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Taking Terrific Photos of Your Dog

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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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

How To Train Your Dog In Five Easy Steps

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Have you noticed that being around a dog that is trained is lovely to be around? Dogs that are trained are less likely to jump up on people, and are less at risk of biting someone. Their manners are very calm in nature and don't get distracted in most environments. It is important to train your dog with the goal to teach them limitations, thus making them more relaxed around humans. On the internet there are so many hundreds of dog training programs and as many professional dog trainers. Howeve

Green Iguana Care (Lizards)

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Lizard Housing Normally, adult Iguanas can grow to 5-6 feet and thus should be housed in a larger cage. Tall cages or optimal for this type of lizard as they are tree-dwelling and consequently would prefer to be as high from the ground as possible. It is very important to sterilize all branches that will be placed in the enclosure with a mild bleach solution. The relative humidity level of the enclosure should be kept at approximately 70-75%, and this can be obtained by misting the encl

Why Cats Scratch Furniture and How to Convince Them Otherwise

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Easily one of the biggest disputes we humans have with our feline friends is their great need to "sharpen" their claws on our furniture and carpets. We think it's a terrible idea, they think it's their inborn right. They probably even wonder what our problem is when we react to their scratching! Ever wonder why it's impossible to make them stop scratching our things? The reason's simple, really: They're doing something they should do. For a cat, scratching is as natural as meowing, chasing

Homemade Scratching Post

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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

Hose training / crate training a puppy or adult dog

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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 differ betw

Leash training dog / dogs pulling on the leash

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The following are methods used by Downtown Pets in Lower Manhattan, a professional NYC dog walker company. 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

Dog Training – Dealing With Separation Anxiety

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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 defecation. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety often whine, bark, cry, howl, dig, chew and scratch at the door the entire time their fa

Pitbulls Are There Different Types?

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PitBulls 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 "Bull Dog" 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

Choosing a Horse Trailer

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Whether you are looking to buy a new horse trailer or a used one, it's easy to be influenced by fancy options and shiny construction materials. But, for a horse owner who wants to promote safe and stress free hauling for the horse, choosing a trailer from the horse's point of view is very important. Since many horse trailers are built to appeal to the human perspective, this may not be as easy as one may think. Considering the nature of the horse as a species, it's a minor miracle that our equi

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