You want free dog behavior information, you got it. But don’t expect the normal run of the mill dog behavior stuff here.
NERVOUS DOGS USUALLY BARK A LOT
A GOOD INDICATION OF A NERVOUS DOG, IS A DOG THAT BARKS AT EVERYTHING. PEOPLE, DOGS, CARS, CATS, TRUCKS ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT MOVES.
THE BEHAVIOR A NERVOUS DOG DISPLAYS UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, IS OFTEN MISINTERPRETED AS PROTECTING OR GUARDING PACK TERRITORY.
SOME NERVOUS DOGS WILL NOT BARK AT ALL, THIS IS AN ATTEMPT BY THEM NOT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THEM SELVES.
How to find a professional dog trainer that is good.
You shouldn’t put to much credence in a dog trainer’s credentials.
I have devised the worlds most simplest test, for determining the experience level of any professional dog trainer or behaviorist you are considering to hire. For your sake, but really for your dogs sake make sure your dog professional can pass this simple test.
Dealing with the aggressive or fear aggressive dog.
A dog trainer must accomplish the simple task of getting your dog to listen. If they are unable to get your dog to listen to them, they will not be able to teach you how to get your dog to listen to you. Regardless of what seemingly logical excuse they make for their inability to handle your dog comfortably.
The following is a link to a simple dog trainer evaluation test that I have devised. I can not stress the importance of this test enough. Your dogs life may be on the line here, don’t hire an idiot.
How should you feed your dog, all natural raw diets or conventional dog food in bags or cans.
If you believe in and can afford to feed your dog a more natural diet, then I say go for it. Our dogs here at Spirit Animal Sanctuary benefit greatly from the couple of tons of donated meat from local butchers and meat processors. They absolutely love this stuff and prefer it over dry dog food, when available. Why do they love it, these are predators and carnivores that we teach to eat dry or canned dog food from birth. It doesn’t take long for their natural instincts to say, ” Hey this stuff is GGreat !! ”
The real point of this article is to address the dog lovers that would really like to feed their dogs a raw diet, but just can’t afford it. A medium to large size dog is going to require one or two pounds a day of meat. Over the course of a year, that’s going to get very expensive. If you can’t afford to feed your dog or dogs meat, don’t worry about it to much. Animal feeds have greatly improved over the last twenty to twenty-five years. Most of the more controversial preservatives are not used anymore. Thirty years ago, we routinely had dogs living 14, 15, 16 years consuming what was suppose to be bad for them. Maybe we just got lucky, or maybe the stuff is not as bad as believed.
So if you prefer to feed your dogs store bought dog food, It’s mostly all good stuff these days. So don’t sweat the small stuff.
Just about now, most likely the thought has crossed your mind, ” What the hell was I thinking about, getting a puppy”. This friggin animal, doesn’t listen for beans. I did all the dam breed research, responsive, intelligent, loving, brave, companionable, lively, alert, friendly, affectionate, bold, docile, loyal, good natured, obedient, determined. About the only thing this stupid dog is determined to do, is put me in the crazy house.
If you have one of these, “Stupid Dogs” I would suggest that you start thinking in more simple terms, when trying to communicate with or solve some of your dog problems. We for some reason like to over think everything, by over thinking the simplest of matters, we often exasperate the problem. You know, make it like a million times worse.
Your dogs mind, is like a one year old child’s mind that never developed, we commonly call that in today’s politically correct society as, “Mentally Challenged or Handicapped”. With a human that has learning disabilities, how well we can communicate with them depends on two things. ( 1 ) The severity of the handicap. And ( 2 ) Our ability to understand and teach individuals with vastly different, “Intelligent Reasoning” capabilities as our own.
To take it a step further on our dogs mental capacity, or lack of. Stop what your doing right now, and take a look around your room. What do you notice ? If you are not over thinking what I am asking you to do, you will have noticed all the things you have in your home or office. Everything you see and everything you have or ever will have, has been conceived, invented and designed by the human mind. In comparison what has your dog made, besides that big pile of shit in the corner over there.
Our dog can only think like a dog.
The more intelligent of us out there, will bear this in mind when dealing with our dogs issues. For all others that continually think that your dog can understand you past their intelligent level. Your really not helping your dog or yourself, when the inevitable behavior issues arise.
The Spirit Dog. WordPress