The Importance Of Family Cooperation During Potty Training

The Importance Of Family Cooperation During Potty Training

A few months ago I was visiting my sister and her husband. They had just recently gotten a female puppy and were so happy to have her (except for the potty training)! My sister had researched he process and purchased a dog crate and dog bed along with other dog accessories for their new puppy. She followed the instructions for potty training for several weeks and their puppy just was not potty training as she should. She would take the puppy out to potty, give her a treat, play with her a while, and put her back in her crate. The puppy would whine a little while and settle down. Her husband felt sorry for the puppy when she whined and wanted out of her dog crate. So when my sister left the house or went on an errand he would let their puppy out of the dog crate to run free in their home and was not telling her. BAD THING TO DO!! Now they are both at their wits end and losing their patience with the whole potty training process.

1. First of all, we humans need to become more familiar with the instinct and natural habits of any animal we choose as a pet. If a dog is your choice of pet educate yourself and your whole family. After a period of adjustment, your puppy will look at his or her dog crate or dog kennel as a cave or den (that is the place where they would be sleeping and living if they were still living in the wild). The dog crate or dog kennel needs only to be large enough for your pet to turn around in; also put a dog bed inside for the comfort of your dog. Dogs want this space to be clean and usually will not potty in their living space. This is where they will feel safe and secure in their surroundings for nap time and bedtime.

2. Give your puppy time to adjust to their new surroundings. Put yourself in their place for a moment. You are suddenly brought … Read the rest

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Buy the Best For Your Pets

Buy the Best For Your Pets

Many times you might be wondering how you could give the best to your pet especially when you treat it as a part of the family. You might be thinking that there is less choices in case you want to buy any type of dog clothes or dog accessories? But this is not true any more. Today you will find many online dog boutiques that market all products right from dog food to other dog necessities.

You will be amazed to see different type of dog clothes such as shirts, skirts, dresses, hats, caps and even dog jewelry. Then there are various dog accessories such as tag IDs, collars, leashes, etc. You will be amazed by the designs offered in each category. Online dog boutiques like dog boutique, dog fashion are really very convenient to shop as you can find everything that you will need for your dog and much more.

You will be bewildered at the variety of dog products that these sites stock. Also many of these sites offer products from different designers. You want to make to make your dog understand that you care for it and also love it from the bottom of your heart. Then why not buy such beautiful things from such sites?

You can buy from the bare necessities to the most luxurious dog accessories and dog clothes. Be it fashion, trend, quality or look, you definitely would not like to compromise on any of these things. Though you might come across hundreds of dog boutiques, only some of them are worth having a look at. You should always opt for an authorized dog boutique like the one mentioned above so that you are assured of getting quality products from genuine sources. Most of these online dog stores have great discount offers running at one point of time or the other.

Also the main point of online dog dress shopping is that it saves your time and effort. You can have a look at all the dog products on your computer screen and also read the product details. You also have the option … Read the rest

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Basic Cat Accessories for Your Pet

Basic Cat Accessories for Your Pet

If you are planning to have a kitty as a pet, you would do well to buy some cat accessories in advance. Though dogs are termed as man’s best friends, cats can be just as exciting, an in some ways they are even more cute and lovely than puppies. It is really very exciting to be buying items for your new guest, but in your excitement, make sure you do not buy non essential items. It is prudent to take help of the internet or your friend who has a kitty to avoid buying things your kitty might not be interested in.

Though products meant for cats have traditionally been over-sized and heavier than the poor feline fellows, of late, there has been a marked improvement not only in product size and weight but also in their attractiveness. You can be pretty certain that the toys you are buying for your pet are going to be loved by it. Cat accessories today are as cute and good looking as cats themselves. You know, cats are very moody animals and it is difficult to fool them with goodies. They will play only when they like to, and not because you want them to.

If you dearly wish that your kitty adjusts quickly in you house and is stress free right from the word go, you need to make her comfortable. For this to happen it is necessary to look for cat supplies in the market leisurely and buy things depending upon your requirements. This also allows you choose items at a fair price rather than buying them hurriedly at the eleventh hour.

What are the cat accessories that you think are essential for your cat to feel free and comfortable in your home? Of course, bowls come on top. You may not think of it as much, but cat food bowls are just as important. Buy one which is suitable for the size of the kitty and from which she is easily able to have her food. And yes, make sure you buy different bowls for food and water.

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Finding the Best Needful Things For Your Pet Cat

Finding the Best Needful Things For Your Pet Cat

In this day and age, people seem to have more choices than ever before when it comes to what they can buy for their cat. There is an amazing amount of dedicated pet stores out there now, and even the big retail chain stores like Wal-Mart and K-Mart have an entire section of their store devoted to nothing but pet supplies, along with cat food, dog food, rodent food, and even bird food. It is to the point now where these big pet supply manufactures are actually constantly trying to find new niches, and new creative and innovative ways to compete in this booming pet industry which is only getting more and more competitive.

Another one of the place where there is never a short supply of pet supplies, is the grocery store. In fact, they too have their own dedicated isle with pretty much nothing other than pet supplies filling it up from top to bottom. I guess some traditions will never change, and pet supplies will always be a top seller for just about any type of multi-department store or grocery store. I guess the grocery stores want to continue to compete with the big boys, and don’t want to lose their piece of the pie when it comes to this billion dollar industry, especially since the demand for these types of supplies is only increasing as time goes by.

Also, the internet completely and utterly LOADED with websites that are 100% dedicated to selling nothing other than cat food, dog food, bird food, and all of the other common toys and bedding that your pets need on a regular basis. Just do a quick search on Google for a pet toy that you are interested in, and I can pretty much guarantee that you will end up with a LOT of websites popping up that have exactly what you are looking for.

Even the websites that aren’t devoted just to pets, still more often than not, carry at least some sort of pet related supplies or pet toys, or cat litter, and so on. I don’t blame … Read the rest

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Massage – When You Should and Shouldn’t Massage Your Pet

Have you ever thought about giving your pet a massage? Just as with humans, pets can enjoy a number of great benefits from receiving a massage. At the same time, there are certain situations when a massage is not the appropriate course of action. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the benefits of massage as well as when massage is not appropriate.

Massage - When You Should and Shouldn't Massage Your Pet

Exploring the Benefits of Massage

Even if your pet is not sick or injured in some way, giving it a good massage now and again can provide it with a number of benefits. One of these is the bond it helps you form with your bellowed pet, as giving your pet a massage helps to promote socialization while giving you special one-on-one time together.

Massage is also beneficial to animals that suffer from joint problems, over-extended muscles, arthritis, and torn ligaments. Or, if you are traveling or if your pet has to remain cooped up in a small place for a period of time, giving it a massage is a good way to help alleviate stiffness and to improve flexibility.

When giving your pet a massage, it is important to keep in mind that each muscle on its body has an effect on other muscles. Therefore, by helping muscles in one area become more flexible and relaxed, you also help other muscles in the area. At the same time, if your pet becomes injured in one area, this will also affect other muscles in the body. As such, if you are giving your pet a massage in an effort to alleviate stiffness or soreness, you shouldn’t concentrate all of your efforts on the affected area. Rather, give some attention to other areas of your pet’s body as well.

When Massage is Not the Answer

Although massage provides a number of benefits, there are also times when it is not appropriate. For example, if your pet is suffering from any of the following conditions, a massage should not be conducted:

  • Fever
  • Immune Disease
  • Infection
  • Lumps
  • Open Wounds
  • Rashes
  • Shock

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