Monday, January 30, 2012
Guilt And Dog Ownership
Dog owners can feel a profound sense of guilt over how they have treated their dogs. It is important to recognize that what we do with our dogs will affect US for the rest of our lives.
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:21 AM
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
10 Keys To Successfully Owning A Dog
What are the key ingredients necessary for you to successfully owning a dog? What kinds of preparations do you need to prevent dog ownership failure?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:43 PM
Don't Be Soft On Animal Abusers
It is important for society, especially for the welfare of children and dogs, that convicted animal abusers are deal with severely. You need to understand that abusers like this continue to justify what they did even after going to jail, and that they have a high probability of reoffending.
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:31 PM
Monday, January 23, 2012
Emotionally And Physically Distancing From The Family Dog
Posted by Sam Basso at 9:19 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Puppy (Or New Dog) Behavior Surprises
Many people are surprised when the new dog they adopted or purchased isn't behaving the way they thought the were going to. New dogs can bite, jump, chew, dig, bark, whine, cry, have potty problems, and more. There is a lot to consider before getting a dog. So it is time for you to educate yourself before you try to educate your dog.
Posted by Sam Basso at 3:40 PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dogs That Hate Leashes
Many dogs do NOT like being on a leash. Some panic. Some bite at the leash. Some bite at the owner. Some play tug of war with the leash, so you can't walk them at all. Some just won't budge. What is the answer? Because if you can't take your dog for walks, then your dog will develop more behavioral problems...
Posted by Sam Basso at 7:22 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
My Puppy Bit Me While Trying To Take Away A Toy / Bone / Food / Rawhide
Some puppies will bite, growl, or threaten to bite when you take something away from them. Many people make the mistake of punishing their dog, which will only make the problem worse. What should you do?
Posted by Sam Basso at 9:28 AM
My Puppy Resents Corrections
What do you do with a puppy that resents corrections? What do you do with a puppy that growls, bites or attacks when you correct them? This is a serious issue that you need to sort out immediately.
Posted by Sam Basso at 9:06 AM
How Do You Get A Dog To Not Listen To Strangers?
Many people are upset or annoyed that their dog will listen to, or react to, the words or gestures of strangers. What is the answer? What can be done to make your dog ignore strangers and only respond to your commands?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:09 AM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Why Does My Puppy Not Like Socializing?
What do you do with a puppy that doesn't like meeting strangers or strange dogs? What about a shy puppy? What about an aggressive puppy? What about an unruly puppy?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:35 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Are You Arguing Over The Dog?
People argue a lot when it comes to owning a dog. That is, they argue a lot when they haven't done enough pre-planning, or someone isn't taking responsibility, or someone isn't being reasonable. What do you do to stop the arguments? And what do you do about an unruly dog that won't listen?
Not everyone has strife in their home regarding the dog. What are their secrets?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:18 PM
What Should We Dog With The Dog When We Are Away?
What should you do with a puppy or older dog when you have to be away from the home? What about vacations? What about when you are at work? What is best for puppies? What about dogs that have behavioral problems or sicknesses? What should you do with your dog when you are gone from the home?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:15 PM
Should A Dog Be Allowed On A Bed Or Sofa?
What is a dog trainer's opinion on whether a dog should be allowed to be on furniture, such as the bed or sofa? What kinds of behavioral problems are associated with a dog being up on furniture? What about the concerns and comfort of the people involved? What about dogs that get aggressive when on the couch, bed, or some other place in the home?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:11 PM
Who Should Clean Up The Dog Poop In The Yard?
Who should have the responsibility to clean up after a dog poops in the yard? What about if the dog creates a mess by destroying something, who should clean that up? And who should do the medical care for a sick dog? How do you decide these things in order to have a happy home?
Posted by Sam Basso at 8:05 PM