Chew Proof Water Bottles for Dogs

It is a growing need to use water bottles for our canine companions in a variety of settings from travel carriers to inside then crate when they must be safely secured for a bit of time. Plastic water bottles are typically used, but for puppies and the bored pooch, teeth can turn a plastic bottle into a huge, wet mess inside a confined area. Using chew proof water bottles is a route to take when you’re dealing with a chewer and need to make sure the water stays in the bottle until he drinks! The Bottle’s Purpose When you make the choice to use a water bottle for your dog, it is most likely to make sure he has access to water while either providing the most floor space and/or to prevent a potential mess that some dogs or young puppies may make with a water bowl. These bottles will...
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How Dogs Love Us

As a pet owner, you may often times wonder if your dog really loves you. You know he’s loyal and loving, but does he share the same emotions for you that you share for him? Or does he love you like a child loves a parent? Perhaps his love is more one of respect and devotion as a canine feels for the leader of the pack. For many years, scientists struggled with the study of emotions in pets, and especially the bond that is undoubtedly felt between a dog owner and their canine companion. It was once understood that pet love only went as far as their need for food and shelter, and we as owners were seen as nothing more than a resource. Now, new science is finding that the dog brain shares similarities in emotions, including love as humans do! Neuroscience and Your Dog Emory University in Atlanta,...
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The Dog & New Baby; Introducing Your Dog To A New Baby

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Since we just had a beautiful new baby girl just last week, I thought it was a good time to write up how to introduce your dog to a new baby in the house. When the time comes to bring home your new baby, you will be excited and nervous all at the same time. One thing that may weigh heavily on your mind is how your dog may react. Will he be jealous and become aggressive to the infant? Will he be overly excited and accidentally injure the baby? How will you be able to control your dog and care care for a new child simultaneously? The answer is all in the preparation and control of introductions. Prepare Yourself & Your Dog In the weeks before you new baby’s arrival, you should prepare your dog with obedience training. Go beyond the simplicity of sit and stay, and work on...
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Looking for a Dog Proof Soccer Ball?

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The bottom line is that dogs love balls, this includes your kids soccer balls. If it is round and can be kicked or thrown, chances are he thinks it is his to do with it as he likes. Unfortunately, some larger dogs love to puncture inflatable toy balls. This includes soccer balls. A dog’s soccer ball puncturing habits can become very annoying and pricey, especially with size 5 soccer balls costing ten or more dollars. Although there are no true dog proof soccer balls in size 5, or in any other size, there are a few alternatives that can give you and your sharp toothed friend a reliable ball to play with. One of the options is to purchase a special ball made for dogs. These can come in sizes roughly up to the size of a soccer ball, but are typically made of solid rubber. Such an option is...
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Dog Proof Gate

Whether inside or out, dog proof gates are often a necessity for many dog owners. Outside gates ensure that an owner’s dog does not escape, while inside gates keep dogs away from mischief. Below are a few tips to help dog owners find, purchase, and install the perfect dog proof gate. To get you started, check out what Amazon has to offer here with the following tips in mind. Tip #1- Measure twice, read thrice, buy once. Every gate has different dimensions. Not only are some higher than others, but some are capable (or incapable) of expanding to be seamlessly installed into current gate setups or hallways. Be sure to read the gate’s description and measurements to ensure that the dog is not able to squeeze between the design and/or jump over the gate. Also make sure that the gate is scratch resistant if being installed inside the home, as...
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Dog Proof Cat Feeding Station

Dog Proof Cat Feeding Station
Owning a dog and a cat at the same time presents a whole slew of problems. While most problems are behavioral, some are simple, everyday problems. Perhaps the greatest everyday problem is separating dog food from cat food, and ensuring that the right animal gets the right food. Since dogs tend to be more territorial, however, cats should stay away from their food. Most dogs, on the other hand, would love to get their paws on some cat food. Pet owners stuck in this classic scenario should invest in a dog proof feeding station like the Feed-Safe Feeding Station. There is also furniture sations like the ones you can find here. Before investing in a whole specialized station though, be sure to check out other options. If the cat likes to roam around outside and the dog does not, then try keeping the cat’s food and water bowl right outside the...
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Can You Use Human Shampoo on Dogs?; What’s Safe, What’s Not

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Bathing your dog is a must as I’m sure you know. Many people ask, can you use human shampoo on dogs? The answer is that you should not. You don’t have to consult the services of a professional groomer to get your dog clean, but choosing the right kind of shampoo or soap for your dog is essential. The wrong type of shampoo can cause reactions, or dry out your dog’s skin make him itch and develop a bad case of dander. Some shampoos and conditioners are just so harsh that it will literally cause the strands of fur to break off as they become brittle! Find out the best, safest and most useful cleansers before washing your dog with any product! Shampoo When choosing a dog shampoo, always use one labeled for dogs only! You cannot use human shampoo, even baby shampoo on a dog. The reason for this...
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Giving your Dog Away Responsibly: How to Get Rid Of a Dog

Adopting a dog is a big responsibility and I suggest really thinking this over, you did take responsibility for this animal. But sometimes owners have unexpected life changes and find themselves stuck with a dog they are unable to care for from reasons varying from unexpected moves to sudden illness. Having a puppy that chews everything or whining is not a valid reason to give away your dog, or at least before you put the effort into some basic training. You will see a button on top marked ‘training” where you will find all our guides on how to fix specific issues (or just click here). You may also use the search button on the right hand side on the site. You If you or someone you know finds themselves in a life changing situation, there are several humane actions that can give your dog a new, loving home. It...
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Reviews: Bully Sticks For Dogs

Bully Sticks are 100% natural (real) dried beef muscles that will truly keep your dog busy for hours, unlike other products that falsely claim to do so. For the most part bully sticks are low-odor to odor-free (depending on the batch, an odd few may retain their beefy smell), reasonably priced, made in the USA, come in a variety of sizes for a variety of dogs, and do not contain rawhide. Their only downside is that of any bone or dog toy—once a dog starts gnawing on it once can expect a bit of a slimy, sticky Bully Stick mess. Bully Sticks come in the following lengths: 7 inches, 12 inches, and 24 inches. The latter length is for large breeds while the first is for small dogs. The 12 inch length is for mid-sized breeds. In other words, Bully Sticks can be given to a dog of any size...
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Dog Years to Human Years: How Dog Years Work

Dog Years Compared to Human Years A dog’s age times (X) seven is the classic formula for calculating how old a dog is in “human years to dog years.” While this formula is generally accepted, it oversimplifies the lifespan of dogs and misleads owners into thinking that all dogs are the same. Dogs are like children—there is no magic formula. Expecting a magic formula is detrimental to the owner’s expectations of his or her dog, as well as the dog’s short term and long term well-being. That is why I do not put much faith in a dog years to human years chart. Unlike children, however, dogs come in many breeds varying in both shape and size. There are many generalities about the respective breeds, such as illnesses, likes, dislikes, lifespan, and activity that first-time dog adopters use as magic formulas for finding the “perfect breed.” While generalities are generally...
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