Poodle (Standard) Puppy and Dog Information

The standard Poodle is a highly intelligent, proud and good natured dog. They are good watch dogs and are generally good with other pets and other dogs. They are usually good with older children. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. They do need plenty of exercise and a properly fenced in enclosure is ideal. They need extensive grooming.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the standard Poodle is 22 to 27 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 45 to 70 pounds.

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Teach dog to read basics???

Teach a dog to read? Can it be done? Yes, it can. You can teach dog to read.  Why would you want to?  Well, even though Fido is never going to read a book or magazine, his ability to understand a written word as a command can come in handy. The teach dog to read techniques can help you with special situations.

Life has a tendency to throw curve balls. There may come a day when you have difficulty speaking. Maybe you just have laryngitis, and you can't call your dog. Or maybe you have a more serious condition.

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Aggressive dog behavior, a nightmare no more...

Aggressive dog behavior is one of a dog owner's worst nightmares. The last thing you want to see in your beloved dog is aggressive dog behavior.  The natural reaction to dealing with aggressive dog behavior is outrage and even panic. So many dog owners yell at their aggressive dogs or hit their dogs to try and get control of canine aggression.

With aggressive dogs, it's easy to mistakes that can lead to big problems. Here are four mistakes you want to avoid you're dealing with an aggressive dog:

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Training older dog requires adaptability...

Training older dog issues require some adaptability. When you're considering training older dog techniques, you have to keep in mind what senior dog problems your older dog has. Here are some of the training older dog considerations you need to think about:

1. Older dogs may have joint problems. There are some things your older dog isn't going to be able to do. If, for example, you are trying to teach your senior dog to jump up, if your dog isn't doing what you want, it may be because the jump is physically difficult for him because he has older dog joint problems. Even simple tasks like sitting and lying down can be hard for dogs.

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5 tips to selecting the right dog trainer...

Having a pooch for a friend is a wonderful experience, but for best results, Rover will need some training. A well – mannered dog can truly be part of the family, and be welcomed almost everywhere, while an untrained one may be a joy to you, but avoided by everyone else. Choosing a good dog trainer can make the difference between a peaceful pup or a catastrophic canine. Here are five tips for choosing the right trainer.

1. Get references from pet owners who have previously used the dog trainer you are considering. If he or she is reputable, references won't be a problem. Ask the previous dog owners some specific questions about how this trainer deals with dogs. A dog trainer must have authority over the animal, but shouldn't gain it by physical force or loud yelling. Dogs that can't be trained by quieter, more controlled methods might need a special pinching collar. Ask the previous clients about yelling and brute force.

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Puppy teeth need more than human fingers to chew on...

Puppy teeth care isn't something most new puppy owners think about. After all, house training is a lot more compelling when you bring that new puppy home. But if you want your puppy to grow into a dog with health teeth, you need to think about puppy teeth.

In order for a dog to have healthy teeth throughout his life, he needs dog dental care. Establishing a routine of dog dental care when your dog is a puppy will make that dental care much easier for the whole of your dog's life.

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