Tag Archive: min pin

Feb 11

How to Treat Ringworm in Dogs

=/   Ringworm in Dogs Athena’s Ordeal My dog, Athena, is a beautiful red miniature pinscher. She is spirited, lively, and an avid hunter. She hunts everything that moves, and has even caught a squirrel or two. In addition she, like all dogs, likes to roll in dead things. This is how I believe she …

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Aug 15

Miniature Pinscher AKC Breed Standard Translated

Photo Credit: Robert Engberg on Flickr Below, you will find excerpts from the AKC Miniature Pinscher “Meet the Breeds” and how they translate in real life. In conclusion… If you are thinking about getting a Min Pin, note that though it may be possible to keep the Min Pin from stealing your laundry, you won’t …

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Jul 29

Top Five Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Bailey, the Miniature Pinscher here, was displaced by the Joplin, MO tornado in 2012. Photo credit: Joplin Tornado Lost and Found Pets on Flickr. We love our dogs and don’t want anything bad to happen to them. However, the reality is that dogs will get into things, and many times, there is nothing we can …

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Jul 29

Potty Training My Min PIn–Again

After our Min Pin, Athena, was potty trained in 2008, I didn’t think I would have to do it again, but I was mistaken. I have taken her to my parents’ house, and she doesn’t consider their house her den like she does at our house. Why? I have no idea. If you have any …

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Jul 29

Riding in Cars with Dogs: Doggie Seat Belts?

I thought car restraint systems for dogs were silly and only used by people fanatical about their dogs until one day when I was driving with my Miniature Pinscher, Zeus. Because I was driving by myself that day, he was in his carrier instead of his usual place in the passenger seat on my lap. …

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Jul 27

Crate Training a Miniature Pinscher: Should You Try It?

Photo Credit: Jinx McCombs on Flickr Why Crate Train? Crate training can be a useful tool for the owner of any breed of dog, but it is especially useful for Min Pin owners. Not only does crate training a dog reduce the number of messes on the floor, it also provides a safety for the …

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Jul 19

Raw Meat Diet: Healthful or Harmful?

dog with bone

Photo Credit: Amanda Hirsch on Flickr What does the cooking process do to meat? Cooking unfolds (denatures) the proteins in meat. Imagine a string of beads wadded up in your hand. Now, imagine letting that string dangle from your finger. This is the exact same way that cooking changes the meat. It does not change …

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Jul 12

How to Teach Your Min Pin Almost Anything

To say that Miniature Pinschers can be a handful is an understatement, as any Min Pin owner knows. Miniature Pinschers are headstrong, energetic, and think for themselves. However, Miniature Pinschers can be trained to be calm, well-disciplined dogs. Here, I discuss training Min Pins, but the same strategy can be applied to all dog breeds …

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