• Housetraining an Adult Dog

    House Training an Adult Dog

    House training an Adult Dog Bringing an adult dog into your home demands as much effort from you and the family as does a puppy. It’s a mistake to think that just because the dog is full-grown and may have been potty trained in one home, that he’ll just immediately adjust to your home’s elimination schedule, too. That’s not realistic. The dog has many adjustments to his new environment and doesn’t instinctively know that you don’t allow peeing on the floor – especially if his prior owner didn’t mind or didn’t seem to care. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because he’s an adult dog that he’ll just “know”…

  • crate train your dog, or not

    To Crate Train Your Dog, Or Not?

    The Carlson Mini Tuffy is an amazingly versatile expandable pet gate with patented small pet door. This all-metal expandable is the first of it’s kind. Expanding 26-42-inch wide and stands a convenient 18-inch tall. The metal frame is strong, sturdy, and durable making this gate extra secure and superior to plastic. Super easy to install, takes literally seconds. Pressure mounts and locks with the patented Easy Fit Locking System. Soft rubber bumpers are gentle on walls and keeps them scuff free. The lightweight compact design is great for travel and storage. Slate size is 1.75-inch wide.   You might think that crates are great for shipping cargo, but that dogs…

  • Leash & Crate House Training for Your Dog

    Leash & Crate House Training for Your Dog

    This is How Leash & Crate House Training for Your Dog Can Make Your Life Easier Most dogs lack the opportunity to roam a large backyard at will. They’re more likely to spend the day indoors while their family members are away at work and school. This can make sticking to a potty training schedule more difficult. A combination of crate and leash training works for some dogs. If the adult dog is new to your family or returning home after time in a kennel while you were away, you may have to reinforce his potty training. One option is to return him to the crate during the day and…

  • The Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs

    Today, our four-legged pooch friends are considered part of the family and deserve to have gifts under the tree as much as anyone else. There are lots of ideas out there that can make your canine enjoy Christmas just as much as we humans do. Personalized beds, collars and clothing, bakery treats and toys are all available online for you to choose from. The year 2013 could really be entitled, “Year of the Dog,” because of all the unique gifts available. Of course, dogs will always love you whether you get them a gift or not, but check out some of the best ones that you’ll be proud to put…

  • How Do You Know If Your Dog Is Getting the Right Nutrients?

    What your dog eats is important to his health. Just like a human life, a dog will go through stages of growth and periods of his lifespan when he’ll need different levels of nutrients.   Stages Of A Dog’s Life Your dog is going to go through the gamut of life stages. From puppy or senior dog, the nutritional needs are not the same at all stages in a dog’s life. If your dog is expecting puppies, there’s an additional need for nutrition just like a human mother would have.   You have to make sure that your dog is getting the right amount of calories that are suitable to his…

  • Three Cat Scratching Post Options for Home

    As a cat lover you already know that one problem you have to deal with is working out how to protect your furniture from your cat, because some cats are absolutely feverish about scratching anything they can get their claws into. Even our one de-clawed cat tried to scratch the back of our chairs!   Many homeowners report damage to their sofa and chairs because they neglected to get a cat scratching post. And you can’t stop them as cats just have to scratch!   It is how they keep their claws sharp and flexible for hunting…even if they only hunt for their supper dish.  So be smart about it…