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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.”


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.


Whippet Puppies Traning

Author: admin
October 21, 2010

Whippet

Whippet

Whippet Puppies

Like any other dog Whippet Puppies can be trained but Whippet Puppies require positive dog training techniques and your patience. Whippet Puppies are the most obedient and willing to please of the family. It won’t be difficult to establish the basic rules and it will be fun to teach your whippet and learn from him.

Train on the lead several times a day for short periods indoors (bad weather days) and outside. Raw or cooked hotdogs make great lures for the untrained
whippet to move along with you. Plenty of praise using a high-pitched happy voice reinforced with a food morsel will encourage your Whippet puppy along. Gradually reduce the dog treats as the training takes hold. If Whippet pulls away and resists, do not pull back- simply praise the behavior you are trying to reinforce. Please use collars and dog leashes that are wide enough to prevent trauma to the neck and windpipe. Never tie your whippet up outside or leave them on a chain unattended. Whippet puppies can easily run to the end of the line and snap their neck.

Whippet puppies training can be a therapy for the trainer, it will teach you patience, self control and observation skills, be ready for surprises and have fun!


Whippet

Author: admin
October 8, 2010

Whippet

Whippet

Whippet

Thinking about purchasing an Whippet? Then read our blog about Whippet including a brief description, information on training, dog treats, dog food, temperament, grooming, activity and history.

Whippet looks like a miniature Italian Greyhound. Whippet is a medium sized sight Italian Greyhound giving the appearance of elegance and fitness, denoting great speed, power and balance without coarseness. Whippet dogs are one of the fastest breed in the world having been timed at 36.5 mph for a 150 yard course, which is at least 10 mph faster than the fastest human can run. Whippets have frail bodies, but they are intense when racing. Whippets have small rose ears, a black nose and thin snout. Their bodies are thin and lean but muscular. Their tapering tail remains undocked. Whippets are gentle, affectionate and adaptable, splendid watch dogs. Delightful companions or great jogging partners, the Whippet needs plenty of exercise and might as well get it with you. Whippets are considered one of the friendliest of the sight hounds, but can be initially nervous or reserved around strangers. They tend to get along very well with other dogs, but smaller animals may be hunted by this breed. They get along well with children however and are very playful, though children should be gentle. The Whippet is a calm and sensitive breed that is powerful on the race track and playful at home.

Whippet loves to chase moving objects- try the following dog toys: a soft ball, flexible Frisbee (cloth), or other soft plush favorite dog toys. If you provide a dog treat when the puppy returns the thrown object to you, and offer lots of praise, you reinforce a fetch-type game. If you chase the whippet for the dog toy, that will be the game you establish. Hiding small pieces of cheese or organic dog biscuits can be fun for your Whippet puppy and child. We don’t recommend lots of food-type bones, such as pig ears, bully sticks, or cornstarch bone products for your whippet.

Whippet has a smooth, shorthaired coat so Whippet needs minimal grooming. Many will tell you their dogs don’t shed. Unless a dog has no hair, they shed and the same is true for the Whippets. You won’t find large piles of hair like you would with a longhaired dog, but Whippets shed just like any dog, specifically in the spring and fall. A good brushing with furminator once or twice a week will not only take care of that problem, but will make your Whippet very happy as well. To keep your Whippet’s coat sleek and shining, give him a good rub with a chamois cloth (which he will also love). You’ll notice the difference it makes in his appearance.

The normally placid, easygoing Whippet can be run fast if he sees an animal to chase after. Then he morphs into Super-Whippet, taking off after his prey at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Besides dog leashes, you need a dog harness. But when he is not chasing prey or some other lure, the Whippet is a sweet-natured, loving, and adaptable companion.

Polite with strangers, the Whippet should be accustomed to people and noises at an early age. He is peaceful with other dogs but has a high prey drive and cannot be trusted with smaller pets.

Whippet dogs are mildly stubborn, but also very sensitive. They respond favorably only to calm, upbeat training methods that emphasize dog treats and dog food.

Holistic medicine has been applied for many centuries to heal and protect humans. In recent years, Whippet owners continue to learn that natural health is equally as essential for their treasured pet as it is for them. Holistic therapy is very often referred to as alternative or natural medicine. The practice involves the use of different natural treatments such as diet and nutrition, and exercise.

For more information about Whippet, please visit http://www.whippet.com.

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September 2, 2010

Bichon Frise Puppy

Bichon Frise Puppy

Bichon Frise Puppy

Walk your Bichon Frise puppy twice a day to create a bond and to reduce its natural high energy. Get the Bichon Frise puppy used to the dog leash before you walk it. Attach a short leash to the dog’s collar and let it drag it around behind it for a few minutes for a few days before first walking it. Supervision is essential when you do this–your Bichon Frise puppy may asphyxiate if the leash gets caught on something. If the Bichon Frise puppy tries to get away from the dog leash, squeak a toy to distract it. The puppy should become more comfortable with the leash. When walking the Bichon Frise puppy, keep it on your left side to teach it to heel. If it does not frighten the Bichon Frise puppy, jerk on its leash to indicate where you would like it to go. If the Bichon Frise is afraid, coax it into place instead and give it a treat when it does as you wish.

Bichon Frise Puppies are energetic but even-tempered, feisty but easy to train, bouncy but quiet. This little bichon frise puppies might be considered the total packages by many dog owners who enjoy lots of personality in small packages. The intelligence and charm of the Bichon Frise is undeniable, and perpetually appealing.

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December 19, 2009

With half of America’s dogs now estimated to be overweight, the demand for dog fitness supplies has never been greater. The Top Pet Fitness and Weight Loss Products for 2009 hat the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is proud to announce this year include dog leashes and dog harnesses.

Dog Leashes and Dog Harnesses

“One of the keys to fitness and weight loss in pets is exercise,” states Dr. Ernie Ward, Founder and President of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and lead product researcher. “Exercise begins with a comfortable dog leash and dog harness and this year we saw several innovations in this category.

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Weird Kuvasz Facts

Author: gibbywmu
January 22, 2009
Kuvasz

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is named after a Turkic word that means guard or soldier. The prime function of a Kuvasz in Hungary was as a protector for nobility. It wasn’t until later that the dog was used by local peasants to guard and herd sheep. First, they would train their dog on dog leashes before letting them run the herd. The dog is usually white, bred this way so that the shepherds could tell the dog from the wolves that liked to prey on the livestock, especially at night. The dogs were all over Hungary until around World War II when the Nazis killed most of them off as they swept through villages. This was because the dog was so loyal and fierce a protector that often soldiers would have to kill the dog to take a farmhouse. It is estimated that less than 30 Kuvasz remained in Hungary after World War II.


A Dog That Tests Its Owner

Author: gibbywmu
January 22, 2009
Kuvasz

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz has a very stubborn temperament and is used to making its own decisions. This comes from its long history of being used as a guard dog for livestock and nobility. It will tend to make up its own mind and it will want to control almost any interaction. This is a dog that is dominant and isn’t afraid to push your buttons. You can expect that even when you think the dog is trained and taking your lead on dog leashes, that it may suddenly test your boundaries one more time to see if you really mean business. It is up to you to be consistently firm and not waffle or let the dog take the lead at any time, or it will think you are a pushover


January 22, 2009
Kuvasz

Kuvasz

A Kuvasz is a large dog that excels at being a guard dog. It has a naturally aggressive nature towards strangers, but can be devotedly loyal to its handler. Make sure to be careful when walking on dog leashes, as he is very loyal to his owner. The aggression can come out as an overall suspiciousness or it can provoke barking and biting behavior. In order to handle the dogs natural aggressiveness, you have to understand the mind of a dog that was bred to guard nobility and then later to herd sheep.


Moulting In The Kuvasz

Author: gibbywmu
January 22, 2009

Kuvasz

Kuvasz

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is often compared to a large white bear. It has a very thick fur coat, which is usually white, and has a wavy to straight texture. The coat can grow as long as six inches in length. The Kuvasz sheds, also known as moulting, twice a year. It moults once in the spring and another time during the autumn months. During those times, the normal shedding accelerates and the Kuvasz can lose an enormous amount of hair in a relative short space of time. If the dog is an indoor dog, the hair will land on your carpets, in your draperies, and on your furniture.  Make sure to take him on walks with proper dog leashes to shed some of that hair outside.