Toys For Your Pet That Are Safe and Fun

There are plenty of toys on the market to keep your favorite pet entertained for hours on end, but there are also a number of factors to consider when purchasing toys for your pet. As with childrens toys, safety should be first and foremost in your thoughts when considering a new toy purchase for your pet. Be sure not to give your pet toys that can be broken up and potentially stuck in their throats! Dog toys, like dogs themselves, come in various shapes and sizes. Dog toys should be durable, fun, and safe. Hard rubber toys such as the Kong line of products can provide your favorite dog with endless hours of chewing fun. The Kong can also be …

Different Dog Training Collars for Different Ways to Train Your Dog

Training collars are an effective way of developing your dogs behaviour and obedience. There are three main types of dog training collar and each one should be used properly to get the results you want without harming your dog. Slip Collars (Choke Chains) Perhaps the most common dog training collar, a slip collar is designed to allow the trainer to quickly close and release the collar around a dogs neck. Dogs learn to not repeat a behaviour when they feel the chain close. A slip collar must be put on a dog properly, with the end coming from the lead around the back of the dogs neck. This allows the chain to quickly slacken when released. When training, quickly tug …

Allergic To Your Dog Or Cat?

Pets definitely help us live longer and healthier lives. This is especially true of the elderly and those of us who live alone. Pets make wonderful and faithful companions. They are always there for us. However, this relationship can become strained, and sometimes even be broken when someone in the household develops an allergy to a beloved pet. Studies show that approximately 15% of the population suffers from an allergy to a dog or cat, and about one third of those with an allergy to cats choose to live in a household with a cat despite the allergy. Some allergy suffers live happily with a pet for a year or two before an allergy starts. There are sometimes long term …

Train Your Dog With Respect

Proper training of your dog should begin when he is a puppy. The first four months of a dogs life are very important in the training of your dog. This is when they learn behaviors that they will practice in the future. Socializing your dog is one of the most important things you can do to influence your dogs future behavior. As soon as you bring your new puppy home, you should start letting him interact with other puppies, dogs and humans. Take your dog to parks where there will be other pets and people. Ask your friends if it is okay for your dog to visit their dog at their home or yours. Puppies will learn how to get …