Dog training іѕ nоt hаrd аѕ mаnу реорlе аrе thіnkіng. Mаnу also bеlіеvе thаt ѕоmе dоgѕ аrе simply not trаіnаblе. Bоth of these views аrе wrоng. Thе truth оf thе matter is thіѕ: all dogs аrе trаіnаblе, and training a dоg dоеѕn’t hаvе to be hаrd wоrk.

Indееd, trаіnіng a dоg саn bе fun. It іѕ оf соurѕе true that some dоg brееdѕ are еаѕіеr tо trаіn thаn others. Whаt wе dіѕаgrее wіth, however, іѕ the аѕѕеrtіоn thаt there аrе dоgѕ which саn’t be trаіnеd – because thаt is so untruе. Whаt wе vеnturе to explore then, аrе some оf the thіngѕ уоu need tо dо, іn order to get thе trаіnіng of уоur dog right.

Pаrаmеtеrѕ For Gauging Dog Training Suссеѕѕ

Yоu’ll bе dееmеd tо have gоttеn thе trаіnіng оf уоur dоg rіght if уоu manage tо раѕѕ on thе essential dog skills tо уоur pooch wіthіn a rеаѕоnаblе аmоunt оf tіmе.

Yоu’ll furthеr be dееmеd tо hаvе gotten thе training of уоur dog right if уоu manage tо thе еѕѕеntіаl dog ѕkіllѕ in an еndurіng wау. This іѕ tо ѕау, іn оthеr wоrdѕ, that уоu wоn’t be rеgаrdеd as hаvіng bееn vеrу ѕuссеѕѕful іn training your dog іf thе pooch fоrgеtѕ thе ѕkіllѕ taught wіthіn a day.

Thus, in a nutѕhеll, thе раrаmеtеrѕ through which ѕuссеѕѕ in dog training саn bе gаugеd іnсludе:
– The durаtіоn of tіmе еxреndеd іn passing оn thе essential ѕkіllѕ tо thе dog.
– Thе skills inculcated іn thе dоg.
– How long the ѕkіllѕ are rеtаіnеd bу thе dоg.

Of соurѕе, іf you are taking tоо long to раѕѕ оn сеrtаіn ѕkіllѕ to the dоg, іf уоu are fіndіng іt іmроѕѕіblе tо іnсulсаtе certain skills in thе dоg, оr if thе dоg keeps on forgetting ѕkіllѕ taught tо hіm оr hеr, іt dоеѕn’t necessarily mean thаt you аrеn’t dоіng thіngѕ wеll.

Yоu have tо kеер it in mіnd thаt thеrе are two variables at рlау here. Thе fіrѕt of thоѕе is your ѕkіll, aptitude аnd dеdісаtіоn as a dog trаіnеr. And thе ѕесоnd оf thоѕе іѕ уоur dоg’ѕ natural аbіlіtу – against a background whеrе ѕоmе dog breeds ѕееm tо ‘gеt’ things faster thаn оthеrѕ.

Eаrlу іnіtіаtіоn as a key tо ѕuссеѕѕ іn dog training

Sіmрlу рut, thеrе аrе ѕоmе skills that you can оnlу tеасh tо a dоg whеn he оr ѕhе іѕ young. Thіѕ mеаnѕ thаt the commonly hеld belief thаt рuрріеѕ below six months оf аgе shouldn’t be trained іѕ аltоgеthеr wrong. In fасt, thеrе аrе ѕоmе ѕkіllѕ уоu’ll find hаrd to tеасh tо a dog that іѕ older thаn six months.

It іѕ wоrth nоtіng thаt unlіkе uѕ humаnѕ, dоgѕ аrе (іn ѕоmе wауѕ) highly evolved animals – whose lіfе ѕkіllѕ learning process ѕtаrtѕ thе mоmеnt they аrе bоrn. Thаt is whу a рuрру that lоѕеѕ hіѕ mother аt three months оf age may bе able tо survive іn the wild, whеrеаѕ іt wоuld bе very hard fоr a human bаbу whо lоѕt hіѕ mоthеr аt thе ѕаmе аgе tо ѕurvіvе оn his or hеr оwn іn a ѕіmіlаr еnvіrоnmеnt.

Nоw thе best time tо ѕtаrt dog training wоuld bе whеn he оr she is lеаrnіng bаѕіс lіfе ѕkіllѕ, ѕо thаt thе ѕkіllѕ уоu wаnt to раѕѕ оn tо hіm оr her аrе аlѕо аdорtеd аlоngѕіdе thоѕе bаѕіс саnіnе life ѕkіllѕ. That wау, thе rеԛuіrеd bеhаvіоrѕ would bе раrt оf thе dog’s реrѕоnаlіtу.

They would bе mоrе dеерlу іngrаіnеd іn hіm оr hеr. Thіѕ іѕ nоt tо say аn оldеr dоg саn’t bе trаіnеd. It іѕ juѕt thаt уоu’d have a hаrdеr tіmе (and lеѕѕ fun) training the older роосh.

dog trainingIt lаtеr emerges that ѕоmе оf thе people whо еnd up gеttіng thе іmрrеѕѕіоn thаt thеіr dоgѕ are nоt trаіnаblе tеnd tо bе folks who mаkе аn аttеmрt аt tеасhіng thеіr dоgѕ certain ѕkіllѕ too lаtе іn thе dоgѕ’ lives. Whеn the dоgѕ fаіl to рісk ѕuсh ѕkіllѕ, they аrе lаbеlеd bоnеhеаdѕ – whеrеаѕ іt is not really thеіr fault that thеу аrе unаblе tо pick thе ѕkіllѕ, but rather, thе trаіnеr’ѕ fаult for nоt having initiated trаіnіng еаrlіеr.

The rіght uѕе оf rеwаrdѕ аnd соrrесtіоnѕ as a key to ѕuссеѕѕ іn trаіnіng dоgѕ. When wе gеt tо the nitty-gritty оf dog training, іt emerges thаt vаrіоuѕ ѕkіllѕ аnd behaviors саn only bе transmitted аnd іngrаіnеd in dоgѕ through the right uѕе оf rеwаrdѕ and соrrесtіоnѕ.

Thе bіggеѕt rеwаrd you саn gіvе tо a dog іѕ аttеntіоn. And соnvеrѕеlу, thе bіggеѕt соrrесtіоn/рunіѕhmеnt уоu can give tо a dоg іѕ dерrіvаtіоn of attention.

Thus, if уоu wаnt tо get you dоg tо рісk a сеrtаіn bеhаvіоr, you nееd to ѕіmulаtе (оr rather іlluѕtrаtе) іt tо hіm оr hеr, and thеn reward hіm or hеr (wіth аttеntіоn) when he behaves ассоrdіnglу, whist аlѕо punishing him or her (wіth dерrіvаtіоn оf аttеntіоn) whеn оr she fаіlѕ tо bеhаvе accordingly.

Juѕt looking аt the dog lovingly іѕ a wау оf ‘rewarding’ him or hеr with аttеntіоn. Pеttіng hіm or hеr іѕ аnоthеr fоrm оf аttеntіоn rеwаrd. Prаіѕіng thе роосh verbally is уеt аnоthеr wау of rewarding hіm оr her wіth attention. Truе, thе dog may not undеrѕtаnd the words, but he or ѕhе саn ѕеnѕе the emotions bеhіnd thеm. Dоg seem tо hаvе that ability.

Mеаnwhіlе, if уоur dog wаѕ еnjоуіng уоur аttеntіоn whіlѕt doing ѕоmеthіng rіght аnd уоu dерrіvе hіm or her оf thаt attention thе moment hе оr she starts doing something wrоng, hе instantly ѕеnѕеѕ thе rеасtіоn аnd mаkеѕ thе connection bеtwееn hіѕ misbehavior and thе dерrіvаtіоn оf аttеntіоn. Hе is inclined tо correct thе behavior, іn оrdеr tо regain your аttеntіоn. These thіngѕ wоrk particularly wеll if the dog you аrе trying to trаіn іѕ ѕtіll young.

What you muѕtn’t do, hоwеvеr, іѕ to hіt the dog аѕ a fоrm оf punishment/correction: thе simple rеаѕоn being thаt the dоg wоn’t understand that bеіng hіt іѕ a fоrm of ‘punishment.’ Rаthеr, thе hіt pooch will аѕѕumе that уоu аrе just being vіоlеnt tо hіm or hеr. If thе dоg keeps оn dоіng thіngѕ lіkе runnіng to thе rоаd оr mеѕѕіng uр nеіghbоrѕ ѕtuff, you’d bе bеttеr аdvіѕеd tо find wауѕ of rеѕtrаіnіng hіѕ mоvеmеntѕ, rather thаn hitting hіm.

Patience аѕ a kеу to ѕuссеѕѕ іn the trаіnіng of dоgѕ

Yоu wоn’t bе successful іn dog training unless уоu are раtіеnt. You have tо keep іt in mіnd thаt іt tаkеѕ dogs some tіmе tо pick іdеаѕ that ѕееm too simple to uѕ аѕ humans. There аrе реорlе who hаvе thіѕ mіѕсоnсерtіоn thаt уоu can оnlу bе ѕuссеѕѕful іn dog training іf you аrе ‘tоugh.’

On thе соntrаrу, this is one оf thоѕе endeavors whеrе kіndnеѕѕ and the ‘soft approach’ seem tо work better thаn the tоugh Sраrtаn approach tо dog training.

Persistence аѕ a kеу tо ѕuссеѕѕ in thе training оf dоgѕ

Clоѕеlу related to раtіеnсе (аѕ a kеу tо ѕuссеѕѕ in dog training) is persistence. Yоu wоn’t bе ѕuссеѕѕful аѕ a dog trainer іf уоu gіvе uр too easily – that is, like whеrе уоu illustrate a dеѕіrеd bеhаvіоr tо a dog, аnd thеn gіvе uр if the dоg fаіlѕ tо pick іt uр іmmеdіаtеlу. Thе truth оf thе mаttеr is that уоu hаvе tо іlluѕtrаtе a desire bеhаvіоr tо a dоg several tіmеѕ, whilst using thе nесеѕѕаrу rеіnfоrсеmеntѕ, tіll thе dog еvеntuаllу соmеѕ tо lеаrn whаt іѕ expected оf him оr her.

Cоnѕіѕtеnсу аѕ a kеу tо success in thе trаіnіng оf dogs

Thіѕ is a ѕсhеmе where, fоr instance, hаvіng ѕеttlеd оn a раrtісulаr rеіnfоrсеmеnt (rеwаrd or рunіѕhmеnt), уоu nееd to аррlу іt соnѕіѕtеntlу, so thаt thе dоg under trаіnіng can understand whаt it асtuаllу mеаnѕ. Onе оf the worst thіngѕ уоu саn do іn thе соurѕе оf training a dоg іѕ tо ѕеnd mіxеd ѕіgnаlѕ, bесаuѕе оnсе a dog gets соnfuѕеd, іt bесоmеѕ very hаrd tо train hіm or hеr.

Furthеr kеуѕ to successful dog training

On top of thеѕе, уоu may need tо undеrtаkе furthеr rеѕеаrсh (оnlіnе оr іn thе lіbrаrу) bеfоrе gеttіng started.

And ѕhоuld уоur DIY efforts аt dog training fаіl, you should соnѕіdеr еnlіѕtіng thе hеlр оf a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl trainer bеfоrе giving uр оn thе dog altogether.

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The First Six Dog Training Commands Every Dog Should Learn

Dog training commands, techniques and philosophies varies, with many claiming to be the fastest, easiest or most effective way to train your dog. The one thing that every dog training technique seem to mirror is that positive reinforcement and reward is the most effective.

The second thing that all training techniques have in common is that the first step is to teach the fundamental dog training commands. These fundamental commands will be the foundation of communication between canine and human.

SIT: The First Training Command

The first among dog training commands you should teach is SIT. With a few slight differences, most advice about dog training agree. The easiest way to teach this command is to cause the desired outcome to occur without much effort. For very young puppies, hold their food bowl above and behind their head. Your puppy looks up, loses his balance, and sits. You reinforce by saying the command, SIT, then praise puppy and reward with a treat.

Repeat this process during each meal time and with treats until he will SIT on command without a food stimulus. Older dogs have better balance so an extra step may need to be used. Some dog training techniques suggest using a leash with no slack to keep your dog still, then just using a treat held above and behind his head, command SIT.

If your dog resists, use your forefinger and thumb to apply pressure just in front of his hip bone or slide your hand over rump and apply pressure as you tuck legs and tail under to cause him to SIT. As always, praise and treat for desired result All other fundamental dog training commands will build on the success of the SIT Command.

NO: The Second Training Command

The second among dog training commands that you must train your dog is NO. This command demands consistency from you, as the trainer, and every member of the household. The NO command need to always be spoken in a sharp guttural tone and alone. Do not use with your dogs name, or in a panicked or high pitched tone that only comes naturally if you were to walk in and see your dog chewing your favorite pair of shoes.

Your tone needs to be authoritative sharp and strong to relay your displeasure. Withhold attention as punishment. Consistency is the key to train your dog.

STAY: The Third Training Command

STAY is the third among dog training commands that every dog should know. Building on SIT, stand beside your dog with the leash taunt, held straight above his head. Incorporate hand signals and place your open palm in front of dog’s nose. Say STAY and move in front of your dog to block his forward movement.

If he moves, repeat hand signal and STAY command. If he stays, move back next to him, make him hold his STAY for a few seconds, praise and treat. As with each dog training technique, continue to slowly increase increments of distance and hold time with each training lesson. An additional element when training your dog to STAY is the three D’s. Duration, Distraction, and Distance.

As I just mentioned, it is important to slowly increase the increments of Duration and Distance but Distraction must be introduced to test your dogs understanding of this command. Be sure to add distraction while training your dog before the distance gets too long. Common distractions would be someone entering the training area with a toy, another dog walking by, etc.

DOWN: The Fourth Training Command

dog training commandsThe fourth among dog training commands is DOWN. It can be taught just after SIT is mastered. It is important to use only the word DOWN. Your dog does not understand variations such as Lay Down. You must be consistent in training your dog that DOWN only refers to laying down. If you want to teach your dog to get down off of your chair, train OFF as your command.

To teach your dog to lay down, first command him to SIT. Using a treat, draw your dog into a laying down position by dragging the treat between his legs and moving it forward. When the desired position is reached, praise, and treat. As you train your dog each new command, be sure to combine each command so patterns do not develop and the action of each different command is rewarded when achieved. (SIT DOWN STAY), (SIT STAY COME), (SIT STAY DOWN)

HEEL: The Fifth Command

The fifth among dog training commands is Heel. Teaching your dog to HEEL makes walks in your neighborhood a pleasant experience. I am sure you have seen or experienced the owner that gets walked by their dog. The owner is fearful of each approaching human or animal because they have not been trained to HEEL. Your goal is that your dog will stay close to you on a walk.

He will not pull you or become too hard to control with the distractions of other dogs or humans. Start from SIT, add ‘Let’s Walk’ so your dog knows what is expected after he has learned to HEEL. A good tip, exercise your dog with play before training to HEEL.

Work out all excess energy and train your dog in a quiet distraction free area. Start at SIT, use your dogs name and command HEEL. If your dog does not stay with you and darts away, turn in the other direction and repeat command HEEL and dog’s name. Remember to always to praise and treat desired responses.

COME: The Sixth Command

dog training commandsThe sixth among dog training commands is COME. The last fundamental command that is a must while beginning to train your dog.. This command seems so easy, after all all dogs want to come to you, right? The problem with training your dog to COME is that owners do not use it often enough in daily interactions. Your dog will COME when you open the refrigerator door.

These  dog training commands needs to be reinforced by putting your dog in SIT and STAY, then by changing your location, command COME, and use your dog’s name. Praise and reward with each and every desired result. One very important point to remember is NEVER correct or discipline your dog for responding to the COME command.

The reality is that when you need your dog to respond to COME the most is when his safety is at risk. Your dog has run out and could be in danger of street traffic,. COME returns your dog to the safety of your home. Your fear response will instinctively make you want to correct your dog for running out. Remain consistent with your dog training commands, praise and reward your dog.

This is a very brief overview of training techniques and sequences to use while training your dog the fundamental dog training commands. Repetition will be required several times while training. The increase of distance and duration, as well as the introduction of distractions, will also require repetition.

Patience and time will need to be devoted while training these commands. I think you will find that if you begin to train your dog with these fundamental dog training commands, you will find the more technical training will be easier for both you and your dog.

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Dog first aid can save the life of your companion! Specific training for pets is increasing among dog owners today; they are ideal for knowing how to respond without panic when your dog is in danger. While you are waiting to register, do you know what to do in case of an accident?

The most common accidents that requires dog first aid

With a dog or cat you have to be prepared for the following emergencies:

  • Hyperthermia / hypothermia: the rectal temperature rises above 39 ° or falls below 38 °. The situation must be taken seriously if the animal is very young or the temperature is very high, or vice versa.
  • Choking: Usually the animal coughs and then automatically removes the foreign body. If this is not the case, you have to go get it out yourself from his mouth, or you perform a Heimlich maneuver.
  • Cardio-respiratory problems: often after a shock they must be treated with absolute urgency. If your pet is equipped with a GPS tracker with real time tracking you can be quickly alerted.
  • Ingestion of toxic products: Make your pet to vomit it.

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Dog First aid kit

A well-filled medicine kit is essential to prevent accidents; What should it contain?

  • Specific dressings and dressings of all sizes, compresses and veterinary antiseptic wipes;
  • A muzzle to prevent your dog from bite
  • A pillow cover to control your dog with gentleness
  • A rectal thermometer and petrolatum
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • A solution of hydrogen peroxide dosed at 3% maximum , to induce vomiting from your prt
  • A blanket of survival and towels
  • Disposable gloves
  • A veterinary emergency number and / or that of a clinic

Focus on: The Heimlich Maneuver

The Heimlich maneuver does not only work for man, it applies to animals too.

  • Dog First Aid: stand behind your dog, standing or squatting, depending on the size of the animal. Put an arm around the stomach (3 or 4 fingers of the hand if it is a small dog) and practice 5 short but powerful pressing on the stomach. Repeat until he spits out the object
  • Cat: Place one hand on his back to hold it firmly and the other hand on the belly at the base of the rib cage. Perform series of 4 presses that are directed inwards and upwards. You can help your cat by knocking him twice in the nose between each series of pressures.

Focus on: Taking Pulse

Sometimes, after a shock or a fall, no lesion is visible on your animal. However, he may be injured and / or startled. Checking the pulse is a good way to assess his general condition: put your pet on his side. Search with the index finger and the middle finger for pulsations on the inside of the thigh at the level of the groin. Count the number of beats over a period of 20 seconds and then multiply the number by 3 to get the number of beats / minute. The average for a dog varies from 60 (for a large animal) to 160 bpm for a small breed.

Prepare to help your pet with a problem or accident: contact a rescue training organization. Your veterinarian can also teach you some simple dog first aid techniques that can save his life. Think about it!

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Buying Fun Indestructible Dog Toys for Your Pet Dog

Indestructible dog toys should be your top choice when you are thinking about dog toys. If you have not considered buying a toy for your dog, or you do not know how to go about it, then you have been robbing your dog of the really great times he is supposed to have with you.

Most people want to possess pet dogs because they just want to have one, and also because they feel it will be a good thing to have a dog in the house just like their neighbors do. The pet dogs are known to be the closest friends of man as they can provide the best friendship, comfort along with protection that you would want.

Dog sizes vary. There are standard sized ones as well as big ones. Despite the size of the pet dogs, their own attitude towards other pet dogs and people depend on how well they’re trained, loved and looked after. Getting an appropriate indestructible dog toys for your dog is one of the most sensible thing to do when you want to show him love.

How will you achieve this? You must think much more on the quality instead of the appearance, although the latter will help in determining whether your pet dog will quickly fall in love with his new toy or not. It is the quality that will really determine whether the toy will be able to stand the test of time.

You have to see to it that these areas are well covered. That is why you must go for what you can call indestructible dog toys. Before buying these indestructible dog toys, you truly must have a clear image of what can happen to the toy when your dog is pawing, munching, biting and gnawing on it.

That’s the reason why, you truly need to check on these dog toys well just before buying them. However, fun dog toys should not always be expensive. You might discover long-lasting fun dog toys in your neighborhood pet shop. All you should do is find time to take a proper look at them.

When choosing any kind of pet dog accessories, you should always think of what is right and safe for them, and therefore it is wise to invest your time to choose appropriate dog toys more than just choosing any old thing in the pet shop. Needless to say, the size of the dog toys you choose should also be a point of consideration. It should go along with the size of your dog, otherwise it will just not fit.

A dog toy should not be so small or have some parts that can easily loose to the point that a dog can easily swallow it while playing with it, this may cause serious problems for your pet dog. Furthermore, this is an area where you will have to weigh the advantage of low cost to that of quality. Cheaper toys tend to wear out easily, and cause serious harm to your dog. Do not allow what is supposed to give your dog a good like turn out to be a death trap.

If you are not sure how to choose really good, indestructible dog toys, you could always look up some ideas online. You will see many that can help. Do not just jump on one because you have read good testimonies about it. Think of how it can fit into the life of  your dog before taking action.

Don’t leave dog toys immediately with your dog. If you have already acquired some fun dog toys and you are not sure whether they are right, you should stay with him while he plays or at least viewed him a few minutes to see thing for yourself.

Here is an idea for making indestructible dog toys. Tie any knot in a strong lasso for your pet dog to chew on. To make this dog toy more suitable, thread the lasso through a ball by drilling 2 holes in the ball. Tie a knot at the top of the ball. Choose the size of the ball that is suitable for the size of your dog’s mouth.

A Tennis ball and a small lasso will work for smaller dogs, and a soccer ball with thick lasso for larger dogs to see to it that the dog toy is indestructible. After making the dog toys, consider how you will get him interested in playing with it.

This can pose a serious challenge, but you can go the way of providing a treat, that is, hiding some food within the dog toy, which will only be available for the dog if he can do what you want with the toy.

However, be sure again that the dog toy is extremely strong and will not break apart and pose a choking risk.

More importantly, do not get dog toys, all because you want to get rid of your dog, or you want to keep him busy. You should create an opportunity where the dog will be able to play with you together with the toy. That is when your decision to buy indestructible dog toys for your pet dog can be really meaningful.

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Heat management in dogs: Some essential reminders

The dog is an endothermic animal, that is to say it has a thermoregulation system and its internal heat must be constant. In view of this, there must be a constant balance between heat production (thermogenesis) and heat dissipation (thermolysis), just as it is happening to man. The temperature of the dog is around 38.5 ° C and the variations are very poorly tolerated by their body!

How panting Helps in Heat Management

The peculiarity of dogs, compared to human beings, is that they possess very little sweat glands; housed at the pads, their surface is not enough to regulate the temperature of the dog. This is why they are panting continuously or almost all the time in order to stabilize their metabolism.

It can be stated that the more dry the  air is, the more effective the panting is, and the more humid the air, the lower the transfer.rate.

The Role of Conduction and Radiation in Heat Management

Conduction and radiation maximize heat loss via the epidermis, this is less effective but nevertheless necessary, . It is not sweat but simply a loss of energy by contact or radiation. Apparently during hot weather, the dog’s blood system promotes blood transfers via peripheral channels rather than internal networks to maximize losses.

Heat Management in Dogs: Behavior

Be that as it may, the best solution developed by dogs lies in obvious behavioral mechanisms. Looking for shade, cool, feeding in the warmest hours, higher drink intake, etc.

Helping your dog manage the heat

It’s all about common sense … But since it’s especially when you’re not suspicious that accidents happen, stay alert!

REMINDER: If your dog is brachycephalic, black, sick, overweight, elderly or unaccustomed to heat, be especially on your guard.

Here are some points to observe (this is not exhaustive):

1. Try to give him water to drink. (No ice water)

Wet your dog if you can, with water at room temperature and / or bathe it wherever possible. For those who do not have this opportunity , there are refreshing blankets and coats for dogs that are sensitive or obliged to withstand the heat (apartments, vacations, etc.)

2. Take your dog out at times when the the sun is not at its peak (before 10 am and after 5 pm)

3. Make your dog stay in shaded areas as much as possible.

4. Avoid bituminous soils that can be very hot.

 

The heat stroke.

Heat stroke can cause serious brain damage and even death of your dog, if you fail to quickly recognize it, and give it the required attention. If your dog has the following symptoms, he may be a victim from a heat stroke:

Rising heart rate and breathing: Excessive gasping, foam, drool

Rising body temperature, or  hot body

Unusual: search for freshness

Appearance of involuntary movements: convulsions, tremors

Loss of consciousness: dizziness, fainting

Blue / gray mucous membranes

In the case of heat stroke – What to do?

Stay calm but do not waste time to respond. .

Do not force your dog to get up. Place him in the shade.

Moisten or cover him with a damp cloth.

Try to give him water to drink, but not to excess.

Ventilate the air around him if possible.

Call your veterinarian re or the nearest veterinarian.

Conclusion

Heat management is essential in the summer season and is mainly based on common sense. Be extremely vigilant if your dog is in his first days of heat. Follow these simple rules, and if your dog does not return to normal consult a veterinarian urgently.


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Rex is a five-month-old German Shepherd Dog breed, born to a mother of the show line and a dad of a working line. A good size for his age. Rex will certainly be out of standard, that is to say that its size will be larger than what is written in the standard of its breed. His voice is powerful, not to talk about the solid frame. He will surely become a fine specimen . The owner who adores him could sense the rejection and criticism of his peers.

Rex is scary, aggressive, and imposing. He barks all the time! In short, Rex does not enjoy the acceptance of the people around him. The owner of the breeding house  from which he came made a serious mistake for his psychological development since he was weaned too early, and adopted from the age of 6 weeks. Knowing that a puppy needs his mother and siblings up to the minimum age of 7 weeks, Rex missed the boat. He created a hyper attachment to his adopted mother.

Rex barks immediately he is left alone, feeling abandoned by her adopted mother. and always react to the slightest noise by a well punctuated bark. Despite the indisputable efforts of his owner to make him socialize, Rex remains hesitant with strangers, but with dogs, he wants to play.

Sometimes using his voice with exaggerated enthusiasm, some dogs are afraid of his big clumsy frame. Their fear may spawn a response from Rex, but without any serious aggressive reaction. Rex is a clumsy teenager who only thinks of playing with whatever he finds comfortable with, just like all young people do. The patience of those around him is put to the test all the time, but Rex learns and matures slowly. He needs stability, calmness, and general friendly disposition, and not screaming, frustration or threatening people, and other dogs around.

Good things come to those who wait for it. A dog, especially an exuberant and active puppy like Rex, does not reach maturity in 3 days. It takes months of patience and grooming to arrive at a more acceptable result. Too many dogs are abandoned at this stage every year, simply because the owners are tired of this canine adolescence.

To raise a german shepherd dog, just like any other breed from puppy to adulthood requires a good investment, time and patience, but in the case of Rex, the family circle and the neighborhood are not ready to give this, practically they lack patience and understanding for this growing adolescent. It’s sad to say this, but today many people are generally not very tolerant of dogs. These people only like to caress dogs in exhibitions and breeders’ shows.

They see them beautiful and fine, but immediately a neighbor or family member brings a new dog that barks they develop an attitude towards the poor creature. They quickly call to the owner to shut him up. As a result, dog owners are always under pressure and frustration from their peers. The dog is not a human that can be reason, hence he will always see hostility in these “no to pets” neighbors, and then react more with barking and snarling.

From a purely emotional and psychological point of view, the dog can be compared to a child of about age 4 to 5 years, who still needs lot of supports and care from their parents. He acts and reacts emotionally as a child. He is conscious of hatred and abandonment, experiences joy, pleasure and a whole range of emotions that can also cause stress. This stress triggers anxiety. Anxiety damages the well-being of the dog, as well as his physical and psychological health.

To be balanced, the dog needs clear instructions, guidance, and respect in a stable and consist manner. This should be given by all, so that a dog can always feel warm, acceptable, and confortable with people. If dogs can talk, they will tell you that they are also afraid of most people, just as humans are afraid of them.

Rex is an example like so many other dogs I have seen over the years with bittr experiences which they do not deserve.

The story of this unfortunate german sherperd dog, Rex is teaching us something, and that is, any dog can be educated, and this education begins before birth by choosing balanced parents. The breeder is then responsible for contributing to the optimal development of his puppies by beginning their socialization and respecting their psychological and emotional needs of daily contact with their mother and the siblings until the minimum age of 7 weeks.

Then, the owner has the duty to continue this socialization and education throughout the first year of the dog’s life, and all the years that he will share with him thereafter. “You are responsible forever for what you have tamed. The question is, do you want to breed? Do you want to have a pet or work dog? Then you must be ready to take responsibility to socialize and educate them.

That’s the way it should be, and the only way that we can make sure that dogs like Rex are no longer a majority in our neighborhood, but a minority. Behavioral problems, especially those leading to aggressive demonstrations and extreme fears, often have their source programmed from early childhood through improper breeding. Before buying a dog, make sure that the breeder knows this, and that your puppy is well prepared for his future pet dog life.

Avoid overprotecting and cuddling a dog like a baby. A puppy will become what you do with him. The more you treat him as a baby, the less balanced he will be. A dog remains a dog.

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