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Hearing loss in dogs, as in humans, can be caused by a wide range of disease, trauma, and/or congenital problems. In congenital cases, the dog is born deaf. Hearing loss can come on suddenly or gradually due to injury, disease, ear infections, exposure to loud noises or explosions, or simply the wear and tear of old age.
Hearing loss is categorized as unilateral (affecting one ear only) or bilateral (affecting both ears). Dogs with white or partially white coats are often subject to a congenital form of deafness connected with the special pigmentation in their skin. In these cases the dog may have unpigmented skin in the inner ear, which causes the nerve endings inside the ear to wither away and die when the affected puppy is only a few weeks old. The end result is deafness.
Unlike some conditions, hearing problems are usually noticeable to the pet owner. [...]
There are five good reasons why an Anatolian Shepherd is not right for everyone. The reasons are that they are an overly protective dog, they need plenty of room in the yard, they are harder to train, they have socialization issues, and they have a tendency to dig and chase. [...]
The Beaceron has a natural affinity to guarding people and things. It is an excellent guard dog whose appearance and demeanor command respect. [...]
Showing a Beauceron is a feat that requires skill and knowledge on how to present them at their best! This dog requires extensive training and you must be patient with them. They can master what you want them to do and they are eager to please you. [...]
The Beauceron is a wonderful dog in many ways, but it does have its drawbacks. One of those is the length of time it takes for this dog to mature. [...]
The Belgian Malinois is very good with children. Of course, as with any breed of dog, the Belgian Malinois has to be introduced to the children at a young age, and then very carefully in order to ensure the bond and understanding is created. The dog will often grow to love the children and protect them, as the Belgian Malinois is a protection breed. The dog will play with the children, too, and will respect them as being higher in the "pack" if the dog has been properly socialized from an early age. [...]
The Xoloitzcuintli is a breed with above average intelligence, and, therefore, it is highly trainable. If you have the right training methods, you can train your Xolo for all sorts of purposes, even competitions. Its agility and versatility also enable it to perform tricks well.
If you are serious about training your Xolo, it is best to start at a very young age. You can begin by socializing it, and helping it get used to its surroundings. You have to teach your dog to interact and mingle with humans and other animals. This is especially important if you have other animals like cats in the house. If you train it to befriend other pets at a young age, it won't be a problem or nuisance at home. By socializing your Xoloitzcuintli, you will also expose it to communication with humans. [...]
The Belgian Malinois is a square dog. He does not just appear square, or stand square, like some other breeds. This dog breed actually is exactly square. The dog's body is between 24 to 26 inches tall for males and between 22 to 24 inches tall for females. The dog's body's length is exactly the same as the height of the body. This makes the dog a literal square. [...]
The Wire Fox Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family that has accomplished many things from being a hunting dog and show dog to being a wonderful pet. They have a wonderful temperament and personality with the exception of being very stubborn and headstrong.
They are very much "into themselves", often thinking they are going to call the shots in the family. They are very intelligent and know what they can and cannot get away with. In spite of their intelligence, they are often difficult to train because of their stubbornness. They only want to do something if they think it is in their best interest to do it, or if there is something in it for them. [...]
There are some reasons why a Bloodhound might not be right for you including their size, tendency to drool, they are not the smartest dog outside of their excellent sense of smell, their short life span, and they are terribly unmotivated. As one can see, they are basically a hyperactive dog that has to be watched all the time to make sure they do not eat something that can harm them. [...]
Aggression in dogs is a very concerning problem for both dog owners and the general public. A dog that is aggressive can still be an excellent guard dog, family pet, or protection dog provided that he or she is obedient, well behaved, and controllable and is not dangerous to others. A dog that has problems with excessive aggression will behave in a way that makes the dog a problem to either people, including the owner and family, or towards other pets or animals.
There are four basic types of aggression that most dog breeds will exhibit to some degree. These include prey instinct, or the instinct to chase and hunt, territoriality, protection of owner, and self defense. [...]
Bloodhounds have one amazing sense of smell and that is why they are said to be an excellent search and rescue dog breed. Their keen sense of smell surpasses all other breeds; they have been responsible for tracking, and finding people lost in remote areas, missing children, fugitives, bodies and other animals. They excel in this field of work. The dogs have a handler that is trained with the dog to perform all duties of a search and rescue dog. [...]
If you have a Bloodhound puppy, you need to start basic commands as soon as you bring them home. Housebreaking and training does take some time and even when you think you have a well trained puppy, they will surprise you and act like they have no idea what you are talking about when you call them. They are a stubborn dog that resists change. They are happy just being themselves and will frustrate you from time to time. [...]
Effective communication is a key aspect to any successful relationship from husband and wife to Welsh Springer Spaniel and owner. To ensure a lasting relationship, you have to rely on your ability to make your requests understood by your pet and make sure that you understand him. Because you both speak different languages, you'll have to compromise to a certain extent in the beginning to open the lines of communication. Through trial or error, you and your Welsh Springer Spaniel will have to communicate on everything from training to playtime. [...]
Obedience training for your dog can mean many things to many different owners, but a common mistake often made by first time pet owners is that they focus only on getting their dog to obey them. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel is a somewhat independent dog and the best type of obedience training that will work will be one that focuses on a well-behaved dog rather than a dog who listens well. The major difference is that one method requires a reactive dog who merely responds to your requests; the other is more suited to the independent-minded Welsh Springer Spaniel because it focuses on teaching your dog how to behave well all of the time. [...]