Puppy Housebreaking 101

Written by Chrissie Cole

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Never carry your puppy outside! You should choose a command to signal him it is time to go outside and that should berepparttar command you always use – puppies like and need a routine that they will become familiar with. When he makes it outrepparttar 137336 door and does finish his business, praise him – puppies also love attention and affection, let him know he did a good job for his master!

4- Some days will be harder than others but if he makes a mistake inrepparttar 137337 house, try to ignore itrepparttar 137338 first time. Yelling at him or swatting him will only makerepparttar 137339 training process harder for you and your dog scared! Avoid negativity at all cost. Again, we know this might be hard after a day atrepparttar 137340 office and dealing withrepparttar 137341 kids but you will be thankful later!

5 – If you will be leaving your puppy alone for a couple of hours, barricade off a corner ofrepparttar 137342 house or use a dog crate but don’t just leave him free to roamrepparttar 137343 house! Puppies usually will not toiletrepparttar 137344 area in which they sleep.

Take your puppy outside right before putting him inrepparttar 137345 crate and then take him outside again immediately upon returning home. Don’t leave any water down onrepparttar 137346 floor while in this housebreaking process, if you are gone too long he may not be able to help it and have to go. Do make sure to leave him plenty of toys to keep him busy.

A crate can be a very helpful training tool for your dog while inrepparttar 137347 training process and not wanting to give him full reign ofrepparttar 137348 house just yet. This will happen over time. But remember along with bathroom accidents, puppies like to chew and they will chew anything in their path if they are able to reach it and you aren’t there to tell him “No!”

In closing, Praise your puppy and set him up on a routine,repparttar 137349 end result will be a happy dog and a happy dog lover!

Chrissie Cole Owner of Indulge Your Pet - a site dedicated to providing information and resources for dog lovers, cat lovers and horse lovers.

Tips For Finding Your Lost Dog

Written by Wes Cutshall

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- Once you've exhausted your physical search, it's time to post lost dog posters, which you can print from our web site. Don't just putrepparttar posters on your street; post them atrepparttar 137296 entrance of your neighborhood and in places people frequent. Community mailboxes are also a good place to post your lost dog poster. People often recognize a lost dog poster when they see one. Although it's important for your poster to be marked with "LOST DOG," it could be more important to emphasize your dog's breed and color. Keeprepparttar 137297 information simple. Someone who might have found your dog doesn't need to know your dog's favorite food or whether it is spayed or neutered. Name, breed and color are reallyrepparttar 137298 only things that someone needs to know when looking for a lost dog. Provide your contact information onrepparttar 137299 poster; provide your phone number, but not your name or address.

Fido Finder- Be sure to call your local veterinary offices and animal emergency clinics to see if anyone has brought in a lost dog. Give them information about your lost dog and take them a poster if you can.

- Be sure to visit your local animal control, humane societies, and animal shelters to look for your lost dog. It's quite possible that your pet could end up there and describing your dog overrepparttar 137300 phone isn't enough to find out of he has been taken in. Again, leave a lost dog poster at these locations so employees can contact you should your dog show up.

- Be sure to checkrepparttar 137301 newspaper's classifieds section for Found Pets. These ads usually change daily, so you should check them each day. If your newspaper has a web site, see if you can search these listings online.

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