Looking after dogs
Handy tips and advice on how to care for your dog, from tick season, adoption you will all kinds of information about caring for your dog.
Having trouble sleeping because your dog is barking excessively into the night? We have all been there so I’ve decided to put some tips together so you (and the neighbours) can get good night’s sleep. The main reasons a dog barks excessively are: fear, separation anxiety, boredom, communication or seeking attention. First of all when your dog is barking uncontrollably, do not bribe your dog to stop barking with treats or food, they will see this as a reward and they will continue the barking behaviour. You must try ignoring the behaviour as long as possible. When your dog is scared they may be afraid of people coming near your home at night or they may hear unfamiliar noises. Try leaving them in safe, cosy area; try not to lea . . .
It is no secret that dogs love food and treats. Treats are a good way to reinforce obedience and positive behaviour they are also a must during training. Treats are better for your dog than leftover food and are fine to be given at any time though giving them as positive reinforcement is best. Treats should be no more than 10% of your dog's diet, especially for overweight dogs. If you plan to treat your dog often, invest in healthier and smaller treats to keep your dog slim and healthy. If, however, your dog is active, you may not be restricted to giving lower-calorie treats. If you give your dog treats from your plate, you can’t complain that he’s a pest at mealtime. And if your dog’s supposed to be losing weight, don&r . . .
A good number of dogs end up connecting strongly with a child, becoming both their best friend and guardian, but some dogs have difficulty interacting with children and if not handled correctly, the consequences can be awful. If you are a dog lover and a kid lover you have to find a way to make all your little ones co-exist, whether it’s a new dog or a new child coming into the house here are some tips on how to make it as seamless and as safe as possible. If you have a newborn baby on its way you should be well prepared and your dog should be well trained. Dogs should be able to understand simple commands such as “sit”, “stay”, and “no” and should be trained not to snatch food or toys from a hand, . . .
The age old question us dog lovers all wonder! Does your dog feel guilty about ripping up those new pair of shoes or eating half your dinner when you weren’t looking? Can they understand what we are saying? Do they like watching TV or just laying by your side? Dog . . .
Dealing With Your Aggressive Dog Of all the behavioural problems that you will face as a dog owner, the worst is aggression. It's obvious really, you don't want your pet being aggressive to you or your family potentially endangering them. And you don't want your pet to be a . . .
3 Must Have Dog Toys For Your Pet Dogs of all shapes and sizes need to have a few toys to play with. Puppies need them more than older dogs as they are bundles of energy and need to focus their energy on something other than your best pair of runners. So here are 3 toy ide . . .
Who's The Boss - is this the main reason why your dog misbehaves? If you are having behavioral problems with your dog, part of the problem could be that you have given the wrong signals to your pet. Essentially, you have to show him/her who is boss. If you think this might . . .
Tips to keep your dog safe during the summer months Summer is a great time of the year to get out and about, to be more active and generally get a bit of Sun but this has to be tempered by taking adequate precautions when outside. The common adage to slip, slop and slap is . . .
Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise ? Most people recognize that getting regular exercise and staying fit, not only makes you feel better, but can also keep you healthy. And the same applies for your pets. A well exercised pet will be happier and healthier. So the question . . .
3 Ways To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Healthy Many people don't think about dental health care for their pets. The assumption is that the animal will take care of it's teeth naturally by chewing a bone or some kind of toy but this is often not the case. Also, as dogs will often . . .
How To Look After Your Dog During The Tick Season Tick season in Australia is around spring and peaks in December. Dogs and all animals, even humans, are most susceptible to ticks at this time. So what can you do to make sure that your pet doesn't suffer any discomfort this . . .
You must be registered to submit a post within the Australian Pet Shop Blog. If you are already registered, please login. Alternatively, register now for FREE.
© Australian Pet Shop Since 2008
Having trouble sleeping because your dog is barking excessively into the night? We have all been the . . .
Posted By chantelle on Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Words : 413 | Views : 76762 | Comments : 0
It is no secret that dogs love food and treats. Treats are a good way to reinforce obedience and pos . . .
Posted By chantelle on Wednesday 16th April 2014
Words : 292 | Views : 6357 | Comments : 0
A good number of dogs end up connecting strongly with a child, becoming both their best friend and g . . .
Posted By chantelle on Wednesday 26th March 2014
Words : 548 | Views : 15519 | Comments : 0