Some dogs end up unwanted and put up for adoption because the owners realised they could not handle the dog for various reasons. Most of these could be prevented if proper research is done prior to getting a dog. Dog ownership isn't as straight forward as it seems. This article provokes some thoughts on dog ownership, and help to determine if you are ready to keep a dog. Share this with someone you know whom has the intention of getting a dog.
Dogs who are bored tend to develop destructive and annoying behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing, and digging. These dogs aren’t trying to “punish” their humans for leaving them alone all day; they are just trying to entertain themselves and relieve their boredom. So how do you prevent your dog from getting so bored that he finds his own way to entertain himself?
For most of us, taking our dogs outside is a part of our normal routine. But what happens when it rains? It’s too wet outside that we can’t enjoy our normal routines and, unfortunately, our dogs don’t always get the physical and mental stimulation that they need. Rather than let our dogs reach a level of boredom and restlessness that they start to literally climb up the walls, it’s our job to get creative too. There are plenty of ways that we can break up the monotony of sitting indoors and waiting for the rain to pass for our dogs. Read about 5 here.
For some dogs, a thirty minute walk at the park is enough to fulfil them each day. For other dogs, however, that thirty minute walk just isn’t going to cut it. For those dogs, it’s necessary to get creative when it comes to developing an exercise regime to appropriately drain their mental and physical energy to prevent them from finding their own energy outlets in the form of destructive behaviour around the house. Here are 10 activities that are guaranteed to tire out your dog so that he can be a peaceful and well-behaved companion.
Looking to bring your dog out for a swim? Here is a list of dog friendly pools in Singapore
Puppies play fight a lot, but it is not always about testing their strength. According to a research published in the scientific journal of animal behavior (“Partner preferences and asymmetries in social play among domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris, littermates, by Dr Camille Ward, Erika B. Bauer & Barbara B. Smuts”), male puppies often decrease their toughness when playing with their female counterparts, even to an extent of intentionally putting themselves in unfavourable postures (e.g. self-takedown) that exposed them to attacks. Find out more.
Taking a look at some of our canine companion's weirdest behaviours, and understanding them from their perspective to draw the line between being normal and Abnormal.
Puppies coming from the breeder are being separated from their parents, siblings, and familiar people for the first time. Puppies and dogs coming from the shelter are undergoing a big change in their daily routine and care as well. Making the transition as easy as possible for your dog will help him settle in more quickly so that you can get busy getting to know each other. Here are a few tips to help you and your dog get off on the right foot for a long, happy relationship.
A story on love and friendship that celebrates the human-dog bond.
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