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Yorkie Central, Issue #013
February 01, 2007
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In this issue you will find:
A Dog's Growl & What It Means
Growls can stand alone or be used to modify barking sounds to add a degree of threat. Below are 5 different ways a dog may grow and what the dog means by that growl:
1. Soft, low-pitched growling: "Beware!" "Back off!" This is used as a threat and usually causes the listener to move away, giving the dog more space.
2. Low-pitched growl-bark: This is a clear growl that leads to a bark. It means "I'm upset and I'm ready to fight!" This is a clear warning that pressing the dog will lead to aggression.
3. Higher midrange-pitched growl-bark: "I'm worried [or frightened], but I will defend myself." This is the threat of a less-confident animal who will, however, most likely fight back if pushed.
4. Undulating growl: This is a growl that goes from low midrange to high midrange with a kind of a semi-bark often added as the pitch rises. It means "I'm terrified. If you come at me, I may fight or I may run." This is the fearful-aggressive sound of a very unsure dog.
5. Noisy growl, with teeth hidden from view: "This is a good game!" "I'm having fun!" It is usually part of the play sequence and may be tucked in between a series of stutter-barks. It usually indicates intense concentration, as in a tug-of-war or play-acting aggression.
How much do you know about dog training? This month have a good read through our training pages and youíre bound to find something really useful. There are many different types of training and depending on your situation you will find something that could help you and your dog!
Housebreaking your dog is an important part of the entire training process. Puppies need to eliminate more than mature dogs so housebreaking them is vital. It is also a great way to bond with your puppy.
Dog crate training has become more and more popular. However, you must be careful how you train your dog because a crate is like a cage but must never be used like one. Crate training must be used to comfort your dog.
are very common among puppies, especially during teething. There are many ways to stop these chewing problems including puppy proofing your home and using chewing deterrents.
Product of the Month
If you find that your dog barks constantly while you are away and your neighbours arenít too appreciative of it look no further because the 'Ergo Systems No Bark Trainer' could be the solution for you! The No Bark Trainer is designed to work for all breeds and all sizes of dogs. It detects barking and then transmits an ultrasonic tone that only pets can hear. The tone is not harmful so you will have no worries over your dog being hurt.
No Bark Trainer
covers a radius of 30ft and has different levels of sensitivity. You will also find the unit very easy to set up as it has an audible range for humans to hear. While sing the audible setting you will be able to direct the No Bark Trainer to the location where the barking takes place and then your ready to go!
In The News
In the UK last month two brothers were convicted of cruelty. They had allowed their Labradorís weight to increase by more than 3 Ĺ stone in two years! The RSPCA had taken the dog away from them but the court had ruled that the two brothers were allowed to take him home.
The inappropriate diet they had fed their Labrador had caused much concern and they are now under orders to stop any further weight gain and to feed the dog properly. The case has made many other pet owners stop and think about their petís health. Although many of us fully understand the importance of our petís being in good health many owners are lapse and feed their dogs food that is not good for them and this can have a detrimental effect on their health. So be careful what you feed your dog and look after their health!
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From all of us here at Yorkie Central have a great month! We look forward to hearing your comments and getting the next edition of Yorkie Central ready for you and your friends!
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