Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Barking Wednesday ~ Dog Facts



I love this pic of Kingers - he looks like he is being very serious and letting me know about something that is important. 


That is why I added this pic to this weeks Barking Wednesday post. Today 


I want to share a few facts about dogs that can make a huge difference in their quality of life.

Did You Know ..................................

  • That dogs really do not like to be hugged. Hugging a dog is a sign of dominance.
  • Dogs can learn up to 250 words - emotions are so important to a dog - Kingers might not understand my words but he can for sure understand my tone of voice.
  • Dogs know when you are upset - take a few minutes and give them attention this will ease their concern.
  • Make sure your dog gets daily exercise - the exercise will change with age. Kingers loves to play catch - but with his age and leg issues - we only throw a ball a few times. But we do make sure to play at least three times a day.
  • Do regular body checks on your dog.  This is a great way to notice any changes in your dog - if you notice a change call you vet ASAP.
  • Dogs like routine - feeding times - play times.  Kingers will remind us time to play and heaven forbid if I forget a treat after he has been outside. I get the look of "What no treat"
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE your dog - because he LOVES LOVES LOVES YOU!
Kingers is such an important part of my life!  I found this pic on Facebook - it says it all!






43 comments:

  1. Oh jeez - I better stop hugging Milo then LOL. I should tell my kids, too......

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  2. Kingers is too cute! Great tips, the exercise one is hitting home with us these days, my dog has slowed down with age but he still loves playing ball, he has me so wrapped around his paw he likes to lay down and have the ball tossed to him if he misses it he barks to make you get it LOL! If his back legs weren't so bad I wouldn't do it but love this dog more than anything so I am the one chasing the ball every night for him!

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  3. Kingers is adorable! I agree that dogs like routine with their walks and feedings.

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    1. Pets really are like kids in that way. Routine works best for both of them.

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  4. Absolutely awesome post! Dogs really can sense your emotions. Once, my girlfriend screamed because a bee scared her. Our dog freaked out. He HAD to make sure she was okay. He was on alert for the next hour.

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  5. I love reading posts like this. I never knew dogs did not liked to be hugged, good to know!

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  6. I didn't know all of these dog fun facts. My boys want a dog so badly. I think its time for us to get one. I love them too. ;)

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  7. You are so right about hugging dogs! My dog's eyes look like they are gonna pop out of her head when we hug her..she hates it!!

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  8. My 9 yr-old Boxer is big on routine. It's her thing. My 2 year old Chug on the other hand, she could care less but she's the first to rescue me when I am having a bad day.

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  9. I never knew that about them not wanting to be hugged. We're considering getting one but my five year old tends to over love on things, like her baby brother!

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  10. I love your barking Wednesdays. They make me miss my two dogs so much.

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  11. What a cute dog. Exercise is very important for dogs.

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  12. These are great tips for me. I've never had a dog before and we are thinking about getting one in a few months.

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  13. My daughter has two dogs and I am certain that there are no creatures on earth that have more love in their hearts than they do for her! Emotions are definitely important. You can say the sweetest thing in the world, but with a mean tone they will run away with their tails tucked!

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  14. I wish we had a dog. I miss having a 4-legged family member. I didn't know dogs don't like hugs, but I'm sure they like tummy rubs.

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  15. I think Kingers is just the cutest fella. Heres to many more years.

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  16. I had no idea that dogs didn't like to be hugged. I have been sitting and dogs will come up and go under my arm so my arm is around them.

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  17. My husband just told us that. We hug our golden all the time, I better stop.

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  18. omg we hug tobey all the time!! i never knew they didn't like hugs. our tobey is 13 1/2

    and hes' the sweetest boy!

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  19. I hug our puppy all of the time. I guess I need to stop.

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  20. I do not have any pets but this sounds like very useful tips!

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  21. Kingers is so cute! Dogs are the best - we love our puggle!

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  22. Those are some amazing facts. I wasn't aware of most of those facts.

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  23. I am not sure about that hugging thing. Either that...or my dog doesn't mind!

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  24. I didn't realize that about hugging. It's so interesting to hear that, but I don't have a dog to hug. ;)

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  25. What a sweet dog Kingers is! We would love to have a dog, but we can't have one in the house we're in. Maybe someday!

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  26. Oh yes, the hugging. My kids love to hug our dog. She's a great dog and would never hurt them, but you can tell she doesn't appreciate it.

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  27. I miss my dogs... they were my children for years. Dogs in general may not like to be hugged but mine certainly liked to be snuggled. Especially when they didn't feel well.

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  28. I had no idea they didn't like to be hugged!

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  29. I learned some great facts about dogs in your post. I have a cat now but grew up with dogs as our family pets.

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  30. Dogs are so special. My dog was just in the ER for some stomach issues and it made me realize just how much he means to me.

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  31. Dogs don't like to be hugged? Didn't know that!

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  32. I didn't know dogs didn't like to be hugged either! I guess I do now. :)

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  33. We always hug our pooches! My little one is obsessed with dogs!

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  34. Gosh. I've always hugged the dogs. The big ones hugged me right back. We do learn something new every day.

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  35. I didn't know that about hugging a dog! I will be careful now!

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  36. My dog loves his routines. He knows when we are being lazy and not walk him. Lol

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  37. I didn't know that dogs didn't like to be hugged. My kids hug our dogs all of the time. I will have to keep an eye on that.

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  38. I've never heard that they don't like hugs. It makes sense, though. Great info!

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  39. I didn't know dogs didn't like to be hugged. All my babies want to do is hug our dog. Maybe that's why she avoids them!

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  40. What a cute dog! I didn't know about hugging dogs!

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  41. So interesting. I have had dogs most of my life, but didn't know a few of these. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I am so glad my little SophiaSunka is a patient dog. She seems to love the hugs of my girls.

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