Tips For Finding Your Lost Dog

Written by Wes Cutshall

- The first thing to do when searching for a lost dog is to confirm that your dog is actually lost. Dogs, especially curious breeds, can easily find an interesting place in your backyard to investigate for quite some time. Often no amount of calling your dog's name will distract him from finding out what exactly is moving under that bucket byrepparttar fence. Search every corner of your residence before venturing out looking for your lost dog.

- Once you've determined that your dog has definitely left your residence, don't pack uprepparttar 137296 whole family in an effort to search forrepparttar 137297 dog. Often dogs will return soon after their departure. You'll want someone at home to contactrepparttar 137298 others inrepparttar 137299 event that your dog wanders back home soon afterrepparttar 137300 search party leaves.

- Dogs usually don't go far. They're curious animals that like to look and sniff around. It's more likely for a dog to be a few blocks away than a few miles away. So stick close to home forrepparttar 137301 first part of your search. Be sure to check allrepparttar 137302 streets in your neighborhood. Talking to other dog owners you see is a good idea as either their dog orrepparttar 137303 owner himself might have seen your dog. It's more likely that a dog owner will notice a wandering dog than someone who is not a dog lover.

Fido Finder - When searchingrepparttar 137304 neighborhood, be sure to call your dog's name. Your dog can hear you from a great distance. Your dog might be in between houses or behind bushes. Don't rely on just your eyes for finding your dog. If you own a dog whistle or any device that makes a loud noise, it can be used to attract your dog's attention. If you own other dogs, they might be helpful in finding your lost dog. Bring them along forrepparttar 137305 search so they can alert you if they smell or see something of interest.

Thinking of Getting a Lhasa Apso Dog?

Written by Clint Leung

One ofrepparttar cutest looking dogs around isrepparttar 136998 Lhasa Apso. The puppies especially are just irresistible but before one decides to purchase a Lhasa just becauserepparttar 136999 kids are begging for one, there are some things that should be known about this particular breed. Historically, Lhasa Apsos were kept byrepparttar 137000 monasteries and nobility in Tibet as indoor watch dogs. They would sleep by their masters and with their high intelligence plus keen sense of hearing, would warn of any intruders. Lhasa Apsos were never bought or sold in Tibet. Instead,repparttar 137001 Dalai Lama sent Lhasa Apsos in pairs torepparttar 137002 emperors of China as gifts. High ranking visitors to Tibet also received them as gifts.

They are also referred to asrepparttar 137003 little bark sentinel lion dogs since fully grown Lhasa Apsos could resemble small lions with all their hair. Lhasa Apso dogs can also behave very much like lions exhibiting no fear when confronted by strangers or even larger dogs. Despite its small size with adult females reaching 12 to 16 pounds and adult males ranging from 14 to 18 pounds, they are extremely hardy as well as rugged. Having existed inrepparttar 137004 extreme temperatures of Tibet for centuries, they are well suited for and actually enjoy romps inrepparttar 137005 snow. They are also long lived. Both of my Lhasa Apsos lived pastrepparttar 137006 age of fifteen years. I have heard reports of others living even longer. In appearance,repparttar 137007 Lhasa Apso is very similar torepparttar 137008 Shih Tzu breed. The face of a Lhasa Apso is not as flat as that ofrepparttar 137009 Shih Tzu. It is believed thatrepparttar 137010 Chinese crossedrepparttar 137011 Lhasa Apso withrepparttar 137012 Pekinese which resulted inrepparttar 137013 Shih Tzu with its flatter face.

One thing that all prospective owners should definitely know is that having a fur ball like a Lhasa Apso will require lots of maintenance. The long hair of this breed requires constant care. If left unattended even for a few days,repparttar 137014 Lhasa Apso hair will mat up in clumps that cannot be untangled. Their floppy ears are also prone to infections and their eyes can develop problems. If a prospective owner is not willing to make a commitment torepparttar 137015 high maintenance of a Lhasa Apso, a shorter hair breed is recommended.

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