Why spend money on a dog groomer when you can do the job at home? Use this guide to confidently clip your canine companion.
Before you start the haircut you need to wash your dog with dog shampoo, towel them off, and position them comfortably on a table to let them dry completely. Now gently brush or comb your dog to remove any tangles from their coat.
You need to use a dog clipper with a No. 40 blade and, starting at the head, shave the sides and nose in quick, even strokes. Always clip in Read more [...]
Zookeepers are the people who take care of wild animals in zoos and animal parks. Here you can learn how to get the right education to become a zookeeper.
If you are interested in becoming a zookeeper, you should visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for more detailed job information. The work can be dangerous and require long hours and heavy lifting. Remember that a zookeeper’s job isn’t always glamorous. Cleaning animal exhibits and cages can be part of your daily routine.
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We al lknow that barking is a dog’s way to communicate, but sometimes a dog can talk too much. Follow these tips from the Dog Whisperer to keep your dog from barking incessantly.
Correct the dog consistently and repeatedly: correct your dog when they bark by giving them a stern look, making a loud, sharp sound, or physically touching your dog to distract them. Keep correcting if the dog starts barking again. You must do this consistently and repeatedly until they stop. But never, ever hit your Read more [...]
Having pets in your home doesn’t mean you can’t make it marketable. Here’s how to sell your house without having to send your furry or feathered friends away.
The first step is to eliminate any pet smells. You will need to clean the house thoroughly with an enzyme cleaner, concentrating on areas where your pet likes to go. Use odor-eliminating air sprays to remove all pet smells. Now have an honest friend do a “sniff test” after you clean to see if any smells remain. Sometimes you can’t Read more [...]
Dogs watch us to learn what we want, so our stance and body language communicate our will. Train your dog with hand signals to be sure you understand one another.
You need to start their training with a combination of hand signals and verbal directions Use only a one-word command when training your dog. When you want the dog sit, for instance, don’t be inconsistent and confuse the dog with the words “sit down”.
Now you need to teach the command sit. Do this by slipping a hand under the Read more [...]
Cat bites can be painful as well as dangerous, but you can avoid being bitten if you take the right precautions.
Be careful about how you play with a cat. Cats are programmed to chase and catch small moving things, such as birds and mice. When you play with a cat, use a toy rather than bare hands. However you shoud stop playing if the cat becomes overstimulated, which can lead to biting. But don’t try to pull away if the cat claws or bites during play as this will encourage the cat to try to Read more [...]
Maybe your beloved pet’s food is contaminated or maybe your pet simply raided the kitchen trash. Whatever the case, they may have been exposed to salmonella. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of salmonella poisoning in your pet with these steps.
Salmonella poisoning in pets can be deadly. If you suspect your pet has salmonella poisoning, call your veterinarian immediately..
Examine your pet’s stool. The number one symptom of salmonella poisoning in pets is diarrhea. If your pet has diarrhea Read more [...]
If you are looking for a small cat, your choice is largely a matter of its personality.
If you’re looking for a playful, intelligent cat, consider an Abyssinian or a colorpoint shorthair. Abyssians are colorful cats because each hair in their coat is a combination of colors. Some people believe the Abyssinian is a direct descendant of the cats that were worshiped by the ancient Egyptians.
Look into a Devon Rex. These cats have large eyes and huge ears, making them look somewhat elfish. This Read more [...]
There’s a very good chance that when you’re cooing to Fido, he’s hearing nothing but , “Blah, blah, blah.” So stop annoying everyone around you and learn how to speak his language.
A key point is to be consistent with the meaning you want to attach to the word you use. For example, when you say, “Fido, down,” decide in advance if it’s going to mean, “Get off Aunt Ethel,” or, “Lie down.”
Give him your commands one at a time, in one-word increments, such as “Come,” Read more [...]
Satisfy your itch for a pet with an adorable baby chicken. You can raise your own baby chicks at home with the proper equipment and care.
Make sure you order your baby chick from a reputable hatchery as they will been hatched from an incubator. You can easily find one online. Shipping usually takes place between February and September.
You will need a brooder which you can either make or buy: It is a container where the chicks live and keep warm. A brooder can be as simple as a modified washtub Read more [...]