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Pet Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed (And Your Pets Will Love)

Pet Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed (And Your Pets Will Love)

(image source) There are some pet accessories we all know about. From feeding bowls to litter trays, there are a lot of items we would consider essential. However, we have found some other items that we think you should know about. Your cats and dogs […]

To Buy or Not to Buy- Considering Everything Involved in Owning a Horse

To Buy or Not to Buy- Considering Everything Involved in Owning a Horse

Image source Most of us, at one point or another, have dreamt of owning our own horse. But many of us, just assume that there is just not the space or that it will either be too difficult to look after or be too expensive. […]

Training Your Dog Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Do For Them

Training Your Dog Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Do For Them

Dogs are awesome creatures, aren’t they? They love us unconditionally, and they don’t judge us (the complete opposite of cats). However, the amount of dogs out there that have had a very lax training routine is unbelievable. These dogs are running riot, and making the rules for their owners to follow.

Training your dog from an early age is one of the best things you’ll ever do for them. Bear in mind that loving your dog and training your dog are two separate things. You can still train your dog to be well behaved and give them plenty of fuss and cuddles. It’s when you fail to train them at all that things go awry.

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When you fail to train your dog, they get confused about who the pack leader is. You’ll sometimes give signals that it’s you, but telling them to get off the couch or eating your food first. However, you’ll let them think it’s them sometimes by allowing them to pull you on a walk. When a dog is confused, it isn’t happy. It might look happy with a wagging tail most of the time, but it can get terrible separation anxiety. When you train your dog, you’ll both have a much happier life together. Here are some important things to bear in mind:

Selecting a Dog To Suit Your Lifestyle

Before you even consider buying a dog you need to make sure you select a dog to suit your lifestyle. Looking at cute tri color pitbull puppies for sale with your family is great, but if that breed doesn’t suit your lifestyle, you should think again. No matter how much you train a dog, if it’s too energetic for you, or doesn’t do well around kids, or any number of other factors, you won’t have a good time together.

Training Right Away

Putting training in place right away is crucial. There are so many things that go into this, and it’s far more than teaching them to sit down, roll over, and give you their paw. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Make sure they always walk next to you or behind you on a walk. You can do this with treats. They should never walk in front of you.
  • Practice the basic stop, sit, and come back commands regularly.
  • Walk in the house before your dog after a walk.
  • Eat your food before your dog.
  • Never feed your dog off your plate.
  • Greet other members of the family before your dog.
  • Simply have a dominant attitude; no need to be loud or threatening.

If you need extra help, you can consider taking your dog to a training school. The important thing is that you make it clear with a calm, dominant attitude that you are the pack leader.

Consistency With All Family Members

Above all else, consistency among each family member is crucial. If one member of the family allows fido to pull on their lead and you don’t, you’re going to struggle.

Good luck training your dog – it will be worth it!

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Gross Your Kids Out

Gross Your Kids Out

Now reading that title, some may think this is some prank post knowing me. Part of me wishes that were true as I write this out. I’m not much of a prankster, more a hide for as long as it takes and jump out and […]

DIY Cocktails: 3 Ways You’re Going Wrong

DIY Cocktails: 3 Ways You’re Going Wrong

[via] Going out for a night on the town is doubtlessly enjoyable, but it’s not necessarily the kind of activity that everyone can do constantly. For one thing, there are other responsibilities that most of us have that make life tricky – and then there’s […]

Buying Your First Family Pet? 6 Things You Should Know

Buying Your First Family Pet? 6 Things You Should Know

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Purchasing your first family pet is an exciting time. It’s likely that your first family pet is the first time your new family unit will feel fully complete, as a small puppy can help you feel like every tier of the family hierarchy has its role filled. Your family will bond even more over a dog, and you’ll only instinctively know that once you find one to love. But what should you keep in mind when looking for a little pooch to call your own?

These considerations might help:

Hygiene

The hygiene of your property, as well as having distinctly separated areas for your pet to do it’s outside business, eat and play will serve you well. You must also make sure that you don’t allow your puppy to sleep on the bed with you, because that can fast become a habit, and it’s very unhygienic.

Dogs carry plenty of bacteria and simply don’t adhere to the same cleaning standards as humans, so unless you’re prepared to brush the teeth of and bath your puppy every single day, you should instead purchase them a specifically made dog bed to keep them safe and happy at night.

Training

All puppies will require some basic level of training at some point, but different trainers will tell you different methods, with varying degrees of success depending on your breed. It’s much more instructive to read guides such as http://www.bestlargebreedpuppyfood.net/puppy-training-101/ to help you learn how to best cater for the puppy from the first day it enters your household.

Breeds & Cost

Different breeds will cost varying amounts of money. If you’d like a pedigree pureblood, you can expect to pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a good ‘bloodline.’ These make some of the best dogs, because breeders can facilitate some of the best, most healthy dogs and take care of all of their needs from the moment they are born. This includes the medical shots they need. This is usually reflected in the price.

On the other hand, you might be able to rescue a dog completely free providing you can demonstrate that you have a decent home to bring it too. If you want to purchase a dog, mongrels are usually cheaper and can be found throughout many local listings. Be sure you know the history of the dog before you purchase one, to stay confident in the ethics of the whole transaction.

Medical

If not provided by your breeder, it’s important to get your puppy all the worming medicines and shots it might need. A consultation with a good vet will help you here. To see more information relating to new pet medical considerations, check this link http://www.petmd.com/dog/puppycenter/health/evr_vaccines_and_your_puppy to gain a complete understanding of how to proceed.

Temperament

Not all dogs have the same temperament, depending on how you treat them, their history (if rescued,) and how they are disciplined. Making sure that your dog has a great temperament requires a careful approach, so keep this in mind.

Feeding

Different sizes of dogs require different amounts of food. This is a given. But the dangers of underfeeding or overfeeding your dog are abundant and are cruel to continue. Make sure you never neglect the correct feeding of your dog by making sure that you understand the intricacies of how your pet eats. Ask a pet store professional to find out, or look online depending on your specific breed.

Being a great pet owner is better than ever with the internet. Be sure to utilize it and your new puppy will smoothly enter the daily operation of the household.

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Choosing A Beagle As Your Family Pet

Choosing A Beagle As Your Family Pet

As your kids get older and can help out with looking after a pet, getting a dog seems like a good idea.  Now all you have to do is choose the breed of dog that would fit in with your family. You need to consider […]

Making The Move That’s Right For Your Kids

Making The Move That’s Right For Your Kids

No parent should be surprised by the fact their child (or children) are going to change how they handle the big events in life. Moving home is no different. In fact, it requires perhaps the greatest deal of adaptability on the parents’ end. The way […]

Legit Ways To Boost Your Income

Legit Ways To Boost Your Income

Work-at-home parents are pretty much on a fixed income; you only get paid for the hours you work. However, every once in awhile there comes a time when we need a little extra cash and we don’t want to dip into our hard-earned savings, or take on another part-time job. Of course, you could always tighten your belt again and find more ways to feed your family for less, but there’s only so much more you can do when you’ve already cut out everything but the necessities. Instead, you need to find some flexible, but legitimate, ways to make extra money in what little spare time you have.

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Cashback

Isn’t it time your finances took care of you for a change? Cashback credit cards pay you back a proportion of what you spend each time you use them. Set up a direct debit to pay the card off in full each month, so there’s no interest cost, and you can earn hundreds back per year. Just use the card for all your normal spending.

Blogging

The easiest way to turn a part-time hobby into a money-making scheme is by making money from your website. Even if you’re not one of the lucky few able to make enough to quit their day job, you might still generate enough income to pay your domain expenses. The quickest way to make money from your website is through affiliate marketing – which is where you endorse products you like to your subscribers. If your audience is interested in the product, they click on an affiliate link, and you get a split of the sale price if they purchase the product. Do some research and find other ways you can make money from your website.

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Online surveys

It’s unlikely that you’ll make a decent living doing this full time, but completing a few surveys each day could add up to a generous grocery budget at the end of the month. Doing surveys online is becoming increasingly popular with students and other busy people because very little effort is required. Be careful, not all survey sites are created equal. Some are legit and pay a decent amount of money for your time, but others either take longer to pay the same amount, or they’re scams, so make sure you read the review of each survey site before you put in your details. Signing up is easy, but you should know that you won’t be making a lot of money right away.

Freelance writing

Unlike blogging, freelance writing just involves having some decent writing skills and the persistence to keep pitching your work to publications that pay, such as magazines, online journals, or the local newspaper. You might only earn a small amount at first, but once you’ve built up a reputation you can start charging more for your articles. Alternatively, you can apply for a flexible position with a content writing company and write as many articles as you can in your spare time.

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Great Ways To Feed Your Family For Less

Great Ways To Feed Your Family For Less

We all know that the cost of living isn’t about to go down, and unless you’re psychic and know what the next lottery draw is going to be, there’s no easy way to make sure you’re providing for your family. One of the expenses that […]


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