Once you have decided on getting your family a dog you might wonder, besides companionship, what other benefits will having a dog do for my children’s development?
Researchers have studied how infants build categories in very early childhood. They have found that infants typically start to build categories around four months old. These categories are very simplistic and the infant needs many repetitive interactions to formulate their cognitive development.
By six months old, infants with dogs at home where able to recognize the general appearance of a dog. As evidenced by the researchers showing the infants dog images.
So I booked Titan in for his first lesson at the spa with the warmest, salt water pool in the city. I was very confident in my decision for trying this dog swimming trend. All the spa websites claim to help dogs with mobility issues like hip dysplasia and joint pain gain strength and increase joint mobility due to consistent exercise. And the buoyancy that the water provides helps massage muscles and joints, improving circulation to these areas. Swimming may even promote new bone growth in older dogs as the water provides resistance for them to work against, and therefore provides stronger, healthier bones in aging dogs.
As Titan ages he gets weaker, more tired and lazier. In his youth he was a high-energy dog that always wanted to be close to you, he liked being talked too, and talked about, petted, brushed and fussed over. But sadly, in the last few years he is slowly fading into the background of our family, sleeping through most of the day in his bed. Only getting up to reposition, avoid the toddler, go for short walks and eat.
Looking for a long-lasting, well-digested, clean chew for your dog? Titan and I just discovered Himalayan dog chews! Straight from the Nepalese farmers, this fair-trade product is made from the milk of free range yaks and cows, with a bit of salt and lime juice.
These nutritious snacks were originally created for human consumption by the field workers because they were high in protein and calories and would keep them going all day.
There is such a range of dog food brands on the market today. Everything from grocery store brands that have been around for many years, to brands that have been created with this whole shift in thinking that organic is best and raw dog food is better than kibbles. It leaves a lot of people worried about whether their dog’s diet is actually adequate. Not only has the shift for organics changed the way people eat and feed their families, now it reflects how they feed their dogs. But like many dog owners, I have found myself wondering, does it REALLY matter? What is my dog missing in his or her diet? And how will I know?
As I entertain dog forums and dog “frequently asked question” sites, it is a common theme that people are shocked to find that – when introducing a second dog to a family; the first dog who was previously an angel, suddenly lashes out with aggression. This takes many families by surprise and has them wondering – “what’s wrong with our dogs?”, not “what’s wrong with us?”
The Neapolitan Mastiff can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Persia, Mesoptamia and Asia. They were also used in the Roman army. It is rumoured that they wore spiked leather collars to injure the enemy`s horses.
Today, the Neapolitan Mastiff has found fame in an acting role as, Fang, a dog in the Harry Potter movie.