Tips to Help Solve the Three Most Common Dog Barking Complaints

Written by Cynthia Alexander

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Complaint # Three: Your dog constantly barks, whines or whimpers due to stress or anxiety or for any reason at all.

Solution: This can be a tough one for most people but, DO NOT give your dog attention when it’s behaving like this. Too many people unwittingly contribute to this particular problem by picking up their dog or going to him when he starts to bark or whine. Your dog is learning that in order to get attention from you, barking and whining isrepparttar way to do it. He’s controlling you. And by you picking him up or giving in to him in some way, you’re reinforcing that. Remember, YOU arerepparttar 145044 boss, not your dog. The way to break your dog of that habit is to ignorerepparttar 145045 unwanted behavior and only praise your dog when it is not barking. Then he’ll getrepparttar 145046 message that he only gets what he wants (attention or affection) when he gives you what you want (a calm quiet dog).

No dog owner should sufferrepparttar 145047 guilt, pain or embarrassment of having a dog that barks constantly. Finally, dog owners can safely leave Fido alone knowing he’s happy and quiet. And no more worrying about dirty looks fromrepparttar 145048 neighbors. All it takes is knowingrepparttar 145049 proper way to deal withrepparttar 145050 behavior.

Aboutrepparttar 145051 Author: Cynthia Alexander is a former dog trainer and author ofrepparttar 145052 electronic book “The Ultimate Guide to Stop Your Dog from Barking…FAST.” Ms. Alexander gives many detailed answers to all kinds of nuisance barking problems, including separation anxiety. It is available via immediate download for $29.97 at A must have for anyone dealing with excessive barking.

Cynthia Alexander is an author of several books. She started training dogs over 20 years ago. She wrote this book as a response to complaints from her neighbors about barking dogs.

The Myth of 100% Complete Processed Pet Foods

Written by Randy Wysong DVM

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If you feed processed foods, use discernment since just about anyone can create a commercial pet food. The pet food industry has hundreds of brands with officious and beguiling labels, all stamped withrepparttar approval ofrepparttar 145003 FDA, USDA, State Feed Regulatory Agencies andrepparttar 145004 American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Business profiteers andrepparttar 145005 occasional movie star arerepparttar 145006 most common force behindrepparttar 145007 labels. All one needs is a little money and they can go to any number of toll manufacturers and have them slightly modify a shelf formula. Dress it all up with a fancy package, a clever brochure and some advertising and voilà, another brand is added torepparttar 145008 20-billion-dollar pet food industry. Nutrition is serious health business. The public is not well served by exclusively feeding products from companies without any real commitment to health … or knowledge of how to even achieve that. Forrepparttar 145009 past 25 years I have been a lonely voice inrepparttar 145010 wilderness trying to get people to understandrepparttar 145011 deadly health consequences of feeding processed pet foods exclusively. People want convenience in a bag andrepparttar 145012 industry wantsrepparttar 145013 flow of billions to continue uninterrupted. Inrepparttar 145014 meantimerepparttar 145015 scientific literature offers compelling proof that millions of animals have been maimed and died as a result of feeding thoroughly tested “100% complete” foods withrepparttar 145016 full imprimatur of government regulation. (Exactlyrepparttar 145017 same thing that abounds inrepparttar 145018 FDA-pharmaceutical industry.) Examples of pet food disasters include dilated cardiomyopathy from taurine deficiency, potassium imbalances, fatty acid and carnitine deficiencies and numerous other problems that would be expected on a steady diet of dead, devitalized, carbohydrate-based processed foods. Moreover,repparttar 145019 whole panoply of human chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, obesity, arthritis, autoimmunities, dental deterioration and organ failure are at epidemic levels inrepparttar 145020 pet population … as should be expected on such a diet. Not only is feedingrepparttar 145021 same processed food day in and day out a formula for disease, it is a cruelty to our pets. We take them from their interesting and active wild setting and confine them. That is one thing, but to not even offer them interesting natural meal variety is really quite inexcusable. The answer, like everything else good in life, is a little attention and common sense. Knowledge isrepparttar 145022 best beginning point. To learn more, obtain a copy of my book, The Truth About Pet Foods. I will also see to it that you get a free copy of my CD, “The Thinking Person’s Master Key to Health,” andrepparttar 145023 brochure, “How to Apologize to Your Pet,” which will give you specific guidelines for how to prepare meals and treats to achieve Optimal Pet Health. _____________________ Science, Volume 237, pages 764-8 Journal ofrepparttar 145024 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 199, pages 731-4 Journal ofrepparttar 145025 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 201, pages 267-74 Feline Practice, Volume 20, Number 1, page 30 Journal ofrepparttar 145026 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 202, pages 744-51 Journal ofrepparttar 145027 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 191, pages 1563-8 Journal of Nutrition, Volume 129, pages 1909-14 Journal of Nutrition, Volume 126, pages 984-8 Journal ofrepparttar 145028 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 203, pages 1395-1400 Journal ofrepparttar 145029 American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 198, pages 647-50 Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice, Volume 19, pages 527-37 Veterinary Forum, Volume 9, pages 34-5 Veterinary Forum, Volume 9, pages 26-8 American Journal of Veterinary Research, Volume 62, pages 1616-23 Petfood Industry, May/June 1998, pages 4-14 Journal of Animal Science, Volume 75, pages 2980-5 Veterinary Business, Volume 2, page 1 Waltham International Focus, Volume 3, Number 1, page 9

Dr. Wysong is author of The Creation-Evolution Controversy, now in its eleventh printing, several books on nutrition, prevention and health for people and animals and over 15 years of monthly health newsletters. He may be contacted at A free subscription to his monthly newsletter is available at

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