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In this Section you will find the best looking pets of the Dhanbad city.
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KUTKUT (Lhasa Apso) is about 6 months of age and She is pet of Dr. Dr.A.K Sinha, HOD (Ophth.) Central Hospital, Dhanbad

K U T K U T : Pet of Dr. A.K Sinha

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This time we have a beautiful dog RICKKY (Golden Retriever) who is a loving pet of Dr. N.K. Singh

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PREPARATION

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Preparing your home

Once you have selected a dog that will fit in your lifestyle, budget and home, there are some basic considerations that you will need to address. Many of these are merely questions of preference that you will want to have answered before bringing your dog home, but others are important safety issues that you will want to resolve in anticipation of your dog's arrival

Setting up Your Home

Once you know that there is a dog coming into your family, you will have some decisions to make. Where will the dog sleep? Where will it eat? What areas will the dog be allowed to enter? These decisions will affect the purchases you have to make as you ready your home for its newest member. For example, you may want to consider making the following purchases:

You will also need to purchase certain supplies for your dog. The following is a possible list for consideration, which are available at Poddar Stores, Police Line, Dhanbad

As an alternative to a dog bed or open sleeping area, Dhanbadcity.com recommends the purchase of a crate. Crates are enclosed kennels with a latching door. It should be just large enough for the dog to stand and turn around, so if your dog is a puppy and is going to grow, you might want to either buy crates of different size or buy a large crate and block part of it off with cardboard.

Crates are a good place to keep your dog when you can't be around. Some people worry that a dog will be uncomfortable in a crate, but in fact dogs like enclosed spaces. They are den animals and feel secure under a low roof. As long as you let your dog out to get plenty of exercise during the day, it is perfectly alright to have your dog sleep or spend parts of the day in a crate.

Finally, you will want to prepare your family and house. Move breakable things out of reach. Lay out some chew toys so you will always be ready to distract your dog from inappropriate behavior. Spray some "anti-chew" liquids on wires and other vulnerable items; these taste awful but cause no harm.

If you have small children, teach them the basics of living with a dog beforehand. They must know that acting aggressively towards the dog will prompt an aggressive response. And if the dog acts aggressively, crying or running away will only encourage the dog to give chase. The best way to get children and dogs to live together well is to involve the child in the care of the dog.

Poison Control

One of the most important things you can do for your dog is make sure that there aren't dangerous substances about. Some of these are obvious - detergent or cleanser, for example - while others are less obvious, including a wide variety of plants.

Chocolate: It is true that chocolate can do serious harm to a dog, although in most cases a little won't hurt. However, like people, dogs will tend to want more and more. Too much acts as a stimulant and can cause seizures.

Soaps, detergents and cleansers: Needless to say, these can be harmful or deadly. Make sure you have all of these products safely stowed away. That means laundry detergent goes in a closet, not on the dryer. Walk through the house and make sure all such materials are out of the way.

Medications: Hopefully medications are kept out of reach already in your home. But it must also be recognized that human medications were not developed with animals in mind. Don't attempt to medicate your dog; even the most benign pain medication can hurt a dog. If you think your dog needs medication, talk to your vet.

Plants: Many plants, including many common household plants, can be poisonous to your pets. Do a walkthrough of your house and remove any dangerous flora.

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TRAINING YOUR DOG

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Training provides benefits to dogs of every age and breed - and to their owners. While getting your dog to recognize and react to your verbal commands requires time, patience, and more than a few treats, the result will be a responsible, responsive, well-adjusted dog.

A good place to begin is with an obedience class. Start at a young age to accustom your dog to learning. (Obedience classes also help form a bond between owner and dog and get the dog used to socializing with other dogs and other people. For these reasons, they are strongly recommended for any new dog owner.)

The first thing to remember is to keep a positive attitude. Your dog should associate training with fun and enthusiasm, and should be rewarded whenever he does something right. Reprimands will be needed when he ignores you or does something wrong, but these should be limited to an intense stare and a gruff, low-pitched "No!" Never hit your dog; this will just make him mistrust you, making training and control even harder. Try to follow a reprimand with some affection to make your dog know he is still a welcome part of your family.

But while reprimands may be necessary as the exception, rewards should be the rule. Treats can play an important part in training. These can be specially made snacks or they can just be individual pieces of your dog's regular food. In the early stages, they should be offered with every correct action, in addition to verbal and physical praise. As your dog gets better at obeying commands, you should use the treats less and less often and rely more on encouragement and petting.

Never give a treat without a trick. There should be no free rides for dogs when it comes to treats. Always make your dog obey some kind of command before rewarding him with a treat.

There are five basic obedience commands you should start teaching your dog as soon as possible: heel, sit, down, stay and come.

Heel:

Start standing still with your dog on a leash. Reel the dog in until his right shoulder is even with your left leg. Praise him when he is in the right position. Start walking and say "heel." When he starts to pull ahead, repeat "heel" and pull him back in. Again, praise when he is in the correct position. Repeat this practice, gradually allowing the dog to move further away each time. Once the dog has learned to respond to heel, start moving into turns.

Sit:

By speaking the command, helping your dog into the proper position and then praising, you can teach him to associate the position with the command, and the praise with the position. Help him into position by pulling up on the leash while pressing down on his rump. Alternatively, you can move a piece of food from in front of his face to directly over his head while pressing on his rear, then rewarding him with the food and praise.

Down:

This command logically follows "sit." From the "sit" position, say the "down" command and guide your dog's nose down with your hand or a toy or, better yet, some food. Bring the food from the nose straight down to the floor, then away from the dog. Your dog will naturally follow it. Praise and reward him when he is in the correct position.

Stay:

This is a slightly more difficult skill for a dog to master. While on his leash, have your dog sit. Then, holding the leash up over his head, say "stay" and begin circling. Correct any attempt to follow you by pulling up on the leash and returning him to the sitting position. Reward him when he has stayed in place for a short period. Gradually increase the distance you move away and the amount of time required to receive a reward. You will also want to associate the verbal command with holding out your hand palm outwards, the traditional "stop" command.

Come:

Once your dog has learned to stay, it's time to learn to come. Command your dog to "stay" so you can move away. Then bend down, open your arms and give the "come" command. Avoid using excited tones or praise until your dog reaches you so that the dog realizes he must reach you to get rewarded. Once you have worked through the basic commands, you can work on more complex commands and tricks. For starters, you can teach your dog some of the incredible tricks practiced by the Dhanbadcity.com Incredible Dog Team by following the instructional videos. Given the right motivation, a dog can learn a wide range of skills. For tips on specific tricks, consult books or professional trainers

 

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MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE... AHA..

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When choosing a dog, there are some important concepts to consider.

Purebred vs. Mixed Breed  

Any puppy or dog regardless of the breed or mix can make a great pet if the prospective owners take their time researching and acquiring their new pet. Early socialization and training is a prerequisite and will not only ensure appropriate communication between owner and pet but will strengthen the animal-human bond.

There are many factors, which contribute to the overall behavior of a dog, his specific breed, sex, neutered-intact, environment, socialization and handling/training. Our breed selector was not developed with the intent of being the "last word" on breeds or their characteristics, but as a tool to assist you as you search for the appropriate breed for your lifestyle.

With hundreds of breeds available to choose from the search for the "right" breed can be overwhelming. Our breed selector will recommend some examples of breeds, which may work well for you, based upon information, which you provided prior to the search. Once you have obtained several suggested breeds, we recommend contacting other sources through the links provided to gain additional knowledge in regards to the specific breed you are interested in.

Remember, each breed of dog was originally bred with a specific purpose in mind. Knowing as much as you can about that breed will help you in making the appropriate selection for your family and lifestyle. Our breed selector contains a wealth of information in regards to specific breeds of dogs not to mention links to other dog authorities such as the members of the American Kennel Club.

What about one of the most popular breeds of dogs in America-the mixed breed? Well, they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, short-long hair, and they too, can make wonderful companions. You need look no further than your local humane shelter.

Most shelter employees possess a wealth of knowledge when it comes to identifying their dogs and the mixes of breeds, which they are comprised of. In addition, the shelter staff can provide assistance with training your new pet as well as tips for making the transition from shelter to home a smooth one.

Diet

One of the most important factors you should keep in mind when selecting a diet to feed your dog is your pet's age, species and activity level. A diet that is 100% nutritionally balanced and complete for your individual pet's specific life stage is crucial to his health and development. While puppies may readily eat the food of an older resident pet, the adult pet food does not provide the required nutrition that a young growing puppy may need. When in doubt, always contact your pet's veterinarian for her expert advice on this subject.


Listed below are descriptions of the key traits differentiating dogs.

Breed Group

The American Kennel Club (AKC) groups together many dog breeds into a Dog Group, or Breed Group. The breeds within a dog group share some common characteristics; for example, those within the "Herding Group" are breeds that have all been selectively bred to help herd sheep, cattle, etc. Dogs in the "Working Group" will all tend to have higher energy levels, and require more outdoor exercise.
Range: The breed groups include "Sporting", "Hound", "Working," "Terrier," "Toy," "Non-Sporting," and "Herding."

Dominance Level
Dominance refers to a dog's tendency to dominate either its owners or other dogs. Some breeds are naturally more dominant than others, but dominance can vary considerably within the breed. Mounting is a common display behavior of a dog seeking a more dominant position. In relation to dominance, it's probably best to choose a breed which matches your personality (i.e., if you are somewhat passive, then it will be easier for you to control a submissive dog). If you have a family with children, it would be wise to think twice before choosing a dominant breed.
Range: Dominance levels can be "Dominant," "Intermediate," or "Submissive."

Adequate Living Space
This term refers to the smallest area a breed can comfortably tolerate (with regular exercise, of course).Should a large dog that needs lots of exercise be confined to an apartment, it would most likely become anxious and depressed, bark excessively and possibly destroy furniture trying to get out.
Range: Areas are described as "Small Apartment," "Large Dwelling," and "Large Dwelling With A Yard."

Energy Type
Energy type refers to the activity level of the dog. A "Jogging Partner" is a dog which has both an extremely high indoor as well as outdoor energy level (on average requiring 45 minutes of daily exercise time). "High Energy" dogs, like "Jogging Partners", are very active indoors, but slightly less active outdoors (on average requiring 20 minutes of daily outdoor exercise). "Mixed" breeds are just that - an eclectic mixture of energy; some are low energy indoors, but love to race around in the park for hours, while others dread taking a walk outside, but will run around the house until you're blue in the face. "Mellow" breeds are inactive indoors, and require approximately 20 minutes of daily outdoor exercise. And last but, of course, not least, "Couch Potatoes" are those lovable souls which have low energy indoors, and don't need much outdoor exercise.
Range: "Jogging Partner," "High Energy," "Mixed," "Mellow," and "Couch Potato."

Guard/Watch Dog Rating
Many dogs can be trained to be good guard or watchdogs. Some breeds however, exhibit these qualities more naturally than others. "Guard/Watchdog Rating" refers to how much a dog feels the urge to protect a family from strangers. This is distinctly different from aggressiveness, which can be against family members, and should be treated with the help of a professional dog trainer.
Range: Guard/Watchdog ratings are "Excellent," "Average," "Low."

Shedding of Coat
Although all dogs shed, the way in which they shed differs in two distinct ways: The single-coated breeds shed a little bit all year round and the double-coated breeds (e.g., Huskies, Akitas, Shiba Inus) shed only twice a year.
Range:"Heavy Shedder," "Moderate Shedder," and "Little to No Shedding."

Dog Size
Size does matter - when choosing a dog, that is. In general, females are smaller than males. Before taking a puppy home, consider whether or not you will be able to comfortably handle the dog when it is fully grown. (Please refer to the glossary for more detailed information regarding the size ranges listed below).
Range: Dogs weight ranges from 2 pounds to 190 pounds, and size ranges from "Miniature," "Small," "Medium," "Large," "Very Large."

Learning Ability
Most dogs are trainable, but this depends on many factors, including the owner's willingness to attend classes with the dog, as well as the breed of the dog. In general, dogs are easier to train in activities that are compatible with their breed type. Dogs with a "Great" rating are very quick learners; a "Good" rating means that the dog is fairly easy to train, but will require more effort than a "Great" dog. A "Fair" rating means the dog is moderately stubborn; and those dogs which learn slowly and are quite stubborn receive a "Poor" rating. Do not always assume that a smarter dog is better for your needs. If you plan on leaving your dog inside a lot, for instance, a great problem-solver may find multiple ways to wreak havoc on your place.
Range: "Great," "Good," "Fair," and "Poor."

Grooming
Shedding and grooming are very much connected, whereby, the more a dog sheds, the more it will require brushing to keep its coat healthy and keep your house clean. Some dogs however, may not shed much, but require regular professional grooming. "Grooming" refers to the amount of effort you are likely to spend on taking care of your dog's coat. A "High Maintenance" dog typically needs to be groomed 5-7 times per week, along with needing some periodic trimming. Most dogs require "Moderate Maintenance" - on average, 2-3 recommended grooming sessions per week plus some trimming. Dogs which require very little, if any, grooming are classified as "Low Maintenance."
Range: "High Maintenance," "Moderate Maintenance," and "Low Maintenance."

 

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OK, let's go find which dog best suits your lifestyle and requirements

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Veterinary doctors serving the Dhanbad City

Dr. A.P. Singh
Housing Colony
Dhanbad
Phone : 202417
Dr. K.K. Tiwary
Veterantry Hospital Campus
Hirapur, Dhanbad
Phone : 207589/303837
Dr. Satyamurty
Police Line
Dhanbad
Phone : 202072

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