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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. [...]

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. [...]

Affenpinschers and Training

Affenpinschers are much loved for their entertaining personalities, but like many of the toy breeds, they can be difficult to housebreak. Finding the right balance of showing these little dogs what is expected of them and what is not allowed can be a difficult task for first time dog owners. Because housebreaking and interacting with other people and animals are the two things that are most challenging for Affenpinschers, we're going to take a look at a few tips for helping these little monkey dogs get settled in your home. [...]

Socialization and Yorkshire Terriers

Socialization is extremely important for Yorkshire terrier puppies as with any breed of dog. Socialization is part of training, teaching, and familiarizing the puppy by acquainting them to new environments or experiences and should continue up to at least age two. This includes interacting with other animals, family members, gentle and calm children, and strangers on an ongoing and steady basis. [...]

Socialization Challenges of the Afghan Hound

If you are thinking of adopting an Afghan hound there are some important things to be aware of. While these dogs are gorgeous, intelligent and loyal animals they are not right for everyone. [...]

Afghan Hounds - High Maintenance Dogs?

The appearance and attitude of the Afghan hound can easily lead you to believe that they are very high maintenance dogs. Their long, shiny coats and the aloof manner in which they carry themselves can be almost intimidating to some. Before you make the decision to add an Afghan hound to your family you should consider the amount of work that will be involved. [...]

Introducing a New Pet to Your Afghan Hound

If you are the owner of an Afghan hound adding a new pet to your family will have to be carefully considered. Not all animals are well suited to share a home with this breed of dog, particularly animals that are much smaller than he is. Before you bring home that furry new bundle of joy, there are some things you need to think about. [...]

Airedale Terriers and Aggression

The Airedale Terrier is a very devoted and loving dog, and they make wonderful hunting dogs as well as great lasting pets and companions for the entire family. They do, however, require a lot of attention and exercise to wear off all the pent up energy they always seem to possess. This is not a dog you can bring home, feed once a day and leave to his own devices. [...]

Airedale Terriers as a Family Pet, Is This The Right Dog To Have With Children?

The Airedale Terrier is a great dog, whether it's used for hunting, show or just as a family pet. If you have children, you are probably concerned about what kind of pet the Airedale will make for your children and your entire family. Many people believe that they can bring a dog home and they should automatically get along great with the children. In some lucky cases, this actually does happen. [...]

Wheaton Terriers help special needs children

The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is widely known as a happy dog with a good disposition. This makes them ideal dogs to use as therapy visitors for special needs children. Of course, the Wheaten Terrier must also be well trained. Because of its large size, its over-exuberance could hurt a child if the dog has not been reined in somewhat. [...]

Training Issues of the Airedale Terrier

Training a dog is a very important part of dog ownership. Too many owners get a dog, give him just the basics, and are surprised later in life when they start having problems with the dog. When a dog gets older, he is more set in his ways and will be more difficult to train when he's been allowed to behave in a certain way for so long. When the dog is confused and stubborn, the owner gets upset with the dog. A dog is only as good as his owner allows him to be. [...]

What Makes a Good Airedale Terrier?

An Airedale Terrier is a very versatile animal. They can serve many purposes in life. They are a watchdog, a companion dog, a show dog, a hunting dog or they can be all of these things. When you decide to get an Airedale Terrier, you know what you have in mind for this dog and what you can do with him or her. [...]

Akita and Children

Most Akita dogs are rather laid-back with very docile temperament. If an Akita undergoes a considerable period of socialization among other animals such as cats and horses at an early age, it will most probably make a great companion for children. [...]

Akita Rescue and Adoption

Acquiring an Akita can be something you need to contemplate about. Would you want to raise an Akita from puppyhood? Or would you rather adopt an older Akita, one that has been rescued and placed at the local shelters? Can you really handle taking care of an Akita at all? [...]

Taking Care of an Akita

An Akita Inu is a perfect household pet, especially if you have young children in the house. Since ancient times, this breed of dog has shown alertness, devotion, fearlessness, loyalty and intelligence. A properly trained Akita also seems to fall back on its tranquil nature; it is often said that the dog is undeniably tolerant and patient with its human companions. [...]

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