Puppies are little wobbly balls of energy that explode with excitement the moment they encounter something or someone new. This bounding energy and happy licking may be adorable in a tiny 3 kg puppy, but it's less appealing in a much heavier and stronger adult. As cute as it may be, this hyper, excitable behaviour in puppies can lead to uncontrolled bad behaviour as they grow. As hard as it is to resist a happy puppy, training should start as soon as possible to help reinforce proper behaviour and stop unwanted behaviour before it becomes habit.
It would be great if dogs could speak -- in a human language, that is. They already do communicate with their noises and body language. We can tell what food they like, who their favourite person is or which cat they would love to chase. An important sign to discern from your dog's actions is aggression. You can protect yourself and your dog by reading the language that illustrates when your dog is threatened and about to pounce.
Your dog depends on you for everything – food, shelter, exercise, love – and of course, health care. But when your best friend needs treatment, even a small problem can lead to some very big vet bills.
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You might be surprised to hear that most dogs are not born knowing how to swim. Even the water retrievers, such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers, must learn how to swim as puppies or young adults. Training a dog to swim is not necessarily a difficult task,
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With these five simple steps you can work out how old your dog is in human years. Dogs age more rapidly than humans, with an average lifespan of about 14 years, depending on the dog's size, health and lifestyle. While many people calculate a dog's age in human years by multiplying their actual age in years by seven, this isn't correct