Archive for February, 2010

What is the best way to stop my dog from barking?

Question by micsulli01: What is the best way to stop my dog from barking?
I got a 7 month old shepherd mix, who is a barker. I also have a 4 month old Husky/Lab mix. The shepherd likes to bark at the Husky when she has a toy that the shepherd wants, and if you tell the shepherd “NO Bark!” then she’ll bark at you!

What is a good way to train the dog not to bark in those situations?

Best answer:

Answer by st.lady37 (GitEm)
Wanna see a lot of thumbs down??? If you can’t train it get rid of it or for your neighbors sake get it debarked.

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Dog Pet Supplies – Why You Should Go Green For the Sake of Your Dog

Dog Pet Supplies – Why You Should Go Green For the Sake of Your Dog

If you’re looking for dog pet supplies, then have you considered eco friendly, natural care products? Whether you’re looking for dog shampoos, conditioners, spot removers or deodorizers, then know that there are “green” versions that not only do what they are supposed to i.e. clean your dog or get rid of it’s nasty smell, but come with a heap of other benefits.

Let’s take a look at why green and eco friendly is definitely the way to go when it comes to caring for your dog. Not only will you leave your dog looking, feeling and smelling fresh but you’ll also be doing it a world of good:

No Toxic Chemicals: You want your dog to be clean, but without risking it’s health. Unfortunately, many of the dog shampoos and conditioners that are readily available contain potentially harmful chemicals that can irritate your dogs skin. Sure, they do a good job of getting rid of any dirt, but they often go too far and end up removing too much of the oil in your dogs skin, resulting in irritation or a build up of flakiness. However, if you use good, “green” dog pet supplies, then you won’t have this problem. Eco-friendly products contain all natural ingredients that don’t irritate your dogs skin or cause any unnatural defects. Your dog will thank you for that more than you can appreciate.

Natural Fragrances: It’s all well and good leaving your dog smelling clean and fresh, but is it really so good when it comes out smelling unnaturally synthetic or too un-dog-like? Again, this is another problem with most of the readily available dog products on the market. After all, it is a dog at the end of the day. You don’t want it smelling of grime and urine, but at the time you don’t want it unnaturally clean. With eco friendly dog care products, not only do they actually care for your dogs coat and skin, but they leave it smelling naturally fresh. Would you rather have a nice fruity smelling dog, or a synthetic smelling dog that smells like hair spray?

Improved Health: If your dog suffers form skin conditions such as oily or flaky skin, then it may not be that you’re using bad products, it may be that you’re not using products at all. After all, can you imagine how we’d be if we didn’t regularly clean ourselves? Eco friendly dog products are likely to be exactly what your dog needs if it currently appears uncomfortable. They are also greatly effective for removing things like ticks and fleas, as well as stopping skin irritation.

Overall, “green” dog pet supplies far out way ordinary dog care products or not using products at all. If you want to leave your dog clean and smelling fresh, without damaging it’s health and well being, then eco friendly dog care products are the way to go. Give them a try, you’ll notice the difference.

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Q&A: mixing flea meds?

Question by kill your television: mixing flea meds?
i recently took my dog to the groomers. his coat is quite thick and he has a bad flea problem. the owner of the pet salon said hed give the dog a flea med for like 12 bucks or so, and that the fleas would die when they bite.

so its been a week and the fleas are still there. they said to come back for more grooming and meds in a month, but i want to give my dog a flea bath right now. im going to call the groomer tomorrow and ask if flea shampoo conflicts with the med in any way, but i think hes just going to try to sell me more of his stuff(he never said what it was).

so my question is: do you think it’ll be ok to use flea shampoo on my dog, even though he supposedly has meds “in his blood”???

Best answer:

Answer by DogLoverinDenver
Go to your vet and ask them for a topical flea treatment such as Frontline, Promeris etc.

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Functions of Dog Tag Chains and How They Are Made

Functions of Dog Tag Chains and How They Are Made

The dog tag string, otherwise known as a ball chain is actually a sort of chain that is made up of small hollow metal balls linked simultaneously via short lengths of cord. They are usually utilised for neck chains for dog tags.

The dog tag string, or else referred to as a ball string is a type of chain which often consists of small hollow iron balls connected along via little lengths of cable. They are usually used being neck chains for personalized dog tags.

Additional applications designed for the chains consist of tug cords for vintage light fixtures and ceiling blowers. These are also used as a connecting string in the flush devices of lavatories. These are as well used as retaining chains for confronting pens, and as key-chains in general. Dog tag chains for authentic dog tags are available in various sizes and wideness.

How Dog Tag Chains Can Be Built

A typical single dog tag carries a couple of tags equipped along with two chains of changing lengths. The principal chain is 27 inches long and 4.5 millimeters in diameter.

Any old technique of creating dog tag chains is by the use of a resource known as combination pliers. These pliers are used to attach the hollow metallic balls into the lengths of cord, and are covered into the cord by manual force. Even if machines are extra usually used to make ball chains now, a few still help to make usage of combination pliers to create dog tag chains. The pliers are convenient and quick to cope with.

Dog tag chains are created by compressing hollow iron balls onto lengths of wire. It is today carried out by the benefit from of devices that generate lengths of chain at rapid combination. The particular chains are now slash to the appropriate size and can be joined by a chain connector.

Uses Connected with Dog Tag Chains

Owed to the simple yet durable design of the dog tag chains, it may be used not only as articles of ornamentation, but additionally for more practical uses.

Given that it swivels just like any string, with the extra assist of not kinking like bond chains, it can be utilized both industrially and also as a suitable and hassle-free accessory. It can be used as key-chains, label connections, and retainers. The features of dog tag chains simply depends on the originality of the user.

Dog tag chains are mostly connected by a small hollowed out steel oblong with grooves that enable the cord to slide into it, so that the ball catches unto the groove as well as carries its place. These ‘connectors’ are utilized not only to link a single length of chain, but several lengths of chain to make a whole. Numerous different connections are out there, that are usually called couplings, that put in extra adaptability for the dog tag chains.

Ornamentation which would or maybe be useless for the useful utilize of dog tag chains in the army are made use of for jewelry and accessorizing.

Those chains and balls which build up a dog tag chains may be made from various kinds of metal. Whilst used for army reasons, dog tag chains are frequently made out of alloys or stainless-steel. When used for accessorizing, the chains may include a larger selection of materials – from the stainless-steel to nickel or black colored dog tag chains.

Most dog tag chains employed to general jewelry are derived out of plastic. These are fashioned in the equal process as regular dog tag chains, only with a switch of elements. Many steel chains are now ‘finished’ to seem worn out or weathered. A little are painted. Typically the very regularly used color used for dog tag chains is dark as it implies simplicity with boldness.

Out of anything utilitarian to somewhat fashionable, dog tag chains have come a lengthy way. And with their usefulness, adaptability, and also affordability, they are linked to stay.

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Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner Dog Food 13.2 oz (12 Count Case) Reviews

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How hard is it to train a 4 month old pup to be a “hearing dog”???

Question by ★★BZR★★: How hard is it to train a 4 month old pup to be a “hearing dog”???
Sometimes I like to occasionally browse through various craig’s list pet sections just to look at the read and look at the ‘free’ puppies and dogs that some people give away for no good reasons.

I see this person that is hearing impaired that wants to get rid of a 4 month old standard poodle puppy for not being calm!!

All puppies are hyper and love to play, I don’t think thats a good reason to give up on a puppy so soon.

Its it ‘smart’ of this person to attempt to train this puppy at home?

I thought that people that need hearing dogs can just get one from organizations that specially train puppies for this job, and the hearing impaired person gets the dog through medical insurance or something like that.

I think that she should get this puppy spayed first before she tries to get rid of her, so she won’t be used and a breeding dog, with a Labrador or whatever, so some byb can make ‘designer oodle’ puppies.

although, isn’t it bad to spay a puppy at four months though?
I feel so sad/worried for this puppy’s future. T:(
Shay R: Its wrong to breed mutts when there are tons and tons of ‘oodle” dogs/puppies being euthanized because their owners got rid of it because they were conned into believing that they are ‘hypoallergenic’, which isn’t true for any dog.
She should surrender the puppy to a Poodle Rescue and never mind about getting any money for her.
Lisa: I’ m referring to the people that give away their pets for ‘free’ like they are disposable.
Thats whats wrong with that.
No good reasons include something like, they’re tired of a family pet, and want to get a new puppy, but get rid of the adult dog first.

Best answer:

Answer by chriswswife
Well, this person, if they want this dog for a service animal should not be training at home but should go through CCI or some other organization… and honestly, if they can place this dog, then I’m glad because that puppy should have a home that loves it because it isn’t calm (for who it is)…

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