great dane puppy

Great Danes, surprisingly, are just as happy with a small space as with a large one. Most large dogs have a lower activity level, while smaller dogs require a much greater level of activity. Giant breed dogs usually require two good long walks a day.

The Great Dane likes to lie around and he or she only requires at a minimum a good long walk once a day. The Great Dane does not bark much and rarely become aggressive. Larger urban areas are well-suited for the Great Dane as it loves everyone and needs to be around people. It is also playful and patient with children. However, because of the size and head strong nature, the Great Dane should be socialized and obedience trained at an early age and always kept on leash. The Dane can even adapt to being left on her own during the day as long as she gets a walk and lots of company in the morning and evening.

As an apartment dog, she will need a few things to make her and you happy: A space of her own. Whether a corner in your bedroom or a space in the hallway, you will need to provide at least a little spot for him to call his own. A very soft bed or large cushion to lie on or she’ll be up on the furniture like no tomorrow. A raised dog food dish, and for those colder climates a coat or cape to keep warm on those long daily walks.

As long as you provide a little space in your home, get some obedience training and provide the exercise this breed needs, then the Great Dane makes an excellent apartment dog.

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airedale terrier puppy

The Airedale terrier is a relatively common English dog breed. The common sizes range between 58-61cm and they weigh approximately 25kg. This breed is also sometimes called Waterside Terrier or Bingley Terrier. It’s a dog breed of medium size, is good with children and has a very high energy level as well. It needs a daily dose of exercise to remain happy and healthy and is often very playful as well. Airedale terriers were first used as hunting dogs, but are nowadays more commonly kept as regular pets.

In average this dog has a lifespan of about 11.5 years, and often dies of sickness rather than old age. Airedale Terriers can be aggressive towards other dogs, but will usually be either friendly or polite with strangers. They have very protective instincts and can be used as watch or guard dog. They have good learning capacities, are very alert and stubborn, but lack the strength however to hinder any intruders. What they lack in power they make up for in terms of sound. If you like to feel safe at home an Airedale Terrier is good to have around.

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Pit Bull Puppy Training

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Pitbulls are the kind of dogs that have to be trained diligently. Without proper training, it is possible that these pit bulls can become aggressive. If you have a pitbull puppy, start training it as early as now. Postponing the training may mean less than great results and frustration for you.

Here are some tips you can use to successfully train your pitbull:

Start training when the puppy reaches seven weeks. Start with simple housebreaking. Formal obedience training could come later. Right now, just focus on teaching your dog the basics. Surely, there are things that you want your dog to learn and there would be some habits you want it to break. This time is the best training ground for such.

Treat your dog with care. Don’t think that pitbulls are dominant dogs. Naturally, theyre not. But if you fail to train them right, they would soon grow to be. This is why training pitbulls early on is essential. Talk to your dog and constantly remind it of the rules. Be patient because it takes time for a young dog to understand what you’re trying to tell him.

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All You Need To Know About Puggles

puggle puppy

A Puggle is a hybrid between two breeds of dogs, a Pug and a Beagle. Puggles tend to be about 20-30 pounds, and 13-15 inches at the withers. While colors vary, and there are completely black as well as multicolored Puggles, the vast majority are fawn colored with wrinkled black masks (similar to Pugs), but with the longer body, slightly increased size, and longer nose and floppy ears associated with Beagles. Puggles typically have a curly tail, are tan with a black muzzle- earning them the nickname of “miniature mastiffs”

Puggles have the mild mannered yet playful “lap dog” qualities often associated with Pugs, mixed with the more energetic tendencies typical of the hunting qualities of a Beagle. They are sturdy, resilient dogs that can effortlessly take a bit of rough-housing, while being the cheerful clowns that love to play. A Puggles’ greatest delight seems to be to be in their owner’s presence: this quality tends to keep them close to you; they love to be cuddled. Many Puggle owners testify to their winning personality as one of their strongest points.

Grooming is very minimal with Puggles, the occasional bath; nail clipping, brushing and cleaning of their ears is all they require. Puggles do shed; however, their relatively short coat and small size minimizes this problem. They tend to live between 9 and 11 years; are very sweet natured and very affectionate.

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scottish terrier puppy

Like most terriers, the Scottish Terrier has a mind of his own. Unlike his cousins, he is reserved, quite particular in his choice of people, and steadfastly loyal. He or she tolerates rowdy children and many adults quite well; she or he is wary of strangers and is likely to become a one-man or one-woman companion, sensitive to the moods of his chosen master. The Scottish Terrier (or Scottie) barks a lot, and he loves to dig – no fence will hold him if he’s truly determined to dig his way out.

The Scottish Terrier’s scrappy attitude makes can make him or her fairly difficult to train. The new Scottish Terrier owner should immediately enroll their terrier puppy into an obedience school, for this terrier breed has an attitude can dominate a household with great skill if he is not taught that the master is the boss. The training must be firm and gentle to avoid breaking his spirit, for nothing so insults a Scottish Terrier as mean treatment.

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dogs playing poker

If dogs could play poker, I think it’s fairly obvious that a bulldog would win. They have the best poker face. If I were a bulldog playing poker, I would try to play against a bunch of dalmations – they seem to be the most simple minded of all the dog breeds, and I’d take em for all they had. I’d be worried about going head to head with a Jack Russell though – those little guys are wily, and probably excellent bluffers. I would have to find one of those best online poker deals sites to practice on, and a computer keyboard that could handle my paws. In time….in time.

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pekingese puppy

The Pekingese is a proud and confident dog who is sensitive and affectionate to his owner. They are quite often a one-person dog, and is generally wary and aloof with strangers. They make a good watchdog because they are loyal and fearless, and they will bark at any suspicious sound or movement. They can sometimes bark too much. The pekingese is a wonderful companion who will stand as tall as he can toward you and raise his paws like a kitten. They can be quiet and calm in the house.

Difficult to train, Pekingese can be strong-willed and bossy. Perhaps not necessarily coming when you call them, and may refuse toys, food, or games when being stubborn. They can also be difficult to housebreak. They generally needs little exercise, but they do like a daily walk. They can be aggressive to larger dogs but gets along well with other Pekingese. They can learn to live with other pets if they are raised with them. The Pekingese is not an outdoor dog, though they do like to play in a safely fenced area. They are sensitive to heat and cold, and can catch cold easily. The flat face means that their eyes are easily injured, so you should make sure there are no barbs or pointed objects in the yard or house that might hurt them. They can be playful with children but should be supervised with young ones.

Pekingese do not like to be disturbed, especially when sleeping, and may growl or snap. You must be careful not to feed them too much, because he can easily be overfed. They are extremely heavy shedders, and would not be a good choice if you don’t like vacuuming a and finding hair everywhere.

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Weimaraner Training Tips Guide

weimaraner puppy

Here’s a few tips on how to ensure that your Weimaraner is an pleasure to have around,

Socialize thoroughly and from a young age. This Weimaraner’s sensitivity and innate suspicion means that the socialization period of 10 to 16 weeks must be taken full advantage of. Take your Weimaraner to puppy school and see that he meets lots of new people and different breeds and ages of dog . This will help to prevent unwanted aggression at a later date.
Exercise on a daily basis. These are energetic hunting dogs; no walk is too far, and any additional games and play will help to prevent hyperactivity. A ton exercise is a key component of your Weimaraner’s ability to conform with your needs: these dogs are very active, muscular and athletic, and have plentyof energy to burn off. Take your dog hiking, running alongside a bicycle, jogging, or involve him in agility competitions.

This is not a good breed choice for you if you work long hours. Keep in mind the tendency towards separation anxiety, and condition your dog towards it from a young age by leaving him alone for shorter periods of time at first and gradually working up from there. For severe anxiety, your vet may prescribe tranquilisers like Clomicalm. If you feel your dog needs medication, speak to your vet. Happily, most anxiety can be effectively counteracted with plenty of exercise and lots of interaction with you and the family, as well as regular bouts of tussling and playing.

Obedience training to at least the intermediate level is something that you’ll probably both enjoy. Your Weimaraner will enjoy the mental challenge, while you’ll enjoy the opportunity to really bond with your dog. Obedience training is a great way to strengthen trust between owner and dog, and in addition, you’ll end up with a highly trained, obedient dog. You may even want to compete – Weimaraners typically take top honours in obedience classes due to their perceptive, willing-to-please natures and high intelligence.

Weimaraners are playful, intelligent dogs, and will enjoy life that much more if they’re able to play interactively with you. Consider investing in a tennis-ball thrower: this is a great way of playing with your dog, as well as chalking up the necessary miles.

Weimaraners love to play fetch and will retrieve tirelessly for as long as you can throw the ball.

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portugese water dog puppy

The Portuguese Water Dog was bred as an aid to Portugal’s fisherman. The dog lived on the boats with the men and would act as couriers between boats or to shore as well as herding fish into the nets and retrieving lost equipment in the water. Many dogs are born with a work ethic and require some ongoing job or project. Many of those dogs excel in a particular endeavor and become specialists. Few are as adept at the versatility expressed commonly in the Portuguese Water Dog.

Easy to train, quick to master new skills, it’s not unusual to find the dedicated Portuguese Water Dog family working their dog in multiple endeavors from water work,chasing a ball,obedience,agility and more. To say this is a requirement would be overstating the facts but if you are unwilling to consider pursuing such things at all with your dog then the Portuguese Water Dog is probably not the breed for you. As proof, one of the dogs that searched the rubble of the WTC after Sept 11 was a Portuguese Water Dog named Dutch.

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The Obama girls long awaited puppy is Bo, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, The White House will soon make the official announcement later with the Washington Post being given the details.

From the Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia, ‘The identity of the first puppy leaked out yesterday despite White House efforts to delay the news until the big debut planned for Tuesday afternoon. The little guy is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by that Portuguese water dog-lovin’ senator himself, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. The girls named it Bo. Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama’s father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said. Bo’s a handsome little guy. Well suited for formal occasions at the White House, he’s got tuxedo-black fur, with a white chest, white paws and a rakish white goatee.”

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