Hot Dogs How-Tos

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 ...

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: Teach your dog to swim without stress

If you've got a new pup, or just a stubborn dog who hates water and doesn't feel like swimming, there is a way to get them to be more friendly with water. But it takes patience, as anything with dog training. In this video you will learn some simple tips for easing your dog into the water.

How To: Make puppies sleep better

Does you puppy keep you up all night with it's barking and tiny bladder? There are ways to minimize the problem. This video will give you some easy things you can do to make sure your puppy sleeps soundly through the night.

How To: Teach your dog to walk next to you on a loose leash

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach your dog to walk next to you on a loose leash. If you train you dog to back up while on the leash, he will avoid touching the end of the leash after this. First, take a treat and put it under your dogs chin, then push them backwards. Use a wall to practice this at first. You can also practice with the dog in front of you. Do this over and over until the dog understands, then try it without a treat. Next, try doing this while standing next to the dog. No...

How To: Solve your dog's flea problems

Does your pet puppy have a problem with pests? Use these quick and easy grooming tips for a flea-free Fido! Your veterinarian might offer an expensive flea dip, but you can give your dog a bath and shampoo at home.

How To: Make an Easy Dog Pull Toy

Pull ToyI love dogs, but the toys can get really expensive. This is an easy to make, inexpensive way to make a toy that really works. My dog loves it! The materials you will need is an old dish towel and a pair of scissors.

How To: Trim your dog's nails without cutting

In this tutorial, we learn how to trim your dog's nails without cutting them. Before you begin, you will need a Dremel tool with a sandpaper drum attached. Now, have your dog sit down and place their paw up on your knee. Now. grab the tool and gently place it on the tip of the dog's nail. Do this on each of the nails, until you have trimmed all of the nails. Make sure you don't trim down too much or push too hard, this could cause a burn on the dog's nail or injure them severely. Keep treats ...

How To: Communicate with a dog in their own language

In this video, we learn how to communicate with a dog in their own language. First, you will learn common signals that dogs use to calm down other dogs. Dogs offer each other signals constantly and when you start to recognize these you can start to see what your dog is thinking and feeling. Dog thinks they are being obvious and don't understand you don't know you don't understand what they are trying to tell you. The first signal is soft and slow eye blinks. The second is looking away, the th...

How To: Teach your dog to do a reverse through

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a reverse through. First, teach your dog how to back up. Start off in an enclosed area and give your dog a treat when it goes back, increasing the number of steps he goes back every few minutes. Next, introduce the cue and start to fade out the lure of the treat. Next, teach your dog to do this in other places. After this, teach your dog how to turn 180 degrees away from you, giving them treats when they learn. If your dog is hesitant, make sure you reward...

How To: Train your dog with a clicker instead of food

In this video, you'll be shown how to train your pet dog to respond to a clicker. Instead of having your dog respond to treats, have your dog respond to the clicker. It'll cut down on food costs for you as the owner and help keep your pet healthy and sane. Just follow along with the video to learn how to do this training.

How To: Prevent ticks from spreading disease in dogs and cats

Ticks. They're everywhere, and they're a pet owner's worst nightmare. Ticks can spread deadly diseases to your dogs and cats, even to people, so it's important to know all the tick prevention tips. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid, and see how to prevent ticks from spreading disease in dogs and cats with this video 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: Teach your dog how to sit on your command

A dog who constantly follows you around the house wagging his tail is a dog who really likes you (or is hungry), but sometimes you're tired and just want your dog to sit and be still for once. Teaching a dog to sit is one of the most basic obedience training tricks out there, and one of the most important (especially in cases of your dog bounding onto friends who enter the house).

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: 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: Stop your dog from jumping all over you

Zephyr Clark-Dolberg teaches us how to stop your dog from jumping all over you in this video. When your dog comes up to you and starts to jump on you, knee him and yell at him to get off. When the dog goes to the ground, praise him for going down tot the ground. Continue to get the dog excited and jumping on you and correcting him. The dog will only take a few times to understand that you don't want him to jump up on you. This may take more time with a hyper dog, so just take time and patience!

How To: Give your dog permission to "go sniff" on a walk

In this tutorial, we learn to give your dog permission to go sniff around while on a walk. When you are walking on your dog, let them go out and sniff things, so that they can explore the area that you are around. Make sure you are following close behind and still have them attached loosely to a leash. When you are ready to leave the area, say "lets go", and move on with your walk with the dog. Practice this several times with your dog, and eventually they will start to know the length of tim...

How To: Recycle your plastic grocery bags into a dog leash

In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle plastic grocery bags into a dog leash. To begin, you will cut the plastic bags in half, then cut off the handles of the bags. Next, apply glue to the entire bag, then roll up into a straight line. Continue to do this for several different bags, depending on how long you want your dog leash to be. When you finish this and the glue is dried, tie several bags together end to end, and have three rows of these. Now, take the bags and tie them in a knot aro...

How To: Fully remove a tick

In this video, we learn how to fully remove a tick. Ticks can carry diseases, so it's best to get rid of these right away, checking your pet daily. Find the tick and then grab it as close as you can to your pet's skin. Pull it out and make sure you've gotten all the parts. Then, flush the tick down the toilet. You can also use a pair of tweezers to make this easier for you. Make sure you check thoroughly and don't miss if your pet does have these, they can spread onto the carpet and around th...

How To: Prepare raw food for your dog

Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg guides on how to prepare raw food for dogs in this video tutorial. This diet consists of bones and raw meat. You can use cheap cuts of meat to feed the dog, which includes meats like turkey necks. Nature never intended dogs to eat cooked food, so this raw diet keeps them much healthier and gives them higher energy. A raw diet also really helps their teeth, and can save you money at the dentist! One great meal for dogs is to feed them 2 lbs of raw turkey gizzards and one ...

How To: Keep your pets' skin, teeth and fur clean and healthy

In this clip, learn how to keep your dog or cat clean as a whistle! Did you know that there are many methods of cleaning your pets these days? For example, if you have a pet who is afraid of the water try Quick Bath wipes instead of a full bath. This clip is full of advice on how to keep you pet bathed and healthy so that they live a long, happy life.

How To: Choose the right pet dog for your personality

In this tutorial, Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg gives us advice on choosing the right dog for you. For a lot of people, they don't think about what dogs they choose before they buy them. Make sure you choose a dog that is either high or low energy, depending on what type of energy level you have. You also need to think about how much the dog sheds, and if you have any allergies. Also, pay attention to the age of the dog and if you have the energy to walk the dog all the time. Next, you need to choose...

How To: Detect a urinary tract infection in your dog

In this video, Dr. Mike tells us how to tell if your dog has a urinary tract infection. The signs of this infection include: frequent urination, blood in urine, pain urinating, and drinking more water. To diagnose this, it's always important to get a urine sample to properly diagnose the infection. You can either bring this sample into the vet, or have them take one straight from the bladder. If this isn't taken care of early, the bacteria in the bladder will cause bladder stones, which requi...

How To: Handle a stray dog

In this tutorial, Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg tells us how to handle a stray dog that you find and want to help. Shelters are always a good option for dogs you find on the street, if you cannot keep it. If you decide you can keep your dog, you should make sure to sanitize yourself until you can take it into the vet to get checked out. The vet will also check to see if it has a microchip, so you know if it has an owner. If you can't keep the dog, you can foster it for a couple of weeks, then a human...

How To: Use home remedies on your pet dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to use home remedies on dogs with Zephyr Carke-Dolberg. One natural remedy that can help dogs, is rice, which helps with diarrhea. You can also use Pepto Bismol for dogs if they are having stomach problems. Benadryl is also safe for dogs to eat if they are having an allergic reaction to something, or if they have a bug bite they are itching. You can also use Benadryl for a dog that is really hyper, and it will help them relax. For tick removal, you can use liqui...

How To: Ride your bike with your dog

If you've ever wanted to ride your bike with your dog, this tutorial with Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg will teach you just how. One of the first things to think about is to put your bike into a very easy gear, so your dog won't get too tired from this walk. Make sure to pay attention to your dog, and see if their feet are getting tired, and pay attention to how hot it is outside. Make sure you teach your dog to walk next to you on the left, just as if you were walking him. When you want to turn, giv...

How To: Feed your dog properly for a healthy lifestyle

In this tutorial, learn how to feed your dog properly with help from expert Marc Morrone. You want to make sure you are feeding your dog the right food at the right times of day so that they stay happy, healthy and energetic. Follow along and make sure you know what your puppy is eating.

How To: Potty train your dog

In this tutorial, Marc Morrone will show you how to house train your new pup so that they don't go to the bathroom indoors. Ther eis nothing worse than the smell of pet waste around the house, so follow Marc's advice and get that dog potty trained so you never have to worry about it.

How To: Keep your dogs off the furniture

What makes a comfy seat for a human or a dog is very different. In this video, learn how to teach your furry best friend where he is meant to sit. Keep your dog from destroying your nice furniture with these tips from Marc Morrone.

How To: Adopt and properly care for a dog

Dogs are famous for being man's best friend and in this tutorial learn all the basics on taking care of your new little buddy. In this pet video Marc Morrone will show you the best way to care for dogs and find out why they make great pets. Start looking at the world from your dog's point of view with the helpful hints, tips and advice found in this clip.

How To: Clean a cut on your pet before you get them to a vet

Sometimes pets get injured, just like people. If your pet has been injured by something in the house, outside or another animal and suffered a cut, you should get them to a vet as soon as possible. However, before you go, you will need to clean up the cut for your pet's comfort and to avoid infection. In this video, Dr. Lauren tells you how to clean and care for a cut on your dog or cat, until you can get it professionally patched up.

How To: Cut your dog's toenails

In this clip, Dr. Lauren gives you a step by step on how to give your dog a much needed pedicure. Caring for your pooch's paws is important and not only keeps them cleaner, but makes it much easier for them to walk around. Don't be afraid to take the clippers to your puppy, check out this video and learn exactly how to do it - the painless and easy way.

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.