Good Boy! How To Reward Your Well-Behaved Bichon Frise

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The Bichon Frise has so many positive attributes. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they also have the most loving and affectionate temperaments of any of the dog breeds. They are all round stars: lap dogs and loyal companions for anybody who can show them a little love and care. But, as with every dog breed, there are always a few areas which could want for improvement. With Bichons, this tends to be trainability. While they are little bundles of joy, they can often prove difficult to train, as they will regularly lose interest in the task at hand, diving into your arms for cuddles instead. The problem? We often give in. But that’s not to say they are impossible to train. The solution to almost any difficulty? Treating them. Here are a few ways to reward your four-legged friend when they show positive interaction with your training.

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Walks

Now, walks aren’t as much a treat as a necessity. But it’s needless to say that Bichons love their daily adventure out of the house. So if they are doing particularly well with commands, give them an extra one! They’ll be ecstatic about the extra opportunity to stretch their legs and see some of their pals down the park. If you want to go all out, take them a little further afield than their usual stomping ground. Consider a new park, nature reserve or even a stroll around a reservoir. The new landscape will be full of new sights and smells, keeping them occupied from the start of their walk to the finish. Try encouraging them to sit before you will put their harness on for them. This combines commands with the positive knowledge that they will be taken out in return for their obedience. [Read more…]

Avoid These Hidden Country Walk Dangers

One of the biggest benefits of dog ownership is all the extra exercise you get walking them. You’re out of the house twice a day getting fresh air and being active. And your pooch loves it because you’re spending all that quality one-on-one time with them. No wonder so many pet lovers like to take their canine companions out into the countryside for a really long leg stretch. The trouble is, the countryside is full of hidden dangers. Some could even kill your four-legged friend.

 

Plants

Some plants that grow naturally all over the place can be poisonous if your dog licks or ingests them. You may not notice any problems for hours, so you might not have any chance of correctly identifying what was eaten. This means you may struggle with your veterinarian to help choose the right medicine to make your pup well again. Some plants can also cut, sting, or work its way into your dog’s body. Don’t let him off the lead if he tends to wander beyond your reach.

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Help Your Pooch Go From A Small Puppy To A Healthy Adult Dog

When we first got our puppy, we think they are going to be small forever. After all, they are so playful and little. But a lot of small breeds reach adulthood between six and 18 months. And we need to ensure they are ready to be a healthy and strong adult dog. In fact, it can often be down to us to lead them on the right path. Therefore, here are some ways you can help your pooch go from a small puppy to a healthy adult dog.

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Ensure they get plenty of exercise

 

It’s so important that you make sure your pooch gets enough exercise in their life. After all, just like us humans, they need exercise to stay fit and healthy. So if they aren’t getting sufficient time to be active, it can delay their development. And they might grow up to have issues with their bones. In fact, you might struggle to get them to move far without any help. Therefore, to stop this occurring, make sure you take them for a walk at least once a day. It will ensure they get some time on their paws and it can help them to be out and about. In fact, you will notice an improvement in their mood if you do get them to have regular exercise. And make sure you take them out for days out too. After all, it will give them a good amount of time to be outside of the home getting exercise. And it can be ideal for your family to bond with the pooch too.

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