Why Do Dogs Pull On A Leash?

14 11 2008

dog-pulling-personEverybody has seen it.   Some poor human being dragged down the road by a dog.  It is not a pretty sight, and it can be very dangerous.  All dogs should learn, and are able, to walk on a leash without pulling.  After all, the ultimate alpha (the human) is in charge during a walk.  Training to that effect needs to begin early in a dog’s life.  Unfortunately, some dogs do not find a home until they are already grown.  Today, we are going to talk about leash walking a large dog, or any dog for that matter.

To fully understand your dog, you need to understand why do dogs pull.  Read the rest of this entry »

Beware Of The Following Lost Pet Scam

13 11 2008

lostdogTo an animal lover, there are few things that can be worse than losing your pet.  It is a difficult enough situation when a pet dies, but when they are lost or missing, it can be agony not knowing if your pet is cared for properly.

Enter a new breed of inhumanity.  There is a prevalent scam purported by a despicable scam artist that preys on people who are suffering the heartbreak of a missing pet.  This scam has been brought to light from Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Apparently, unscrupulous con artists are digging through newspapers and hunting for signs and posters of a lost pet.  They will use the contact information for the pet owner and call them, claiming to have found the missing pet.  As you would expect, the pet’s owner is relieved to know that his missing pet has been found.

Now, here comes the scam.  Read the rest of this entry »