The “How To” of Training Your Dog to Accept the Collar and Leash

The "How To" of Training Your Dog to Accept the Collar and Leash

The dog collar and the dog leash are the most important tools to train your dog in how to fit into human society. As you know not all humans are dog lovers. So it is our responsibility, as owners, to teach our dogs how to respect the human boundaries. This in turn will also teach our human friends to respect the canine as part of everyday life. This also keeps our dogs safe and secure in their surroundings as we share our everyday life, play time and travel time with them. Here are a few guidelines for training your dog to wear a collar and leash.

When your puppy is about 4 to 6 weeks old, he or she should be old enough to wear their first collar, make sure it is light weight.

 At this time show the leash to him, leave it around where he can sniff and investigate it, this will let him familiarize himself with it. Attach the leash to the collar several times during this adjustment period, this will get him adjusted to the sounds it makes attaching to the dog collar, but never leave it attached during this time.

 Around 10 weeks your puppy should be old enough to try attaching the dog leash for the very first walk, but never force the issue. You can try later if your puppy looks or acts scared or apprehensive. Attach the leash several times it needed to make your puppy comfortable with what you are doing. Praise and talk to your puppy as you attach the dog leash, try calling to him and use the natural instinct of your dog to come to you and start walking, coaching him along the way. As always patience is the key to success. You should give your puppy time …

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Show Off Man’s Best Friend With Designer Dog Accessories

Show Off Man's Best Friend With Designer Dog Accessories

People who like to look stylish when they go out in public, or just sitting around the house, also want their dogs to have the finest in designer dog accessories and clothing. Why not treat your dog like you’d treat the rest of your family? Hats, shoes, collars, sweaters, beds, houses, harnesses and jewelry are all things you can pamper your precious puppy with.

It may seem like an unnecessary expense to many of us, but designer dog accessories are really no more expensive if you buy them online from the manufacturer, than if you went into your local pet store and bought a generic accessory. You also get the benefit of being able to customize many apparel items with jewels, snaps, buttons, stitching, fabric colors, etc.

Those of us out there that want to keep our manly dog looking rugged may settle for a hip collar, or a designer bed with frame to keep our pal comfy. Others may want to class their poodle, shitzu, or dachshund with trendy-looking sweaters, booties and hats to make them sparkle out in public or to show off their expensive custom haircuts.

Designer dog accessories are appropriate for all breeds of animals, but some like the Italian Greyhound are treated like royalty in certain countries and it’s tradition to have them sporting a fashionable Martingale Collar or various “Lord” inspired collars to show off their sleek necks. A little research will show similar traditional wears for many exotic and non-exotic canine breeds.

Each and every dog will appreciate at least one accessory to wear on them, if for nothing more than the knowledge that it’s something that’s theirs. Even though animals don’t need possessions; all dogs will appreciate a sharp looking collar, comfortable bed, or leash for walk time on the beach.…

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Cats and Kids – What You Should Know

Cats and Kids - What You Should Know

Although getting a cat for yourself can be easy to handle, getting one for your kids can be quite hard. There are things that you should know about and greatly consider for your kids’ and cat’s sake. You’ll need to consider about the safety of your kids and of your cat’s as well.

The right time for your kid

If you’re getting a new cat for your kids, the first thing that you should consider is their age. If you still don’t have a cat and is planning to get one for your children, make sure that they are in the appropriate age to own a cat. The perfect age for a child to have a cat or dog is in the age of 10-13. By this time, they can take a bit of responsibility for their pets. They may be able to feed their pets, clean their plates and cages, and take them for walks outside.

Although cats are more independent compared to dogs, they still need to be taken care of. If you give your kid a pet cat at a younger age, they may not be responsible enough to take care of the cat or can play roughly with the cat which can result to injuries from scratching and biting.

Bringing a baby home

If you already own a cat before having a baby, then it would be fine to keep your cat. However, there are things that you will need to take into consideration in order to make it easier for your cat to adjust to the new family member.

When you bring a new baby home, you may neglect giving your cat any attention, which can make them feel bad and resentful to the newcomer. You should also find some time to play with your …

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The Cost Of Keeping A Pet Healthy And Happy

The Cost Of Keeping A Pet Healthy And Happy

Having a pet is a huge responsibility and it is something that not all people are prepared for. However, those who are willing to assume responsibility and get a pet, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, goldfish, or anything else, are going to discover that it is also a lot of fun. This is not all fun and no work though, as caring for a pet and ensuring it has everything it needs to stay happy and healthy is a lot of work. The first thing new pet owners need to do is find the closest veterinarian, and take their pet for a checkup. Next, they either have to find a nearby pet shop, preferably one that sells everything from dog accessories and cat accessories to fish tanks, or a good online one.

Dogs and cats are the most common pets, so most pet stores keep their stocks filled with different accessories and food for dogs and cats, but do not have anything for more exotic pets such as lizards or tarantulas. So owners of exotic pets either have to look for other pet shops in their city which sell accessories and food for their pet, or they resort to shopping online.

Ordering online has several advantages, and most pet owners are not aware of them because they have become used to purchasing from a local pet store and do not want to look for alternatives. As mentioned above, some pet owners have no other choice but to order online, but this is something that all pet owners should consider, not just those looking for a special home for their small tarantula.

First of all, prices are usually better online. Most online stores do not have a physical store as well, so they save money on rent and utilities, …

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Pomeranian Information – 10 Quick Facts

POMERANIAN INFORMATION - 10 QUICK FACTS

You may be familiar with the Pomeranian people – cotton balls that we know and love a lot. However, there is a lot of Pomeranian information that most people don’t know about.

Here are 10 quick facts to build your knowledge base:

1. Pomeranians are very smart, and very conscious. They do not fit into the many “mute dog” stereotypes. They have many personalities, and are not afraid to show it!

2. Because of this, Pomeranian people may find it difficult to train using traditional methods. Positive reinforcement is the most effective technique. If you try to be too strict with your Pom, she will likely rebel and refuse to listen to you.

3. A Pom is a very loyal friend, who is often quite attached to the owner. Interestingly, if the whole family has a Pomeranian, Pom will often choose one family member as her “favorite”. This special person will be the person he “holds” the most, and will generally be more willing to follow this person’s orders.

4. Pomeranians are bread from the larger Spitz dogs, which pull sled through thick snow, hunt deer, and sound an alarm to intruders. That’s right, your little dog has a hard dog gene! Even though he might act tough, this hereditary version obviously won’t be able to bring down a large deer, but hearts are taken into account, right?

5. The tail is long and thick so that it can cover his nose while he sleeps to stay warm, and the snout is longer so that it can warm the cold air before it reaches the lungs.

6. Pom bark (MANY!), However, can be controlled with strict training techniques. When he knows that you are his boss and you will not tolerate any barking, it doesn’t take long for him to …

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