The 7 Stages of Puppy Development
Blog / 02/18/2013

The 7 Stages of Puppy Development by Charlie Lafave, author, “Dog Training Secrets!”   In order to understand why your puppy doesn’t listen to you at times, you need to understand each stage of development a puppy goes through as it matures. Let’s take a look at the different stages, but before we do, keep in mind that these stages are generalizations – each dog will progress at its own pace. Stage 1: The Transitional Stage 2-3 Weeks The Transitional stage generally lasts from age two to three weeks, and it’s during this time that your puppy’s eyes will open, and he’ll slowly start to respond to light and movement and sounds around him. He’ll become a little more mobile during this period, trying to get his feet underneath him and crawling around in the box (or wherever home is.) He’ll start to recognize mom and his littermates, and any objects you might place in the box. Stage 2: The Almost Ready To Meet The World Stage 3-4 Weeks The Almost ready to meet the world stage lasts from 3 to about 4 weeks, and your puppy undergoes rapid sensory development during this time. Fully alert to his environment, he’ll…

Pit Bulls Revealed Guide Review
Blog / 02/18/2013

Pit Bulls Revealed Guide Review   Tim Amherst is a 33 year old pit-bull terrier guru and his latest product “Pit Bulls Revealed Guide” will teach you everything from how to choose a pup to how to train your pooch to behave appropriately. As far as dog training products go, Tim Amherst really knows what he’s talking about. One of the things we really like about this course is that it’s designed specifically for Pit-Bull owners. A one size fits all approach rarely works with dog training and Tim has recognized this and dealt with it. His eBook is a complete manual to raising and owning a Pit-Bull Terrier. If you’ve ever considered owning this dog but don’t know much about them then this eBook is ideal for you. It’ll teach you everything you could ever want to know from choosing the best puppy breeder right down to what food to feed it for optimal health. There are a ton of testimonials on the sales page and there’s also a quick preview of what you will learn if you buy the eBook. You’ll learn how to avoid the three biggest mistakes when it comes to color, weight and ears, the…

Dog Separation Anxiety- Help Your Loved Dog
Blog / 02/15/2013

Dog Separation Anxiety- Help Your Loved Dog   Dog separation anxiety is one of the reasons that keeps the master worried of their dogs’ health. It is an efficient problem that should be addressed at first. If you are a dog lover and want your dog to be healthy, then you should opt for means to cure separation anxiety. Separation anxiety refers to the situation wherein dogs go destructive in the absence of their owners. Usually if a dog is attached to their master in more than a required way, then separation can cause a dog to behave in an altogether different fashion. Separation anxiety is common in this canine world and it is problematic, as it can leave your dog brutally affected, both physically and mentally. This article briefly discusses some of the ways (out of ample) to treat the problem effectively. A dog suffering from separation anxiety usually shows behavioral changes like barking, crying, whining and weeping all the time. Some people usually complain that their dog weeps and cries all the time and also misbehaves with their visitors, like jumping and barking at them. If the situation worsens, the dog can even run away in search of…

Cat Peeing Everywhere? Solution Is Easier Than You Might Think
Blog / 02/07/2013

Cat Peeing Everywhere? Solution Is Easier Than You Might Think   If you’re trying to stop your cat peeing everywhere, this article will show you how to save yourself a lot of trouble and even a lot of money. I will introduce you to 3 major factors that can cause cats to abandon their litter box and how you can put a stop to it sometimes as fast as overnight. Location, location, location. I’m not talking about where your cat has some real estate. I’m talking about where you’ve decided is the best place for your cat’s litter box. You have to consider things like foot traffic and general commotion around the area that your cat goes to pee. Your cat doesn’t have the luxury of going into the bathroom and closing the door so it’s up to you to provide a place where he can have some privacy and not get bothered by the dog or your other cats. It’s also important to keep the litter box away from your cat’s food. You wouldn’t want to eat in the bathroom and neither would your cat. While we’re on the subject of the litter box, another important factor is the…

Easiest Way To Give Your Dog A Bath
Blog / 01/28/2013

Easiest Way To Give Your Dog A Bath   Dog Bath Giving your dog a bath will be part of the overall dog grooming activity for all dog owners. Some dog owners bath their dog in a large laundry sink while others use a portable tub outside. There are also commercial dog bath facilities now where owners can take their dogs to do all the work without messing up anything back at home. In fact, there is one such facility located near my house and is actually connected to one of those self car wash centres. When I started as a dog owner with my very first Lhasa Apso Pepper, I did use a large laundry sink to give him a bath for the first few times. It was a bit of a mess since Pepper didn’t like the sink very much and the entire laundry room as well as myself, got pretty wet. Much Easier Way For A Dog Bath But then I realized there was a much easier way. Instead of any of the ‘traditional’ ways that dog owners used, I decided one day to take Pepper right into the shower with me. I figure that if I…

Pet Grooming Course Review
Blog / 01/10/2013

Pet Grooming Course Review   If you love dogs and are at all bored with your current job or looking for a way to increase your household income, then this is going to be the most exciting review you read today. Because pet-ownership is on the rise, which in turn is causing an increased demand for skilled professionals to keep dogs bathed, brushed, and trimmed! It’s true. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for pet-groomers is expected to increase 22% between now and 2012! What this means for you is that right now there is a unique opportunity available for people who love dogs to make money in a dream career. Imagine being able to quit your boring day job and make money with your own dog-grooming business! Imagine being able to set your own hours and determine yourself how much you work and how much money you make! Imagine being able to take vacations whenever you want or to knock off early any day you want and go shopping or to the beach! Imagine being able to spend more time with your family! Imagine having more money coming in to pay off your bills…

Introducing the Family Dog to the New Baby
Blog / 01/05/2013

Introducing the Family Dog to the New Baby After welcoming a baby in to the world you are probably concerned about how your dog is going to react to him or her. Many people surrender their pets to shelters because of exhibited jealousy from their dog after a new baby’s arrival and fear of the infant being harmed by the animal. Yet many families have been successful in introducing their dogs to the new baby. Introducing your dog to you baby is a process that needs time and the utmost of care to ensure a happy and safe welcoming process! The steps to ensuring your dog acts appropriately around the baby when he or she is finally taken back to your home are twofold usually – preparing your dog for the infants arrival and introducing your dog to your infant. Preparing your dog Preparing your dog for the baby’s arrival in advance is one of the best ways to help avoid friction and jealousy between your baby and your dog. Your dog is used to your attention and pampering, some jealousy will naturally surface when your new baby becomes the center of attention. Taking some precautions, a few minutes of…

Dog Separation Anxiety – Do You Know a Dog Who Needs Help
Blog / 11/19/2012

Dog Separation Anxiety – Do You Know a Dog Who Needs Help?   Dogs are social animals and thus there is every chance that they suffer from disorders and syndromes. As social animals, dogs and puppies are highly loyal to their masters and can easily fall prey to dog separation anxiety. Dog separation anxiety refers to one of the situations wherein a dog behaves in an utmost absurd way. Separation anxiety is that situation where a dog barks, whines and cries inappropriately during the absence of their masters. In other words one can describe separation anxiety as one wherein a dog doesn’t want to be separated from his master. It is a dreadful condition because a dog expresses his loneliness in the most destructible manner, like he jumps on visitors, destroys the home interior and what not. It becomes highly important for one to get out of the problem because this anxiety syndrome can even have a bad effect on the mental intelligence of your dog. People worldwide are searching for the ways to cure the syndrome, i.e. separation anxiety cures. It is up to an owner to find an appropriate treatment for their dog. There are many remedies and…

How To Give Pills To Your Dog
Blog / 10/07/2012

How To Give Pills To Your Dog   How To Give Pills To Dogs Part of my Lhasa Apso dog Chester’s initial treatment for EPI or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency includes antibiotics in the form of pills. Both Chester and his sister Roxie have been taking their heartworm prevention medication in the past several years once a month for six months of the year. At first, I tried to give them the tablets as treats since the manufacturer claims that they are good tasting but both Chester and Roxie did not find a liking to them. I tried to cover each tablet with peanut butter or jam which sometimes works for many dogs but my dogs got sneaky and just licked the good stuff off while leaving the rest of the tablets on the floor! So with the heartworm prevention tablets (we take Sentinel), I must crush each tablet or use scissors to finely cut each one down and sprinkle the results in with their food. This has worked quite well but I do have to make sure that each of them finish up everything in their bowls to ensure all of the medication was taken. An Easy Way To Give…

How to Stop Your Cat from Chewing Electrical Cords
Blog / 07/23/2012

How to Stop Your Cat from Chewing Electrical Cords By Mary Mathews   Chewing on electrical cords can burn or shock your cat, causing respiratory problems, cardiac arrest and even death. Cat’s sharp teeth and their inquisitive nature can put your cat at high risk. This is especially an issue with kittens. Here’s what to do to stop your cat from chewing electrical cords : 1. Tape cords to the wall with electrical tape to help prevent your pet from gaining access to them. 2. Stow excess lengths of cord behind furniture or appliances, hidden from your cat’s view. Cats are attracted to dangling cords and may think they are toys. 3. Block access to visible cords by wrapping flexible safety cable (available at hardware stores) around them. Tin foil works well too, or even a thicker model or extension cord (that is too big for a cat to chew on) 4. Place contact paper, sticky side up, in the general area of electrical cords to discourage your pet from approaching them. 5. Apply unpleasant-tasting substances to exposed cords. These could include bitter apple spray, menthol, toothpaste, mouthwash or lemon juice. Experiment with different flavors, since cats’ taste aversions vary….