The Fun of Do It Yourself Snake and other Reptile Cages

Written by Mark Chapple

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Gettingrepparttar materials home andrepparttar 141882 anticipation of starting your reptile cage is an exciting time. The will be frustrations to overcome, problems to solve butrepparttar 141883 feeling of accomplishing and achievement you finally get from building something yourself is fantastic.

Every time you go intorepparttar 141884 room and seerepparttar 141885 cages you made you can feel good about them. Sure, you will sometimes get a bit picky aboutrepparttar 141886 smaller details. What could you have done better, what if you had done this here etc. – well maybe next time.

Some people even userepparttar 141887 skills they learn to make cages for other people and make a bit of money. Once you haverepparttar 141888 skills and tools it is easy. Even if you don not have all ofrepparttar 141889 tools, there are ways around it. You can go to local cabinet makers when you need something cut to size that is too large for you to handle. They are generally happy to oblige for a small fee and you get a perfectly square piece of timber.

On a final note, making your own cages is a fun and rewarding experience and is recommended it to anyone considering it.

Mark Chapple is the author of "How to Build Reptile Enclosures". Find out how to build snake and other reptile cages. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Plus a host of reptile keeping hints and tips.

How to Maintain Your Love Affair ... With Your Dog Part One - Training

Written by Peggie Arvidson-Dailey

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□ Learn a New Trick. Just because you and your dog have been maintaining your earlier training and sticking torepparttar basics, doesn’t mean that you can’t find something new to do together. Clicker training and agility training are quite popular and are a great deal of fun for you and your dog. You can find local classes through your Parks and Recreation Department or visit The Dog Agility Page onrepparttar 141804 internet.

□ Introduce Your Dog to Strangers. The time will eventually come when you and your pet will need to be separated – at least for a short time. If you ever plan to vacation, travel for business or even attend to a family emergency, your dog is going to be underrepparttar 141805 care of someone other than you. Prepare for this by introducing him to many new people throughout his life. The simple act of letting your pet meet and greet new people will help socialize him inrepparttar 141806 event that you need to leave. Also, if you live in an adults-only household, you may want to takerepparttar 141807 time to introduce your dog to children. The more positive experiences he has around kids,repparttar 141808 better off you are when your sister’s kids come to visit. But remember – never leave children alone unattended with dogs.

□ Take A Ride. Teach your dog early that riding inrepparttar 141809 car is a fun way to go places. Take them on short trips in your car and always makerepparttar 141810 destination a fun or interesting place for them to be. Make sure you have proper pet-carriers for smaller dogs and appropriate seat belts or harnesses for larger breeds. You want your car rides to be safe and fun for both of you. Ifrepparttar 141811 only time your dog gets in a car they end up at a vet, it won’t take them long to decide that cars are bad -- making it difficult to crate them or load them intorepparttar 141812 car when you need them to come with you.

□ Establish Your Pecking Order. Your dog needs you to let them know where they stand inrepparttar 141813 family order. It may sound cruel to say that you arerepparttar 141814 Alpha orrepparttar 141815 Leader ofrepparttar 141816 Pack. Butrepparttar 141817 truth is if you do not set up a plan to show your dog who is boss, he will walk all over you. It may seem cute when your 8 pound puppy demands your attention by pawing you while you work, but when your puppy is an 80 pound dog who is demanding you drop everything to play with them, it can be distracting at best and dangerous if you are carrying a hot pot torepparttar 141818 table or healing from a medical procedure of your own

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