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Why Itching Can Be A Problem When Training Your Dog

Apr 24, 2008
Terrible itching is common in dogs, and unfortunately it does not spare a dog that is on a dog training routine. You can just imagine how frustrating can be to be in the middle of your dog obedience training and all your dog wants is to constantly scratch, and he is not really paying that much attention to your commands.

Dogs tend to scratch and lick themselves in areas that cause itchiness. Upon seeing this horrifying scene, a dog owner's next challenge is to find it where is that itch coming from. Teaching the dog training techniques to your dog when the dog is itching is almost an impossible task. Finding the reason why the dog is scratching and trying to relieve it or cure the itch, will make a huge difference of how your pet responds to you when you are training him. So, lets take a look at what are some reasons of why the dog itches.

Dogs have skin problems too. It annoys them as much as it annoys us. Being unable to scratch that super uber itchy part of the body is so frustrating not just for the dog but for the dog owner who cannot just figure out what is the itch all about. You wasted your time looking for ticks or fleas that perhaps might become the cause of the itch and unfortunately you failed to find one. Then the mystery continues. Where is that itch coming from? After several tries of figuring out where the heck is this itch from it suddenly hit you, that the dogs too have skin problems.

It is an alarming sight to behold when the dog exerts much effort to reach and scratch that itchy skin. The dogs tend to scratch, lick the itch of which causes the burning and tingling sensation on their skin. They did not know that all their efforts are in vain, since scratching and itching are all making things worst. It adds insult to injury in a way that constant scratching can cause the skin to break and eventually a wound will appear. Infection will come in after an exposure to dirt and microbes. As a responsible owner, you cannot help the dog scratch the itch instead you have to take to the vet for a checkup. Then it is there you will find answers.

A thorough assessment of the dog's skin problem is beneficial. A vet can ran several tests with the dog to determine what causes this annoying itch. An expert pet doctor can help you point out what causes this itch. Dog skin problems are often cause by many microbes or allergens. Mostly dog skin problems are an inevitable. The most common of a skin problem for dogs are a result of fungi, flees, allergens as well as dry flaky skin. Other causes of skin problems of dogs may be due to the dangerous medical conditions.

Make certain that your dog is free of itch, or at least not scratching as much, prior to applying all those dog training tips you just learned and are so excited to put into practice.
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