Nov
02

Four pillars of effective puppy training tips for beginners

Four pillars of effective puppy training tips for beginners
Puppies never fail to bring a smile to people's face and you've decided it's time to finally own one. So you excitedly pick one that tugs at your heart, gently bring it home with all his supplies, and set up his new home - fully dog proofed no less. Now what? Well, you've been a responsible dog owner thus far, now it's time to get him trained. House training a puppy is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. If you're new, don't worry-- everybody was at one point. Here are some puppy training tips effective enough for experts to use and easy enough for us to follow.
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Oct
27

The potty training dogs manual

The potty training dogs manual
Are you loving your dog only until he plants another bomb in your immaculate living room carpet? It seems that your home can benefit greatly from some potty training dogs tips. Here are some simple techniques that will keep you and your pet's love fest undisturbed in a few short weeks. House training dogs is not exactly the most enjoyable part of dog ownership; this is why you will find many adult dogs still untrained in the ways of proper toilet habits. It is always simpler to teach puppies but training older dogs on this is still a relatively manageable goal.
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Oct
27

A professional's dog training tips exposed!

A professional's dog training tips exposed!
Contrary to popular opinion, anyone can train their dogs. Whoever told you it can't be done have used incorrect methods or have failed because they gave up too soon. Nothing tests your patience like dog training; but staying on course until you see the fruits of your labor is incredibly rewarding. Not only will your home be clean and shiny, you will have a better social life and a happier relationship with your pet.

Let's start by looking into what goes on inside the mind of your dog so we can better grasp the reasons behind the given dog training tips. People are logical and intelligent creatures (most of us anyway). We can correctly assume the outcome of any given situation through reasoning skills and basic common sense. Dogs on the other hand, are lovable but not as smart. They understand only through simple reactions and a consistent repetition of unchanging commands. For instance, we understand that 'Come!', 'Let's go!', or 'Come here!' mean the same thing. But with dogs, all three phrases are as different as different can be. He might go to you after the millionth time of calling him but that doesn't mean he understands what you're trying to say.

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Oct
15

Canine diabetes 101: Symptoms to look out for

Canine diabetes 101: Symptoms to look out for
One out of ten dogs suffers from canine diabetes. What makes it dangerous is that its symptoms are not always noticeable yet its adverse effects are irreversibly damaging the dog?s organs and internal systems. This sickness is gradual in its progression, but definite in the havoc it is creating. Diabetes must be treated as soon as possible or else will prove fatal to the dog.

Certain breeds are more prone to having diabetes. This disease will also show itself around the seventh to ninth year of the canine?s life. There are limited options, if any at all, that will help your pet if he is diagnosed with diabetes in the more advanced stages. Listed are symptoms of dog diabetes that you should look out for.

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Jul
31

Information that could save your dog from canine hip dysplasia

Information that could save your dog from canine hip dysplasia
What do you know about canine hip dysplasia? It is a skeletal disorder suffered by the canine when the ball and socket of his hips are not perfectly fitted together. Sometimes, the reason for this is also is because the tissue that binds the ball and socket are not strong enough. We can only imagine what a painful experience even regular movement can be for the dog.

Hip dysplasia is, more often than not, a genetic abnormality that will develop as the dog grows older. Sometimes though, it can be caused by an injury sustained in the puppy's legs and have not been treated properly. Symptoms do not usually manifest until much later on and the harm in this is that when it is not addressed medically, may result in the dog not being able to walk at all.

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Jul
31

Homemade dog food simplified

Homemade dog food simplified
If you are like me, you love your pet and want the very best for them. We provide them with wonderful homes, groom them well and feed them with what we think are the best dog food in the market today. Well, the home and grooming is great; but did you know that homemade food may be a better alternative to most of the goods you see on grocery aisles? That's right; give the best by giving homemade pet food to your beloved pet.

There is one important thing you need to know. Leftover table scraps are not qualified as homemade dog food. Pieces of bone, seed, tough stems and even animal fat should not be fed to the canine. If you consistently have meals that are healthy and low in sodium then go ahead, hand him some of those uneaten vegetables under the table. Otherwise, it will be best to prepare a healthful diet specific to him.

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