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Help Your Poodle Handle Anxiety

Sleeping Red Poodle on PillowJust like humans, most dogs also experience anxiety. They can comprehend stress and face scenarios that make them worried or afraid. That includes red poodles.

Every poodle owner should know how to help their poodle deal with anxiety and stress, in times of need.

But luckily, there are a few tips that experts recommend that go a long way.

Find Out What’s Wrong

With most poodles, from toy poodles to red poodles, anxiety will likely have a source. Some “issue” will be upsetting or unnerving the dog that most people wouldn’t notice at first glance. However, it is important to get to the bottom of it. Is the poodle constantly staring in a certain direction? Is there a specific scent trail that seems to have them stressed? Once you know what is causing the anxiety, you’ll be able to better solve it.

Eliminate Separation Anxiety

One of the biggest sources of anxiety for poodles is separation anxiety. Once your poodle recognizes you’re leaving the house for a prolonged period, poodles might start to feel stressed. Some easy fixes for this include putting on background music when you leave, such as the TV or radio; using a toy filled with healthy treats as a distraction; or leaving without making a big deal of it.

Start Training Early

Finally, if fear is the source of anxiety, there are several ways you can train your dog to confront the fear as well as overcome it. But you should start first by asking a professional trainer what’s best for combatting anxiety before rushing into a method that might not work. Training is a crucial component of any dog’s development.

If your poodle is anxious, don’t worry: it’s just a sign that they have emotions and feelings just like us. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to overcome the anxiety with your dog together.

Looking to love a poodle for years to come? Contact Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles, where you’ll find only the most adorable and loyal purebred red.

Fun Facts about Poodles

Red Poodle Puppy with ToyIntelligence, elegance, and variety: poodles have it all! Red poodles make fantastic companions for all ages with their lively nature and fun-loving personalities. Their unique style and adorable features catch your attention first, but don’t be fooled – poodles are much more than good looks! Poodle are second in intelligence to Border Collies, however, poodles are first out of all canines in trainability.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a red poodle, we have highlighted a variety of fun facts about poodles that just might persuade you to do so.

Insane Intelligence

In rankings of canine intelligence, poodles are second only to border collies. They are capable of learning hundreds of words throughout their lifespan. Poodles are quick learners making them extremely easy to train. In our humble opinion, this makes them the perfect pet for all ages.

No Shedding

Red poodles have hair instead of fur which is why are so soft and fuzzy: two characteristics that we just love. Why? Because the hair that poodles have lacks an undercoat which is the part of most dog’s that causes shedding. Because poodles hair has a long growth period it does not routinely shed, is hypoallergenic, and mostly odorless.

Multiple Varieties

Poodles are also special because they come in three different sizes which most dogs do not. The standard poodle is typically 15 inches or taller and weighs between 45 and 70 pounds. Miniature poodles are 12 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 12 and 18 pounds. Lastly, the adorable toy poodle is usually up to 10 inches tall, weighing between 5 and 8pounds. We are proud to offer tiny toy red poodles, toy red poodles, oversize toy red poodles, and miniature red poodles. Learn more about our poodle sizes here.

Natural Performers

 As mentioned above, poodles learn fast. They are highly skilled at performing complex tricks or routines and love to entertain a crowd earning attention. Their cleverness and willingness to please makes them the perfect “trick dog.” They love being rewarded with food, toys, or praise!

Hoping to purchase a poodle? Contact Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles, where you’ll find only the most adorable and loyal purebred red poodles.

Can Dogs Sense Earthquakes?

It is no secret that dogs are very special animals. They are great companions, they can do lots of tricks, and some people even say that they can sense danger, even earthquakes.

This has been a rumor for many years, but is there any truth to it? Let’s delve into this interesting hypothesis of whether dogs can sense earthquakes. Can Dogs Sense Earthquakes?

The idea that dogs can predict earthquakes goes all the way back to 373 B.C., when the first reports of dogs acting strangely before a quake began. Since then, veterinarians and psychologists have been trying to figure out the truth of the matter. Now, it is important to note that there is not hard and fast evidence that they can predict quakes but there are theories.

Some say that dogs can sense P waves which earthquakes release. Essentially, these are compressional waves that effectively shake the ground in the opposite direction that the wave is moving. In most cases, P waves are unnoticeable by humans. However, it has been proven that dogs have a sharper sense of sound, so they have a better chance of detecting these P waves.

You may be thinking that if a dog senses these P waves that they might only have seconds to warn their owner of an impending quake.

So what about the alleged cases of dogs predicting earthquakes days ahead of time?

That may be attributed to dogs having such sharp senses that they can actually detect the high-pitched sound of rocks scraping and grinding together under the earth. A phenomenon which eventually leads to earthquakes. Pretty amazing stuff!

The ability to detect earthquakes may also fall back on the type of dog you have, or more specifically, the kind of ears they have. Since the potential detection of earthquakes is about sensing acute sounds, researchers have found that dogs with floppy ears are less likely to detect quakes then dogs with prick ears.

While there is no strict evidence of this phenomenon, is it is hard to ignore the stories we have heard of dogs acting erratically prior to the occurrence of an earthquake.

At Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles, we may not be able to prove that we have earthquake sensing dogs, but we do know that we have an inventory of the cutest and most loyal fancy poodles in the Central Coast area. Contact us today to learn more about pricing and to schedule an appointment.

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