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Ten Important Things Your Dog Wants You To Know
If your dog could talk, these are some of most important things she would like to tell you...
1 - My life will probably only last 7 to 14 years.It will hurt me more than you know if I have to be away from you for longer than a day or two.
2 - If you have patience with me and give me time to learn what you would like from me, I can promise you, you will never be disappointed.
3 - Trust me with your life and have faith in our future together. If I don't feel that you honestly believe in me, I will suffer great emotional stress. My sense of self-worth is totally dependent upon your confidence in me.
4 - Don't stay mad at me for long or confine me to a cage to punish me. You have your friends, your job, and your recreation. I HAVE ONLY YOU!
5 - Talk to me about anything you want as frequently as possible. Even if I can't comprehend your precise words, I can understand the meaning of what you're telling me by the tone of your voice.
6 - Remember no matter how you treat me, I will NEVER forget it.
7 - When you consider raising your hand to hit me, remember I have teeth that could break the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
8 - Before you scream at me for failing to respond to your commands as I usually do, take time to think about what might be wrong with me that would cause me to treat you differently. Maybe I haven't been eating right or drinking enough water. Or maybe my age is catching up with me and I just can't do what I used to do.
9 - Take good care of me when I get old. Someday you will be as old as me and you will see how it feels.
10 - Be there for me through good times and bad. Never say you can't handle taking me to the vets for stitches or surgery. Nothing could make me feel worse. Everything in my life is easier for me to deal with when I have you standing by my side. Remember my love for you is unconditional and it will last for your entire life.
Resource Box - © Danielle Hollister (2004)Danielle Hollister is the Quotations Editor at BellaOnlineand Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.asp
Your Dog and the Dentist: Learn the Drill
While "late is better than never," sooner is better than later, at least when it comes to your dog's dental health. Dental disease gets worse over time, and the longer you wait, the more damage that will have to be taken care of and the more expensive your vet bill will be.
Caring for an Older Cat - Cat Health and Cat Care
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Train Your Buddy To "Walk" & "Dance" - Warning: Not All Dogs Can Do It!
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Out of all the pet animals, the cat is most expressive about its needs. The feline loves to be pampered and cared for.
Does Your Dog Miss You Too Much?
Your dog seems to be driving you up the wall lately, exhibiting serious behavior problems -- and no amount of verbal correction seems to work. She chews the furniture, gnaws on shoes, turns over the trash cans, howls and barks when you're not around, or even seems really depressed when you come home.
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Healthy Diet for Your Parrot
Is your bird a seed only eater? Did you know in that wild seeds form only a small portion of the natural diet? While seeds are an important part of a pet parrot's daily diet they should not comprise all of it.Parrots are opportunistic omnivores, which in plain English means they eat whatever they encounter in their day ("opportunistic") and, like us, eat from all the food groups - veggies & fruits, grain, and animal protein ("omnivores").
What Rabbit Noises Mean
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Two Tails Are Better Than One
Training one dog can be hard enough, but two, now that's a handful. If you have puppies then break out the biscuits and get ready for some serious repetition.
How to Maintain Your Love Affair ... With Your Dog Part Two - Assemble a Great Team
In part one we talked about forming good behavior traits early. Part two focuses on the types of people you want on your dog's 'team.
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Making our lives better includes protecting our families, and also included in this category is the family pet. This once wild animal has become an integral part of the modern family, and there are many laws devoted to stopping abuses to pets.
Keeping Gars - A Short Review
If you take a quick look at this species they don't seem like aquarium fishes. They are large and highly predatory.
Cat Lover Gifts
Among the most well known cat lover gifts are photo frames for the cat or cats in question. A majority of cat owners have more than one cat, and love to show off pictures of their "babies" to anyone willing to listen, gush over and admire the beauty of their feline friends.
Flea Control for Pets
Flea control can be a very hard thing to do especially if you live in areas where fleas are largely populated. Weather has a lot to do with fleas and trying to keep them outdoors and off of your pets can be very challenging.
Horse Care & Training Tips
Do you own a horse? If so, then you have questions about the care, feeding, shoeing, cost, etc. of horse ownership.
Introduction To House Training
The information in this article is based on the successful crate training method. Crate training is not cruel.
Clicker Training For Dogs: Positive Reinforcement Training
There is nothing more adorable than a new puppy. Large adoring eyes, and unconditional love pave the way for a new attachment.
Crate Training Your Puppy or Dog
Introducing your puppy to the crate should be an easy and fun process. First, start by putting the crate somewhere the puppy enjoys being.
Determining Skin Disorders In The Aquarium
Many different skin problems can arise in the aquarium. thankfully, through careful observation on a daily basis, they can be diagnosed and treated.
Dog Training Book - Why Buy One? When Everything is Free Online!
I'm a dog lover who believes that every dog owners should train their dogs if they truly love and care for them. Because I believe that dog training gives dogs a happier and healthier life.
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