If you're a parent of young children who's been toying with the idea of bringing home a furry friend in the form of a puppy, you've probably already weighed several of the more obvious pros and cons of the situation. For instance, you know that certain breeds, such as Labrador retriever puppies, are better suited to family life than high-strung breeds such as border collies and Irish setters. You also likely know that, except for very small toy breeds, dogs do better when they've got at least limited access to the outdoors, such as a small yard or nearby park.
- Whether you are at home or traveling, you need to make sure your cat has the space that they need. Animals need to be able to roam around and explore so that they do not feel bored and fall back on negative behaviors, such as scratching or biting to keep themselves occupied. If you often need to kennel your pet, whether during traveling or at home, you should have a dual sided kennel.
- One of the most important factors in ensuring that your puppy grows up healthy and strong is ensuring that he or she is fed properly. When the puppy is very young, it will get all that it needs from its mother's milk. However, when he or she reaches about eight weeks, weaning will be complete, and the puppy will be dependent on you, the owner, for its nutritional needs. Follow these tips to ensure that you're giving your puppy the best diet possible.
- Dog boarding is a good way to allow your dog to interact with other dogs. It allows them to become familiar with new surroundings and activities. However, if your dog is not used to being around other dogs or if this environment is completely new to them, then they can become stressed. Your dog may lose their appetite or bark nonstop as a way to show that they are stressed out.
- Whether you just bought a dog from a breeder or adopted one from the shelter, it is very important to take potty training seriously. If you make the effort to housebreak your pooch, you will have fewer accidents in the house and much less stress. Here are five helpful tips for potty training your dog: Set Regular Meal Schedules During potty training, it is important to feed your dog at the same times every day.