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The Importance of Canine Dental Health

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Dental health care is a very important part of maintaining your dog’s general health. Far too many canine owners fail to understand the importance of preventing the build up of tartar on their dog’s teeth. This build up can promote the growth of bacteria.

The bacteria in the tartar can lead to gum infections which in turn can lead to bleeding gums. Here is the reason for the danger of poor dental health in dogs (or for that matter in humans as well). The bleeding gums can allow the bacteria found in the tartar to access the blood stream. When they enter the blood stream, they can be carried and deposited into other organs. There, they can multiply and cause serious consequences to the animal.

The reason there are so many problems with dental disease in dogs today is because of the usage of softer and commercial foods. Even the hard, chunky types of food served dry promote the build up of tartar.

Wild canines like wolves and coyotes have not issues with poor dental health usually. The reason for this is the fact that they consume their prey raw and in entirety. In other words, they chew and consume the bones of their prey too. This chewing of the live bone tissue acts to keep the teeth clean in these wild cousins of our domesticated pets.

However, it should be noted by canine owners that it is not usually advisable to feed dogs cooked bones. Cooking causes the bones to harden and splinter as they are chewed. This splintering can be dangerous and cause cause damage to your pet.

Some canines today are fed a diet of raw meat. In fact, whole, raw chickens can be ground up in food grinders and fed safely to dogs. No, there is no danger of food poisoning with this method. Dogs have protection and not usually affected by such things.

Feeding raw foods to pets will in fact offer proper dental health, but it can be an expensive means. Instead, there are lower cost and safe methods to insure proper dental health for canines.

There are all natural gels and sprays which can be used to clean dog teeth effectively. They are much safer and offer an alternative to the dangerous and costly process of scaling performed at the veterinarian’s office. These products contain all natural products and are highly effective for ensuring proper dental health in canines. Be sure to research these methods and discuss them with our vet.

Steve Weber has more information at his web site, Cactus Canyon, about achieving maximum canine dental health.

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The Dog Training Collar Is Simple to Use

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Is your dog barking too much? So you need to choose a dog training collar to teach him no more barking at night. While it’s not the only type of anti-barking device on the market, it’s definitely one of the most effective ones. This is an overview of the drawbacks of other types of anti-barking tools, underlining the benefits of anti barking collars.

1. Other anti barking tools may be unsafe The use of some types of anti-barking devices is unsafe for dogs. They could cause an array of health problems, which is definitely a situation that you want to avoid. On the other hand, anti-barking collars provide a stimulus that’s just strong enough to get your dog’s attention. You have nothing to worry about your dog getting injured while wearing the collar. Your dog’s safety is likely one of your top priorities, and that includes when you’re training it. You can be certain that your dog will remain safe and sound when you are using a dog training collar.

2. There are many ineffective anti bark tools. On the market today there are a lot of anti barking tools and methods that don’t work as required. Ultimately that’s the top goal of any tool for your dog’s behavior modification. Many studies reffering to animal behaviour were conducted and they all show that the anti barking collar is one of the most effective tools for reducing dog’s excessive barking. Can these collars be totally effective? There are certain Dog Training Collar models on the market that have registered 90% effectivenes in eliminating dog’s excessive barking. Few other products or methods, no matter how sophisticated, can even get close to this succes rate.

3. Many pet owners cannot afford some types of anti bark tools. If you don’t mind spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, then options such as an obedience training school could be a viable option. On the other hand, you should also consider that the success rate of such schools could be substantially lower than for anti-barking collars. Nevertheless, finding an anti-barking collar that costs below $100 or even $50, depending of the type of training you want for your dog, is not a big problem. So in terms of profitability, these collars are the best choice.

4. Some are considered inhumane treatment It’s important to note that while certain anti-barking techniques are effective, they’re also inhumane. You don’t want to cause pain to your dog. When you use anti-barking collars, the stimulus is subtle. Stimuli like ultrasounds and citronella. So they are 100% humane.

5. There are very complex tools. People without dog training knowledge need simple training tools. It could be a hassle to use a sophisticated one. The Dog Training Collar is a simple device. The main components are a microphone and batteries. Then when your dog barks, usually a beep sounds and a simple stimulus is triggered. These collars have basical mechanics. That’s the mission that you want to accomplish.  

Some Dog Training Collar models have registered 90% effectivenes. The Dog Training Collar is simple to use. In terms of profitability, these collars are the best choice.

Pug Rescue Dog Training

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how rescue dog training worked? After all, they are able to find victims, regardless as to whether they are alive or dead, whenever a tragedy or disaster strikes.

A Dog’s Ability For Rescue Dog Training

There are some dogs who have a magnificent sense of smell. Since they are smaller than humans, they can also penetrate small areas where humans cannot reach. All of this, combined with their rescue dog training, makes them well worth the praise they get. This is especially true because they think that this work is fun.

An important part of rescue dog training is teaching these dogs to be focused on the task at hand, regardless of what else may be going on around them. Of course, different breeds of dogs are better able to do this. For this reason, different dogs have different jobs. A Bloodhound is renowned for their ability as a search dog while Newfoundland’s are used in avalanche rescues and Labrador Retrievers are the absolute best cadaver dog in the world. You will also find that German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Golden Retrievers are also very good at tracking and following scents.

It is highly recommended that dogs who love to play participate in rescue dog training because they will do anything to receive a reward.

How Rescue Dog Training Works

Rescue dog training focuses upon a dog’s sense of smell. With their sense of smell they are able to pick out a target odor amongst millions of different odors. So, whenever a dog is tracking a person, it will focus upon the scent of skin cells that come off of the human body. They can even be sensed in the water in cases of drownings. In rescue dog training these dogs are trained to sniff the air and follow the scent to find the victim.

Of course there are other things that a rescue dog is trained to look for. In rescue dog training, a dog is also trained to take the right position so that the rescue can be executed. From there, a dog must also learn how to use everything that is has been trained to do as a single exercise. Another important part of rescue dog training is for the human to learn how to read the dog’s eyes. Since a dog’s eyes can be very expressive it can also read the handler’s mood. This is 1 of the many non-verbal signals that a dog will learn during its rescue dog training.

I Have a 5 Year Old Pug Rescued From a Puppy Mill That Will Not Use the Bathroom Outside When It Is Cold Out?

Monday, February 7th, 2011

i have a 5 year old pug rescued from a puppymill that will noy use the bathroom outside when it is cold out no matter what you do what can i do

My Chihuahua x is quite the same; even with a winter coat on.
Solution? Exercise.

I take my Chi up and down the stairs a couple times.
It gets everything inside moving, so by the time I get out side all he has to do is pee & poop then come back inside.
Whenever he poops, I give him I treat.
Seems to work for me.

YOUR DOG STILL NEEDS EXERCISE!
Just because I quickly let him out doesn’t mean he doesn’t get exercise.
I participate in agility & practice everyday in an indoor arena.

You’ll probably have to find an other way for your dogs exercise needs.
Treadmill could work, just make sure you know how to train him to use the treadmill properly and that he’s supervised the whole time.

PUG NAMES???????????????

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I am getting a boy and girl pug tomorrow and I dont have names yet so any suggestions would be great.. for the girl I have a few ideas. I like the name Winnie,Smooch, and Nahla but thats all I thought of so far. So, so far the girl is going to be named Winnie but I would love other options. I also need boy names! names you like,your pets names, your neighbors, any haha I just need names please! No really common names like max please
THEY ARE BOTH 3 YEAR OLD PUGS FROM A PUG RESCUE!!

Aw, Lucky! All the best, and i’m glad to know you’re getting them from a Pug Rescue.
I’ve got a few ideas..

For the Girl:
Winnie
Smooch
Nahla
Bella
Roxy
Brandy
Boots
Chloe
Dixie
Duchess
Dumpling
Jemma
Julie

For the Boy:
Ace
Alpha
Ajax
Basil
Bentley
Bongo
Chief
Champ
Cosmo
Dudley
Duke

And if you want Matchy names for them:
Toot & Puddle
Cain & Abel
Bonnie & Clyde
Wilbur & Charlotte
Zack & Zoey
Samson & Delilah
Lady & Tramp

I hope this helped!
Take good care of the Pugs!

Does Anyone Know Where I Could Get a Pug Puppy?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I am looking to buy or adopt a pug puppy or older but cannot find anyone who sells them does anyone know any reliable breeders in scotland or pug rescue centres?

thanks

Please make sure the breeder is reliable, if that is the direction you go, because for every one good one there are 100 who run puppy mills!

With Pugs make sure those eyes are absolutely healthy as the breed can have major eye issues and scratches etc.

How to Deal With Leaving Pugs Alone for Long Periods of Time!?

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I really want a pug, but I’m concerned with the fact that I will be leaving it alone for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week! I know pugs do bad when left alone for long periods of time, so what do you suggest? Please and thank you!

That is a lot for a puppy at first. I think the bigger issue with pugs is leaving them alone and completely ignoring them when you are home. I do think an adult would be better (or at least a puppy that is 6+ months old) if you can’t avoid leaving them for 6 hours a day right now.

I actually own a pug puppy- 3 months old. I go to graduate school full time and I work 20 hours a week. She is never alone for more than 4 hours tops (and really it is about 31/2). However, I do have my boyfriend dog sit some of the time so she isn’t by herself longer. She sleeps for most of the time anyway.

When I leave her, I make sure she is good and tired, and has had a good meal (I have a poo area for her in my little sectioned area). I leave her with a special toy-a kong filled with peanut butter and a few crunchy pieces of food- to keep her occupied for awhile. She is always quiet when I come home-no destruction in her area. She runs to the bathroom to her little area when I get ready to leave (pugs are super smart, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!) and gets super excited because she knows she gets her Kong!

Again, I’m not sure about the pugs being left alone. They are less independent dogs, but I think it has much more to do with people who do not want to spend time with their dogs when they are home, than leaving them for a couple of hours. I know plenty of people with pugs who have jobs, some of them are involved with pug rescue. I can’t say how many hours they are gone a day, but I know their pugs aren’t with them 24/7.

If you want a pug, and you think you can give it the time it deserves when you are around, and you will devote time to training, then by all means you should get one. 6 hours isn’t really that bad when there are people with dogs who leave them 10-12 hours a day and think for some reason the dog is so much better outside all day.

Edit: I don’t know why my answer got a thumbs down. People who think you can’t ever leave a dog alone need to get their heads out of their asses. How can I feed my dog if I don’t work? Hmm?

How Do I Get a Mini Pug Puppy?

Monday, August 16th, 2010

i paid a lot for my daughters american eskimo, and family members frowned at me for not going with saving a pup or dog from pound,,,well how do i find the type of pup i want at the same time being a animal rescuer? I am in Springfield MA USA
ok i mean a pug puppy….they are soooo cute.

Pugs come in one size only. There is no mini, toy, or any other designation.

http://www.pugrescueofnewengland.org/ is pug rescue of New England. But you should be aware that young puppies rarely come into rescue. Personally, I’d rather have a 1 year old or older Pug with a known temperament and who’s already trained.

There’s nothing wrong with buying a Pug either, as long as you do so from a responsible breeder. Someone who shows their dog, is active with the breed, and who is very picky about whom their dogs go to. http://www.pugs.org can help you find such a person.

Where Can I Get a Free Pug Puppy?

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Ive seen loads of scams, but i want a pug puppy free to a good home, i don’t want to buy one because then i have more money to spend on the pup, ive done animal care so now all info about them and its not just for a toy, ive googled everything and cant seem to find anything real.. help please
yes i know about all this, god some of you people. thanks for all the answers that actually helped. i know about puppy trafficing etc, like i said i have done animal care, i can afford a dog. i asked where to find a PUG puppy, free to good loving homes, ive seen some on the internet free to loving homes. i just wondered if anyone could help me out abit more.
i think some of you got it all wrong but okay, read what i said carefully. PUG puppy free to good loving home. thanks for the answers.
and yeah, i know about the cameroon scam so dont get clever you ass.

The chances are you will not get one for free, even rspca have a fee/donation. Have a look in your local paper you may be lucky and find one that needs a home. Another option is to contact Pug Rescue and put your name on their waiting list.

http://www.pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/

Where Can I Find Pugs for Sale in Minnesota?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I’m looking for a fawn colored female pug. If you know of any good reputable breeders in Minnesota, any pug rescue shelters, any shelters with actual pugs please let me know. I’m really looking for a puppy, not an adult. If any one can help that would be great! Thank you!

Start here:

Minnesota
Heart of Minnesota Pug Dog Club

http://www.THOMP.org

Cheryl Zitto, Secretary
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763- 421-0066
pugs@tiyggi.com