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KPmXN8LXHf_zWhnvfIuFMZoefeo Dog Health Pedia: 12/17/11

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Why dogs bark at you

 Why dogs bark at you
Picture this, you're walking in the park, minding your own business when suddenly a dog comes up to you and starts barking.
You start to panic because there is no reason for this dog to be barking at you.
Why is this dog barking?
Dogs bark because we humans want our dogs to bark
 For years we have allowed the process of domestication and selective breeding of dogs we have to develop their skills barking.
Wolves do not bark, so through the process of genetic engineering and selective breeding of dogs in these days to have the ability to retain the properties of events. 
This is through a process known as neoteny.
People chose to keep the infantile traits of wolves like large heads, flat faces, large eyes and, of course, the ability to communicate by barking.
Barking was further developed in dogs in order to scare intruders or to help the master out (i.e. on farms to assist in gathering the sheep).
Most dogs simply bark to communicate, to get attention, or simply to show their excitement. Training and lifestyle are important factors in teaching the dog how to communicate with its master.
Dogs are extremely social animals. 
Wolves themselves always travel in packs are usually never alone.
Bringing a dog into your family is basically like bringing a wolf into a pack.
It becomes a part of the family.
Try not to leave it alone otherwise it will feel as if it was abandoned by the pack.
 Dogs are like having a baby in the house.
They need love, attention, and someone to be there to take care of them.
Like people they need a companion to blossom.
Meeting your dog's emotional need for companionship and play will allow the two of you to form a strong bond together.
Sometimes having a second dog in the house can minimize the barking and minimize the loneliness.
Although this may be rewarding at some times, it can also be a pain. 
Your best bet would be to maximize training of your dog when it decides to bark.
Sometimes having two dogs may cause havoc because they may teach each other to bark more.
From the example above, dogs who bark at people are trained in a specific way.

Dogs House

 Dogs house:
Dogs love being outdoors, I’ll tell you that for nothing.
But when the weather is hot and you’re out sunbathing, their fur coat makes them too hot and they’ll search for somewhere cool and shady to lie down.
An outdoor dog house or ‘kennel’ is the ideal place for a dog to cool down and relax when all that running around gets too much and not only that but they’re great for house training in the summer.
Both owner and dog can relax in the garden and whenever the dog does his business, he is rewarded and learns from the experience.
An effortless investment!
 Dog houses are typically wooden structures in the shape of small houses with a large entrance, and although there is a vast array of designs available for any canine, this stereotypical ‘snoopy’ style dog house remains prevalent. Even ancient Egyptian nobility kept their dogs in kennels and they are still in a high level of production today.
Some dog houses are designed to compliment their surroundings.
 For example, if you live in a log cabin style house then you can buy a log cabin style dog house to match!

Dog houses
are not limited to being a permanent structure.
There has been a dramatic rise in plastic houses that can be collapsed and transported, including a pop-up doggy tent or an igloo style cabin with an external water bowl.
In fact, there is almost no limit.
Whatever the size, shape or need of your dog, there is guaranteed to be a kennel made of each material to fit the bill.
However, wood is the most desirable material used in the crafting of dog houses due to its natural insulation, durability and availability.
Red cedar wood is often used in making dog houses as its own resins protect the wood from precipitation damage (rotting and mould) and repel insects such as fleas, ticks and mites.
Such structures are also often specially treated to give the wood extra protection against extreme elements for them to last longer.
Also, cedar wood has low temperature conducting properties meaning that it doesn’t lose or gain heat easily and will keep a dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
For the winter months, modern dog kennels can be insulated, particularly in the roof if it is peaked and some are fitted with a self-closing door to keep in the heat.
Often these doors have an UV ray filter and are removable.
In addition, a kennel raised above the ground and away from moisture and insects, so that it is to keep any pet dry and safe time.
Many of the houses and a terrace and a tent so that the dog can relax watching what comes out of his dog house.
Dogs adore the outdoors and they could explore for hours, but at the end of the day the little guys need their rest, and what better way to relax than in their own perfectly sized canine palace!