Guard Dogs Scare The Bad People. The History Of The Guard Dog

Guard dogs have been protecting people and property for as long as we can remember.

Guard dogs have the job of guarding or watching someone or something in order to protect the object from unwanted circumstances such as intruders, a thieve or even other animals.

Their history of the guarding dog is long and well documented. Originally bred to protect people carrying gold and precious materials, the dogs quickly grew in status.

Some communities have dogs that protect them as well as the live stock. They are as valuable and important as every member of the community

Guard dogs are now mainly used on personal property guarding his or her owner and their private property. They have also been placed in businesses to help protect ones investments and you may also see guard dogs or sentry dogs in place to guard livestock from predators such as coyotes.

Guard dogs, as well as watch dogs use their voices to warn their owners of intruders.

They will bark loudly to make people aware that someone is intruding or something is wrong and also to try and scare away the- would be thief. Generally a watch dog is trained to only alert the owner where as a guard dog is usually trained to attack and sustain the intruder.

Owners will train the guard dogs to keep their attack in the area of the intruder’s arms and legs. This can allow the dog to incapacitate the intruder but not to kill them.

If the intruder is an animal, the guard dog may be trained to fight off the animal in defence and to protect the property and its owner. The extent of the attack depends on how the guard dog is trained.

In most cases it is illegal to allow the guard dog to attack rather then restrain.

Certain breeds make better guard dogs and other make better watch dogs. The breed of Keeshonden have been said to make great watchdogs as they can easily be trained to bark loudly, warning their masters of an intruder but they lack the attack behaviour that guard dogs have.

Best Guard Dogs. Chose the right breed

Here are a few of the more commonly used breeds with the top of the pick for the best guard dogs.

Doberman, German shepherd, Saint Bernard, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Weimaraner, Bullmastiff and American Bulldog

You see you have a wide choice in breeds to choose from if you are looking for a guard dog.

One key thing to keep in mind when choosing a guard dog is that the female dogs usually make better guard dogs for you and your personal property. Many say this is due to their maternal instincts.

The male guard dogs are better used for guarding property as they are usually more territorial like the German shepherd.

When making a choice of what guard dog breed to go with, it might be good to decide exactly what and how you want the dog to protect then go with what breed matches that style the best.

For instance, you will not want a dog for your family that is not good with children. A dog like this would be better suited for property protection.

Copyright John Adams. Guard dogs are bred to protect. Some breeds of dog are excellent family pets as well as good guard dogs. It is vital you choose the right type of dog. Expert advice Here: Guard Dog Breeds Explained.

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Want More Expert Knowledge On The Topic Of Dogs?

They say that a dog is man’s best friend, and truer words have never been spoken. If you are a dog owner, you know how loyal and loving a dog can be. However, it is not enough just to love your dog. You also know how to care for your dog properly. The following advice will help.

Having a dog at your home is a big financial commitment. Every dog requires good quality food, general supplies and medical care; this can range in cost from 0 to 00 per year. Also, should an emergency arise, this can cost thousands so you might consider pet health insurance.

If you are interested in providing your dog with the healthiest of diets and making positive contributions to the earth’s environment, make his food from scratch. You can buy locally grown organic ingredients and provide him all the proteins, carbs and fats he needs with no preservatives while reducing the waste from packaging as well.

When training your puppy or dog, keep the sessions short! Experts say that a dog has the attention span of a small child, sometimes less, and that longer sessions will actually cause him to forget everything you’ve learned together. Use positive reinforcement and limit your training sessions to no more than 15 minutes.

Do not force your dog to do anything. If you have purchased treats the dog does not appear to enjoy, do not force the issue. Find out your dog’s likes and dislikes and feed him accordingly.

If you’re on a tight budget at home, think carefully before getting a dog. They actually cost hundreds of dollars annually, but many people don’t realize this until they’ve actually forked over the money. Depending on the size and regular maintenance requirements of your new dog, you could be getting in way over your head and forced to part with him later so make sure beforehand.

Dogs need a great deal of attention on a daily basis. If you have a hard time making time for your dog you will soon notice that there are behavioral problems that were not there before. In the least, you should try to set aside an hour each day just to love your dog.

Respect your pet. When out on a walk, do not force your dog to interact with other people or animals if he does not want to. There is a reason why your dog may not want to get too close, and it is important that you listen to him. If you try and make him interact, your dog may begin to act out over time.

If you’re trying to break one of your dog’s unwanted habits, make sure that you understand that it will not happen overnight. Breaking a habit takes time and patience. Don’t get discouraged and give up if it seems like your pup isn’t making progress. Keep at it and maybe try changing your approach to the training. Sometimes this can be the boost that your dog needs.

Don’t forget about your dog when writing your will. Many pets end up being fought over or neglected completely because specific instructions were not left regarding their care. Include a clause that clearly directs your loved ones on what to do with your dog so that he’s well taken care of.

After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of how to take care of your dog. By using this advice on a daily basis, you can enjoy many years of companionship with your furry friend. Keep your dog happy and healthy throughout its life by using these tips.

If You’re Dealing With Dogs, You Have To Know A Few Things

Dogs love to jump, run and play. They like to eat, even when it is an item they shouldn’t chew on. They also love to give you all the kisses in the world. Your responsibility is to take the best care you can of your dog, and this article will show you how it’s done.

If you notice your dog gets dry skin in the winter, you probably need to brush him or her more often. Doing so will get rid of old fur and help get their oil glands working properly. Try brushing once in the morning and once in the evening to see if it makes a difference for your pet.

If your dog is still getting used to the grooming process, only work with him or her in short bursts. Groom for about five minutes and then stop and move on to another activity. Eventually, start adding on two or three minutes to your total grooming time until your pet is able to handle a full session.

If your dog is a digger, make sure to protect him and your garden. Some plants are poisonous to dogs, not to mention the damage those paws can do to your prized flowers and produce. Put up an appropriately sized fence to keep him out or consider using an electric one.

If your dog does something that you do not like, try to avoid just saying no. To your dog, no doesn’t really explain what you want your pup to do. Instead of saying no if your dog is jumping, try to get your dog to sit or lay down. By doing this, you provide your dog with an instruction of what to do.

Brush your dog often, even if he’s got short hair. It’s good for his coat and skin and can alert you of possible issues like fleas, tics and eczema. The dog will also enjoy the attention and brushing him regularly will keep more of his fur from flying around the house and landing on your furniture and carpets.

Certain dogs are prone to medical conditions and make yourself aware of this before selecting a dog. Check your dog’s genetic background if possible to determine if he is more likely to develop certain medical conditions. Be sure to ask the vet if there is anything you can do in order to avoid health problems that run in the breed.

Don’t forget about your dog when writing your will. Many pets end up being fought over or neglected completely because specific instructions were not left regarding their care. Include a clause that clearly directs your loved ones on what to do with your dog so that he’s well taken care of.

Send your dog to school! He will feel more comfortable knowing exactly what is expected of him and obedience school will help him learn that. It will also boost his self-confidence, and of course, make a more well-behaved pet of him. Call around locally and see if you can sign him up for a trial class and take it from there.

If you are not allowed to place a fence in your yard but want your dog to run freely there, consider an electric fence. Electric fences are easy and inexpensive to install, and they can help to keep your free roaming pet safely contained. Using them will require a little training, but they are quite effective if you put the work in.

Now that you have some simple tips to use with your dog, you should feel more confident in being a pet owner. That will result in a happier life for both you and your puppy pal. Don’t stop learning here, instead keep reading all you can to ensure you’re always up on the latest when it comes to dog ownership.

Eliminating Allergies In Your Dogs And Cats

Copyright (c) 2012 Dr. Deva Khalsa

Allergies in your dogs and cats can be elimanated and it’s not really difficult at all. The first step is understanding that the typical response that pet owners have to handle their dogs allergies causes the problem to continue endlessly. The next thing to learn is how allergies really work. What changes in your pet’s body to cause him to have allergies? The last step is learning that allergies can be completely eliminated so you now have a pet that does not have allergies. That part is not really difficult at all. So let’s start learing about it all.

The typical scenario the owner of an allergic dog follows is the path of avoidance. Ingredient labels are carefully read in order to circumvent foods they’ve found their dog to be allergic do. It’s a lifetime job. The problem is compounded by the fact that, typically, the allergic dog will subsequently become allergic to substances in the special food that he eats day after day. The dog that was never allergic to lamb will become so because of the repeated exposure. Dog owners run through a veritable petting zoo of foods such as lamb, buffalo, kangaroo, duck and venison to name just a few.

Between you and me, it simply doesn’t have to be that way. If you’ve been running this gamut for years, it may be hard to conceive that Allergy Elimination techniques exist that do away with your ‘food eluding expeditions’ by making the allergic dog into a dog with no allergies. It may seem too good to be true that you can turn these chronic problems around, but in the hands of a competent veterinary practitioner it ‘s quite probable. So let’s find out how that is.

Whatever the reason – karma, kismet or serendipity – the manner in which this very workable technique was discovered was indeed fortuitous. Dr. Devi Nambudripad was very ill with allergies all her life. I wouldn’t be exaggerating much to say she was allergic to almost everything under the sun. She lived exclusively on polished white rice and broccoli. One day she decided to ‘take a walk on the wild side’ and have a carrot. She started to pass out so she gave herself an acupuncture treatment to keep herself from going into shock and simply fell asleep. She felt a supreme feeling of well being when she awoke 45 minutes later. She researched her experience and found that when you hold an allergenic substance within your body’s electromagnetic field while receiving a treatment for the adverse allergic reaction the system somehow self corrects. Dr. Devi found that that the body corrects itself simply by recognizing the electromagnetic signature of an item while being encouraged, by stimulation of acupuncture points, to start the process of healing, repairing, correcting and harmonizing. From here, history was made. Both people and pets could be helped with their allergies.

I introduced this topic at the 1998 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Annual Conference when it was unknown to the holistic veterinary field. I felt it was needed in the field. Here’s the long and short of it. When we enter the realm of energetic holistic medicine we leave the field of biology and enter the field of physics. Every day, new research in physics challenges old beliefs about how the body works and heals. Even though the Chinese recognized energy pathways, called acupuncture meridians, over 6000 years ago it’s taken the advent of new scientific methodology to recognize how changes in the energy fields affect and determine health. The Autonomic Nervous System has an integral role in recognizing what the body’s computer has deemed an enemy. It then calls into action the various components of the immune system to defend the body against the ‘enemy’.

Allergies in pets occur because what should be considered ‘friends of the body’ become logged in as enemies. Consider the young child who has a severe reaction to peanuts. All of his friend eat peanut candies or a peanut butter sandwich without any ill effects. That’s because the ‘computer log’ of his friends’ immune systems haven’t logged in the peanut as an enemy. The problem’s not in the peanut itself, but the way the peanut is registered in the system. We’re having more allergies in our pets nowadays because there are simply more ways to confuse the systems and increase the items that are logged in as enemies. Nature never designed these systems to be exposed to so many vaccinations, chemicals and pesticides on a routine basis.

Allergy Elimination techniques such as NAET (Nanbudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) correct the Autonomic Nervous System’s perception of the allergic substance so it is no longer perceived as a threat. It all happens within the realm of physics on an energetic level and translates into physical healing. The NAET practitioner has the energetic resonance of each allergen in a vial. Applied Kinesiology is utilized to determine your pet’s reaction to the resonance of that allergen. Once an allergen, such as chicken or eggs is recognized the vial is placed directly on your dog and specific acupuncture points on the body are lightly stimulated. This readjusts the Autonomic Nervous Systems’ perception of the substance and the allergic reaction to it is eliminated. It may be amazing to learn that something so simple can work so well but the proof is in the pet owner’s stories.

Nellie’s allergies began when she was just a little over a year old. Her owners took her right to the veterinarian. The typical regime of steroids and antibiotics helped only when Nellie was on the drugs. When her mom tried to cut back on the medications, her itching and scratching returned with a vengeance. After a year, her mom took her to a second veterinarian, then a specialist in dermatology and finally to a veterinary school. Over the next two years, this lovely Golden Retriever received various tests for allergies and went through several series of allergy shots – all to no avail. When I saw Nellie in my practice, her paws and neck had no fur only black skin with inflamed bright-red areas. She also had had oozing sores on her body, an ear infection and she scratched all day and night. This sweet dog had been suffering for years. Her worried owners were disillusioned and desperate. They had stopped at nothing for their dear baby and were now at my doorstep. I allergy tested Nellie using the NAET method and designed a diet that would suit her until we could eliminate her allergies. We then used this allergy elimination technique to reprogram her system so she would become free of the allergies to the identified foods and environmental items. She began to improve after the first visit. As Nellie herself (via her mom) said, ” As the treatments progressed, I scratched less and less, the fur grew back under my neck and on my paws, and my skin returned to normal. After a few months, I stopped scratching altogether. My coat is now soft and bright, and I feel like a brand new dog!”

In my practice, the first step is identifying what substances the patient is allergic to. In the first comprehensive assessment approximately 500 vials specifically designed for this purpose are checked using Applied Kinesiology. I decide the order of treatment of the allergens and create a program for the patient. The vials are mailed to their home with clear instructions for the pet owners on how too gently massage easy to find acupuncture points and complete the treatment on their dog or cat. Most veterinarians do the procedure in their office with you and your pet returns for routine visits every week or so until the problem is resolved. You can find a veterinarian in your area who does NAET by logging into the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) website and checking for those in your area who have noted NAET as a technique they do. If you have trouble finding a local veterinarian, you can contact me for more information or a referral.

Allergies trouble so many animals. They can surface as skin problems, ear infections, chronic diarrhea (IBD), vomiting, picky appetite and asthma. These problems often become chronic lifetime problems and need continual veterinary oversight and medication. Whether these allergies are the mildest or the most extreme, they have a drastic impact on our animals’ comfort and happiness. NAET and Allergy Elimination treatments that have since stemmed from this original therapy don’t just relieve the symptoms but remove the source of this torment. These treatments have helped many pet owners and their best friends live happier fuller lives.

Dr. Deva Khalsa has been a holisitc veterinarian for over 30 years. She authored the best selling book Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog in which an entire chapter is devoted to curing allergies. Her website has lots of information about allergies and nutrition

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Nutritional Keys For Fighting Your Dogs Canine Cancer

When canine cancer hits your family, the results can be devastating. Hearing that your beloved friend is sick is never going to be easy to deal with. However, the good news is that there are practical steps that you can take to help your dog’s cancer immediately. Focusing in on key vitamins and minerals can help your dog’s immune system fight off his or her bout with canine cancer. Let’s take a look at some of the key vitamins and minerals that your dog will need for fighting off dogs cancer .

No matter what course of dog’s cancer treatment you ultimately decide to follow, help your pet get the best nutrition possible. This is an absolute must so that he or she will have a robust immune system. While all vitamins and minerals are important, there are a few that stand out as being critical. These nutritional components should be added to your fight against canine cancer.

Vitamin C Isn’t Just Good For Fighting Off Colds and Flues

As it turns out, good old vitamin C does more than give a cold a run for its money. Due to the fact that vitamin C helps boost the immune system, it is possible for vitamin C to play a rather significant role in fighting your dog’s cancer. Studies have shown that vitamin C has been able to extend the lives of patients with terminal cancer. It can be administered either through an I.V. or through pills. In terms of safety, vitamin C is a very safe compound and if too much is consumed or administered it can generally be flushed out of your dog’s system fairly quickly.

Vitamin E Is An Immune System Stimulate

Your immune system and that of your dog’s will both love vitamin E as it can effectively boost the immune system. Additionally vitamin E works as an antioxidant to help prevent the free radicals that are at the heart of cancer. Current research indicates that vitamin E can effectively stop cancer cell growth and division. This remarkable fact should be put in the forefront of your mind in regards to treating dogs cancer as vitamin E may very well have the ability to stop the disease. Here is a word of caution however. Too much vitamin E can cause serious medical consequences. Therefore, caution should be exercised.

Selenium-A Quiet Heavyweight

You might not hear too much about selenium, but selenium can deliver a real punch against dog’s cancer. There have been over one hundred studies done in animals that yielded some fascinating results. As it turns out selenium has the ability to prevent numerous types of cancer including beast and liver. How important is selenium in the fight against cancer? One study found that high doses of selenium were able to stop breast cancer from forming by eighty to ninety percent.

You Can Help Your dogs cancer Through Nutrition

There are many ways that you can help your dog in his or her battle against dog’s cancer. One of those key ways that you can help your dog is through the proper and judicious use of nutrition. Through nutrition you can help you dog boost his or her own immune system naturally.

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Have Questions About Dogs? We’ll Answer Them

Many people think that raising a dog is a hard task to do. It’s not that hard, especially if you have any idea of what to do. All you need is knowledge of dogs to guide you. Luckily the following article contains a set of tips that can assit you in the dog raising process.

Consider teaching your dog hand signals along with verbal commands. Consistency and practice are key to teaching a dog these non-verbal commands. Many owners get frustrated and resort back to verbal commands, but a well-trained dog should understand both. Try using only verbal commands when the dog is out of sight range, but when close up, only use the hand signals.

If you are thinking of getting a new dog for your family, be sure you are prepared for this commitment. Smaller dogs will require at least a 14-16 year commitment, and larger dogs will require at least 10 years. If you are not prepared to own the dog for its entire life, then do not choose a dog as a pet.

When you have medications of any sort, keep them where your dog cannot get to it. Getting into those pills could seriously impact your dog’s health and even cause death. If your dog happens to get into any such pills, call your veterinarian or animal poison control immediately.

Never allow your dog to be alone with small children, no matter how much you trust his temperament. Many little kids have been attacked by family dogs who have otherwise never demonstrated a tendency towards violence. Sleeping dogs may be woken by a toddler and react negatively or some other offense is committed against the animal that sets him off.

When you have to train a dog, your home and/or yard is the right place to do it. This allows you to control how many people are there while the training takes place. The more people there are, the more difficult training will be. Distractions occur, making it difficult to get your dog to focus on basic commands.

Think about your life and then find a dog breed that will fit in well with your habits. For example, if you live an active lifestyle it is probably best for you to find an active dog instead of a little dog. By the same token, if you are a quiet person, you should choose a quiet lap dog. Selecting the right dog will make you both happier.

Schedule regular veterinary visits. Regular veterinary exams are extremely important for your dog’s overall health – as with humans, it is important to catch any health problems early on. The vet will make sure that your dog is up to date on his vaccinations, and check for any other issues such as weight and dental problems or parasites.

Giving your dog a bath is essential to his health. Depending on his size and activity level, toss him in the tub weekly or monthly and always use a shampoo that is made for dogs and is pH balanced. Pets have different pH levels than humans and a good dog shampoo will leave your canine clean with a beautiful shiny coat.

Don’t be upset if your dog does not want to get dressed up. It’s becoming more popular to dress your dog in dog clothes, but some dogs just don’t like the feeling of having clothes on. If your dog does not relax after the clothing is on, you should remove the clothing to avoid your dog trying to remove it by itself.

Now that you’ve read this article, does it seem easier to raise a dog than before? Dogs are smart creatures, but isn’t necessarily hard to take care of them. Just be patient with them, give them love, and exercise what you know. All of the dog tips you’ve seen will come in handy.