How to Train Your Dog Like a Pro
Blog / 10/03/2013

How to Train Your Dog Like a Pro   The toughest question that faces every newbie dog owner is how to train a dog to be obedient and well behaved. Most people love dogs, but hesitate on owning one as a pet because they fear that they might not be able to train their pup properly or may have to hire an experienced pet trainer for this purpose which could prove to be very expensive. The truth is, although it takes time and patience to train a new pup it is not actually a very difficult task. If you want to learn how to train a dog, all you need to do is first introduce consistency and patience in your own behavior. Dogs are very intelligent animals and learn very quickly from the behaviors they perceive. The first and foremost step in learning how to train a dog is to teach your dog to respond to basic commands like “sit”, “stay” and appraisals like “good dog” and “bad dog”. You must reward the dog by saying good dog or something similar whenever your pet does a good job. For the first few weeks you must try and keep the selection…

How to Deal with a Jumping Dog
Blog / 09/30/2013

How to Deal with a Jumping Dog Jumping is a really common problem among dogs – or should I say among dog owners? It’s rarely a problem for the dogs themselves – in fact, jumping seems to act as a reward in itself. It’s a different kettle of fish for the exasperated owner, who’s forced to deal with a new set of muddy footprints/gouges in their skin and clothes/offended guests/scared children! Many owners inadvertently encourage jumping behavior from puppyhood: when a small puppy comes gamboling up to us, wiggling with excitement and making small, clumsy leaps at our knees, it’s almost natural to lean down and respond in kind. Effectively, we reward that puppy’s “jump-y” greeting by reacting with exuberant affection, hugs and kisses. The puppy learns a fast lesson: jumping is a good thing, because it results in plenty of positive attention and physical contact. Your dog doesn’t understand the difference between a jump as a small, cute puppy, and a jump as a huge, hairy adult. To a dog, a greeting is a greeting, and just because he’s aged by a few months is no reason to stop jumping – at least, not voluntarily. You’ll need to take…

Turn Your Puppy Into The Perfect Dog
Blog / 09/17/2013

Turn Your Puppy Into The Perfect Dog   There’s a lot of talk about how to raise the perfect dog. It’s what we all want but the question is… do they exist? I suppose the answer is a bit like… is there a perfect person? Of course, the answer to that is… Nope! However there are some pretty great people out there, and there are some really amazing dogs too. So what’s the trick? This is my best advice.     Before you get hung up about going to puppy school and learning how to do high-fives, roly-polies and the commando crawl, ask yourself this… Is this what my dream dog does? Is my dream dog basically a performing monkey whom I wheel out when visitors come around so they can say “Wow that’s cool, how clever is he…How did you train him to do that…” and so on and so forth. The kicker is that in many of these cases the next thing that the dog owner has to do is warn the visitors “Now…don’t go near his food bowl when he’s eating, and careful when you pat him not to go near his head, and keep the children…

Facts About Your Pet Rabbits
Blog / 09/16/2013

Facts About Your Pet Rabbits   If you have a pet bunny, or more than one, you already know that rabbits are cute, soft and love to be petted. You know they are sweet. You know they are great pets for the right family. But there may be a few things you didn’t know about your bunny friends. They are crepuscular. That means they’re most active at dawn and dusk. Since they are “officially” lagomorphs (lagomorph is the order, and both hares and they belong to the leporidae family), you can have fun with your friends. Instead of saying you have pet bunnies, try saying your pets are crepuscular lagomorphs. That should get some looks! You may be surprised that they don’t hibernate, but in fact, they do not hibernate at all, either in the wild or when domesticated. So don’t worry that your bunny’s not hibernating; she’s not supposed to. There’s a common belief that they hibernate, so this is an interesting fact not everyone will know. As you may know, they are great jumpers (hippity hop). Bunnies can hop three feet in the air, and sometimes higher, if they’re really strong in the back legs. So if you…

Before You Raise Turkeys – Know Terminologies & Interesting Facts
Blog / 09/14/2013

Before You Raise Turkeys – Know Terminologies & Interesting Facts   Ideally, before you raise turkeys, it is helpful that you know the terminologies and interesting facts about them so that you wouldn’t be thrown off guard when you read any related materials about them. Raising them on a small farm can be fun and profitable because they can be rotated like any other cash crop on your property. If you have a few acres that you could rotate pastured turkeys on, this could be a good side business for the small farmer. Here are some terminologies to broaden your horizon: Tom: Adult male turkey Hen: Adult female turkey Poult: Young one of turkey Snood or Dew bill: The fleshy protuberance near the base of the beck Caruncles: The fleshy protuberance on the head and neck usually pink or red in color which appear from about 5th week of age Dewlap: A large flap skin seen immediately below the chin Bread: A tuft of hair attached to the skin of the upper chest region Strut: Mating behavior of male turkey Shooting the red: The development of caruncles and this is supposed to indicate the most difficult time in the life…

Koi Fish For Beginners Review
Blog / 09/12/2013

Koi Fish For Beginners Review   With this manual “Koi Fish For Beginners” you can get started in this wonderful hobby the right way. It’s perfect for the novice, although the truth is most “experts” don’t know half of what’s covered in this easy to read, step-by-step, comprehensive manual. You’re about to discover and learn how to get started the right way the first time! Yes! Caring for it is different than freshwater and even saltwater-fish. But, it’s easier than you think… If you know what to do. You’ll learn how to save money by knowing the right questions to ask, and knowing what you do and don’t need, how to create the perfect pond that is not only hugely satisfying to create, but provides many years of enjoyment, how to easily maintain and correctly care for it, thrive when the pond conditions are “just right” and unfortunately there is a huge amount of *wrong* information out there on how to do this. The information in this manual is an absolute “must have” for starters and will also benefit anybody who already owns a pond and wants to ensure that they have the best environment for it. This information is…

Dogs and Their Digging Habits
Blog / 09/04/2013

Canine and Their Digging Habits There are two extremes of opinion with regards to canine and their digging habits: 1. That a canine is a canine, and we will have to permit him to express his authentic canines nature by permitting him free reign over the yard and flowerbeds 2. that a flowerbed is a flowerbed, and no canine should even take into consideration expression his dogginess if such an expression comes on the value of a season’s value of rosebuds. My very own standpoint tends to want the center ground. Despite the fact that plenty of canines do like to dig, and it’s healthy for them to be approved to indulge in this habit occasionally, there’s a distinction between permitting your dog to express his internal puppy, and permitting him to run rampant in the yard. I don’t see why a dog should have to come on the price of a garden, and vice versa; flora and canines can coexist peacefully. In case your canine’s developed a style for digging, it’ll just take a bit of time (and some artful ingenuity) in your phase to resolve the issue satisfactorily. First of all, if in case you have but to…

House Train Any Dog Review
Blog / 08/23/2013

House Train Any Dog Review   The name of this product is a big claim in itself – “House Train Any Dog” is a brand new program that offers you the chance to learn how to house-train just about any pup in a short space of time. Brought to you by a team of dog-training experts, it is an eBook that covers a variety of topics to do with house-training including leaving your pup at home without worrying! If you have recently bought a pup and are having trouble house-training him or her then this eBook is ideal for you. The eBook has been written by industry experts and will ensure that you can house-train him quickly and what’s more is that it’s entirely safe and can even be really fun for your pooch! If he goes to the bathroom inside your home or perhaps goes into hard to find places, making it awkward for you to clean up, if he still has accidents even though you’ve fully house-trained him then this eBook is perfect for you. At just $15.98 this eBook is by far one of the most affordable solutions you’ll find online. You might be thinking that it’ll…

Dealing with a Lonely Dog
Blog / 08/22/2013

Dealing with a Lonely Dog Our dogs are pack animals. They’re highly sociable creatures with a genuine need to socialize and interact. Because we humans have done such a bang-up job in domesticating our canine friends, socialization with other dogs isn’t enough for your friend: you are the center of your dog’s world. She needs to spend time with you. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done. Life, for most of us, is pretty busy, and at times it’s difficult to find genuine pleasure in performing the most basic of caretaking tasks for our dogs. When time is short, responsibility becomes a burden. It’s even worse when added responsibilities or increased demands on our time begin to detract from the quality of the time we do spend with our dogs. If other stresses are weighing heavily on your mind, everyday pleasures with your dog can morph from a joy into a headache – the half-hour walk after work is just one more thing to get through, rather than an opportunity for you both to unwind and spend some time together in mutual, tacit admiration of the natural world. Whether we like it or not, the lifestyles that we…

How to Deal with a Whining Dog
Blog / 08/20/2013

How to Deal with a Whining Dog Whining in puppies As puppies, it comes naturally: a very young puppy will whine without even realizing it when she’s hungry, tired, or cold. The mother dog will respond to this whining with milk, warmth, and a safe place to sleep – and as time goes on, the puppy begins to realize the association between the two. This is when she begins to whine deliberately, to notify her mom that something’s amiss or that she needs something. When you adopt your pup, she should be between eight and ten weeks old. This is the time that a puppy will either learn that whining doesn’t work with her new, human family; or, she’ll learn to use whining as a manipulative tool (of sorts) to motivate her new “mommy” (that’s you!) to give her what she wants. This is why it’s generally advocated for you to leave your new puppy alone on her first night – if you respond to whining with positive attention (cooing, patting, sympathy, taking her out of the crate and cuddling her) how can she help but learn to whine until she gets what she wants? You’ll need to use your…