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PostSubject: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:49 pm

K9Domain is an informative dog site filled with up-to-date information about of furry companions. It is worth to visit every now and then as new topics are likely to come up.

Just to name a few topics:

-Dog Grooming

-Commands

-Dog Problems

...and much more!

So whenever you have a chance, visit and see whats new.

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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:07 pm

Updates on K9Domain will be posted here, feel free to browse through them:

Finished the Fearful Dog Page. Information on how to manage and rehabilitate fearful dogs can be found on this page along with some information on specific fears such as fear of thunder, people or dogs. Here is an excerpt:

"The Dog

Dogs can become fearful of something or someone for a number of reasons. The most common is lack of socialization. Failing to expose the dog to various animals, people, and environments during the first 12 weeks of the dog’s life can make them overly cautious of new things. Also dogs that have been physically abused will be scared of the things associated with the abuse. These dogs will tend to show their fear in different ways. Many will act aggressively and bark, snap, and lunge usually because they think they have no other alternative. Many will show fear in a more submissive manner such as cringing, whining, urinating, defecating, or crying as if they were being hurt. The body language of a fearful dog usually includes lowered head, tucked tail, ears laid back, trembling, and pacing; recognizing these signs and making sure that the dog is not further stress is vital. When training, it is equally important to know when enough is enough, if the dog is becoming too stressed then he can’t learn effectively so when you see signs of stress such as constant yawning or scratching consider taking a break.

Every dog will have a different fear threshold. A threshold is the point at which a dog will begin to react negatively because of the amount or proximity of that which the dog fears. For example, let’s say a dog is scared of men, but won’t necessarily start barking until the man gets within 10 ft of the dog. In this case the fear threshold is at 10 ft, anything farther away than that will be below the threshold and allows the dog to be handled efficiently. To correctly desensitize and countercondition a dog, he has to be below the threshold, if the dog starts to react negatively then we must take a step back and proceed more slowly....."


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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:38 pm

"Hyperactivity as a symptom

In some rare cases extreme energetic behavior can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. If a dog has compulsive/non-stop movements, frantic behavior, panting, and doesn’t stop till exhausted it may be a sign of a physical ailment. If you suspect that this may be your case then the best thing to do would be to take the dog to the vet and have some tests done. They can then give you medication that will counter the compulsive behavior.

Compulsive and erratic behaviors can be caused by the food their eating. Things such as preservatives, food colorings, and other additives can cause a dog to act in strange ways. If the hyperactivity started after making a switch to a food then suspect this to be a cause. Well one might ask, isn’t a food that gives energy a good thing? In a way yes it is, but not when is it causing compulsive behavior and when your dog doesn’t stop till he is literally exhausted. That’s not healthy. However if the food is good quality and your dog is displaying more energy that he used to but he isn’t getting a walk once or twice a day then his active behavior may be due to a lack of physical and mental stimulation in which case we shouldn’t blame the food but rather work in giving the dog the exercise he needs, which leads to our next topic...."


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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Thanks a lot, I read a lot of the articles and your awesome for putting this link!
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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:54 pm

Thanks eduardo, hope that you learn a lot from the site! Grin

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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:32 pm

http://k9academy.dogboard.net/site-announcements-f4/new-domain-11-09-09-t146.htm

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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:26 pm

Yeah, I learned not to give my dog chocolate like I have before!
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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 pm

A tired dog is a good dog

Many of the common problems dog owners face are largely due the lack of physical and mental stimulation, these problems include but are not limited to chewing, barking, digging, jumping, and lead pulling (more on these issues on the Dog Problems page). Each different breed of dog will require a certain amount of exercise and mentally stimulating games, finding out what works best for your dog is the owner’s job.

While it may not seem like it both mental and physical stimulation are equally important, a dog can still become destructive if they too little of one. For instance, putting a dog on a treadmill is great to physically tire out a dog but does very little in the manner of mentally stimulating the dog. However once again everything depends on the individual dog. One might suffice with a quick jog on a treadmill while another may not.

Lastly we cannot ignore the fact that games are not only beneficial for the dog but also for their human owners. They give a motivation to get out and exercise and can be one of the reasons that pet owners tend to have a little longer life than people that don’t have pets. Also the interaction between the pet and his owner goes a long way for bond building which is all too important for successful training and being a good leader. Always try to aim for making it you who ends the game (always initiate them though), it’s best if your dog is left wanting more this way the next time is much more special. So don’t wait for your pooch to walk away from you.


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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:33 am

Great addition to the site!!! Well Done!!!

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PostSubject: Re: K9Domain- Informative Dog Site   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:31 pm

Betterdog4u wrote:
Great addition to the site!!! Well Done!!!

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