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Toys are GOOD for your dog
Did you know that dog toys are actually goodfor your dog, and not just an indulgence on thepart of the owner?
There are all kinds of uses for different types oftoys.
First, starting as puppies, toys give your dog a distraction from other would-be toys likeyour couch or your favorite pair of shoes.
My dogs all love ropes. Every single one of themthat has ever had one played with them until theywere tiny pieces of thread.
Ropes serve a couple of great purposes, in additionto keeping your dog from chewing your house uplike termites.
First, it's great bonding for you and the dog ifyou engage in a good game of tug-og-war. It alsohelps them exercise. Our dog Sadie is one bigmass of muscles. When we play with the rope, she uses her entire body to try to get it away andyou can just see all of her muscles flexing. She's a Black Lab and has the most beautiful, sleek blackcoat.
Rope dog toys also help keep their teeth clean.Who wants to have a dog with teeth problems?I mean, you really don't want to go into that pointylandmine when your dog is in pain and irritable, doyou?
Like people, dogs are comforted by familiarity.So dog toys that they know and love are greattravel companions. They help give your dog alittle extra comfort when you're away from homeor take a vacation with your dog.
Here are some tips to consider when buying dog toys:
Make sure they do not have small, choking parts.Dogs are like babies here, they put it in their mouthand can choke. They don't know Heimlich!
Don't get realistic looking toys like, say, shoes orfood. You don't want them thinking that your shoesare toys or that hot dog sitting on the counter isreally his toy.
Don't buy too many toys. Rotate the ones theyalready have. I do this with my kids too and it worksgreat. It's like getting new toys all over again.
Tina Spriggs Editor of Dog Lovers Newsletter http://www.dog-gifts-and-toys-for-dog-lovers.com
Dog Potty Training: Can I Get My Dog to Stop Eating It?
Okay, so it's not the cleanest or most appealing of dog behaviors, but it is a serious problem with most dog owners - how do I start dog potty training so that my dog stops eating poop?!Well, there are no guarantees here, unfortunately. However, this article will detail some ideas you can try, so that your dog stops this disgusting habit.
Alarm Clock Kitty, How to Stop Early Morning Meowing
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Chihuahua Training is Easy!
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Pet-Rabbit Information - What Is Domesticated Rabbits? How To Care For Your Pet-Rabbit?
Domesticated rabbits are one of the most popular pets, apart from dogs and cats. They look attractive, lovely, gentle, friendly and cute.
Dog Shock Collars: Teaching Your Dog Basic Obedience and Breaking Bad Habits
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Crate Training for Puppies and Dogs
Wondering how to begin crate training your puppy or dog, or even whether you should?Crate training gets a dog so used to being closed into a crate that he or she can safely be left in it for hours at a time, though only when necessary. The method has its pros and cons.
Ears Stand Corrected: Cosmetic Surgery and Pets
Are you irritated by your dog's drooping ears or your kitty's tail which is capable of sweaping off a coffee table in a mere second? Is your puppy being too loud and your Calico scratching a bit too much? In our society,there are so many cosmetic procedures that have the capability of transforming our pets into the best citizens of their kind, into members of other breeds or into denizens of imaginary breeds.Some could even say that these cosmetic surgeries enhance the overall quality of a pet's life while others could possibly state that these procedures are mean-spirited, ego driven and more for the benefit of the pet owners than for the pets well being.
A Guide to Bird Cage Covers
As much as you love the sound of your new little bird, you probably don't want to hear it at the crack of dawn. If your feathered friend's morning song is interrupting your sleep, you might want to buy a bird cage cover.
GPS Pet Tracking
If you have a dog or cat that is an escape artist with cross-country travel on its mind, you might want to consider a GPS pet--tracking device. The same technology that enables rangers to follow tagged animals will allow an owner track straying or lost pets.
Top 10 benefits of Natural and Holistic Pet Care
There are a number of reasons for choosing natural pet foods, treats and supplies. First, use of natural products is consistent with a holistic view.
A Guide to Antique Bird Cages
It has been said that everything old is new again. So it is with bird cages.
Approach: The Third of 6 Keys To Building A Life Long Partnership With Your Horse
In horse training or natural horsemanship, Approach isnothing more than a technique or method used in helping yourhorse to understand what it is you want him to do.I feel it's important to point out at this time that one ofthe major reasons people fail to achieve excellence withtheir horse is that they are not mentally, emotionally andphysically fit.
Grieving Our Pets Death
Our pets give us so much. They entertain us, listen to our secrets, and give us unconditional love.
Is Your Dog In Pain Without You Realising?
A dog that is feeling pain can often be highly unpredictable. When you handle a dog in that you suspect to be in pain, you should always proceed with great care.
The Secret That Keeps Horses Trainable!
As you likely know already, horses have at least 10 times our strength. If they also had our intelligence, they would probably be riding us humans.
The Artful Dog Shopper
I am a dog lover by nature. I have just alwaysloved the little four legged fur balls.
Bark Collars: Stop Unwanted Dog Barking
Bark CollarsMany pet owners become lost as to what to do when their dog is barking and nothing seems to stop him. Maybe it doesn't even bother the pet owner himself, but the neighbors are complaining.
Rules of Thumb for Saddle Fit
In compiling some information on achieving a proper fit to the horse when purchasing a saddle I came across several "Rules of Thumb" to bear in mind. There's a wealth of information available on the subject of saddle fitting, some of it contradictory.
Herding and the German Shepherd Dog
Once other animals such as cattle, sheep and goats became domesticated, man became aware of the dogs herding ability. Tactics used by hunting wolves, witnessed by humans, such as driving and separating one animal from the flock, were further exploited and bred into these dogs.
Ten Tips for Cats Who are Forced to Relocate with Their Owners
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