Etiquette when meeting a dog
I was walking down the street the other day when this man came up and just started playing/petting my boy William. Now don’t get me wrong, I love dogs, but I am shocked how people don’t respect the rule of asking for permission before interacting with someone else’s dog. My fear, and not so much for William because of his sweet disposition, is what if the person reached down without asking and the dog bit him or her. Would that be the dog’s fault or the person who did not ask permission? Furthermore, could the dog/owner be legally responsible?
Fun exercise othetr than running
I am so bored running with my dog, and he also seems to get bored as well. We have tried swimming too, but not always a true work out for him. He is a big saint Bernard, Can anyone help recommend a fun activity I could do other than running or swimming?
Dog dogs get high Cholesterol?
I just had my Cholesterol checked and I was wondering if dogs also get their Cholesterol tested? Has anyone here ever had their dog's Cholesterol tested? If so, what were the results?
I need behavoir tips plz
My dogs bad habits may force me to get rid of her
Do dogs get muscle cramps?
I recently started noticing that when my dog stands up after laying down for a while, it seems that his back leg is cramped or sore. He is only 3 years old, and is probably to young for arthritis. Because he is a Labrador, I had his hips x-rayed for dysplasia, but everything seemed fine according to the vet. Could he be cramping? If so, does anyone know what I can do to help him avoid getting these cramps?
Pitbull terrier, beagle mix
I live in a 3 bedroom apartment with 3 children. We've been looking for a good apartment dog and have fallen in love with a 6 year old Pitbull terrier, beagle mix at the humane society. She seems very calm and friendly. Not agressive, and not timid. However, I've been trying to do some research. Is she an ok "apartment dog"? We have two parks near by and we'll be doing daily walks/excersize. We spent only about 20 minutes with her, and now I'm trying to figure out if our home could work for her.
I'm not sure if she will be ok being indoors for part of the day. Also, if she's not a good breed/mix to have indoors what are good ones? I don't care for the "yapper" dogs. Just something friendly, calm around kids (my kids are 9,10,15 so no real young children).
(I hope this is the one though!)
Help Dog wont move can't afford a vet
my 2yr old chiuhiua female her left hind leg is sticking straight out and is stiff her left front paw looks dead it's limp i cannot afford a vet yet she's one of my kids and i can't leave her like that she cannot walk nor stand up or she will fall can someone pls tell what they think it might be i know she did not get runned over she's an inside dog thank you
Help, My Roomate got a Yapper
My roommate just decided it was time to get a dog. I thought it was a great idea, especially since he was rescuing one. I did not realize he was going to bring home a dog that barked at everything! My ears are bleeding, how can I make/teach the dog to stop barking.
Chihuahua w/ purple belly
Recently my Chihuahua has had whats seems to be a hormonal change. I didnt breed her in her last heat but now her nipples are swollen and warm and her belly is purple. She is not pregnant (I know for a fact). She has become hyperactive, wanting to play ball all during the night and she seems restless. She also has began "hunching" toys and such. It has been atleast 6 weeks since she was in heat w/ no exposure to male dogs. Any help would be great, this dog is my heart and I am worried about her. Thanks
Help.. My dog doesn't obey my husband!
My husband and I adopted our siberian husky, Eskimo from a local dog shelter a few months ago. Eskimo was abandoned by his previous owner, but, is generally well behaved. However there is one big issue: my dog does not obey my husband. Eskimo is loyal and follows me around every where I go, but, when my husband takes him for walks alone, Eskimo tries to run away or chase cats. If I am around Eskimo will do everything my husband tells him to do. But,as soon as I leave for work the dog begins to wreak havic on the house, in the backyard, and even on my husbands clothing or personal items. We plan to take Eskimo to obediance training soon, but in the meantime does any one have any advice on how to solve this problem?
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