If you are looking for a watch dog, make sure you understand the difference between guard dogs and watch dogs. Whereas watch dogs will alert you to strangers on your property, guard dogs will actually take care of the problem.
The ideal watch dog is smart, loyal, and vocal. Because you are not relying on a watch dog to chase down or attack strangers, the size of the dog is irrelevant. Rather, you need a dog who will alert you to the presence of threats to your person or property so you can take steps to ward off a potential attack.
If you live with a watch dog, you must commit to spending the time it takes to train him. A dog who barks at everything is not a watch dog; he is merely a nuisance. Your dog must be able to distinguish between normal noises and threatening noises, not an easy skill to teach.
Some of the best breeds for watch dogs are those that are reasonably laid back, but able to spring into service at the first sign of danger.
DOG TRAININGWhether it’s that they beg for table scraps or drink from the toilet, there are ways you can stop the behavior without getting rid of the dog.
DOG PSYCHOLOGYThe weather is getting warmer, which means we’ll be spending more time outside with our dogs. But what do you do if your dog is aggressive toward strangers?
DOG NUTRITIONWe all know that many human food scraps are toxic for dogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a special Thanksgiving feast that will allow your dog to celebrate with you.
NUTRITIONOkay, so the acronym for this diet is pretty disgusting, but the BARF diet is actually the healthiest way to feed your dog because you are totally in control of what goes into the food.
GUIDE DOGSAssistance dogs are those animals who give differently-abled people the chance to be more independent in daily living.
HEALTHHalloween is an exciting time for you and your dogs, but make sure to follow some basic safety precautions! Carve your pumpkins in an area away from your dogs. Knives, power tools, or whatever else you are using are best kept away from curious animals.
DOG TRAININGThe reason God made puppies so cute is to ensure the survival of the species. Everything else about them is so annoying, especially their chewing propensity!
NUTRITIONSeems like we generally have more time in the winter to spend with our dogs while the cold weather keeps us indoors more often than not. One way to combat cabin fever and provide your dog with a special treat is to make some cookies to fill the treat jar.