Communicating with Your Dog in Their Language

Communicating with your dog

This is an interesting video.  The trainer discusses communicating with your dog using the dog’s body language.

Thanks for watching and sharing this video.

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How to Introduce a Dog to a New Baby

How to introduce dog to new baby

Knowing how to introduce a dog to a new baby is not easy and requires great caution.

I don’t care if your dog is very gentle around children and other people.  It only takes one incident to cause a very dangerous accident.

You must be very attentive when your dog is around your new baby.  They should never be left alone together.

This video demonstrates a dog and a new baby together.  The dog seems fairly good around the baby.  But I wouldn’t completely trust  it.

I hope you learn from this video and share it with your friends.  Thanks.

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What Do You Do if Your Dog is Afraid of Thunder?

What if your dog is afraid of thunder?

Most of our dogs have this fear to some extent.  There are many things you can try to deal with this.

The video in this post is one of the better ones I have found on this topic.  Victoria Stilwell introduces a CD that she has produced.

Victoria is one of the world’s best dog trainers.  I have not bought her CD but I have complete faith in her and her ability

She has other good suggestions in addition to the CD.

If this training doesn’t help, please let me know.  I will look for more information on this topic.

I hope this video helps.  Please share it with your friends.  Thanks.

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The End of a Heartwarming Dog Story – Schoep Dies

A heartwarming dog story – Is it the beginning or the end?

I will never forget the inspirational picture of John Unger holding his arthitic German Shepherd, Schoep, as he tries to relieve his beloved dog’s pain as they float in Lake Superior.  What a picture of love and devotion!

Well, you probably know, Schoep died on Wednesday.  He was twenty years old just one month ago.

I continue to wipe tears away as I sit here in front of my computer screen.  I do not know John Unger.  I have never patted Schoep.  But this is such a moving story.

Only we dog owners can relate to this.

The article I read was entitled, “Schoep, the Arthritic Dog Who Warmed the Hearts of Millions in Poignant Picture, Dies after Celebrating his 20th Birthday.”  The story is found in Mail Online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2370119/Schoep-arthritic-dog-pictured-heartwarming-photo-owner-easing-pain-dies-celebrating-20th-birthday.html.  It is written by Harriet Arkell.

Here is a quote and some pictures from the article:

The arthritic dog who became an internet sensation after picture of his owner soothing him in a lake went viral has died a month after he turned 20.

John Unger, owner of Schoep the German Shepherd, announced his pet’s death by posting a photograph of a pawprint in the sand on Facebook with the caption: ‘I breathe but I can’t catch my breath’.

Underneath the picture, which gained 24,000 likes and 49,000 comments within hours, he wrote simply: ‘Schoep passed yesterday.  More information in the days ahead.’

I breathe but I can't catch my breath: Schoep's owner John Unger posted this on Facebook to announce his deathI breathe but I can’t catch my breath: Schoep’s owner John Unger posted this on Facebook to announce his death

InspirationInspiration: The stunning photograph of man and dog in Lake Superior touched people, who sent money
 Tens of thousands of people paid tribute to the elderly sheepdog.

Karla Duhart wrote: ‘I will never forget you Schoep. I am so sorry John’, while Leah Mangue wrote: ‘Your story was inspiring and so heartwarming.

‘All of us should be so lucky and blessed to celebrate a 20th birthday of our canine loves… You were both so lucky to have each other.  Condolences to you.’

 The story of loyal dog Schoep, from Wisconsin, became an international sensation when the picture of Unger wading in Lake Superior with him was viewed by millions last year.

Since then, their story has served as the inspiration for a charity called the Schoep Legacy Foundation which has raised more than $25,000 to help low-income families care for their aging dogs thanks to donations from people as far away as Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Mr Unger’s photographer friend Hannah Stonehouse Hudson captured the heartbreaking moment between the man and his aging rescue dog in Wisconsin when Mr Unger realised his best friend was at the end of his life

Again, you can view the entire article here.  I encourage you to go there to see many more pictures and read the entire story.

I wish everyone the very best.  Love your dog today.

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Teach a Puppy to Walk on a Leash Inside

Teach a puppy to walk on a leash

This video is similar to a prior post, “How to Walk a Puppy on a Leash Outside.”  But when you teach a puppy to walk on a leash inside, there are fewer distractions for your little fellow to deal with.

Victoria Stilwell teaches this training session.  She focuses on building a good relationship with the puppy.  A key thing here is giving your dog a lot of praise throughout the session even though it may not be doing very well.

I hope you learn from this video and share it.  Thanks.

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Solutions for Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Dogs and separation anxiety

This is definitely not an easy problem to solve.  If your dog has severe separation anxiety symptoms, I suggest that you first see your veterinarian.

That is what Victoria Stilwell recommends in this video.  She has a few other suggestions in addition to this.

You should get professional help for your dog with this problem.  I hope you learn from this video and share it with your friends.  Thanks.

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Training a Dog to Leave It – Do It in Steps

How about training a dog to leave it?

It’s not easy to train your dog to do this.  In this video, Victoria Stilwell recommends that you do this training in steps.

She shows a lot patience in doing this training.  Because obeying this command can be very valuable in many ways  for you and your dog, I strongly suggest that your dog learns this.

I hope you learn from this video and will share it with your friends.  Thanks.

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Teaching Dog Commands

What about teaching dog commands?

Teaching dog commands is not as easy as it may sound.  We need to know what we are doing.

Zak George teaches how this is done in this video.  I think you will enjoy it.

I feel you will learn from this video.  Thank you for watching.

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Teaching Fetch to a Dog

What about teaching fetch to a dog?  What if your dog is not interested in participating in that game?

Some dogs are just not interested in playing fetch.  My little guy wasn’t.

But I think this video training by Zak George will help.

Playing fetch will give your dog a lot of exercise.  As for you, your arm may get tired, but that is about it.

Thanks for watching the video and sharing it with your friends.

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How to Train a Dog to Wait at the Door

How to train a dog to wait

This is a very important command for your dog to follow.  In fact, it could be life-saving.

You don’t want your dog to dart out the door every time it is opened.  This is especially the case if there is traffic or animals (squirrels, cats, etc.) on the other side.

I hope this video is helpful to you.  Thanks for sharing it with your friends.

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