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- If the only problem for a family member is that his/her dog jumps up on the bed during the daytime, keeping the bedroom door
shut is an obvious and easy solution.
- A fearless dog that is intent on attacking is silent. It doesn't waste time barking, that is, sounding the alarm. It just
rushes over and bites. On the other hand, a dog that wants to flee instead will also be silent as it runs away.
- A dog that is growling or snarling (or possibly silent), is standing rigidly, and is giving you a fixed stare, is a dog that
you should NOT touch. The best approach is to stand still, avert your eyes and do nothing.
- The toxic ingredient in chocolate is theobromine, which is very similar to caffeine. Dogs that ingest as little as 50
milligrams of theobromine per pound of body weight may exhibit signs of toxicity.
- Milk chocolate contains about 44 milligrams of theobromine per ounce (mg/oz). Semi-sweet chocolate contains about 150 mg/oz.
The most toxic is baking chocolate which contains about 390 mg/oz.
- 34 ounces of pure milk chocolate is a toxic dose for a 30lb dog.
- 10 ounces of pure semi-sweet chocolate is a toxic dose for a 30 lb dog.
- 4 ounces of pure baking chocolate is a toxic dose for a 30 lb dog.
- Two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide is an appropriate dose to induce vomiting for a 35 lb. dog.
- Using physical punishment and force to control your dog teaches children that you resolve differences with physical violence.
Learn about positive teaching methods as the alternative.
- The onset of fear in canines is often instrumental in the release of adrenaline.
- Immediate loss of appetite can be a sign of stress in canines.
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