Just because a dog is not a puppy is absolutely no indication that the dog is not going to be a loving and loyal companion. They are very adaptable and simple creatures and with proper training can become amazing family pets. Here are ten powerful dogs you must bring into your home if you want it to be a true extension of your family.
1) Once these dogs have been trained – then they will stay with you forever. BTW, other than teaching your dog to walk on a leash it requires extensive daily training of your dog so they know what is expected of them. If you can Depart the house for 2 hours per day and exercise the dog during that time. That is two hours in his/her crate or kennel or two hours on walks or going for a UTI. A dog that is left unattended for even 2 hours during the day can cause harm to the dog and to the people around the dog.
2) If you tend to put your dog outside it should be on a leash or an energy bark control device should be used so they do not run out into the street and get hit by a car. (A UTI can also happen to a male with an unneutered male dog.)
3) I talk about training your dog the common bad behaviors that people have with their dogs. For example the dogs that howl at the moon are a major turn off to having a dog. The same thing applies to the dogs that destroy household belongings or those that constantly bark. You must first train your dog to go along with your lifestyle. For example a person that stays at a hotel for 4 or more weeks during the summer will not leave their dog in the house long periods of time. Therefore a dog that is left in the house without supervision for even a few hours per day will get into trouble. People like my neighbor who handles Florida overtime laws that have dog allergies also have dog allergies. As dog allergy patients we will feel terrible when our dog is sneezing, it does not matter how hard you try to keep the dog in the house. As a result we may have to move the dog into another room as we will have no other furniture to keep them away.
4) Ethical treatment of your dog and you will both be happy. If you find an ethical breeder get in contact with them.
5) Buying a dog should be treated like a commitment, instead of a purchase. Of you are actually not ready for a new family member. Sure the kids want a dog but you really need a dog that will be there through thick and thin.
6) Never leave your dog outside if you aren’t going to be home. How would you like it if you had to suddenly leave and a dog is neglected and is frantic to get out of the house?
7) Dogs that sleep in the same bed with their owner are less likely to suffer from separation anxiety than other dogs. That does not mean you cannot have two beds if you really need to.
8) Dogs have happier lives if they have an owner that is calm and responsible, dominant, and assertive. Dogs that live with absent parents or when the mother has to work are more likely to suffer from anxiety problems.
9) Dogs that spend lots of time outdoors while their people are still at work are more likely to have problems.
10) Dogs that have other dogs are just as likely to suffer from anxiety as dogs that are left alone. One recent study that the ASPCA published indicated that 75% of the dogs that were left alone developed anxiety problems.
These are just a few of the things that can cause dog separation anxiety to manifest. If you notice that your dog is following you and acting its usual self then the odds are that they are suffering from this disorder. There are ways that this can be treated. Owner training is one of the best ways to solve this problem.
Your response may be positive or negative and usually is neither good nor bad. You must understand how dogs think in order to understand how to help them.
The old saying that dogs can smell fear is not all that wrong. A dog can smell fear in a person as well. We have been host to numerous fears in our lives and our dogs been there for us and watched us fall over each time. Dogs don’t make many mistakes. They mostly chew your slippers, bark at strangers, and chase cats, squirrels, and anything else that runs. They are keen observer of fearful behavior.
Negative responses to fearful behavior by punishment loops usually create more fearful behavior. loops also indicate that the animal wants to be more afraid for getting punished.