Choosing The Right Size Of Clothing For Your Dog

Written by Eva Sanchez

Dog fashions are allrepparttar rage and have become quit affordable for anyone and everyone to enjoy with their dog, but not everyone knowsrepparttar 144270 best ways to find their dog’s size or how a garment should fit to avoid accidents. Choosingrepparttar 144271 right size for your dog is very important, we always want our pets to be safe and feel comfortable in whatever they wear. 30% of all online dog apparel sales result in returns or exchanges due to improper sizing.

The first and most important thing you should know before you begin to buy for your dog is his/her measurements. You should write them down and always have them with you just in case you see something you can’t resist.

The most important places you’ll want to measure are:

The chest (circumference) measurements should be taken atrepparttar 144272 deepest part ofrepparttar 144273 chest, which is usually right behindrepparttar 144274 front legs. This measurement is most important, so make sure you don’t exaggerate your dog’s chest by adding inches for more room and if you wraprepparttar 144275 measuring tape to tight you will lessenrepparttar 144276 measurement and end up buying something too small.

Then measurerepparttar 144277 dog’s length fromrepparttar 144278 back of his neck to tail. This measurement should start fromrepparttar 144279 middle ofrepparttar 144280 back of his neck right torepparttar 144281 base of his tail. This measurement is not as important asrepparttar 144282 chestrepparttar 144283 length ofrepparttar 144284 garment can vary and will be up to you whether you like him to wear his shirts long or short.

When measuringrepparttar 144285 dog’s neck (circumference) you should takerepparttar 144286 measurements aroundrepparttar 144287 lower middle of his neck.

If you have a breed with shorter legs then you’ll want to stick to short sleeves unless you’re purchasing from a store that makes their own clothes then you should provide them with his front leg measurements to ensure proper fit. The leg measurements should start from his under arm to right above his ankle. The length ofrepparttar 144288 sleeves is very important, you don’t want your dog to wear anything with sleeves that are too long, this may cause accidents.

Universal Principles for Successful Dog Training

Written by Moses Chia

Dog training is not rocket science and is not as difficult as you think. It is certainly possible for ANY dog owners to train their dogs themselves provided they put in adequate amount of effort. The principles listed here are universal to dog training of Any dog breeds, be it sporting, working, toy or terrier, Any dogs - big or small, pup or old, Any Owners - competitive or leisure. In short, if you are serious about training your dog and demand Only success, You MUST apply these principles. No “If” No “But”. Getrepparttar basic right first before you start to train your dog! Consistency Consistency is very important during training and correcting unwanted behavior. Always userepparttar 144075 same "command" for a specific task you require of your dog. Don’t confuse him by using different command forrepparttar 144076 same task. Once you’ve establish some house rules such as - keepingrepparttar 144077 cooking area out of bound to your dog, enforce them constantly. Ifrepparttar 144078 dog learns that he can get away with it now and then, your previous efforts will go downrepparttar 144079 drain. Lastly, make sure everyone inrepparttar 144080 family accept and enforce your rules consistently. Timing Timing is critical to successful training. Praise your dog whenever he is doing something right. As expected, reprimand him onrepparttar 144081 spot and torepparttar 144082 point whenever he misbehave or fails to response to your command. Praise and reprimand that happen later will have no effect on your dog. * There are 2 main schools of thoughts concerningrepparttar 144083 timing of correction when your dog misbehaves. I calledrepparttar 144084 first school of thoughtsrepparttar 144085 “Direct Approach”. It simply requires you to reprimand your dog onrepparttar 144086 spot if he misbehaves. This is more of a tangible and straight forward approach to training your dog and is easy to understand for most trainers. I calledrepparttar 144087 second school of thoughtsrepparttar 144088 “Endurance Approach” as it’ll require you to ignore your dog when he misbehaves. Usingrepparttar 144089 cause and effect to your advantage, this approach requires you to ignorerepparttar 144090 dog, especially when he misbehaves to seek attention and encourage you to pay attention to your dog only when he’s a good boy.

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