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                     ARTICLES REGARDING DOGS

SOME ARTICLES THAT MAY HELP YOU WITH RAISING YOUR PUPPY

These articles are for your information and should be applied on an individual basis as pertains to your puppy

ACL tears (Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often called the Cranial Cruciate Ligament, or CCL, in veterinary medicine.

--https://www.vetriscience.com/blog/2015/04/acl-tears-in-your-dog-why-theyre-common-and-what-not-to-do/

--https://www.topdoghealth.com/library/orthopedic-condition/articles/cranial-cruciate-ligament-ccl-rupture/

 

AGGRESSION:

--https://iheartdogs.com/9-myths-about-dog-aggression-2/

--https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dog-aggression-study-applied-animal...

DIARRHEA  - NATURAL REMEDIES

--https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/stop-dog-diarrhea/?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=Social

 

DOG BITES

-https://www.aaha.org/publications/newstat/articles/2019-06/new-study-identifies-most-damaging-dog-bites-by-breed/

The researchers point out that the circumstances that cause a dog to bite vary and may be influenced by breed behavior tendencies and the behavior of the victim, parents, and dog owner.

Pit bulls were responsible for the highest percentage of reported bites across all the studies (22.5%), followed by mixed breeds (21.2%), and German shepherds (17.8%).

Mixed-breed dogs and pit bulls were found to have the highest relative risk of biting, as well as the highest average damage per bite. Breeds such as Great Dane and Akita were found to have a lower relative risk of biting; however, the average damage from these bites was high.

The researchers point out that the circumstances that cause a dog to bite vary and may be influenced by breed behavior tendencies and the behavior of the victim, parents, and dog owner.

Behavior such as teasing the dog comes to mind as a top reason: other studies show that in most dog bite cases, the kid started it. Grabbing at the dog was the behavior most likely to provoke the dog to bite. Specifically, pulling his tail, tugging his hair, or yanking a paw.

Nobody likes to be teased.

 

BITE INHIBITION: 

--https://www.collared-scholar.com/exercise-frustration.../

CHILDREN AND DOGS :

--https://www.smalldogplace.com/children-and-dog-safety.html

--https://positively.com/articles/dog-child-safetyguide/

 

CRATE TRAINING:

--https://gooddoggies.online/puppy-crying-in-crate-5-ways-to-stop-the-saddest-sound-on-earth/

DEWCLAWS:

-- http://www.ashgi.org/home-page/genetics-info/bones-joints/dewclaws

 

FRUITS AND VEGETABELES DOGS CAN AND CAN'T EAT

-- https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/fruits-vegetables-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/

--dogquestions.org/dog-treats/can-dogs-eat

 

HEALTHY PEOPLE FOOD FOR DOGS

--https://iheartdogs.com/13-healthiest-people-foods-for-dogs

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS, CANDLES, AIR FRESHENERS, ESSENTION OILS

--https://topdogtips.com/cleaning-products-poisoning-your-dog/

--https://iheartdogs.com/candles-air-fresheners-the-smell-of-danger-for-your-dog/

--https://www.usingeossafely.com/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-with-dogs/

MULTIPLE DOG HOUSEHOLDS 

--Psychology Today under aggression between dogs in the same household. 

--https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/behavior/dog-on-dog-household-aggression/

PREVENT PET SUFFOCATION-KNOW THE RISKS

--https://preventpetssuffocation

SIBLING RIVALRY 

--https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/dog-behavior-problems-aggression-sibling-rivalry-diagnosis

SPAYING/NEUTERING DOGS

-- Spay and Neuter Surgery’s Effects on ... - The IAABC Journal  -- fall2018.iaabcjournal.org/2018/10/31/spay-and-neuter-surgery-effects-on-dogs/

TAIL DOCKING

--https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/FAQs/Pages/Frequently-asked-questions-about-canine-tail-docking.aspx

--https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/literature-reviews/welfare-implications-tail-docking-dogs

--https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/cosmetic-alteration

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD COLOR

COPIED FROM ANOTHER BREEDER - but this is so true some of our best dogs are tris

Saw this from a friend and wanted to share...

It is very interesting to see how many people were drawn to the breed for the merles but later developed a strong admiration for the tris, and it made me really think..

Any breeder will tell you- almost all they hear from prospective buyers is "I want a blue/red merle with two blue eyes." Very rarely does anyone ask about drive, temperament, activity level- all they care about are the spots. As a breeder, this drives us nuts! 🙈🙈 Sure, you are welcome to get what you want but please understand, you are going to LOOK at the color but you have to LIVE WITH THE DOG. I love my merles and my tri dog equally but limiting yourself to only merles automatically excludes half of the litter (on average) from your choices regardless of how ideal they may truly be for your family. So you want a more mild mannered merle- but the only merles are high drive and active so you settle for a 30% fit merle instead of the darling little tri that would fit in with your family PERFECTLY. Who is going to make up that 70%? You or the dog?

“But the merles are just prettier!” Look into the soulful brown or amber eyes of a tri with their sharp, contrasting markings and tell me that isn't a beautiful dog inside and out. 🤗🤗

Something to consider..
Tris come from the same parents and have the same amount of effort put into them as the merles. By selecting a tri, you can often end up with pick of the litter in either conformation, temperament, or both simply because the merles were chosen first based strictly on looks.

Consider more than the color, and don't forget to look at those precious solid babies dying for you to notice them. Don't pass up your ideal best friend simply because they were born a different color. Giving a tri a try may be the best thing you'll ever do. You'll never know if you don't TRI!

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