Pets And Animal Articles
  • Tips When Training Your Dog
  • by Nancy Dean
  • Training a dog is not always an easy task. Training a puppy can be frustrating as the he is so cute and cuddly, and it is hard to correct them when bad behavior is displayed. The puppy also tends to have a short attention span, and get excited very easily.
  • Shedding Dogs & How To Deal With Them
  • by Nancy Dean
  • Shedding may not be something that seems like an important thing to keep in mind when making your puppy purchase, but it may just be more important than you think. Making sure you are ready for the time and responsibility commitment of a dog is a very important factor. A dog that sheds a lot is more work than one that does not shed a lot.
  • Are you suffering from Premium Pet Food Sticker Shock?
  • by Susan Thixton
  • Are you wanting to feed your dog or cat a premium pet food but your budget just doesn't have the room for the higher cost? You might be surprised - premium pet foods don't 'cost' nearly as much as they appear to.
  • A Well Trained Dog
  • by Michael Copper
  • Is certainly a lot more fun for you to have an obedient and trained dog. Not only that, but trained dogs, are happier dogs. They are less likely to get into fights with other dogs and will tend to socialize better with dogs that they meet in public. It is particularly important to have a well-trained dog if you have young members of the family or children in the neighborhood.
  • Keeping Your Cat Healthy and Happy
  • by Carol Stack
  • Cats can be wonderful companions. With some basic care and a lot of love, they can be your good friend for many years.
  • AKC Dogs, Dog Breeds, Dog Groups and Dog Jobs
  • by Debbie Ray
  • Are you thinking about adding a new canine companion to your family? There are several things to think about whenever you are considering adding a dog to your family. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to find the right dog to fit your personality as well as your current lifestyle. And the best way to do that is to better understand what dogs were originally created to do and what their instincts are naturally geared for.
  • Golden Retrievers - Friendly, Sociable, Intelligent and Much More
  • by Carol Stack
  • Among the most intelligent of dog breeds, Golden Retrievers can learn a wide variety of behaviors with minimal effort. They are easy to housebroken and will give clear signs (after the initial training) that they need to go outside. Fetching comes almost automatically. It is also easy to teach them to stay, sit, roll over, and a lot more.
  • 10 helpful tips BEFORE you get a dog
  • by Debbie Ray
  • There are several points to consider whenever you are choosing a dog for you or your family. You want to match your new pet to you and/or your family and to your overall needs as closely as possible. If you don't take the time to plan a bit ahead of time right now, you may regret it in the future. Your job is to find the right dog breed to fit both your personality and lifestyle.
  • Basic Dog Commands
  • by Michael Copper
  • There are a few basic commands that need to be mastered and they are all relatively simple. These commands are... Down: this is where you teach your dog to lay down on command, and is one of the main aspects of any successful training program. Heel: this is where you teach your dog walk beside you at the same pace without pulling on the lead. My dog health and care blog is all about caring for your dog.
  • Pit Bull Bans: Narrowing the Noose Around American Boxers
  • by Tracy Hargraves
  • Pit bull bans are spreading too fast nowadays. The clamor for pit bull bans has been growing for years. As a result there has been a mixture of people who are all yes to pit bull bans and people who give all-out support to their pit bulls.
  • Things to Consider when Adopting a Cat or Kitten
  • by Carol Stack
  • Cats and kittens can accidentally swallow string or any other small item. These will often obstruct their digestive system, possibly leading to expensive surgery or death. For these reasons it is extremely important that no small items are left lying around that could be swallowed. Learn more about cats and kittens here.
  • by Tracy Hargraves
  • Homemade Pet Food: The Latest Animal Dietary Trend
  • by Tracy Hargraves
  • A recall of potentially sickening and deadly pet food has made pet owners seriously worried about the safety of pet food. There are unhealthy ingredients and contaminants found in some pet food thereby increasing more problems to all pet owners. For this reason, use of the more nutritious and safer homemade pet food over commercially prepared ones was introduced.
  • The Most Important Thing to Know About Reptiles
  • by Gary Kurz
  • A mistake that is repeated over and over again by people wanting to keep reptiles or amphibians is people acquiring an animal that they have no idea how to care for. Impulse buying usually spells disaster for the animal and stress and regret for the owner. With just a little effort, problems and heartache can be avoided.
  • Pet Evacuation Plan
  • by Gary Kurz
  • Don't wait until it is too late. Remember the sad faces of Hurricane Katrina pet victims. Don't let your pet face the same trauma. Here are some easy tips for making a plan that will work for you.
  • My Pastor Said Animals Don't Have Souls
  • by Gary Kurz
  • Most ministers rely on what their Seminary Professor told them about animals having souls and not the Word of God. The Bible admonishes us to "search out a thing, whether it be so". Ministers would do well to search scripture on this important topic in order to be able to give solid answers to their flock.
  • Dogs That Escape
  • by Michael Copper
  • No owner likes to get a call from the pound telling them that their dog has been picked up for roaming the streets, but even the best trained dog can escape and end up in places where it shouldn't be. In many towns you can find yourself in legal trouble if your dog is found to be wandering the streets. And quite rightly so as a dog on the loose can do quite a lot of damage to other people's property, pets, children and elderly folk.
  • Stop Puppies Biting
  • by Michael Copper
  • Dog Quote: To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. ....Aldous Huxley Puppies love to bite. They do it naturally but it is something that they must be taught not to do. Learn how to stop your puppy from biting. This needs to be addressed while they are young because dog bites can lead to all sorts of problems including legal action.
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