Hucklebutting, dog zoomies, mad five or freaking. You can meet with all theese names for this funny behaviour. The dog start sprinting all around the house in full speed, spinning around or jumping on and out of sofa and furniture. It can sometimes look dangerous, because he can go in full speed towards wall and change direction at the last moment.
Maybe you are asking, why are they doing this? Its their way, how to deal with burst of energy. Hucklebutting normally last minute or two. After that, your dog is „normal“ again. They do it out of excitement. Its very typical for a dog to hucklebutt, when his owner gets home after longer time.
Some people are afraid about their Bull Terrier, when they are not familiar with dog zoomies. But all you should do, is to step out of your dogs way and let him enjoy it. He do it, because he wants to do it. If you have a yard, you can let your dog outside, where he can enjoy his hucklebutting even more.
Learn more about Hucklebutting in this video:
Maybe you are the party animal and enjoy every moment of every party, but there are a lot of dogs that are scared of fireworks and other loud noises. Dogs can became anxiety and scared and you should do something, to help them threw the loud night. Thats why i am bringig you few these tips.
Bring your puppy to his favourite place, it can be his pet bed or any other spot in your home. Take your dog to this place, so he can be more relaxed threw the night.
Exercise a lot during the day, so he is exhausted in the evening. Try to distract him with a some game. You can hide him treats over the room. It is also important to stay together, your dog will feel safer.
Check all my tips in this video:
We all know that dogs are amazing family companions, some of the are amazing herders, hunters, protectors or even police and army dogs. But there are also group of dogs, that are great at helping people with depression, anxiety and other similar ilnesses.
These dogs are called therapy dogs or emotional support dogs. They calm us down, reducing stress level, provide companionship, lower blood pressure and adjust serotonine level. These dogs have to be keen to please, highly intelligent, not easily distracted, reliable and generaly good with people.
The best breeds for people with depression are Labrador and Golden retrievers, Pugs, Poodles, Border Collies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dobermans and German Shepherds. For more information about these dogs, watch this video:
Chldren play with dogs, talk to and laugh with them, walk with them, do their homework with them and even share their strongest feelings and deepest secrets with them. Dogs love children unconditionally and never yell at or punish them for not doing their homework or chores or for not cleaning their bedroom. Kids and dogs - you just can’t beat this winning combination!
Kids learn compassion and responsibility by learning to share life with and feed and care for their pets. They learn to value and appreciate all living creatures. They learn a lot about life itself, getting sick or old, living in the moment, sharing companionship and friendship– and also the care and commitment an animal companion requires and deserves.
When is it appropriate for a child to have a pet? It truly depends on the child’s family situation and his own maturity. As a parent, know that you are ultimately responsible for the care and well-being of your family pet. Children are well-intentioned and may promise that they will take care of the pet on their own. But we, as parents, know, that children are easily distracted and preoccupied with their own responsibilities such as school, extracurricular activities, human friendships and social obligations. They may be very well-intentioned, but lack the maturity to assume full responsibility for another living being.
Before adopting a pet into your family, it is very important to have serious discussions about the obligations and responsibilities associated with pet guardianship or “parenthood”. Your child must thoroughly understand that a pet is a sentient, living creature who may be shorter lived than he, who may get sick and require veterinary care, who depends on humans for his regular food, water, grooming, exercise and overall wellness. He is a vulnerable creature who depends entirely on his human caregivers. You must also decide which type of dog best suits your family’s personality and lifestyle and to whom which responsibilities of the pet’s daily needs will be delegated.
Much thought and deliberation of each family member is required to determine if a pet is appropriate for you. Consider that the pet should be spayed or neutered, receive his vaccinations and regular visits to the vet to make sure he is in good health, have a nutritious and healthy diet, daily exercise and playtime, frequent interaction with his human family, and receive socialization and obedience training. Each member of the family must understand that the pet requires a lifetime commitment to keep him as happy and healthy and comfortable as possible. If you do not have the time, space or budget to provide a healthy life for a pet, please do not adopt one. There are countless homeless animals who have been surrendered to animal welfare organizations and shelters and ultimately euthanised simply because their owners did not take the time to conduct research as to the time, space, activity level and money associated with keeping a pet or consider how much attention, interaction and care an animal companion requires. A pet has the potential of becoming a loving, devoted, loyal, unconditionally loving and beloved family member. If he is neglected, he can become sick, bored and destructive. Whether or not to get a dog for the kids is an extremely important decision. Take the time and make the effort to determine if a pet is in your child’s future!
Author: Diane Pomerance
Most of pet owners know that their much loved four-legged members of the family come with a lot of personality and unique, sometimes almost human-like behavior. For instance, my cat would act as a peacemaker when she smells the human fight. If I become angry and start raising my voice during the conversation with someone, she would just jump on my legs and slightly scratch me in an attempt to cool me off. I am sure that people can tell us plenty of such examples of interesting pet behavior. But do they realize that their pets can be very picky when it comes to choosing a new friend?
They do it using such criteria as smell, size, gender, age and even appearance. In fact, they can even discriminate other animals according to the color of the fur among other things, as I soon discovered about my new cat.
When I first brought home my jet black panther-looking cat Regina, I was so excited to have her in my house until I realized that she might feel lonely and need someone to play with her. So, I started to look around for a good match for her. I opened up the flier and found the advertisement for “Very cute cat to good home” and responded to it. Naively assuming that all cats that are cute and mellow will get along just fine, I brought him home. Almost immediately upon bringing him home Regina jumped into the air with him screaming and hissing. I was surprised to find the ugly side of my otherwise calm and sweet cat’s nature and immediately knew this would not work out. Later there were more cats: a white one, gray one, even multicolored cats, different ages and genders – although the U.N. or Jesse Jackson would have been proud; it was always the same story. Either they would fight or Regina would simply reject the cat outright. I began to think that my unassuming cat was “racist” or maybe just a loner.
Just as I was about to give up and thinking that maybe she doesn’t need or want anyone as a roommate, I gave it one last try. I brought home a younger male cat that was as black as she was. Despite his smaller size and obvious fear of her, he tried to look brave by showing off in a way that is typical for cats. He was trying to intimidate her by walking towards her sideways with an arched back in the attempt to look bigger. She just watched his “performance” for a while but eventually just started to ignore him as if she was embarrassed for him. It wasn’t long before she accepted him and even acted as good hostess.
Their temperament and personalities are very but they still get along very well. For instance, Regina is a very balanced and quite cat, very gentle and loves to eat. Casey, on the other hand can be very hyper and restless, a hooligan, to say the least like all boys in general. They sleep together during the days, play and beg for snacks. Sometimes Regina even tries to teach him how to open drawers and the refrigerator door, but he acquired his own little hobbies now such as meowing at 7am every morning, waking everyone up in the house demanding food and to be let outside.
Author: Julia Imaeva