Archive for October, 2013

Small Breed Guard Dogs for Added Home Security

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Written by: Kate Voss
Dogs are our best friends, our loyal companions, and can be our protectors too. They are there to welcome us home with a big lick on the face and to cuddle with us before bed.

Burglars only spend an average of one minute attempting to get into a home. If there is an obstacle, such as locked doors or an intimidating dogs, chances are the burglar will leave your home and try a different one. Dogs’ sense of smell and hearing make them the first the notice if something is wrong, usually long before a human could. So although installing a home security system is always a good idea, if you train your dog to guard your home and family, and also train it to be a gentle dog, you will find yourself with the perfect burglar alarm – and one that loves you back!

But not all dogs come in the same package, today we will explore the best “Small Breed” watchdogs:

Small, Yippie dogs
These breeds simply scare away intruders with their constant and high-pitched barking.

Maybe best known as the dog in the Taco Bell commercials, the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog available, and quite possibly the yappiest. They are loyal, affectionate, and very energetic. They are not recommended for children due to their pack leader aggression and their “small-dog” attitude. They get up to six pounds and love to bark. Because of this, they can act as a great watchdog for warding off intruders. Their shrill bark is guaranteed to wake up family members, maybe even neighbors, in the case of a home invasion.

Miniature Schnauzer:Miniature Schnauzer: These pups are stocky and strong with high intelligence and obedience to owners. They are great hunting dogs and their loud howl is a great way to protect your home. If trained correctly, they will be well socialized and affectionate, so they would make great family dogs. They are also great for apartments because they can remain calm indoors if they get enough exercise.

Beagle Puppy
Beagles: Much like the movie Shiloh, Beagles are known for their affection and loyalty to their family. They were originally used for hunting, so they should be in households only with dogs and no other animals. Their distinct hound howl is what makes this dog a great
watchdog. Beagles also have a great sense of smell, so they can protect your yard from
intruders, or even alert you of a fire.

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UGODOG Tip #17 – Ways to Remove Pet Odor

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Remove Pet Odor
Pet urine can fill a house with the smell of ammonia and other strong scents. Although you may get used to the scent, the longer you go without treating the stain and smell, the harder it will be to remove from your walls, carpet, clothes and furniture. You can get rid of dog urine smells whether they are new or old. Here are some solutions to help you fight the odor.

Vinegar solution
A mixture of three parts water to one part vinegar will usually get rid of dog odor, as well as eliminate the stain. The urine spot must first be soaked up to remove excess liquid before applying the solution. The solution should then saturate the spot and then be blotted up with a dry towel. Once dried, baking soda should be sprinkled over the stain. An additional measure of combining 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide with a small drop of dish detergent can be added to the baking soda. After the mixture is worked into the carpet, it can be vacuumed up. Test a small portion of carpet with the peroxide to see whether discoloring occurs before using the full amount.

Bleach and water
On areas where color cannot be destroyed by bleach, another recipe for removing dog odor is to clean the spot with a solution of bleach and water. After applying the bleach solution, the spot should be cleaned with water several times after to avoid leaving any residual bleach in the area

Apply Borax to the stain to remove the urine odor. It is used in much the same way as baking soda by sprinkling over the spot, rubbing in with some water and towel blotting the remaining residue. Borax must be used with care however; ingesting less than 5 grams of Borax is lethal to children and pets.

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Easiest Dog Breeds to Train

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Top Dogs
Referenced from WebMD
In his bestselling book, The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.

The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.

The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here’s the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club:
Border Collie Training
1. Border Collie: A workaholic, this breed is the world’s premier sheep herder, prized for its intelligence, extraordinary instinct, and working ability.

2. Poodle: Exceptionally smart and active. Bred to retrieve things from the water. The miniature variety may have been used for truffle hunting.

3. German Shepherd: The world’s leading police, guard, and military dog — and a loving family companion and herder.

4. Golden Retriever: Intelligent and eager to please. Bred as a hunting companion; ideal as a guide and as assistance with search-and-rescue operations.

5. Doberman Pinscher: Known for its stamina and speed. Bred to be a guardian and in demand as a police and war dog.

6. Shetland Sheepdog: The “Sheltie” is essentially a miniature working Collie. A rough-coated, longhaired working breed that is keenly intelligent. Excels in herding.

7. Labrador Retriever: An ideal sporting and family dog. Gentle and intelligent.

8. Papillon: A happy, alert breed that isn’t shy or aggressive. Known as Dwarf Spaniels in the 16th and 17th centuries, they reach 8-11 inches high.

9. Rottweiler: Robust and powerful, the breed is happiest with a job. Suitable as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, obedience competitor, and devoted companion.

10. Australian Cattle Dog: Happiest doing a job like herding, obedience, or agility. Energetic and intelligent.

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