Dog Raised Feeders - The Only Way to Go!

Written by Tara Pearce

One of my favorite dog supplies I have is my dog raised feeders, one for each dog. I donít necessarily SEE allrepparttar benefits Ė not tangibly anyway Ė but I KNOW how wonderful they are for my dogís health. Not to mention avoiding spilled food and water! I also picked up a floor mat for dog dishes, and that helps too.

I bought a raised feeder with an enclosed bottom to also store their food, which I find saves me SO much time when it comes to feeding them. It also reminds me to feed them, as Iím very absent minded.

The biggest reason I boughtrepparttar 136771 elevated dog feeders is because I had read over and over again (and heard from many breeders) that it helps dogs digest their food so much better. If you think about it, donít you digest better sitting up rather than lying down, or standing on your head? Thatís pretty muchrepparttar 136772 equivalent for a dog.

Crate Training Dogs & Puppies- FAQ

Written by A. Grignard

1) Why should I crate train my dog?

Crate Training isrepparttar fastest and most humane method of housebreaking dogs. Have you ever seen a dog under a table, chair or bed? The reason is that dogs naturally want to seek shelter, even in a house. If you don't provide it, they will create it themselves in an effort to feel safe and secure. A crate serves as a den for your dog.

2) How does crate training work?

Like babies, puppies cannot control their bladders until they mature (usually between 3 and 6 months). Dogs have a natural instinct to avoid eliminating in their dens. Therefore, confining your puppy in his crate forrepparttar 136770 proper amount of time encourages him to "hold it" until you take him outside for a walk. Pet Dreams offers Free Crate Training Tips with more step-by-step details.

3) What about housebreaking older dogs?

It is never too late to crate train your dog! The number one reason dogs end up in shelters is behavior problems. Crate training, at any age, can help break bad habits and solve most of these problems.

4) How long do I need to userepparttar 136771 crate?

Crates are not just for training- they are good forrepparttar 136772 lifetime of your dog. By providing a crate for your dog, you are in essence providing him with his own bedroom. Crates are especially important for older dogs that use it to escaperepparttar 136773 hustle and bustle of everyday family life, which often includes small children or other pets that may harass them.

5) How safe is crate training?

Dog crates arerepparttar 136774 best housetraining tool available. They provide a room for your dog while protecting your home furnishings from damage. However, even a crate isn't an absolute safe harbor for your pet. As per crate manufacturers warnings, you should always remove standard collars before placing your dog in a crate. Otherwise, your dog is at risk for possible strangulation if his collar or ID tags become caught inrepparttar 136775 crate's bars. Pet Dreams' Cratewear bumpers arerepparttar 136776 only bumpers made high enough to help prevent collar strangulation and other crate-related injuries.

6) I was told that dogs like their crates, so why do I have to force mine inside?

There are many reasons to not enjoy a bare metal dog cage.

  • Comfort: When dogs lie down in their crates, they are leaning up against wire bars, which can be very irritating. Crate bumpers and pads, like Cratewear, providerepparttar 136777 comfort your dog will appreciate.
  • Security: Wire crates leave your dog exposed on all sides. Crate covers provide den-like security.
  • Location: Separating your dog fromrepparttar 136778 rest ofrepparttar 136779 family can add stress. Dogs are social animals, sorepparttar 136780 ideal location is a room full of activity. Your dog will enjoy his new room while still being part ofrepparttar 136781 family. At nightrepparttar 136782 bedroom is an ideal place for a crate so your dog will feelrepparttar 136783 security of being close to you.
  • Time: Confining him in his crate for excessive periods of time will be a negative experience for your dog. After housebreaking your dog, we recommend removingrepparttar 136784 door fromrepparttar 136785 crate so he can enjoy his den any time he chooses.
7) What can I do to make my dog's crate more appealing?

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