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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Adopt Puppies Only When They Are Seven Weeks Old

Adopt Puppies Only When They Are Seven Weeks Old

Most of the people who decide to adopt puppies struggle with a tricky question, what is the right breed for me. The next question which haunts them is the age of a puppy. We need our pet to get familiar as early as possible and younger puppies get familiar in short time than a grown up dog. Apart from these two questions, there is another concern. Where to put puppy in the home? Let’s answer the question one by one.

Take the first question, which is the perfect puppy for you. First classify puppies into two groups. We have large and small puppies. Now look at the space available at your home. Large dogs would require more space than the small ones. Next factor is the breed. For this you can go through pet magazines and get a fair knowledge about each breed. Generally it is our friends who inspire us to own a puppy. Neighbors walking with their pets and friends telling funny stories about their pets prompt us buy one for our family. Probably we would buy the breed which looks more familiar.

When choosing the puppy, make sure that it is more than or at least seven weeks old. Important things happen during seven weeks time. Puppies need to interact with their mothers or littermates during this period. They receive vital antibodies from their mothers to remain healthy and strong. Add to that, many lessons are learnt which puppies may required later when they will interact with their own siblings. Adopt puppies which have crossed the seven weeks mark.

Puppy is not a commodity, good or material which could be stored anywhere. It is a living thing that responds and reacts. It needs proper feeding, care and love. Search for the retailer who cares for puppies and …

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A Pet Shop With Well-Rounded Selection of Products and Services Your Best Bet

A specialty pet shop in your neighbourhood may be a convenience for you but are their prices competitive? Do they have everything you need for your pet or do you end up travelling to another store? If you choose an online pet store with a broad selection of products and services, you are likely going to get the lowest possible price and even delivery right to your front door.

Why Shopping Online is Great

One of the best advantages of an online store for all pet needs is convenience. You can sit at your home computer in your pyjamas at two o’clock in the morning and order treats, toys and other items for your pet. Setting your own schedule, you do not have to worry about your neighbourhood pet store’s operational hours. And if you order a certain dollar amount of products and services, you will likely receive free or low cost delivery right to your door. Saving time and money on personal transportation fuel costs in this current economy is a positive thing.

A plethora of products and services are more readily available when you order from an online pet shop. A brick and mortar store simply does not always have the available space for a large variety of product lines. Plus, they mark up their stock so they can still cover marketing, rent, utilities and other operational expenses. You will discover that you have more choices on the internet for not only typical supplies like food and grooming items but also pet insurance, training and even pet sitting services.

Extras with the Internet

Not only are you exposed to more pet products than you thought imaginable but you can conduct research on pet nutrition and safety as well as training – basically anything that can benefit …

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Treat Your Kitty With These 3 Cat Food Recipes

Give your kitty a break from the boring canned pet food available in the stores and cook up a delicious homemade treat instead. Apart from being full of preservatives, canned food is monotonous and of course, expensive. While opening up a can of kitty treats is easier for you, you can definitely take the time off to make dinner for your cat once in a while. Such dishes can even keep cat health problems at bay. There are plenty of cat food recipes, which are easy to make and are sure to taste delicious to your cat.

Cat food is easy to make as long as you are sure about your cat’s preferences. We have a list of some common cat food recipes that combine wholesome nutrition with varied tastes that are sure to appeal to your cat.

Cat omelet: You will need 1 tablespoon of non-fat dry milk, 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese and 2 tablespoons of veggies. Mix the milk powder with water and then add eggs and beat well. Pour the batter on a frying pan to make an omelet. Spread the cottage cheese and vegetables on top and fold it in half. Your cat will gobble it up in no time at all.

Jelly snacks: You will need 3 cups of chicken broth, 4 1/2 tablespoons of flour, a cup of small diced carrots and cup minced meat or fish. Mix the flour with the broth and heat it until a creamy mixture is formed. Mix all of the other ingredients into it and pour them into the cat’s bowl. Let it cool down and set in the cat bowl with all the food pieces suspended in it. This jelly treat makes a wonderful snack for your kitty.

Cookies for your kitty:  …

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The Good Sides of Having Pets

Having pets will be a fun hobby that you can have. With their funny body shape, their unique behavior and their color, they can attract anyone who loves animal. You will find that animals that are separated from their original environment have a high dependence on anyone who keeps them. Thus, any kind of pet would need love, attention and responsibility starting from its food, shelter, until the matter of cleanliness.

If you have a child who wants to get a pet, you need to listen to the opinion of psychologists from Western Washington University, Olin Eugene Myers, Jr. According to him, there are several factors that determine the interaction between children and animals.

He explained that the reaction of children to the animals depends on the animals’ initial response. For example, when a child becomes acquainted with a kitten that is very funny and lively that make them were familiar joke, the positive response has been implanted in that child.

When a child caring, kissing and hugging his/her favorite animal, the animal will also provide a response back with his/her movements. The animal will be very spoiled when it is around him/her. When a child plays with your pet, the pet would be happy to cavort. That is the expression of feeling that it shows to that child.

Furthermore, Myers explained that when a child has a positive impression and feels that he gets something from the pet, the child will treat his/her pet as a friend. That child will have a sense of caring and responsibility to keep the pet.

Psychologically, children who keep animals become more caring and more responsible. There seems to be there is a positive side for keeping animal. Based on a research, make friends with animals teaches children responsibility, encourage the …

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