The purchase price of a puppy is the least important factor to consider when bringing a dog into your life. Maintaining the health and well-being of your canine companion is the responsibility of all dog owners. Our articles will introduce and describe some common heath conditions. Of course, consulting a veterinarian is always the best option.
To teach a dog to sit using clicker training a trainer can do one of two things, wait for the dog to sit and click at the moment it sits or lure the dog into a sitting position with a target stick or finger and click at the moment the dog's rear end touches the ground.
Acral lick dermatitis is a condition whereby a dog continuously licks at a specific area on its body, usually a leg, and creates a nasty sore, also known as a “lick granuloma”. The cause of this obsessive behaviour is a little difficult to pin down.
Clicker trainers correct behavior by teaching animals what to do instead of the unwanted behavior and by setting up the environment so that the desired behaviors are the ones most likely to be reinforced.
Although some dogs may never need eye medications, most will probably end up with a minor problem at some stage that requires treatment. Injuries may be physical trauma to the eye, like a scratch from a stick or a foreign body like grass seeds.
Everyone feels better after a piece of chocolate, but is chocolate good for dogs? Chocolate toxicity can be a serious problem in dogs & cats and can be fatal. If you suspect chocolate poisoning, seek vet help immediately.
Clicker training is a form of positive reinforcement or reward-based training which includes the use of a marker signal. A marker signal is a signal given to an animal at a precise moment in time to pinpoint exactly which behavior will be rewarded.
Ear cleaning for dogs is an important health task for dog owners to learn to do safely. Cleaning your dog's ears helps prevent ear infections. A dog with an ear infection will also shake his ears frequently and might scratch more than usual.