February 3, 2013 at 5:30 am Comments (0)
My husband has a habit of bringing home animals quite often. He finds these rescues that need to find a home or else they are going to be put down and they always end up at our house. I have been able to find forever homes for many of the different animals that he has brought home, but there is this one dog that he found that I just could not bring myself to part with. I fell in love with this little guy as soon as I saw him.
I ordered a wooden dog crate that I could use to retrain him to stay in the house. I am not sure if the previous owners had taken any time to train this little guy. I have been working to get my dog housebroken completely but it has been very difficult. I have read many books and have had several dogs in the past that I have had a hard time training and I have learned that crate training is the absolute best way to train a dog.
I wanted to get a nice crate that would look nice in my living room so I could keep the little guy where I could see and hear him all of the time. I found this one wooden one that I thought was exactly what I was looking for. I ordered it and waited just three days for it to get delivered. Up until it came, I was keeping the dog in my bathroom so he would not ruin any of the carpeting in the house. Unfortunately, he ruined the trim around the bathroom door trying to get out of that little room.
Now that he has a crate, he has been doing well and I expect to have him fully trained and ready to run in the house freely quite quickly.
January 29, 2013 at 1:30 am Comments (0)
We bought the oster a5 dog clipper to trim our dogs. We have two Border Collies that regularly need grooming. It costs a fortune to have them done at the dog groomer salons, so we learned how to do it ourselves. It is not that difficult to trim a dog’s fur. However, you do need a really good set of electric clippers to do the job right.
I learned the basics of being careful around sensitive areas so as not to clip too close and nip the dog’s skin. Your dog can also move suddenly without warning, so having a helper or tethering the dog is a good idea. Since our dog’s have been to the groomer, it was not that hard for us to keep them settled when we worked on them. We do keep them separated when grooming, because the one not being groomed wants to be right there nosing around while the other one is getting groomed.
The first couple of times I used the Oster A5 dog clipper, I was a bit tentative. (more…)
August 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm Comments (0)
For those of us who are absolutely in love with animals, but more importantly in love with dogs, it can be a harrowing process of finding a reasonable and reliable dog boutique online. however once I stumbled across this particular website I knew that I was in love within the first few clicks of a mouse. First of all there selection was incredibly large, I was able to find just about any dog related item with their easy to use search function. This was a first for me, as with most other similar websites it is a nightmare to try and find the products that you are searching for. Second of all the prices that were presented to me were absolutely astonishing. Most places that serve the quality of products that this place does would sell for thirty percent higher prices. (more…)
September 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm Comments (0)
I need to learn more about Clownfish, and more specifically, the ocellaris clownfish, because I am hoping to buy a couple to put in an aquarium for my children. First, I need to learn about them and their diets, behavior, life expectancy, and all that good sort of stuff so that I will be a capable and competent owner for them. I am afraid that if I were to buy some of these fish, and that they were to die prematurely due to my ineptitude as a pet owner, then it could be pretty scarring for some of my younger children.
I need to learn what sort of temperature and water conditions that these fish need in order to feed. I am thinking that they might be tropical fish, but I do not really know.