Convesation On Yahoo Answers About Puppy Training 101

Chris asks…

What’s some good info to know on Pekingese?

My friend has puppies, I have 2 more weeks before picking up the puppy. So is there anything I should know about Pekingese?

BTW I have a boxer/lab mix now she is 6 years old.
Plus I have 2 kids – 4 years old and 1 years old.
BTW where the dog is now (with momma and dadda) there is a 6 year old and a 1 year old living there.
The puppy will be 6 weeks old when I pick it up.

Yahoo Answers answers:

Hi there,

Following are links to both the AKC’s and UKC’s websites which discusses the Pekingese breed in detail. It would be very good for you to read about the breed:

Also, I’ve attached a link to an article about the timing of picking up your puppy – this recommends picking up the new puppy between 7 and 12 weeks, and also discusses socialization and training.


I hope you find this information helpful. Best of luck to you and your new pup!


Followup in response to kch05’s comment:

While I have never owned a Pekingese and respect your comment, the AKC disagrees with you regarding their temperament. I think that early socialization with other dogs is absolutely KEY.

The AKC’s site states
“Pekingese possess a regal dignity, intelligence and self-importance, making them good natured, opinionated and affectionate family companions. Their small size makes them a good choice for apartment life, but they are sometimes difficult to housebreak. They are relatively inactive indoors and do not need a yard, but enjoy walks. Because of their long undercoats, Pekes need at least an hourly brushing session per week.”

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Convesation On Yahoo Answers About Dog Clothes Hangers

Robert asks…

My dog is scared at something but what??

he is scared to go at this part of my room, where my closet is and it just happend like a hour ago i just noticed that he goes to that section and slowly goes and checks it out and smells around and comes back all scared. he goes back and forth doing that. i picked him up and put him there but hes really scared and dosent want to stay there! its weird what do you think it could be. maybe he saw a snake or something!

Yahoo Answers answers:

Or clothes fell off the hanger and the noise scared him. If your closet doesn’t make any wierd noises he will be fine. Maybe it is time for Frebreeze? Lol..

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Convesation On Yahoo Answers About Dog Tricks Videos

Chris asks…

How to get my dog to stop barking at other dogs?

I want him to see passerby dogs as potential friends.
But wouldn’t it enforce the barking if I reward him when he barks?
Anyway, when he sees a dog, he locks his focus on the dog and not even meat can get his attention.

Yahoo Answers answers:

Ignore Jessica C, that is the wrong answer. Your dog needs to be slowly desensitized.
I think clicker training will be good for your dog. Buy a clicker. Then get a video with a lot of barking dogs, running round, everything. But make sure that it’s only dogs, and that they are pretty noisy.
Okay, take your dog into a quiet room, take some treats (pieces of ham or chicken are classic dog favorites). Now click the clicker. Give the dog a treat. Keep clicking and treating. Do it so when he hears the click he expects a treat. Now put the video on. The second your dog looks at the screen say “dog” then click, then reward. Within a couple of minutes the dog will know that when he looks at the screen he gets a treat, but don’t reward if he barks. Now when you feel comfortable take the dog to the park and keep clicking and treating.
The trick to training a dog is to make them think that he’s training you. So he starts to think, when I look at the dog it makes the owner give me a treat, silly human.

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