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Saturday, July 31, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | July 2021 | Space Jam


 

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | July 2021 | Space Jam

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How To Ensure You Fully Train Your Dog

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The excitement of owning a new dog can sometimes overshadow the fact that you will need to train your dog effectively if you do not want it to ruin the furniture of your home or end up running aimlessly around the park without listening to your commands. Fully training your dog is an important part of owning a dog so you want to ensure you do all you can to create that close bond between you and to keep them safe when you  go outside. 

Learning How To Use a Leash

It is important your dog can get used to using a leash when you go out for walks, so getting them accustomed to this as soon as possible is useful. Start by using it at home in the garden and then introduce it on your daily walks. You can get them to sniff it before you tie it on so that they become familiar with the smell. They might also think it is a toy to begin with so you want to prevent them from chewing it when you first start attaching it to them. Then you can practice untying it and calling them over to you. 

Potty Train Them 

This will require a bit of patience as your dog gets used to knowing where and when they should be going to the toilet. It is a good idea to feed them at a regular time each day, that way you can get them into the habit of going to the toilet not long after eating. It will be easier on them to get used to knowing that it is toilet time if they have a routine. You could also introduce a word to them just before you take them outside so that they start to associate that word with going to the toilet as well.

They Need To Earn Rewards

You want to get them into the habit of earning a reward rather than being given a treat all the time. So try to focus on one command at a time. If they do this well then you should definitely reward them with a treat so that they know that this is good behavior. If you get into the habit of giving them treats all the time they will learn to expect it for any behavior whether it is good or bad, which you do not want. 

Professional Dog Trainer 

If you need assistance with getting your dog to follow various commands such as learning stress signals or how to socialize with other dogs, then it might be worth attending some dog training classes. Ideally you want to train them when they are young or as soon as you get them as it will be easier to instill the different commands. At least a professional dog handler can give you some great recommendations on how to encourage obedience with your dog if you want to master the basics. 



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | June 2021 | Squeakaway Camp


 

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | June 2021 | Squeakaway Camp


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Monday, May 31, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | May 2021 | Galapagos Tails of the Tropics

 


BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | May 2021 | Galapagos Tails of the Tropics

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Top Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership

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Pet ownership comes with a huge responsibility. After all, you are in charge of a life; a life belonging to something that has to put their full trust in you. Here, we look at some tips for responsible pet ownership.

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Educate your children


All animals are entitled to the same level of respect, whether it is a pet snail or a pet horse. A responsible pet owner will teach their children, or any children that will spend time with or be involved with the animal that pet ownership comes with lots of responsibility, much more than a new toy.

Owning a pet is an ethical commitment and is something that should not be taken lightly. Explaining what having a pet entails can instill in children a sense of responsibility. This may mean that you will have to wait until they are old enough to comprehend the idea before getting them the pet they keep asking for. If they do not quite grasp the enormity of what being a pet owner involves, it will be mom or dad that ends up looking after them when the novelty inevitably wears off. That is not fair on the person doing the caring, the child, or the animal.

Consider all the smaller details


We adults are just as likely as children to become smitten with the thought of having a cute little puppy or kitten. We imagine the cuddles and the love that animals give us, but we do not always take the time to consider what it means on a daily basis as well as looking to potential scenarios in the future.

Animals require plenty of time, space, and financial resources to keep them not only healthy but happy, too. Do you have the resources to do this, both now and in the future? What will you do if you want to go on vacation or go traveling for an extended period - who will take care of them? What about when you are at work? While a pet sitter or kennels is fine for occasional short-term use, regular changing of caregivers can be unsettling and unfair on the animal. What if you need to move to a new house? Remember, not every place will accommodate pets. Are you likely to have children in the future, and if so, can you balance the care of young children with the animal? These are all things that you need to take into consideration.

Think about vet bills and medical care


Just like you go to the doctors for a routine health check, the opticians to see if you need some new glasses from Eyeglasses.com, or the dentist to check if your teeth are in good condition, your pet will need regular check ups. After all, they cannot tell you if something is not quite right - you have to pre-empt things as much as possible. If your pet does become ill or gets injured, vet bills can come with a very high price tag. Can you afford this? It is always a good idea to have pet insurance in place to cover this sort of scenario, to avoid making any heartbreaking decisions because of a lack of money.

Spend quality time with your animal every day


Animals thrive on love and affection, so make sure you are giving it in plenty. When taking on the responsibility of pet ownership, you are not only committing yourself to looking after their physical well-being but their mental well-being, too. This means taking them for plenty of walks if required, playing with them, cuddling them, and training them. This goes for all animals, whether they are dogs or cats or even mice and hamsters. 

Allow them to live alongside you comfortably


It is important to remember that we invited the animal into our lives of our own volition. They do not have much of a say in the situation. Boundaries must be established, but we must also ensure that our non-human housemates feel included in the family. Sleeping quarters and bathroom facilities should be comfortable and easily accessible. Inhabitants of fishbowls and cages should have a clear view of their surroundings, among other things, and interesting things to stimulate them. Make sure cats and dogs have safe access to an outdoor space; if you live in an apartment, consider whether it is in their best interests.

Try to adopt rather than shop


There are far too many animals languishing in pet shelters. While pet shelters undoubtedly do their best to look after the animals that they have in their care, it is no substitute for a warm, loving home. Not only that, but many pet shops and breeders are questionable in terms of their ethics and practices, so by buying from them, you are encouraging them. Instead of going to choose an animal from a pet store or a breeder like a commodity, go to a pet shelter and let the animal choose you. You may come away with something slightly different from what you expected, but you also come away knowing you are going to give an abandoned or neglected animal a whole new lease of life.

Remember that they are not fashion accessories


Many people buy pets in order for them to be nothing more than a fashion accessory -- from being very particular about the breed they want because of their features to dressing them up, it can take away their dignity. We need to identify our pets' needs, such as toys, food, somewhere to sleep, etc, but stay away from dressing them up. They have such little autonomy as it is; turning them into a fashion accessory simply exacerbates the problem.

Do you have the patience?


We are frequently so engrossed in the concept of adopting an animal that we overlook our own role in the process. What kind of pet owner do you envision yourself to be? Are you the right person for pet ownership? Do you have the right personality type? It might seem silly to ask this question, but it all comes down to planning ahead.

Spend some time thinking about your personality characteristics, even though you believe yourself to be the world's greatest animal lover. Consider a variety of scenarios in which you and your new companion could find yourselves.

The worst case scenario is that you will have spent a few minutes thinking bout the pros and cons of pet ownership, even though you already know the answer. It is much better to do that than to realize you have made a mistake after bringing home a new animal.

If at all possible, see if you can spend some time volunteering at a pet shelter for a while. Spending time with the animals will show you the good bits of pet ownership but also the not so glamorous and fun side of it too, and put you into various situations to see how you will cope.

In conclusion


It is indescribably fulfilling to choose to share your life with an animal. Their potential for unconditional love is much greater than anything we can give back.

Animals love us despite our many flaws. The only way we can repay them is to be decent human beings. At the very least, let us do it to the best of our abilities. We must treat them with the reverence that they are due. As a starting point, this entails abandoning the idea that we own them and instead seeing them as our equals.


Friday, April 30, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | April 2021 | Barkfest in Bed

 BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | April 2021 | Barkfest in Bed



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Friday, March 26, 2021

Turn Your Love Of Animals Into A Business

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Love animals? There could be a way of making money from your passion. This could allow you to be around animals all day, while making an income from it. The pet industry has seen a huge boom over the last decade, while industries like farming are in high demand. Now could be your time to get involved.

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Find your niche

Just what kind of animal-related business should you start? There are so many options from starting a wool farm to opening horse racing tracks like Belinda Stronach. Some of these options are likely to involve acquiring land, which is something you’ll need to find funding for.

Pets tend to be a popular niche - within this niche, dogs tend to be the most popular option. A few examples of dog-related businesses could include:

  • Dog walking
  • Dog sitting
  • Dog training
  • Dog grooming
  • Selling dog toys/equipment/food
  • Becoming a dog breeder
  • Starting a dog shelter

Educate yourself

When getting into any industry, you need to take time to educate yourself. This will allow you to carry out your job to a high standard and gain trust of customers. 

In the case of something like dog grooming, it could be essential to take a course so that you understand different types of dogs and their individual grooming needs. If you’ve never run a business before, it could also be important to develop an understanding of elements such as accounting and marketing. 

Scope out the competition

There are likely to be other businesses out there doing what you’re doing. Research into your competitors in order to see how you can set yourself apart. For instance, if there are other dog grooming services locally, you may be able to take a different approach such as setting up a portable dog grooming service or catering to specific types of dogs. 

Work out how to fund it

Starting a business can be expensive. This isn’t the case with all businesses - a dog-walking business can be set up without requiring any money. However, businesses such as starting a farm or opening a cat cafe could require a lot of investment up front.

Some people are able to fund businesses using savings, however most people seek out business loans or get help from investors. When it comes to business loans, shop around for different options - you could consider banks, private lenders or peer-to-peer lending. When it comes to investors, there are options such as crowdfunding or angel investors. 

Develop a marketing strategy

Want to start attracting customers? You’ll need to start marketing yourself. The best marketing strategy for you depends a lot on the type of business you’re running. If you’re running a dog walking service, you may want to try advertising through social media and local ad sites. If you’re planning on starting a farm, you may need to work out a way of selling your product to local retailers (with things like eggs and honey) or local manufacturers (with products like wool). 



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

3 Things You Should Never Do As A Pet Owner

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Becoming a pet owner is a massive responsibility - one that a lot of people don't appreciate. There are so many sad stories of pets that have been mistreated by their owners, and a lot of the time it's not necessarily intentional. It's more to do with the fact that you don't know how to properly look after a pet. Obviously, this is bad for the pet, but people don't realize the effort that goes into looking after a furry little friend. 

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So, to help you become a better pet owner, here are three things you absolutely should never do as the owner of a pet:

Never assume that there's one rule for every pet

If you hop online and look for pet advice, you'll find many different things being said. This is because all pets are different! Looking after a cat is inherently different from looking after a dog. Speaking of which, with dogs, you have different breeds, all of which require different levels of attention. For example, some dogs only need to be walked once a day, while others need to be out walking three or four times! 

As such, you can't assume that what works for one pet will work with yours. You have to actually do the right research, ensuring that you look after your pet as best as you can. 

Never be lazy with their food

Similarly, you have to understand how to feed your pet. Again, dogs are the perfect example of where certain things are better for some pets than others. Many dog owners always wonder; what is the best dog food? In reality, the best dog food is whatever is best for your dog. A puppy needs different food from an adult dog, smaller breeds need a specific blend, and so on. You can't get lazy when feeding a dog - you have to understand what is best for their specific diet. 

Naturally, the same rule applies to all pets. The worst thing you can do is go to the shop and pick up the first pet food product you see. You have no idea if it is good for your pet or not, so make sure you do the research beforehand!

Never neglect your pet

Lastly, you should never neglect your pet. If your pet wants attention, it's likely because they need something. Cats are a fantastic example - when they meow, it's probably because they need you to do something for them. It could indicate that they want food, water, or to go outside for some exercise. Dogs are the same, as are all pets - when they talk, you better take notice of them. 

Plus, pets have feelings just like humans. If you neglect them, they can become depressed and upset. Not to mention how harmful it can be on their overall health. 

If you want to be a good pet owner, be sure you never do the three things listed above. To condense some advice down into one word, the best thing to do is research your pet. Look up everything there is to know about your specific pet and how to look after them, this will make it easier for you to be a good owner!

 


Sunday, March 14, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | March 2021 | Magnificent Magic Box

 




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Sunday, February 28, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | February 2021 Dinner Dates





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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Does Your Dog Have Any Of These Bad Habits?

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Bad habits: We are all guilty of a few, and the same is probably true of your dog. While you won't catch him binge-watching Netflix or smoking a sneaky cigarette, there are other habits that might be commonplace.

Check out the following bad habits, for example. Can you spot any of these in your dog?

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Bad Habit #1: Stealing food off your plate

Imagine the scene. You're just sitting down to dinner with your homecooked meal when the phone goes. Leaving your plate behind, you deal with the phone call and then return to your seated position. Bizarrely, the plate is empty! The culprit? Well, it could be your dog, especially if he is licking his lips and looking a little guilty!

Dogs will eat just about anything, including the food from your plate. However, there are a few things you can do here. 

For one, ensure your dog has had his dinner before you embark on yours. With the right dog food, he might be less prone to feeling hungry after his meal, and so he might leave your food alone. 

Secondly, contain your dog in another room while you're eating, or leave your plate out of his reach if you need to leave the room. 

And finally, teach him a few basic commands. Words and phrases along the lines of "no", "leave it", and "get down" can be useful if your dog is a cheeky eater!

Bad Habit #2: Urinating indoors

How embarrassing it is when you invite somebody to your home, only for them to shout out, "Why is my foot wet?"  If your dog has a tendency to urinate indoors, this is something that could happen, although the smell will cause just as much commotion as the wet foot.

If your dog is still a puppy, the occasional accident can be expected. You can get around this problem with puppy pads, so purchase a few and leave them around areas of your home until he has learned to do his toileting outside. 

If you have an older dog, there may be a medical issue, such as a urinary tract infection. Visit your vet for expert advice.

Your dog might also urinate indoors if he suffers from anxiety. There is advice here on supporting an anxious dog, so have a read, and speak to your vet for further information. 

And finally, remember to give your dog the opportunity to go to the toilet outdoors. Take him on regular walks throughout the day, and let him into your garden or yard if it is safe for you to do so.

Bad Habit #3: Pulling on his leash

Dogs love to go for walks, but when they spot something they want to chase or sniff, they have a tendency to pull on their leash. For you, this can be problematic, especially if you don't have the strength to contain your dog's boisterous behavior.

To overcome this problem, get the right equipment. Some leashes are designed to prevent pulling, so shop around and speak to your vet for advice.

A few basic commands can also be effective, such as "stop", "sit", and "stay", so start to train your dog with these as early as possible.

There is more advice on controlling your dog here, so follow the suggestions within the article to make your walks more tolerable. 

With these tips, you should be able to get your dog's bad habits under control. Speak to a vet or a professional dog trainer for more advice if you need to. 



Thursday, January 28, 2021

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | January 2021 | Sit Stay Spa Day

          


BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | January 2021 | Sit Stay Spa Day

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

3 Ways to Help Your Grieving Pet

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The loss of a pet is devastating. It can be hard enough to go through the grieving process, yourself. Things like looking at pictures of your furry friend, or finding cremation urns for animals and pets to keep them forever can be helpful in allowing you to work through their death. 

But, if you have another dog, it’s incredibly important not to ignore them during this difficult time. Remember, they lost their family member, too, and likely their best friend. It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship you assume your two pets had. Studies have shown that dogs can absolutely experience grief when it comes to the loss of another pet in the house. 

So, what can you do to help your other four-legged friend through the grieving process? How can you get through it together? 

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1. Keep a Regular Routine

Because you’re probably grieving, you might feel like you’re all over the place in terms of your daily routine. But, try to keep your dog’s routine as close to normal as possible. That includes waking up at the same time each day, taking them for a walk, feeding them, etc. 

By giving them some kind of consistency, you can make the change going on in their life a bit easier to handle. They are, undoubtedly, going to feel like something is different. But, doing normal, everyday things lets them know that life will continue to go on. 

2. Try to Act Normally

Again, because you’re grieving, you might actually seek comfort from your other dog. It’s okay to give them a little extra love and affection. But, dogs can pick up on your energy more than you might realize. They might even become anxious if they are feeling that from you. 

Try to act as normal as possible around your dog, even if you can tell they are sad or grieving, themselves. Don’t enable them by “giving in” if it seems like they aren’t acting like themselves. For example, don’t hand-feed them if they’re not eating, don’t allow bad behavior, etc. 

3. Be More Interactive

One thing your dog will be missing is the interactive play they had with their friend. So, try to fill in that gap as much as possible. Play often with your dog throughout the day, remembering that they lost their playmate and companion. Try to do things you saw your dogs doing together, to the best of your ability. 

Play “tug of war” with a favorite toy or rope. Toss a ball around. Or, go to a dog park and let them run free with other dogs. The socialization will be good for them, and it can actually give you an idea of how they might do if you were to bring a new dog into your home. 

There’s no denying that the grieving process is hard for everyone when it comes to the loss of a pet. But, don’t ignore any other animals in your house when that loss occurs. You’re all in this process together, and they need your support.