Make sure you get the right size. Easy to train dogs are more adept at forming an association between a prompt such as the word "sit" , an action sitting , and a consequence getting a treat very quickly. Other dogs need more time, patience, and repetition during training. Many breeds are intelligent but approach training with a "What's in it for me?
Here are some great treats for training your dog to get you started! Dogs who were bred for jobs that require decision making, intelligence, and concentration, such as herding livestock, need to exercise their brains, just as dogs who were bred to run all day need to exercise their bodies.
If they don't get the mental stimulation they need, they'll make their own work--usually with projects you won't like, such as digging and chewing. Obedience training and interactive dog toys are good ways to give a dog a brain workout, as are dog sports and careers, such as agility and search and rescue.
Common in most breeds during puppyhood and in Retriever breeds at all ages, mouthiness means a tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite a soft, fairly painless bite that doesn't puncture the skin. Mouthy dogs are more likely to use their mouths to hold or "herd" their human family members, and they need training to learn that it's fine to gnaw on chew toys, but not on people.
Mouthy breeds tend to really enjoy a game of fetch, as well as a good chew on a toy that's been stuffed with kibble and treats. Dogs who were bred to hunt, such as Terriers, have an inborn desire to chase--and sometimes kill--other animals. Anything whizzing by, such as cats, squirrels, and perhaps even cars, can trigger that instinct.
Dogs who like to chase need to be leashed or kept in a fenced area when outdoors, and you'll need a high, secure fence in your yard.
These breeds generally aren't a good fit for homes with smaller pets that can look like prey, such as cats, hamsters, or small dogs. Breeds that were originally used for bird hunting, on the other hand, generally won't chase, but you'll probably have a hard time getting their attention when there are birds flying by.
Some breeds sound off more often than others. When choosing a breed, think about how often the dog vocalizes with barks or howls. If you're considering a hound, would you find their trademark howls musical or maddening? If you're considering a watchdog, will a city full of suspicious "strangers" put your pup on permanent alert?
Will the local wildlife literally drive your dog wild? Do you live in housing with noise restrictions? Do you have neighbors nearby? Then you may wish to choose a quieter dog. Some breeds are more free-spirited than others. Nordic dogs such as Siberian Huskies were bred to range long distances, and given the chance, they'll take off after anything that catches their interest.
And many hounds simply must follow their noses--or that bunny that just ran across the path--even if it means leaving you behind. High-energy dogs are always ready and waiting for action. Originally bred to perform a canine job of some sort, such as retrieving game for hunters or herding livestock, they have the stamina to put in a full workday.
They need a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and they're more likely to spend time jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells. Low-energy dogs are the canine equivalent of a couch potato, content to doze the day away. When picking a breed, consider your own activity level and lifestyle, and think about whether you'll find a frisky, energetic dog invigorating or annoying.
A vigorous dog may or may not have high energy, but everything they do, they do with vigor: they strain on the leash until you train them not to , try to plow through obstacles, and even eats and drinks with great big gulps. These dynamos need lots of training to learn good manners, and may not be the best fit for a home with young kids or someone who's elderly or frail. A low-vigor dog, on the other hand, has a more subdued approach to life.
Some breeds do fine with a slow evening stroll around the block. Others need daily, vigorous exercise, especially those that were originally bred for physically demanding jobs, like herding or hunting. Without enough exercise, these breeds may put on weight and vent their pent-up energy in ways you don't like, such as barking, chewing, and digging.
Breeds that need a lot of exercise are good for outdoorsy, active people, or those interested in training their dog to compete in a high-energy dog sport, such as agility. If you want to tire out your energetic dog, you can try this toy that will get them moving! Some dogs are perpetual puppies--always begging for a game--while others are more serious and sedate.
Although a playful pup sounds endearing, consider how many games of fetch or tag you want to play each day, and whether you have kids or other dogs who can stand in as playmates for the dog.
It's difficult to resist the appeal of a Beagle's dark brown or hazel eyes, with his soft, pleading expression. They're happy, outgoing and loving — characteristics more than balanced out by their hound nature, which is inquisitive, determined, and focused on food. The half-howl vocalization usually is reserved for when they catch sight of quarry — or think it's time to wake the neighbors at 6 a.
Being pack dogs, they generally get along well with other animals and their human friends — and they think everyone is their new best friend. The most important thing to know about the Beagle is that he is a scenthound. His nose is the most important part of his anatomy and his head is always down to the ground, searching for an interesting trail to follow. Beagles have approximately million scent receptors compared to the paltry 5 million or so in people, which makes them very good at picking up scents.
Humorist Dave Barry once described his in-laws' Beagle as "a nose with feet. You may have seen the Beagle's nose at work at airports across the country. In , the U. Department of Agriculture decided to use Beagles to sniff out contraband food being brought into the United States at the Los Angeles International Airport. The experiment was a huge success.
Because they are small, friendly, and cute, the Beagles didn't intimidate people who are afraid of dogs, and with their super nose power, they could be trained to identify specific food articles while bypassing those that weren't contraband. Today, members of the "Beagle Brigade" patrol the baggage-claim areas at more than 20 international airports and other points of entry into the United States.
Although they've branched out into other fields of work, Beagles remain superb hunters of small game. Many other countries have similar activities for hunting Beagles. Because of their small size and gentle temperament, Beagles can do well in apartments if their people are willing to walk them on lead several times a day in all kinds of weather.
They need plenty of exercise , about an hour a day if possible. If left alone and unexercised, Beagles can become destructive. The origin of the word "beagle" is uncertain. It's thought that it may have been derived from the French word begueule , meaning open throat, or from the Old English word beag , meaning small. Others think it may have come from the French word beugler , meaning to bellow, or the German word begele , meaning to scold.
The breed's history is cloudy as well because breeds as we know them today didn't really develop until the 19th century. Greek documents from B. William the Conqueror reportedly brought Talbot hounds now extinct to England during the Norman Conquest in These dogs are thought to be the ancestors of the Beagle and the Foxhound.
Beagles became popular in England very early in its history. They reportedly were small enough to be held in a gloved hand. There's also mention of Singing Beagles, named for their bugling voices. Elizabeth I - kept packs of Pocket Beagles that stood only 9 inches tall. These small dogs were depicted in paintings as short-legged and pointy nosed. They were used for hunting, but quickly fell out of favor because they weren't very fast.
In the s, fox hunting became popular in England, and the Beagle fell out of favor as the larger Foxhound became the dog of choice. If it hadn't been for the farmers in England, Ireland, and Wales who continued to keep packs to hunt rabbit and hare, the breed might have become extinct at that time.
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Damn that was a steezy ass kickflip son! Spread Eagle. A particular dance move in which one lays on their back and opens their legs in a split position to the sky. Mo dropped into the spread eagle in the middle of his dance performance. I was ready to fly when she was spread eagle. Mostly used in a sexual context When a girl spreads her legs apart; practically doing the splits ; super sexy; even splitting the legs at a degree angle makes her vag split its wet self in half.
Normally The Melvins have a bad time when it comes to getting a good bassist willing to play with them. Lori Black compliments this song well with her distorded bass lines. The riff is played to f death. It is suprisingly heavy and the rhythm section is heard clearly. It doesn't show The Melvin's creativity or their originality but it gets the job done. Set Me Straight The drumming is generic, but The Melvins are poking fun at all those modern rock bands that song almost exactly like this song.
It's short and sweet. Fun to sing along with. I love this song, a Melvins classic. Sky Pup It's an avant-garde jazzy type of song. It has the greatest bass line on this album. Lot's of weird noises played over and over. It's so weird it's great. Lori Black has some talent she does.
It has eerie vocals and a great riff. I like this one especially for the ending hahaha. This song shows how Dale Crover drums like he was trying to break cement.
And holy crap it can. The bass line is awesome. It has a creepy jazz feel to it. Buzz is singing like he was a detective in a 50s TV show, until he starts barking toward the heavy part of the song. It's short like many other good songs but it is made up for because of it's great feel.
Has some distorted vocals and a great guitar riff. Can't Help but love it. Great energetic drumming. It's short but great. It get's stuck in your head easily Pearl Bomb 7. It took me a while to figure out how to play it but i eventually did by constant listening of this album.
What's not to love? Overall this is a great album that has it's high points and it's middle points. Nothing really sucks on this album except Spread Eagle Beagle.
Even then that isn't so bad.May 16, · The Melvins recorded this version of “Spread Eagle Beagle” for their live album A Live History of Gluttony and Lust, which is a live rendition of their major label debut, Houdini.