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Things to Consider for a Pet Bed

Friday, May 14, 2010
posted by PetsRule

dogsleepThe size, health and needs of the dog or cat are a few of the prime aspects to consider before buying the bed. Talking about size, the bed should be big enough to let the pet lie flat on his side on the bed.

Old dogs or dogs that are ill or have arthritis would need special orthopedic dog beds.
The next consideration is the comfort level and style of the dog bed. Big cushions can serve as pillows, while dog mats are thinner than pillows. Rugs and cuddlers would definitely keep your dog comfortable and support a curling dog on all three sides.

The filling of the pet beds must provide the utmost comfort to the animal. Foam is the most preferred choice. Make sure you get removable and washable bed covers, because dogs are bound to make them dirty. Extra bed covers will prove to be a great help, especially with dogs that are not yet trained properly.

The Basics of Crate Training

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
posted by PetsRule

cratetrainIf you’re interested in crate training your dog, there are several benefits that your dog can derive from this endeavor. But there are things to keep in mind with this training. For one, crates are not meant to be permanent indoor houses for your dog. As such, your dog isn’t meant to be cooped up in his crate for long periods of time. And spending time in the crate should certainly never be used as a punishment. If your dog has done something wrong, don’t ever send him to his crate. He will only learn to associate the crate with punishment.

With dog crates, you also want to make sure you indulge in a crate that’s big enough to accommodate the dog, his water dish, his food, and even some of his preferred toys. You can make the crate more comfortable and accommodating by adding a couple of dog crate pads as well. Also keep an eye open for potential health problems in your dog. If your dog is feeling nauseous, for example, don’t confine him in his crate. This can only lead to a seriously compounded problem.

dog-sadThe Pet Product Guru would like to wish you are wonderful Passover and Easter Holiday! Remember not to let your dog or cat eat any chocolate. Chocolate is lethal to dogs and cats.  Chocolate contains a chemical called Theobromine which is toxic to dogs and cats. Chocolate should be kept away from dogs and cats at all times because they often like and make off with foods that are sweet. Even if you get them to a vet, pet medication may not be effective.

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Get Your Dog Out of Your Bed

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
posted by PetsRule

fleece-dog-bedDogs love to be cuddly and warm. This is clear when they incessantly burrow under blankets and snuggle in bed with you. But dogs that shed a lot or have flea problems may not be welcome in bed with you. You can curb this behavior by buying your dog a super warm, comfortable bed that they simply won’t want to get out of.

A fleece dog bed is the perfect solution. A soft fleece bed with cushions will fill his need for surrounding warmth, harkening back to his days as a puppy sleeping with his littermates. Look for a bed that features non-pilling fleece and is machine-washable. Your dog—and your bed—will thank you!

trainingYou’re are adopting a dog. Should you get a purebred or a mixed breed? There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Purebreds have distinct personality traits.  Poodles are known for their intelligence. They are lively dogs with friendly dispositions and make good guard dogs. Standard poodles can live between 10 – 15 years and toy poodles live between 12 – 16 years. A Portuguese Water dog is one of the more ancient breeds.  They were bred to work and lived on boats in small spaces. They have a friendly temperament and get along with family and friends. They do bark at strangers. A Schnauzer  is alert, inquisitive and very intelligent. They are often referred to as the dog with the human brain. They are loyal and devoted, slow to anger and are quick to defend.

If you choose a pure bred, make sure that it has all of it’s papers including their backgroung and health. You must receive a registration certificate which tells you that the puppy is the offspring of a particular mother and the date the puppy was born. Purebred dog papers should include a pedigree which is the family tree of your dog. It show their bloodline going back four or more generations.

There are also some advantages for choosing a mixed breed. First of all, they are inexpensive.  Being that a mixed breed, is a combination of different kinds of pure breeds or other mixed breeds they will develop a unique personality. Their temperament will probably mimic that of their parents. There is no competition to show the dog or have them compete in any purebred contests. They are friendly and make good family pets.

Choose the breed, adopt the dog and then you can get all of the accessories that you need including dog beds, leashes, dog coats etc. You’ve made a wise choice to adopt a wonderful new family member!

The Best Way to Housetrain a Dog

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
posted by PetsRule

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If you look at dogs from an evolutionary point of view, you’ll find that – much like their wild ancestors – these animals are den dwellers by nature. They enjoy the personal security an enclosed space affords them, and it’s much easier to protect a coveted bone or rawhide strip if the dog can see everyone who dares to approach. Crate training might seem a bit cruel at first, but it’s easily the most effective way to housetrain a puppy.

The most important consideration is how to make the crate a warm, inviting home for the dog each night. Try lining the space with a dog crate pad and throwing in a few favorite blankets and toys. Don’t lock the dog in until he becomes accustomed to the crate. Then begin training him to stay in the crate at night; he’ll soon learn the importance of using the bathroom before bedtime.