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What Is Stress?

What Is Stress?

What is stress? Stress is a state in which an organism reacts to external or internal stimuli (stressors), thereby directing energy to deal with dangerous or extreme situations. Stress is a normal reaction of an organism whose purpose is self-sustainment. But if the organism is too long or too often exposed to stress, we can define it as a set of physical, chemical or emotional stimuli from the environment that induce an inadequate adaptation in the individual, or cause a physiological tension that can contribute to the development of the disease. Stress is not subject only to man, but to all living beings, even plants – stress is a reaction […]

Penalty

Penalty

Penalty In order to be effective, three important¬†penalty rules must be met: 1. Penalty must be applied every time a dog has unwanted behavior 2. The penalty must be instantaneous and executed within one to a maximum of two seconds from the beginning of the duration unwanted behavior in order to influence the change or cessation of the same behavior 3. An aversive must be strong enough for a dog to stop repeating unwanted behavior in the future, and yet not too powerful to not scare and hurt the dog. It is quite difficult to satisfy all three listed criteria. To achieve such a precise “timing” that will change the […]

Poodles and Children

Poodles and Children

The Poodle is known for being a wonderful companion for children. Not only is the breed loyal, the Poodle is also very intelligent and likes to engage in play. As with every breed, however, you should always teach your children how to approach and interact with the Poodle. Young children who are not accustomed to having a dog in the home could accidently hurt or threaten the Poodle, creating tension and causing problems in the household. Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that the interaction is as pleasant as you want it to be: Always supervise the interaction between your dog and your child. No Poodle, […]

What Is the Difference Between a Toy Poodle & Bichon Dog?

What Is the Difference Between a Toy Poodle & Bichon Dog?

If you’re looking for a small, devoted companion canine, you won’t go wrong with either a toy poodle or a bichon frise. People unfamiliar with the latter breed often assume it’s a poodle at first encounter. If you’re undecided, certain traits in either breed could influence your choice. Toy Poodle Although poodles come in three distinct sizes — standard, miniature and toy — the breed standard is identical with the height exception. According to the American Kennel Club breed standard, toy poodles can’t exceed 10 inches in height at the shoulders. Any small poodle exceeding that limit is considered a miniature. Poodle coats are dense and curly, appearing in a […]

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

source:http://www.allpoodleinfo.com/poodle-is-eating-feces Overview There are few behavioral issues more frustrating than when a Poodle puppy or dog starts to eat his or her own feces. This is known as coprophagia (pronounced cop-pro-feedge-ia) and a Poodle of any age and any variety may start doing this for seemingly no reason. This is a tricky topic since it quite common for dogs to do this, however finding accurate information as to why this is done and importantly, how to stop it is often difficult to navigate. For this reason, our goal is to discuss this in detail, sort through the facts and end with helpful, accurate advice you can take to stop your […]

When poodles raced in the Iditarod

When poodles raced in the Iditarod John Suter with a team of standard poodles, when he first started racing the breed in the mid-1970s. (Courtesy of John Suter / Courtesy of John Suter) Karin BrulliardThe Washington Post Maybe it was his California upbringing. Perhaps it was his bent for seeing a joke in just about anything. For whatever reason, when Alaska transplant John Suter saw a miniature poodle eagerly running to keep up with his snowmobile, an improbable thought occurred to him: Now there’s a sled dog. It was the 1970s, and the military duty that had brought Suter to Alaska, where he was a member of an Army biathlon […]

Just Say NO to Designer Dogs!

Just Say NO to Designer Dogs!

source:https://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/article/256-just-say-no-to-designer-dogs Too Good To Be True! We have all heard about these new “Designer Dogs”. They are created by people who will cross a Poodle with anything from a Labrador to a Chihuahua under the pretense of creating the “perfect” dog. They claim to have created new breeds that are hypoallergenic, smart, non-aggressive, calm, and healthy? Logic would have to tell you that this is just too good to be true! In actuality, for the thousands of dollars that you may spend to acquire such a dog, you will receive a mutt with little or no health testing behind it, no predictability to its size, shape, or coat characteristics and […]