by Sloan McKinney
When thinking about aggressive dogs, one might first imagine a pit bull, rottweiler or german shepherd. But their bad reputations have come from a great deal of misinformation and hype being fed to the general public over the years.
Many people might be surprised to learn that members of these particular breeds aren’t amongst the most aggressive. Smaller dogs can be just as mean or overbearing as larger ones, it depends on many factors, including training and socialization techniques.
While any dog has the potential to be aggressive, according to their unique breed characteristics many canines can be unfriendly to unfamiliar dogs. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to socialize your pet, especially when they’re at their youngest.
By freelance contributor Sally Perkins
The number of dog owners in the United States has been steadily increasing over the past few years. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals, it’s estimated that 78 million dogs are owned in the country. But apart from ensuring that our four-legged friends get enough exercise and nourishing food each and every day, it’s also imperative to keep them safe from harm.
According to a study, some common items found in our homes and gardens can be toxic for dogs.