Dog Health Tips of The Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Another Story About My Pup!

Everyone who knows my dog knows she is just a loving dog whose bark is for sure bigger than her bite. She is a hyper little dog and she loves to run, but she will never run too far. We take her up too my aunts all the time and she runs all around her property with her brother. Letting her run and play with her brother is great for us cause after she’s not as hyper. This is the reason we have made her our little pig hunting dog. She runs and plays with all the dogs and it helps her. She’s not only getting much much exercises but she’s not as hyper after.

She loves it she’s off leash and she gets to run knowing she won’t get in trouble but rewarded she knows that its ok to chases wild pigs cause that's what we want her to do. We have thought her what she’s allowed to chase and what she’s not allowed. Soon we are thinking of letting my aunt use her for her cows since she knows how too mostly. She loves it it’s in her nature to. It’s what she was bread to do chase things and we are ok with it as long as she comes back when she’s called.

If we had more property then we would let her run all around but we don't so we take her for lots of walks to the park and even to the dog park which is one of her most favored places.  Everyone who has ever met my dog has said she is the cutest thing but she also is a hand full. No matter what we do she will probably never be a non-hyper dog and we are ok with it we love her the way she is. We think we will bread her cause she would make some really cute pups, and those pups would be great hunting pups. My aunt says even though sunny is really hyper she would take some of those pups.  With how fast sunny got down hunting she would love one of those pups, very little training they would take.

Monday, February 23, 2015

How to Train your Dog to Army Crawl!

I have been wanting to teach my dog how to be able to crawl under things and fetch them so that I don't have to crawl for her. These tips are the best way to do it.

  1. Grab some treats and your dog and find an area with minimal distractions to begin training. 
  2. Tell your dog "down" and reward him if he complies. 
  3. Kneel by your dog and show your pup a treat. 
  4. Slowly drag the treat along the ground, just in front of your dog's nose, and give her the treat when she scoots forward on her belly to reach her reward.
  5. Keep treats close at hand and remain kneeling by your dog. 
  6. Help your dog creep forward, inch by inch, by luring with a treat. Reward her frequently for success. If your pup stands up to get the treat, simply ask her to "down" again and reward her for lying down
  7. Place the treats on a nearby table and simply use your finger to guide your dog along the ground. 
  8. When your dog has crept forward a few inches, grab the treat off the table and reward her for her hard work. Continue practicing without a treat in your hand until your dog will crawl several feet at a time.
  9. Introduce a verbal cue. After you point to the ground, tell your dog to "crawl" or "commando" or whatever command you choose. Guide your dog along the ground, following your finger..
  10. Continue practicing crawling until your dog will crawl several feet at a time with a hand signal or verbal cue.
My dog took to these really well, it took about 3 weeks and she is now a crawling champ!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Veiw on The Book "Trail of The Wolf"

I read a book called Trail of The Wolf by R.D Lawrence, and in his book he tells stories about his encounters with wolves. It’s really interesting, he is a biologist that studied mostly wolves after he thought he was going to get attacked by them. He did a lot of research on them and wrote this book. In his book he starts off with a story about his first encounter, and then he goes into more of what they are and how they live. I’m not sure how accurate the information is, but I would guess that since he is a biologist it is pretty accurate. I think he must have spent a few years gathering the information and the amazing pictures. He had to spend many hours and much money on it.
Book Cover

I think the information in the book is great. He tells us that wolves are scared of humans and that the biggest why they would attack is if disturbed while feeding, but even then it’s very unlikely that they will attack. The book is broken down very simply, one chapter is about wolves, then the pack, next the family, even a chapter on orphan wolves, and finally a chapter on wolves and humans. Its all in different chapters so if you need a certain thing its in its own chapter. I’m not sure if its different from other books but it is a great book full of information.
Wolf's Google Image

He writes in such a style that it make it easy to understand. He starts off by telling in great detail about his first encounter with a pack of wolves, he called it an awe-inspiring experience. In the story he talks about how he had just moved up to Canada, and they had just had a fresh snow. So he was off to go cut some trees to make money; he clearly stats that he did not have a rifle on him only an axe and a saw. He had gotten to his area and started to cut down a tree, he felt like he was being watched. When he had heard the pack not to far from him. He got on top of his wood pile in hope that he was high enough the wolves wouldn't get him. After a while he felt safe enough to get down, when he went back to his neighbor and asked borrowed his gun, but if you really want to know what happens you will just have to read the book.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How To Train you're Dog Not to Jump

If you have a dog like mine, overly hyper and always jumping, then try some of these tips to get them to stop jumping.

Zak George is a dog trainer with all these great tips and videos on how to train your dog.
He says the root cause of jumping is lack of exercise and mental activity. The dogs are  just wanting to say hi cause dogs like to great you at you'r face.

He also says that you'r dog should know how to sit and stay solidly before.

  1. So the first thing you are going to do is make sure that the dog get zero attention till all four feet are on the ground.
  2. You want to look at the dog in the eyes and react quickly when they jump when they jump you want to remove yourself as quick as you can
  3. While they are sitting you want to try to touch them slowly, if they go to jump turn around and walk away as quick as you can
  4. If you can touch them without them jumping then pet softly or give them a treat.
  5. You must have them learn that they don't get any attention till they sit and stay
To stop you'r dog from jumping on people you must have you'r full attention on you dog and follow these steps

  1. Have the dog sit and stay 
  2. When the dog sits have the person slowly come up to them and pet them
  3. If the dog goes to jump have the person step back and get in-between the dog and the person
  4. Be constantly telling the dog to sit and stay 
  5. Do not let the person pet the dog till all four feet are on the ground 
  6. You can also have the person give them a treat