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postheadericon We all want what is best for our best friend (our dogs) so we continue to try and find healthier ways to feed them

We all want what is best for our best friend (our dogs) so we continue to try and find healthier ways to feed them. If you are still drifting around different pet store or supermarket just to get the healthiest dog food, you’ll only be in dilemma since pet food market is larger and more sundry than ever before. Read on and learn which of those options will be best for your dog.

Is there any safe mode of choosing the healthiest dog food at any rate? Of course there is… Home made dog food is in no way equal to those expensive commercial foods. By preparing your dog a home made dog food, you’ll provide him a complete nutrition he needs at a very small cost.

Not only that, the food you’ll be serving to your pet will always be fresh and rich with all necessary nutrients in important quantities.

Learning some quick meals from a good recipe will prevent you poisoning your dog, in this way, you have the ability to take care of your pet’s health. For an instance, if your dog is not in good shape, you can lessen one or more ingredients, such as reducing the quantity of lactose in the diet to care for the symptoms.

Fair enough, preparing dog food is so simple, but before anything else, you should know what foods do dogs love to have.

Most dogs love to have non vegetarian diet, which is raw and fresh. While other likes to have big pieces of raw meaty bones and other dogs don’t. Therefore, have an extensive knowledge before you feed your dog.

Aside from animal meats such as rabbit, pork, lamb, or salmon, dogs also love to have plant food. These include vegetables and fruits, egg, flax seed meal and yogurt.

As you all know, raw and fresh foods are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. This will help to strengthen the immune system of the body that makes it highly resistant to diseases.

Some of the dog breeds don’t eat what they are being fed and become too much excited. In such cases, it is suggested to make a trial and error method rather prepare the food which your dog loves to have.

You don’t have to get saddened so easily and rely on those junk commercial foods. Though they are also prepared with the same material as those of foods you use in preparing food at home. But how can you be sure that all of your purchased dog foods are good to your dog’s health? You really never know…

To sum it all, home made dog food is the healthiest dog food that you could give your pet for a healthy and balance diet. You’ll never know which of those tons of commercial dog food have the right ingredients that could offer good nutrition and not wasted materials.

If you really want to meet all the nutritional requirements of your pet, prepare him a home made dog food that he’ll surely enjoy. Based on the above mention, you’ll understand the health benefits of giving your dog healthiest dog food. Thus, it is recommended to serve your dog a nutritious meal at home in a carefully washed bowl for a happy meal.

This home made dog food could be your safe mode of serving food rich in nutrients to your dog and builds good bonding relationship which relieves your training process.

postheadericon Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it

Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 2

So, now we have arrived at the other big reason dogs bark…exercise (or lack thereof). Let’s be honest, most of us do not give our dogs enough exercise, let alone mental stimulation (boredom anyone?) If you are not walking your dog at least an hour a day, at least six days a week, you are not even going to touch their energy level! And as we stated in an earlier post, we have jobs, spouses, kids, dinner and of course the boob tube to contend with, so what do we do? 

Besides us walking our own dogs, which we should all be doing anyway since it’s good for us as well, we can use doggy day care or professional dog walkers! If you own a dog and cannot afford the 10-20 bucks a day for doggy day care or professional dog walker and if you don’t have the time to exercise the dog because of the hecticness of your life, I really need to ask the question “should you own a dog?” I know that is a cruel question, but it is not fair to relegate a social animal such as a dog to solitary confinement 18-20 hours a day! This is a question you and your family must answer on your own, but unfortunately not everyone should own a dog.

Sorry… off my soapbox and back to doggy day care.  Facilities such as this will not only give your dog exercise, but will allow the dog to, well, be a dog! I am a big believer in the fact if dogs are not allowed to interact with their own kind (outside of the pack they have at home) they forget how to speak dog.  Doggy day cares are a great way to keep them proficient at their native tongue, while properly socializing them. It also allows dogs to spend some quality time away from Mom and Dad, realizing that being away from the family is not a bad thing, but is actually fun! It can actually help prevent, and even help in some cases of separation anxiety! This being said, doggy day care will not be a good fit for every dog, and any reputable facility will tell you if you have an anti-social dog. Dogs, like people, have different personalities, just like some people don’t like being around other people, some dogs don’t like being around other dogs. (See later post on how to choose a good doggie day care/boarding facility!)

Now you are ready to experience a worn out dog. One of the first things I teach in my classes is “A tired dog is a good dog!” This alone, with some dogs, will have a marked difference on all sorts of problem behaviors, including barking. If not, you can at least work with the dog since their attention will be more focused because of the exercise and socialization from the doggy day care facility or the exercise from other sources. Think of it this way, we have a first grade class who does not get recess, and is given 2 pounds of chocolate to eat and Mt Dew to drink! Do you want to even try to teach them arithmetic? But say we have kids who get physical exercise with 2 recesses a day, socialization with Gym class and a healthy lunch, now how about arithmetic?  I’m pretty sure I would choose the second group of kids! 

So the next step is to get started with some cues/commands (now that we have the edge off with exercise) that can help you get barking, and even some other problem behaviors more under control.  Think about it this way…our kids have had recess & now it’s time to learn our ABC’s.

postheadericon Germans have a centuries old tradition of breeding dogs

Germans have a centuries old tradition of breeding dogs. In fact one of the most well-known German dog breeds there are is the German shepherd,otherwise known as Alsatian, and it is famed and loved around the globe.

However, it is not the only German breed there is, it is just the most famous one. In fact, German dog breeds cover a great assortment of dogs.

For example some German dog breeds make very good protector dogs, Doberman is an example. Very loyal, defensive and protective of their owners, these dogs have very strong territorial instincts. Named after Louis Dobermann, who created the breed out of other purebreeds and some mutts these strong and powerful dogs have an imposing figure with swarthy colors, short and elegant coats. They are extremely intelligent and protective, which is why they need a lot of socialization in their early years in order to get them used to humans.

Other German dog breeds are better for sheep-dogs. The most well-known one being the German Shepherd, otherwise known as Alsatian. These breeds were made fairly lately, in 1900 by Max von Stephanitz. This breed was designed for working and herding sheep, but because of its high intelligence, loyalty, and obedience, it has become very useable in other tasks. it is one of the most used breeds in police and military forces because it can recognize and follow commands better than other large breeds.

Some German dog breeds were even developed for pulling sleds. The best example of this breed is the Eurasier. Of course, today, it is not used to pull sleights anymore, but rather as a companionship pet. Because of its disposition, it doesn’t make a good working pet. It makes an excellent family dog because of its loyalty. It also has the advantage of barking very little, which is good if you don’t want to bother your neighbors. They are also very quiet and calm indoors, but active when outdoors.

Another famous breed is the Great Dane, which despite its name is not from Danish origin, but rather it forms part of the German dog breeds. it’s one of the tallest and biggest dog breeds there are. Despite its size, it is an agile dog that can run very fast and needs daily exercise. It also has a very kind and gentle nature. Nevertheless, dog owners might be advised against this breed if they have small children, as the Great Dane has a weight and strength that might be too much for them. It is also not a good choice for people that don’t have much space or aren’t ready for such a big dog.

Other German dog breeds are there as well, however these are the most representative. In general, German dog breeds are highly intelligent, obedient, protective and loyal. On the other hand, German dog breeds require a lot of space, training and socializing in order to avoid aggressive demeanour.

postheadericon You love your ferret, and you can do anything for him/her to have all the worldly comforts and enjoyment

You love your ferret, and you can do anything for him/her to have all the worldly comforts and enjoyment. You love playing with ferret; you give him/her nourished food; you give exciting toys to play; but amongst all the things, do you have any idea about how to train your ferret!

Ferret needs training, and this is very essential to meet normal chores efficiently. However, you need to train your ferret in an organized manner, so that your ferret can remain clean and tidy, and smart. Here are some of the effective ways that would help you to in training the ferret:

  • Be patient when you give the ferret litter training. As compare to the cats, ferrets are not fast learners, and you need to spend quality time before he/she gets accustomed to using litter box. While choosing a liter box, make sure that you choose the box which is safe for the ferret. Simply reject the litter boxes made from cedar, pine etc., as these may cause problems in the respiratory tract.
  • Bring the droppings of your ferret and show to him/her in order to give a fair idea on where to eliminate, defecate or urinate next time. Irrespective of the fact whether ferret is baby or full adult, you are likely to face the problems when you provide him/her bathroom training. You tend to get irritated while training him. But, no matter in whatever way the ferret behaves, you have to be patient.
  • As the part of training, you should be punctual in washing your ferret’s cage. This is very necessary because when you wash the cage with water you are ensuring to minimize the odor coming from their droppings and urine.  Further, cleaning the cage gives a refreshing and healthy atmosphere for ferret’s stay.
  • Place litter trays in specific areas inside, and around your home, in order to efficiently potty train the puppy. Whenever the puppy eliminates in the tray, reward or retreat him/her accordingly. Giving your ferret all the recognition if he/she does it correctly will encourage him/her to the job in the same manner and correctly.
  • If litter box training is not serving in the rightful means for the ferret, then, try out paper training procedures. Place the newspapers in a segregated way around the house in those places, where the ferret can eliminate the waste easily. Paper training is also advantageous to your means as you’d be able to throw the newspaper easily by folding it. However, be cautious that you use old newspapers.

Even after training the ferrets, some of the problems still exist, and these problems arise out of personality differences. Follow these tips:

  • Ferret should be brought out of the cage when he/she is eliminating
  • Adamant and stubborn ferrets should be thrown in the company of trained and matured ferrets to impart potty training effectively. Old ferrets will not stand the nuances of young ferrets.
  • Big and small litter box should be adjusted inside the ferret’s cage with the help of wires and clips. Keep the small litter box inside the big litter box.
  • Keep the food in the areas where the ferret litters. This is to ensure that ferret doesn’t eliminate anywhere in the home.

Be determined and committed, should you decide to train your loveable and adorable ferret.


postheadericon If you love your dog and want to give your dog something special, then buy your dog a purpose made dog cage from doggie solutions

If you love your dog and want to give your dog something special, then buy your dog a purpose made dog cage from Doggie Solutions.

Dog cages are very important for dog for many reasons, not just because they ensure a fixed place for your dog but because of variety of other reasons some of the reasons that people are opting for dog cages as follows:-

1.      Offers comfort and safety: The dog cage ensures safety and comfort for the dog, especially when they are just puppies; this is the time that a dog cage is a good option to protect them from getting hurt.

2.      Offers training: If the dog is kept in the dog cage from the beginning, then it will make the dog aware that your beds are not the place to play or sleep. So, if you want to help your dog learn where the best place to sleep in, then the best option is to offer a good dog cage.

3.      Offers better recovery during sickness: The dog cage is very useful at the time when your dog is recovering from any sort of operation as it is probably necessary to restrict the movement of your dog which you can do very easily by keeping it in his cage. This in turn will help your dog heal and recover much quicker.

The importance of dog cages is paramount, and the place that you can buy the best dog cages from is the online store Doggie Solutions, Doggie Solutions is one of the best and well know online stores that not only sells dog equipment but also sells lots of cat products too.

If you want to know more about Doggie Solutions and why it is considered as an inevitable option for both dogs as well as cats products, then it is advisable to have a quick look on some of its most important features. Some of the most important features of Doggie Solutions are as follows:-

1.      Ensures quality products: The first and the most important feature of Doggie Solutions is that it is one such store that believes in offering trusted quality products only. Unlike other stores where the quality is compromised to earn good amount of profit, Doggie Solutions offers quality first.

2.      Fair prices: The second most important feature of Doggie Solutions is that it offers fair prices on all the products it offers. So if you require best quality products for your cats and dogs that too with best prices, then there in no better option than Doggie Solutions.

3.      Wide selection: The third most important feature of Doggie Solutions is that it ensures wide selection of useful products for dogs as well as cats.etc.

 So your search for all important things for your cats and dogs ends at Doggie Solutions.