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The Tibetan Terrier is a beautiful animal, with its long hair and its loving eyes. Most often, these dogs are medium to larger sized dogs and this often means that they may take up more room than you are willing to spare, but reconsider this. These dogs are larger but they are the utmost in friendly and loving care. You are likely to find them cuddled up next to you on the couch instead of bullying those around them. They are non aggressive, easy to please animals that enjoy being in the presence of their families.
It is important to keep them happy by including them in your daily life. These dogs do need to spend some time walking every day. Physical exercise is an important part of their health and well being. Do not overlook the importance of this. In addition, provide them with exercise and activity throughout the day. Not only does this keep them fit, but happy too. A happy Tibetan Terrier is one that you will enjoy being around yourself. It is very easy to do this. [...]
The Giant Schnauzer is a very athletic dog and therefore needs lots of exercise and stimulation. If they do not receive enough stimulation daily, they will literally bounce off of the walls and will be extremely difficult to manage. They have a great need to expend their excess energy daily or they will not be able to settle in for the night.
The Giant Schnauzer needs as much exercise as possible. They should receive it at a minimum of two times daily. This should be more than just a play session in the back yard. They need to walk or run a minimum of two miles per day. They need and love a play session where they can just run freely.
It would be wise to engage your Giant Schnauzer in some various doggie sports. They love the competition and this provides another form of exercise for them. They are decidedly competitive and possess a natural talent for many of the doggie sports available. [...]
The Tibetan Terrier is a beautiful dog with a unique look to them. Although you may not think so, they have excellent eyesight. They also have a good sense of smell and an instinctive sense of curiosity. All of these things contribute to the type of dog that they are and what types of uses they have been used for over their history. Having this dog in your home can be an enjoyable experience and taking advantage of its skills is something you most certainly can do. You should understand what type of activities the dog enjoys so that you can be sure to provide them with activities that they enjoy. [...]
The Giant Schnauzer is a very intelligent breed of canine. This animal is an independent thinker and will not stop until he has figured out the puzzle of whatever nature it may be. The Giant Schnauzer is a true problem solver.
If left to his own devices, the Giant Schnauzer can be very destructive unless their energy and mind is channelled in a constructive manner. They can get into trouble before you can even process what is happening! The Giant Schnauzer has no problem with eating your furniture. They have been known to eat an entire couch in under thirty minutes without compunction or remorse. He just views your furniture as great big toys that need to be dominated. He will try to put them into submission before you can do anything about it. [...]
There are a few things you should know about caring for your Giant Schnauzer. After all, knowledge is power and you will need all of that with this dog and then some!
The Giant Schnauzer has a wiry and stiff coat that produces very little shedding. He does not produce a doggie odor. However, he will need to be frequently groomed. This will help to keep his coat free of mats and tangles. You should use a wire brush that is short every week. He will need his whiskers to be cleaned after meals to ensure that the food debris are removed. The hair around his ears and eyes should be kept trimmed and short. He should be professionally trimmed all over at least four times per year. This will serve as a proactive measure to keep the mats down and tangles in check. [...]
There are few things in life as awe inspiring as the devotion of a Giant Schnauzer to his master. This is a dog that forms such a strong bond that he will always remain loyal even at his own expense.
When a Giant Schnauzer is a puppy, it is their ambition to test you in every way over and over. To the Giant Schnauzer, it is up to the owner to conform to their way of life and not the responsibility of the Giant Schnauzer to make nay adjustments in their way of thinking. If you are expecting anything different, it will only be a waste of your time! However, once they have learned to love you, they will be loving and loyal, and even dote upon you. They will want to be with you every waking hour! [...]
There are few things as awe inspiring in life as the energy of a Giant Schnauzer. He is truly an animal that will keep going and going, no batteries required!
The Giant Schnauzer truly needs as much exercise as possible. If he does not receive enough daily stimulation, he will literally bounce off of the walls and will be extremely difficult to manage. A Giant Schnauzer has a great need to expend his excess energy daily or he will not be able to settle in for the night. This is not a scenario that you will wish to experience. If you do experience it, it is almost guaranteed that it will only happen once.
A Giant Schnauzer should receive exercise at a minimum of two times a day. They need to walk or run a minimum of two miles per day. The Giant Schnauzer will need a play session where they can just run freely off of a leash. This should involve more than just a play session in the back yard. They need room to stretch their legs and run to their hearts content! [...]
The Great Pyrenees likes to have toys just like any other type of dog. However, as a large breed, they will need toys that are suited to their size. All too often when large dogs such as the Pyr get a hold of regular sized toys, they are destroyed rather quickly; or even worse they are swallowed whole, prompting an emergency visit to the vet. Luckily, there are a number of toys made especially for big dogs. Consisting of sturdy, non toxic rubber and latex blends these playthings are built to take extreme abuse. They are made to mentally stimulate as well as safely release anxiety through chewing and chasing.
One of the most popular toys for any type of large breed dog is the Kong. A Kong is made of sturdy rubber that is meant to be chewed. Though it makes a perfect chew toy, it is more popular for mentally stimulating dogs as a treat dispenser. [...]
The allure of owning a Great Pyrenees can be strong for some and many believe with enough obedience lessons, handling this large breed of dog will be an easy task. While obedience lessons are a good start it is important to remember that the Great Pyrenees is first and foremost a working breed. They will not always necessarily make the best of family pets. In general, working breeds tend to have a certain personality that can be non conducive to the expectation most dogs tend to fit. Working dogs are bred for certain helpful characteristics with companionship coming in last on the list. In this case, the Great Pyrenees' main purpose was to guard animals such as cattle and sheep on farms.
Throughout their development, working breeds were typically made to look out for themselves. This meant finding shelter and food was largely the dog's responsibility. Without this dependency on their owner, most working breeds have a fully developed sense of self reliance that sometimes comes off as stubborn or willful. [...]
For puppies that are somewhat stubborn, headstrong or have picked up some lazy or bad habits, NILF training is just the technique to get them back on track. For most dominant puppies or breeds that are dominant by nature NILF is also an ideal way to start training and work through training without having to deal with many of the dominance and non-compliance issues you may see in other less task oriented type training methods.
NILF, which stands for "Nothing In Life Is Free" is a method of training that requires the dog to perform as per the owner's requests in order to get what the dog wants. This is not a punishment based training method and as a matter of fact NILF training requires no punishment at all, simply a willingness for the trainer to never give in or accept poor or difficult behavior on the part of the puppy. [...]
There are many different times that changing a routine or training program may become important for both the owner and the dog. Lots of breeds, especially those breeds that are naturally very intelligent, somewhat dominant or even very headstrong need to frequent changes in routine to prevent them from becoming bored, non-compliant or simply disobedient. Usually these behaviors are a result of the dogs not being mentally challenged and showing their frustration to their owners. Breeds that typically use these types of behaviors can include Jack Russell Terriers, Poodles, Corgis, Schnauzers, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Akitas and other breeds that are known for high intelligence. These breeds love a challenge and if they aren't finding ways to use their mental energy productively, they will find ways to use it destructively. [...]
For most dogs that live either inside a house or in a fenced area, boredom will be the biggest behavioral problem, especially when the family is not directly interacting with the dog. Just being in the area with the dog is not the same as interacting with the dog and this is an important consideration for dog owners to keep in mind. This will also depend very much on the breed as well as the individual dog's temperament and personality. Some breeds are very happy just finding a quiet corner to sit and observe the family, whereas others need to be in close contact with the family to be satisfied. This is why it is so important to learn about the requirements for the breed before choosing a dog, plus it is also important to watch the puppy or dog interact to learn about its own personality and how closely it matches the typical breed temperament. [...]
Some dogs, in particular some breeds, are prone to anxiety and stress problems especially when it comes to being separated from their owners. This is more than just an annoying habit the dog needs to learn to correct, this is actually a very serious emotional and behavioral problem that dogs can develop that may lead to the dog needing to be put down if it cannot be managed. Typically dogs that are well-trained and socialized from puppies will not develop anxiety or separation disorders, however if a traumatic event happens in the dog's life it can develop even in previously well-adjusted dogs. Often a dramatic change in the family such as a new baby, a death of a close family member to the dog, a child moving away to college and especially a rehoming experience can often bring out anxiety and stress related behaviors in some dogs and breeds. [...]
There are two aspects that are important to consider in biting and mouthing type behaviors in dogs. The first component is the age of the dog or puppy, and the second is the reason that the dog or puppy is engaging in these behaviors in the first place. There are several normal reasons why a dog or puppy might chew or bite, and then there are some abnormal or serious issues that may be causing this behavior. One of the most serious of the health related issues for dogs biting and mouthing includes a condition known as Pica. Pica is defined as the eating of inedible objects and may be related to nutritional deficiencies, bad habits, boredom or attention seeking behaviors. It is important to take your adult dog to the vet if you notice pica type behaviors and have a full check-up completed to see if there are any health related conditions that may need treatment. [...]
Dogs, just like people, can become depressed for several different reasons. The most common reasons for dogs to become depressed includes the death of a companion dog or pet, the loss of a loved family member, a person moving out the house, or a dog being rehomed to a new environment. For some breeds and dogs this is a short term sadness or despondency, but for other dogs depression and grieving can be a lifetime issue.
There are many stories about dogs the have grieved for their owners. One of the most famous stories is of an Akita in 1924 in Tokyo, Japan. The dog, named Hachika, would walk every day to the train station and wait for his owner who was a professor at the University. When the man passed away in 1925, Hachika continued to walk to the station every day for the next ten years and wait faithfully for his owner. After the dog passed away the community dedicated a statue to this loving dog. [...]