Tips For Finding Your Lost DogWritten 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 by 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 up whole family in an effort to search for dog. Often dogs will return soon after their departure. You'll want someone at home to contact others in event that your dog wanders back home soon after 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 for first part of your search. Be sure to check all streets in your neighborhood. Talking to other dog owners you see is a good idea as either their dog or 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 searching 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 for 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 of cutest looking dogs around is Lhasa Apso. The puppies especially are just irresistible but before one decides to purchase a Lhasa just because kids are begging for one, there are some things that should be known about this particular breed. Historically, Lhasa Apsos were kept by 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, Dalai Lama sent Lhasa Apsos in pairs to emperors of China as gifts. High ranking visitors to Tibet also received them as gifts.
They are also referred to as 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 in extreme temperatures of Tibet for centuries, they are well suited for and actually enjoy romps in snow. They are also long lived. Both of my Lhasa Apsos lived past age of fifteen years. I have heard reports of others living even longer. In appearance, Lhasa Apso is very similar to Shih Tzu breed. The face of a Lhasa Apso is not as flat as that of Shih Tzu. It is believed that Chinese crossed Lhasa Apso with Pekinese which resulted in 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, 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 to high maintenance of a Lhasa Apso, a shorter hair breed is recommended.