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Walking Your Dog
by David Poh

Do you walk your dog?
It is important that you walk your dog at least once daily.

Your dog needs the daily exercise for health reasons and also it will take the boredom away from it else it is likely to be mischievous during the day; like digging your garden, chewing on things around the house, barking for your attention to play. After the walk, it is likely to rest peaceful during the day and it is not so restless.

Whether it is a small or big dog, it needs the daily walk.

Besides the exercise, your dog also gets to explore the surroundings and also socialize with who you come across during the walk; like your neighbors and possibly their dogs too, or even strangers around the housing area. Socializing your dog is also an important part of training your dog.

I recommend that you do it at the same time daily; like early in the morning or after dinner at night. You should also take the opportunity to toilet train your dog to pooh during the walk. Please remember to bring along some plastic bags or newspaper to pick up its pooh.

How long or far should you walk your dog?

Well, you need to make some judgments depending on the size of your dog. You may not walk too far for a small dog compared to a bigger dog. You should also take the age of the dog into consideration too, as the older dog even if it is a big dog, is likely not to have the same stamina as before.

If you tend to have a long walk as part of your routine or the route is such that there is no short-cut to it, then remember to let the dog rest and you may even want to carry a bottle of water and a small bowl for a water break.

What do you need for the walk?

I recommend that you leash your dog no matter how well it is trained as there could be people who are not comfortable with dogs, big or small ones. In Singapore, it is against the law and the owner could be fined if his dog is not leashed in public.

Please bring along some newspaper or plastic bags to pick up your dog pooh, if the park does not provide such pooh bags.

A bottle of water and a small bowl may be required, depending on the distance you intend to cover and also your dog too.

I have seen people jogging or cycling with their dogs, small or big ones, in the park and I noticed the poor dogs are having a hard time keeping up with their owners. Their tongues are hanging out of their mouths and some are even being dragged along too. I think you should avoid stressing your dogs unless you have done it often and you are aware of their stamina. They should be running by your side effortlessly.

I have 2 dogs and I either walk them separately or together as one is a 10 years old beagle and the other dog is a 5 years old corgi, a smaller dog. The beagle has better stamina than the corgi but it has also slowed down due to his age. They look forward to it daily and they are now trained to pooh at the same time too.

About the Author
David Poh has a Beagle and a Corgi dog. He has a website where he shares his experiences and tips on caring for dogs. For more information and to view photos and videos on how he grooms his dogs, go to Dogs Info Website


Hunting Dog Training Tips
by Alan Low

Training a hunting dog takes a lot of time and a lot of effort from the person training the hunting dog. The training of a hunting dog should start the same way as any dog being trained. It should start right from when the dog is a puppy. A hunting dog should be fully trained before being taken out to hunt and also make sure the hunting dog is fully trained before the actual hunting season. The hardest part about training a hunting dog is that the owner usually wants to use the dog for hunting and also want the dog to be the family pet.
Before you start training, you need to find a dog. Picking the best hunting dogs is your first step towards having a well-trained hunting companion. Things would be simpler, of course, if you have a good hunting dog by your side. Your hunting dog would track the scent of blood which evaporation won̢۪t be able to get rid off, and your canine companion would lead you straight to the wounded game. However, good hunting dogs are not bought over the counter. They are trained. And simple training is often not enough. You should train them well so that they would provide the best results.

Basic dog obedience should be the cornerstone of the training process for a hunting dog. This is important for training a dog for any activity. Whether you wish to hunt with your dog or compete in any other type of competitive events it is worthwhile to build up a strong foundation of obedience. This should include training the dog in basic commands such as sit, down, stay, come, whoa, no and kennel.

Teaching a retrieve is another aspect of training a hunting dog. Most properly bred hunting dogs will have a natural instinct to retrieve does not necessarily mean the dog will not need some degree of instruction to retrieve properly. You can begin to teach a retrieve at a very young age. You can begin to teach a retrieve as soon as they acquire a new puppy. To begin the process of teaching a hunting dog to retrieve, you can start out by finding an object in which the dog shows a great deal of interest. There are bumpers which are designed specifically for hunting dogs but you can also use any other object such as a tennis ball or another toy which the dog finds interesting.

Find out more information about what are the dog breeds should be picked for hunting dog training at my site

About the Author
I have studied the topic of hunting dog training for about 10 years. My goal is to help the dog owners to have better understanding of the major aspects of hunting dog training.


How To Take Care Of Your Cats
by Jay Schindler

These days, cats are among the most popular pet you can own. There are several breeds available, with the most popular being Persian and Siamese. Cats are a domesticated animal, with origins dating back some 8,000 years and beyond. Like any other pet that you may own, including dogs, cats cost money to take care of properly.
When you get a cat, you'll need to think about the costs. You'll obviously need food, and you'll also need to plan ahead for vet costs. You'll also need litter, which can tend to get quite expensive as the years go by. Your cat will need a litter box, food dish, and water dish. You should also invest in some toys as well, such as a scratching post, cat toys, a pet carrier, and a bed. You should also look into getting an ID collar as well, just in case your cat ever gets lost.

Feeding your pet will depend a great deal on his age. Older cats require two small meals or one large meal for the day. Kittens on the other hand, require several feedings a day until they get around the age of 12 weeks. Cats that are between three and six months of age need to be fed three times a day. Canned food can be fed to cats, although any food that has been left out longer than 30 minutes need to be disposed of. Canned food can get expensive fast, and you should always keep in mind that some may need to be thrown away when you buy it. Cats loved canned food, although it doesn't have any benefits to their dental health like dry food does.

As an alternative plan, you can always leave a supply of dry food out for your pet. When you give your cat dry food, you should always make sure that he has enough water. Dry food costs less than canned food, and it can also help to prevent the buildup of tartar on your cat's teeth. When you buy dry food, you should always look in terms of health and benefits, and stay away from generic food. Even though generic food may be cheaper, it may not offer the nutrients your pet needs.

If you own a kitten, you should only give you kitten food designed for him. You'll also need to clean and refill his water dish every day. Even though kittens and adult cats like cow's milk, you should avoid giving it to them as it can cause diarrhea. Treats are fine on occasion, although too many of them can cause your pet to get fat. Feeding your kitten human food is good on occasion, although you may have to mix it in with his cat food.

By themselves, cats stay fairly clean. Although you don't have to bathe them that often, you'll need to give them a brushing at least once a day. Brushing will reduce the risk of hairballs and keep your cat's coat nice and clean. If you are keeping your cat indoors, you'll need to have a litter box in an area that is easy for your cat to access. You should always scoop it on a daily basis, and clean it out once a week. Cats don't like to use dirty litter boxes, they prefer for it to be nice and clean.

Although cats do require some work, they are great pets that will provide you with years and years of companionship. As long as you take care of your cat and take him to the vet for his checkups, he should remain healthy. Even though cats can get sick from time to time - knowing how to care for him will make a world of difference.

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Taking Pet Pictures, Have Fun and Enjoyment
by Eliza Maledevic Ayson

Having fun and a lot of enjoyment is what you can get having a pet in home. You can be entertained and be amazed to the tricks that they do. Aside from being entertained, you can have their respect as their vendor and gained their constancy.

Essentially dogs are the most pets that we have in our house and because of their fidelity they have been called as man's best companion. And having those exclusive moments with your dog may somehow a good idea of treasuring them. And the only customs that you can treasure these moments is by documenting them through winning a picture and pose them in your house.

Yet if you genuinely want to treasure and at the same time be proud of your pet, you can try to upload a pet picture on the internet. This may not be a tranquil charge to do and typically it requires patience and somehow a practiced can only have a good picture of a pet. As we all know that pets are forever on the move and we can't press them to do such thing that we like them to do because they might have a bad mood and wound us off.

In planning to take picture of your pet, you should make your dog first and make positive that they are swift for it. Start by observing their routines; see what will be their reactions to some items that you will place near them. Take sometime to play with them and look how they move and take write of the equipment that put out their beauty so you can be easy of their transfer and when will be the time to take their picture.

Nevertheless if you want to have a better picture of your pet, you can go to a photo studio and let them do the picture taking job. Usually whole pictures can only be made by experts, but if you want to do it on your own it is good and at the same time fun and at least you can have a time to adhere with your pet. Prepare a high end secure camera with a burst shot so you can take a good shot of your pet even if they are on the move.

Taking picture of a pet is fun and it will really give you quality time with your pet. And for those first timer to take a picture of a pet, this is a good time to upload a pet picture on the internet to show the world how proud you are and show them how you love you dogs.

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