prehistoric times.
Imagine a prehistoric hunter finding a lost wolf cub in the woods and bringing the animal home to care for it. They might have found that the cub fit in quite nicely at home. To top it off the hunter probably found that the wolf was helpful for practical reasons as well.
Of course, the wolf pack that prehistoric man would have found isn’t quite as gentle and kind as the dogs we keep in our homes today. Wolves had just the rough type of personality that suited the prehistoric people, just like dogs suit our families today. It is our own domestication of dogs that makes them more and more suitable to living the family lifestyle.
The blending of dog and human culture is very strong. It doesn’t matter what kind of dog you have or whether it’s simply a companion or a working dog, it is a friend that will stick with you for life.
You might not use the dog as your primary means of survival like some groups did years ago, but it’s likely your dog has its own role. Some of the roles dogs take on today are:
·Herding stock on farms
·Helping lead the blind
·Guarding homes and businesses
Beyond those extraordinary roles your dog can develop an emotional bond with you and the other members of your family. This ability and desire to bond with the family lifestyle and humans individually has given them a special place and role in the hearts of many humans. Most dogs naturally love people and are extremely protective of children. Through the domestication process they have definitely earn the right to be called “man’s best friend”.
Whether you’re ready to have a good time or need some extra comforting, your dog will be there offering true “unconditional love“.
It’s important to nurture and care for your dog so that they can thrive. As long as they are receiving the nourishment they need and the attention they deserve you can count on having a friend for life.
I and Ricky at dog event.
By Patricia Ellison, Picture By Me
Posted on 28 March 2009 by petmyforum
Many people who have ever owned a dog will swear that their dog has exhibited some kind of behavior they just can’t explain. How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time? Our Miniature Schnauzer dogs would get excited waiting at behind the door about 25 to 30 min before my family member would get home. We noticed this because it often happened when my family was coming home at an unusual time. I took some picture to proof. That’s why I’m excited would like sharing. Animals can read their owner’s minds. Dogs often behave as if they know the moment that their owner begins preparations to start coming home, and cats can often tell whether they have a veterinary appointment scheduled that day. Dogs often know who is at the front door or before the door is opened.
Your dog has this kind of behavior?
Posted on 27 March 2009 by petmyforum
I always thought that dogs hated vacuum cleaners because they somehow resembled a mysterious animal they feared. However, while I was doing the research for my latest article on buzzing power lines, I learned that it actually has to do with sound.
Dog hearing is significantly better than human hearing, and they can hear in the ultrasonic range – very high frequency sounds inaudible to humans (remember those dog whistles that never seemed to work? Same principle).
Vacuum cleaners tend to put out loud ultrasonic sounds that are irritating and frightening to dogs. They attack the vacuum because they just want it to shut up. So if you have a dog, it might be kind to put him or her outside or in another room with the door closed while you vacuum. At the very least, you’ll spare your vacuum cleaner some teeth marks.
By Katharine M. J. Osborne
My dogs are terrified. Is it the loud noise? It’s such a loud, shriek, uniquely awful sound. You guys know what I’m talking about. That thing really drives my three dog’s nuts! Ricky and Rusty is the most hate it. How about your dog feels?