Pet Hair Cleaning

Black & Decker FHV1200 FLEX Cordless Mini Canister Vac - 4' Flexible Hose, Pet Hair Cleaning Tool, A

The Black & Decker FHV1200 FLEX Cordless Mini Canister Vac has a 4 Ft. flexible hose. Cordless, portable and ultra-compact to tackle household chores.

High performance motor provides 40% more suction power to tackle any sized mess. Pet hair cleaning tool loosens hair and ground-in debris from surfaces. Accessory storage caddy will easily carry accessories to the task then neatly store them away.

Easy empty dirt canister for a mess-free cleanup. Cyclonic action spins dirt away from the filter to help maintain performance.

Filter refresh knob flicks debris off filter to improve suction power. 3 stage filtration system prevents dust and debris from escaping for clean air exhaust.

Black & Decker FHV1200 FLEX Cordless Mini Canister Vac - 4' Flexible Hose, Pet Hair Cleaning Tool, A

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Hand Vac #33A1

Remove pesky pet dander from your carpet, upholstery and floors using this bagless hand vac that features a pet contour nozzle for eliminating pet hair from stairs and furniture and a hard nozzle that makes cleaning pet debris a snap.

Product Features: 4 amps of power for thorough cleaning of floors, carpets, upholstery and stairs.

Bagless design saves time and energy with no bags to buy or replace. HEPA filtration removes pet dander, dust, debris and other airborne allergens for a cleaner environment. 4" cleaning path width; edge-cleaning design makes it easy to clean along the edges of walls and furniture. 16' cord lets you cover a large area without the need to change outlets.

Lightweight, compact design weighs just 4 lbs. for easy transport and maneuverability. Included pet contour nozzle eliminates pet hair from stairs and furniture; included hard nozzle attachment makes it easy to clean pet debris.

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Hand Vac #33A1

I love you Mishka-dog Huski

Mishka the Talking Husky Dog appears on TV!!!
Mishka's debut appearance on TV. She got to sing with Kelly Rippa and Bette Midler. She also hung out with Adam Sandler in the green room!

Happy Birthday Mishka the Talking Husky! The cake is compliments of The Barkery
What a great time for all! (Don't worry, the cake is made from dog-friendly ingredients!)

Golden Retriever Care And Training

Golden Retrievers are quick to learn and eager to please, patient, fun-loving, full of energy and easily trained. As you read further down this page you will begin to understand that as your Golden Retriever’s human companion you will undoubtledly be the center of its universe – and the chances are it will become the center of yours too.

In ‘Golden Retrievers : Everything You Need to Know’ I cover everything you will need to know about taking care of, maintaining and training your Golden Retriever in one handy Guide which both current and future Golden owners will love!

Potential Golden Retriever owners usually have various goals. Some want a reliable hunting partner, some a competitive show dog, and some just simply want a healthy and personable family pet. Regardless of what your goals may be regarding your dog, your first priority should be choosing one that is as healthy as possible. It’s not hard to find a Golden Retriever, but if you want a good one that represents the breed at its best, you need to choose your source carefully.
Finding Your “Perfect Pot of Gold”

These tornadoes in adorable, sweet, kissable, fuzzy little packages can take a happy, clean home and turn it into a house of horrors to rival the best carnival’s. From their tiny little knives of teeth to their complete lack of comprehension of the word “No,” puppies are trouble. Yet one look into that open, innocent little face and those big, loving eyes that consider you a god and you’re hooked. It’s an addiction, but there’s really no cure besides a good education in all things puppy-related. So put on that thinking cap, and grab your copy of ‘Golden Retrievers : Everything You Need to Know’ because you’ll need it when they get you in their furry clutches… and then breathe on you with that puppy breath!

This guide will give you the information you need to be able to distinguish between good breeders and bad breeders and answer the questions you may have such as

* How to choose the right golden puppy for you.
* Physical attributes to look for (and some to avoid!)
* What papers the breeder should provide.
* What food does your golden puppy need.
* How to Crate Train your Golden Retriever puppy
* Puppy Checklist
* Housetraining
* Obedience Training
* What to expect from your Golden puppy as he grows (Golden Retriever
development and Growth stages)
* and much more

Caring for your Golden from the inside out

Your Golden Retriever’s performance, health, and longevity depend, in part on what you choose to feed him. Dogs’ diets can be as complex as ours, and it’s important to hit all of the vital nutritional bases. Lack of the proper vitamins and nutrients can lead to upset stomachs, skin problems, brittle bones, obesity, and even – in the worst cases – death. Proper nutrition is the building block of his overall health. Without the right nutrition and exercise, his defenses against disease and disorders are weakened.
Because most dogs are usually fed one type of food, choosing the best diet is an important and often daunting decision. In ‘Golden Retrievers : Everything You Need to Know’ you will find out about commercial vs. home-prepared diets, commercial foods, canine nutrition, feeding & weight and eating related conditions.

Keeping Your Golden Retriever Healthy

When you get ‘Golden Retrievers : Everything You Need to Know’ you will also find details of conditions and illnesses that can crop up in the Golden Retriever breed. Early detection and prevention will help your golden live a longer, happier life.

You will also learn the right way to groom your Golden. Grooming won’t only make your Golden look beautiful; it can also prevent serious health problems. Just as with people, good grooming involves more than an occasional brushing of the hair. Keeping the nails, teeth, eyes, and ears well groomed is just as important.

Groom golden retrievers by bathing them every one to six weeks, using a high velocity blow dryer to eliminate shedding fur, combing through the fur behind the ears and on the thighs and shaving the bottom of their feet. Keep a golden retriever groomed and happy with help from a professional dog groomer in this free video on pet care.

Expert: Sammi
Bio: Sammi is a dog groomer at the Animal Care Center in West Bountiful, Utah.
Filmmaker: Michael Burton

Hair Care

One of the Golden’s best assets is its golden coat. The best way to get a good coat is to grow it from the inside, and that means proper nutrition. You can help that coat stay healthy on the outside by brushing and washing.

Brushing a dry coat can result in hair breakage so mist it ever so slightly with water before you start. Your Golden Retriever should be brushed at least one to three times a week.

Never shave your Golden Retriever. You can use any pair of scissors to trim straggling hairs, but the main rule when trimming a Golden is that less is best.

It is normal for a Golden Retriever to shed their hair. If there seems a lot putting 1 teaspoon of olive oil in you dogs food per day may help reduce shedding a little. If you do find your Golden is shedding a lot then try to brush them every now and then and remove the extra hair before it gets on your furniture! If your Golden is not scared of the vacumn you can even vacumn your dog! Many dogs love to be vacumned (use a soft brush attachment).
It is usual to have some shedding with goldens all year round (in addition to replacing seasonal coats), but if it is excessive there may be some other underlying cause such as nutritional, stress or some other kind of imbalance so it would probably be best to double check with your vet if you are worried about excessive shedding.

Exercising With Your Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers generally have tons of energy and love to exercise with you, but it should ideally be on soft ground and probably best to limit it to a couple of miles – especially if your golden is less than 18 months old (unless your vet recommends different). There can be some concerns in the breed with joint issues (elbow and hips dysplasia are common hereditary problems) which is why especially at a young age when the bones are not fully developed it is good to be careful with your golden and make sure that he /she is not displaying any signs of joint pain (it is probably something your vet will also keep an eye out for aswell at your checkups anyway).

Key points when jogging or cycling with your golden include:

* In the summer especially, avoid asphalt and concrete; it gets really hot and is hard on the paws. Instead, choose a grass or dirt-covered route.
* Keep an eye on your dog and slow down if you see that he is lagging.
* Always bring enough water for the both of you.
* Exercise when it’s coolest – either in the morning or at night. Because dogs don’t have the same cooling mechanisms as humans, avoid situations where your golden can become overheated quickly.
* When cycling at night, attach reflective or illuminated strips to your golden retrievers collar.

Goldens are not prone to obesity, but as with any dog their weight should be watched closely. This is especially true for elderly or less active dogs.

Homemade Ear Cleaning Mixture

A homemade mixture of one part alcohol to two parts white vinegar can be used as a simple ear cleaning solution to remove ear debris.*

* Please note: Cleaning solutions will flush out debris, but will not kill mites or cure infections. If your Golden Retriever is showing signs of discomfort or the ear is red, swollen, or painful, please consult your Vet, do not attempt to clean it yourself.

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Golden Retriever

* Alcoholic beverages
* Avocado
* Chocolate (all forms)
* Coffee (all forms)
* Fatty foods
* Macadamia nuts
* Moldy or spoiled foods
* Onions, onion powder
* Raisins and grapes
* Salt
* Yeast dough
* Garlic
* Products sweetened with xylitol

Chicken Gravy for Dogs

There may be times when you want to put some gravy on your goldens food (maybe as a treat, or perhaps to disguise some medicine etc.). Gravy intended for human consumption is usually enjoyed by dogs, but is really too salty for them. Here is a recipe that be used as a gravy for dogs

2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
60 ml (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
120 ml (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour
950 ml (4 cups) water
250 ml (1 cup) dry milk
250 ml (1 cup) shredded carrots

Preparation & Cooking

Melt butter in microwave using large bowl or measuring cup. Stir in whole wheat flour until well combined. Add water and milk and microwave at 50% power for 10 minutes, stirring twice. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.

Serve cool; store leftovers in fridge or freezer.
More details in this ebook==>> click here

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Five star hotel opens for pampered pooches

A country hotel designed specially for dogs has opened in Wales - complete with luxury rooms and a swimming pool.

The Royvon Pet Hotel in Merthyr Tydfil should mean you don't feel guilty about jetting off on holiday and leaving your dog behind… because they'll probably have a better room than you.

Charged at £29 a night pampered pooches enjoy a private room, an extensive selection of spa/grooming services and a swimming pool. There are also indoor and outdoor play areas.

The Presidential Suite even includes a 22 inch TV mounted on the wall -- ideal for watching Animal Planet or old episodes of Lassie.

A spokesperson for Royvon Pet Hotel said: "Our dog hotel is in a private, secure setting, with breathtaking views across the valleys and nearby Brecon Beacon National Park.

"It offers purpose-built, modern accommodation and outstanding facilities suitable for all breeds and sizes of dog.

"In addition to our spectacular venue, we have luxury dog suites; their design is for the comfort and wellbeing of our guest dogs and peace of mind for their owners."
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Holistic Dog Treats Tasty Homemade Treats For Your Dog

When trying something for the first time, mistakes are an inevitable part of your learning curve. But what if your mistake can jeopardize your dog’s life?
That’s the predicament I faced when I decided to put my new Shar-Pei litter and their mom on a raw food diet. I knew this type of diet was the best diet for my doggy family, but I was pretty nervous about switching them for fear of food contamination.

Seeing how puppies can be so fragile in their first few weeks, I didn’t want to risk their health by either introducing them to commercial food or inadvertently harming them with a raw food diet. In a way, I was damned if I did and damned if I didn't.
In this respect, Maggie Rhines’ “Going Rawr! Dog Lover's Compendium” was a real life saver. Her book really went into detail when it came to the issue of food safety.
From learning how to buy fresh to food handling, from preparation and serving to how much to prepare, from what to prepare to how to transition adult dogs, and how to wean pups… the list goes on!
If you’re planning to put your dog on the Raw Dog Food Diet, I recommend that you don’t start without reading this book first.
It will help you save money, save time and more importantly, it will give you the confidence to start your babies on this diet.
You can get more information on Maggie Rhines’ book here: ==>>

Training tips for a new puppy

When a new puppy arrives in the house, it`s an exciting time for everyone. In order for the homecoming to proceed as smoothly as possible, it`s a good idea to spend a little bit of time in preparation.

One of the major challenges of dog ownership (particularly for first-time owners) is the issue of house training. If you equip yourself with some rudimentary knowledge and a positive attitude, though, it`s a lot easier than most people make it out to be.

The New Arrival

As soon as you bring the puppy home, take her outside. The excitement of the car journey coupled with the unfamiliar faces, sights, and sounds will have her needing to go anyway and if you can orchestrate her first toilet break so that it occurs outside, instead of inside, then so much the better. And not just from the perspective of short-term hygiene, either the more your puppy relieves herself inside, the more likely she is to do it again.

The homecoming is a great opportunity for you to set a precedent for toilet behavior!

- Take her to your designated toilet area, and put her down on the grass.

- Wait while she sniffs around refrain from petting her or playing with her just yet, because you don`t want her to forge an association between this area and games. She has to learn that this part of the yard is for toilet breaks only.

- When she begins to relieve herself, say the phrase you want her to associate with toilet breaks: Go pee or potty time or whatever works for you. It`s best if that phrase is short and easily recognizable and use the same voice inflection each time, too (so that your dog can easily memorize the meaning of the phrase.)

- When she`s done, make a big fuss over her: shower her in praise and affection, and give her a little treat.

When you take her inside the house, the house training regime you`ve decided upon should start immediately.

As far as house training goes, crate training is generally accepted to be the most effective and efficient means of house training a puppy in a short space of time.

What is crate training?

Crate-training is essentially the use of a small indoor kennel (the crate) to confine your young puppy when you`re not actively supervising her.

How does it work?

Crate training is based on all dogs inherent dislike of soiling the area where they sleep. Because you`re restricting your puppy`s movement to her sleeping space, she`ll instinctively hold it in until she`s let out of the crate (provided you don`t leave her in there too long, of course!)

This is why it`s important that the crate is sized properly: if it`s too big, she`ll be able to use one end as a bed and one end as a toilet, which defeats the whole purpose!

How do I choose a crate?

As a general guideline, it`s more cost-effective for you to choose a crate that`s big enough for her to grow into. It should be big enough for the adult dog to stand up comfortably without crouching, turn around in, and stretch out but no bigger (so that she doesn`t choose one part as her bed, and one part as her toilet!)

Because the adult dog is likely to be considerably larger than the puppy, it`ll most likely be necessary for you to use a barrier to reduce the internal size of the crate. A wire grille or board will do just fine.

Alternatively, you can use a cheap crate (or even make one yourself) and replace it with a larger model as your puppy grows.

Using the crate for house training

Crate training works like this: your puppy is in that crate at all times unless she`s sleeping, eating, outside with you going to the toilet, or being played with (active supervision.)

You`ll need to be consistent, or else it won`t work: you can`t let your puppy wander off through the house unless you`re focusing your complete attention on her.

If you allow her access to the house before she`s thoroughly house trained, you`re basically encouraging her to relieve herself inside and remember, each time she does this, it`ll be easier for her to do it again (and again ...and again...)

Sample schedule of a morning's crate training

7am: Wake up. Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.
7.25: Breakfast time.
7.45: Back outside for another toilet break (accompanied by you, of course.)
7.50 - 8.45: Play-time! Puppy is out of the crate being actively played with, cuddled, etc.
8.45: Outside for another toilet break.
8.50 - 11: Puppy goes back in the crate for a nap
11 am: Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.
11.05 - 12.30: Playtime! Puppy is out of the crate being played with and petted.
12:30: Lunch time.
12.45: Puppy comes outside with you for a toilet break.
1 - 3.30: Puppy goes back in the crate for a nap.

... and so on throughout the day.

Crate training generally takes one to two months (depending on the breed of your dog and how much time you spend on the training process.) As the puppy grows older, you can begin to reduce the amount of time spent in the crate ... but beware of doing this too soon!

Other crate training rules

- Your puppy probably won`t be too happy to go in the crate the first couple of times she uses it. She wants to be outside, being showered with affection and attention, and hanging out with you (of course!) But it really is for her own good ... in a surprisingly short time, she`ll come to accept the crate as her own personal haven where she can go to relax and get a couple hours, uninterrupted sleep. It`s important to persevere: do not respond to any whining or crying.

- The best place for the crate to be is the hub of the household: usually the den or the kitchen, anywhere where people tend to congregate. Just because she`s in the crate doesn`t mean she can`t still feel like part of the household; it`s important for her not to feel isolated or excluded.

- The crate should be a welcoming, inviting place for her to go. Lay a couple of thick blankets or towels on the floor, and place a few toys and a chew or two inside it as well. The door should be invitingly open at all times (unless she`s in there, of course, in which case it should be securely shut.)

Some toilet facts about puppies that will come in handy

- Puppies, bladders and bowels are so small and weak that they have only a very small window of opportunity between knowing that they need to go, and having that need become an immediate reality. Because of this, it`s imperative that you take her outside as soon as she wakes up (she`ll let you know she needs to go out by pawing the door and whining), and within ten minutes of eating or playing.

- Behaviors that indicate she needs to go outside include sniffing the ground and circling. Again, because she`s only little, she won`t exhibit these warning signs for very long ... so as soon as she starts, take her out straight away. Better an unnecessary trip to the yard than an unnecessary wet patch (or pile) on the carpet!

- The maximum amount of time that a puppy can be crated at one time is figured out using the following equation: her age in months, plus one. So, a three-month old puppy can be crated for a maximum of four hours. However, this is likely to be physically pretty uncomfortable for her (not to mention hard on her emotionally and psychologically: it`s tough being cramped up with nothing to do), so you should really take her out at least once every two hours during the day. If she`s sleeping, of course, just let her sleep until she wakes up naturally.

For a more indepth look at house training, as well as a great deal of useful information on canine behavioral problems and the most effective training techniques, check out The Ultimate House Training Guide. It`s the complete dog-house-training guide..

You can visit the The Ultimate House Training Guide site by clicking on this link:

Dog Training by Dove Cresswell

At 25, Dove Cresswell has already earned a reputation as a well-known professional animal trainer for film, television, and commercials. Dove has experience training many different breeds of dogs. She has also trained large reptiles, rodents, birds, deer, and dogs of all sizes.

She's worked on many feature films: Saved! and Sam's Lake; TV shows: Romeo, Behind the Camera: Charlie's Angels, and Cougar Crossings; and commercials, including: The Source.

Recently, we had a chance to sit down with Dove to share some of her insights on dog training and how she happened to develop such an amazing dog training program.

Dog Training Online (DTO): Dove, could you tell us a bit about your background and how you got started as a professional animal trainer?

Dove: I've been a professional animal trainer for film, television and commercials for five years now. I've trained everything from cougars to cockroaches, and of course, lots of dogs. I can teach basic and advanced obedience, tricks, movie tricks, and I can train any dog of any breed up to the Master’s level in agility.

DTO: How did you first get interested in dog training?

Dove: As a young teen I took some obedience classes with my lab pup, which sparked my interest and after that spent hours in my back yard setting up obstacle courses for my lab to run through and taught him many tricks.

I also volunteered at the SPCA and accumulated an odd assortment of pets including iguanas and crows. At age 16, I began seriously volunteering at an animal hospital every week and by age 17 was a paid staff member there.

Then I pursued my B.A., Science-Biology at university and somehow found myself working in film. By chance I was working on an animal docudrama, Cougar Crossings, and proved that I was knowledgeable and capable of handling the juvenile cougars and other animals.

DTO: Working with cougars is such a wild way, literally, to begin a career. Did you learn one particulard dog training method?

Dove: I have had the great fortune to have studied dog training under several of the top trainers. As a result I have learned that there is certainly not just one way to train anything. Every dog, and every dog owner is different and some methods work better than others for certain dogs and owners.

In the training modules I often give a couple of options for training one action
. It’s best to try them all and find out what your dog responds best to and what feels most natural and comfortable for you. Having the opportunity to learn dog training from several different sources has also added a flexibility and creativity in my training. I have been asked to train some unusual animals and have dogs do some unusual things for film and television.

Sometimes you just have to get creative and try something you think might work. Sometimes you get results, sometimes you don’t. These training modules are designed to take away some of that guess work but I encourage everyone to have fun and get creative when training their dog!

DTO: Do you still study dog training, yourself?

Dove: Absolutely! There is always more to learn. I own a large collection of training books, which I’ll read looking for new ideas and I will watch any videos, even old ones, looking for ideas. I also participate in weekend training seminars; courses and competitions to keep on my toes and constantly improve myself as a trainer.

DTO: In what ways do you feel common dog training methods are not working for the owners and especially the dogs?

Dove: One weakness is definitely these hour-long, once a week obedience classes. Ideally training sessions should be short (15-25 minutes MAX) to keep the dog’s interest and keep the energy level up for both the dog and trainer.

And doing three ten-minute sessions a day accomplishes a lot more than one half hour long session. I also find many dog training instructors only offer one method of training and they often lack creativity when dealing with dogs that are presenting a training challenge.

DTO: I like the fact that your online training courses don’t have any “fluff.” Your lessons provide instant access to the information dog owners are searching for.

Dove: Exactly. If pet owners need to correct a particular behavior such as pulling on a leash or if they want to teach their dog a particular trick such as wave a paw then they can go directly to that and not have to watch or read through any information that they may not need for their dog.

All of the information you need to train each behavior is included in each individual training program. The training has be laid out in a way that they can go to that section of the online training to find out how right away.

DTO: Besides being faster for the owners, would you say that your method is more fun for the dogs than “conventional” training methods?

Dove: Yes…Dog training should be fun! Everything you do with your dog should be fun! And the more training you do with your dog, the more fun you are going to have with your dog, as well, you’ll have a happier, more confident and better behaved dog.

Unless you are teaching a dog not to do something, absolutely everything should be trained in an upbeat and positive manner. And even when it is necessary to correct a dog in a negative way, you must then immediately show your dog the right behavior and praise it in a positive way.

So after every negative, we follow with a positive to keep your dog happy and wanting to work for you. And we always end training with a play session! Training should be fun for both you and your dog!

DTO: Does a person have to have previous experience in training puppies or dogs to be able to follow your program?

Dove: The program is designed for everyone from no previous dog experience to lots of dog experience and it’s all in simple terminology. The lessons are designed for everyday life with a dog, not a formal obedience, competition-style format.

DTO: Could you comment on radio-controlled shock collars?

Dove: I feel electronic training devices are overused and are nothing but a quick-fix solution. While they give a "correction" (a zap) to deter the dog from doing something and eventually the dog learns not to do that behavior, it is purely negative reinforcement training.

Where is the positive reinforcement when the dog is behaving? It is far more humane, effective and usually faster, to actually train your dog using a one-on-one human-dog interaction with lots of positive reinforcement for the correct behavior and nothing but a disapproving tone of voice to correct a bad behavior.

When someone puts an anti-barking collar on a dog and then goes off to work, when does the dog get praised for being quiet? How are they to effectively learn not to bark when there is no one there asking them to be quiet and then praising them when they are quiet?

DTO: And why do dogs bark?

Dove: To let the outsider know that this is their territory. Don’t you want your dog to protect your house? These electronic devices also take away from a dog's confidence. After every negative correction, it should be immediately followed with a positive reinforcement on what the right behavior is. Yet all they get is negative, negative, and more negative with these collars.

DTO: You make some excellent points, Dove. Another question, we’d like to ask you is, “How early can someone begin to train a dog?”

Dove: Please start training your dog as soon as you get it! Puppies can start training at a very young age (6-8 weeks old). Puppy brains are sponges just waiting to absorb all kinds of knowledge and training! Just keep it fun and positive!

DTO: Is there a difference in training big dogs and toy dogs?

Dove: There are slight modifications that a trainer must make to accommodate the extreme height difference between a trainer and a small dog, but all of these training courses will give you an example when needed for any of these modifications.

DTO: What makes the Dog Training Online courses superior to all the other dog training books, videos, DVDs, and other training tools already out there?

Dove: I’m so glad you asked me. First, I have to say that there are many different approaches to training dogs and puppies. I wanted to take the “best of the best” of everything I have ever learned and then simplify it into a program that would work every time for every owner and every dog. That’s why throughout the training I often offer more than one approach. If, by chance, the first way doesn’t work for you, then try the alternative.

Once I knew I had the best and simplest step-by-step training method, my next challenge was: What format should I use?

DTO: With all the contacts you have in film and entertainment, you could have written a book, an eBook, made a video, or DVD -- all really professionally done. Why did you choose this particular online training format?

Dove: It was really a process of elimination. I know that when people have “puppy problems” they need and want answers right away. Who wants to wait for a delivery and who wants to pay shipping and handling charges? Not me. I wanted a program that people could access and download immediately. And so, right away, I knew that I didn’t what to go with something like a video, or DVD.

Next, voice is so important in dog training that I knew that people would need to hear exactly how to give the commands. I also wanted people to be able to hear me explain things as they saw the pictures. And so that eliminated a book format and any eBook format that did not include audio.

Since I did not want people to waste a lot of their printer paper that eliminated the eBook format.

DTO: And so you knew all the things you didn’t want.

Dove: Yes. And then I happened to meet a person who puts together professional training programs for corporations and organizations. He’s an expert in taking a lot of material, simplifying it, making it easy to follow, and most important of all, making it fun and entertaining to watch. When people have fun learning, they retain the information.

DTO: That’s the most amazing aspect of your puppy and dog training lessons, Dove. Your training is not just easy to follow and effective … but it’s really fun. There’s nothing like it on the entire Internet.

Dove: Thank you. Yes, I am really proud of what we’ve accomplished. It’s literally months of work based on years of skills for all the people involved. I think I should also mention that we were fortunate enough to get one of the top web designers to actually build the training modules. He’s done an awesome job! People just love the way each lesson is laid out, how simple it is to navigate, and go straight to particular sections.

DTO: Congratulations, Dove, on what you’ve accomplished.

Dove: You’re welcome. And I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who purchases my course. You’re going to love it. I promise!

Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?

House Training a puppy or adult Dog is such an essential issue for its owner that even a single exclusive tip turns out to be extremely helpful.

The first step in making your Dog fit for polite company would be to potty train him. Some see this training as a hassle and some as a challenge.

For me, it is part of bringing up a pet.

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There are a few things you need to know before you actually start potty training a puppy or adult Dog. I enumerate these below:

  • You need to understand your dog's body language. Watch for signs that will indicate to you when your pet wants to eliminate.
  • If you own puppies, remember that they need to go potty at fairly frequent intervals - as soon as they wake up, after short naps, after play-time, after meals, before and after being crated and finally, before retiring for the night.
  • Take your Dog for walks at the time that he usually does his potty. Take him out to the yard and then to the same place there every time he needs to answer nature's call.
  • Praise your Dog after he eliminates at the right place. Some Dog owners even give treats to their dogs. But remember to do this every time he does it right. He will relate the rewards to his having "done it right" and zero in on the spot where you want him to defecate regularly.
  • With time, you can try signal training. This is so that you know when your doggie wants to go. You can hang a bell at his level near the door and teach him to push it with his nose or pat it with his paw on his way out.
  • Until your Dog has been fully potty trained keep him under strict vigilance. Do not let him roam around the house freely.
  • Use a crate. A crate-trained Dog is usually very happy to get his own den. The advantage of crating is that dogs do not soil the place where they sleep. So, he will naturally not eliminate inside the crate.
  • If you have a small dog and if you live in a high-rise building or in a place that does not have a proper backyard, you can try litter pan training. What you do is create a space for your pet to eliminate in your house itself.
  • Use positive reinforcements while housebreaking puppies or adult dogs. Do not scold or hit him as you will gain nothing by doing that. He will only associate punishment with your return from outside. If you catch him in the act, a stern 'NO' or 'FREEZE' will do. It will startle the Dog enough for him to stop pooping.
  • Be prepared to return to a soiled home if you are keeping your Dog home alone for more than 4 hours as separation anxiety is quite common among home-alone dogs.
  • Accidents will happen. It is unusual for a trained adult Dog to work against its house training. But medical problems or health disorders may lead to sudden accidents.
  • Many dogs mark their territory. These can be a leg of a table or a particular wall. Intact male and female dogs mark their territories by urinating. Use deodorizers to spray on the places where your Dog has marked.
  • If you are patient and are ready to accept that house training a dog takes time, even months sometimes, you will end up having a good housetrained Dog.

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Now we will move on to how to potty train puppies and adult dogs.

Potty Training A Puppy:

Irrespective of breeds, housetraining a puppy is considered to be one of the biggest challenges by dog owners. If you think housetraining your puppy simply involves a steady supply of old newspapers, then think again.

A puppy does not develop full control over his bladder until it is over 4 or 5 months old. Since they are growing and developing rapidly at this time, puppies eat more, burn more calories and need to eliminate more frequently than an adult Dog.

After each nap, meal, drink or play, take your puppy to his designated area (indoors or outdoors, wherever you have decided) and stay there until it eliminates. Then bring him to his crate.

Repeat this situation everyday until he has developed a habit out of it.

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Potty Training An Adult Dog:

The best way to housetrain an adult Dog is to begin all over again.

Observe him very closely. Maybe even maintain a diary of where he goes and when. Whether he is pooping when you are home or only when you are outside; whether you can time yourself to be home when he feels the need to go outside.

You can try dog crates, but be careful to introduce him gradually to them.

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Remember, commitment, consistency and intelligent use of positive reinforcement will make you the owner of a perfectly housetrained Dog. Don't expect miracles. You will only be disappointed.

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How To Brush Your Dog's Teeth

I shows you how to brush your dog's teeth, to keep them healthy and strong. It is an essential part of pet care, so let VideoJug show you how to do it properly.
Step 1: You Will Need

Step 2: Open Mouth

The key to doggie tooth brushing is making it fun for your dog. With a leash attached, have the dog sit, and talk to him softly to keep him calm.
Open the dog's mouth. When you are able to do it, praise your dog.

Step 3: Feel The Teeth

Without a brush, get the dog used to you working with his teeth. Put some doggie toothpaste on your finger and gently rub his teeth while he licks your finger. Pet toothpastes are flavored so your dog will like the taste. Remember, this is fun! Offer treats.

Step 4: The Toothbrush

Now, you are ready to start with a toothbrush, dental sponge, or pad. The labels on the various products will tell you what's appropriate for your type of dog.
Then, get your dog used to the consistency and feel of it, especially the bristles of a brush. With a toothbrush, it's a good idea to let the dog play with the brush before it does its work. Let Fido know this brush thing isn't to be feared.

Step 5: Begin Brushing

To brush, talk pleasantly to your dog.

Get a few teeth done—the front ones are easiest to reach-- and praise the dog again.

Then work toward the other teeth. Dogs don't get much tartar on the inside surfaces of their teeth, so you only need to worry about the outside surfaces. Up and down, or side to side motions are fine.
Once brushed, no need to rinse.

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How To Make Tasty Beef Stew For Your Dog

Make Tasty Beef Stew for Your Dog. Lavish love back on your pet with a delicious doggy dinner. Fresh ingredients and meaty chunks make this a healthy and wholesome treat.
Step 1: You will need
* 450 g stewing beef
* 3 medium potatoes
* 3 medium carrots
* 2 sticks of celery
* 1 ltr chicken stock
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 knife
* 1 chopping board
* 1 vegetable peeler
* 1 wooden spoon
* 1 saucepan
Step 2: Prepare the vegetables

Peel 3 potatoes and dice into small pieces.
Chop 2 sticks of celery.
Top and tail the carrots, peel them using a knife and chop into small chunks.

Step 3: Brown the meat

Place a saucepan on a hob and turn the heat to a medium setting. Add 2 tbsp of oil and add 450g of beef. Cook the meat for a few minutes until it is brown on all sides.

Step 4: Stew the meat

Now add 1 litre of chicken stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid slightly ajar. Leave to simmer for 45 minutes.

Step 5: Add the vegetables

Add the vegetables to the pan, replace the lid and stew for another 45 minutes.


If your dog would enjoy a thicker stew, remove the lid after about half an hour.

Step 6: Cool

Take the stew off the heat leave to cool for a few minutes.

Homemade Dog Food & Treats : How to Make Dog Biscuits Without Yeast

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Dog jokes-

Two Scottish nuns have just arrived in the USA by boat and one says tothe other, "I hearthat the occupants of this country actually eat dogs." "Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do." Nodding emphatically, the mother superior points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk toward him.

"Two dogs, please," says one.

The vendor is only too pleased to oblige and he wraps both hot dogs in oil.

Excited, the nuns hurry over to a bench and begin to unwrap their dogs.

The mother superior is first to open hers.

Staring at it for a moment, she leans over to the other nun and whispers cautiously, "What part did you get?"
As an elderly lady sat on her front porch reflecting on her long life, a Fairy Godmother suddenly appeared and offered to fulfill three wishes for her.

"Well," said the woman, "I guess I'd like to be rich."
POOF: The Fairy Godmother turned her rocking chair into solid gold.

"And I wouldn't mind being a young and beautiful princess."
POOF: The Fairy Godmother turned the old woman into an exquisite young princess, with a priceless crown of jewels.

"Your third wish?" asked the Fairy Godmother. "Could you possibly turn my wonderful dog into a handsome prince?"
POOF: There, in front stood the most handsome young man anyone had ever seen. She stared at him in awe, completely smitten.

As he came toward her, her knees weakened. He bent down, brushing his lips across her ear as he whispered, "I bet you are sorry you had me neutered."

How Well Is Your Dog Groomed?

The reason one should groom his/her Dog is simple - your dog's physical state influences the way he feels and the way you look at your dog. Extreme cases, where lack of proper care, cleaning and grooming can directly affect the behavior of your Dog, are not rare.

Proper grooming not only infuses a healthy glow to your dog's appearance, but also helps develop his self-esteem; while it makes you a very proud parent, when you show off your Dog to others.

The first step involved in dog grooming is: Brushing!

Brushing has been universally acknowledged by expert dog groomers as the single most important step in grooming.

The benefits of brushing are many. To name a few:

  • Better blood circulation
  • Shinier and healthier coat
  • Better bonding

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Even if you know how crucial brushing is for your Dog's health and well-being, we all know that there is a right way and a wrong way of doing anything. And without doubt, you would like to do everything the RIGHT way when it comes to your Dog.

Yes, there's a method to follow while brushing your Dog.

Here are FIVE steps to successfully brushing your Dog that will prove to be extremely useful:

  • Brush against the growth of the hair first with a slicker brush and then with a medium or wide-toothed comb.
  • The slicker brush removes all the loose hair and the comb takes care of the tangles.
  • Brush your Dog along the hair growth and make sure you reach the skin as you brush his way.
  • Then use a flea comb over the coat to get the fleas and remove any remaining tangles. Part the coat and start from the root and then comb through.
  • If your Dog's paw pads are hairy, then clip them using electric clippers. Do not clip the hair in between the pads. Clip only the excess hair.
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Brush your Dog's hairs to prevent it from matting. Matting can be a very painful experience.

Regular brushing untangles the matted hairs on your Dog's coat. Since this is a risky job to do, the best way out is to prevent them from forming in the first place. And doing this is simple: just brush and comb your Dog regularly. If and when you see any mats or tangles, use a detangle solution and a medium-toothed comb.

Don't wait until your Dog is dirty or matted to introduce him to grooming. That would make him associate the experience with unpleasantness. Moreover, many dogs learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate form of petting, i.e. another source of affection and attention.

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Crate Training Your Dog

Crate training your dog or puppy sometimes takes time and effort, but is very
useful and in many cases, necessary. If you have a young dog, or a dog you
have recently adopted, crate training him is very important. You are setting your
dog up for success: he won’t have as many opportunities to get into trouble
because he doesn’t yet know the rules of the household. You are protecting him
from dangerous situations such as broken glass or chewed electrical cords. And,
he is learning the rules of the household concerning appropriate places to sleep,
play and eliminate. It’s also a safe way of transporting your dog in the car, as
well as teach
ing him to be comfortably confined when at the vets, groomers or in
other places where he can't run around freely. If you properly train your dog to
use a crate, he’ll think of it as his safe place and will be happy to spend time
there when needed.

Important note: Crate training doesn’t necessarily mean that a dog must be in
a small, airline approved kennel. Crate training can also mean being confined
in a wire kennel, an outdoor run with appropriate shelter, or even your laundry
room if that’s what works best for you and your dog.
Crate training is a process that moves at a different pace depending on the dog’s
personality, age, temperament and previous experience. The most important
things to remember when training a dog to accept a crate are
1) always
associate the crate with something pleasant (do not use it for punishment) and
2) keep the training moving forward in small, attainable chunks.

Introducing Your Dog to the Crate

Put the crate in the area where it would be likely to stay for a period of time.
Spend some time there with your dog cuddling, playing near it or in it together
and just hanging out peacefully. Make sure the door is fastened open so that
he won’t inadvertently be hit by it or that it won’t close on him prematurely.
Put some blankets or other soft snugglies in there. Toss in some treats or his
favorite toys a
nd make a fuss over him as he goes in and out taking the treats
or playing with his toys. With some dogs you may need to start with treats
outside the kennel and then gradually put them further and further inside until
the dog feels safe about going in.
Put a well-stuffed Kong into the kennel and close the door, preventing your
dog from having access to it. Let him slobber and drool over it and want to go
in the crate. When he’s very anxious to get to it, open the door and let him
run in and grab it. He will start to associate the kennel with wonderful things
that he wants.

Help Your Dog Really Love the Crate

After you have spent the time to introduce your dog to his crate, begin to feed
him his regular meals in his crate. This will create a very pleasant association
in his mind as well as teaching him to think about the crate in a calm, relaxed
If your dog is going into his crate in a happy manner for treats, toys or a Kong,
put his food dish all the way in the back of the crate. If you dog is a little
reluctant to go into the kennel, put the bowl in only as far as he is willing to go
and then gradually move it further back after a few trials.
Once he is standing in his crate comfortably while eating, you can close the
door. In the beginning, open the door just as soon as he finishes eating.
With each feeding, gradually extend the length of time he stands in the kennel
with the door closed before opening it and releasing him. If he whines or
claws at the door to be let out, you may have rushed the acclimation process
a little. Shorten the length of time and gradually re-build to the “sticky” point.
Do not let him out when he whines or barks until he is quiet or he’ll learn to
bark more as a way of getting out.

Getting Your Dog Accustomed to Spending More Time in the Crate

After the dog has learned to eat comfortably and calmly in the crate and
spend a few minutes there after eating, you can begin to confine him there for
short periods of time.
For the first time confinements, be certain that you are at home. Call him to
the kennel and reward him for coming happily. Cue him to enter the kennel
by saying “kennel”, “office” or “your bed”. Toss a treat in there. As he goes
in, close the door and latch it shut. Sit quietly near the crate or in a nearby
room for five to ten minutes. Let him out of the crate after the predetermined
period of time only if he is quiet. Repeat this process several times daily and
increase the length of time each time.
Make sure that he doesn’t associate the crate and spending a period of time
in there with being “abandoned”. He can be crated while you’re home eating
dinner or housework, so he doesn’t think the crate is a signal for you going
away from home for long periods of time. He can also be crated at night
while you’re sleeping.

After your dog is comfortable with being crated for 30 minutes you can leave
him kenneled while you leave home. Set him up to succeed. Put him in the
kennel at least 10 minutes before you leave so he doesn’t go from a period of
high activity to low activity. Don’t talk to him for a few minutes before you
leave home. Give him a good, interactive puzzle toy to keep him focused and
busy and keep his mind off of being alone. When you come back home, don’t
let him out right away and don’t apologize to him for having left. Leave him in
there for a couple of minutes then quietly let him out. Keep your arrival low

Training Your Dog to Listen to You

Why Won't My Dog Listen To Me?

This is a common question that most first-time Dog owners ask me. Before I answer your question, let me ask you a few instead:

  • Do you use cookies, collars, head halters or clickers to make your Dog listen to your commands?
  • Do you have to raise your voice every time you want your Dog to listen to you?
  • Does your Dog always come or sit on command - anytime and anywhere you want him to?

If your answers are mostly in the negative, its time you seriously reconsider your role as a sincere Dog trainer and an ideal pet parent.

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Get Your Dog To Listen To You

Before you begin any training, you must first establish yourself as the "ALPHA dog" of your family. Your Dog must know that you’re the leader of the pack and it is YOU who is in charge.

Here is a list of simple DO's and DONT's that you must follow if you want to be the Alpha:

  • Always go out or come in through the door first - remember you are the leader;
  • Always eat first - give your Dog something to eat only after you've finished your meal;
  • Don’t circle around your Dog when he is lying on the floor - make your Dog move out of your way instead;
  • Don't let your Dog set the rules - pay attention to him when you think fit and not whenever he demands;
  • Don’t permit your Dog to sleep with you in your bed - demarcate his sleeping area clearly.

Once you successfully established yourself as the Alpha, training your Dog and making him listen will be a lot easier than you can imagine. Remember, if your Dog does not learn to "listen", all your training efforts will be in vain!

Does your Dog know his name? Does your Dog look at you whenever you call him by his name? This is the first and the most critical step involved in Dog Training. If your Dog doesn't respond to his name, you cannot have his attention for teaching him any other commands.

To make sure that your Dog recognizes his name, take a treat in your hand and hold it away from your body. Call your Dog's name. He is most likely to look at the treat in your hand. Continue calling his name untill he turns and looks at your eyes. Give him the treat immediately. Repeat this exercise by holding the treat in the other hand. Once you're sure that your Dog has learnt to recognize his name, just call his name and reward him for looking at you by petting or with a hug.

You must understand that Dogs respond far better to positive reinforcement than they do to coercion or force.

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Basics of Dog Training

It's essential for Dog parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Dog and can go a long way in training him effectively.

Before you begin training your Dog, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as it helps you to understand his needs and instincts and also allows your Dog to have complete trust in you.

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How To Bond With Your Dog

Building a bond with your Dog is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him successfully. As soon as you bring your Dog home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.

When Dogs are secure in the knowledge that they belong to the family, they are more likely to respond better to their owners' training commands. Just like with any relationship, there must be mutual trust and respect between you and your Dog.

Trust takes time to develop and respect comes from defining boundaries and treating any breach of those boundaries with firmness and fairness.

Without enforceable limitations, respect can’t be developed. And when there is no respect, building a bond with your Dog is almost impossible.

4 Golden Rules To Building A Relationship With Your Dog :

  • Spend quality time together;
  • Take him out in the world and experience life together;
  • Establish and promote a level of mutual respect; and
  • Develop a way of communicating to understand each other's needs.

Building a bond with your Dog will not only help you manage him better but will also make your Dog calm, quiet and an extremely well-adjusted pet.

Love Your Dog and He Will Love You back

Once you're succesful in building a bond with your Dog, you can rest assured that training him and teaching him new and clever tricks will be a cakewalk.

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How Your Dog Learns...

Your Dog's learning period can be divided into five phases:

The Teaching Phase - This is the phase where you must physically demonstrate to your Dog exactly what you want him to do.

The Practicing Phase - Practice makes Perfect. Once a lesson is learnt, practice with your Dog what you have just taught him.

The Generalizing Phase - Here you must continue practicing with your Dog in different locations and in an environment with a few distractions. You can take your Dog out for a walk, or to a nearby park and command him to practice whatever you've taught him.

Practicing the learned lessons in multiple locations and in the presence of small distractions will help him learn and retain lessons better .

The Testing Phase - Once you're sure that your Dog has achieved almost 90% success....he responds correctly almost every time you give a command, you must start testing his accuracy in newer locations with a lot of distractions.

Example: Take him to the local shopping mall and ask him to obey your command. He may not come up with the correct response the very first time you do this, but you must not lose hope.

The idea is to test your Dog to see how he responds in an environment which is new to him. Set-up a situation where you are in control of the environment and your Dog.

There are only 2 possibilities:

  • Your Dog succeeds!!! (Trumpets please!)
  • In case your Dog fails, re-examine the situation. Review and/or change your training. Then try testing again.

Keep on testing until he succeeds. Follow the rule of the 3 Ps – patience, persistence, praise.

Internalizing Phase - Finally, comes the extremely rewarding phase where your Dog does everything he is taught to do even without your commands.


  • Never scold your Dog if he fails. It's not his fault. You have failed as a trainer!
  • You must be patient and persistent for your efforts to show rewards.
  • Appreciate and love your Dog when he does it right! A little encouragement will work wonders for your Dog.
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