What to do in case of a dog bite?
If a dog attacks you’re the first thing to remember is not to run, not to shout, and not to look at the dog in the eyes.
If possible, jam something in the dog’s mouth such as a handbag, a jacket, a sweater.
If you've already been knocked down by the animal, assume fetal position and stand still protecting the face and neck with your hands and arms.
Get medical help as soon as possible and submit a complaint against the owner of the dog at the police station. Such cases often go unpunished for lack of complaints.
Try to collect information from the animal’s owner. If he refuses to present the dog’s proper vaccination documents, get his address and license plate for his vehicle.
If your dog bites someone:
Lock the dog immediately and provide the necessary assistance to the person attacked or call a paramedic service as soon as possible.
Make the dog and its vaccine documentation available to health authorities.
Consult with your veterinarian about the reason for the attack and take the necessary steps to prevent its recurrence.
How to stop a dog fight?
When you see two dogs fighting, it can be very scary and frightening not only for the owners but for any onlookers as well. We need to keep in mind though that there are some things that you really shouldn't do. First, you shouldn't interfere with the fight by screaming at both dogs to try and get them to stop fighting. They won't listen to you because they are more interested and focused on the fight than what is going on around them. Never get in the middle of the two dogs and certainly don't put a hand in between the dogs. Both dogs are fiercely looking at something to bite and if you're in the way, then that is just what might happen to you. Is not that the dog is aggressive towards you it is just that his aim is to bite the other dog or dogs and bite hard.
How to Potty Train an Older Dog
Old dogs can learn new tricks and one very important trick he needs to learn is not to use your house as a bathroom.
If he makes a mistake in the house and you see him, show your disappointment, let him know, but don't get angry and never hit your dog. Remember that he is still learning. If your dog goes potty inside the house it is because he either doesn't know he isn’t supposed to or because you don’t take him out often enough and he can’t hold it any longer.
Watch your dog’s behavior. Know what your dog does before he goes potty. He scratches the door with his paws, whines at the door, starts walking in circles or just starts wandering around. Learning these clues will help you know when it is time to take him out.
Feed your dog at specific times (and pay attention to how much water he drinks) Dogs usually go potty right after they eat.
Neutered males don’t urinate on things to mark their territory as much as non- neutered dog do. If you are not thinking about breeding your dog it is a good idea to get him “fixed”.
If your dog suddenly has accidents in the house it could be health related. Seek a veterinarian.
If your dog needs to go to the potty often, this could be a health related problem and it is advisable to call your Veterinarian and schedule a visit.
Having a dog do its "business" inside your home can be frustrating and disgusting at the same time. This article will help you train it to go do its necessities outside.
A little punishment (VERY GENTLE tap on the nose) should be done when he does his business inside the house.
Reward him and praise him when he “goes” outside.
This will take time. Remember that Patience is a virtue !
Warning: This may not work for every dog.
So your dog doesn’t bark when you come home
Dogs shows great joy when their owners come home. Often this joy becomes an endless barking concert at the risk of disturbing your neighbors and other family members. If you want your dog to stop barking immediately just show him his favorite toy and keep him busy with it or throw a ball and he’ll start running after it.
Remember to have fun with your dog!!!!!