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Chihuahuas have to be one of the most spoiled little dogs in the world.
There are many dog lovers that accuse Chihuahua owners of babying their pets and forgetting that they are dogs, not some perfect little toy pet.
This is seen in a number of ways. The most common is the desire to carry them around in a handbag. Others freak out when the animals get aggressive because they aren’t trained properly, or when they shed fur – like a real dog.
The truth is that chihuahua shedding is something that all of these owners have to put up with to some degree.
Some chihuahua owners will appreciate this completely and know precisely how to handle the hair. Others will feel out of their depth and resort to extreme measure to try and stop shedding altogether. Then there are those that find their chihuahua shedding like crazy, and realize that there is a bigger issue going on.Continue reading
Boston Terriers are great characters that are a joy to have around the home.
They are also one of the more attractive terriers of that size, with their cute faces, large erect ears and that smart black and white coat.
The coat is an important selling point for many owners, and breeders, that want the very best pure bred dogs.
However, there is some confusion and concern when it comes to Boston Terrier shedding. Do Boston Terriers shed and, if so, how badly?
There are some that deal with problematic episodes of hair loss and others that barely notice any shedding at all.
In this guide we will answer the question of how much do Boston Terriers shed and address some of the issues surrounding excessive shedding.Continue reading
Games of fetch are an important part of the training and bonding process between dogs and their owners.
The acts of getting the dog to wait, chase the item, pick it up and return it on command are all essential in obedience. this action also works with the instincts of many breeds that are built for this sort of task. Games with balls and toys mix training with play and make it more enjoyable.
One of the most enjoyable ways to do this is with a dog Frisbee. This adds a new skill to the dog’s arsenal and a new level of difficultly, while remaining fun. It is also a great form of exercise.Continue reading
Dog training is an essential part of dog ownership.
Dogs are not born as obedient, high-functioning pets that immediately act like man’s best friend. They all need to learn how to act around their pack and in their new territory. This means socialization, house breaking, basic obedience and much more.
In additional to basic training, some breeds will struggle with chewing, barking, separation anxiety and other key issues. Then there is the fact that some dogs are simply smarter than others. This all means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dog training.
You need to understand the issue, the capabilities of the dog, the restrictions of the environment and your potential solution.
For many, this means reliable puppy training books.
So, how can we be sure of finding the best dog training books for our dogs and situations?Continue reading
There are a few basic needs for any pet dog. A loving home, a secure place to sleep, plenty of attention and a healthy, regulated diet are all high on the list.
The latter can be difficult in some households where owners work for long periods, or have to leave the dog alone for other reasons.
These disruptions can be problematic for a precise, regular feeding routine. This is why many dog owners now turn to automated devices to ensure that dogs get the right amount of food at the right time.
The question is, which is the best automatic dog feeder for your home?Continue reading