Long-Term Effects of Abuse to Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Long-Term Effects of Abuse to Dogs The dogs in the study were selected by asking owners, who believed their dogs were abused prior to adopting them, to complete a survey. The researchers then studied the results of the survey and chose 149 dogs out of the over 1100 responses A group of five experts read the 149 histories and reported injuries. After evaluating the information, 69 of the dogs were chosen for the ...

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Does Your Dog Eat Too Fast DogcareSchool.com

Does Your Dog Eat Too FastEating too quickly can also cause digestive problems. Some are really serious such as stomach torsion (GDV), which occurs when swallowing too much air. There are ways you can help slow down a speedy eater. Slowing down your dog’s eating habits helps avoid health problems. Having lost one dog to stomach torsion and another who went through emergency surgery to save her life, I can appreciate the need ...

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“Stop and Smell the Roses” DogcareSchool.com

“Stop and Smell the Roses” Dogs, on the other hand, seem to stop and go constantly – ready to sniff at anything visible. At these times, we have a tendency to pull on the leash and hurry our dog along. But stop and think for a moment why dogs stop to “smell the roses” so often. Dogs love to go outdoors for walks. You can watch the excitement build up as we ...

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What’s in a Dog’s Name DogcareSchool.com

What’s in a Dog’s NameWe’ll refer to the dog as her from now on just to make things easier. A dog usually pays attention to the sound of her name because it should mean something good is about to happen. If you use your dog’s name in anger, she is getting mixed signals. Name calling can mean something good or bad. Your dog very possibly will hesitate to respond as her long-term ...

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Wagging Tails DogcareSchool.com

Wagging TailsA tail that is held high while wagging, sometimes rapidly, can be a sign of aggression. A tail held high with only the tip moving or held stiffly means approach with caution. A tail that is straight out from the body usually means curiosity or interest. It is likely a friendly stance and poses no threat. When a dog’s tail is between its legs, curved under the body, it is an ...

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Effects of What We Wear on Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Effects of What We Wear on Dogs Called “Aposemitism”, it means warning coloration in which prey use adaptations of color and/or color patterns to mislead predators. At the Massey University of New Zealand, Dr. Arnold Chamone in the Psychology Department conducted experiments to see how aposematic patterns affect dogs and their reactions. The experiments used solid colors as controls . Results showed that stripes can cause dogs to feel anxious while solid colors ...

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Do Dogs Recognize Human Faces DogcareSchool.com

Do Dogs Recognize Human Faces In 2013, researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, set out to discover whether dogs not only recognize their humans in person, but also in photos and television images. They trained 23 pet dogs and 8 kennel dogs to lie still in front of a TV, projecting images, including photos of familiar humans and unfamiliar humans and dogs. The photos were shown normally and upside down. ...

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Does Your Dog Watch TV DogcareSchool.com

Does Your Dog Watch TV Dogs have what is known as dichromatic vision. Besides shades of grey and black and white, they see two primary colors – yellow and blue. Old television sets were analog and appeared just as screen flickers to our dogs. Dogs can record images more quickly than we can. Today we have high-resolution digital TVs with clearer images, much sharper and produced much faster. They are easier on our ...

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Submissive/Excitement Urination in Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Submissive/Excitement Urination in Dogs Your dog hasn’t forgotten the house training rules, this is a behavioral problem. But there are ways to help control this behavior. The first step will take time, but you can teach your dog to sit calmly when you come home before petting. Provide a special place, perhaps with a mat, for your dog to go to when visitors come to the door. Be consistent and use the ...

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in DogsIf your dog follows you about the house, reacts to your leaving with excitement or anxiety or frantically greets you when you return, these are clues that point to separation anxiety. When left alone, anxious dogs often urinate or defecate although housetrained, become destructive, chew inappropriate things, bark, howl or whine for long periods disturbing neighbors. It is important to understand that dogs behave this way because ...

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