Posts Tagged ‘Dog’

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Saving Money

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It is not necessary to spend a fortune to keep your pet healthy and happy. A designer collar or expensive toys do not impress animals Gourmet food is often not as healthy for your pet as the plain, dry variety that scientists formulate to suit your pet’s needs Here are a few tips to help you enjoy being a pet owner while adhering to a limited budget.

Provide your Pet with an Inexpensive Toy Dogs love to play fetch. Use an old second-hand tennis ball to play fetch with your dog and you will keep him amused for hours. Playing fetch is an excellent form of exercise for your dog. He will stay fit and healthy when he has plenty of exercise. A tennis ball is inexpensive to purchase and you will save plenty of money on veterinary fees because you will not have an overweight and unhealthy dog.

Cats will happily bat a table-tennis ball, a rolled up piece of aluminium foil, or a small home-made material ball around the house. House cats need stimulation to keep them in top condition. Some cat breeds, such as the Siamese will play fetch with you.

Somewhere Comfortable to Sleep
Every animal needs a comfortable bed. If the pet sleeps outside, it is important to provide him with weather-proof sleeping quarters. A commercially made kennel is a good investment. It is not necessary to choose the most expensive kennel in the pet shop. The kennel should be large enough for your dog to sleep in when he reaches his full growth. It is best to spend a little extra now to ensure you purchase a well made kennel that your pet will be able to use for the rest of his life. It is far less expensive to regularly change the bedding in your pet’s kennel then to purchase a kennel that your pet will outgrow.

A cat or a dog that sleeps inside your home should also have his own bed. Inside pets do not require elaborate bedding. An old baby1 s blanket placed in a basket or on a sofa is fine for your inside pet to sleep on. Alternatively, pet shops supply inexpensive dog and cat beds for you to purchase. Be sure that the bed or bedding is easy to launder, so you can keep it in good condition for a long time.

Feed your Pet Healthy, Low Cost Meals Dry pet food is very economical to buy. Dry pet food is good for your animal’s teeth and gums. (more…)

A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Training

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Home trained dogs are as good as are professionally trained dogs. With home trained dogs you will certainly feel more affection because you would have spent so much more time with them. It will also add to the emotional feelings for the dog.dog

Training the dogs at home is not a big deal. You will need to know how to train the dog along with some expert advice. You can easily find all this information on the internet. You can get videos containing the training lessons and you can also join the forums where experts will help you out with the things.

If you are training a dog at home for the first time, then prefer getting a puppy instead of a grown up dog. It is easy to train the puppies as they have more to learn. Their learning abilities are better and they are more eager to listen to you. They will not have to change their habits and they will only be learning the things for the fist time. With the grown up dogs, it can become really tiring at times to train them things which they were trained to do differently.

Remember that dog training may seem easy at first, but it requires consistency and determination. If you will not remain consistent and will not follow the routine, you will find it difficult to train the dog at home. Also, you will have to set out a strategy to train the dog. This will consist of things to encourage and things to discourage. If there is something in the list which you are going to (more…)