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12 Mistakes People make with Their Birds

I don’t know any one who started out wanting anything less than a loving home for their bird. However, because they didn’t know all they needed to know about caring for their bird, mistakes were made, and their bird suffered as a result.

Even with all the information available to us, we still don’t know all there is to know about having birds as pets. It’s a continuous discovery and mistakes will be made. If you find yourself making some of the mistakes discussed below, forgive yourself. Do the research, learn what you need to know and change it.

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Finding good homes for cats and kittens

Finding good homes for cats and kittens can be a difficult task.  Giving them away from a cardboard box in your supermarket's parking lot is not considered finding a good home!

You need to make sure that the adopters are willing to make the commitment to care for a cat for the next twenty years. Did you ever wonder what happened to them after they were taken away?

To be honest, not everyone who adopts one of your sweet little kittens or puppies is being totally honest with you when they say the animal will have a good home.

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Poodle (Standard) Puppy and Dog Information

The standard Poodle is a highly intelligent, proud and good natured dog. They are good watch dogs and are generally good with other pets and other dogs. They are usually good with older children. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. They do need plenty of exercise and a properly fenced in enclosure is ideal. They need extensive grooming.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the standard Poodle is 22 to 27 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 45 to 70 pounds.

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5 tips to selecting the right dog trainer...

Having a pooch for a friend is a wonderful experience, but for best results, Rover will need some training. A well – mannered dog can truly be part of the family, and be welcomed almost everywhere, while an untrained one may be a joy to you, but avoided by everyone else. Choosing a good dog trainer can make the difference between a peaceful pup or a catastrophic canine. Here are five tips for choosing the right trainer.

1. Get references from pet owners who have previously used the dog trainer you are considering. If he or she is reputable, references won't be a problem. Ask the previous dog owners some specific questions about how this trainer deals with dogs. A dog trainer must have authority over the animal, but shouldn't gain it by physical force or loud yelling. Dogs that can't be trained by quieter, more controlled methods might need a special pinching collar. Ask the previous clients about yelling and brute force.

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Training older dog requires adaptability...

Training older dog issues require some adaptability. When you're considering training older dog techniques, you have to keep in mind what senior dog problems your older dog has. Here are some of the training older dog considerations you need to think about:

1. Older dogs may have joint problems. There are some things your older dog isn't going to be able to do. If, for example, you are trying to teach your senior dog to jump up, if your dog isn't doing what you want, it may be because the jump is physically difficult for him because he has older dog joint problems. Even simple tasks like sitting and lying down can be hard for dogs.

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Puppy teeth need more than human fingers to chew on...

Puppy teeth care isn't something most new puppy owners think about. After all, house training is a lot more compelling when you bring that new puppy home. But if you want your puppy to grow into a dog with health teeth, you need to think about puppy teeth.

In order for a dog to have healthy teeth throughout his life, he needs dog dental care. Establishing a routine of dog dental care when your dog is a puppy will make that dental care much easier for the whole of your dog's life.

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