Your Poodle and your cat acted out by two people (A Video)

If you have a Poodle (or another kind of a dog) and a cat at home, you will love this video. Here’s a funny portayal of your Poodle and your cat acted out by two people on video. One guy is the dog and the other is the cat. I laughed my can off watching this one. You should get a good laugh, too.

Can you relate to this at all? Even though there are some stereotypes which may not be the case, but seeing this reminded me of many of the differences between my poodle and cat that are really like that. Did you find this funny or enjoyable? Please leave your feedback in the comments section.

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You can communicate with your poodle and other pets

If you have ever thought about animal communication and were wondering whether or not you can communicate with your poodle and other pets, the answer is yes. Maybe this sounds far fetched and too new age like to some, but to many, this will be something of interest.

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I wonder what these guys have to say to me

I have used animal communicators and have found the experience to be quite incredible. We were told things by our pets, via the animal communicator as a medium, that we would not have known, otherwise. From those experiences, and from reading several books on the subject by those who communicate with animals as a profession, I have learned that it is not all that difficult to learn how to do. The hardest part is just keeping the mind somewhat still and quiet. You have to learn how to stop or at least slow down the thinking for just a bit so you can actually receive your pet’s messages.
Animal communicator Dexter DelMonte describes her first encounter with animal communication in the following paragraphs.

The first time I heard my cat was on a Sunday afternoon. I was writing. It was quiet. My
pen ran out of ink. I walked through the house with my mind focused on nothing but
finding another pen. Just as I was about to step into another room, a still clear voice
shot through my mind. “Look Out! I’m down here!”
I looked down. There was my cat Bubby, spread across the doorway staring up at me,
with no intention of moving.
After this happened a few more times, I looked at this more seriously.  What I realized is that all of us can learn this heart centered, universal exchange of
thoughts and feelings! Telepathy is our natural language, and we use it all the time in
our normal everyday interactions with one another.
Animals think in pictures. And so do we, although we are not always aware of this, since
we depend so much on our human language. Animal Communication is simply a
practice of becoming more aware of the images and thoughts in your mind. Animals
are always sending us their thoughts. If you have animals in your family, you are already
hearing them, and may not even realize it. For example, if you suddenly think about
taking your dog for a walk, and you look up to find your dog staring at you by the front
door, you can be certain you were hearing your dog! Learning to decipher their
thoughts from your own thoughts takes practice, and why taking an Animal
Communication Workshop can give you clarity and confidence you need to trust
yourself.

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As she goes on, she talks about holding workshops and sessions where you can bring in a photo of your animal companions and take a class where you will gain some first hand experience in how to do animal communication. My wife and I took one of these courses with a woman who works as a psychic medium and it was very enjoyable and interesting. At one point, we were given photos of other people’s pets. My wife was actually able to “see” the exact kind of food the cat in the photo is used to eating. She was right on about the size, type and color of the food! It was pretty amazing, as we have never tried this before.
If you are looking to find out more about how you can communicate with your poodle and other pets, I recommend that you try to find a local course led by an animal communicator in your area. In addition, or if the first option isn’t possible, get a book about learning how to do this. I recommend the book The Language of Animals: 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals, by author Carol Gurney. This is a great book, easy to read and extremely entertaining. The stories will bring tears to your eyes, if you love animals, like I do. You can get a copy at Amazon by clicking the link below.

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Your Poodle may offer clues to human compulsive behavior

It is possible that your poodle may offer clues to human compulsive behavior.  A recent study led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki, Finland offers insights into the the compulsive behavior in humans by the study of such behaviors in the canine world.  The researchers claim that certain dog behaviors such as tail chasing could be helpful in uncovering the cause of OCD in humans.  Environmental and genetic factors were explored as part of the study.

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dogs like this poodle may help us to understand OCD in humans

Your Poodle may offer clues to human compulsive behavior

The genetics research group, based at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center and led by Professor Hannes Lohi, has in collaboration with an international group of researchers investigated the characteristics and environmental factors associated with compulsive tail chasing in dogs. A questionnaire study covering nearly 400 dogs revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans: early onset, recurrent compulsive behaviors, increased risk for developing different types of compulsions, compulsive freezing, the beneficial effect of nutritional supplements, the effects of early life experiences and sex hormones and genetic risk. The study shows that dogs offer an excellent animal model for studying the genetic background and environmental factors associated with human obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). The study has been published in the journal PLoS ONE on July 27, 2012.

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368 different dogs were involved and the owners completed a questionnaire about stereotypical behavior.  Blood samples of the dogs were also taken and the researchers were able to find a possible link between vitamin supplements and decreased tail chasing.  More studies will be needed to determine if there is proof that vitamins and other supplements could be helpful in reducing compulsive behavior in dogs.  The head of the study, Dr. Hannes Lohi said that Dogs may turn out to be of significant use in investigating the causes of human psychiatric diseases.

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The unconditional love your poodle has for you – Part Two

As a follow up to a previous post, about the unconditional love your poodle has for you, here is a trailer from a wonderful video about dogs and their story of unconditional love that is a part of their nature.  The movie offers a very personal and intimate look into the relationship between some notable and famous authors, designers, musicians and actors.

The video, called “My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story”, explores the very special bond that we have with our poodles and our dogs and if you haven’t yet seen it, I know you are going to really enjoy watching it and will probably want to get a copy of your own.  Here’s the trailer of the film all about the unconditional love your poodle has for you.

You can pick up a copy of this great video for yourself at Amazon

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The unconditional love your poodle has for you

To me, the most incredible thing about having a poodle is the unconditional love your poodle has for you.  This is true about just about every dog I have known or heard about.  When my poodle greets me every day, it is as if she hasn’t seen me in weeks and gets as excited as can be.

I can leave the house for 20 minutes or an hour and come back and get the same excited and warm greeting all over again.  Our poodles and dogs give us so much in return.  Whenever we call their name or look right into their eyes, the spark of love begins to fill the room and I can just feel the connection between my wonderful little poodle and myself strengthen.

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The unconditional love our poodles have for us is inspiring

The unconditional love your poodle has for you

Naturally, no two poodles or two dogs are alike.  Sometimes people will adopt a stray or a shelter animal as a pet and it is not as social or friendly towards everyone the same way.  Some dogs require a little more than others but in general, dogs have an extraordinary capacity to show unconditional love for their companions than practically any human being can.

Dogs also show unconditional love when we get upset with them. They might put their head down and realize what they did was wrong. They might then come up to you and lick your face or give you their paw to show you that they are extremely sorry for what they have done. Maybe your dog is lying in your favorite chair or sitting area that you would like to sit in. You ask him or her to move and your dog obediently does what you want them to. They move to another resting area without any complaint whatsoever.

We might call their name and our dog comes running up to us, wagging his or her tail wildly. They are showing us how much they care and how happy they are that you are giving them some kind of attention.

Sometimes we might just dismiss or take for granted the unconditional love that our dog shows us constantly. We should always be aware of it and show how much we do appreciate it because one day our dog might not be there waiting for us at the door because God has decided to take him or her. You do not want to have any regrets so take the time out to show your dog the unconditional love that he or she has shown you.

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Poodles and dogs of all breeds also are our protectors and warn us of intruders and people who come up to our door before they even knock or ring the bell.  I have read many real stories of dogs who have been truly life savers and heroes, warning people of a fire in the middle of the night and saving entire households and families who might have been killed in their sleep.

There are also stories of bravery far beyond the imagination such as the dog who took a bullet by getting in between a would-be robber and it’s human companion and owner.  Many times, a dog will happily risk it’s life to save the life of it’s owner or friend.  The loyalty and deep love our pooches have for us is truly miraculous.

There was a story in 2008 of a poodle-mix who saved a baby’s life that it had found left in the frigid cold in Canada.  The story about Peeka, the Lhasa Apso-Poodle appeared in goodnewsblog.

 

Peeka, a five-year-old Lhasa Apso poodle, began to whine and bark incessantly at the back door of the family home on the morning of Feb. 3, 2007. Peeka would not let up until owner Ed Anderson decided to look outside and see whether there was a reason for the animal’s outburst.

There on the back porch, in the –29 C weather, Anderson spotted a sleeping infant girl, wrapped in a towel and a comforter.

Anderson called police while his wife, a registered nurse, cared for the baby.

See the original story here

 

Stories like this and many more come to mind when we think of how selfless and compassionate our poodles and our canine companions can be.

How do you feel about the unconditional love your poodle has for you and in what ways does your dog show it?  How are you grateful for your dog and how will you show your love for your poodle or dog today?

Please share this post with others who might also feel strongly about the unconditional love our dogs have for us.

Here is a DVD that I am sure will melt your heart and it is all about the unconditional love dogs shower us with.  It is available through our Amazon link here.


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Poodle Behavior Problems

Are Poodle Behavior Problems getting you stressed out these days?  Even with good training, some poodle can still have unwanted behaviors that are tough to eliminate completely.

Most of the problems I hear about people with poodles or other dogs complaining about are barking, knocking over the trash, aggressive behavior with other dogs, licking and chewing on your shoes and other good stuff.

Lucy still likes to chew the stuffing out of the sofa occasionally, but she’s much better than she used to be.  Otherwise we’ve eliminated almost all of the unwanted behaviors.  We are working  on getting her not to growl at other dogs while passing them while walking on a leash, which she still does once and a while.

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You can teach an old poodle new tricks with good training

Here are some good tips on how to go about working with difficult behavior modification using various methods and training techniques and commands.

 

Poodle Behavior Problems

 

What am I to do, you ask? Well, ideally, it’s what you should have done all along – from the beginning. But if you’re reading this you probably need this list.
Here’s the easy short list:
•    Exercise is critical. Constructively manage that energy and provide him with two good walks a day with you or other responsible family member plus toys that dispense kibble (his dry dog food) slowly so that he begins to earn part of each meal by working the toys.
•    Schedule regular dog obedience training exercises on leash in the house. Work on the basic commands to give him a sense of working for you rather than you following his lead. Get him really good at come, sit and down.
•    Put him on an earn-to-learn program to earn his food, toys and love and affection.
•    Make a list of all dog behavior problems you want to fix (like jumping) – and prioritize the list.
•    Make a list of what causes each problem (like a visitor.)
•    Then determine what you would prefer your dog to do (like a sit.)
•    Work on your program daily – on leash and set your goals but don’t push your dog. Enjoy the process!
To get the most from your dog, let him know what you expect of him with your rules.
Set boundaries about your personal space. If he learns to respect your personal space, he will eventually respect the personal space of other family members and your guests.
For your dog to get the most from you, he will figure out (sooner than later) what the results of living by your rules and boundaries will yield: long walks with you – his favorite person and that great dog behavior will get an occasional trip to the beach or park with you.
His best learned lesson is giving before receiving –knowing that he must give a simple sit before he receives anything.
Being consistent with any program takes time. That’s why you should enjoy the process. Take pride in each small step in the right direction.

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Start with one of the more undesirable Poodle Behavior Problems and work with one at a time using consistent reward based commands.  Do a little bit each day so neither you or your dog is overwhelmed.  A little training goes a long way, but be consistent with both your voice, hand signals and your routine.  Your poodle is very intelligent and has an inherent desire to please you.  Sometimes, behaviors get a little set in stone, so be patient as you try to work with your dog to gradually eliminate them and turn them around.

If you like this post or have learned something about poodle behavior issues and poodle training tips, please share it with others and like it on facebook.  Other people have training issues they want to work out as well.   Thanks for reading!

If you are looking for a great book on dog behavior, I recommend getting How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication by Stanley Coren available at Amazon.  This book is highly rated and has gotten excellent reviews from it’s readers.   You can pick up a copy today by clicking the link below.

 


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Why Do Poodles Lick People?

Did you ever wonder Why Do Poodles Lick People?  I had a cocker spaniel who would give me a lick or two, but my miniature poodle, Lucy, just licks and slurps me like crazy and won’t stop until I get up.

Some say it’s because your poodle or dog is expressing love and affection.  I know that Lucy is so happy to see me every day that I get a wet sloppy greeting from her on my face.  I think it’s part affection and part respect.  In a way, I think she is letting me know I am in charge.  In the wild, the more subordinate dogs will lick the pack leaders.   Sometimes Lucy will lick me when someone comes into the house she does not know.  This sort of lets the person know that I am important to them.

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Lucy our poodle loves to lick my face

For one thing, the licking process is learned early on in dogs from the mother.  The mother will lick it’s newborn pups to stimulate them and get them to begin breathing, as well as getting them cleaned up a bit.  The licking process is an instinctive one and it goes back to when they were born.

Poodles like to lick their human friends because we taste good.  In actuality, our skin is slightly salty and our glands are constantly emitting our scent along with salt.  Dogs get information from their nose and we are unconsciously giving information to our poodles all of the time.

Why Do Poodles Lick People?

Taken from petplace.com, the following excerpt offers a perspective on the question of why poodles like to lick people.

I don’t believe dogs express their sometimes quite profound feelings for their owners by licking or “kissing.” In fact, I don’t believe dogs really “kiss” at all. Perhaps some dogs are so awed by their owners that they feel the need to signal their ongoing deference by face licking. Call it love, if you will.

One other thing we should always bear in mind is that any behavior can be enhanced learning. Psychologist BF Skinner immortalized the concept that reward increases the likelihood of a response. So it is with licking. If a dog licks his owner’s face – perhaps as a vestige of maternal lip licking, perhaps out of anxiety, or just because his owner’s face tastes salty – and his behavior is greeted with attention, hugs and (human) kisses, he will likely repeat the behavior in future. In such cases the dog learns just how to push he owners buttons and the owner becomes analogous to a vending machine.

So while face licking may not represent true romantic love, it nevertheless can sometimes be interpreted as some token of a dog’s affection or respect … and that’s nothing to sniff at.

Original story may be found here

Be it instinct, or be it a way of your dog feeling comfort or showing it’s respect, it is a part of being a poodle or a dog.  There may be many different reasons as to the question of Why Do Poodles Lick People.  For me, it is a part of my daily life with Lucy, the poodle, and I feel somehow more connected with her when she is giving me her kisses and licks.  It’s funny though, that once she starts, it’s hard to get her to stop licking me

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