By Stephanie Castellano January 16th 2009 In spite of the nation’s financial turmoil, the pet industry these days is thriving. With experts projecting an annual growth rate of between 10 percent and 15 percent in pet ownership, and predicting billions of dollars to be spent on care and training, all pet entrepreneurs need is a [...]
Archive for date: February 14th, 2011
More than half the dog bites that occur in the United States each year involve children who are household members, but many of these incidents are avoidable if pet parents simply learn the way dogs communicate, an animal behavioral expert says. Pet parents need to understand the subtle ways that dogs communicate their frustrations, dislikes [...]
Keeping his area clean and odor free has been a challenge and I have tried several products. We are still using Trifectant for its disinfecting properties but OUT Stain & Odor Remover has been fantastic. Of course having used it and found it highly effective I then went to read the label and realized it has many functions in addition to the basic use. It is a great product and the smell is fabulous.
What’s clear here is that both an unrestrained pet and a cell phone can cause you to take your eyes off the road. Whether your texting or petting your dog, the fact is, you’re distracted from the task of driving. As to which one is more distracting? That’s debatable; but your risk of injury definitely increases with each new distraction, so keep your eyes on the road, your cell phone in your pocket and your pet properly restrained
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Most of us know how to protect our pups in freezing temperatures (doggie sweaters, here we come!) but not everyone is aware of another winter danger for dogs: the ubiquitous rock salt used to melt ice. In the past five years, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has received hundreds of calls about ice [...]
If you are punishing your dog and it is not reducing the likelihood of the behavior then you may be abusing them. Humans tend to escalate punishment when punishment does not work, thus making the punishment worse to the point of it becoming abusive. Abuse is physical or psychological injury caused by mistreatment or the misuse of power associated with authority.
Dog Talk By Niki Tudge, The DogSmith A question I am often asked is; how do I punish my dog when it does something bad? When I hear this question I often react physically and emotionally. I shake my head at the cruel connotations of the word punishment. Why, you may ask, does this word [...]