|Truth or Myth ?
and moving about easily, pups are ready
to learn. In fact, they're easier to teach
than older dog's because they haven't
acquired any bad habits that must be
"unlearned". Puppy training should be gentle,
fun and rewarding for the pup.Even training
classes may be started as early as four
months of age when the pup has it's shots
up to date.
|Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.|
|Meeting a Strange Dog
to pet a strange dog.' Just pass him by and
But what if a strange dog approaches you in a
menacing manner ? Do you try to 'sweet talk' him
into thinking you're okay, stand your ground
or run ? That depends. Check the dog's body
language first. Fearfully aggressive dogs lay
their ears back, tend to crouch, may carry their
tails between their legs and will probably try to
attack from the rear. In that case, maintain eye
contact to intimidate the dog and keep facing him
to prevent bites from behind.
Bravely aggressive dogs approach on stiff legs, ears
up and tail held high. In this case, don't make
direct eye contact. Just turn and walk slowly away.
|NEVER allow your puppy to do anything you don't want him to do as an adult.|
all her dogs, whether they are kennel or house
dogs, and she will delight in telling you about
thier exploits. She will have extensive
information about them, and about their ancestors,
along with an armload of photographs and maybe
some video as well.
Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans
of love unless you've been owned by a dog.
He can show you more affection with a flick
of his tail than a man can gather through
a lifetime of handshakes.
1. If I like it, it's mine
"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise"
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant."
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies."
"In dog years, I'm dead."
"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives."
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation."
"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money."
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets."
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."
"Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!"
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane."
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."