Your first day home with your puppy is a special day for you and your family. Everyone will be trying to find their new position in the household. There are new responsibilities, new adventures, and new toys everywhere!
The photo was provided by Mario Tabraue, former representative of Euro Puppy USA,
director of Zoological Wildlife Foundation.
Many families own a cat prior to bringing a new puppy in the home. For a young puppy, leaving its mother, litter mates and adapting to a completely new environment can be stressful enough, while meeting a cat - even if it's not as large as the one above - can easily cause trouble.
According to a recent article of USA Today, the number of dogs being stolen has risen dramatically in 2011.
Stealing dogs with the intention of demanding a ransom from the owner is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the first ever dognapping case was recorded in 1934. The stolen Boston Terrier was returned to its owner after 5 long months so the story had a happy ending.
Dogs become part of our families. They will be just like a small brother or sister to the kids. And when they are kidnapped and there is a chance that money can buy them back, we pay gladly – provided that we have the money demanded, that is.
Over time, as conformation showing became more popular, show dogs became the targets of thieves. It's easy to see that if the owner of a regular dog is willing to pay thousands of dollars in ransom, the owner of a valuable show dog might pay tens of thousands of dollars to get his pooch back.
Dognapping – not only for ransom but reselling, experiments and a number of other purposes – has become widespread in the United States by the 60’s. So much so that it had actually become one of the most talked about issues of the time. The public dismay and the floods of letters demanding something to be done put enormous pressure on the senate. As a result, the “Dognapping Law”, which became the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 was born.
"Drop and give me twenty, dog!" is an image that many people conjure up about the type of training that goes on at doggie boot camps. The rigors and possible degrading that they think their little puppy would have to endure keeps many owners far away from otherwise enrolling and correcting the behavior of their wild and unruly pooch. Training your new dog can be one of the hardest tasks an owner must face. A dog training camp offers one of the most direct solutions to such a problem. Don't let the thought of sending a beloved pet off to a camp and subject entirely to the whim of a strange trainer deter you. A proper understanding of the benefits of a dog training camp, and its inner workings, can make the decision and subsequently the process much easier for both man and pooch.
Everyone who had a dog in their childhood appreciates the positive effect dogs can have on children. A dog can be a child's best friend, one who is always up for some fun even if human friends are tired and one who is always there to provide love and affection, when humans are busy with their own business. Not to mention the responsibility children learn by taking care of a dog on a regular basis. This can help the development of their personality and insure their balanced emotional life for adulthood.
Buying a puppy can be a challenge, especially if you are a first time owner.
There are just too many factors to consider and the volume of information on the internet is overwhelming. You may spend days researching a certain issue and after reading countless articles you might find yourself more confused than you were in the first place.
Rosie Brown is a veterinarian with 20 years' experience in small animal practice. Her passion is preventative health care for our dogs; what can we do to keep them well and reduce the chances of them getting sick?
Rosie has written a short report on how to give your dog a checkup, following the steps she uses in her clinic. It is just under 20 pages long and has full color photos. It explains such things as why we look at a dog's gums and press on them when we're doing an examination, how to check a dog's pulse, and more. Her aim is to encourage dog owners to become familiar with their dog, so they can quickly notice any changes and have them treated straight away. They then have a better chance of a good outcome, and early treatment may not cost them as much in veterinary fees.
The 20 pages ebook is priced at a very reasonable $4.95, to get it into the hands of as many dog owners as possible.
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