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The Brussels Griffon is a terrific dog for many people. A person who wants an incredibly loyal companion who will love them and will enjoy being with them will greatly benefit from adopting a Brussels Griffon. Unfortunately, those with families with young children or who are not interested in small, toy breeds and the care that goes with them would not be happy with the Brussels Griffon. [...]
Dogs are very much like children and need to be educated about how to behave properly and what behaviors are unacceptable. If a puppy isn't trained, then problem behaviors will persist into adulthood and worsen. Not only will the behaviors themselves increase in frequency, but an adult dog's actions can be much more dangerous than the actions of a small puppy. One of the dog behaviors that can get out of hand if not curtailed early on is biting.
No dog behavior is inherently "bad." Dog behavior is the result of both the natural forces that shaped wolf pack behavior and the selective breeding humans performed in order to create breeds suitable for specific jobs. [...]
As is true with any dog breed, the St. Bernard needs socialization in order to be a well-rounded and accepting dog. He is naturally friendly, but he needs to learn the proper manners he needs to be around other people and animals. The basic reason for this is because of his size. Large dogs don't often know instinctively that their size can be an impediment to their "friendships" with strangers, and they need to learn to control themselves when they meet new people and animals. [...]
Your happiness with your new Shar Pei will depend on how well you socialize your puppy. Socializing your Shar Pei involves getting your pup used to interacting with other animals and people. Because most puppies spend the first 2-3 months with their mothers and siblings, they will have some experience interacting with other dogs, but they are still not used to people or new surroundings. Socializing your Shar Pei should be an ongoing process that continues into adulthood. [...]
By nature, the Coton de Tulear is lovable and affectionate, but without proper exposure to people and other animals, it can become aggressive and defensive. If you have children, you should involve your children in the socialization process slowly so that your Coton will not be frightened. Socializing your Coton simply means helping it adjust to people, other pets, and its surroundings. The key to socializing your Coton de Tulear is to make it feel safe and secure, even around strangers. [...]
The temperament and characteristics of the Lhasa Apsos that make it a great watchdog (i.e., its assertive, intelligent, & independent nature) can also make it difficult to get along with other dogs.
First, the Lhasa Apsos tend to be dominating, more so than other breeds. Dogs need to know who is boss - if one dog is clearly submissive to a more dominant dog, they'll usually get along; however, it's not immediately which dog is "boss"; they'll immediately challenge each other, and if one doesn't back down, it will quickly escalate into a fight. Compounding the problem, many Lhasas are possessive of their food and toys. [...]
The Keeshond adapts easily to children and other animals such as a dog. They like to be a part of the group and prefer to be in the house with everyone. The Keeshond is actually a great family dog due to their loyalty and need to please. They adapt well with children as long as they are not mistreated. If you are bringing a new puppy in the home, you should have no problems with children and the Keeshond living together. [...]
A Fila Brasileiro is one of the few breeds of large dogs raised to herd livestock. They are most comfortable in country settings and can be hard to keep in an urban environment. Since they were bred to herd and protect livestock, they have a natural aggressive tendency to anyone that that they do not consider part of their herd. This can range from other pets to strangers. They are naturally suspicious of strangers and can have an over-protective instinct that can get them in trouble in a social setting. [...]
The Fila Brasileiro is a breed that requires extensive socialization. It was bred to be a guard dog and herder and thus has a natural tendency to be suspicious of strangers and very defensive. This can lead it to be aggressive with any pets or people that are not part of its family. This natural aggressiveness cannot be socialized out of it completely. It can be dampened and with a very firm owner, it can take its cue on when to refrain from acting on instinct to defend and attack. [...]
The Gordon Setter is known for its loyal nature and tremendous obedience. For this reason, the Gordon Setter is an ideal pet for families with children. The best way to acclimate your Gordon Setter to his or her new life with children is to include your children in the socialization process. Getting your new pet used to the presence (and noises) of children will make it less suspicious of strangers, which is in its nature. Because children can be clumsy and careless of where they sit or step, some pets may not be suitable due to their tendencies to strike back. [...]
Socializing your Gordon Setter is one of the most important things you can do. Beginning this process at an early age is crucial to make sure your pet is used to the sights and sounds of the outside world. Without proper socialization, your Gordon Setter will be suspicious and withdrawn around strangers. Proper socialization involves getting your pet used to people, other pets and any other stimulation of your pet's senses. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai was developed to be a companion animal; at that it excels with the ideal temperament for the job. Without adequate socialization though, the Alaskan Klee Kai has the potential to become a nervous dog with limits to its friendliness. [...]
Knowing how a breed of dog will be with children in a household is important for families. Similarly, the issue is of importance to households where children will be visiting. It stands to reason then that potential Alaskan Klee Kai owners want to know:how are Alaskan Klee Kais with kids? [...]
More and more families now have dogs or are aiming to get dogs so that they can have pets in their homes. This is not only because of a dog's inherent qualities to become watchdogs or guard dogs, but also because of how they can be great companions and friends to the members of the family. As there are many dog breeds now that are quite suitable to become family pets, you may be confused by the number of options available. However, the choice of dog will always have to depend on whether a dog's temperament is right with that of a particular family. [...]
The Standard Schnauzer is a canine that needs firm training. They are very intelligent and can learn quickly, but they will challenge authority. An owner must clearly show or demonstrate to the Standard Schnauzer that they, the human, is the boss-not the dog with the human brain.
The Standard Schnauzer will display a strong will or temperament. They can have an obstinate nature that will challenge you at every turn. The trainer or owner must be firm and unyielding. They must demand respect from this dog. [...]