Skip to main content

3 Dog Stories That Just Happen To Be True

As man’s best friend, dogs are ripe pickings when it comes to jokes and stories. Most of us have known at least one dog in our lifetime, be it our own pet or those belonging to friends and family. When you spend a little time around a canine, you quickly realize that some of those jokes are 100% true!

The problem is, some of these issues are actually sometimes a cause for concern - indicators of behavioral problems or even signs of ill health. So which jokes are bang on the money and - most importantly - what can you do about them if they become problematic?

Dogs Attack The Mailman

On one hand, it’s hard not to see the dog’s point here. They don’t understand what’s going on; we’ve yet to figure out a way to communicate the benefits of a countrywide postal service to dogs. And if we ever do find out how to directly tell them things, it’s fair to say that that’d be pretty low on the list of priorities!

So the dog doesn’t think “oh it’s a new collection of junk mail!” when the mailman arrives, they think: “here is someone who is trying to invade my home”. Their defensive instinct kicks in, and then you wind up with statistics that confirm the common joke: almost 7,000 postal workers were attacked by dogs last year.

What Can You Do? If this is a problem for you, then the simple answer is to keep your dogs away from the front yard around the time the mailman comes. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than a lawsuit!

Dogs Chew Shoes

Many a TV show has found fodder in using this illustration. And you can’t blame them for using this in storytelling, given the fact it definitely does happen. Glance over any forum and you’ll see the same thing coming up time and again.

What Can You Do? Dogs have a natural chewing instinct, which is especially the case when they are young and their teeth are still growing. They chew on shoes because they’re convenient, often left discarded, making them incredibly tempting to an adventurous hound. By far the best option is to give them something else to chew on, be it a toy or dental sticks for dogs that can help to redirect their chomping. Oh, and keep shoes away from ground level!

Dogs Are Incredibly Friendly

Finally, a nice quote: dogs are friendly, especially when compared to cats. While that’s a little unfair on cats (who are just more naturally reserved and suspicious), the vast majority of dogs are quite willing to make friends with anyone and everything that crosses their path.

Obviously, there’s nothing you need to do about this - it’s just nice! Just ensure if your dog is very friendly that you restrain their enthusiasm around your children; some dogs just don’t know their own strength! And teach them to express their friendliness in a proper way.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors, Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity. First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this. Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body respon

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Omron Heart Rate Monitor Review and Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Another great product for the Get Out and Get Active! An Omron Heart Rate Monitor ($59.99)! Once again due to my disc problem my daughter was the one to try this out. This is seriously not fair! Anyway, one of the great things about a heart rate monitor is that you can make sure you are exercising in your zone. You can monitor your heart rate and then adjust your pace for either a slower workout or a more intensive workout. This monitor comes witha high and low alert so you can make sure you stay right where you are supposed to. Not overdoing it, yet not taking it too easy! You can wear the wrist receiver on your wrist, or you can mount it on your bike or treadmill so it is easy for you to read. This Omron Heart Rate Monitor comes with: 1-Wrist Receiver Watch 1-Transmitter 1-Transmitter Strap (Chest size 29" to 55") 1-Receiver Mounting Bracket 1-Storage Case 2-"Lithium" Batteries (installed) 1-Instruction Manual (Above nice carry cas