Looking for a Dog Proof Soccer Ball?

dog proof soccer ball
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

can you use human shampoo on dogs
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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Canine Pregnancy; Everything You Should Know!

You may have made the big decision to breed your dog, or perhaps you adopted one who may be pregnant. Facing pregnancy in any species can be an overwhelming scenario, but if you are prepared with the basic knowledge you need about your dog’s pregnancy you can help her and your family pass through this special time as stress free as possible! Gestation, how long are dogs pregnant? A lot of people ask the question, how long are dogs pregnant. Surprisingly, there is a lot of misinformation out there. After mating occurs, your female’s eggs will be fertilized by the male’s sperm. Then, gestation happens! This is when the puppies become puppies inside your female’s uterus. Gestation usually takes 63 days on average, but can be slightly shorter or longer. During the first half of the gestation your female can remain her normal daily schedule of exercise and her normal...
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Review: Citronella Spray Bark Collars; Are They Worth It?

Almost any correctional collar is always dismissed by any trainer worth their salt. However, the majority of dog owners, almost all of them in fact, are not dog trainers.  Excessive barking can pose a great problem beyond simple annoyance.  A dog who barks at every little sound may end up in a shelter after neighbors complain or even deemed aggressive due to the barking out windows or even on walks if he reacts to other people or dogs.  Keep in mind that nearly all correctional collars pose far more harm to a dog than good if not used right, but what about the citronella spray collars? A citronella spray bark collar, such as those made by Innotek and PetSafe, offer a quick and immediate negative reinforcer when a dog barks – it sprays the dog in the face with a potent, but safe spray of citronella. The collar, when combined...
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Easy Walk Harness by PetSafe Review

Products that eliminate or reduce the amount of tension and pulling a dog puts on his leash has been a hot topic for many trainers and in high demand for pet owners. The ability of being able to walk your dog without that feeling of your arm being pulled out of the socket would be a miracle all on its own.  An incredibly wide variety of these products exist on the market from head halters like you would expect a horse to wear to painful prong or shock collars for correction when a dog does pull. Not all items work for every dog, but some simply don’t work at all. At least not without the aid of training.  Ideally, each one of these would only be used as a tool to train your dog in loose leash walking, but what about those times in which your dog simply needs exercise...
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