Why Do Dogs Get So Excited for Human Food?

­You’re walking down the street one day when you notice that your neighbor’s pet is sitting next to his front door, staring at you intently. You can’t help but wonder what he wants. A few seconds later, your curiosity pays off as the dog jumps up onto all four feet and begins to frantically bark and drool. He runs over to you, tail wagging furiously, then sits back down to stare again. It seems this canine friend has no problem making an impression  or letting you know how much he likes you.

 

Dogs are social creatures, and they often use body language to communicate their feelings about people, places and things. Whether it’s greeting another animal by raising their tails high while sniffing each other, or running toward someone who feeds them treats, dogs have been known to show affection through their actions.

 

Even if we humans aren’t …

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How Long Does it Take for a Dog to Completely Forget About Its Owner?

­Dogs are very good at remembering things. They can sense danger, find hidden food and even remember their owners’ daily routines. And they’re constantly thinking about what will happen next not just today but also tomorrow and beyond. Because dogs have such strong memories, they often try to communicate with us by using body language or vocalizations. If we want to know what they’re saying, we need only look at the ways they act.

 

So how do dogs know where they left their keys, why they get so excited every time someone new comes into the house and how they manage separation anxiety? The answer lies in the fact that dogs are very smart animals. Dogs possess complex social structures and communication skills similar to those seen among other mammals.

 

One of these abilities allows dogs to recall events from days past. This is called episodic memory. Episodic …

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Dog Lovers And Detractors Seek Common Ground

Responsible dog ownership not only involves taking top-notch care of your pet, experts agree, but also being considerate of those around you. A recent survey by the American Kennel Club (AKC) revealed that some dog owners need a tighter leash on their canine companions-especially when out and about in the community.

 

Forty-seven percent of non-dog owners surveyed cited “a lack of picking up after their dogs” as their number one complaint with dog owners. Twenty-five percent said “not controlling their dog” or “letting the dog jump on you,” and 13 percent said “allowing a dog to bark incessantly.”

 

One result that should cheer dog owners: Only 4 percent said they were most annoyed by “the way dog owners fawn over their pooches or use baby talk to address their dogs.”

 

Whether you’re looking to make peace with your neighbors or just now considering adding a pup to …

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What Dog Breed Is Ideal for Old People?

­If you think about it, we’ll all age at different rates. Some folks may be lucky enough to see their 60th birthday while others will celebrate turning 100. No matter your age or when you plan on adopting a new furry friend, it pays to know a few things about canine physiology before bringing home the next cute pooch. Dogs can’t talk, but they make up for this deficiency by wagging their tails and jumping up in greeting.

 

Dogs also use body language to communicate with us how else would you explain the way your pup responds to “sit” or “stay?” Older dogs may look less agile than puppies, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to play. As humans, we tend to get complacent about our pets’ abilities, but even the most energetic young puppy can tire out after playing fetch 10 times. And then there’s the fact …

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Are Tennis Balls Dangerous for Dogs?

Are tennis balls dangerous for dogs? It’s a question that many people have been asking themselves since they were little. The answer is not so simple, as it depends on who you ask and what your definition of “dangerous” is. In this blog post, we will explore the different opinions from veterinarians and dog owners about whether or not tennis balls are good for dogs.

Why are tennis balls dangerous for dogs?

Many veterinarians say that tennis balls, while they seem innocent enough, can actually be dangerous for our dogs. However, these claims are not without some controversy. Some vets say that the reason why certain tennis balls are dangerous is because they contain a chemical called lead which has been known to cause cancer and other health problems such as brain damage and kidney failure in animals.

Others claim that it’s not just the paint on the ball that …

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Can Dogs Eat Raw Meat?

­You’re out to dinner with friends when the waiter comes by to ask if you’d like some fresh sea bass rare and served on the side. You don’t know much about fish, but you do know it’s expensive and takes forever to cook. The waiter brings you a plate of raw fish fillets, which he says have been marinated in olive oil and wine and then grilled. He tells you they taste delicious and will be perfect for dipping in melted butter.

 

As you take your first bite, you notice something strange about the texture: It feels more rubbery than usual. You finish eating them anyway because you see no reason not to, and you wash down the meal with a big glass of water. Later, while driving home, you start thinking about what happened at dinner. Wasn’t the fish supposed to be cooked before it was given to …

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Dog Training, Whose Advantage

One night I slept off without locking up, Maisky kept watch at the door. Then about 3  AM I was roused from sleep by his loud barking under my bed. I opened my eyes to behold a man right inside my room, and I acted instinctively throwing my reading chair, which was by the bedside, at the intruder. He jumped out  the room, and I quickly rushed  and pushed the

jam-lock-door to.

 

Then my heart started to dance to Maisky’s frenzy barking. I was almost going into cardiac arrest trying to quieten  my dog who by now was bent on not leaving the security of the room. He was very afraid of the intruder whom he believed was out there waiting to get him.

 

Maisky’s barking was so intense, my heart beat synchronized it, sweat poured from my pores like leaking plumbing pipes. Under very severe cardiac pressure,  …

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Dog Behavior Problems: Help! My Dog is a Nuisance When He Misbehaves!

How many times have I hear fellow dog owners say, “I hate it when he barks non stop… or he utterly embarrassed me when he mounts people’s leg”. Dog owners usually have no problems to fill in tons of their dog behavioral problems into the above statements.

 

I have to admit that I feel disappointed, even sad whenever I hear dog owners say that statement. Why? Because, these owners have failed to see things from their dog’s prospective! To put it simply, I should say that they don’t understand their dogs at all.

 

Dogs do not misbehave because they’re spiteful, or are out to annoy or anger you. They just behave in a manner which is expected of a dog!

 

The fact is that dog behavioral problems that we can’t stand are not problems at all to the dogs. In fact, do you know that dogs “misbehave” …

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What Are Some Unknown Facts About Dogs?

There’s no doubt that dogs have long held an important place in many cultures around the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there were probably between 80,000 and 100,000 different dog breeds alive today at the beginning of the 20th century. But how did all of those individual dog types come into existence? And why do so many people choose them as their pet especially considering that not even one percent of dogs is actually owned by any human being on Earth?

 

In this article, we’ll look at what makes dogs such popular pets, where the idea came from for most modern dog owners, and whether or not you can train your own dog to perform tricks like jumping through hoops. We’ll also find out if it’s possible to own tons of different dog breeds and which ones are best suited for particular environments.

 

How Long Have Dogs …

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How Do You Train a Dog to Stop Jumping on People?

It’s happened again and again your family is out for drinks at a restaurant or party when your dog jumps up onto a chair or table and starts sniffing around like he owns the place. You’re about to yell “no” and drag him off, but then you remember that one of his favorite tricks is bouncing on people. It looks cute, so you let him bounce once before saying something stern. But by the time you get home, he has already bounced several times. What gives?

 

If this sounds familiar, there are plenty of reasons why dogs have trouble learning new behaviors. For example, if they’ve been rewarded for an unwanted behavior in the past, they’ll be more likely to repeat it because they know what works. In addition, some breeds of dogs tend to think jumping is part of being a puppy. A good rule of thumb is …

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