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Just like people, dogs also have their own likes and dislikes that owners must take note of. These preferences could somehow be seen as guidelines in taking care of a particular dog breed. If you are a new owner of a dog, then aside from knowing of your dog breed's temperament, you should also see to it that you know what it likes and what it does not like. This is if you want your life as a new dog owner to be convenient and fulfilling. [...]
Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers are lovable, active, intelligent dogs that are happiest when out hunting, competing in trials or anything else that keeps them busy. Some of the various dog activities and sports that tolling retrievers are often involved in include conformation shows, obedience, field competitions, tracking, and agility. Duck tolling dogs are strong swimmers and a tenacious and natural retriever both in the water and on land. When something needs retrieving, the dog immediately springs into action, not only because you train him to, but also because he loves the challenge, exercise, and sport. [...]
The Norfolk terrier can be a loyal, hard working breed, but the potential Norfolk owner should be cautioned of a few issues that may rear their ugly heads during the training process, as well as potential problems that may come as a result of improper or neglectful training.
First of all, as is advised in any and every instance of bringing a new dog into your home, the individual dog's personal history should be investigated. As with any breed, an abusive or neglectful childhood may tragically damage the Norfolk terrier's potential for being trained as a healthy, happy family, show or work dog later in life, perhaps even irreparably. While a mistreated dog might not necessarily be completely unsalvageable, a dog with a rough history will almost certainly be quite a challenge, and training a troublesome dog is not at all recommended for first time or amateur trainers. [...]
For an active miniature bull terrier that has done well in obedience training, possesses excellent social skills, and you want something fun and physical to do together with your pet, then competitions and events are a great way to spend quality time with your dog. This is also a great way to socialize and be with other miniature bull terrier lovers and their pets. Mini bulls love agility training because they get to jump, run, and burn off some of their excess energy. Events such as an agility training competitions are exciting and fun for you and your dog to compete in and just as enjoyable when watching the other dogs compete. [...]
West Highland White Terriers are energetic dogs that love nothing more than playing with their families. These intelligent pets are versatile enough that they have excelled in a number of sporting events, which are a great way for handlers and their dogs to train and work towards the goal of competition. Obedience trials are a popular event for many breeds, and Westies are no exception. According to the West Highland White Terriers Club of America, Westies have earned over 900 Champion Dog titles over the years, not to mention a significant number of Companion Dog Excellent and Utility Dog titles. In this article, we'll learn what an Obedience Trial is, and how you can get involved in this exciting sport. [...]
The Tibetan Spaniel is used to doing its own thing. Its role as a watch dog for Buddhist monks gave it a certain leeway and independence in making judgments as to when to alert the guard dogs. It was left mostly to its own devices and not really trained, and as such, it really isn't suitable for obedience training now.
This small dog has the stubbornness of a mule. Its intelligence and sensitivity also make it easily bored with repetition and obedience training. In order to deal with the inbred stubbornness and independence the dog needs to be very well socialized. It must want to please its owner and it is up to you to figure out how to bring that out in the dog. [...]
The Central Asian Ovtcharka, or CAO, is not a breed for the faint of heart. If you've never owned a dog before, or if you've owned something like a Yorkshire Terrier, you should probably not attempt to own one of these Mastiff-type dogs. They can be quite a handful, not in terms of energy, but in terms of sheer size and power. If not properly trained and handled, they could develop very aggressive and violent tendencies, putting others at risk. [...]
The Central Asian Ovtcharka, or CAO, grows to be a very large, massive dog and has the inborn urge to protect his family from strangers; he has the capability of being quite aggressive, as his ancestors were required to fight dangerous predators, such as wolves and tigers. Many people, especially in the US, look to get involved with this breed specifically for their protective characteristics; they view the CAO as an impressive mobile burglar deterrent. What many people don't realize, however, is that this dog must be trained very early on to not view every single new person or animal as a threat; they must especially be trained to not attack people or animals who approach their homes or family members. [...]
Dog breeds vary in their tendency towards separation anxiety. The Sussex Spaniel is a breed that is predisposed to suffer separation anxiety more than other breeds. This may be due to its role as being part of the hunt and a pack of dogs. When it is separated from this pack, it tends to bond with its owner. If the owner doesn't understand the dog's needs, it can lead to the dog displaying negative behavior like destructive chewing and barking. It will even howl when it is distressed. Some dogs with soil the house, if left alone too long. This might be because they missed their outing or because they are angry or upset. Don't discipline the dog for these mistakes as it is acting out of distress that you were gone. Instead, try to develop a routine that is comforting to the dog while allowing you some time away from the home for short periods. The best type of environment for a Sussex Spaniel is one where there is someone home all day long. [...]
The Sussex Spaniel is a dog that is not easily trained. House training can be difficult and they are prone to separation anxiety and stubbornness. They do have good intelligence and will eventually pick up on their training, but it can take some time and some patience. The innate stubbornness doesn't make them less friendly, however, they can try to manipulate a situation to get what they want. Just be firm and consistent with their training so that they get the idea that you won't accept less from them than their obedience.
House training a Sussex Spaniel can be difficult because it will sometimes soil the house to show its displeasure. If you leave the dog alone too long, it might soil the house because separation anxiety has been triggered in the dog. You can crate-train this dog, but you shouldn't leave them in the crate too long. They do need to be exercised regularly and vigorously to grow up healthy and strong. The breed can make a great outdoors dog in temperate climates. [...]
Chinese Foos are reputed to be very patient and good companions for children. Of course, every dog is an individual and some dogs will be better with children than others. Buying a puppy makes the owners responsible for how the dog is raised and how it will behave around people outside the home and with the people it lives with. Here are a few tips for those that are thinking of buying a Chinese Foo and want to make sure they will get along well with children. [...]
The smooth fox terrier is a dog that is capable of many abilities as well as tasks, from hunting to show dog the smooth fox terrier can prove to be a loyal and capable companion. Depending on what type of performance the smooth fox terrier is required to do it is likely that it will be able to do what it is trained for; whether it be for dog shows or hunting. It is best if the smooth fox terrier is trained from when it is a pup to ensure that it will have the right qualities needed for various tasks. If you plan on having the smooth fox terrier entered in dog shows then you will want to prepare it from an early age by training it how to walk properly as well as sit, stand, and obey direct orders. If your smooth fox terrier will be used for hunting then you will also want to start it off from a pup, as it will grow and adapt to the required performance abilities of a hunting dog. [...]
Chinese Foos are inherently clever dogs that are devoted to their handlers and tend to learn new tasks rather quickly. While they are known as excellent guard dogs, their natural talents seem to make them excellent candidates for competitions like Obedience and Agility trials. Both of these activities are excellent ways to spend quality time with your Chinese Foo while working towards a common goal. In this article, we'll take a look at both Obedience and Agility trials and how you can get involved. [...]
Curly Coated Retrievers are highly intelligent dogs that are devoted to their families and love to play. Because Curlies are usually very late to mature compared to other breeds, they tend to keep their joyful puppy attitudes for several years before settling down in adulthood. This means that Curlies can be more than a handful. Highly active and quick to boredom, a Curly left on his own for too long could turn to making up his own games, and this could quickly lead to destruction. In this article, we'll take a look at how to make the most of the Curly Coated Retriever's boisterous nature. [...]
The English Setter is highly intelligent and loves to spend time with its owner; so much so, that the breed is not recommended for those who spend a great deal of time away from home. They thrive on companionship and naturally assume that they will be included in all activities. As some have come to find, English Setters are a breed that can suffer from extreme separation anxiety; therefore, it is of utmost importance that new owners work with their dogs to help temper this characteristic. It should be understood that even though Setters can have separation anxiety, the trait is not a given with every dog and can be exhibited in varying degrees. [...]