Hot Dogs How-Tos

How To: Put a cone or medical collar on your pet safely

If your pet has recently had surgery or been ill, they may need to wear a medical collar. A medical e-collar or a cone will prevent your pet from chewing or licking an area of their body that they shouldn't be touching. In this video from Dr. Lauren, you will learn where to get an e-collar and how to secure it to their head so that they stay safe and happy.

How To: Entertain Your Dog/Cat

Our dog has tons of energy and always wants to play. However, play time can be exhausting to the humans of the house. We found out a few months ago that the dog loves to play ‘chase the red dot.' Boredom leads to creativity, so we attached a laser pointer to her head with a bandana and small piece of tape. This kept her continuously occupied until we removed it after 20 minutes. I assume you could try this with a cat if you were daring enough – good luck with that. Caution: Laser pointers (ev...

How To: Remove hair from a dog's ear

Fur can build up and mat on the inside of a dog's ear. Cutting it doesn't completely remove the problem, and pulling it out can hurt a dog's ear. A veteran pet groomer demonstrates one way of pulling ear hair from inside the ear of a toy poodle. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to remove hair from a dog's ear.

How To: Remove a tick with Vaseline

In this video, we learn how to remove a tick with Vaseline. First, find the tick on the body of the animal. The tick will be obvious because the skin will swell up around where they are. Use a special tool to help pull the tick off, which has a slit in the middle of it. Now, slide the tool underneath the tick so it's in the middle. Twist the tool a couple of times and then pull the tick off from the body of the animal. After this, apply some Vaseline to the tick and it will kill it off, enjoy!

How To: Make a belt into a pet collar

Here is a fun afternoon project that will add a little fare to your dogs wardrobe. Instead of buying your next dog collar, try making one out of an old belt. Some say dogs look like their owners and now they can dress like them too.

How To: Make Dog Bows with Ribbon & Elastic Bands

So, basically I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how to make more intricate bows, and found nothing but a whole lot of very confusing instructional posts with no pictures or videos. Here you'll learn how to make cute little bows for your pets, in 6 simple steps! I'm still learning myself, but I'm hoping this could help others!

How To: Train a pet dog to heel

The finish command can be taught using the word "heel" to mean that the dog should come sit by the left side of the owner. The "heel" command can thus be used while walking, and also while standing. Learn how to get a dog to heal by watching this video pet training tutorial.

How To: Teach your dog to stand on your back

This video tutorial belongs to the Pets & Animals category which is going to show you how to teach your dog to stand on your back. The video starts off with showing the dog jumping over the owner's back while he is bent over and staying on top while he is turning around. This may look difficult, but it is easy to teach the dog. This trick is called the canine backstall. And there are two rules to follow. Rule number 1: don't hurt your dog. Rule number 2: don't hurt yourself. You can start off...

How To: Train your dog to close a door

In this tutorial, we learn how to train your dog to close a door. To do this, you must first have a positive approach and a motivator that your dog enjoys. Instead of asking the dog to close the door right away, you will reward the dog with small steps along the way. Train your dog with first giving them a post it note and giving them a treat when they touch it with their nose and making a click noise. Keep doing this, and when the dog is by the door, have them shut this and they will underst...

How To: Make homemade Boomer ball dog treats

An animal keeper shares the recipe for her Boomer Ball dog treat in this how to video. Watch and learn how to keep your dog entertained and happy with delicious dog treats that any pet would love. All you need for this homemade boomer dog treats is a two liter soda bottle, tape, kibbles, cheese and bacon flavored treats.

How To: Scissor the top knot of a poodle

This video slide show tutorial gives a step-by-step guide to scissoring a poodle topknot. 1. After clipping the face against the grain with a close blade, the line is first scissored from the outside corner of the eye to the top of the base of the ear.

How To: Prepare venison dog biscuits

Here is a venison recipe that is sure to keep you out of the dog house. Well at least keep your dog out of the dog house. Watch this how to video and learn how to make venison dog biscuits for your dog. This deer meat is sure to be a treat for your pets.

How To: Apply Frontline flea prevention to your dog

In this video tutorial, viewers learn hoe to apply Frontline for dogs. Be sure that you get the appropriate amount of dosage for your dog. Frontline is a topical flea intake preventive for dogs. Do not let your dog go into water 72 hours before and 72 hours after apply the product. Begin by apply the product in between the shoulder blades. Do this by parting the fur and apply the product onto the skin. Also apply the product at the base of the tail. This process needs to be done once a month....

How To: Teach a dog to walk on their hind legs

This video dog training tutorial is lesson on teaching your dog to walk on their hind legs. To train a dog to walk on their legs using this method, the dog will need to be clicker trained and will also need to be able to able to beg. Watch this instructional video and learn how to teach a dog to walk on their hind legs.

How To: Make dog biscuits

In this tutorial, we learn how to make dog biscuits. You will need: beef broth, whole wheat flour, peanut butter, and baking powder. Now, pour in 2 c flour with 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 c peanut butter, and 1 c beef broth. Combine these together using a fork until everything is mixed together completely. Add in more broth if the mixture is too dry, then when finished roll out on a floured surface. After this, cut out biscuits using whatever shape you would like. Then, bake these in the oven ...

How To: Perform passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on your dog's hind legs

Stretching isn't just good for humans, it's a great way to keep animals loose and healthy, especially dogs who have suffered bone deformities, muscle aches or arthritis. This video will show you how to give your dog passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on its hind legs. Perform these exercises daily if your dog has recently had orthopedic surgery or suffers from arthritis. Doing so helps maintain flexibility, reduce stiffness and increase blood flow to painful joints. For more information...

How To: Train your dog to perform the "cop-cop" trick

In this Pets & Animals video tutorial you will learn how to train your dog to perform the "cop-cop" trick. In this trick the dog learns to put its feet on your feet. Step 1 – teach the dog to target a book or a mat with their feet by offering them some treat. You can do this either by appreciating or clicking when both the feet touch the book. The next step is getting the dog to target the book with their feet while they are between your legs. You have to continually reinforce the dog to ma...

How To: Perform CPR on a pet

Pets America demonstrates how to perform CPR on a pet. First, lay the animal on the right side to bring the heart up. Bring the animal's left elbow back to the heart. Locate the pulse point. You can also feel the pulse on the pet's wrist or artery on the inside thigh. After locating the pulse, start CPR. Give the pet four quick breaths by having the head in line and tilting it back to open the airway. Close the lower jaw with your hands and hold the mouth shut. Bring your mouth down to the no...

How To: Pick up dog poop

Picking up dog poop is not one of life's great joys. It is, however, a necessary evil to owning an adorable dog, or having a lawn that someone else's adorable dog may want to use as a toilet. When it comes to this unpleasant task, the shop vac is actually a very good way to pick up dog poo. You want to make sure, however, that you're not using your shop vac for anything but this one task. It can easily vacuum in small objects with weight in them and, better yet, you never have to touch it!

How To: Make your own squeaky toy

Dogs need toys too! Show your dog some love by making him a handmade squeaky toy. You can put an old pair of jeans to use, practice up on those sewing skills and hear the sounds of enjoyment as your dog squeaks to his heart's content.

How To: Teach your dog to do the Bo Obama fist bump

In honor of the Obamas' new furry friend and as a remembrance of the fist bump heard 'round the world, a dog behaviorist shows you how to train your dog to do the fist bump. This is a perfect pet trick for any dog, Portuguese Water Dog or otherwise. Bo Obama is the most acrobatic of all First Dog histories.

How To: Teach a dog agility exercises

Learn how to train your dog for an agility course for exercise, obedience, show or competition. Teach them techniques on agility obstacles, such as Chute, Table, Tire, Tunnel, See-Saw, Jumping and other moves in this free video series and guide.

How To: Train a Dog the Basics

Dogs need to be trained to understand a few basic commands for their own safety and for your own happiness and peace of mind. Learn basic dog training commands with tips and advice from a professional dog obedience trainer in this free dog training video series.

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