How To Train Your Beagle Puppy

Beagles make excellent family pets. They are intelligent, loyal, and friendly dogs. With firm, consistent training they make wonderful companions. Beagles are members of the hound family, which means their sense of smell is very strong, as well as their hunting drive. Keeping those facts in mind can help you with your training, as well as understanding Beagle behavior. Housebreaking Your Beagle Puppy Teaching your puppy to go to the bathroom where you want them to go is a matter of consistency and praise. Take your puppy to the area that you want them to go to the bathroom first [...]

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Posted by admin - May 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

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Helping Children Heal From The Loss Of A Pet

The loss of a beloved pet is an experience from which any parent would want to shield their child.  It is a fact that animals live shorter lives than humans and when we have pets we have to accept the fact that they will pass on before we will. Even though we understand that fact rationally, when facing the loss head on, both adults and children grieve as they would for the loss of any loved one. Children, however, may need extra support from parents and teachers in order to deal with the loss of a pet. There are several [...]

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Posted by admin - May 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

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Love Dogs? Why Not Pamper Them?

Dogs have long been man’s best friend and as a dog lover you will know they come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. Whilst you can give your furry friend the odd tasty treat, there are many other ways in which you can show your love for them. Incidentally (and I’m sure you don’t need to know this) obesity is a problem in pets these days especially in certain breeds of dog. It is important to try and keep this problem to a minimum. That said, you may be wondering how you can pamper them without helping them gain unwanted [...]

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Posted by admin - May 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

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Spring Safety Precautions For Dogs

As winter progresses into spring in many states, people will be throwing open doors and windows, trying to enjoy every bit of sunshine and warm breeze that the can. After months of being stuck inside hiding from frigid temperatures, they are anxious to get outside to the fresh air. All of this spring time anticipation can bring dangerous conditions to our dogs, as they long for the fresh spring air as well. They are probably as anxious to be outdoors again as their pet parents are. Families need to take safety precautions for dogs as spring approaches and then turns [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

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5 Dogs That Will Keep Intruders Far, Far Away

Alarms, security systems, and locks may all increase home security, but there’s nothing quite like a good guard dog to make you feel safe at home. Dogs have the advantage of being thinking, loyal creatures who can often discriminate between ordinary visitors and people who shouldn’t be lurking around your home. While any large dog can appear intimidating and serve as a deterrent to intruders, some breeds are simply better suited for guard dog duty than others. Here are five of the best guard dog breeds. English Mastiff   The English Mastiff is a large, sturdy dog that makes an [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:39 am

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Pet Training For Dummies

Having a pet can be a very enjoyable experience, but trying to train your pet can often be difficult. If you’ve never trained a pet before, you may be scratching your head in wonderment trying to figure out the best way to tackle the issue. It’s important to remember that training a pet often takes time, so don’t become discouraged if your dog hasn’t picked up the whole potty training thing in the first few minutes. When it comes to training your pet, stick to these basic training tips for dummies. Be consistent. If you want to accurately train your [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:38 am

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A Dog’s Point Of View

The human-dog relationship is one of a kind. From the moment they were domesticated 33,000 years ago dogs have provided much needed services. In the beginning, they were used as guard dogs, hunters, and mobility machines. Today, they serve many of the same types of roles, but their job description is evolving. Many dogs are considered family to their owners, as some humans spend more time with their dogs than other humans. Our dogs are always there with us; day or night, rain or shine. They bring usloyalty, happiness, and love and ask for nothing in return. Loyalty Dog’s loyalty [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

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Fun Crafts To Do With Your Pets

Crafts can be a fun way to decorate your home, pass the time on a rainy day, or simply spend some quality time with those you love. Most people stick to crafting with their friends and family members, but there are other individuals in your life that can be a great asset to your crafting talents. Your pets can be a big help when it comes to crafts, and doing something together can be a great way to memorialize your relationship with one another. If you want to get your pets involved in your next crafting activity, the following are [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:34 am

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Top Five Devices That Will Keep Your Pets Safe

Pets are like family members, and you want to them be safe just like anyone else you love. There are lots of devices that can help keep pets safe, and here are some of the best ones. Gates/Fencing If you have a backyard for your pet to run around in, a fence is a must-have safety device, because it will keep them inside the yard and out of the street. Gates are also helpful for keeping pets safe inside the home. Baby gates act as a way to keep your pets out of certain rooms, off the stairs, etc. In [...]

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Posted by admin - May 1, 2013 at 12:32 am

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Look After Your Pets From The Inside As Well As The Outside

The people of Britain have long been known for our love of animals. However, in recent years, cases of obesity in pets have been on the rise. This isn’t because we don’t love our animals, it’s because we love them too much! It’s hard to resist those “doe like” eyes as they stand at your feet when you’re in the kitchen and many of us are left feeling like we’ve done something wrong when we don’t toss the odd little treat from the fridge here and there. The trouble is once you start, that’s it! It doesn’t matter if you [...]

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Posted by admin - April 25, 2013 at 4:01 am

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Choosing The Perfect Puppy For Your Kids

If you have decided that you really want a pet dog but you are not sure about what breed that you would prefer, please take some time to read this article. First of all, you need to be certain that you are buying a puppy for the right reasons. They will no doubt look lovely and adorable when you first choose them, but they all eventually grow into something less cute. Many healthy dogs are destroyed each year because of careless people that couldn’t really offer them a safe home. A typical dog will live for over twelve years, your [...]

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Posted by admin - April 19, 2013 at 2:32 am

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Top 7 Tips For Constructing A Small Haven For Your Dog

Have you ever looked at a dog kernel and wished you could be able to build one of those for your dogs? Well, you can make that come true because building a dog kernel is not as hard as it looks. You can build one by following a few well known and documented methods while applying a few basic construction skills. As much as it is always good to improvise and invent, it’s usually best to stick to time tested and proven methods so as to avoid hardships and discouragements as you build your dog’s kernel. Below are some tips [...]

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Posted by admin - April 11, 2013 at 1:33 am

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Protect Your Canine Companion by Checking His Toys

Don’t assume that a toy marketed for your dog is safe. While we would like to believe that companies would never release dangerous dog toys, the reality is very different. Even the most innocuous dog toys can hold hidden dangers and it is your job as a responsible pet owner to ensure that no harm comes to your pooch. One issue is that the items which are aesthetically pleasing to your dog could be the very things that are the most dangerous. Below, we provide a quick guide to dangerous dog toys and what you need to watch out for. [...]

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Posted by admin - March 20, 2013 at 12:38 am

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3 Ways To Keep Your Outdoor Dog Warm

The winter months can be cold. Whether you live in a dry climate or a wet one; whether you get rain, snow, wind, hail, or a nasty combination of the three, it’s always nice to be able to head inside and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in front of a crackling fire. Of course, if you happen to live outside, that might not be a possibility. Outdoor pets can have it really rough during the colder months of the year. Here are three things you can do to help keep your outside friend comfortable and warm when [...]

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Posted by admin - March 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

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How To Choose The Right Pet Gate

Pet gates provide a way for owners to confine their dogs to areas when they are unsupervised. With so many styles available, it might be a challenge to choose the right one. Pet gates differ from each other based on the size, style and the type of materials used. The gate you choose will depend on your dog and the way that you plan to use it. For example, there are pet gates that are designed for indoor use and others that which are used outdoors. Then there are versatile styles which can be used both indoors and outdoors. Plastic [...]

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Posted by admin - February 16, 2013 at 3:49 am

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8 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth

Like humans, dogs need dental care too. But unfortunately, dental hygiene for your furry friend is often overlooked. However, it is never too late to teach your dog new tricks, especially when it comes to dental hygiene. Keeping your pet’s chompers clean is essential to their health—just like nutrition, proper exercise and routine grooming. If you want to keep your dog happy and healthy, pay attention to those pearly whites! Here are eight tips for taking care of your dog’s teeth: Start Early Like disciplinary action, you should start a good oral care routine with your dog at a young [...]

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Posted by admin - February 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

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Top 5 Mistakes That People Make When Training Their Puppy

Below you find 5 of the most common mistakes that people tend to make when they first start training their puppy. You should aim to avoid these at all costs and make every effort possible to invest the proper amount of time and effort into training your puppy so that you don’t have to worry about continually correcting them when they are fully grown. 1.Using scare and intimidation tactics A lot of people believe training dogs effectively has to involve physical correction and intimidation. However, this is simply not the case and you’ve got to be careful how hard you [...]

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Posted by admin - January 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

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From Tweety Pie and Sylvester to Bugs Bunny and Spot the Dog: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pet

A friend of mine recently confessed that he’d never had a pet as a child. My reaction was both one of surprise and pity. I looked at him like he had been deprived in some way and had been cruelly treated by his parents. How could he have gotten this far in life and become a fully rounded adult without the wonderful experience of a pet?! He has no understanding as to why I’m so attached to my dog and why I’ll happily take him out in all weathers and spend an enormous amount of money giving him everything that [...]

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Posted by admin - January 22, 2013 at 1:23 am

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EFT: Tapping Your Way to Your Pet’s Healing

While the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – an emotional healing tool that is akin to acupuncture but without the use of needles – is originally intended for humans, it could send healing energy pulses to your furry friend’s energy system in the body as well. The technique, though, does not involve tapping on the pet being worked on. While animals have a meridian system like people, many of the points on the system are situated in areas where they do not want to be touched. The amazing thing about doing animal EFT? You tap on yourself to cause positive changes [...]

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Posted by admin - January 3, 2013 at 2:14 am

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Is Your Pet Dog Fit To Travel With You?

Dogs become more than just animals to us pet owners and when they are treated like family, you simply want to bring them along with you wherever you have to go. When you have to leave town for a holiday, business trip or family emergency, you find yourself worrying about what to do, because tagging your pet along with you on the trip is not only costly, but it can also be dangerous for him. The best thing you can do for your dog is to see to it that he is left in the hands of a professional who [...]

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Posted by admin - December 20, 2012 at 2:19 am

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The Top 10 Pets for Children

It seems that mostly every child goes through a phase in their lives where they desire to own their own pet.  Parents are then forced to decide, first, whether or not they will allow their children to have a pet.  Then, if they decide that it is okay, they are then forced to decide what type of pet they will allow their children to have.  There is an abundance of different animals that parents can invest in to bring into their kid’s lives, but this article is going to focus only on the top 10 pets that are available. 10: [...]

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Posted by admin - December 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

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Rabies in Dogs: Symptoms, Prevention, and Vaccination

Rabies in dogs, also known as Lyssavirus, is one of the most feared infections around the world. This virus can be very devastating and dangerous, not only for dogs but also for humans. When a dog that is not vaccinated and gets infected with this disease, the consequence is always fatal. The most common species that can spread rabies to pets and humans are bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes. It must be highlighted that the most common wildlife that can easily gain access indoors and can potentially infect pets and humans are bats. “Aw little Charlie”. Online Image. EveryStockPhoto. [...]

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Posted by admin - December 17, 2012 at 2:05 am

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Pet-friendly Garden Design

If you are like a lot of pet owners, you might not think that it is possible for you to build a garden that will last. Dogs and cats alike love to dig, and they are notorious for digging unsightly holes and ruining fragile plants. They also often like to “do their business” in the garden, and they might even eat your precious plants. Therefore, you might think that your hopes of ever having a garden are hopeless, but you should know that there are things you can do in order to create a pet-friendly garden; this will allow you [...]

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Posted by admin - December 15, 2012 at 2:02 am

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How to Teach Your Dog to Shake Hands

If you have a dog, you may like to have your canine learn tricks. Now, you may not want your dog to ride a skateboard, and surfing and basketball may be a bit out of reach for your dog, but teaching your dog to shake hand could be very doable. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. So how do you do teach your dog to shake hands? Two things are critical in order to do so. The first is patience, with a side helping of love. You are most likely not going to be able to train [...]

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Posted by admin - December 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

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Tips for Shipping Your Dog Overseas

Traveling with your dog can be a daunting experience, but if you want your furry friend to accompany you on vacations or if you’re moving, traveling with your dog also becomes a necessity. While most airlines have processes in place if you want to travel with your dog via flight, there are additional guidelines you must follow if you plan on shipping your dog overseas. Check for vaccination requirements. All dogs must be up to date on their shots before traveling by plane, but if your dog is traveling overseas, this may require additional vaccinations. It’s very important for you [...]

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Posted by admin - December 8, 2012 at 1:37 am

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Monitoring Systems – Because Dogs Can’t Dial 911

Most dogs, anyway. We’ve all heard those amazing stories about dogs who have dialed 911 when their owners were in trouble. It’s happened, but it’s extremely rare. It’s even more rare, almost never happening, for a dog to dial 911 for itself. You’re not always with your pup, so what happens if he gets into trouble? If he’s choking on a bone, or suffering from a sudden illness, or lost in the woods, what will he do? Wait for you to help him, of course. If you make him wait long enough, however, the consequences could be disastrous. There is [...]

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Posted by admin - December 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

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Fact or Fiction: Can dogs eat Protein?

There are many myths, misconceptions, and ‘old wives tales’ in circulation with regards to what we should and should not feed our pets in order to keep them healthy. One of these is that we should strictly limit the amount of protein that we feed to our pet dogs because otherwise they could sustain serious kidney damage. However, in actual fact the way in which a dog’s digestive system is designed means that they are actually perfectly equipped to digest foods that have high protein content. Like humans, protein is important to a dog’s diet for many reasons such as [...]

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Posted by admin - November 28, 2012 at 1:30 am

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20 Years Worth Of Dog Attack Statistics

Statistics have been closely kept over the last 20 years for animal attack victims in the U.S and Canada. The editor of Animal People compiled these statistics and they were drawn from various press accounts over the years. Some of these findings may not be of a surprise to many, but there are certainly a few which will catch people off guard. So over the past 20 years, there are some definite trends, which are hard to argue, in regards to breed and aggression. There will be many people who claim the statistics are skewed, or the animal being reported [...]

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Posted by admin - November 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

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Can You Do Justice To That Chihuahua If You Buy It?

When you are looking to buy a pet, it is always a good idea to ensure that you take care of it as much as you can. Most of them tend to be very good companions, and research even shows that they can easily be used to combat depression simply by their presence. If you are thinking of getting a pet such as a Chihuahua, however, you need to first of all think about all the things that you will need to do in order to care for it. This way, you will be in a better position to make [...]

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Posted by admin - November 14, 2012 at 1:34 am

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How to Potty Train a Puppy

If you are trying to potty train your puppy, it will help to understand that your puppy learns by repetitive actions and by knowing the cause and effect of his actions. From this, he will begin to get used to habits that he will continue to follow for the rest of his life. If your puppy doesn’t get in trouble for bad habits, like urinating on the kitchen floor, it’s going to make his and your life both more miserable. He will never get in the habit of using the bathroom outdoors in the yard if he is not taught [...]

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Posted by admin - October 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

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