Hot Dogs How-Tos

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: 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: Express a disabled dog's bladder

This is an example on how to express the disabled dog's bladder. Prop the dog in a standing position with their feet flat on the ground. Either place the dog facing you or facing away from you. In this video, you will see the dog face the woman, as it works best for expressing her dog in that direction. Males should be faced away from you, as you do not want to have him urinate on you. Place both of your hands on the sides of the bladder. Keep in mid the bladder is known to move. The bladder ...

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: 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: 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: Get rid of fleas naturally

Is your pet dragging in those pesky fleas? Are you now suffering from flea bites? This video shows you an all natural remedy on how to get rid of those annoying little parasites. No more spending money on carpet sprays or anti flea shampoos. Look right in your pantry from some good ole' fashion salt. Be rid of fleas in no time.

How To: Perform dog arthrocentesis veterinary medical tests

An aging dog in poor health might be a candidate for a variety of clinical tests. Arthrocentesis, also known as joint aspiration, is a medical procedure in which synovial fluid is collected from a joint capsule via syringe that in turn is tested to diagnosis gout, arthritis, and certain types of infections. This video veterinary tutorial demonstrates the process of performing the procedure of canine arthrocentesis.

How To: Teach a dog to target an object with its front paws

In this how-to video, you will teach your dog how to target objects with its front paws. You will need a clicker, treats, and a target such as a yogurt lid or ball on a stick. Take a treat and hide it under the object. Click when the dog does any paw movements towards the object. After ten successful tries, pretend to put a treat. Once the dog paws the object, show that there is no treat but still give the dog a treat. Once this is done, wait until the dog paws the object, and give a treat. I...

How To: Clip a dog's nails properly

A lot of people are afraid to trim their dog's nails - fearful that they will cut them too short and they will bleed. This informative video will guide you through the process and help you become more confident when grooming your pet.

How To: Give your dog medication

Giving your dog any oral medication is never easy! This video will give you the hints and tips necessary to help make giving tablets or liquid medication easier. Such suggestions include making sure you are ready to give the medication before starting by taking the top off liquid medicine or removing the tablet from its wrapping. Then, hold your dog around the muzzle and place the medicine as far back on his tongue as possible. Encourage him to swallow by massaging his throat. Also, try hidin...

How To: Grow wheatgrass for your animals

Wheat grass is very nutritious for animals like dogs. In this video, we demonstrate how easy it is. The first step is rinsing seeds with water and letting them soak over night for 8-12 hours. After they have soaked, rinse. Evenly place the seeds on a bed of soil in a tray and cover with a paper towel. Then water thoroughly and cover with another tray. Keeping the seeds moist is very important. You should see results in 3 days when you can remove the extra tray and the paper towel. We then dem...

How To: Properly trim your dogs nails for their comfort

In this Pets & Animals video tutorial you will learn how to properly trim your dogs nails for their comfort. Materials that you will need are a high quality trimmer, nail file and styptic powder or pads. Begin by making yourself and your pet comfortable. Have the pet lay on the side so that all four legs are accessible. You will clip only that portion of the leg that extends beyond the quick, the blood vessel that runs down the nail. Start by clipping a thin slice of the nail and give him a t...

How To: Get rid of fleas the natural way

To get rid of fleas start by giving your pet a bath every other week. Another good thing to do every other week is to wash all your pet's bedding in hot water. Vacuum all of your carpets once a week to get rid of any flea eggs, baby fleas, and adult fleas that are in the carpet. Flea collars are a problem because they leave a residue on your pets. When you pet your pet you get that residue on your hands and if you put your hands in your mouth you will ingest those chemicals. Natural methods a...

How To: Safely remove a tick

In this tutorial, we learn how to safely remove a tick. Using professional tweezers that are pointy are the very best for removing ticks. Blunt tweezers will tear the tick. First, use the tweezers to grab the tick on it's skin in the front. Then, pull up and slow to remove the tick from the skin. Have a steady hand so you don't drop the tick or tear it in half. You can purchase tweezers that are made specifically for removing ticks from CVS stores. Give the area 24 hours to heal after you hav...

How To: Groom your dog on your own

In this how-to video, you will learn how to groom your dog. Grooming is important for any kind of dog. It is important to find a groomer if you cannot do it yourself. Hair under the arms should be trimmed, otherwise it will become dread locked. It is also important to brush your dog's teeth on a regular basis. You can feed your dog with a brand that is good for teeth care. Purchase and use a brush specially designed for dogs. This will help keep your dog's hair from becoming matted. Teach you...

How To: Keep your dog cool in the summer with ice water

This video gives you tips on how to keep your dog cooler in the summer heat. Their natural body temperature in the summer is 102 degrees already. Dogs are unable to sweat. Their only mechanisms for cooling themselves naturally are their mouths and the pads of their feet.

How To: Stop a dog from pulling while walking on a leash

When a dog pulls on the leash, the first temptation would be to jerk back. Even if you win the power struggle, the negative reinforcement creates a bad association with you which should be avoided when training your pet dog. Dog trainer Eric Letendre shows how to do an easy technique that will stop a dog from pulling while walking on the leash.

How To: Give a dog a bath at home

Does your dog like to jump in mud puddles and play in dirt? Learn how to give your dog a bath at home so you can save the cost of frequent trips to the dog groomer. In this case we are going to use a bath tub, but you can also bathe your dog in outdoor showers, indoor showers, or just use a hose. Now that we have the place to bathe the dog, we have to decide what type of shampoo to use. Remember, dogs have different types of fur, so you will want to select the appropriate shampoo for the type...

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: Prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag for your pet

In this video you are going to learn how prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag. . There are different types of fluids and different size needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet. Dr. Mike, takes you step by step on everything you'll need to know and do to properly prepare your pets fluid bags. Remember, to always follow your vets advice and instructions.

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 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: Remove a tick from your pet and prevent lyme disease

In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.

How To: Feed your dog multiple pills without fuss

Most dogs will be able to tell the difference between a pill and, let's say… a piece of cheese. They aren't as stupid as you think. One is for eating and one is for spitting out. Well, this is a short video tutorial to teach you how to feed your dog multiple pills without fuss.

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: Clip your chihuahua's nails

This video shows how to clip your Chihuahua’s nails. Since the dog doesn’t weigh that much you may need to clip the nails more often then a heavier dog. If you can hear the dog’s nails clicking on the floor, then it is time for a clipping. Use cat nail clippers because they are smaller. If your dog has white nails, then just clip of the edge that is clear. If you look farther into the nail you will see there is a pink part. The pink part is a nerve. If the dog has black nails then just be car...

How To: Train a guide dog

Guide dogs are trained to help the visually impaired or people who are completely blind. Learn how guide dogs are trained from a training expert in this free educational video series.

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