Alaskan Klee Kai DogcareSchool.com

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Companion, Toy Height: toy-up to 13 in.; miniature-13-15 in.; standard-15-17 in. Weight: toy-less than 10 lbs.; miniature-13 lbs.; standard-23 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: when socialized early Good with other pets: when trained and socialized early Dog of the month for March Alaskan Klee Kai (means “dog little”) one of the newer breeds, it looks like a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky. What is the origin of ...

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Greyhound DogcareSchool.com

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: England Group: Sighthound Height: males 28-30 in., females 27-28 in. Weight: males 60-88 lbs., females 60-75 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: sometimes chase cats & other small animals What is the origin of the Greyhound? Greyhounds originated in the Middle East and are thought to date back 6,000 years. It may be descended from the Sloughi, an Arab greyhound and was brought to Europe by ...

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Choosing a Dog Trainer DogcareSchool.com

Choosing a person to train your dog is a very important decision. Knowing your dog’s personality can help you decide on which method of training will work for her/him. Of course you never want to choose a trainer who uses punishment or harsh methods. Your goal is to find a trainer who subscribes to humane methods. Methods used to train dogs can be treats such as food or a favorite toy, ...

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Trainers and Classes for Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Trainers and Classes for Dogs We all want our dogs to be well-behaved and not cause us embarrassment or worse. We can achieve this goal with proper training. When researching the right trainer for your dog, be sure to find one that uses positive training techniques. Positive reinforcement such as food, praise or play keep your dog attentive and anxious to do your bidding. Trainers should ignore undesirable behavior and reward when ...

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Train Your Small Pup DogcareSchool.com

Train Your Small Pup Those of us who have shared our lives with small dogs (25 lbs. or less) often make the mistake of not training them. We carry them in totes made especially for them and let them get away with behavior we would never accept from their larger cousins. But when it comes to obedience, all size dogs should learn at least the basics. All dogs learn best with positive ...

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Male Dogs and Marking DogcareSchool.com

Male Dogs and Marking Marking territory, that’s what male dogs do. But it’s not something you want your dog to do in the house or when the two of you are out walking and he pulls you towards every tree and bush and fire hydrant and anything else on the way. And you definitely don’t want your dog to mark when you visit someone else at home. It’s his way of ...

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Geocaching with Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Geocaching with Dogs Geocaching is a word meaning geography (geo) and caching (hiding something). Geocaching consists of hiding a container at a specific spot and using GPS coordinates to locate it. Many participants in geocaching bring their dogs along to enjoy hunting the treasure and using the time for play and bonding. The caches are hidden in both rural and urban areas. They are rated according to difficulty of terrain and how hard ...

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Living with Dogs in Urban Areas DogcareSchool.com

Living with Dogs in Urban Areas We love sharing our lives with dogs no matter where we live – bustling big cities or the peace and quiet of the country and anything inbetween. No matter where you live, there are challenges to be met. But living in densely populated cities has its own needs. There are so many distractions when walking your dog on busy city streets. There’s traffic to contend with, loud ...

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Why Dog Urine Kills Grass DogcareSchool.com

Why Dog Urine Kills Grass You’ve put a lot of time and effort into making your lawn picture perfect. Along comes your dog (or the neighbor’s pup) and urinates on the grass, leaving a good-size yellow or brown spot. That hurts. Female dogs contribute more to the problem as they squat in one place. Males lift their leg and tend to mark several areas. There are several reasons why dog urine kills ...

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