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Ask Euro Puppy USA: "Training Your Dog"

October 20, 2007 by ann

Question:

I just got the result from the animal hospital. Abby is fine. So, I want you to know that. Also, give me any tips or advice about taking care of this dog. She is a little crazy… she bites everybody… cute… but it hurts so much. So, I'm thinking to send her to a dog training school - something like that. Is a dog training school good? Or is it good to find a private dog trainer??

Vivian

Answer:

Hi Vivian,

First you need to get her well acquainted with you and everyone else that lives in the home. But you cannot allow her to nibble on people or objects who/that can be damaged by her. You do this by holding her by her muzzle and saying NO with a stern voice. If she continues, you must again repeat the procedure and continue to do so until she gets the point. Maybe raise your voice a little each time; but never scream. This may take a little time, but she will learn. After a while she will respond simply to the word no. Never slap or hit her. This will create fear and often animosity. You want your pup to look up to you and love you. Not respond to fear. Treats like rawhide bones or flavored biscuits as rewards when she does the right thing is an excellent way to train her.

Ask Euro Puppy USA : "External Dog Parasites"

October 20, 2007 by ann

Question:

Hi Mario, I have a question about mites. In July Brutus got three hot spots, one on his butt right above the tail, and two on his right shoulder. My vet said the tail was a hot spot, but the shoulders were mites. She said it was related to his testosterone levels and we should fix him right away. She also put him on a liquid oral medicine, everyday for two months, then every other day for two months, and then once every three days for two months. The hot spot was cured quickly and the hair grew back quick, the hot spots she said would take longer to the other follicles wake up. My question to you is everything looks great, all his hair has grown back and he looks perfect. My vet moved to Florida and we have a new one, but I wanted to check with you if this sounded familiar, and if we need to continue the medicine, we are three months into it. Is this something you know about? Ivercide 1% is the medicine. I have refills from the new vet but wanted your input.
Thanks
Jennifer Peres

 

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World's Best Tracker Dog:

October 19, 2007 by ann

The best tracker was recorded in 1925, and the record is still held by the Doberman Pinscher named "Sauer", trained by Detective-Sergeant Herbert Kruger. Sauer tracked a stock thief 100 miles (161 km) across the vast Great Karroo, in South Africa by scent alone. Did you know that a man named Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector, first bred the Doberman breed in the late 1860s to protect him while he worked?

Two stunning Dobermans...

Doberman Pinschers

Dog Quotes # 4

October 18, 2007 by ann

 

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it all, is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland


 

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Dog Proverbs # 4

October 17, 2007 by ann

 

"The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread." - Portuguese Proverb

 

 

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Popular Paws # 5: Akita Inu

October 15, 2007 by ann

Akita Inu: "Gin" from Silver Fang (1986)

This is a story of an Akita Inu pup called Gin (Japanese for "silver") who leaves his owner, to join a pack of dogs. The pack gathers strong dogs from all over Japan to fight a deranged bear and his minions. The Japanese Cartoon: Silver Fang, was inspired by a news article which told of hunting dogs that had been abandoned by their masters and had begun living as wild animals...

Akita Inu:Gin

World's Tallest Dog:

October 12, 2007 by ann

World’s tallest dog..... The tallest dog on record was a Great Dane, named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42 inches (1 meter 7 cm) tall at the shoulder and weighed 238 lbs (108 Kg).

And so we are believers.....

and so we are believers....



These days however, the record of the World's tallest dog is held by Gibson, also a Great Dane. Check out the Youtube video of him!

World's Smallest Dog:

October 12, 2007 by ann

World’s smallest dog..... The smallest dog in history was a tiny Yorkshire Terrier from Blackburn, England. At two years of age and fully grown this little dude was an incredible 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) tall by 3.75 inches (9.5cm) long! He weighed only 4 ounces (113grams)! He was approximately the size of a matchbox.

Gotta love that face....
Yorkie

 

World's Largest Dog:

October 11, 2007 by ann

World’s largest dog..... The world's heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed 343 lbs (156 Kg) and was 8 feet 3 inches ( 2meters, 51 cm ) long from nose to tail!

A perfect example of this mammoth-sized breed....

Mastiff


Dog Quotes #1-3

October 10, 2007 by ann

 

"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - a dog does not change a bone with another." - Adam Smith

 "If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." - Unknown

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

 

 

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