Calm Dog Training: Your Guide to Calming Your Hyperactive Dog How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance Reward Your Dog When Obedience Training Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Tips For Owners

Calm Dog Training: Your Guide to Calming Your Hyperactive Dog

While an overly-excited dog is something of a stereotype, too much excitement can wear on both a dog and its owner. It's important for dog owners to be able to calm their dogs down and give them a chance to relax. Thankfully, calming a dog is easier than it might initially seem. By utilising calm […]

How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks

While the outdoors is a great place for a dog to be, it's also a place where they can be put at risk. When a dog spends time outside, they could be bitten by fleas or ticks, which can cause diseases like heartworm and anaplasma. Thankfully, there are many of things that pet owners can […]

Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance

Many people have a pet, whether it is a cat or a dog feels like an extended member of the family. However, as the veterinary field becomes more technologically advanced, the cost of caring for a pet increases due to the high cost associated with  acquiring necessary equipments, facilities as well as training require to […]

Reward Your Dog When Obedience Training

Rewarding your dog is the best motivator when training. It is well known that using rewards and other positive reinforcement when obedience training a dog is the most effective method and achieves the best results. You can make obedience training fun for the dog – and yourself too – by making a game of it. […]

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Tips For Owners

Owning a dog is not all about taking them on walks and changing their food/water bowls daily; training them is an integral part as well. Many people believe that verbal and physical abuse are effective when it comes to dog training, but there is a much better way.Here are some positive reinforcement dog training tips […]

How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks

How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks

While the outdoors is a great place for a dog to be, it's also a place where they can be put at risk. When a dog spends time outside, they could be bitten by fleas or ticks, which can cause diseases like heartworm and anaplasma. Thankfully, there are many of things that pet owners can do to keep their dogs safe. If you follow these simple steps, you'll be able to spend lots of time in your yard without causing problems for your pet. Clear the Yard Regularly Fleas and ticks are far more likely to appear in a yard that's overgrown. Make sure you mow your lawn regularly, and keep any bushes and trees trimmed back. While you may want to use a chemical lawn treatment on occasion, you should know that these treatments can be toxic. You'll have to keep your dog far away from your yard while the treatment is ongoing. Clean Your Home If your dog has already been infested with fleas or ticks, you need to clean your home from top to bottom. Even if you give them a flea bath, the fleas can ea...

The Differences Between Fleas and Ticks

The Differences Between Fleas and Ticks

When it comes to pets, many people want the best for them. Going to the vet for regular checkup is not enough because there are some signs you should always look out for. The process is simple and the things to be observed aren’t complicated. There are some signs that you should watch out for daily. One thing that many people forget to check is fleas and ticks. Many people are confused about the difference between the two. They are the same in some ways and have some difference. They are both critters that can easily adjust to their surroundings so as to continue enjoying their free meal – the blood of your pet. The ticks and fleas both bite, leaving tell-tale marks on the skin of humans. What is the difference between the bites of fleas and ticks? Fleas These insects do not have wings, but they can fly over long distances. They are very hard to spot because of their size. They measure between 1.4mm to 1.5mm to  (1/16 to 1/18 inches) longs and have a lifespan of about 100 d...

Muzzle Taping, Water Boarding and 3 Other Dog Training Techniques That Should Be Illegal

Muzzle Taping, Water Boarding and 3 Other Dog Training Techniques That Should Be Illegal

By Sarah Hodgson (huffingtonpost.com) I'm taking a short break from my dog-loving blog to address the serious topic of animal abuse. It's a concern that shadows my thoughts; I offer up this piece in the hope I can inspire you to take a stand. When I first saw images of Caitlyn, the dog whose mouth was taped shut, I nearly lost consciousness. I've tried since early June to put it out of my mind, but the sight of her bulbous, blue tongue bulging from a mouth swollen like a squeezed balloon is hard to shake. If you haven't seen it, don't go looking. Few things could upset you more. But then it happened again. A similar crime was reported in Texas July 12th, to a German Shepherd Dog who was found in the middle of the roadway with her mouth and legs tightly taped together. What is going on in our world? There is so much brutality. It would appear that these animal abusers are bullies of the worst kind - people who can't even pick on their own species. And most of them are. But some...

Remembering To Hydrate Your Dog For Health

Remembering To Hydrate Your Dog For Health

Are you aware of your dog's food habits? Have you done enough research on how to take care of your pet? All living things need water to survive. Pets like dogs are animals just like human beings and their bodies require water to facilitate quite a number of metabolical processes. Let us have a look at why it is important to keep your hound hydrated at all times. Dehydration is nothing but the lack of water in the body. The consequences of dehydration are very severe and show a huge negative impact for pets and humans. Including dogs, water is essential for every living body and it constitutes about 80 percent of their body. The water content present is responsible for dissolving natural and unnatural substances. It also acts as a basis of all the biological processes. When you think about the reasons that are responsible for causing dehydration in dogs, there are some important things to know in this regard. Dehydration is primarily because of drop in fluid levels beyond the norm...

Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance

Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance

Many people have a pet, whether it is a cat or a dog feels like an extended member of the family. However, as the veterinary field becomes more technologically advanced, the cost of caring for a pet increases due to the high cost associated with  acquiring necessary equipments, facilities as well as training require to deliver exquisite services. For many people, adding an extra cost to the care for a pet can strain their budget. That is where pet insurances come in. Pet insurance is helpful in the sense that it helps to offset most or some of the expenses and costs incurred in the diagnosing, treating, caring and managing a person's pet's illness or injury. It is understandable when one wants to ensure that they have the right insurance cover in the event of an emergency. Pet insurance does not have to be expensive. The best way to make sure that your pet is secure under any circumstances without any pressure is to have a pet insurance cover. The wise decision for a pet owner wou...