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lyin_orangeHave a doggie question?  Jasmine knows her stuff.  Ask Jasmine by filling out the form at the bottom of the page, and she'll wow you with her canine correspondence.

 

The Latest from Jasmine:

Barking

Dear Jasmine,
My humans tend to get mad at me when I bark. I believe they think I am doing it just to annoy them! How can I get them to understand there is always a reason for me to speak?
Sincerely,
Loud puppy

Dear Loud puppy,
This seems to be a very common issue when dealing with human animal communication. Humans may not understand that there is always a reason for us to bark. They think that the only time we should bark is when we are warning them of another human approaching. BUT, we also bark out of play and anxiety and boredom which humans don’t realize! It is important for our humans to learn our different barks so we can communicate better with them! It is also important though to listen to our humans and when then give us the command to “stop”, we need to learn to obey.

Good barking!!

Jasmine

 

If I Were a Human

Hi Jasmine!
Is there anything that your human does that you wish you could do?
Lyn

Hi Lyn!

There are a lot of things I wish that I could do that my human does! Where to begin…I wish I could open that huge door thing and eat all I want whenever I want. I wish I could go outside every time I want to chase a bird. I wish I could eat chocolate (mommy says it is THE best ever), and mostly I wish I could talk human-they always think they know what I would say and they act like I am saying it (you know what I mean) and usually they are waaaayyyyy OFF! :-)

What would you like to do most of all??

Always wishing,

Jasmine.

 

 

New Pup is Visiting

Dear Jasmine,
My humans are always inviting friends over who also bring their dogs with them. It makes me uncomfortable having another dog in the house that I do not know. My humans expect me to instantly become friends with this stranger dog but I can’t help but be territorial when they start to play with my toys without asking, get into my crate and get the attention of my humans. I don’t want to be a bad dog but this is a stranger in my house for goodness sake!!! What should I do?

Territorial Pup

Dear Territorial Pup,
You have every right to feel this way and LOTS of other dogs feel the same way (including me). Something your humans should realize is that it is hard to bring another dog into the home without a proper introduction. For instance, your humans should always remove your favorite possessions before a new pup comes to your house- don’t worry you will get them back once the other pup leaves! Also, your humans should try a neutral meeting place next time for you and another dog to use to get acquainted. This prevents your from becoming territorial because you aren’t at your home. After you two are friendly then they can try introducing visits at your house.

Good luck territorial pup!!

Jasmine

 

Gonna Wash that Flea Right Outta My Fur…

Hi Jasmine,

I have fleas….can my mom and dad use Dawn to get rid of them?  Seems to work cleaning everything else!

Thanks,

Flea Pup

Hello Flea Pup,

Don’t fret about those annoying, itching bugs that we get! Dawn is a very effective way to get rid of fleas! Those annoying bugs will die immediately.

But your humans should not go overboard with it and they need to make sure they rinse it thoroughly! Your humans should use a moisturizing shampoo afterwards because it could make our skin dry which is no fun and without thumbs to scratch with it can be very inconvenient! =)

Stay flea free my furry friend!

Jasmine

 

 

 

Grass Eating

Dear Jasmine,
My humans never cease to confuse me. They tend to always be curious about my eating grass and they want me to stop eating grass. I do not quite understand why this would be a problem. any suggestions as to why?
Woof, woof,
Max
Dear Max,
Most humans believe that the only reason we pups eat grass is because it helps us with our nausea (you know your tummy hurts) . But most of the time our tummies are not hurting when we go after the green stuff–sometimes we just want to chomp and sometimes we are simply bored and it looks like fun!

It can be dangerous though to eat grass that has been sprayed with chemicals so that might be why they want you to quit! And sometimes, eating things other than our doggie food can be a problem.  If your human is wanting to know more about our grass eating habits they can read more about it here.

Wag, wag…

Jasmine

 

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Molly Molly
Molly

I am a three year old German Shepherd from South Georgia.  I don’t really have a favorite toy because my favorite things are sleeping and getting petted on the head. Although if I do get up some energy I will admit that I love getting into the trash to look for napkins.

My brother Teddy is lots of fun to play with, plus he usually takes the blame for my chewing.  I really like him for that!  I love to bark a lot; sometimes my humans do not appreciate that so much.  I am SUPER special because I am a white German Shepherd and that is not so common I hear.

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