Tooth marks on the garden furniture, scratches on the door, de-fluffed plush toys, chewed up sandals, craters in the garden… Sounds familiar? If you come home every day worrying about what surprise your dog has for you, then this article is for you.
We asked dog lovers why they like to share their homes with their four legged companions. Most of them voted for the special bond between dogs and their owners, the unconditional love and care. Studying of the positive effects of the human-animal bond has been a hot topic among researchers lately and an increasing number of new studies have emerged in the last few years.
Many pet owners worry what if their dog bites someone or gets into a fight with another dog. The fear is real – any dog is capable of biting, but most incidents are preventable if we recognise the triggers and understand our dog’s body language.
Have you ever counted how many toys your dog has? I, myself, can never resist the temptation of a funny or innovative piece, so I think I could fill a huge bag just with the toys we already have.
People see the doctor only in case there is a problem, thus, we are generally reluctant to make an appointment; be it a doctor or a veterinarian. A dog can easily be affected by your uneasiness, which can give you a hard time during the examination, or even in the waiting room. However, with a little practice you can improve the situation and your veterinarian will also be thankful to be able to examine a cooperative animal…
Abigail is a vibrant, full of life, witty and beautiful little six year old girl, who wants nothing more than to fight the “bad guys” inside of her, the cancer. Madison Sperry gave her own police dog, K9 Quelle to Abigail, to help her fight the disease. This touching story, which proves that we can draw a lot from the company of dogs in difficult times, has reached the JULIUS-K9® team as well.
The elastic element has a length and strength designed as a function of the size of the forces expected to act on the chest strap, in order to ensure the long-term usability of the elastic element and to reduce the adverse effects of the periodic micro-tuggings and sudden pullings acting both on the dog and the person holding the leash while walking the dog on a leash.
There have been a number of issues raised on neutering dogs. The most relevant facts should be clarified and some false beliefs and misconceptions corrected. What follows is an attempt to be informative rather than scientific, an effort to provide some useful information in an easily digestible manner.
The behaviour of a fearful dog can easily be confused with that of a ‘fearsome’ or aggressive dog.
It has been raining for days and you start thinking about what you could do with your dog in the time of the monsoon. In the meantime, your beloved pet keeps slamming his heaviest solid rubber ball against the floor, trying his best to ensure that your headache will never disappear.