Puppies; they're cute adorable bundles of fluff that love to follow you at your heels and sleep in your lap. In fact, they're so sweet that you've probably become convinced that they're perfect after only having your new puppy home for a few hours. Sure he has had a couple of accidents, but he's so well behaved!
Coming to you when called is one of the more important skills your dog can learn. Although we strive never to put our dogs in unsafe situations, the “come” (or “recall”) command can avert a car-dog collision, a deer chase, or other hazards. On a more mundane but practical level, the “come” command presents your dog with opportunities for freedom precisely because you know you can call her back - in the park, on hiking trails, or anywhere.
Hedgehogs may appear sloth-like but they are agile climbers, so it's best to keep them in a glass-walled enclosure. A large aquarium, 20 gallons or more, will keep them at home. The major concern with aquariums is that if placed in sunlight they can get very hot. Make certain the top of the aquarium is covered with a mesh screen and that it's kept away from sunny windows.
Summer is a wonderful time to spend outdoors with your dog. Here's your chance to reclaim the outdoors. Get your dog and go out to your yard or the park for some fun. To help you along, we've compiled some activities and tips on how to make them more enjoyable. Fetch This time-honored game requires nothing but a lightweight ball of relatively soft material (if it is too hard, the ball could damage your dog's teeth) and a willing dog.
Each fall, the trees change to beautiful and brilliant colors and the leaves begin to fall from the trees. For some species, this can be a dangerous and potentially fatal time of the year. For horses, the most deadly tree is the red maple (acer rubrum). Ingestion of fresh, dried or wilted leaves and bark can result in serious and frequently fatal toxicity.
Why does my dog sniff everything? Dogs are known for their super keen sense of smell. Dogs are reported to have approximately 40 times more smell sensing cells in their nasal passages than we do. To that end, understanding your dog's responses to certain situations may be out of the question. With such a super sensitive sniffer, dogs rely on this sensory information far more than we do.