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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Teach your dog loose leash walking

In this two part video Tab and his German Shepherd "Solea", show exactly what you need to do to stop your dog from pulling on his lead. Eventually, your dog will be walking on a loose leash where they'll feel safe, satisfied, and help keep your dog healthy. While there are many dogs that pull on walks, any dog can learn to walk calmly on a loose leash if we create a positive learning environment and teach them in the way that their minds understand. Find out how using positive reinforcement y...

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: 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: 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: Tube feed a puppy for proper nutrition

Dr. Larry and Karen Bernstein demonstrate the procedure for tube feeding a young puppy for supplementation or in case it is weak or an orphan or comes from a too large litter. Tube-feeding will ensure that the baby dog will receive proper nutritional care. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to tube feed a puppy.

How To: Remove a tick from a dog

In this video, we learn how to remove a tick from a dog. First, brush the hair away from the tick so you have a good view of it. After this, take the removal tool and place it underneath the tick. Slide it all the way underneath the tick and then gently pull while twisting. This will remove the tick from the dog without leaving the rough parts on the inside of them. When you are finished removing the tick from the skin, make sure you kill it and give your pet a flea and tick collar. Do this f...

How To: Teach your dog to balance a treat on his nose

In this video, we learn how to teach your dog to balance a treat on his nose. First, you need to look at your dog and have them concentrate. Don't give them the treat on their nose for too much time, start off with small increments. After this, you will tell them to "get it" and then will flick it off their nose to eat it. Start doing this until you have a time frame that you want, then they will get the treat! Withhold the treat if they aren't showing enough constraint. When finished, you wi...

How To: Acclimate your new puppy to its crate

In this tutorial we learn how to acclimate your new puppy to its crate. Your puppy may be scared of its crate at first, but there is a way to make it get used to it so it doesn't disturb you. To help you do this, you need to show your puppy a lot of attention while you are sitting next to the crate. Give it love and show it that the crate is not a bad thing. Give it treats leading into the crate and then continue to give it treats after it has walked inside. They will continue to eat the trea...

How To: Make a dog gate

In this video, we learn how to make a custom DIY dog gate. Tools you will need are: lattice and wood, hinges and screws, saw and power drill, cut outs from a hobby store, and a closure. After you gather all the parts, start to build the dog gate. Use the wood on the bottom and top to help support the lattice wood that will face the outside. Once you have the entire gate built, you can use cut outs from a hobby store to make the gate more festival. Simply nail these to the outside of the gate ...

How To: Get your parents to let you get a dog

Have you always wanted a dog, but your parents won't let you get one? This video will teach you how to convince you parents to let you finally adopt the dog that you've always wanted, and actually develop as a person in the process.

How To: Help your female dog deliver puppies

Dogs require a lot less fanfare than humans to deliver their puppies into the world, but if your pet is having puppies you should still supervise the process carefully. Watch this video to learn how to deliver puppies yourself at home.

How To: Potty train and housebreak a dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to potty train and housebreak a dog. There are a lot of techniques out there, but you will want to do in the most fast and effective manor. Some pet owners want to paper train their puppies. This may work, but it will take longer to get your puppy to associate going to the bathroom with paper. Don't let your dog pee in the house in the beginning, or this will let your dog think it's okay for them to do this all the time. Focus on all the aspects of dog training ...

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