Scared Silly: How to Treat Noise Phobia in Dogs

Noise phobia in dogs

With the 4th of July celebrations behind us, dogs that suffer from noise phobias can now relax for a while – well until the next celebration, such as Guy Fawkes or New Year, when fireworks will again light up our skies. If you own a dog that is terrified of loud noises, this article offers advice on how to cure noise phobia in dogs.

Dog Training Tips

Clicker training is a popular method of dog training

A well trained dog is a pleasure to have around. Training sessions not only improve the behavior of your pet, but also build a stronger bond between a dog and his master. However, simply showing your dog how to behave one time only is ineffective — training takes time and patience. The following dog training tips will ensure success in your dog training endeavors.

The Australian Shepherd Dog: Information & Facts

Australian shepherds are very popular, and it is not very surprising. They are extremely intelligent, and are very handsome dogs, coming in a wide variety of striking colors, including black, red, blue merle, and red merle, often with unusual eye coloring that makes them rather unique. They are medium sized dogs, with males typically measuring between 20-23 inches and weighing 50-65 pounds, and females measuring between 18-21 inches and weighing 40-55 pounds. But are Australian shepherds good dogs to own, and will they suit your family situation and lifestyle?