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Emotional needs of your dog

Dogs are emotional beings and need time and love. As their guardians, it becomes vital for us to understand their body langauge to know what they want to convey. Emotional needs The emotional needs of your dog are as vast and complicated as the emotional needs of humans. Dogs feel grief and can take a long time to deal with the loss of a family member. At the same time, they feel the need to bond…

Treating my buddy

Just utter the words “treats” and you will see your dog’s eyes brighten up!! Isn’t it? We all will agree that our dogs love treats and we, the guardians, enjoy feeding them to our little sweethearts. You can use treats as perfect training tools. Let’s see how. Treats are very important for inducing a desired response and rewarding a desired action. Nowadays, a  variety of treats are available in…

Old tricks for new dogs!!!

GIVE ME FIVE or SHAKE HANDS!!! By far, this is the most simplest trick to teach your pooch. Here it goes: Get your dog’s most favourite treat and show it to him. Grab his attention with the help of that treat. Ask him to sit in front of you and hold the treat in front of him, in one hand. Tease him a little with the treat to get him excited. Mostly, by looking at the treat, the pup will start…

Wonders of Training

Training can transform an aggressive and possessive dog into a friendly and loving companion. Here’s a real life case file of a dog named Swami who was trained by Rajesh Bhat to become a more suitable companion. Case history Ritika and Rajat, on their way to work, spotted a lil’ pup on the road. They stopped their car to put him aside, but the pup came running back to them. Ritika immediately…

Old tricks for new dogs!!!

We all love to show off what our lovely pets can do or perform, isn’t it? So why not teach them some simple tricks and add a  dash of fun to their life??? GIVE ME FIVE or SHAKE HANDS!!! By far, this is the most simplest trick to teach your pooch. Here it goes: Get your dog’s most favourite treat and show it to him. Grab his attention with the help of that treat. Ask him to sit in front of you and…

A healthy New Year

January is traditionally a time to make resolutions for the coming year. For many people, one of those resolutions is to exercise regularly. We all know how important exercise is to our health, physically and emotionally. This is true not only for us, but for our dogs as well. However, finding time to exercise may be a challenge – family, friends, work and spending time with your dog may already…

Off leash exercise for your pooch

Freedom to roam and sniff around is every dog’s birthright and dream. Very often, we as owners, ignore the importance of freedom of our canine friends. Pooja Sathe shows how to teach your dog the off leash control. Off leash exercise should be an important part of the dog’s daily routine from an early age. This will help the puppy to enjoy his freedom. Also, off leash game of ‘fetching a ball’ and…

Socialisation of your puppy

Socialisation is the term we use to describe how a dog learns to relate to people, other dogs and his environment. Your dog will keep on learning throughout his whole life, but puppyhood is the time when experiences—good or bad—have the biggest impact on him. These experiences are critical to your puppy’s future, and will have a long-lasting effect on his behaviour throughout his life. When you…

Teaching jumping over an obstacle

Agility is excellent exercise for you and your dog. It is fun for children and also teaches them coordination and a sense of accomplishment for every new obstacle that they learn. Let us now see how to teach your pet “Over,” which means jumping an obstacle. In order to begin agility, it is a good idea for your pet to know basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come…etc). Equipment needed 6-12’ leash…

Dealing with separation anxiety

If you’ve ever come home to find that your otherwise well-behaved dog has destroyed furniture, had “accidents” on the carpet or whose howling is disturbing the neighbours while you’re away, it’s very likely that your dog is suffering from separation anxiety. Dogs are one of the most social creatures on earth. They just love spending time with you, whether they’re playing a game with you or just…

Puppy training made fun

A well behaved dog and a happy owner make a perfect combination. Behaviour and training always go together. Training always leads you to understand your dog and also helps you communicate better with him. Apuppy’s first day at home is very exciting. But after a few days of excitement and joy, starts the actual struggle of bringing up the puppy. In most cases, problems start occurring,…

Toilet training for your dog

Nicole Mackie brings an easy method of toilet training, which is sometimes called house, or potty training your dog and can be taught to puppies or dogs of any age. Of course, the sooner the toilet training process is taught, the better for everyone. You can start this training the moment your puppy or dog comes into your home. When you bring the puppy home, take him straight outside,…

How your dog communicates

Humans domesticated dogs more than 12,000 years ago, and we have been closely associated ever since. One of the reasons dogs make wonderful pets is their ability to communicate with us. Dogs see us as an extension of their canine family. However, they are very different from us and they communicate using dog-specific signals. Learning to interpret and understand your dog’s signals will help you to…

What entertainment does my dog like?

Entertainment adds zing to our lives. And while it seems hard to believe, it’s true that the same holds for our dogs. They need to be kept well entertained too! However, their preferences of course are far different from ours. Find out what interest them!!!   Can dogs watch television? Yes, dogs do look at the television. It may be due to the movement, the sound, the music or perhaps another…

Pet detectives:the nose that knows

For millions of people, pets are more than just animals who share a living space – they are valued family members. And when beloved pets go missing, it is a nightmarish experience. Owners are often confused and do not know where and how to look for their pets. In US, Kat Albrecht runs PHI, which is the only pet detective agency. And guess who helps her find those four-legged friends? Her search…

What entertainment does my dog like?

Entertainment adds zing to our lives. And while it seems hard to believe, it’s true that the same holds for our dogs. They need to be kept well entertained too! However, their preferences of course are far different from ours. Find out what interest them!!! Can dogs watch television? Yes, dogs do look at the television. It may be due to the movement, the sound, the music or perhaps another animal…

Whose fault is it anyway?

Getting a dog home is only half the work done; you have to get to know them better and train them to lead a happy life. Only then will you be able to do justice to the relationship and enjoy your four-legged companion – who is the best friend one can have. Dr. Aradhana Pandey shares important tips for this beautiful relationship. "It is most embarrassing when my dog paws and whines before guests…

Teaming up with your dog

Here’s good news for all those who are looking for fun and excitement with your pet dog as a team. Team up and enter the world of obedience and agility. Relationship with one’s pet is taking new dimensions and a partnership team is emerging. Working dogs, such as sheepdogs, guide dogs and sniffer dogs have long had this slightly elevated status over the household pooch. But this common household…

Games 4 paws 2 play

Here are some games that paws would love to play! The fun moments spent with your pet would bring the two of you closer and establish a lasting bond. Find a treat: Teach your dog to look for his treats. Once he finds them, he sure will love it! You can also do this when you are leaving your pet alone at home, to keep him occupied. Tempt your dog with his favourite treat. Ask your pet to sit…

Sniffing their way to glory

Do you know that with security officials, dogs also play an important role in the overall security of the airports? Dogs & Pups recently visited one such training centre. Airports are vulnerable places and their security is prime consideration. The security force and custom authority also relies on dogs for sniffing out explosives and narcotics. Dogs & Pups recently met Dr. (Maj.) T V…
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