Dog Breeds I Would Not Get As a pet

Hello! Hope your day is going well! Today I am going to share some dog breeds I would not get as a pet. This does not mean I don’t like these dogs because I do like most of them. I just would not want to own one of these dogs for their entire life because of how high maintenance most of these dogs are.

Hounds

These dogs are so cute! I like hanging out with them, but I have heard and seen way too many things happen to these dogs. I know of a beagle who ran away and got hit by a car and a hound mix who also got hit by a car. This is very sad and I personally, would not want to deal with that. They are also very stubborn and have a high prey drive, which is one reason why these dogs run away and end up getting hit.

Dachshund

I have had a ton of experience with these dogs, so I know for a fact that I do not want one of these dogs. The main reason I don’t want one of these dogs is because of how often they bark. I would probably go insane if the dog would not listen and would keep barking. They are also not the greatest with children, and I would want a dog who is known for being friendly towards everyone.

Belgian Malinois

If you did not know, these dogs are known for being military/police dogs. So right there is a red flag because you know that they will require a ton of training. I have heard many stories of people getting these dogs and taking them to training right as soon as they got them, but they still become aggressive when they got older. The reason why these dogs become aggressive is that they need a job to do. And if they are not given a job they will start to become aggressive. Personally, I don’t think I would be able to handle one of these dogs.

Husky

Huskys have such a funny personality and are so cute! While they are cute and funny they are very stubborn. which makes it very difficult to train them. They howl and whine a ton (they don’t tend to bark a lot), and that would get very annoying (to me personally). So I probably will not end up getting one of these dogs.

Chihuahua

They are pretty self-explanatory. These dogs tend to be very aggressive and only like their owner. I would like a dog that is friendly towards everyone and not just its family or one person. They also have an annoying bark (most little dogs do). I do know that there are a couple friendly Chihuahuas but I would not want to risk that.

That is all of the dogs. Again, It’s not that don’t like these dogs because I do like most of them. I have dog sat a lot of them and I know that I would not want one of these dogs. I hope you enjoyed reading this post! What are some dog breeds you would not want as a pet?

Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Running Away

Many people have dogs who run away. I have a dog that likes to run away as well, so I have experience chasing dogs and trying to prevent my dog to not run away. Sadly, over three million dogs run away each year. So that is why I am doing this post to try to prevent dogs from running away.

Work on Recall training

Probably one of the reasons why dogs run away is because they don’t come when called. A way you can help them come back is to work on recall training. You think “My dog is too old” if your dog can hear and see then no, it is not too old. The first step of recall training is to get a very special treat that you never give them (liver sausage works great). Next, go outside and have them on a long leash. Use one word to come to you (I like to use the word come). Now say that word once and they will most likely come to you right away because you have that yummy treat. If they don’t you may have to show them the treat. Keep repeating this and associate the word come with the yummy treat. Do not use the word come (or whatever word you used) all the time only use it when they are in danger, running away, or you don’t know where they are. All the other times you call them just use their name or some sound.

Give Your Dog a Fun Toy When You Leave

If your dog likes to escape when you leave your house try giving them a fun, new toy, or a treat puzzle. This will make them focused on that fun toy/treat puzzle and not want to get out and run to you or just run away.

Put Your Dog Away If You Can’t Watch Them

If you are having a party, doing work, or having friends over, put the dog away from where they can not escape. If you are having people over and doors are opening all the time put them away. This will decrease the chance of them running away. Once everyone is settled, then it is an okay time to let them out to meet the guest. If your dog likes to jump on people I would recommend putting them on a leash that way you can control them.

Make Sure They Get Plenty of Energy Out

I’ve noticed the majority of dogs that run away are dogs that have a ton of energy and a high prey drive. If you get out most of their energy they will not have a reason to get out and run. For them not to have as much energy try your best to make sure they get that energy out. There are a couple ways you can get their energy out. Try going on a long walk/run with them. It is both good for you and the dog to go on a walk. Another way is simply playing with them. Find one of their favorite toys to play with them. And eventually, they will get tired and lay down for a nap.

Invest in a Dog Tracker

If your dog tends to run away a ton or likes to wander around your neighborhood, it might be a good idea to invest in a dog tracker. This way if the dog runs away you will be able to find them right away and assure that they are safe. Here are some links to some dog trackers.

If you have an air tag you can put it in your dog’s collar and track them like that.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions about dogs running away, or recall training, go ahead and ask them in the comments! Have a good day!

What I got my pets for Christmas + Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Pet

I know a lot of people like to give gifts to their pets on Christmas Day. My family does stockings for them and not wrapped gifts. Maybe you don’t have a pet but you know someone else who does. You could get them something for their animal as a gift to them (If they like the animal obviously). Here is what I got my animals plus some ideas to get your animals.

Here is what I got my pets.

This I supposed to be a better chew for dogs. That is why I got it.
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I also got my dog this! It’s soo cute and only two bucks.
I got these for my rabbit. I got these specific treats because I am going on a trip soon, and I figured the people watching my rabbit could give her one a day that way she hopefully will not have any stomach issues. They were ten bucks but I got them for 8 because I had twenty percent off.
DreamBone Holiday Rawhide-Free Collection, Treat Your Dog to a Chew Made with Real Meat and Vegetables
Here is the link.
Bocce’s Bakery All-Natural, Seasonal, Holiday Dog Treats, Wheat-Free, Limited-Ingredient, Soft & Chewy Cookies Inspired by...
Here is the link.
  • Costumes. If your animal is okay with wearing costumes this would be a great gift. It is also super cute for a photoshoot with the animal.
Dog in Elf Costume
A dog wearing Christmas ribbons
  • A blanket for them to snuggle with.
Orange Tabby Cat on Gray Blanket
  • Christmas toys. 
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Frisco Holiday Hot Cocoa Hide and Seek Puzzle Plush Squeaky Dog Toy, slide 1 of 1
Here is the link.
  • Nylon Bone. This is supposed to be a healthier chew for dogs.
Nylabone Healthy Edibles Bacon, Roast Beef, & Turkey Puppy Starter Kit Dog Treats, 3 pack
LINK
  • A Kong. These are good for dogs who like to chew a lot. Or if you have a super hyper dog, you could put some peanut butter inside of the Kong, and they have to try to get it out. Which it will take a little while for them to get it out.
 Classic Dog Toy, Large
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EveryYay Essentials Snooze Fest Grey Round Dog Bed, 20 L" X 20" W, Small
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  • Indoor Cat Interactive Swimming Fish Toy. I saw this on amazon, and this would be a great gift for a cat. This is a great toy to keep your cat busy. Here is the link.
  • Hidey hutch for your Small Pet. Most small pets like to be under something because they feel more protected. There are a lot of cute Hidey hutches you could get your small pet. You can even make one yourself out of cardboard. Make sure not to get a cloth one, because if they were to chew it, it could cause intestinal blockage.
Ware Edible Twig Tunnel Small Animal Hideout, Small
LINK

That is all! Hope it gave you some ideas! Have a great day!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Dog Treats

Today I am going to share a dog treat recipe! These treats are perfect for fall, super easy to make, and your dog will love them! If you make these I would recommend to use all natural ingredients because you do not want your dog getting sick.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a can 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/2 table spoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Table Spoons Peanut Butter
  • Dash of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together. It should be like a dough. Its okay if it is a little sticky, but If it is still very sticky add more flour. Put your dough in to molds. I use (picture below) these, but I am sure you could use something else. Now bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The longer you let them bake the harder they will get. If your dog likes its treats softer take them out earlier. Once they are done baking take them out, let them cool and feed one to your dog!

I would recommend storing these treats in the fridge because they will last longer.

This is the mold I used.
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Thanks for reading my post! Do you like to make dog treats?

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What To Do If A Dog Is About To Attack You

Just a couple of days ago, my dog and I were going on a walk. Then this German Shepard starts heading towards us, and I could tell it was not a friendly hello. The dog was showing its teeth at my dog and about to bite him. I yelled (I said hey really loud.), and, thankfully, the dog ran back to its house.

Afterwards, I was thinking, what if it were just me or someone else who has no experience with dogs. I think it is crucial to know what to do when a dog is about to attack you.

Just a reminder I am not an expert at these things, but I have gotten bit and chased by dogs several times. You could do more of your own research if you want to know extra or you do not believe me. lol

  1. The First Thing you are going to want to do is stay calm. The dog wants you to be nervous so try to stay calm.
  2. Do NOT RUN AWAY! You will be running away from this dog until the owner comes out, so do not do that. Also, That is what the dog wants to do is chase you away, if the dog is smaller you could try walking into it, and most likely they will walk back.
  3. Make Your Self Look Big. The bigger you are the more scarred the dog will be and try to stay away from that.
  4. Protect the important body parts. So for instance, you do not want a dog biting your face it could bite your eye which could make you blind. If the dog is about to bite you try to let them. In order to protect your face turn the other direction of the dog that way, the dog can not jump up and bit your face. If you are carrying something with you, you could use that as protection too.
  5. Get Help. If there are people around or the owner asks for help and hopefully, they posterior do something.

I wanted to add one more thing. If you have gotten attack by a dog, try not to be scared of every single dog you meet. I have gotten chased by lots of different dog breeds, and it does not mean that all German Shepards or all Pomeranians are bad. Just remember to ask the owner before petting/going by the dog.

I hope you found these tips helpful! If you want me to do a post on how to not let your dog be aggressive or what to do if your dog is in a fight with another dog, please tell me in the comments. Have a wonderful day! ~ Raegan💜

My Favorite Dog Breeds

Hello every onnnee who is reading this!🤗

Here are some of my favorite dog breeds! I do like a LOT so I am not going to include every single one, other wise you would be here forever. lol

  • Border Collie/Collie. If you have been following my blog for a while you know I LOVE Collies! I don’t know if I could chose between the two.
Black And White Dog
Black and White Border Collie Being Trained
  • Labradors. I love labs! They are so sweet and gentle! These dogs are great family dogs, because the are protective, sweet, and gentle.
Labrador
  • Basset Hounds. These dogs are so cute! You just can’t say no to those big eyes and ears!
Brown and White Short Coated Dog on Green Grass Field
  • Newfoundland dog. These dogs are gentle giants! They may look scary, but most of the time they are super nice and friendly, especially with kids.
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  • American Pit Bull terrier. I love these dogs! I love there personality and there nose! Sadly these dogs get misunderstood, just because one dog attacks you does not mean all dogs are mean. I have gotten chased and bitten by dogs and I still love them.
American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Dachshund/ wiener dog. These dogs are supper cute and sweet! They are great if you want a little friend.
Black and Tan Long Coat Dog

There are many more breeds I like but these are just the main ones. Have a nice day! ~ Raegan