Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stop Dog From Digging Effective Methods For Eliminating Your Pet s Digging Habit

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Story: Ed Jamison

If you would like to stop dog digging, it is important to know why your dog does this. There may be multiple motivations involved.

Trying to hide something could be a reason why your dog is interested in digging. Is it possible that your dog is a terrier breed that digs instinctively? Sometimes a dog can feel too hot and digging will help them cool down. Once you have figured out why your dog is digging, you'll get a better idea on how to solve the issue.

One of the main reasons that dogs dig are because they are bored. Is your dog kept outdoors frequently? If that is the case, then boredom may very well be the reason for their digging. For instance, consider what a youngster would get into if they were simply left outdoors. Many children would find ways to keep occupied, such as digging and playing in the mud.

Dogs are exactly the same. The feeling of moist, fragrant dirt on their paws is something every dog enjoys. It keeps them occupied and it can also be really enjoyable. Providing something more fun to do can help stop dog digging.

Some breeds like to dig more than others, and if you have one of these breeds you may have a tougher time to change them. Providing a certain area for your dog to dig can help a dog who is a digging breed.

Section off an digging area can also help to control digging instead of trying to stop it. You can still permit your dog to do what it does, without your garden becoming ruined!

In order to stop digging, what you need to do is give your dog many opportunities in which to get exercise. Giving a dog a designed area to dig, and keeping the dog occupied is important to solving a digging problem.

When you can not spend time with your dog, you can purchase boredom buster toys. This could take some time, but with a little patience and the tricks mentioned here, in a short amount of time you can stop dog digging at your house.

Dog leash training, teaching your pet to obey your commands and knowing how to stop unwanted dog behavior are all important elements of being a responsible dog owner. For additional stop dog from digging tips, go to StopDogFromDigging.com

About Author Ed Jamison :

Dog leash training, training your dog to obey your commands and knowing how to solve undesirable dog behavior are all necessary parts of being a responsible dog owner. For more stop dog from digging tips, go to StopDogFromDigging.com

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do You Have A Cat That Is Constantly Afraid?

By: Judy Jantzen
If you have a cat that is constantly afraid then you need to read the following very carefully.

A cat should have a good safe hiding place, where it can be left alone until it perceives that things are safe. The cat will usually pick one of its own, but it should have access to its food bowl, water and litter box.

Close room doors when possible to make the cat feel more secure. This is extremely important when company comes to visit or you have a noisy party. Giving a cat as a gift at a noisy party, can freak the cat out, because it violates its comfort factor. Take the time to introduce the cat quietly.

Cats have a social organization that is flexible and allows them to share their territory with other cats. Some times they are accepting of another cat and sometimes they do not - just like people, who have just met someone new. Liking and disliking, on a moments notice. One may want to play and the other may not. Their time as a kitten may determine the likelihood of their desire to be sociable.

When cats have been introduced, they may want to fight to protect territory or establish dominance. Many cat training e-books will tell you NOT TO allow a fight to happen or to continue, if one happens. Make a loud noise, such as yelling HEY. Use a spray bottle with clean water and spray them once or twice from a distance. A clean, well washed out used cleaner bottle will work nicely. They will probably be on the run for their safeafe place before you can get the second spray out.

DO NOT try to physically separate them or in their passion of the moment, they may be aggressive toward you. Be very careful in handling, while a cat is fearful. Their instinct is for self protection. When they have reached their safe hiding place, close the door and give them a time out, just as you would a child.

Be consistent with your water bottle treatment and the time outs. Other punishment may cause further bad behavior and fear. The cat may become aggressive toward you, if it preceives you as a threat. It is NOT acceptable to them, for you to hurt them in your temporary anger. Be loving after the time out, so that the cat knows you love them, but that there are limits to be lived by.

A cat will usually react to fear with 3 Fs - fight - freeze - flee - sometimes loss of bladder/ bowel control. A cat may also puff out its fur, hiss or spit. What causes the fear? Figure it out and fix the problem. Some things that cause fear are a person, children, other animals or loud noises such as a vacuum cleaner being used.

One example we had, was the putting on of a ski hat and sunglasses when Winter came. It freaked out our recently rescued cat the first few times it happened. He had a bad memory?

DO NOT force a fearful thing/ person on them. Introduce at a safe distance - slowly. Feed the cat a treat and praise them for accepting the new thing/ person. Remember that animals have a better inner radar than we do, about people and the vibes they give off. Trust their judgment.

Routines and schedules are important for the well being of your cat. Be as consistent as possible. They want the same things to occur each day in the same way and at the same time.

Play time before bed time will help to ensure a good sleep. The more leaping, jumping and running the better. Remember that cats are noctural by nature. They like to play at night and tiring them out will help them sleep. If you sit down to watch a TV program, that you watch each day, the commercial breaks are a great time to brush your cat and play with it.
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Author: Judy Jantzen - My husband and I have owned cats for the past 25 years. Currently have a orange tabby and a black short hair. All the cats we have owned have been strays.

Friday, December 4, 2009

How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You Are at Work

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Story by : Jan Brass

One of the greatest moments of my day is walking through my front door and having my dog run up and greet me. No matter what kind of day I have had, my dog is always happy to see me and helps lift my spirits. New York City jobs, however, rarely allow us enough time to spend at home with our dogs, which is a challenge because I have to keep my dog in the apartment all day. Dogs are pack animals and are happier with company and with access to the outdoors. Sometimes dogs can experience depression or separation anxiety if kept away from social situations for too long. Keeping your dog happy can be a challenge, but by following a few suggestions, you can make life for you dog and yourself much easier and less chewed up shoes.

A tired dog is a happy dog

Dogs need exercise -- and lots of it. It is important to consider this fact when deciding on the type of dog to have. You need to make sure you are able to exercise your dog in the way he needs. The more exercise the dog gets before you leave, the more likely your dog will just lounge around a take a long nap while you're away. Dogs who do not exercise properly are the ones who tend to make more mischief while their ownerss are away at their New York City jobs. If you cannot exercise your pooch, hire someone who can. The dog walking business is a part of New York City culture. You can find a reliable, relatively affordable and close person to exercise your dog when you can't.

Create a cave

Wild dogs use caves and dens to take refuge from danger or when they just need a quiet place to relax. Training your dog to use an appropriately-sized crate can be beneficial for him and for you. The crate needs to be large enough for the dog to be able to stand up in and to turn around. Placing an old shirt or blanket that has your scent on it will help your dog feel even more comfortable in his "cave" and he may choose to just stay in there while you're away.

Keep them occupied

If you were stuck in a house all day, you would begin looking for something to do. Additionally, if you were stuck in the house every day, you would soon tire of doing the same activity day after day. Dogs are no exception. Having a basket of toys is great, but it is better to hide that basket and just pull out a few each day. You can rotate through the toys which will help bring some diversity to your dog's daily routine. Also, you can hide low-fat dog treats in random places in your house for your dog to find. There are also toys available which hide a treat inside and the treat can only be released after the dog has worked at it for a while. This type of toy will keep your dog occupied for hours and tire him out emotionally and mentally -- which is also a good thing.

Use food wisely

By feeding your dog his biggest meal of the day in the morning, your dog will want to take a nap instead of roaming around creating mischief. That being said, you will need to provide a place for your dog to do his business if you don't want to be cleaning up messes all the time. There are different products available which your dog can be trained to use. Your dog will appreciate not having to wait all day for you and you will appreciate not having to clean up messes all around your house.

Dogs want to please us. They want to give us all the love we can handle. They will be happier and provide longer companionship when we do what we can to help them during those times they have to be alone.

About Author Jan Brass :
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