Monthly Archives aprile 2013

Dog teeth cleaning

smileThere’s a popular belief that a dog’s mouth is much cleaner than a human’s and many dog owners forget the importance of dog dental hygiene. A dog’s mouth is actually quite dirty. Just think about all the places and the things your dog likes to lick, chew or attempt to eat. This can range from anything to trash, dirt, cat poop and other dog’s body parts so brushing your dog’s teeth is just as important as taking care of your own teeth. In addition to bad breath, there are many consequences for not practicing proper dental hygiene for your pet. 85% of pets are affected by periodontal disease by the time they are three years old and depending on the severity of the disease, it can cause problems for your dog’s mouth the rest of his life.

Tartar and plaque builds up on dog teeth ...

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It is possible to train an adult dog?

Have you ever quold friendestioned yourself, “Is it possible to train my old friend?” This is one of the common questions among pet owners who want to correct certain behaviors that were not corrected at an early age. But is this really possible?
The answer is yes! Humans, like dogs, learn new things every day, no matter if we are 5 or 20 years old, you will always be learning many things. As the popular phrase says, the day I stop learning is the day I die, this quote applies the same to dogs.
But like any training process are factors to consider when training your adult pet. Your dog will not have the same desire to learn new things like when he was a puppy; he already has a routine that has to be changed gradually...

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Puppy proofing your home

puppyBringing home a new puppy is truly one of the greatest joys in life. A dog brings much happiness and delight to a home as they become a new family member. To create a smooth and enjoyable home coming for your puppy and yourself, puppy proofing your home can make the process easier and safe.

If you have young children, set rules as not to overwhelm the puppy. Do not fight over him, do not pull on his tail or aggravate the puppy. Tell your children to make sure to give the puppy space.

Make sure to buy the appropriate items such as a food, treats, food and water bowl, a collar and leash. Depending on the type of dog you are getting, the size of the items you purchase now may be too small in the future...

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Train your dog from puppyhood

We all remember the day whThe dog centralen our new pet came home. Everything was very nice until the new member of the family made number two on another new family member, the $2000 carpet. All these episodes could be reduced greatly if we begin to educate our puppy from day one at home. You can find many books of how to do it, online courses, but depends on you how great and polite your puppy will be. There are two types of training that can be applied to your pet: the obedience and behavior.

For a puppy it is advisable to have small sessions of 10 to 15 minutes to keep it from becoming bored, but needs to be around 3 times a day. These sessions can teach basic commands like sit, come, and heel.  All these commands correspond to the stage of your puppy’s obedience.
For the performance of your new pet ...

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Causes and Prevention of Chewing in Dogs

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Every dog has a normal instinct to chew. Puppies chew to relieve the pain from teething, other dogs chew because they are bored and older dogs chew to keep their teeth strong and clean. Starting from birth, chewing is a way for dogs to explore and stimulate their mind and body.

Puppies love to chew. This is their way to discover new things and similar to babies, puppies put things into their mouth to feel out different objects, try different flavors and learn what is safe to chew and what is not. In addition, puppies go through a teething period where it is painful and they need to alleviate the discomfort. Chewing provides this relief. Unfortunately, this incessant chewing behavior can cause problems for owners if they are not monitored...

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Benefits of having a trained dog

train DogMany of us believe that only competition dogs have to be professionally trained, but the reality is that training your pet is like raising a family member. You have to train your dog according to your needs but there are countless benefits.

Next I will mention some of the main benefits of having a pet trained:

A)     A dog that has been trained will spend more “quality time” with their family and have much more fun:  A trained dog is the perfect companion to accompany the family to the park, to run in the morning, to keep you company when you read your favorite book on the beach. Today many places allow pets but they must know how to behave.

B)      The time you spend training your dog assure your relationship with it will be incredibly better: It has been found that during the period...

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