Clicker Training

This kind of training uses the power of timing and rewards versus the power of punishment. This innovative training method, which is supported by the American Kennel Club, is a gentle method that has been used to train dogs, puppies, horses, turtles, lobsters, birds, virtually anything-even goldfish. With this technique, a puppy can be trained to come when called, chew only its toys (and not your shoes and socks), sit to be petted, not jump on people, and to 'go where it's supposed to go, as...

How do I select the collar that is right for my dog

There are three main considerations in choosing a Dog Training Collar that's right for your dog and your training needs What range do you need Where do you want to take your dog Around the home and yard, or for distance control on hikes or in the field The collar should match your dog's size and temperament. Size is less important, as most collars work with most sized dogs. Very small dogs probably need one of the systems designed for little dogs. An extremely large dog may require the purchase...

Good Breeder

You can always tell a good breeder by his willingness to show you around and answer questions. Find out about his background and his activities. Is the breeder actively involved in dog clubs and or shows A responsible breeder is always learning and being involved in dog clubs and shows keeps them informed about what is happening in their breed. A good breeder will not knowingly breed from unhealthy dogs and never from dogs that show any signs of FSF or Swollen Hock. Have the pups been checked...

Dandruff

Dandruff is, however, more visible in the short-coated breeds. Dandruff is merely an accumulation of dried, dead skin cells. This skin scaling is a common condition in dogs and people as well. The aging skin that is stripped away is generally discarded in small, dry flakes. In most cases it is not a health problem,just a question of how the dog looks. You may not prevent it entirely but there are ways to control the problem and make it a little less obvious. First, wash...

Dos and Donts

Do not expose your puppy to new animals until its immunity is fully up. At about 16 weeks . Don't bathe him until he is four or five months old unless he is entirely filthy. Your puppy's skin is very sensitive and dries out quite easily. Do not pick the puppy up by the scruff of the neck. Do not allow children to be rough with him or maul him in anyway. You wouldn't let the neighborhood kids do so with your ten-week old baby. Puppies aren't any different. Do continue his vaccinations and...