Obedience training dogs has much to do with understanding how they think.
Dog training mistakes are often owner mistakes rather than the dog’s . It’s not on purpose. Many owners make mistakes without realising – often because of bad advice, maybe reading or watching something somewhere, because that’s how they trained the dog when they were kids, or even through behavior perhaps they are not aware they’re doing. Frustration and annoyance can set in when puppies “make little mistakes” in the house, or adult dogs won’t come when called or are over-enthusiastic with people for attention, . Whichever specific dog training course you subscribe to, here are a number of easily made mistakes that, if avoided, will make the training process far more effective, enjoyable and fun for !
1. Let’s say your dog is well behaved enough to come to you when he is called, he then gets a an experience he doesn’t like.
Your dog has been having loads offun at the park you call and he comes to you and you reward his good behavior by putting him on a lead and taking him home. Is it surprising that your dog no
Rabbits are very popular as pets. If you want to raise them, you must have a basic idea regarding their requirements. Here are some guidelines about rabbit care.
Rabbits are widely accepted as pets. They are not fussy, but the owner must have a basic idea regarding their needs, like food, shelter and handling. Unlike pet dogs and cats, rabbits are sensitive animals. It is not difficult to take care of rabbits, provided you are aware of the proper ways.
Once you plan to raise rabbits, choose the specific breed and color. Other pets, like cats and dogs, may pose a threat to rabbits. You have to solve this problem, before bringing the rabbits home. You must have a basic understanding about the needs of the specific rabbit breed, especially, the food requirements. Decide whether you want to keep them indoors or outside the house. The most important factor is food, as proper feeding is necessary for their health. With a sensitive gastrointestinal tract, any wrong food can be fatal for rabbits.
Rabbits as Pets
Rabbits are different from other types of pets, like cats and dogs. These animals are not good as pets for children,
The shed cycle of a Ball Python is an amazing and wonderful process. I have been keeping Ball Pythons for more than ten years and am still excited every time I see a perfect shed.
When I was a child I was very interested in animals. Regardless of the type of animal, I tried to mimic the natural environment as best I could for my pets. My hamsters didn’t have wheels, they had burrows. My Fish didn’t have skulls blowing bubbles; they had grass, rocks and a current to swim against. So naturally when I purchased my first Ball Python I tried to mimic the natural habitat as well. So I went to my local pet store and asked as many questions as I could think of about what to get my new snake. Several hundred dollars later I walked out of the store with a huge fishtank, a log, lots of mulch and a couple of heat lamps. Eventually I even added another Ball Python because I was told that the snakes would be fine sharing a fishtank this large. Then, shed after shed, both of my snakes had eye caps and skin stuck to their bodies. I did exactly
Spiders scare a lot of people. Often they are suddenly spotted climbing up a wall or across the floor in your home. While many homeowners would be perfectly happy to never see a spider again in their home, there is actually good reason to have spiders in the home. I am not talking about a spider infestation, that’s not good for any homeowner. Rather, I am referring to the few spiders a year that you see in your home or the few more during spring time when may spiders like to enter into warm homes. The reason why spiders are helpful is because they eat other bugs! Flies, beetles, small roaches, centipedes and more… spiders eat them and keep them from scaring you.
There are ways to prevent spider infestation or to prevent spiders form laying eggs in your home which would possibly create an infestation. Here are 5 tips to prevent spider infestation:
1. Get the Clutter Away! Believe it or not, spiders are attracted to piles- piles of papers, piles of clothes, piles of shoes and more. If you do your best to keep clutter to a minimum then you could help reduce the amount of spiders around your house
Blue Buffalo Cat Food is one of the products on pet food market which is made by Blue Buffalo Company. It is one of the better products available on the market because it doesn’t have toxic elements which can lead to cancer in cats. Actually the company was found for the reason that owner’s dog Blue passed away because of cancer.
All of the products have real meat – let that be fish or poultry. Alongside meat come wholesome cereals, healthy fruit and vegetables. Blue Buffalo is the only company that puts something special into their food – dark kibbles that are generally a mix of nutrients (vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals). Those are known as LifeSource Bits and are designed to improve cat’s immunity mechanism, guard them from damaging environmental impacts and support their specific life phase needs. None of the products contain any meat by-products at all. All foods also are without any corn, wheat, soy and synthetic additives.
Blue Buffalo Cat Food products come in different sizes and shapes. They’re available in dry and canned formulas. Bags weigh from 2.5 to 12lb.
Products are arranged into various food lines based on cat’s body weight, age group and sensitivities.
Blue line is organized
For most dogs with long hair fall brings the second heavy shed of the year. Dogs such as the Belgian Sheepdog with it’s jet black coat can be strikingly beautiful if maintained with the appropriate dog grooming supplies.
You will notice during dog grooming that the coat of longhaired dogs is double, with a soft, dense inner coat and a longer, slightly coarser outer coat. The coat on the Belgian for example, is medium long with noticeable fringes on the legs and tail as well as longer and thicker hair around the neck in the ruff and chest area.
While dog grooming a Belgian take note of any white on the toes of the back feet, which can extend between the pads, any white on the front feet is a serious fault in the show ring. The muzzle can have a slight amount of white or gray coloration. In some areas, the coat may fade to a slightly reddish tinge and this is not a fault if it is due to the environment and not to the actual coloration of the dog.
The Belgian Sheepdog as well as all longhaired breeds of dogs “blows” their coat in the spring and fall. This means
To make the task of stopping a dog from growling easier, we ought to understand why the dog growls in the first place. Growling is considered to be an assertive behavior which is triggered by any unfamiliar event, person or even another animal. Thus a dog would growl when an unknown or sometimes known entity comes his way. This is his way of saying that he wants to be left alone or he does not approve what he expects would follow.
In other words, he feels threatened. As soon as the approaching person or animal moves away, this would be interpreted as showing respect to the dog and soon the animal should stop growling. Anyone who has a pet dog at home should understand many such myriad ways in which canines communicate so that there could be safe co-existence between the dog and the rest of the family.
This is especially important when the household has children, who are known to be particularly affectionate towards any pet. What happens when someone ignores the growling and continues to approach the dog casually? The dog treats the situation as threatening and expects adverse events to follow. Therefore he may start barking, or even snap
For most pet owners, pets have become a vital part of their family, and they can’t even begin to imagine life without their companions. So, like your preparations for the safety of yourself and your family, it is important to have the required information and a plan for your pet as well.
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has launched its disaster preparedness app for pet owners. It will help with what to do in case of a natural disaster. It can also save medical records, and will help making life-saving decisions during natural disasters.
It is preferable that your pets are wearing collars and have identification tags. The ASPCA recommends micro-chipping your pet. A microchip can be read by scanner at most animal shelters. However the anyone other than some one from a shelter may not be able to scan the chip so it is important to have a tag as well. Put your important contact information on your pet’s tag.
It is important to decide where you can take your pets in case of an emergency. The red cross is not allowed pets in disaster shelters due to health and safety laws.
While the experts may advise against it, the trend of keeping exotic animals as pets is fast becoming a rage across the world. Interestingly, the list of exotic animals which are sold as pets today includes some species which you must have never imagined in your home.
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Amphibians & Reptiles
4.2 Hermit Crabs/Scorpions/Others
Animals are wonderful companions to have as pets. An animal gives us unconditional love, which cannot be compared to anything else in this world! Dogs and cats are the obvious kind of domestic pets one would love to have around the house. When a dog gives a loving lick or a purring cat sits in your lap, the feeling is simply out of this world! However, there are many who prefer to have exotic animals and birds as pets, rather than the normal domestic species. This could be for any reason. Either they really love the exotic creature and so want to own one and take care of it, or they may want it as a status symbol,
It may seem quite appealing, but the practice of keeping wild animals as pets is not at all a wise thing to do – neither for you, nor for the animal. In this write-up, we will discuss the ill-effects of this practice.
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The practice of keeping wild animals – such as lions, tigers, elephants, wolves, alligators and huge snakes, as pets can be traced back to ancient times wherein keeping such wild pets was considered a status symbol amongst the rich. While the practice continues even today, it is no more restricted to the rich as it was back then. Illegal trade, backyard breeding and auction of exotic animals has made it a lot easy to keep them as pets. Right from spiders and scorpions to considerably large primates and even some big cats, the list of wild animals sought by pet enthusiasts is quite lengthy. But is it wise to keep these animals as pets? Wildlife enthusiasts are strictly against this concept, and cite several reasons to refrain from it.
Why Wild Animals Don’t Make Good Pets?
Wild animals are those species whose behavior is such that they cannot co-exist with humans, and that definition in itself is
Feeding low ash cat food is prescribed to minimize the incidences of urinary tract problems in felines. Carefully select cat food with low ash content and high nutritional value to keep your pet healthy and cheerful.
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When it comes to rearing a cat, you want the best for your pet, in terms of training, grooming, shelter, and most importantly, food. Taking the help of a qualified trainer and maintaining a clean shelter are somewhat easy to manage, as compared to feeding the cat a balanced diet. You should have a thorough knowledge about the nutritional requirements of a cat, with respect to its age, size, and others factors. After all, it is the question of keeping your pet joyful, healthy, and disease free.
Making cat food at home is a good idea. However, it is not always possible to try out homemade recipes. So, a practical solution is to feed both market sold foods and homemade versions in an appropriate ratio. You can seek advice from a qualified veterinarian regarding the ingredients that are healthy for your pet. Also, it is imperative to feed food with a low-ash content, containing correct amounts of magnesium and other trace minerals
If you have just got a box turtle home, you might be wondering about foods to be fed to these turtles. You do not have to worry anymore, as this article will give you information on the foods that should be given to them…
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A box turtle is one among the many species of turtles, and is also known as box tortoise. The specialty of this tortoise is that it possesses a large dome-shaped shell with a movable hinge on its lower part. The hinge helps the turtle to hide inside the shell without showing any part of its flesh. It has become quite popular as a pet in recent years. However, this has actually proved to be dangerous to their lives, because taking care of these turtles is actually a complex and difficult procedure. Most people do not have sufficient information as to how to care for their pet turtle. One of the very important factors that is ignored by many pet owners is its diet, which is extremely important for it to stay healthy for a long time. So, if you have one at home and want to know what it eats, take a look at
When you have a pet in your house, you must create a safe environment in and around the house for them. While doing this, you have to keep a number of things in mind. That is exactly what we are going to talk about here.
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Every pet owner will agree with me that you cannot have a better companion than a pet. You love to see them doing all naughty things. They keep you happy, cheerful and relaxed all the time. Pet care is the sole responsibility of the owner. However, just providing them with food, water, bedding, and toys is not enough. Their safety is equally important. You may invite a lot of trouble if you do not create a pet-friendly home. After all, you cannot keep a constant watch on them. Rather, you should take some needful measures that can prevent any harm to your lovable pet.
Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home
You are aware of the traits of your pets. Depending on their temperaments, needs and demands, you have to make some changes in your home in order to ensure both the pet and the owner live comfortably in the same house. Here are a handful
Chihuahua or Chihuahueño is the smallest breed of canines in the world. The animal is known to be very loyal and gentle by nature. Training a Chihuahua pup involves a lot of patience and regular rewards. Once trained, this canine is the perfect watchdog.
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The Chihuahua is named after a state in Mexico. The dog breed is a popular contender for pet adoption due to its devotion to the household and highly protective, fearless nature. By nature the canine is gentle and loving, and very sweet-tempered. The breed makes excellent watchdogs and they socialize well with their own kind. They are popular companions for the owners and can get vary of strangers. This is what makes them just right for the modern home.
Training the Chihuahua puppy is a very important part of pet care and needs to be addressed in time. There is no real age limit to wait for or consider the pup ‘right for training’. They learn early and maintain leads for life.
Socialization: This is a very important aspect of training. The pup needs to be introduced to members of the family, friends, and other pets as early as possible. The puppy gets well-adjusted
Prednisone is used for treating various medical conditions in both humans and animals. This article outlines the usage of prednisone for dogs, which includes its dosage, possible side effects and some precautions to exercise during its use.
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If you suspect an overdose of prednisone in your pet, then contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435 or a veterinarian.
Prednisone is placed under a class of drugs called corticosteroids. These drugs help manage symptoms of inflammatory conditions and suppress an overactive immune system. In canines, prednisone is commonly prescribed for the treatment of autoimmune conditions. The rest of the article tells you about the proper use of this drug in canines, its common side effects, and a few precautions you must exercise as a pet owner.
Use of Prednisone in Dogs
Prednisone is commonly used to treat the following medical conditions in canines:
• Lupus• Cancer• Anemia• Asthma• Arthritis• Severe itching• Brain swelling• Kidney disease• Addison’s disease• Anaphylactic shock• Spinal cord trauma• Inflammatory bowel disease• Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
☛ Prednisone dosage for dogs depends on the condition that is being treated. The dosage also depends on the response of the sick animal to the treatment
With the onset of winter, it is important to make sure that your pet stays fit and evades any kind of illness. Read this Buzzle article for some useful pet care tips for the colder months.
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The sense of smell of dogs is weak during winter. Hence, never take them outdoors without a leash, as they may panic during a snowstorm or thunder, run away, and get lost.
The drop in temperature during winters is never too kind. Like we prepare ourselves for the extreme cold, taking care of our pets during such a weather is equally important. Paying attention to small details will help them fight the harsh conditions without affecting their health.
For Cats and Dogs
Keep Them Indoors
No matter how much your pet loves spending time in your backyard, keeping it outside your house for long during winter should be avoided. Outdoor exercise should be minimized. The temperatures at which your pet is safe outside should be consulted with your veterinarian.
Do Not Shave Their Coat
The thick fur coat on dogs and cats serves as a natural insulator during the colder months. Hence, avoid shaving your pet unless it is absolutely necessary. Also, do not
Keeping a duck as a pet is no easy task and knowing what you’re getting yourself into is what matters. If you’re ready to take on this responsibility, then the following article will give you tips on how to care for pet ducks.
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When you decide to get a pet, there’s a lot of thinking that goes into whether you can handle it, and if you’ll be able to undertake the responsibility of caring of one. Be it a dog, cat, bird, fish, rabbit, turtle, or any other kind of creature or animal that can count as a pet, keeping one, and of course caring for them, is as big a job as any. You have to make sure they have all they need, that they’re safe in the environment you put them in, that their health is kept in check, and so on. Therefore, be prepared to know how to care for pet ducks, because if you’re not, you’ll be backing out of it in no time and wallowing in regret.
It is important to also know which breeds make for a good pet. From the following breeds, you can find out which one is available in your
Your pet is part of your family, so why would you want to board him, when you can take him with you on a vacation? But, here are some tips that would help you…
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Many people have pets that they consider to be valued members of the family. Yet, whenever they make plans to hit the road or take to the skies to go on a vacation, they start lining up a spot at the local kennel to house their pet, while they go gallivanting off to have a great vacation. Well, if your pet is such a valued member of your family, why not take him along with you?
Fortunately, modern modes of travel have branched out to new approaches that welcome four-legged furry passengers. Most airlines offer options for traveling with pets, either by carrying them in the cargo hold or inside the cabin of the plane. Costs for taking your pet with you on a flight can vary among airlines, and each company has its own requirements and restrictions. But don’t make any assumptions and don’t take any chances―check with your airline before you even make plans, and be sure that you have all the
Just because you have to find a new home doesn’t mean your pet can’t come with you! You just need to keep a few things in mind…
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If you don’t own your own home, pet ownership can seem a little risky. What happens if and when you have to move? Just because your current landlord is okay with pets doesn’t mean your next one will be as accepting. Moving is one of the most common reasons why pets are surrendered to shelters. Pet owners often think they have no choice but to give their animal up for adoption. It might be unavoidable in some cases, but for many people, there are ways to find housing that will allow both you and your pet to take up residence.
Scour the Internet!
The Internet makes the search for housing much easier than it ever was. Now you can compare apartments side-by-side. My favorite tool is Craigslist. There are far more listings there than anywhere else, because it doesn’t cost a thing to create a listing. When you search, you can select ‘cat friendly’ or ‘dog friendly’. If you have a pet other than a cat or a dog, you should