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: 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: 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 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 ...

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: 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.

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