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This blog is dedicated to our four-legged friends-everyone's favorite pet-the beloved dog. Here we can discuss anything and everything related to dogs. We can share stories, photos, health and training tips, grooming tips; anything and everything related to the canines in our lives. Welcome and please do not hesitate to comment! I love to read other's stories and this blog was created to share. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back often!
ABOUT MAGGIE-We decided to get a puppy and began scouring the local online market places in the beginning of July in 2005. We answered an ad that was advertising small, mixed breed pups, made an appointment and drove an hour north to NordingrĂ¥ to visit the puppies. The breeder had the puppies out in her yard in a small enclosure. The pups were 8 weeks old. She told us that the mother was a Papillon and that the father was a Yorkshire Terrier. Both parents were there. One of the puppies looked very much like a Chihuahua, as he was short-haired and black and tan colored. I questioned the owner, because the father of the puppies did not look like a pure bred Yorkie to me, but she insisted that he was.There were four puppies in the litter. One had been sold already. Beside the one that looked like a Chihuahua, there was Maggie and then another female that had the same features as Maggie, only she was all brown with a black stripe running down the middle of her back. We decided that we liked the coloring of little Maggie and her sweet disposition, so we happily bought her and took her home that day.I have heard of so many names of this mixed breed. They can be called Yorkipaps, Papiyorks or Yorkillons! Maggie has the Yorkie face with the Pap ears and coloring. So many people that meet her have said what a perfect combination of breeds she seems to be!One of the neat things about Maggie is that we will never forget her birthday. She was born on May 5, 2005, so it's 5/5/05! So I suppose you could say that her lucky number is 5!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Methods to Stop Dog Licking


One of the most crucial tips a dog owner should know is that from their first days of puppyhood and into their adult doggy days, it is vital that the owner remains persistent and trains their dog to act towards them as they would want them to behave towards other people. When an owner permits the dog to jump up on him, the dog will not realize that is is not permissible to do the same to visitors. Likewise, should the owner permit the dog to lick his hands or face, it will not comprehend that it is not allowed to lick the hands and face of another person. The secret to training a dog successfully is persistence, teaching the dog what behavior is acceptable and praising him for his obedience regularly.

While the owner may believe that it is a wonderful thing for the dog to lick him when he comes home, evidencing excitement and attention, there are many better behaviors besides licking which are more apropos for the dog to exhibit. One approach an owner could use to prevent licking would be to ignore and avoid their dog each time they attempt to lick them. An owner needs to avoid any eye contact with their dog and ought not to pay any attention to them until the licking has come to a stop. As soon as a dog regains a tranquil disposition, the owner can then offer their dog commendation and consideration for behaving so well. Lest a dog should be prone to licking people's hands, the owner needs to stop this by retracting their hand and avoiding the dog entirely, thus providing the dog with a chance to calm himself down.

With reinforcement of the correct behavior, the owner is at the same time training the dog to stop licking when visitors come into the home. When the dog understands that he will not receive attention from the owner by licking him, it is unlikely that it will attempt to lick others when they are in the house. The dog owner also needs to inform others who come into their home of how they should respond when the dog tries licking them, displaying and bolstering those same manners that the owner implements to prevent licking.

Learn more at: stop dog licking.

Dog training is designed to increase the pet owner's satisfaction with their pet. James is a consultant who specializes in dog training methods, as for example stop dog licking.

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