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Dog Training: Teaching Your Dog Self-Control
Is your dog one of those that pulls at his leash constantly
whenever there is a distraction? A child walks by, or he
sees another dog? If a cat or small animal scoots by, or if
a car whooshes in front of him, does he tug to get closer?
Is he hard to manage while visiting the vet, or when you
have visitors? If the answer is yes to any of these
questions, then your dog training needs to include
self-control measures. A child is taught similar things
when they are growing up (don't put your hand on the stove,
or you can't have a cookie unless you ask, first), a dog
requires the same kind of love and attention, too.
Our Children's Story
One we must regrettably share with our children for they
most certainly will find out on their own. PREFACE: We hope
they learn from our foibles stemming from ignorance, apathy
Breed Success in Your Puppy Search
The numbers will make any pet lover blanch with disgust,
anger, and sadness. The Humane Society of the United States
calculates that as many as 500,000 puppies every year are
sold in pet shops, and that many of these pet shops buy
their pets from the worst breeders-so-called puppy mills.
Two Tails Are Better Than One
Training one dog can be hard enough, but two, now that's a
handful. If you have puppies then break out the biscuits
and get ready for some serious repetition.
My Needs are Simple and Few!
My dear owner,Thank you once again for giving me shelter.
(Lick, slurp, lick, slurp) Aside from food, shelter and
love, my needs are simple and few! Since I am dependent
upon you to provide for me, we should discuss my basic
Kids and Pets, Will it Work?
How can my child benefit from having a pet?1.Social skills
Why Don't I Understand My Dog?
I have encountered folks who have complained to me about
their numerous (dog) behavior problems. And interestingly
enough, I usually discover that most of the behavioral
problems are linked to a common factor.
Are You Listening To Your Cat Talking?
Is your cat talking to you? Many cat lovers claim that their
feline pets talk to them. They believe their cats can
communicate vocally with them and tell them what they want,
how they are feeling, and ask how their day has been! So,
can domestic cats talk? Can the meows and trills that
emanate from your kitty really be described as your cat
talking to you? Yes it can!, and no it can't.
A Look at Discount Dog Beds
Many people want to make sure their family pet has just the
right bed, but might not be willing to pay the (often quite
hefty) price. It's actually more difficult to find designer
and luxury dog beds especially for oversized pets than it
is to find discount dog beds for average sized animals.
Why Exotic Pets Should Not Be Banned
We all know how special interest groups can blow things out
of proportion - like the nonexistent "Exotic Pet Crisis."
If you listened to some animal rights groups, you'd think
keeping exotic pets is cruel, dangerous, and even bordering
on treason! Before you buy that agenda, consider that a
junior high student once made a convincing case for banning
dihydrogen monoxide: colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it
kills thousands of people every year.
Using Dog Leash Training to Control Your Pooch
Many pet owners don't like using a leash, for a wide
variety of reasons: "My dog stays right next to me." "He
pulls the leash too much.
Cleft Palate In Dogs
Sometimes puppies are born that can't suckle properly, and
it's almost alway's because they have a cleft palate. A
cleft palate can be a complete division up the middle of
the palate, or roof of the mouth, or it can just be a small
hole in the palate.
Protecting the Smallest Member of Your Family: A Step-by-step Guide to Pet Insurance
Let's face it - Fido and Fluffy are an important part of your family. Do you want to have to assign a dollar value
to them if they become sick or injured? That may well be the case if you don't have pet health insurance.
Breeding Your Goldfish
If you are keen on breeding Goldfish, you should know that it's not an easy task. It will take a lot of patience, a lot of space in the tank and quite a bit of money too.
Ensure a Good Relationship Between Your Cat and Your Kids
Many parents know that the best way for children to learn
compassion and the importance of keeping commitments is by
helping to care for a pet. Children learn from watching the
adults in their lives.
Treat Fleas Naturally and Avoid Vaccinations, for a Truly Healthy Dog
An essential to your dog's health is his/her regular annual
checkup with the vet. The vaccinations* which are given to
your dog each year supposedly ensure your dog's immunity to
some common infectious diseases.
Dog Obedience Training
Dog obedience training begins with the owner. There are several tips to keep in mind before starting any dog obedience training.
You Don't Get a Second Chance!
I'm sure you're aware of the bad reputation Pitbulls have.
That reputation is mostly based on ignorance and
irresponsible owners that don't take the time to learn
about the breeds special needs.
A Dog Bit Me, Whom Can I Sue?
Any person, whether a minor or adult, having been bitten or
knocked down by an animal improperly or inadequately
leashed or contained can sue for injuries or death caused
by a bite or knock-down. You can sue the person who has or
was responsible for the animal.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets - A Guide for Pet-Care Business Professionals
June is Disaster Preparedness for Pets month - but if
you're a pet-care business professional it's always a good
time to make sure you've got a plan in place to administer
to the needs of all the pets in your care when and if a
disaster strikes.Whether you live in a rural township that
is prone to flooding, hurricanes or snowstorms, or you live
in a metropolitan area that is prone to the above or may
one day be a target of a man-made disaster, having a plan
to help your clients and their pets is invaluable.