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Anti-Barking Dog Collars Versus Non Barking Dogs… ( Part 2 )

Earlier this week, I tackled the topic of anti-barking dog collars; what they are; and how effective they are. I would like to continue with the topic a bit. Although I briefly mentioned which breeds are the quiet representatives, I would like to continue with this thread. This is also an important factor when choosing a dog or a puppy....

4 Problems Associated With Body Language And Dog Training:

You must have noticed that sometimes your dog flinches away when you hug him. Sometimes, no matter how wide your welcoming arms are, or how coaxing your voice is, your dog will not come when called. The problem may not be due to bad breeding, lack of consistency, or lack of training time. You may simply be sending your dog...

Now You Can Also Be An Expert At Choosing The Right Dog Collar!

What is the best collar for my dog? Well, for the majority of dogs, a traditional nylon or leather dog collar is enough. There are so many styles of dog collars to choose from. This depends on the size and disposition of a dog as well as your training need. There are dog collars for specific situations and these are...

Super dogs – How Canines Can Sense Earthquakes

Dogs may be able to sense natural disasters - in particular, earthquakes. The Greek historian Thucydides was probably the first to notice this ability. He described how, days before a cataclysmic earthquake flattened the city of Helice, dogs abandoned the place in their droves. Thucydides was convinced the dogs knew what was coming and had run for their lives. This...

How Smart is Your Dog?

Dogs are as bright as two-year-old children, at least when it comes to working out how to solve a simple puzzle. That’s the fascinating conclusion of a new study by a team of Hungarian researchers. The team conducted a test in which a treat was hidden in a brown plastic flower pot. To help them find the treats, a group...

More Evidence That Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

We all know it’s true, but now there is more evidence that dogs are smarter than cats. A new study, reported in the Guardian newspaper suggests cats don’t understand cause and effect as well as dogs do. Tests were carried out by a Psychology lecturer Britta Osthaus. She set a group of 15 cats a simple task: attaching fish and...

Baby and dog in the same family?

If you are already a happy dog owner and your baby is about to arrive, you might wonder whether your baby is going to be safe around the dog, whether you should keep your pet at all. Many families in this situation are worried about the safety of their baby. The truth is, if you have the time to prepare...

What sort of a Dog should President Obama get?

There is plenty of press coverage for the fact that President Obama has to now get a dog for his daughters. Apparently, he had promised them a puppy regardless of the outcome of the election. The public got wind of this during his speech in Chicago. So what sort of a dog should the President get? Rumors from the White...

You thought dogs were Color Blind?

Ok this was a new one for me. I always thought that dogs were color blind. I don't know where I got that idea from, but it stuck. Looks like I was wrong all these years. Research conducted by Neitz J, Geist T, and Jacobs G H shows that while dogs see less color than we do, they are far...

The Sacred Pekingese Dog

The Pekingese is one of the most famous dogs in China. Apparently, this is due to it's resemblance to the Chinese Guardian Lions. According to ancient chinese tradition, these lions were held to have magical protective properties that made them common figures in front of temples and palaces. The Pekingese, with it's fur coat and unique fact bears a resemblance...