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Your Commitment To A Dog

Deciding to bring home a dog or a puppy is a big step in most individual's lives, and is not one that should be made on the spur of the moment. A dog is a living animal, that has both physical and emotional needs, just the same as any other type of pet. Dogs, through selective breeding, have become excellent companions, ideal for families, individuals and even for homes with small children. Understanding the complete commitment to having a dog as a pet will help you in deciding exactly what type of dog you will need, or even if a dog is the best type of pet for you and your family. There are four main areas to consider when deciding if you are prepared to make the necessary commitment to owning a dog. These areas include the emotional commitment you must make, the environmental space and areas you must provide, the training and socialization activities necessary to own a well behaved and well adjusted dog, as well as the dog experience you may or may not have. In order to understand the various aspects of these commitments, it is important to consider them one at a time. [...]

Questions To Consider Before Bringing A Dog Home

Stopping to ask yourself and your family a few basic questions before bringing home your dog or puppy will help you decide what type, breed and size of dog is best for your home, but also help you be completely prepared for the big day. The following questions are the basic questions you will need to answer before getting ready for the new addition to the family. In order to really understand what type or breed of dog you should consider, take the time to actually write down the answers to these questions, being sure to ask other family members for their input and ideas - especially if they will be taking care of the dog or puppy some of the time. Keep in mind that all dogs or puppies within a breed will have their own unique requirements and characteristics, but most will fall within the particular attributes of the breed. [...]

Dogs For Families

If you are planning on getting a dog and already have a family, it is very important to start out with a breed of dog that is family friendly. This typically means that the dog is great with kids, is not aggressive, and is relatively easy to train and work with. Of course, children of different ages will also have a big impact on how important the various characteristics are. In addition, you may wish to consider if getting a full grown dog from a rescue or shelter may be a better option than dealing with a puppy, especially if this is the first dog that you have owned. Dogs from shelters or rescues are already neutered or spayed, as well as fully vet checked - and often have been tested with kids and other pets in foster home settings. [...]

Dogs For Apartments And Small Spaces

Unfortunately, many people in large cities or even smaller towns simply don't have a yard attached to their condo, town house or apartment. Since many of the breeds of dogs (both small and large) do require a yard for regular exercise, it is nice to also know that there are many breeds that are wonderfully adaptable to apartment and indoor living. One of the most amazing factors is that often these apartment and small space dogs are not just the toy and miniature breeds. Many of the small, medium and even large breeds do very well living in an apartment - provided they have regular exercise, and an opportunity to run and play in open areas on a daily basis. One of the most important factors in a well-behaved and healthy dog is the amount of exercise that he or she will need. All dogs require some daily exercise to aid in digestion, blood circulation, muscle development and weight management and control. Dogs that do not get the right amount of exercise are more prone to heart problems, respiratory problems, obesity and related health conditions as well as joint and muscle problems. Regular exercise, in some form, is important for every breed of dog. The variance in types of exercise is what makes some breeds more suitable for living in small living spaces or apartments than others. [...]

Housing your Alaskan Malamute

One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing an Alaskan Malamute is housing. Alaskan Malamutes are pack-oriented, so they love to be part of the family. The best arrangement is to ensure that your dog can go in and out of your house anytime it desires. Installing a dog door will be the best solution for you and your Alaskan Malamute, and you will have to train it to enter and exit the house through the dog door. [...]

The Borzoi and Indoor Environments

The Borzoi is a large, furry, human-friendly dog breed that originated in Tsarist Russia. The Borzoi was bred to be a hunting dog for the Tsars and the wealthy and affluent Russian nobility. Thus he has the long legs and sleek body frame that suggests his truest calling: running. But despite the breed's initial intention, when he is well-trained and well-socialized, the Borzoi is a wonderful pet. [...]

Is a Borzoi Right For Your Home?

The Borzoi may be a large dog, but he is also, as a well-socialized and trained adult dog, a wonderful companion. For homes with people looking for a calm, good-natured companion who does not demand copious amount of attention and is simply a buddy rather than a worker or a protector, a Borzoi is a good option. But for homes with a lot of noise, rambunctiousness, and a need for a dog who fetches and plays, the Borzoi would not be a good fit. [...]

Norwegian Elkhounds and the Heat

Norwegian Elkhounds were bred to endure the harsh cold and snowy climates of Nordic countries. Farmers and hunters needed dogs that were able to deal with strenuous activity through the often subzero temperatures that so characterized the Scandinavian area. Once the Norwegian Elkhound gained popularity, however, it was transported throughout the world, and oftentimes to places whose climatic characteristics proved to be the opposite of those under which the breed was created. Indeed, nowadays you can find Norwegian Elkhounds in such diverse places as the southern US and in Australia. How does the breed handle the heat? Should Elkhounds only be kept in snowy, cold countries? [...]

Your Home and Your St. Bernard

Think carefully before you decide to adopt or purchase a St. Bernard puppy. Sure, they're cute and cuddly, and they make terrific pets. They are loving, loyal, and great with children and families. They like other people and are tolerant with other animals. But that tiny St. Bernard puppy that fits in your arms right now will eventually grow up, and when he does, he will become a huge, furry problem for owners who are not prepared for the issues that come with large dog breeds. The St. Bernard is a very, very large dog. In fact, he is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. This fact should give the prospective owner some pause as large dogs can be very problematic. The St. Bernard will grow up to be a dog that stands between 27 inches and 35 inches tall, and will reach between 150 and 200 pounds in weight. A dog that is heavier than most people and who is tall enough to rest his chin on the kitchen table can be a menace for the unprepared owner. [...]

Living In A House With A Keeshond

The Keeshond does very well living in any sized home. They are a known protector of their domain. They alert you to intruders and make for an ideal companion. Their instinct to protect and guard the home is natural more than it is taught. They are beautiful furry little dogs not weighing much more than thirty-five pounds. They are, however, a dominant dog and like to have control. They accomplish this with their eye contact and their movements. Keeshonds are known to protect, but if you as their owner accepts someone into the house, they will accept this as well. [...]

Living Conditions of the English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy Spaniel loves to be treated as royalty! There are several things that you can and should do to make the environment of your English toy spaniel, or Charlie, comfortable. [...]

Living Conditions of the English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy Spaniel loves to be treated as royalty! There are several things that you can and should do to make the environment of your English toy spaniel, or Charlie, comfortable. [...]

Making A Fila Brasileiro An Indoor Dog

The Fila Brasileiro is a very large dog, which leads some to believe that it is best kept outdoors. The Fila Brasileiro is happy to live outdoors but it can also be brought up to spend time indoors too. This type of socialization and respect for your property should be done when the dog is still a puppy. Once the dog is older, if it has not learned how to behave indoors, it can become destructive without meaning to be. Thus, the rules of the house have to be imposed early along with a good dose of obedience training. [...]

The Alaskan Klee Kai As Watchdog

The Alaskan Klee Kai is being touted as an ideal companion and house (or apartment dog). Small in stature, intelligent, and caring, the Alaskan Klee Kai quickly takes to life in the home and proves itself as a useful watchdog to boot. [...]

Buying A Pit Bull Check Local Laws & Insurances First

American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed that is met with controversy at nearly every turn. As a result, Pit Bulls have become the subject of numerous bans and insurance restrictions. Hence, owning a Pit Bull, regardless of your opinion of the breed overall, is not a simple matter of imposing your will to buy one; it may just be that you have to go much farther than locating an American Pit Bull Terrier pup. [...]

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