Subscribe: PET DOG
http://petdogsfood.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Added By: margaritoklein86 Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
crate  dog food  dog health  dog training  dog  dogs  find  food  health  home  make  pet  pets  puppy  teeth  time  training 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: PET DOG

PET DOG



Dedicated to promoting the good health of your dogs and cats by offering safe and natural dog food and cat food and other healthy pet products.



Updated: 2015-09-16T10:43:18.691-07:00

 



Why Should You Buy a Dog Kennel

2009-08-26T10:02:52.344-07:00

Dogs by nature are animals that get a safe feeling in a den,
much like their cousins the wolves. If you can introduce your
dog to the plastic or wire kennel correctly, it provides a
feeling of security and becomes a refuge. Many times your dog
will be in need of some peace and quiet, or to just get away
from the busy activities in your home.

For this reason, kennels can be a great tool for house
training. An appropriately-sized kennel will be a huge aid
toward this effort as usually a puppy will not soil the place
where they must lay. Kennels will help a puppy control his or
her bladder as they must hold urination until they are let out
at certain times of the day. In the first three days you have
your puppy or dog, he should be confined to the kennel only and
let out at planned times to go outside and urinate. After eating
and a brief playtime your dog should be kenneled again to assure
they don't wander off and urinate somewhere in your home. One
hour after eating, take your dog outside and repeat the command
to go potty. This method of kennel training is the best way to
house train your pet.

A kennel is also good for protecting your home. Puppies or
grown dogs tend to get curious and wander in your home most
times finding something to chew on that they shouldn't. Since
dogs have a natural love of a den type situation, they will love
to go to thier kennel to rest or to just chill out for a while.
A puppy espeically should be confined to a small area or kennel
until they are fully house trained. Make sure they have toys or
chew bones to keep them occupied in their kennel.

Kennel's are also good for keeping your pet contained on a long
trip in the car. Safety is key with pets in the car and often
they will get underfoot and cause accidents if they are not
contained in a kennel.

A wire mesh kennel is a good selection for all uses. Great for
in your home or in the back of your car. And most kennel's come
with a plastic pan in the bottom to collect any accidents that
may occur. Wire mesh provides them with a great veiw of whats
going on around them, thus giving them a sense that they are
still part of whats going on in the area.

If you have any questions on Dog Supplies or Posh Pampered
Pets, please call 979-221-7251 or email us at
info@... Our home office is located in Waller,
Texas, with warehouses located throughout the United States such
as Detroit Michigan (MI), Indianapolis Indiana (IN),
Jacksonville Florida (FL), San Francisco California (CA), ,
Kansas City MO, Miami, Florida (FL), Raleigh-Durham, North
Carolina (NC), Washington DC, Los Angeles, California (CA),
Fayetteville, Arkansas ( AR), San Francisco California (CA),
Columbus Ohio (OH).


About The Author: This article was written by Janine Carter,
owner of Posh Pampered Pets. If you have any questions regarding
http://www.poshpamperedpets.com/modular-dog-kennels-and-pet-fenc-t-25.html




Saint Bernard Dog: The Great Rescuer Barry

2009-08-04T10:12:22.411-07:00

Dogs are great rescuers. We all know that, but some of them are
better at the job than others. What could be nobler than saving
lives. Barry, who lived and made history between 1800 and 1814,
was one of the greatest rescue dogs the world has ever seen.
Barry was a Saint Bernard dog who earned worldwide fame for the
brave rescue operations he carried out during his lifetime. His
painting by Salvatore Rosa still hangs in a hospice in the Alps
of Switzerland.

Saint Benard dogs have such a keen sense of smell that they can
smell out people burried deep in the snow. Barry, like other
Saint Bernard dogs, was trained by the monks to rescue lost
travelers in the Alps. The Bernards, on finding a man to be
recued, lie on top of the person and start licking his face to
wake him up. Simultaneously they bark out aloud calling the
monks for assistance, hearing which the monks would come with a
stretcher and warm blankets to keep the person warm. The fellow
is then taken to the monastry and is served warm tea and food.

Barry was an expert rescue dog well versed with the rescue
drill and amongst his famous rescue adventures there is this
famous story about a young boy who was found stranded on an icy
ledge, all covered with thick snow under an ongoing, heavy
snowfall. It was not possible for any man to climb that icy
ledge, but Barry braving all adversity crawled inch by inch to
the injured boy. As the drill has it, Barry started licking the
boy's face but the snowfall was too heavy and the ledge too
difficult to climb for any monk to reach the boy. So, there was
no help coming. The boy, however, woke up due to Barry's warm
licks and wrapped his arms around Barry's strong neck. The dog
pulled him carefully and bravely from the ledge and brought him
to safety.

It is just one of the many gallant rescue stories of this great
rescuer Saint Bernard. He lived from 1800 to 1814 and saved more
than 40 lives in his lifetime.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dog training and care visit
http://www.thepetdogs.com/




Human-Animal Bond in High Tech-Low Touch Society

2009-08-04T10:04:26.439-07:00

Would you like to feel less stressed, to be in great physicalhealth, to laugh more, and to be loved unconditionally? What Iam prescribing are the benefits of the human-animal bond. Welive in a high tech-low touch society. Our communication isconstant with emails, voice mail, text messaging, and automatedcompany phones. We are never "not connected" and for somepeople, that is a source of stress. However, we can go forextended periods of time without actually talking to a realperson in our 24/7 world. We need our connections with animalsfor many reasons. Bonds can be formed with a wide array ofanimals including dogs, cats, horses, birds, or even exoticanimals like snakes. Our pets are with us through life passagessuch as marriage, family additions, divorce, loss of jobs, anddeath of loved ones. Their influence and impact on us can beprofound.The American Veterinary Medical Association Census of 2007reported that 37% of American households have dogs and 32% ofhouseholds have cats. However, cats outnumber dogs, 81 millionto 72 million. According to the American Association ofHuman-Animal Bond Veterinarians, the human-animal bond is amutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people andother animals. Founded in 1982, the Center for the Human-AnimalBond at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicineexplores the dynamic relationships between people, animals andtheir environment. The Delta Foundation was established in 1977to understand the quality of the relationship between petowners, pets, and care givers, both human and veterinary. Today,the Delta Society is known for the Human-Animal HealthConnection.Pets can offer a wide variety of physical and psychologicalbenefits to adults and children. What are the physical benefits?Numerous studies have been conducted to research the affects ofpets in our lives. Highlights of a few studies include thefollowing results. Pet owners have lower blood pressure as wellas lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners.Pet owners have better physical health due to exercise withtheir pets. Dog ownership increases the odds for survival inpersons who have had a heart attack from 1 in 15 to 1 in 87.Heart attack sufferers who own a dog have an eight times betterchance of surviving one year as opposed to non-owners. Seniorswho own dogs go to the doctor less often than those who do nothave dogs. Medication costs dropped from an average of $3.80 perpatient per day to $1.18 per patient per day when nursing homesin Texas, Missouri, and New York allowed for pets and plants tobe introduced into the patient's environment.What are the psychological benefits? Pets are stress busters."Can you really look at a sleeping cat and be tense?" asks JanePauley. They also help us relax and focus our attention on themand not our worries and concerns. When I return home from achallenging work day that was topped off with navigating stopand go traffic snarls, my cat, Lexie Lee, changes my moodimmediately. I bet my blood pressure drops as well! When we arewith our animals, we can take our masks off and let our guarddown and just be true to ourselves.My beloved cat, Tatianna, did not care if my hair was unkempt,my spirits depressed, or my face a fright! She was always by myside, blue eyes focused, content to sit and purr on my lap. Petslift our spirits by decreasing feelings of loneliness andisolation.Pets make us laugh. All I have to do is get out Lexie Lee'sfeather toy that dangles on a pole, swing it around the room afew times, and watch her acrobatics in catching the feathers,and I am laughing. Pets offer us unconditional love.Just being able to pet them and having something to touch is animportant part of our psychological welfare. When I need a breakfrom my high tech-low touch work, I know Lexie Lee will eagerlyjoin me on the couch to be petted or brushed. Pets give us asafe environment to express our thoughts, fears, and feelings,and we will not be judged, but supported by their mere presence.We can rehea[...]



Dog Training Collar aka Shock Collar Buyers' Guide

2009-07-30T10:47:03.202-07:00

In an era of high speed Internet access, cell phones, and palmpilot organizers, it was only a matter of time before dogtrainer would adopt the electronic training collar as anacceptable and humane way of training dogs. Notice I did not usethe term "shock collar". The reason will become clear after abrief look into the evolution of "The Dog Training Collar".More than 30 years ago, electronic collars made their way intothe dog-training scene. However, because the first generation ofdog training collars were only capable of delivering one levelof stimulation to the dog, they where appropriately nicknamedshock collars. These collars required the trainer to select thelevel of correction by inserting an "intensity plug" into thecollar (before putting the collar on the dog for training, oncethe collar was on the dog they could not change the intensitylevel). This plug would then cause the collar to emit the samelevel of stimulation for all corrections issued during thesession, regardless of how small or large the infraction – hencethe nickname - shock collars.The term shock collar had a very negative connotation thatdramatically decreased their widespread acceptance in thedog-training arena. It was commonly stated that, "Only hardheaded dogs that could not be trained by traditional means whererun with shock collars". As a result, very few professionaltrainers were public about their use of electronic dog collarsfearing that clients would not entrust dogs to their care.However, some professionals, including legendary Rex Carr, whereup-front about their use of electronic collars and workeddiligently at developing a training program that utilized thecollar in a way dogs could understand. Rex quickly became knowas a pioneer of training retrievers with electronic collars. Infact, most if not all training techniques used today withretrievers are derivate from Rex's original work.Recognizing the limitations of the first generation ofelectronic dog training collars, manufacturers worked to refinetheir design. It was only until the release of the secondgeneration of electronic collars that allowed the trainer tovary the level of intensity from the hand-held transmitter. Thetrainer could now select from one of three levels of intensityfor a particular "intensity plug": high, medium and low. Thisdesign still had its shortcomings. The trainer still only had 3levels of stimulation to choose from and the lowest level ofstimulation was typically inappropriate for simple corrections.While the second generation of electronic collars was a greatadvancement in dog training collars, this technology wasreplaced in the last decade by collars that gave the trainer theability to select multiple levels of intensity from thetransmitter. This single advancement combined with customereducation has done more for the widespread acceptance of theelectronic collar than any other advancement in the collar'shistory.Manufacturers quickly recognized that a great design alone wasnot going to give their product the acceptance needed to supporttheir newfound industry; it was only through education that newcustomers would understand how to use these training devices toadvance their dog in a proper manner. The most significant formof education came when Tri-Tronics released a book written byJim and Phyllis Dobbs and Alice Woodward, Tri-Tronics TrainingRetrievers. This book focused on incorporating electroniccollars in all phases of training retrievers and walked thereader through a series of detailed steps, bringing a dog from Ato Z.As a result of the technological advancements and theeducational support provided by manufacturers, the days of the"shock collar" are gone, giving way to the remote trainingcollars. Today, like cell phones, its becoming more difficult tofind someone who trains without an electronic collar.The remainder of this article will focus on the technologyfound in many of the collars manufactured[...]



Bringing A New Pup Home

2009-07-25T12:04:14.409-07:00

So you got a little cutie puppy in your hand. He looks so cute
with his little sweet nose and playful eyes. So what next?
Naturally, you'll take the little one home...Wait for a second.
It may not be as easy as it seems. Being a pet lover, you have
many pets at home as well, and this one is a new pet and not the
only one!

In that case it is you who is responsible to build comfort
between your pets. They after all have to coexist peacefully
under one roof. If you are concerned as to how your other pets
would take to their new companion, your concerns are valid
because different animals react differently to the presence of
an additional pet. So the introduction can be a lot more tricky
than the Hello-I-am-Alice kind of very human introductions.

Ensure that you give an entire day to the animal to warm up to
its surrounding and to get accustomed to the presence of other
pet(s). When you bring it home make sure that you keep him
company. Don't leave him home alone. That could make him very,
very uncomfortable.

Now, if you have a cat at home, you need to be extra careful.
Not too much, just a little prudence would do. On the first few
times when the puppy and cat come face to face, make sure that
the puppy is on lease so that you could pull him clear of the
cat in case he reacts unpredictably. Cats are normally very
territorial and tend to assert their territorial rights. The
puppy must be made to understand early that he is not supposed
to intrude into the cat's personal space, neither should he
meddle with cats things. They'll eventually grow friendly, but
if they do not contact your vet as soon as you can.

If there is another dog at home, the lease rule remains so that
no uncalled for harm is done. If there are many dogs at home,
ensure that the puppy gets to know each of them separately and
there is no collective introduction. The little one should not
be taken to the big dog, for in that case the big one will be
meeting the young one in his territory, which could be rather
menancing the newcomer.

A little bit of growling and sniffing is natural but snapping
and biting are not. So, if they indulge in any such unacceptable
behaviour, they must be disciplined. Make sure that your current
dog does not feel left out on the account of the new pet. So,
make sure that your affection towards him increases.

Seniority must be maintained in eating and playing. So, when it
is time to eat, the new one should eat separately and its food
should be served only after the older ones. The new toys must
also first go to the senior pets.

They'll gradually grow into good companions and you'll have a
nice little happy family of friendly pets.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dogs visit http://www.thepetdogs.com/




Bringing That Sweetest Little 'puppy' Home

2009-07-25T11:59:36.511-07:00

The cutest dog you must have seen is not of any certain breed
and if you think hard enough you'll find that the cutest and
prettiest of dogs are not actually dogs; they are puppies.

There is nothing quite as cut as a little doggy. He jumps
around like a furry tennis ball. Energetic, bubbly and happy, it
ever seems so pleased, so unbothered and so unperturbed by the
worries of life and living. A ball of happy innocence. What else
do you need to relax after a hectic day of work. No massage in
the world can relax you as completely as the very sight of
little doggy. And if you have kids, nothing like it. They make
the best picture together- little ones playing together.

So far as training is concerned, puppies are best pupils
because they learn quickly and without their personal
prejudices. Now if you are ready to get a puppy for yourself you
may rush to the nearby pet store to check if they have anything
that catches your fancy. It is best to bring in a puppy in the
morning so that it gets enough time to get used to its
surroundings before it's bedtime.

Do not leave the puppy alone for long durations immediately
after having brought him home. The little one should not be left
alone at home from day two because it is likely to sadden him a
lot. The fellow would miss its companions a lot after being
separated from them. So, make sure that someone is there to take
care of it when you are not around.

These little things have a simple life, especially those who
have just weaned. All they do is eat-sleep-play, eat-sleep-play.
Nothing else. Take care that you have his little sleeping bed
ready when he feels tired because the fellow is likely to
stretch right there where it feels tired. Cuddle it and take it
to his bed and lay him there. Eventually, he will get into the
habit of coming around to sleep where he wakes up regularly.

Feeding is important too because they are frequent eaters in
the beginning. A 12 week old puppy eats four times a day. When
it is 12 weeks to 6 months old, you may reduce it to 3 times a
day. Between six months and one year of age, it would be happy
with one meal a day, of course depending upon the overall size
and weight of it.

And don't forget the puppies are much like children. Scold them
gently and praise them profusely. That's the best way to train
them.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dogs visit http://www.thepetdogs.com/




Training Dogs: Tips On Breaking Bad Pet Habits

2009-07-25T11:55:56.421-07:00

You want a nice, disciplined dog, who doesn't chew on anything
and everything in the sight and doesn't deafen you with his
needless barks. These are one of the most common dog problems
and can be really irritating at times. They can, however, be
corrected by proper training. Here are a few effective ways of
bringing in correction in your dog's habits:

Barking
Barking come naturally to them, and what use is a dog that
doesn't even bark. However, at time dogs overdo it and keep
barking without a reason and sometimes even after their barks
have been taken cognizance of and the offending element removed.
Then, it is high time he had his lessons in "barking habits."

Most often dogs bark to tell the owner what they feel he must
know, like an intruder, any unusual moving object, any unusual
activity or sound. They feel that it is important for them to
inform you at the earliest. This kind of warning bark is
perfectly alright, but if your dog keep barking even after
having been told not to, he needs to be trained about it.

In such situations take a squirt bottle filled with water, and
every time the dog barks unnecessarily squirt the liquid right
in his face after telling him not to bark in a loud "No". The
liquid or the squirt wouldn't harm the creature but he wouldn't
like it and would get the message eventually. This is
disciplinary action and must be adopted only when the dog
doesn't respond to your verbal commands. Keep it as a second
option and not the first.

Chewing
Chewing is not only destructive but is potentially dangerous to
the dog as well, because they might ingest pieces of plastic or
wood or any other harmful object that could block their
intestines, which could be life threatening. Puppies' chewing is
acceptable because that's part of teething, but if the habit is
retained into adulthood, it needs to be corrected.

It is better to start early. So, you need not wait till the dog
grows up to teach him not to chew on things that are not meant
for his chewing. The strategy for the pup as well as for the dog
remain the same. Get some toys for the dog to chew on, and train
him to restrict his chewing to them. Watch him carefully and if
he chews on things other than his chew toys, look into his eyes
at close quarters and say in a loud voice, "No!" and then offer
one of his chew toys. He would get the message as to what has to
be chewed on and what not.

Begging for food
Never give the dog to eat from your dinner table or your plate.
Make him learn that he gets nothing by begging for food but gets
to eat at the proper time. And if, unfortunately you already
have a dog who has such a habit lock him up in another room
while you eat.

You want dogs to behave well, but good behaviour is not
something one is born with. One-- be it a human or a dog-- has
to learn to behave. So, right training is the key.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dog training and care visit




Where Did Zoos Come From?

2009-07-25T11:49:46.505-07:00

What country has the most?Were animals tamed in the Stone Age?Where was there ever an all-day parade of wildlife?Whose zoo required 10,000 keepers?Intriguing questions all. Here are some of the answers myresearch uncovered.We know that the first zoos of which we have recorded evidenceare those pictured on the walls of Egyptian tombs. Paintingsaround 2500 B.C. depict gazelles, wild goats, oryx and otherantelopes as zoo animals.History also tells us the Chinese kept wild animals in "parksof intelligence," starting about 3,000 years ago.But I was also interested to find that even back in the StoneAge, man apparently tamed dogs, horses, goats and cattle fordomestic use.During my years on the San Diego Zoo staff, I learned that aslong ago as the 10th century, Europe had zoos. In the 1960s some400 collections existed in the world, our country claiming themost with 87, followed by Germany's 42 menageries open to thepublic.The classical Greeks are said to have revolutionized the zooconcept of only belonging to the rich and powerful. By the 5thCentury B.C. common people could pay to see caged birds and wildanimals.Alexander the Great had special animal collectors attached tohis armies to gather specimens for the royal zoos. In thosedays, monkeys from Africa and Asia were common household pets inGreece.In the 3rd Century B.C., Alexandria, sometimes called theworld's greatest city, apparently had one of the finest zoos ofits time. Its wild inhabitants were paraded to the huge stadiumevery year on the day of the Feast of Dionysus.One such parade, during the reign of Ptolemy II, reportedlytook all day to pass the reviewing stand! The parade included 24lions, 14 leopards, 96 elephants, 16 ostriches, 16 cheetahs, awhite bear, 12 camels, a giraffe, a huge python, innumerabledeer, antelopes, gazelles and even rhinoceros.Rich Romans had private zoos. But the imperial city eventuallyhad a government zoo, mainly to provide animals for the circusesin the Coliseum. This zoo was limited to the wildest, largestand fiercest animals.Private zoos in early Rome concentrated on birds, the morebrilliantly feathered, the better.The next notable western zoo had to wait until the first greatwestern emperor appeared. Charlemagne had a trio of zoos, withmonkeys and an elephant donated by Haroun al Raschid, the caliphof "The 100l Nights."Even William the Conqueror, not a particularly rich or powerfulking, had a small royal zoo. It turned out to be a forerunner ofthe deer parks that became popular among England's landedgentry.Marco Polo claimed that Kublai Khan had the greatest zoo up tohis time. It required, Marco claimed, 10,000 zoo keepers!Emperor Frederick II had three permanent zoos in Italy. He sentsome specimens from them to his friend Henry III of England.That began the English king's zoo, housed in the Tower ofLondon.In one way, Louis XIV of France was the father of the modernzoo. He built his Menagerie du Parc at Versailles on a unifiedplan, much like modern zoos, with cages and enclosures groupedtogether. Until then zoos had been spread over the owner'sparkland, aviaries in place, bear pits in another, and lioncages far away.Louis also landscaped his zoo, and put in plants and trees asrare and exotic as some of his animals. This may well have beenthe first zoological garden, as contrasted with menagerie.A few centuries later, the San Diego Zoo was the first majorU.S. zoo to build on that concept. Today the horticulture isbelieved to be worth more than the collection of 5,000 exotics.However, the Philadelphia Zoological Society planned the firstU.S. zoo back in 1859, but start of construction was held upwhen the Civil War broke out. It finally opened in 1874, havingbeen rushed to completion in time for the Centennial Expositionof 1876.The San Diego Zoo also got its start with an internationalfair, the Panama-California [...]



How to Brush My Dogs Teeth

2009-07-24T11:02:12.222-07:00

A devoted dog owner does everything humanly possible to ensuretheir dogs hygiene. However, one area that bewilders dog ownersis how to brush my dogs teeth?Why Brush A Dog's Teeth?Dogs suffer from a variety of tooth problems, just like theirowners:1. Loose teeth2. Abscess teeth3. Cavities 4. Periodontal diseaseThe common symptom of periodontal disease is bad breath. Infact, 98% of all dogs with bad breath suffer from periodontaldisease. If there is a delay in treatment, the bacterialinfection can develop and spread to the dog's kidney, liver,heart and brain.Thus, it becomes important to brush the dogs teeth.Steps In Brushing A Dog's Teeth:Many dog owners take their dogs to the vet for a regular teethcleaning. Many vets offer medical plans for pets that includethis important routine. Usually they will put the dog to sleepor medicate the dog to avoid bites. This is safer for the dogand the vet. However, if you cannot afford to do this and/orchoose to do it yourself, below are the steps to take incleaning your dog's teeth. 1. Allow a vet to check the dog's teeth before brushing.Otherwise, brushing may be painful, and it will associatebrushing with pain. 2. The dog needs to be used to the owner checking its mouthregularly. Reward the dog for cooperation.3. Get a pet dental kit from a pet store. It needs to have apet toothbrush, pet toothpaste and a finger toothbrush that theowner can wear on a finger and brush the dog's teeth.4. Human toothpaste is not edible and dogs are likely toswallow toothpaste.. Therefore, try to buy beefy flavoredtoothpaste that the dog can enjoy. In addition, avoidtoothpastes with detergents, salt or baking soda. Instead, tryto buy toothpastes containing fluoride and enzymes, as they aregood for dogs' teeth.5. Ease in the brushing process. On day one, merely wipe thedog's teeth with gauze. Later, adapt the pet to warm waterbrushing. Finally, add toothpaste.6. To brush the dog's teeth, place the brush bristles at a45-degree angle to the teeth, at the border where the teeth meetthe gums. Gently, move the brush in an oval motion, to completeten back-and-forth motions. Then, move the brush to cover atleast 3-4 teeth at a time.7. Remember to brush the dogs teeth all the way to the back,which is where most problems develop.Other Important Tips:A dog's dental hygiene will not be flawless, if you only brushthe dog's teeth. Try some of these tips to ensure a good dentalhealth for the dog: 1. To avoid the onset of periodontal disease, take the dog to avet for regular checks. 2. Vets can also clean the teeth occasionally to remove tartardeposits.3. Feed hard foods to the dog or give bones or hard toys tochew on. These are certain systematic ways of avoiding dental problems,but do not forget to brush your dog's teeth regularly.About The Author: "Healthcare forDogs" is all about Dogs Health Care, Supplies and Training. . __,_._,___ Yahoo! recommends that you upgrade to the new and safer Internet Explorer 8.[...]



Dog Food Reviews – 6 Reasons To Read Them

2009-07-24T11:03:38.297-07:00

There are many different types of dog foods out there on themarket today and with the dog food recall scare, more people arebeing cautious about the foods they purchase for their dogs.Many dog owners are turning to dog food reviews to help thempick out the best dog food for their pets. Usually you'll findthat these reviews are quite easy to find, especially if youlook for them online. If you are concerned about the well beingof your dog, you'll want to know more about their food beforeyou purchase it. So, the following are some important reasonsthat you should take the time to read dog food reviews beforepurchasing a dog food product.Reason #1 – Easy Compare Prices of Dog Foods – One great reasonfor reading dog food reviews is to find out about the prices ofdifferent foods so it is easy to compare different prices. Yes,you'll want to be sure to get dog food that is quality; however,you'll no doubt want to make sure that you get a good deal onthe dog food as well. So, reading reviews can help you checkinto the prices of the food so you can find the best possibledeal when you go out to buy it.Reason #2 – See What Others Have to Say – Reading dog foodreviews can also help you see what others have to say about thedog food as well. You'll find out how it worked for their dog.This allows you to find out how a dog food reacts without havingto buy it yourself and try it on your own dog. So, you get thebenefit of someone else's experience.Reason #3 – Learn About Recalls – When you take the time toread dog food reviews you will also be able to learn about anyrecalls that may have been associated with that type of dogfood. You may not know about all the dog food recalls that areout there, but when you read reviews, often you'll find out ifthere are any current recalls you need to know about. This cansave you from having a serious problem with a dog food becauseyou weren't aware there had been a recall on it.Reason #4 – Find Out Where to Purchase the Food – You'll alsolearn about where the best place is to purchase the food whenyou take time to read the reviews as well. The same dog food maycost a different price at different stores. When you readreviews you'll be more likely to find where you can find thebest deal on that particular brand of food.Reason #5 – You'll Get More than a Sales Pitch – If you takethe time to read dog food reviews, you can be sure that you'llget more than just a sales pitch. You'll learn what real peoplehave to say about the food and you won't have to worry that theyare just trying to sell it. Reading what the company has to sayabout their food only gives you a one sided opinion, so readingreviews can help you get a more rounded view of the dog food.Reason #6 – Discover Any Possible Problems – You will discoverany possible problems with the food when you read the reviewsabout it as well. If it caused a dog a problem, you can findthat out when you read what the review of that dog food has tosay. This will allow you to learn about problems without havingto experience them yourself.As you can see, reading reviews on dog food is definitely agreat idea. These are just a few of the reasons that you shouldtake the time to start reading the reviews. You owe it to yourdog to make sure he gets the best possible food, so take thetime to read dog food reviews to make sure your dog gets a foodthat will benefit him.About The Author: Increase the happy years of your dog bychecking out my free e-book. In it I reveal all the secrets I'veused to develop a happy, healthier dog. Visit Dr. Alfonso'shttp://www.cooldogh alloffame. com/dog-food- and-nutrition/ dog-food- reviews-% e2%80%93- 6-reasons- to-read-them/ 2519dog food blog right now…Please use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare. com/html. php?aid=244464 [...]



What To Do If Your Dog Is Shoking

2009-07-24T11:04:24.024-07:00

We all recognize that dogs occasionally suffer from the badhabit of taking everything they get hold to in their mouths,that includes electric cords, parts of broken toys, tennisballs, etc. Additional things that they are inclined to pick upall form of stones or rocks, small-scale toys to clothes, inessence anything they view as fun to play with. For some reason,dogs always appear to find a method to put physical objectsinside their mouth that don't belong there!Regrettably, there are a lot of occasions when a dogincidentally swallows these objects and it gets stuck in histhroat. A late instance of this was Oprah's Golden Retriever,who choke on a toy that belonged to one of her other dogs, aCocker Spaniel, which is a smaller dog. Regrettably, Oprah's dogwasn't equally lucky as other dogs that have survived thissituation.When a dog is choking, whenever the physical object isn'tremoved at once, there exists the probability that the animalwill cease breathing and will go unconscious.This situation is more common with dogs, than the majority ofpeople are aware of. Consequently I'd behoove of you to learnthe basic acts that it takes to aid your dog from choking. Thiscan invariably preserve the life of your loved pet.Have a look below at the basic First Aid steps which could comein handy in a case of a dog that is choking:If Your Dog Is Choking, But Remains Conscious1. With two hands, loose your dog's mouth and look inside tosee if you are able to see the physical object. If you are ableto view it, try your best to remove it.2. If you can't visualize the object, position your dog on itsside and elevate the hindquarters.3. Right away position your hand below the rib cage and yourother hand on the dog's back. Press in and then up, altogetherin one flowing motion. Continue applying pressure until theobject is coughed out.4. If the object doesn't come up, your dog might becomeunconscious. If this occurs, then perform the steps below.If Your Dog Becomes Unconscious1. As declared above, make certain that the dog is positionedon his side with elevated hindquarters.2. Open up the airway and make certain that the tongue ispulled out as far as possible and placed to the side.3. Then perform several compressions in the same region thatyou had attempted to press in the rib cage. After two to threecompressions, check the mouth looking for any alien physicalobjects by using the sweep of your finger.4. Now give the dog a few breaths.5. Repeat this cycle of compressions, finger sweeps, andartificial respiration breaths until your dog begins breathingby himself and displaces the object.If none of this works, and your dog is still having troubles oris unconscious, please don't pause to race him or her to thevet. A couple of minutes, or even seconds could constitute thedifference between having your dog dead or alive.About The Author: Increase the happy years of your dog bychecking out my free e-book. In it I reveal all the secrets I'veused to develop a happy, healthier dog. Visit Dr. Alfonso'shttp://www.cooldogh alloffame. com/dog-health/ how-to-save- your-choking- dog/844dog training blog right now…Please use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare. com/html. php?aid=244088 ICC World Twenty20 England '09 exclusively on YAHOO! CRICKET[...]



Dog Health Care and Dog First Aid

2009-04-08T07:26:44.064-07:00

(image) Even the best-cared-for dog may become sick or get injured at some point
in his life. The AKC Pet Healthcare Plan can help you to help your dog
when it's most needed. If your dog falls victim to illness or accident,
you will need to do what you can to get him out of immediate danger,
administer first aid, and keep him comfortable until you can get him
to a veterinarian.

You should also be prepared to care for you dog in the event of weather
disasters or other emergencies.

Restrain or muzzle the dog to keep him from panicking and struggling
against you. You can make a muzzle out of panty hose, a cotton bandage,
a necktie, or any sturdy piece of fabric about two feet long. Tie a
loose knot in the middle, leaving a large loop. Slip the loop over
the dog's nose and tighten gently but firmly about halfway up the
nose. Bring the ends down and knot under the dog's chin, then bring
the ends behind the back and tie again.
dog carefully to avoid causing further injury.
Place the dog on a piece of plywood or other hard surface to move
him. Small dogs should be placed in a box. Towels or blankets can
also be used as stretchers.

Artificial respiration to apply this first aid, the dog's mouth
should be checked and cleared of any obstructions, including mucus
or blood. Hold the mouth closed, inhale, completely cover the dog's
nose with your mouth, and gently breathe out. Do not blow hard.
Repeat every five to six seconds.

Heart massage (CPR) dog first aid. Lay the dog on his side, place
hands over the heart area, and press firmly about 70 times per
minute. For small dogs, place one hand on each side of the chest
near the elbow. Press gently to avoid breaking the dog's ribs.

External Bleeding dog first aid should be staunched by applying
gentle pressure from a cloth, bandages, or your own hand if necessary.

Internal bleeding, from a fall or from being hit by a car or other
heavy object, can be more dangerous than bleeding externally. The
dog may show these signs: painful or swollen abdomen, pale gums,
blood in vomit, urine, stools, saliva, or nose discharge.

Internal hemorrhage is extremely serious and should be tended
to by a veterinarian without delay.



All About Pet Health Care and Vaccinations

2009-04-08T07:21:47.597-07:00

gleaned from a conventional DVM PHD veterinarian:For the last forty years it has been standard conventional veterinary practice in the United States to vaccinate dogs yearly for canine distemper virus (CDV), canine leptospirosis (CL), canine adenovirus-1 & hepatitis (CAV-1), canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV), canine parvovirus (CPV), canine Coronavirus (CV) as well as canine bordatella or kennel cough and Lyme disease.There may be dog health problems associated with too frequentvaccinations. For one, the immune system of your pet is stressed bythese vaccinations.Occasionally dogs develop health problems such as allergic reactions, facial edema,enteritis, lethargy, fevers, pruritis, nausea, and coughing.Veterinarians also suspect that vaccinations can trigger certain autoimmune diseasessuch as Adison's disease in dogs. Occasionally these reactions are life threatening.By law, for dog health care, most states require a yearly rabies vaccination even thoughstudies have shown that many of the rabies vaccines used give the dog three years of protection.In the January 2004 issue of a U.S. veterinary journal, an article that was published by the Pfizer Drug Company, determined that their dog vaccines were active (protective) up toand beyond four years after administration for all five of these diseases (1). Other studies have documented immunity lasting up to seven years (2)(3). No two vaccine manufactures produce identical products so you should not assume that the brand your veterinarian uses induces this long immunity for your dog's health, but it is suspected that they all protect well over a year.Least protective appear to be the vaccinations against CPIV, Bordatella, Lime Disease and the various types of Leptospirosis. For optimum dog health care from these diseases,an annual vaccination is probably a good idea. Another good protocol for your dog's health would be to give your dog a booster vaccination against Bordatella (kennel cough)about two weeks before it is kenneled.The scientific way to determine if your dog needs a booster vaccination is to runserum titer tests. Protective titres for CDV are 1:32 or greater. For CAV-1, CAV-2 and CPIV titer of 1:16 or greater are protective, and for CPV titer of 1:80 or greater are protective; and mean your dog does not need a booster vaccination. Many veterinary laboratories already offer this service.[...]



Find Some Useful Information On Dog Health Care!

2009-04-08T07:17:29.393-07:00

Everything About Dog Health Care, Natural Dog Medicine, and Natural Medicine. Signs Of A Healthy Dog Skin - Optimum dog health care will promote skin that is flexible and smooth, without scabs, growths, white flakes, or red areas. It ranges in color from pale pink to brown or black depending on the breed. Spotted skin is normal, whether the dog has a spotted or solid coat.Eyes - Optimum dog health promotes eyes that are bright and shiny. Mucus and watery tears are normal but should be minimal and clear. The pink lining of the eyelids should not be inflamed, swollen, or have a yellow discharge. Sometimes you can see your dog's third eyelid, a light membrane, at the inside corner of an eye. It may slowly come up to cover his eye as he goes to sleep. The whites of your dog's eyes should not be yellowish. Eyelashes should not rub the eyeball.Ears - Optimum dog health care promotes ears that are light pink and clean. There should be some yellow or brownish wax, but a large amount of wax or crust is abnormal. There should be no redness or swelling inside the ear, and your dog shouldn't scratch his ears or shake his head frequently. Dogs with long, hairy ears, such as Cocker Spaniels, need extra attention to keep the ears dry and clean inside and out.Nose - Optimum dog health promotes a nose that is usually cool and moist. It can be black, pink, or self-colored (the same color as the coat), depending on the breed. Nasal discharge should be clear, never yellowish, thick, bubbly, or foul smelling. A cool, wet nose does not necessarily mean the dog is healthy, and a dry, warm nose doesn't necessarily mean he's sick. Taking you dog's temperature is a better indication of illness.Mouth, Teeth and Gums -Optimum dog health care shows up as healthy gums that are firm and pink, black, or spotted, just like the dog's skin. Young dogs have smooth white teeth that tend to darken with age. Puppies have 23 baby teeth and adult dogs have approximately 42 permanent teeth, depending on the breed. To check your dog's mouth, talk to him gently, then put your hand over the muzzle and lift up the sides of his mouth. Check that adult teeth are coming in as they should, and not being crowded by baby teeth. Make sure the gums are healthy and the breath is not foul-smelling. Look for soft white matter or hard white, yellow, or brown matter. This is plaque or tartar, a pretty common dog health problem, and should be brushed away. Mouth infections can lead to serious problems in the gums and other parts of the body, including the heart, so it's important to keep their teeth and mouth healthy.Temperature - A dog's normal temperature is 101 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 to 39.2 degrees Celcius). To take your dog's temperature, you'll need a rectal thermometer. Put some petroleum jelly on the bulb of the thermometer. Ask someone to hold your dog's head while you lift his tail and insert the thermometer about an inch or so into the rectum. Do not let go of the thermometer. Hold it in until the temperature is read (about 3 minutes for a mercury thermometer), and then remove gently.Heartbeat and Pulse- Because dogs come in a wide range of sizes, their heartbeats vary. A normal heart beats from 50 to 130 times a minute in a resting healthy dog. Puppies and small dogs have faster speeds, and large dogs in top condition have slower heartbeats. To check your dog's heartbeat, place your fingers over the left side of the chest, where you can feel the strongest beat. To check the pulse, which is the same speed as the heartbeat, press gently on the inside of the top of the hind leg. There is an artery there and the skin is thin, so it's easy to feel the pulse.Elimination - Urine is a good indicator of a dog's healt[...]



Pet Auto Safety

2009-04-08T07:06:52.470-07:00

Seat Belts and Car Seats for Dogs Does your dog love to travel in the car with you? You and your family wear seat belts when riding in the car. Does your pet? If you have not considered it, here are eight important reasons why your dog should wear a pet autoseat belt: 1. The dog won't be able to distract the person driving the car. Distractions an be very dangerous to the driver. Some dogs are naturally well-behaved in the vehicle but many dogs have to be trained car-riding decorum. Why not train them in thepet auto seat belt instead?2. Sudden unexpected stops won't cause the dog to fly forward into the dash, the backseat, or onto the floor. Dog's noses are very sensitive. Hitting their nose on the dash or backof the seat can be a very painful experience.3. The dog won't be able to put their head out the window. Did you know that even a tiny spec of flying debris can do serious damage to the dog's eye or nose? Many dogs love to put theirheads out the window, but it can be an equally pleasant experience if they are sitting in a pet auto seat belt by an open window. They won't be able to put their heads out, but they canstill get a whiff of the multiple odors zipping by.4. Not only will the dog not be able to put their head out the window, they won't beable to get their body out either. Dogs are instinctive creatures and if something catchestheir attention, such as another dog, a squirrel, or other animal, they may go after itwithout a thought. Perhaps your dog is too smart to do this, but why take the chance?5. Many dogs will run or even bite if frightened. What if you and your pet happen to be in a serous auto accident? Your dog is going to be terrified. If there is a means ofescape, the dog may get out of the car and run. And where are they most likely to run? It would be a terrible thing to survive an auto accident only to get hit by a car. Even if there is no way for the dog to escape, they may need medical attention.An injured dog may react defensively by tying to bite someone who is actually trying to help them. A dog that is already restrained however, is easier to muzzle and therefore, easier to attend to.6. Did you know that some pet restraints are required for dogs traveling in the carin the state of California? This type of law may soon be required in other states aswell. Get ahead by purchasing a pet auto seat belt now. If you wait until your state passes such a law, there will be businesses that will take advantage of the requirement and raise the prices on their products.7. A pet auto seat belt can actually be quite comfortable once the dog gets used to it. Dogs can have a difficult time lying down in a seat because of the turning,speeding up, slowing down, and stopping movements of the car. Many dogs canbrace themselves better by standing or sitting. With a pet auto seat belt, a dogcan stand, sit, or lay down comfortably and not have to worry about bracingthemselves against car maneuvers.8. Last but not least, a pet auto safety belt shows you to be a responsible andcaring pet owner as well as a responsible driver. Friends and strangers will be impressed with your thoughtfulness and foresight. They in turn, may consider getting a pet auto seat belt for their own dog. You can be indirectly responsible for saving another dog's life.As you can see, all eight reasons are excellent reasons for your dog to wear apet auto safety belt. Any argument against it are easily outweighed by the examples above. So do what is safe, what is best for you and your pet, and in some states, what is required by law. You and your dog will be all the happier for it.[...]



Dog trainer Instant-Access Videos

2009-03-26T10:16:02.130-07:00

"World-Renowned Dog Trainer Releases Amazing New 'Instant-Access Videos'That Help End Your Dog’s Bad BehaviorIn Just Minutes!And They're Guaranteed To Work Even If Your DogIs Totally 'Out of Control'...Barking, Digging,Running Away, Biting, Jumping On People, Chewing Up The House, Peeing and Pooping Everwhere,Ignoring Your Every Command and More!  You Don't Have To Drag YourDog To Overcrowded Classes, Read Confusing Booksor Even Get Up From Your Chair...You Can WatchThese Videos On Your Computer Right Now andStart Solving Your Dog's Problems In Minutes!"Click Here To Get Instant-Access Now!And it really couldn’t get any easier.  All you have to do is click a button and watch as Debbie demonstrates step by step how to put an end (once and for all) to all of your dog problems.  With her amazing, instant-access videos, it’s like gaining 30 years of dog training know-how…in just minutes!   You’ll return home every day and find your house exactly as you left it.  No torn up pillows.  No knocked over garbage cans.  No wet, chewed up shoes.   When your door bells rings, a bird lands in your yard or even if a car just passes by, you’ll no longer have to put up with constant and annoying barking.    And you won’t have to deal with the stress that comes from others insisting that you “get rid of that dog” because of it’s poor behavior!  In fact, with the world-class training techniques Debbie shares with you in her videos, your dog will quickly become the “star” of the family!   Here’s even more of what you’ll discover in these sensational, instant-access videos: [...]



Saint Bernard Dog: The Great Rescuer Barry

2009-03-10T23:55:53.881-07:00

Dogs are great rescuers. We all know that, but some of them are
better at the job than others. What could be nobler than saving
lives. Barry, who lived and made history between 1800 and 1814,
was one of the greatest rescue dogs the world has ever seen.
Barry was a Saint Bernard dog who earned worldwide fame for the
brave rescue operations he carried out during his lifetime. His
painting by Salvatore Rosa still hangs in a hospice in the Alps
of Switzerland.

Saint Benard dogs have such a keen sense of smell that they can
smell out people burried deep in the snow. Barry, like other
Saint Bernard dogs, was trained by the monks to rescue lost
travelers in the Alps. The Bernards, on finding a man to be
recued, lie on top of the person and start licking his face to
wake him up. Simultaneously they bark out aloud calling the
monks for assistance, hearing which the monks would come with a
stretcher and warm blankets to keep the person warm. The fellow
is then taken to the monastry and is served warm tea and food.

Barry was an expert rescue dog well versed with the rescue
drill and amongst his famous rescue adventures there is this
famous story about a young boy who was found stranded on an icy
ledge, all covered with thick snow under an ongoing, heavy
snowfall. It was not possible for any man to climb that icy
ledge, but Barry braving all adversity crawled inch by inch to
the injured boy. As the drill has it, Barry started licking the
boy's face but the snowfall was too heavy and the ledge too
difficult to climb for any monk to reach the boy. So, there was
no help coming. The boy, however, woke up due to Barry's warm
licks and wrapped his arms around Barry's strong neck. The dog
pulled him carefully and bravely from the ledge and brought him
to safety.

It is just one of the many gallant rescue stories of this great
rescuer Saint Bernard. He lived from 1800 to 1814 and saved more
than 40 lives in his lifetime.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dog training and care visit
http://www.thepetdogs.com/

Please use the HTML version of this article at:
http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=99666




Training Dogs: Tips On Breaking Bad Pet Habits

2009-03-10T23:53:07.959-07:00

You want a nice, disciplined dog, who doesn't chew on anything
and everything in the sight and doesn't deafen you with his
needless barks. These are one of the most common dog problems
and can be really irritating at times. They can, however, be
corrected by proper training. Here are a few effective ways of
bringing in correction in your dog's habits:

Barking
Barking come naturally to them, and what use is a dog that
doesn't even bark. However, at time dogs overdo it and keep
barking without a reason and sometimes even after their barks
have been taken cognizance of and the offending element removed.
Then, it is high time he had his lessons in "barking habits."

Most often dogs bark to tell the owner what they feel he must
know, like an intruder, any unusual moving object, any unusual
activity or sound. They feel that it is important for them to
inform you at the earliest. This kind of warning bark is
perfectly alright, but if your dog keep barking even after
having been told not to, he needs to be trained about it.

In such situations take a squirt bottle filled with water, and
every time the dog barks unnecessarily squirt the liquid right
in his face after telling him not to bark in a loud "No". The
liquid or the squirt wouldn't harm the creature but he wouldn't
like it and would get the message eventually. This is
disciplinary action and must be adopted only when the dog
doesn't respond to your verbal commands. Keep it as a second
option and not the first.

Chewing
Chewing is not only destructive but is potentially dangerous to
the dog as well, because they might ingest pieces of plastic or
wood or any other harmful object that could block their
intestines, which could be life threatening. Puppies' chewing is
acceptable because that's part of teething, but if the habit is
retained into adulthood, it needs to be corrected.

It is better to start early. So, you need not wait till the dog
grows up to teach him not to chew on things that are not meant
for his chewing. The strategy for the pup as well as for the dog
remain the same. Get some toys for the dog to chew on, and train
him to restrict his chewing to them. Watch him carefully and if
he chews on things other than his chew toys, look into his eyes
at close quarters and say in a loud voice, "No!" and then offer
one of his chew toys. He would get the message as to what has to
be chewed on and what not.

Begging for food
Never give the dog to eat from your dinner table or your plate.
Make him learn that he gets nothing by begging for food but gets
to eat at the proper time. And if, unfortunately you already
have a dog who has such a habit lock him up in another room
while you eat.

You want dogs to behave well, but good behaviour is not
something one is born with. One-- be it a human or a dog-- has
to learn to behave. So, right training is the key.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dog training and care visit
http://www.thepetdogs.com/

Please use the HTML version of this article at:
http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=99935




Treating Bladder Stones in Dogs With Diet

2009-03-10T23:44:51.664-07:00

Dogs are very prone to developing bladder stones. This disease
in dogs is very much like the bladder stones that are suffered
by humans. In dogs, certain minerals block the flow of urine in
the urethra, causing pained exertion of liquid wastes. These
solidified minerals are alternatively called uroliths, stones,
or calculi.

Dogs with bladder stones may develop cystitis, a condition
wherein their urinary bladder gets inflamed, all because of the
small stones present in the dog's urinary tract. These small
stones can be made up of calcium oxalate, struvite, cystine
calculi, and ammonium urate.

Once these small stones form in the urinary tract of your dog,
your pet would show the symptoms of the disease. Such symptoms
are frequent urination, decreased amount of urine, and
straining. You may also see blood in your pet's urine every now
and then. Male dogs are more likely to be affected by bladder
stones because of their narrow urethras.

There are different ways to treat bladder stones in dogs.
However, the proper treatment is carried out only after the
veterinarian had found out what type of stones had formed in
your dog's urinary tract. As stated earlier, there are many
types of stones that could possibly form. And each of those
stones requires a different set of treatment strategy.

Bladder stones can be treated with the right diet.
Veterinarians may prescribe an acidic diet so that the dog's
urine would have a higher pH level. At that state, the bladder
stones would get dissolved and the dog would be cured
eventually.

There are also certain dog foods that are especially created to
treat bladder stones in dogs. Your veterinarian would know if
these foods are going to be helpful to your pet or not. It is
very hard to give dogs acidic juices or the fresh juices of
fruits. But if the foods are scientifically prepared to contain
the needed acids, it becomes much easier to feed them to your
pet. Of course, it is also important to give your dog the
proteins and the nutrients it needs to sustain life.

However, the treatment of bladder stones through diet is only
effective for struvite uroliths. These are the type of stones
that can easily be dissolved with acids. But even so, it would
take several weeks to more than two months before the diet would
prove to be effective and potentially treat your dog. Surgery is
still the best way to treat bladder stones in dogs. Ask the help
of a qualified veterinarian to determine whether this treatment
process is the best one for your pet. Otherwise, you have to
submit your pet to other treatment procedures that would remove
the stones in its bladder in the shortest time possible.

Dogs with bladder stones tend to become irritated, excrete less
amount of urine but do it very frequently, and exhibit pain
while urinating. If you observe your dog to be suffering from
these symptoms, it is best that you take your pet to the
veterinarian right away for proper diagnosis.


About The Author: Visit us at http://BladderStonesInDogs.com
and find information and resources about dog bladder stones,
treatments for dog bladder stones and

Please use the HTML version of this article at:
http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=284526




The Basics Of Dog Crate Training

2009-03-02T23:42:54.248-08:00

Dog crate training is important for a dog and a puppy andyou'll realize that it's worth the time and the effort that youdevote to it. Crate training a dog may take from day to weeksdepending on the age of your dog, past experiences andtemperament. It is necessary to provide your dog a crate thatshe can use throughout her lifetime. This serves as your dog'shaven. Dogs do have the right to privacy too, therefore cratetraining your dog is very important. As an owner, you have tolimit the access while it is off leash until the house rules arelearned.Crates are made of plastic or metal. They come in differentsizes that would suit your dog. Make sure that the crate islarge enough to allow your dog so stand and even turn around.Crates can satisfy the need of the dog for an enclosure. Thismay reduce the anxiety of separation as well as destructivebehavior while keeping your dog away from danger at the sametime. It is also convenient and can be a mobile indoor house foryour dog when you are traveling by plane or by car. However, itis recommended to avoid plane travel for dogs.Do not associate the crates as a means of punishment for thedog. Rather, you portray a crate that is a pleasant place foryour dog to stay. For crate training your dog puppy, you canplace toys and other dog treats. You can also drop some kibbleor biscuits in to the crate until such time that your dog walkscalmly towards the food, you can use this treat as the cratetraining your dog dog treat. If the dog is not interested withthe treats, you can toss in a toy inside. Balls and toys must belarge enough that they will not be able to swallow them. Dogcrate training allows your puppy to discover some edibletreasures. You have to pet and praise your puppy once they areinside the crate to make them feel good and that they will notfeel that is some sort of a punishment.After you have already introduced the crate to your dog, startfeeding them near the crate if the dog seems to be reluctantentering to the crate. Place the dish far enough that the dogwill go readily without feeling anxious or fearful. Once yourdog is comfortably standing inside, you can gently close thedoor while they are eating. When it is the first time that youlet your dog eat inside the crate, open the door immediatelyafter the dog finished eating the meal. This would most likelyassociate a pleasant signal for the dog crate training. If youfind your dog whining to be released from the crate, you mighthave taken the length of time too long in a very quick pace. Thebest thing to do is to leave them in the crate for a lesserperiod of time. If she whines, only open the door the moment shestops whining. This will give her the idea that whining doesnothing and that it's not the way to get out. Crate trainingdogs can be a little stressful at initial stages of thetraining, but the rewards will be immense once your dog learnsto retreat to his safe heaven when he or you need time out.About The Author: Increase the happy years of your dog bychecking out my free e-book. In it I reveal all the secrets I'veused to develop a happy, healthier dog. Visit Dr. Alfonso'shttp://www.cooldoghalloffame.com/dog-training/the-necessity-for-dog-crate-training/2616dog training blog right now…Please use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=247259[...]



The Basics Of Dog Crate Training

2009-03-02T23:25:49.725-08:00

Dog crate training is important for a dog and a puppy andyou'll realize that it's worth the time and the effort that youdevote to it. Crate training a dog may take from day to weeksdepending on the age of your dog, past experiences andtemperament. It is necessary to provide your dog a crate thatshe can use throughout her lifetime. This serves as your dog'shaven. Dogs do have the right to privacy too, therefore cratetraining your dog is very important. As an owner, you have tolimit the access while it is off leash until the house rules arelearned.Crates are made of plastic or metal. They come in differentsizes that would suit your dog. Make sure that the crate islarge enough to allow your dog so stand and even turn around.Crates can satisfy the need of the dog for an enclosure. Thismay reduce the anxiety of separation as well as destructivebehavior while keeping your dog away from danger at the sametime. It is also convenient and can be a mobile indoor house foryour dog when you are traveling by plane or by car. However, itis recommended to avoid plane travel for dogs.Do not associate the crates as a means of punishment for thedog. Rather, you portray a crate that is a pleasant place foryour dog to stay. For crate training your dog puppy, you canplace toys and other dog treats. You can also drop some kibbleor biscuits in to the crate until such time that your dog walkscalmly towards the food, you can use this treat as the cratetraining your dog dog treat. If the dog is not interested withthe treats, you can toss in a toy inside. Balls and toys must belarge enough that they will not be able to swallow them. Dogcrate training allows your puppy to discover some edibletreasures. You have to pet and praise your puppy once they areinside the crate to make them feel good and that they will notfeel that is some sort of a punishment.After you have already introduced the crate to your dog, startfeeding them near the crate if the dog seems to be reluctantentering to the crate. Place the dish far enough that the dogwill go readily without feeling anxious or fearful. Once yourdog is comfortably standing inside, you can gently close thedoor while they are eating. When it is the first time that youlet your dog eat inside the crate, open the door immediatelyafter the dog finished eating the meal. This would most likelyassociate a pleasant signal for the dog crate training. If youfind your dog whining to be released from the crate, you mighthave taken the length of time too long in a very quick pace. Thebest thing to do is to leave them in the crate for a lesserperiod of time. If she whines, only open the door the moment shestops whining. This will give her the idea that whining doesnothing and that it's not the way to get out. Crate trainingdogs can be a little stressful at initial stages of thetraining, but the rewards will be immense once your dog learnsto retreat to his safe heaven when he or you need time out.About The Author: Increase the happy years of your dog bychecking out my free e-book. In it I reveal all the secrets I'veused to develop a happy, healthier dog. Visit Dr. Alfonso'shttp://www.cooldoghalloffame.com/dog-training/the-necessity-for-dog-crate-training/2616dog training blog right now…Please use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=247259[...]



Common Dog Training Mistakes You Want To Avoid

2009-03-02T23:24:10.202-08:00

I know that you do not want your dog to end in the proverbialcage. And no dog wants to be there, too. Dogs are loving animalscharacterized by their constant need for attention and cravingto please their masters. As pack animals, dogs feel a sense ofcompleteness and fulfillment if they have pleased the master ofthe pack. And you, as the dog owner, are what they see as theirpack's leader so you are responsible for training dogs, too.So many people make the mistake of yelling at their dogs andhurting them. As a dog owner, the first thing you must realizeis that hurting your pet will not result in the trained dog thatyou want. So let us all do away with the sanction type ofbehavior modification.The best time to start dog training is when it is still young,that is, it is still a puppy. Postponing the puppy training,believing that puppies cannot understand training just yet, is asimple mistake that results to huge unwanted behavior. Later on,dog owners will realize that the puppy is growing and hasdeveloped a stubborn behavior. The puppy won't cooperate anymoreand its behavior, which it has become used too, is just ahorrible experience to the entire household.Another dog training mistake a dog trainer or dog owners do istolerance and not paying the attention required to their dogs.If you see your dog munching on your slippers, you have toimmediately tell it that what it's doing is unacceptable.Tolerance, just like with humans, is a prelude to acceptance. Itis an indication that a certain behavior is considered as a normand not destructive. It is wrong for dog owners to assume thatdogs will later understand what is wrong or what is right.Training and letting dogs know what is unacceptable or notshould start at the very onset of the action or behavior.As I mentioned, dogs like pleasing their masters. During dogtraining, whenever your dog does something good, you must let itassociate that action with good feelings or emotions. Many dogowners and trainers do this by offering treats. This is not badand this is highly suggested since dogs like food. In theabsence of food, the kind of reward that you can offer ispraise. Dogs like high-strung voices that signify praises. Rightafter a dog does something acceptable, praise it immediately,pat its back, or cuddle it. The dog will then associate itsactions with the good emotion it felt.Never make the mistake of neglecting good behavior. If a dogdoes something good and was left unrewarded, the dog may not doit anymore. This is very integral to training puppies as theearly stages of a dog's life are significant in training.I think the last I want to include here is mis rewarding yourdog, if there is such a word. Sometimes, owners just cannot getpast the idea that their dog is cute when it does unacceptablethings like begging for food. So what they do is to give theirdog a scrap. This is a big mistake because you just let your dogknow that what it did—begging—is acceptable and resulted to thevery thing it wanted—food.To avoid this from happening, you must let your household knowwhat you want to dog to learn. Training a dog is a collaborativeeffort. Therefore, the goal should be shared by the family muchlike the family does if there is a new baby at home.About The Author: Increase the happy years of your dog bychecking out my free e-book. In it I reveal all the secrets I'veused to develop a happy, healthier dog. Visit Dr. Alfonso'shttp://www.cooldoghalloffame.com/dog-training/dog-training-[...]



From Hairballs To Arthritis, Pet Nutritional Supplements Tries To Solve It

2009-03-02T23:22:32.534-08:00

We may have a lot of differences with dogs and cats in terms ofanatomy and physiology but it appears we are no different innutrition development. Just as dietary supplements have become agrowing trend for us upright creatures, the current craze forour four-legged friends are nutritional supplements. Althoughveterinarians and other animal experts don't seem to see eye toeye regarding this matter, nutritional supplements for pets havebecome a major force in the animal feed department.Besides the vast number of producers and distributors ofnutritional supplements for pets, these more naturalalternatives to pet food come in increasingly specificvarieties. Above and beyond the vitamins, minerals typical of afood supplement, there are those with anti-oxidants andimmuno-stimulants, digestion and elimination supplements, andhigh energy nutritional supplements.Our pets won't get left behind when it comes to staying slim,too, as there are nutritional supplements for pets that arespecifically designed for weight loss! Also, if your kitten orpuppy does not get enough milk, there are supplements that actas milk replacer!There are even nutritional supplements for pets that aid inkeeping them well-groomed. Skin/coat supplements and laxativesand hairball treatments make it easier for you to keep your petalways looking trim. Unless you're one who garbs your pet incute shirts, their basic all-around outfit is their skin or fur.In the same way that we suffer stress and pain, our pets do,too. But pet supplements providers have got this covered! Thereare nutritional supplements for pets that serve to reduce pain,stress, and anxiety. If your pet experiences arthritis and jointpains in particular, there are supplements especially for that!These are said to be pretty helpful also as prevention tostrengthen your pet's bones even before arthritis sets in.It's interesting to note the sort of disclaimer that's alwayspresent in the promotional materials. Most nutritionalsupplements promise a lot of benefits but it's always balancedoff with notices that results may vary depending on your pet'sresponse. So one might say it doesn't really guarantee youanything. Pretty consistent with human nutritional supplements.Basically, it leaves you to choose whether to give it a try andsee if it works.There are countless testimonies as to the effectiveness ofcertain nutritional supplements for pets, some even fromcertified experts and doctors. But, it's still you who decideswhat's best for your pet. At the very least, giving ALL or arandom pick of these supplements might not be a good idea.Consulting your personal veterinarian is.At the onset, you should consult your veterinarian about thediet of your pet. Some pet specialists argue that nutritionalsupplements for pets are unnecessary since the formulated petfood already has sufficient nutrients and you only have tochoose the best kind for your pet. Whether they are right ornot, it is smart to find out what is or what's not in the foodyou're already feeding your pet.About The Author: Syahrul Azlan Idris can help you findsolution for your pet meds needs. For cheap pet meds needs gethis free advice from his pet medication website athttp://www.callpetmeds.comPlease use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=265252[...]



Where To Find Dental Products For Pets?

2009-03-02T23:20:41.188-08:00

Oscar is having a difficult time of his life. He is alwaysexperiencing painful dental problems for many weeks now. Some ofhis teeth were chipped off and every time he eats, his gumsalways hurt because of damaged teeth. It would be simple foranyone to go to his dentist and have it diagnosed for teethproblems, let the dentist extract a damaged tooth or teeth butnot for Oscar. It's not that simple for him. He can't evencomplain orally about it. He can't just go up to anyone and letthem know about his problems. That's because Oscar is a GermanShepherd. But although he's a dog, he can still get some relieffrom this malady of his and it's up to his master to find somedental products for pets.Just like humans, dogs and cats and other pet or any otheranimals, for that matter, can also be inflicted with teethproblems. Bear in mind that they usually use their teeth most ofthe time compared to humans. Humans have hands to hold somethingwhile they hold it in their mouth. And of course, one of thecauses of teeth problems is food. Your pet's favorite staplefood is meat especially dogs who always chew on something likebones, sticks and stones, your slipper, your favorite shoes oreven your expensive Persian rug.Things can be worse for them if you neglect the importance oforal hygiene. So, you think that only humans need to take careof those pearly whites, huh? Do you know why dogs chew on bonesall the time if they have a chance? It's also one way for themto protect or "exercise" their teeth and jaw.But as time goes by and your buddy is not getting any younger,their pearly whites can deteriorate, too, just like their bones.As a caring and loving pet owner, the first best priority thatyou need to do is to find some remedy, not only for dentalproblems of your favorite pets, but also some solutions for alltypes of health problems and in today's modern world, lookingfor health products for your pets take more than just going toyour veterinarian.On the Internet, you will find a wide array of different healthproducts for your pets including dental products in just onesweep. It's much more convenient for anybody to look forproducts or services through the services of the World Wide Web.This could be an advantage to you especially when you can'tseem to find the time shopping for something for your pet. Butanyway you look at it; you could have all the time in the worldwhen it comes to your pet and your pet's health.So, if you have observed some irregularity in the behavior ofyour pet, if you see some changes or if you suspect that yourlittle sweetie is complaining of dental problems, then, thefirst thing you should do is to browse the Internet and look forthe best of all appropriate dental products for pets. Pets havethe right to good health and you should know that.About The Author: About The Author : Syahrul Azlan Idris canhelp you find solution for your pet meds needs. For flea controlfor cats needs get his free advice from his flea control fordogs website at http://www.CallPetMeds.comPlease use the HTML version of this article at:http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=263317[...]



Rescue A Life By Taking A Stray Dog In

2009-03-02T23:19:25.970-08:00

Giving home to a homeless is among the most noble things, a man
is capable of doing. A stray dog who scavenges to eat and lives
at the crumbs thrown by others is not a pretty sight for most of
us, and that's the reason why most of us have entertained the
thought of bringing a stray dog home at some point of time in
our lives.

However, most of the time we did not act upon the thought
because we thought it would be too difficult to train a grown up
stray dog for these two reasons-- his being grown up and his
being a stray dog. We were wrong on both counts. Old dogs are
not less capable of learning than puppies and can learn even
faster having seen a lot of life already.

Stray dogs are hard working as they have spent a large part of
their lives struggling for food and life. They are grateful for
the security and nourishment you provide and are ready to show
that it was all worth it.

There are, however, a few things that you must do before taking
a stray dog as a pet. Take the dog to the vet and have him
examine it, for contagious diseases are a big risk in the strays
though there is nothing much to worry about, as they can be
easily treated.

Once you are through with the medical examination of the pet,
it is time to train him a little because having spent most of
his life scavenging, he would still try to find food in the
dustbin. Gently tell him "No" if that doesn't work, say a firm
"No!"

That should work. After telling him not to look for food in the
dustbin take him to his meal bowl, put some food in it and let
him eat so that he gets the message as to where he would find
food in the house.

Make them associate right. For instance, if he is being
punished, he should be able to associate it with the fault. You
come back home and find your pillow chewed upon, the dog gets
punished. He'll chew it again and would hide when you come back.
He fears punishment but has not been able to associate it with
the mistake. He associates it with your coming back home and not
with his chewing the pillow. Show him the pillow, tell him not
to do it again and if he does it again, punish.

It may be a little difficult at first but the dog would
eventually learn "to learn." No matter how bothersome be the
initial roadblocks, nothing diminishes the satisfaction of
having a saved a creature from a life of torture, misery and
endless struggle.


About The Author: To get more information on pet dogs, dog
breeds and dog training and care visit
http://www.thepetdogs.com/

Please use the HTML version of this article at:
http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=101595