Dog Speaking English

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June 19, 2017

Can dogs speak English? Well, technically, dogs can mimic human speech. Better yet, dogs can make human-speech-like vocalizations. According to Harry Miles Johnson of Johns Hopkins University, the dog’s speech is the production of vocal sounds which produce illusion in the hearer. Human speech far beyond what a dog’s physical structure allows. Dogs may not be able to speak English, but dogs are able to imitate humans as well as dogs do each other, because they pick up on the differences in our tonal patterns. However, dogs have limited vocal imitation skills, so these sounds usually need to be shaped by selective attention and social reward. Especially speaking English is harder for dogs, because dogs’ mouths and vocal cords do not have the ability to make those English sounds. On YouTube, I found this Chinese Crested Dog speaking English. Very Impressive.

Now, humans can imitate dogs? Yes. We have more control over imitations. This guy can bark like a dog. Very funny.

Dog Treats for Shih Poos

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May 6, 2013

shih-poo

shih-poo

Shih Poos, a crossbreed between a Shih Tzu and a Toy or Miniature Poodle, have become a popular hybrid of loving and adorable puppies that make great household pets. If you are the proud new owner of a Shih Poo, the knowledge on how to properly care for your pup is vital. Their fragile frame, small stature and hair-like coat are important to keep in mind while raising your dog, especially when it comes to picking out the right food.

First, Shih Poos need high-quality food that is specifically formulated for small dogs. When your Shih Poo is still a puppy, it is important for him or her to eat food that is high in protein and fat content. As your puppy grows, incorporating Omega 3’s in their diet is necessary in keeping their coat shiny and healthy.

Organic dog treats have become popular among pet owners, as they are all natural and made without artificial preservatives. Selecting a dog food with organic ingredients is a good way to ensure that your companion is receiving a healthy and high quality meal. Organic dog treats are more costly, but also more beneficial.

Often times we realize that our pups are out of dog food after it is too late to run to the store. As the owner of a Toy Poodle, our family has concocted our own recipes to feed our dog during these times. Brown rice, grilled chicken, and a scrambled egg is a dish that our little poodle enjoys best. Because it is made up of natural ingredients, it is a clean meal that offers her plenty of protein.

Shih Poos are a wonderful hybrid dog that will be healthiest when fed high-quality food. Take care of your new companion and choose dog food brands made with natural ingredients geared towards small dogs. A healthy puppy will grow into a strong dog that can stay by your side for many years to come!

Alaskan Malamute

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February 26, 2013
Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

 

The Alaskan Malamute is a large dog that can be found in a variety of colors. They are playful and loyal and often used for sled dogs. No matter their location, they require a large amount of playtime and need space to run to meet this need.

Being a large dog, an Alaskan Malamute would, naturally, enjoy large dog treats, right? Malamutes benefit from having a dog treat that will last and they can work at that, as it will model their natural instincts. Stuffing and freezing hollowed treats, such as bones and Kong toys with cheese or peanut butter, provide extended chew times and satisfaction for the dogs.  Yogurt, bananas, honey, or mashed potatoes mixed with crushed dog food or biscuits are also good fillings for these types of treats.

If you are giving your Alaskan Malamute his or her treat outdoors or in an area that is ok to get messy, you may consider raw beef bones, deer parts, or turkey necks. These can be obtained from a hunter you may know, or possibly a butcher. Just be aware that these treats will smell after about a day and are something you want to keep far away from carpeted areas! Additional outdoor treats the dog may find him or herself would be mice or squirrels, but whatever you do, do NOT let them eat mice or other rodents! Rodents often carry diseases or poison in their systems, which would be detrimental if ingested by your friendly pet.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with cat food, tuna, egg, or dried fruits, either. None of these are harmful to a Malamute’s system and each dog may prefer a different flavor or texture. Many Alaskan Malamute treats stem from their roots, and do not have to be store bought, so keep this in mind when planning special treats for your dog!

IVF for dogs?

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December 20, 2012

Can I get a dog an in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Can i get my dog to have an IVF? In vitro fertilization, IVF, means that the ovum are taken from the female and mixed in a petri dish with sperm from a male.  When blastocysts form they are implanted in the female’s uterus.  Dogs rarely have this procedure of IVF.  Therefore, instead, dogs have artificial insemination.  A sample of sperm is introduced into the vaginal tract or implanted into the uterus.  First contact the spam owner to find out if they do frozen or fresh.  Then ask your veteranian for a referral to a vet who will do the artificial insemination procedure required for the type of sample you’ll be buying.

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IVF Resources: IVF Michigan, artificial insemination in Michigan

September 18, 2012
German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are strong dogs, so you want to make sure to get the most durable and suitable leash and collar for your shepherd. If you want to use a harness, you should use one with a leash clip in the front rather than the back, which will help in retaining the dog from pulling. Leather leashes would work better than nylon leashes because they are easier on your hands. If you train your German Shepherd not to pull, the type of leash or collar would not matter as much.

As for collars, German Shepherds have a unique shaped head, which makes it especially important to choose a collar that fits properly. When the collar is fitted correctly, you should be able to slide two fingers between the dog’s neck and collar. The collar should be 1-1.5 inches wide with a durable buckle mechanism to prevent the dog from breaking free. If you are in the midst of training your shepherd, a choke collar, head collar, or harness would suit best. It may also be best to have both a conventional and a training collar on hand. A good conventional collar would be Gibdog’s “SL – Standard Leash.”

September 10, 2012

German Shepherds, also known as Alsatian dogs, are considered one of the most loyal and protective of all dog breeds. These fearless creatures are used commonly around the world as police or military dogs for their dependability and obedience toward their masters. With their intelligence and strength, German Shepherds have an eagerness to learn new tricks and training techniques. Having an authoritative command over your German Shepherd is vital. With the proper training and maintenance, your German Shepherd will become your family’s most loyal and trustworthy companion.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherds take their exercise and play time very seriously, so supplying them with the right kind of toys is important in order to satisfy their needs. Most German Shepherds love the games of fetch and tug-of-war. Soft and plush toys do not work well with German Shepherds because of their strong and aggressive nature. Toys such as stuffed animals or anything made out of latex would not last in a game of fetch or tug and would most likely be destroyed within minutes.  Firm and durable toys, such as large plastic bones, knotted ropes, or rubber tug toys are the ones to stick with in order to keep your German Shepherd happy for more than a few minutes. German Shepherds need daily exercise, aside from fetch or tug of war. Walks and/or jogs should always be incorporated in your daily routine with your German Shepherd or the dog will become restless and possibly destructive.

Diet is extremely important in order to keep your German Shepherd as healthy as possible. Searching for dog foods with natural ingredients is important. Flavors like lamb, fish, and chicken are usually well-liked with all dogs, but the ingredients should not include several preservatives. The more natural, the healthier it is!

German Shepherds are not considered high maintenance, but grooming does require some effort in order to maintain a beautiful and shiny coat. German Shepherd’s have a double coat, with a course outer coat, and a thick and more soft undercoat. The double coat makes this breed able to function in just about any climate. You can expect an adult German Shepherd to shed heavily twice a year, in the spring and once again in the fall. This may vary depending on the climate that you live in as well as your dog’s living conditions. During the seasons when shedding is low, brushing Shepherds with a double coat is only necessary once a week, while long-haired Shepherds should be brushed on a daily basis. Matting is common in long-haired Shepherds, so brushing will help in keeping out any debris, twigs or mud.

Labrador Retriever

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June 8, 2012

 

Healthy treats for Labrador Retrievers can be similar to humans in a way. They enjoy apples and carrots and potatoes. You should stay away from citrus fruits because the acid doesn’t always work the best with their digestive tract. Also you want to stay away from giving them small bones, i.e. chicken bones. Chicken bones can splinter in their digestive tract causing a blockage in their intestines. Also think of giving your Lab treats that are low in fat and not highly processed. Dogs are very alike to humans and if you feed them high fatty treats, they can gain excess weight, especially if they are not getting adequate exercise. Changing a Lab’s treats from packaged/processed treats to a dry cereal such as Cherios can help with weight loss and eliminating excess fat from their diet. If you have time to make homemade treats that is always an option too. Be aware, if possible, of any allergies your Lab has.

November 1, 2011

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Have you thought about getting dog leashes for training Shih Tzu? There are many different styles of dog training for Shih Tzu, and finding the one that works best for your Shih Tzu is important for creating a Shih Tzu that is a talented, loyal and faithful member of the family. All successful methods of dog training work to reinforce the relationship between dog and handler, and the foundation of any successful training program is getting the respect of the Shih Tzu. Fortunately, Shih Tzu is wired by nature to seek out leaders, and to follow the direction of those leaders.

This article focuses on one of the most popular methods of Shih Tzu dog training – the so-called leash/collar style of Shih Tzu training. Other articles will focus on the other popular style of training Shih Tzu, often called reward training or positive reinforcement.

Leash training / collar training is the best way to accomplish many types of dog training, particularly in situations where the Shih Tzu must have a high level of reliability. For instance, Shih Tzu that have an important job to do, such as therapy Shih Tzu dogs, generally benefit from leash and collar training. If trained properly, almost any Shih Tzu can work as a therapy dog.

Both leash training and reward training have been around for a very long time, and they have proven their effectiveness over time. The type of training that works best will vary from Shih Tzu to Shih Tzu. It is important to remember that each breed of dog has its own unique qualities, reinforced by hundreds of years of selective breeding.

In a collar and leash based Shih Tzu training program, first the Shih Tzu is taught a particular behavior, generally with the leash. After the Shih Tzu has demonstrated that it understands the command, the leash is then used to correct the Shih Tzu if it disobeys, or when it makes a mistake. The leash is the main form of controlling and communicating with the Shih Tzu in leash and collar training.

In leash Shih Tzu training, varying degrees of force can be used, ranging from slight prompts with the lead to very harsh corrections. The amount of correction used should be appropriate to the situation, since using too much correction, or too little, will be ineffective.

Boxer Dog Treats

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May 15, 2011

Boxer

Boxer

Boxer

There are many choices when it comes to rewarding your boxer dog with a dog treat for obeying your commands, and these treats make a big difference in your boxer dog’s attitude towards you in learning new tricks, and why wouldn’t they? To get anything in life you have to give something back and your boxer is no different, you help your boxer and he’ll help you. How simple it is!

But what are the best rewards and dog treats to give your boxer in times of good behavior? Well for starters you won’t be short of treats to try, the markets as it is now is full to the brim of all the fancy rewards and dog treats you could ever think of.

One of the favorite for Boxer owners is to treat their boxer to homemade treats from recipes that can be found across the internet in many places, some of my favorites and personal recommendations are listed in the products page of dog treat website.

Dog toys are also a good choice when rewarding your boxer; these include chewing dog toys such as kong dog toys, which can be very rewarding for boxer puppies and boxers alike. Saving one of your boxer’s favorite toys for when your boxer behaves well makes everything more exciting for your dog and causes them to want to perform more for this reward.

If a chew toy is not to your boxer liking then your boxer may instead enjoy a tug toy, tug toys are good for your boxer’s teeth the same as chew toys are and it enhances the relationship between you and your boxer as you play with them. Be careful while using these toys as some boxers may think of this game as good behavior and will start tugging on trousers or other annoying or destructive things.

Dog treats Resources: Dog treats | natural dog treats

Boxer Dog Training

Author: admin
May 13, 2011

Boxer

Boxer

Boxer

Boxer is one of most hazardous dogs. If you want your boxer to be a part of your family who follows your house rules and respects your things instead of a big mess maker that destroys everything in sight and chews on all of your belongings, then you must go through dog training with your boxer. You can’t expect an untrained boxer dog to understand what you expect of him.

To your boxer, your new expensive shoes look like the perfect chew dog toys that he can play with. As a dog owner, you are responsible for training your boxer, so he knows what he can play with and what he isn’t allowed to chew on. So when you get home from a long day at work to find your living room ripped up to shreds by your beloved boxer, punishing your boxer won’t help in any anyway. When you try to discipline a boxer without training him first, he will be confused to why you are punishing your boxer and most likely will resent you for it, which can lead to worse behavior and more problems down the line.

If training your boxer solves all the problems why do many boxer dog owners don’t even try to train their dogs? As a matter of fact, most dog owners do try but are not sure of what to do. You have to understand how a boxer dogs mind works before you can begin training. What usually happens is the dog owner applies some of the tips he or she read in a book or a magazine to their training and once they see that it doesn’t apply to their boxer they give up on training all together.

Most dog owners do try but are not sure of what to do. You have to understand how a boxer dogs mind works before you can begin training. What usually happens is the dog owner applies some of the tips he or she read in a book or a magazine to their training and once they see that it doesn’t apply to their boxer they give up on training all together.

Do I need a professional dog trainer to train my boxer? Boxers are intelligent dogs, but can get stubborn from time to time. That means training your boxer can be a bit challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it on your own! What you need however, is some proper information from someone who understands what goes in the mind of a boxer dog, especially if you are new to dog training. I know it might sound intimidating at first, believe me I’ve been in your shoes myself, but it really isn’t that hard once you know what you’re doing.