Raising Swans – 3 Secrets and Techniques in Keeping Them Healthy
Blog / 04/19/2013

Raising Swans – 3 Secrets and Techniques in Keeping Them Healthy   Swans – just by hearing the word makes you feel elegant inside. If we remember very well, they are always seen in fairytale movies and in real life nature escapades. Every pond you see in private properties has to have a horde of swans to complete the scenic view. Admit it or not, you always have that pure feeling within when you see them playing around with water or just floating peacefully amid the lake. But how would you feel if one of them is wallowing over a disease? The everlasting look of it shuts off from there. The peaceful sanctuary caused by them might not be the place they want to live in anymore. Thus, it’s always good to find better ways and techniques in keeping them. They can live for as long as 25 years. But because there is a lot of emerging diseases that occur in their nesting area, the average lifespan as of date has now turned into seven years. In keeping them safe and sound, you have to keep the following guidelines in mind: 1. A number of them are dying from swallowing…

Retractable Dog Leash Problems
Blog / 04/19/2013

Retractable Dog Leash Problems Exercise is a major part of our dogs’ lives. Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer”, tells us that to maintain a healthy relationship with our beloved pooches, that relationship should consist of 50% physical exercise, 25% discipline, and 25% affection. That’s a lot of exercise! In order for us to be able to enjoy exercising our dogs as much as they need, it’s important for them to behave well both on the lead. Unfortunately, there are many dogs out there who are afraid of the leash itself – resulting in neurotic, fearful, submissive behavior whenever the lead comes out. In this newsletter, we’ll take a look at the most effective way to deal with fear of the leash. Fear of the Leash The majority of the time, the sight of the leash is enough to bring on a fit of joy – the dog knows that leash = walk, and reacts accordingly. For some dogs, though, the leash connotes fear and submissiveness more than anything else. Perhaps the leash was used in a negative way with a previous owner – as a tool for dragging the dog around. Perhaps it was used to confine the dog for…

Everything You Need To Know About Red Eared Sliders
Blog / 04/17/2013

Everything You Need To Know About Red Eared Sliders   Red eared sliders make popular pets. These loveable creatures are adorable when hatchlings and they continue to grow in size as they age. Red eared sliders require lots of care and hygienic measures. If you are a red eared slider enthusiast and are looking forward to keep one as a pet, then you must know the following things regarding them. What does your red eared slider look like? Red eared sliders are mainly dark olive green in color with green/yellow stripes on their upper shell, face and legs. The green color of the red eared slider turns into black pigmentation as they starts to grow old. The male turtles are usually deep black in color with no visible markings over their body. The tail of a male red eared slider is long and thick than that of the female. Female red eared sliders are a bit larger than the male turtle. Red eared sliders have webbed feet which facilitate them to swim. Feed Your Red Eared Slider With Love! The diet of red eared slider subsists of numerous types of foods. Feeding turtles is similar to feeding a new born….

The Ultimate Golden Retriever Handbook Review
Blog / 04/16/2013

The Ultimate Golden Retriever Handbook Review   Golden-Retrievers are quick to learn and eager to please, patient, fun-loving, full of energy and easily trained. As you read further down this page you will begin to understand that as its human companion you will undoubtedly be the center of its universe – and the chances are it will become the center of yours too. The Ultimate Golden Retriever Handbook covers everything you will need to know about taking care of, maintaining and training it in one handy Guide which both current and future owners will love! Potential owners usually have various goals. Some want a reliable hunting partner, some a competitive show dog, and some just simply want a healthy and personable family pet. Regardless of what your goals may be regarding your dog, your first priority should be choosing one that is as healthy as possible. It’s not hard to find this dog, but if you want a good one that represents the breed at its best, you need to choose your source carefully. These tornadoes in adorable, sweet, kissable, fuzzy little packages can take a happy, clean home and turn it into a house of horrors to rival the…

The Online Dog Trainer Review
Blog / 04/16/2013

The Online Dog Trainer Review   Brought to you by “Doggy Dan”, The Online Dog Trainer is a brand new program that is designed to help you train your pup quickly and efficiently. The course is is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time. There are a huge range of benefits to purchasing this program and we want to run you through the features and take a better look at this amazing product. One of the main selling points of this product is that it offers a way for you to solve your dog-behavior issues with training without using harmful sprays, electric collars or any kind of force. It also promises to help you train your pup in just a few hours! Pretty impressive – but when you see the sales page, you’ll see that this isn’t that hard to believe. Doggy Dan is a renowned dog-trainer and has been helping people for years. Hundreds of people have tried and succeeded with his system and you could be next. If you’ve been looking for a way to stop aggressive behavior, excessive barking, hyperactivity, fearfulness, disobedience, separation anxiety, chewing, mouthing and stealing, toileting in the wrong places, selective…

Tips For Raising Geese – Important Factors to Focus When You Rear
Blog / 04/11/2013

Tips For Raising Geese – Important Factors to Focus When You Rear   Geese are great types of birds that are beautiful and can be very interesting to watch. It will be important to get these geese to be raised properly. There are some helpful tips that can be used for raising geese that can be done to make these geese better. These include watching for how the they behave, handling them during their earliest days closely and watching the weight levels of these geese. It will help to first look into the behaviors that they are exhibiting. It will be important to keep from trying to get them to mate with multiple partners. This is because when one male begins to mate with a female that male will not move towards any other geese outside of that particular female. As a result when working on getting them to be breed properly it will be important to keep from setting up a male with a female and to let this occur naturally. Using the right foods is important for raising them. Although grass, wheat and feed pellets can be helpful it is important to have plenty of grit on hand….

Stop Dog Pulling On Leash With Head Collar
Blog / 04/06/2013

Stop Dog Pulling On Leash With Head Collar   One of the issues I had with my two dogs was that they were always pulling on leash rather excessively while walking them. They tried to go ahead of me and almost drag me down the street. I see this a lot with other dogs outside who are not properly trained to walk. Stop Dog Pulling On Leash I brought this issue up with my dog trainer and she suggested that I use a Gentle Leader, which is a brand name for a special head collar. Instead of a standard collar which fits around a dog’s neck, the Gentle Leader has a part that fits around the dog’s muzzle and then there’s an attachment that snaps together on the back of the animal’s head. There is no pressure on the dog’s throat. Below is a photo of the Gentle Leader and one that is fit on my dog Chester. The theory is that when there is gentle pressure on the back of the head area, it helps calm the dog down. The head collar acts much like a horse’s bridle. With the leash attachment below the chin area (see photo above),…

Dog Nipping and Biting
Blog / 03/24/2013

Dog Nipping and Biting Nipping – the playful biting and mouthing of your hands and clothes by your dog – is particularly common among puppies, but can also occur in older dogs that haven’t been taught proper bite inhibition. It’s natural for dogs to mouth and nip. They explore the world using their mouths – to a dog, his mouth is as important as eyes and hands are to us. Nipping is very different from true aggression: it’s a form of communication, interaction, exploration, and play. From birth, pups use their mouths to explore the den, their mother, and their littermates. From a few weeks old, they use their mouths to play with their siblings: puppies play by biting and mouthing each other. Some adult dogs – usually, those with owners who encourage rough play, or who were removed from the litter at too early an age – retain these same tendencies to nip during play and in moments of emotional duress. Sibling play is actually how young pups learn a very important lesson, called bite inhibition. If a puppy bites another puppy too hard, the other pup yelps loudly in pain and stops playing with him. This teaches the…

How to Keep Your Cat Purring into Advanced Old Age
Blog / 02/25/2013

How to Keep Your Cat Purring into Advanced Old Age   Cats can live longer than many people think… 18 to 20 years is common. Here’s how to keep your cat purring into advanced old age. Steps: 1. Take your cat to the veterinarian at least once a year for a complete physical exam, and follow your veterinarian’s advice regarding preventive health-care measures. Preventing disease and maintaining optimum health are the first steps toward a long, healthy life. 2. Spay or neuter your cat as soon as possible. Having kittens, especially repeated litters, is stressful and will contribute to premature aging. 3. Keep your cat inside at all times to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries from fights or disease. (Some research suggests inside cats live twice as long as outdoor cats!) 4. Feed your cat high-quality food designed to meet the specific nutritional requirements during all stages of his life. 5. Prevent obesity at all costs by controlling your cat’s diet and engaging him in play activities. 6. Talk to your veterinarian about adding vitamin and mineral supplements, antioxidants and extra fiber to your cat’s diet. 7. Have your cat’s teeth cleaned professionally. Good dental health will add years…

Successful Training for Your Dog: Positive Reinforcement Method
Blog / 02/21/2013

Successful Training for Your Dog: Positive Reinforcement Method It’s widely accepted among the vast majority of dog training experts that the most effective and humane way to train your dog is through a process called positive reinforcement training. This is a fancy phrase for what’s essentially a very simple theory: using positive reinforcement entails rewarding the behavior that you wish to see repeated, and ignoring the behavior that you don’t. This method is in direct contrast to some of the now-outdated but once-popular techniques for dog training, some of which were frankly abhorrent: physical pain and intimidation (such as hanging an aggressive dog up by her collar), or inhumane methods of aversion therapy (such as shock collars for barking). Positive reinforcement works with your dog. Her natural instinct is to please you – the theory of positive reinforcement recognizes that lessons are more meaningful for dogs, and tend to “stick” more, when a dog is able to figure out what you’re asking under her own steam (as opposed to, say, learning “down” by being forced repeatedly into a prone position, while the word “down” is repeated at intervals). When you use positive reinforcement training, you’re allowing her the time and…