Playing Hide and Seek Games With Your Dalmatian

Dalmatian Hide and Seek

Playing games with your Dalmatian not only keeps him worked out and content, it also shows him how much fun you are. You are constantly coming up with new things for you to do and he’s in a continous state of happiness just because he is with you.

This kind of relationship also builds trust and understanding. And don’t even think that you could get bored. If you ever imagined you would get bored of your dog at some point now’s the time to realize [...] More about: Playing Hide and Seek Games With Your Dalmatian

 

How to Incorporate Scent Games in Your Dalmatian’s Exercise Time

Dalmatian Scent Games

Dalmatians are highly active dogs that require lots of exercise. Common opinion is that exercise means running around, wrestling together and going on a walk. While those are all great activities for you and your dog you’re going to have to vary things up a little bit if you want to have a happy Dalmatian.

There are many activities you could engage in, ranging from agility courses to tricks and dancing, hide and seek and many more. Most of them depend on at least some [...] More about: How to Incorporate Scent Games in Your Dalmatian’s Exercise Time

 

How to teach your Dalmatian the “Watch Me” command

Dalmatian Watch Me

Probably the biggest trouble you can have when training your Dalmatian is actually having him listen to you. Dalmatians are notorious for their independence and their “who cares what you say” attitude. Most people attribute this to some form of stupidity. Obviously, that must be the case.

In reality Dalmatians simply don’t have a very strong desire to please you just because. You could say they’re too smart. You need to give them a good reason to listen to you. And what better way to [...] More about: How to teach your Dalmatian the “Watch Me” command

 

Inherited Deafness and Dalmatian Dogs

Inherited Deafness and Dalmatians

A degeneration of internal ear structures occurs a few weeks after birth which results in deafness in one or both ears. Inherited deafness is a common occurence as it affects many breeds. It is most prevalent in Dalmatians.

For most breeds the deafness trait is linked with coat color. This is particularly true in breeds with white, merle, dappled and spotted hair coats. As you can see, the Dalmatian has two of those. So, for him, it’s double jeopardy. Blue eyes also increase the risk [...] More about: Inherited Deafness and Dalmatian Dogs

 

How to Take the Dalmatian Good Neighbour Test

Dalmatians Good Citizen Test

Today many Dalmatian owners take their dogs to have the Canine Good Neighbor Program in order to make sure their dog is well-adjusted to living in a city. In addition you would get a certificate that identifies you as a responsible owner.

Your dog will be a valued member of the community because he can be relied on to be well-mannered in any situation. This is a non-competitive test that will give you the chance to demonstrate control in a series of 12 mini-tests.

Your [...] More about: How to Take the Dalmatian Good Neighbour Test

 

How to Peacefully Walk Your Dalmatian On a Leash

Dalmatian Studying Goldfish

Dalmatians are often regarded as dumb and mindless, because they are not easy to train. However most people don’t realize that intelligence level has nothing to do with how easy a dog is to train. This happens between people as well, but just because someone isn’t willing to do what you want doesn’t mean they’re stupid.

Dalmatians are independent-minded and they always try to find means to their own ends. Couple this with a lack of leadership and no wonder it’s impossible to train him [...] More about: How to Peacefully Walk Your Dalmatian On a Leash

 

Play Rules for Your Children and Your Dalmatian

Dalmatian is Good With Children

Dalmatians are generally good with children, as the affectionate and the caring demeanor of the dog will project positively upon your children and their relationship. In fact, you should do whatever you can to ensure they have as good a relationship as possible. This will take the heat off when you’re not home and the child is left with the dog.

At first, it’s advisable to never leave the dog and your child unattended. There are certain things that must be made clear so you [...] More about: Play Rules for Your Children and Your Dalmatian

 

Welcome to the Spotted Land Of Dalmatians

Spotted Dalmatian Dog Breed

Since it’s our 101st article it only makes sense that we begin our stroll into the spotted land of Dalmatians. An unmistakable dog that everyone knows about, this white spotted breed has a distinctive character and appearance that have made him famous through movie appearances and whatnot.

Dalmatians are robust, large dogs. They stand between 22 and 24 inches tall at their shoulders and weigh more than 25 kg. They are strong and can be difficult to handle for an inexperienced person.

The average Dalmatian [...] More about: Welcome to the Spotted Land Of Dalmatians

 

Dalmatians – The Dotted, Stylish Apartment Companions

Dalmatians

Dalmatians are medium sized dogs with a smooth coat and the unmistakable black dotted coat. This unique feature comes in two possible colors – either black or liver (chocolate brown).

Dalmatians like to keep themselves clean and hold almost no odor. They shed year-round and should get regular brushing during this period to minimize shedding.

These canines have become famous both as movie stars and as the firefighter’s best buddy. Contrary to popular belief, these dogs are smart and cunning. They are not very easy [...] More about: Dalmatians – The Dotted, Stylish Apartment Companions