- Although a dog might be jealous of a new puppy in the beginning this usually passes quickly since dogs are social animals.
- Dogs become loyal not because you feed them, but because of the companionship you give them.
- Give your small or short-haired dog a sweater for winter walks.
- Most dogs don't like to be left alone so they howl. Leave the radio or television on to keep your dog company when you are away.
- Dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as people.
- Housebreaking a puppy is just like toilet training a child; first you learn to recognize the signs, then you react every time you see them.
- Man could learn much from his dog: to be a true friend, to be faithful, and to appreciate those who love him.
- When a puppy is removed from its mother, don't make it spend the first night alone. Its loss of family is enough for one night.
- As soon as your new pet is comfortable with its new home, move it to the location where you will want it to sleep for its lifetime.
- A dog's nose is not just used for smelling, but also to keep him cool. That's why a dog pants. The longer the dog's nose, the better his cooling system works.
- Dogs that chase cars have learned that cars run away. This behavior is reinforced each time he chases one away.
- Teach your dog to fetch.
- Never wake a sleeping dog by poking or shaking it.
- Dogs are perfect companions. They never quarrel, fuss or fight with you, and they listen with great interest any time you speak in their direction.
- It could be that dog is man's best friend because a dog can't understand what man is saying.
- A dog's smile runs from the depth of his eyes to the tip of his tail.
- If you're finding it difficult to teach your dog to catch a ball, try tossing something soft like a knotted piece of fabric instead. Some dogs find softer items easier to catch.
- Dogs love rituals and routines.
- Anyone who says he works like a dog obviously doesn't own one.
- Staring directly into the eyes of a strange dog may be interpreted as a challenge and may actually encourage the dog to bite you.
- Dogs and cats turn in circles before lying down because in the wild this instinctive action turns long grass into a bed.
- When walking your dog, put a few plastic bags in your pocket; they make great "scoopers". Slip one over your hand, pick up the pile, flip it inside out, tie and discard.
- The time to start teaching your dog to sit and stay is the day you bring her home.
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