Welcome back to another edition of the Puppy In Training Blog Carnival. We added a few new rules to try and generate more participation and it seems to be working out for everyone. Of course our goal at the Puppy In Training Carnival is to try and create community and I encourage everyone to visit the links and leave comments on these other blogs.
Puppy In Training Blog Carnival #6
We have four submissions for this edition of the blog carnival. To get things started we have our first post simply labeled Puppy Pictures from the blog A Very Nearly Tea. It’s often times difficult to take pictures of your puppy…good pictures that is. That’s exactly what this article is about: getting the perfect puppy pictures. We had a similar article about taking pictures of Stetson and the difficulty we had getting good shots of him as a puppy. Check out Puppy Pictures to see Copper the Beagle and Hunter the Lab mix.
Our second article comes from Training Fido and teaches How To House Train a Dog – Easy Steps. This article list some of the tell tale signs of when your dog needs to go to the bathroom which is a key part of house training your dog. If you need some hints on how to house train your dog check out this article. One other thing mentioned in this article is consistency which is something we preach and is imperative when house training your dog.
Our next article covers the same subject as article 2…Housetraining A Dog, Potty Training A Puppy. Some more great tips on house training your dog. One thing that is mentioned in this article is controlling food/water intake and knowing your dogs pee/poop schedule. Definitely check out this article if your having issues with doggy potty accidents in the house.
Finally the Dog Training blog covers one of our favorite breeds the German Shepherd Dog Training Essentials. The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most famous breeds around the world and a true working dog. It has also become most famous as a pet dog. They are very easily trained and loves to please their masters. This article describes the
essentials of owning and training a German Shepherd Dog.
Thanks to all the submitters for participating in the Puppy In Training blog carnival. We’ll see you all next time!
Have you ever quarantined your dog to a specific room or area of the house and assumed there was no way for him to get out? However, to your amazement he somehow free’s himself from his special area in attempts to get the ultimate reward (spending more time with you).
In the video below this Beagle proves that not only can his breed win the Best In Show at the Westminster Dog Show and be the top dog in the Puppy In Training article The 6 Best Dog Costumes On The Internet, but this multi-talented breed is also a great escape artist.
Is this dog the MacGyver of the doggie world?
The most amazing part of this video to me is: The Beagles were not BARKING or HOWLING!
My Dog Linus The Escape Artist
Another shining example of a great escape artist was when I first got my Australian Shepherd mix dog Linus. I did my best to spend as much time as possible with Linus when he was a puppy. However, I couldn’t spend every hour of every day watching over him. During his second week at home I had an appointment and was going to be gone for about 2 hours. I knew this would be an eternity for Linus and didn’t want to just throw him in his crate for 2 hours. I wanted to give him extra space to move around including a pee pad and his water dish. So, instead I put him in the bathroom and used the box his crate came in to block the door entry (I wanted to be sure fresh air would circulate to him. I also didn’t want him to scratch the bathroom door).
The crate box was approximately three feet high and as a 10 week old puppy Linus had no jumping skills, balance, or height…he couldn’t even reach the top of the box standing on his hind legs. I figured this was sufficient to keep him from escaping the bathroom. I propped a chair up against the box making sure there was no way he could move the box and chair out of the way.
I said my good bye’s to Linus knowing he probably start crying when I left. After about 2 hours I returned home from my appointment. I opened the front door and Linus came running up to greet me. I was happy to see him, but thought “how in the heck did you get out of the bathroom?” The box was still blocking the entryway, the chair was still firmly propped up against the box, but Linus was free.
At this point I was wishing I had a camera on Linus (just like the one in the video) to see how exactly he escaped. Upon further inspection I noticed pieces of box all over the bathroom area and also saw a round hole approximately 4 inches in diameter in the middle of the box. I knew there was no way Linus could jump the box. He didn’t move the box and slip out the side. My only guess is that he became frustrated with the box and started chewing on it. The hole in the box gave him a little step for his hind legs so his short front paws could reach the top allowing him to propel himself over. Lucky thing for me there were no accidents in the house.
Never underestimate your dog. They are much smarter and more resourceful than you sometimes think.
Do you have any stories about your dogs great escape? Do you have the next puppy MacGyver?