Having a puppy leap up on its hind legs to "hug" you might seem like a dog owner's dream, but it's not ideal for everyone. While puppies are typically fairly small and adorable, once that dog grows up, this behavior could turn into a problem. For you and your dog's sake, here's why you should break this habit now.
Why They Do It
Dogs - and puppies in particular - are high-energy creatures that love to show affection to their masters.
A dog gives a family an extra level of safety and security. Every 13 seconds a occurs in the United States. Guard dogs can protect your home, family and alert you of danger. They are not trained to attack, but to alert you of a stranger's presence. Read on to find out how to make your German Shepard a natural guard dog.
Get A Puppy
It is important to not make your dog aggressive or train the animal to attack.
Boarding your dog when you go out of town can be a win-win situation: your dog will get a ton of attention and exercise while you're away, and you can travel lightly without needing to find a way to bring your pup along. Most dogs adapt to boarding situations easily, but the first time can still be a bit anxiety-inducing for both dogs and owners. Here are three ways to make sure your dog is ready for his first time being boarded:
Flying with your dog as an Emotional Support Animal has many benefits: you get the reassurance and comfort of having your dog with you on your flight, your dog gets to travel with you instead of under the airplane, and you even get to bypass the typical pet travel fee that most airlines charge. Here are three things to know about getting your dog qualified as an official Emotional Support Animal before your flight:
Some dogs are genetically predisposed to be very protective or territorial, which can lead to dog fights and attacks. Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and some smaller breeds, including Dachshunds and Jack Russells, are known to be very alert and can be provoked to start a fight with another dog. While not all dogs are aggressive and you should not automatically expect a dog to attack your dog (or your dog to attack others, if they are normally docile), you never know what these animals may communicate to one another to start a quarrel.