Why Own a Norfolk Terrier Dog as Pet


If you are planning to get a Norfolk terrier pet dog, here are some things you should know:

The Norfolk terrier originated from England. It is actually very affectionate and does not exhibit a disagreeable nature. Because of this, many people like to keep them as pets. However, there can be quite some difficulty housetraining a Norfolk terrier pet dog. This is because of the fact that a Norfolk terrier pet dog can be quite stubborn. The best method recommended for this breed is crate training.

What is crate training? Well, it involves training your Norfolk terrier pet dog to stay in a crate when it is left unsupervised. Used humanely, a crate can be a great den for your Norfolk terrier pet dog. This will help your Norfolk terrier pet dog when it needs some sort of privacy or alone time. This will also train your Norfolk terrier pet dog not to soil around the house. One advantage of crate training is the fact that you can be reassured that your pet will be safe even if it is left unsupervised. Traveling will also be much more comfortable, since your Norfolk terrier pet dog will have adjusted to his den.

A Norfolk terrier pet dog does not naturally shed its fur. This fact has a good side and a bad side. On the good side, no shedding means no mess. This means that they can be kept indoors without risk of leaving fur on your floor. However, you do need to take your Norfolk terrier pet dog to a groomer twice a year in order to strip the coat. This is done in order to promote the growth of a new weather-resistant coat. In a sense, this allows your Norfolk terrier pet dog to freshen up.

In order to properly care for the coat of your Norfolk terrier pet dog, you need to brush it at least twice a day. This will help get rid of tangles and prevent matting.

Ideally, a Norfolk terrier pet dog should be kept in a place with a fenced yard so that it can have a large space to romp around. This is because of the fact that Norfolk terrier pet dogs thrive on activity. Boredom for this breed usually leads to destruction so you should try to keep it occupied.

The best quality that a Norfolk terrier pet dog exhibits is the ability to get along with other pets. They also love children. This means that kids will have a lot of fun with a Norfolk terrier pet dog. You should be careful however, as Norfolk terrier pet dogs may perceive smaller animals as prey.

One thing that may be admired in a Norfolk terrier pet dog is the fact that though it is not aggressive, it is generally a courageous breed. Because of this, a Norfolk terrier pet dog can make an excellent watchdog. Another factor that contributes to this is the fact that a Norfolk terrier pet dog is usually very alert and will bark immediately to alert the family.

Before you get a Norfolk terrier pet dog, you need to make sure that you gather as much information as possible. By understanding the different aspects of the Norfolk terrier pet dog, you will make sure that you have the ability to care for one.

Pets: Part of the family – Part 2


Ever since I was a child I have had pet of sorts , and now isn’t any different. In my home their are two dogs or though they do get a bit put off when called such a thing and four gold fish even if one is black.

The dogs are probably my consent companions , one is a multi breed consisting of bull terror x Australian cattle dog on his mothers side and reportedly on his fathers side is bull mastiff x rottweiller(sole) so you could imagine my surprise when my second eldest walks in with this little thing that resembles a rat x with a foxie big eyes and looks like if someone coughs in his direction he would pass out, the owners said he was 8 weeks old but I think more like 4 weeks , so as it turned out, me being the only one home through the day who became surrogate mum yeah, you guessed it, me so that was number one oh did I mention at the time we already had a German Shepherd(kiera) ,thankfully they got on alright .

So 2 years went passed and we moved , left the kids behind but took the dogs. Then number 3 child decided he would come home again (of course just for a short stay ) and you are right he brings home his pet dog a Pit bull named Mishka 12 weeks old full of beans and scaring the pants off the poor old Sole.That was 9 years ago the kids have gone but the dogs have stayed thank heavens .As I said earlier we have 2 dogs sadly keira was getting on and we had to put her down it was one of the most saddest days of my life but she was old and in pain and I couldn’t stand to see her in pain any more. My two others are really part of our family my friends love them and now my sons have kids and they love them, sole ‘s not to sure about the grand kids but mishka loves them and is their constant watchdog . Don’t believe all the hype about pit bulls its how they are raised and mine are house dogs who we wouldn’t be without.

They also are surprisingly attuned to your feelings there have been times when I have been very depressed and Mish seems to sense it , she just comes and sits with her head on my lap at the right moment when all you need is a soft head and a wet lick to make you feel ok again.

How to make your pet dog a part of the family – Part 8


Dogs are by nature pack animals. While these tendencies are more pronounced in some breeds than others, all dogs need to know where they stand in the pack in order to be happy and settled.

When you adopt a dog, you and your family become its pack. A dog left excluded from the “pack,” without any opportunity to interact and pursue its natural instinct to find its place in the group, is likely to be not only unhappy, but unpredictable, highly territorial, difficult to control and often dangerously aggressive. Dogs left outside, either chained or confined, with little or no human interaction, are much more prone to attack other animals, as well as people.

By contrast, a dog that knows where it stands in your family will be a cooperative and pleasant pet and bring joy and companionship to you for years to come. Of course, integrating a dog into the family might be a little more challenging than just chaining it in the back yard, but why even have a dog if you’re not going to give it the loving home it needs? Taking care of a dog is a big responsibility, which unfortunately many people don’t take as seriously as they should.

Bringing a dog into the family doesn’t mean letting it run roughshod over your household. Dogs are best integrated into the family dynamic when they’re properly trained. Aside from the obvious starting point of house training, your dog should also know some basic commands that will help you keep him under control and obedient. If you have any difficulty getting your dog to respond to commands, you might want to sign up for a dog obedience course.

Other things your dog should learn include submission behaviors. This doesn’t mean the dog should be fearful of you, or that you should treat it poorly. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Part of knowing its place in the family involves the dog’s understanding that you and any other humans in the household are in charge. The dog should respond to your commands immediately and not try to challenge you by disobeying. It should also allow you to remove things from its mouth without growling or protesting. If your dog challenges you for dominance, the assistance of a professional trainer might be helpful in learning how to correct this behavior.

Aside from being sure your dog’s behavior is appropriate, an important element in bringing your dog into your family is to treat it with respect and affection. Dogs respond to loving treatment, and are more than ready to return your affections. And don’t forget-the dog can’t be expected to do all the work. You’ll have to make some adjustments and compromises, too, to be sure your dog gets enough exercise and bonding time. The work will be worth it in the end, though, when your dog becomes a cherished member of your family.

Pet Dogs: Could Be Your Best Friend And Companion


Do you love dogs? Or do you like pet dogs? There are a lot of people anywhere in the world that loves and cares for their pet dogs. Whether they are cats, dogs, snakes, birds, or any type of animal for that matter most people like to have them. They are great for companionship and security too. They can be amusing too and for some they serve as their helper in some ways. They can also relieve you of some of the stresses of daily life.

To some ranchers, dogs act as their companion in the wild and a helper at the same time. Imagine yourself in the wild or in the bushes all alone, that can be lonesome and scary to some. But if have your favourite pet dog with you it would more relaxing stroll and hike into the woods. When ranchers try to gather all their cattle to the barn, their pet dogs can lend a hand by corralling the herd to the barn. Now you need another person to do the job for you.

Your pet dog can also help you relieve your daily life stress. You will notice if you go for a walk in the park that people have their favourite dogs with them. It is very relaxing to go and walk with your pet animal since they can make run and have fun with them. Pet dogs are very playful too, that can motivate you to go out and have fun running around or simply play with them. Especially at night and you decided to have a walk in the park, having your pet dog with you can give the sense of security.

In terms of security, there are many types of dogs that are easily trained to be guard dogs. Just like the American Staffordshire Terriers, they are gentle and good natured towards people. They are always the happy type, sociable and good with children. These breed makes a good companion because they are very protective and affectionate about their owners and families. But sometimes you have to properly train and socialize this type of breed to avoid temperamental behaviour.

Take a walk with your terrier to relieve stress. Take a walk with your German Sheppard to reduce your sugar or glucose level for diabetics. Take a walk with your favourite Dalmatian and have some fun in the park. Take a walk with your golden retriever to watch the autumn leaves in the park. Whatever you want to do in the park or in the farm or in your house, take your favourite pet dog with you. It will be worth your while.

Your pet dogs can be one of the best companion you can have nest to your spouse or children. Feeling secured at home or any place when you are with your pet dogs is a very relaxing feeling.

What to do if your dog refuses to walk in bad weather


If you are a dog owner then you are bound to come across this situation at one time or another. It’s time to take your faithful hound out for his walk. He seems enthusiastic, jumping around with glee as you attach his lead to his collar. He eagerly awaits as you put on your coat and boots, but when you open the front door the smile is wiped off of his furry face and he freezes. What could be the problem? Is he scared or ill?

The chances are that your dog is absolutely fine, but its raining hard, or blowing a gale. Dogs dislike bad weather just as much as the rest of us do. Their innate instinct is to hide when appalling weather sets in. This is because doing so, when dogs lived in the wild, could have kept them safe.

Now our pet dogs still want to stay safe. They dont recognise the fact that going outside isnt going to be dangerous for them. And whats more, they are not keen on getting wet either!

If you dog refuses to walk in bad weather then, short of dragging him outside and risking appearing to others as though you are cruel as he is wrenched along the pavement, there isn’t a great deal that you can do, apart from staying in doors, or vowing to train him.

To a certain extent training is possible to help your dog overcome this problem. If he has never had to go out in bad weather before, then his difficult behaviour may well be exacerbated and he will need to learn that stepping out into bad weather isn’t harmful.

The best way to teach him this is to do so gradually. Never force your dog outside into bad weather because he will then begin to associate a bad feeling with doing so, and will be even less likely to choose to go out than previously.

Instead begin taking him out in moderately bad weather, and work your way up to letting him experience being outside when the weather is rough.

A reluctant dog, who simply doesn’t like the cold and wet, can be encouraged to leave the warmth of his home and to venture outdoors for his walk if you reward him with tasty treats as you walk. However, try to save only one type of really yummy treat for such an occasion, rather than his usual treats, otherwise he may decide its not worth the trouble.

The sort of treats which provide good results in training are little scraps of bacon, chopped up sausage and occasionally small lumps of cheese. Dogs find these foods particularly delicious. Any food which makes a dog salivate is one which will be great for training purposes.

Alternatively you can wait for the weather to clear up a little as you sit by the fire with a mug of cocoa and with your relieved dog by your side.

Do children need pets? – Part 2


Every child should have a pet if they want one. I think having the unconditional love of a pet all the time is great for a child and if there is anyway that they can have a pet. I highly encourage it. I prefer dogs for several reasons but a cat or a rabbit or ever a hamster is good for the kids and gives them something to do and love other than siblings and parents. I always had a dog or something. I had a pet hen one time when we lived on the farm. She was as loving and affectionate as any other pet. I also had a lamb for several years until she got to big to be in the house and stood up under the kitchen table and spilled a bunch of stuff Mom had just made. That was the end of the lamb in the house.

Giving a child a pet to love and take care of is good for the child and good for the pet both. I think that the child as they get older should be given ,more and more responsibility for taking care of the pet. Dog, especially can be very protective of children and ward off a lot of problems with sex offenders and people who prey on children. A little girl walking with a German Shepherd, a Golden Retriever or a Rotteweiler is not likely to be abducted. I know that just as soon as my granddaughters get a house where they can have a dog, grandpa is getting them one. My youngest granddaughter has Spina bifida and I would love to get her one f those help dogs but Don’t know if I will be able to come up with 12-16000 dollars that they cost. They are really neat and are so much help and fun for a special needs child. It is really amazing what they can train a dog to do to help people.. If I ever got rich all of a sudden I would sure give those places some support to help train these dogs for people with special needs.

I think every child needs a pet in their lives and I highly encourage parents to go to the pound a nd adopt a dog for their children. there are millions of wonderful dogs available and then there are the purebreds but generally just a dog makes a better pet.

Which makes a better pet: A dog or a cat? – Part 81


It’s always been dogs ever since I was a kid. I loved and still love caring for pet dogs like they’re my own flesh and blood children. Cats? I am sorry to say this, but I have never fancied cats of any breed or age. In fact there was even a time in my childhood when I developed something like a phobia for newly-born kittens. I could not understand it, but it’s there, the fear and the dislike. Dogs? I’d sell anything, spend my last cent to feed or buy medicine for my pet dogs. I just find them so adorable and charming.

Dogs are the sweetest thing to have in the house. They make me smile, laugh, and even do silly things with them. They love to be petted too. For me, there is no question about which makes a better pet, a cat or a dog, because it’s always been dogs for me.

I do not know why I have this special compassion for all dogs, whether they are mine or not. Whenever I see dogs wandering and looking like they’re hungry, I’d usually buy some food and give it to them.

We had neighbors when I was a kid who ate dogs. Whenever they butchered a dog for food, I’d cry in my room and cover my ears for I did not want to hear the wailing of the dog. I was still too young to do anything then.

I presently own two dogs who I feed and care for everyday. Although they have already destroyed many of my things, but still, they are lovable.

Peanut Butter Pet Dog Cookie Treats


Peanut Butter Pet Dog Cookie Treats is a delicious dog treat recipe that your dog will thoroughly enjoy. Making these dog cookie treats requires minimal work.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Pet Dog Cookie Treats:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation for Peanut Butter Pet Dog Cookie Treats:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour wheat germ and salt in large bowl then mix in peanut butter, egg oil and water. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface till about 1/2 inch thick, then cut out the biscuits using a cookie cutter — (or make squares). Put the biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 mins for the smaller sized cookies and up to 35 mins. for larger shaped ones.

Store in the fridge. Peanut butter pet dog cookie treats require little effort to prepare and are a favorite among the doggy community. 🙂

Acquiring dogs: Adopt or purchase


Animals aren’t adopted. Children are adopted. But too many animal shelters don’t know that. They hand out a long form so you can be evaluated for your adoption-worthiness, and then propose to charge $100 for a dog they admit has problems.

As a farmer needing a working dog for the farm, I would have been willing to take a chance on a shelter dog. Chances are the dog wouldn’t have worked out as a herd dog, but he’d have had a good life barking at salemen and Mormon missionaries. But the animal-rights nonsense at the shelter was too much to put up with.

I was lucky- I found a pup of the right working breed for sale for $200. She’s already beginning to adapt to her job. And the best thing is, I own her, rather than being expected to treat her as an adopted child.

When one just wants a pet dog, there are often ads of dogs being given away when the owner can no longer keep them. They are in as much need as shelter dogs, but, as with the purchased dog, you own them, you don’t have to ‘adopt’.

None of the above applies, of course, if you have a sensible animal shelter that hasn’t fallen for the ‘adoption’ business and is just happy when a stray gets a home, rather than letting animals be ‘euthanized’ because they believe only upper-class PETA members deserve to have pets.

Popular Transport Dog Crates


One of the most popular transport dog crates are the ones called soft sided dog carriers. These are very much easy to move around, handy and lightweight especially for smaller pet dogs. Most of the models that you can see around can be folded whenever you are not using it. For your pet dogs travel or for your dog transport, use a transport dog crates that suits and fits the size of your pets.

The good thing about these types of dog crates is that you can use them in a car travel and some airline and train travel. When choosing a one of these pet carriers, you have to bear in mind the size of your dog. Soft sided dog crates or carriers are an excellent choice as long as you are around and the dog is inside the carrier. The materials used are known to be unreliable if your pet dogs are left alone. They are known to completely chew or claw their way out of the plastic mesh.

Although this transport dog crates are all designed to protect and keep your pet safe and secure, there are some limitations. You can choose from a variety of dog crates and dog carriers. You have to make a decision on what type of crate you will be buying. Some may not be suitable for the size of your pet dogs.

There is what they called hard transport dog crates carriers. Another one is soft transport dog crates carriers. You have the wire transport dog crates carriers. Cardboard transport dog crates carriers are another one. Going online to search and find these stuffs is very easy and convenient. And above all you will find a lot of selections.

And why do you need all these things when travelling with your pets? One of the main reasons is for you to have peace of mind when you are leaving your dog alone. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that he or she is comfortable, safe and secure while you are travelling. You will also feel comfortable that he get loose and becoming lost or interfering with others safety.

You can also feel some peace that your dog is not going to break or make a mess anywhere when you are not around. The crate can help you achieve a better relationship with your pet. By preventing unwanted behaviour when you are not available supervise him. So if think about it, it does give you a lot benefits and advantages in having a dog crate. Thus anytime you travel with your pet dogs it would be wise to have a transport dog crates.

When travelling whether on a short or long distance travel, it is best for dog transport to have them in a transport dog crates. Just make sure that what you purchase for your pet dogs crates is the right size of transport dog crates for your dog transport.

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