#1 Mixed breed dogs are healthier than purebred dogs.
#2 Puppies should be kept in the Litter till they are at least 8 weeks old.
Puppies need to stay with their mother and littermates to learn inter-active social skills. As a pack animal they learn the ‘pecking order’ very important later when they partner with you/your family.
#3: All Dogs like to be petted on their heads.
Many dogs feel threatened with a hand approaching from above. It is always safer to bring your hand low, towards and underneath their nose slowly, and let the dog 1st investigate and smell you.
*Female Dogs do not Like to be ‘slapped’ as a form of petting. Males are more accepting, but stroking is much more appreciated than ‘slapping’.
#4: Dogs will let you know when they are sick.
It’s a survival instinct to hide their illnesses so as not to appear vulnerable to larger prey.
#5: Only male dogs lift their legs to urinate.
Some female dogs, especially dominant females have been known to leave their mark by urinating like their male counterparts.
#6: A wagging tail means the dog is happy and friendly.
Often times a ‘tail wag’ is an indication that the dog is nervous and anxious, which can lead to quick reactions to protect itself that may include a sudden lunge at you or in extreme cases a bite attack. Never assume that a wagging tail is a confirmation of a relaxed, happy dog.
#7: You can teach an old dog new tricks.
#8: Dogs are color blind.
#9: A cold wet nose is an indicator of good health.
#10. You should rub your dog’s nose in their indoor bathroom mistakes.