I'm sure you have someone on your gift list that loves pets,
it's a given. Pet lover gifts are a ton of fun to receive and
even more fun to give to just the right pet loving friend or
relative. Here are a few great suggestions for that special
someone who has a single special pet or a variety of special
pets. After all, it is important to celebrate the special bond
we have between animals and humans! How about a pewter pet
magnet? These magnets are perfect for the office or home and
they come i
House Training/crate training a puppy or adult dog:
The following article is based up the principles used by
Downtown Pet, a NYC dog
walker company in New York City.
1. If you bring home a puppy you will first want to section off
an area for your little one. Puppy proof this area and make sure
there are no wires or loose items. On one side of this sectioned
off area, leave a bed and way on the other side put down a wee
wee pad. This will be their first home and they will learn to
The following are methods used by Downtown Pets in Lower
Manhattan, a professional NYC dog
Here are some keys to stop a dog from pulling on the leash.
1. Hold the leash with two hands - one through the loop and one
about a foot up from the bottom.
2.Tie a knot on your leash about a foot or foot and a quarter
up. Hold the leash
underneath the knot and never move your hand.
3. Always keep your dog on the left side. If they stray to the
right gently guide them
back to positio
Separation anxiety, also known in the dog training world as
owner absent misbehavior, is one of the most frequently
encountered problems in the world of dog training. Separation
anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways, including
chewing, destroying the owner's property, excessive barking,
self destructive behavior and inappropriate urination and
Dogs suffering from separation anxiety often whine, bark, cry,
howl, dig, chew and scratch at the door the entire time their
Are there different types of Pitbulls?
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. As most
people know that "Pit Bulls" were a breed developed for their
ability to fight. The basic breeds used in the breeding were a
and a "Terrier." This is based on historical information much of
which came from accounts of the dogs used in the popular sport
of "Bull &
Bear-baiting in the British Isles. However there have been
many other breeds added to the genetic m
Dogs have a wonderful sense of humor. The moment you turn on
your camera - they stop doing whatever made you reach for it.
Great pet pictures do happen, just not as often as we'd like.
The keys to great pictures of your dog are planning and
patience. Fortunately, with digital cameras, we no longer have
to worry about the expenses of film and developing. We can take
dozens of pictures and only print the perfect shot - no one has
to know how long it took to take!
In order to take great candid p
[This article is the second in a 3-part series about changing
dog behavior using positive dog training methods.]
Be a leader, a dog will follow.
>From the last article, remember King and his dominant dog
behavior? King was the leader of his pack -- Mom, Dad, 2 kids.
King set the rules in the house and didn't hesitate to enforce
them, with growling, posturing, biting and other scary dog
In that article, I introduced 3 simple dog training steps to
Every dog owner must eventually deal with some unwanted
behaviors on the part of their four legged companions. Some of
the most frequently encountered training problems with puppies
and dogs alike are jumping on people and performing those
amazing feats of escape.
Jumping up on people
Jumping up on people can be a cute trick for puppies, but it
quickly becomes a problem behavior as the dog gets older, larger
and heavier. A very heavy dog can easily knock a child or even a
small adult of his
Did you know that pet insurance has been around for 15 to 20
years? The fact is, not many people are aware of this great
product. Unfortunately, availability has been limited and some
restrictions on policies have made it prohibitive in a lot of
cases. However, things have changed for the better in the pet
insurance industry. Pet owners are now able to provide their pet
with a level of care that has been very expensive before now. In
the past, any veterinary costs incurred by the pet owner
To make a simple scratching post, nail a 4 x 4 piece of wood to
a flat heavy wooden base. As for the height of the wood, make it
as high as your cat is capable of stretching.
Be sure the base is wide enough and sturdy enough so that even
the fattest of cats won't topple it over. Making the base wide
enough for your cat to stand upon is a great idea. She'll feel
like she's on a stage!
You can either leave the wood bare or cover it. A really, really
great material to use is rope. Just wrap it