Saturday, February 20, 2010

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! - Pt 3

You should always keep in mind that training your dog should be fun for both you and your dog. When it’s not fun for you it won’t be fun for your dog. It should be just as much fun for you as for your dog. You should be trying to make the training process both exciting and enjoyable. Make the training itself a reward for the dog -- something that he looks forward to everyday. It should be fun for him to spend this special time for you. In this way your dog will be motivated to learn and perform.

If your training is a mandatory task, something that you and your dog are doing by rote, you should rethink why you are training your dog. Unless you are excited about the training your dog won’t be excited either. You should be happy about spending this time together. If training is a chore then don’t be surprised if your dog doesn’t learn. These are negative attitudes and no one learns well with a negative attitude.

If you pursue training your dog with a negative attitude or with harsh methods your dog will not learn well and it’s doubtful that you will enjoy the training yourself. Try training with a positive attitude and you will see a great difference.

Look for the fun in training your dog. Try training with a positive attitude and enjoy spending time with your dog. Your attitude is all important for your dog’s success. Your dog can’t do it without you.

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! courtesy of Dog Articles

Friday, February 12, 2010

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! - Pt 2

A good attitude about training can also make the training experience much more enjoyable for both the owner and the dog. You will be able to give better instruction and the dog will be able to learn more. You will both benefit.

To achieve the best results in training your dog you should try to maintain a positive perspective. Keep a mood that makes training fun for both you and the dog. Otherwise you can be looking at a disaster. You can keep this positive attitude with any kind of quality training method. Good training requires positive reinforcement, which utilizes praise and affection. These are best given by someone with a positive attitude. Training can be offered with lots of encouragement and praise -- key components of training. All of these things are best done with a positive attitude.

You can be both firm and positive at the same time. You don’t have to be angry or lose your temper with your dog. You don’t have to adopt a severe tone during training. You don’t have to try to pretend to be mad. You can simply move from your normal upbeat tone to a serious tone. A lower, serious tone will be enough for your dog to understand that he has not done something correctly. There’s no need to overdo things. Dogs are sensitive animals. Then you can return to the normal praise and instruction in a positive, happy tone of voice. Your dog will be very happy and motivated to learn with this kind of interaction.

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! courtesy of Dog Articles

Friday, February 5, 2010

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! - Pt 1

How many times have you heard somebody complain that their dog wouldn’t learn anything? They may say their dog is dumb or their dog won’t listen to them. Yet as soon as someone else tries to teach the dog something the dog learns right away. How do we explain these cases? Has the dog suddenly gotten very smart? Probably not.

The truth is that a lot of dog training depends on the attitude of the trainer. If you approach training your dog with the belief that you can’t do it or that your dog is not smart or is unable to learn anything, then most likely training won’t go well.

Your attitude about training and your dog is more important that anything else. It’s more important than the equipment you buy, the training system you choose, or even the breed of dog. If you have the wrong outlook about training it is likely doomed to fail.

Dogs are very social animals. They love human companionship. If you approach them in the right way they can be very receptive to learning nearly anything and they will want to do things to please you. That’s why a good attitude is so important on your part when it comes to training your dog. When you are positive and pleasant your dog will respond the same way. When you’re excited about teaching your dog, your dog will be excited about learning. A dog reflects your attitude, so if you have a good attitude about training your dog will have the same attitude.

Who's Attitude Counts in Dog Training? Yours! courtesy of Dog Articles

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Clipping of A Dogs Nail - Part 2

Always make use of a sharp clipper and in the winter regions, avoid the close clipping. This is due to the fact that the closer clipping in the winter seasons may expose the dog to the environmental stresses like the cold climate. Hence, the dog may become more vulnerable to the frostbite. Avoid the close clipping of coat or nail because this may cause injury to the underlying tissues and may cause bleeding in the concerned animal.

Many pet owners need to avoid any clipping activity when the animal is not in healthy status. Clipping instruments are available to a greater extent in many pet shops. Avoid the blunt instruments because they may not clip well and hence, repetition is required often. Always use modern equipments for clipping activities.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Clipping Of A Dogs Nail - Part 1

Many dog owners generally think of clipping as only a mechanical activity. Few understand that clipping a dog is an art. Clipping a coat or nail needs to be carried out in a careful manner to avoid the injuries to the skin or nail. Clipping of the coat is to be taken care of as per the breed characteristics. If the coat is not properly clipped, this may lead to the dust accumulation in the coat and the animal may start showing signs of skin diseases. This is true especially when the grooming activities are not done in a proper manner.

Clipping of coat helps to get rid of the parasitic burden to a greater extent and also, the clipping of your dog is of more useful to expose on the type of parasitic problem that the dog is likely to suffer. Many pet health parlors are available wherein the clipping of dog will be carried out in a more systematic manner.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grinding Dog Nails is Safer Than Cutting Them

We all love our pets so much. But, nobody likes to have them scratch up our furniture and floors. Nor do we like to have them tear holes in upholstery or pillows. And it’s very annoying dog or cat nails snag our clothing or hosiery, not to mention painful when they accidentally scratch us. But, all that aside, nail care is also absolutely essential for the comfort and health of our pets!

If you have ever done it yourself, you know that trimming their nails is scary, unpleasant, and can often be painful for your pet if you cut into the quick of the nail. If you’ve every cut your own finger or toenails too short, you have had a small glimpse into what this pain is like – but cutting into the quick of your pet’s nails is more painful. And other than to yelp in pain or run under the bed, your dog or cat can’t give you very good feedback on how you are doing as the work is in progress. You can’t blame them for running away when you approach them with clippers. You can almost hear them thinking, "Oh no, not the dreaded nail clippers again!" as they run for that one place in the room where you can’t easily reach them.

But rather than cutting your pet’s nails, there is another way. You can begin grinding dog nails or cat nails using a product like PediPaws. PediPaws is a pet nail grinder used to gently sand down a cat or dog’s nails instead of using a traditional clippers. That’s right, PediPaws doesn't have clippers. It has a filing wheel that doesn't cut the nail, just files it down. That’s why is a revolutionary solution to pet nail grooming that eliminates the hassles.

Not only is PediPaws better than a clipper, but it is much better solution than a regular rotary tool like the Dremel. PediPaws is better because it is specifically designed for this grooming task, so has a well-designed pet nail guard and does not use a really high speed motor. The nail guard is a plastic case that surrounds the filing wheel, with a hole just big enough for your pet's nail to fit through. Then the tool applies its precision filing wheel to gently remove thin layers of nail and leave the paws of your pet touchably soft and your home safe from scratches

As for the brand, the company behind PediPaws™ is committed to providing the best products and friendliest customer Service, at an amazing low price. In summary, PediPaws It is fast and easy to use and is very gentle on your pet's nails. It can be used on dogs, cats and pets of all ages and sizes. It eaves no mess and is and painless. In seconds your pet's claws sharp and jagged edges are gone. PediPaws is the fastest and easiest way to keep your pet nails trim, rounded and smooth without the mess.

Article written by Alexander Gray.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What Are Dog Grooming Tools

Why do you prefer to go to professional dog groomers and pay high fees for your dog grooming. You can even groom your dog at home , yes really You can do much of the grooming yourself at home and save money at the same time.

This article will let you know all necessary tools that you need for your dog grooming at home.

Dog grooming Hair scissors

Thinning scissors

Dog clippers

Dog/cat toe nail clippers

Dog Nose scissors

Dental scaler

Dog hair pulling forceps

Dog Tweezers

Brush and Comb

Dog grooming scissors:

Most important tools for dog grooming. Dog grooming scissors are usually long blade scissors having 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5" sizes. Scissors are both straight as well as curved. Common size is 8.5". Available in mirror polished, satin and titanium coated finish. These days titanium coated shears are very common because these are not only beautiful, but these shears have long lasting sharpness. Curved shears let you cut corners - literally. They are real time-savers. And, considering that most scissoring is supposed to achieve round or curved surfaces, it seems only natural to use curved shears on dogs ranging from Bichons to Bouviers. Gain experience with these shears by rounding off feet, topknots and tails. Experiment with them in reverse to create angulation above the hock joint. You might even use them to create the arch on some Terriers' eyebrows. Many groomers who have had difficulty shaping round and curved edges seem to have more success when they are using curved shears. Now come to Filipino shears ,these scissors have wider blade than other grooming scissors. These are excellent for cutting bulk hairs. These scissors feature superb smoothness and sharpness.

Thinning scissors:

If your dog has very thick coat of hairs we recommend you to use thinning scissors. Thinning scissors are choice of groomers in hot weather because thinning scissors thin out the heavy coats of hairs giving dogs a cool feel. Thinning shears, in various lengths and styles, constitute "the shears of the '90s" - and they are a necessary part of any groomer's collection. Thinning shears with a 28-teeth blade (or finer) are excellent for finish work and blending. They give coats a soft-edged appearance and produce Schnauzer and Terrier furnishings that look natural. Used to thin over scissored Lhasas and similar breeds with silky, flowing coats, these shears blend in and remove blunt ends. Thinning shears give breeds such as Scotties and Westies a hand-stripped look. They also give trimmed ears and bangs a natural, smooth appearance. They even thin out heavy coats and help to prevent matting in breeds such as Cockers, Afghans, etc,

Nose scissors:

Yes nose is also very important to be cleaned while grooming your dog. Use good pair of nose scissors to remove longer hairs from nose of dogs. These scissors has blunt end , so they won't disturb your dogs. Don't use pointed scissors for removing nose hairs.

Brush and Comb

You need to brush and comb away the dead hairs before bathing your pet as water creates tight matts in the loose hairs. Pets with long coat require brushing almost daily, depending on the condition of its coat. If you exercise your dog in the garden, it is likely to get tangles in its hair. You need to comb out its tangles immediately after exercise to avoid the tangles becoming mats. Brush your pet from top to bottom. Use the right brush for your pet's coat. Get advice from the pet shop if you,re unsure.

Dog clippers

purchase a set of professional dog clippers. Hair clippers for humans will not stand up to the rigors of dog grooming and should not be used. A good set of clippers can cost up to $200.00. Although the initial expense is large, the clippers will pay for themselves quickly. Make sure the animal is completely dry before using the clippers. If you wish to give your dogs specialty cuts like a poodle or a cocker cut, you should follow the directions that come with the clippers. You can also get books that have diagrams on giving special cuts. The clippers come with attachments that cut hair to the desired length for whatever effect you are trying to achieve.

Dog toe nail clippers

Dog nail clippers have 3 shapes. Guillontoin style used for removing and trimming toe nails of medium size and larger breeds. Scissors style clipper is usually used for cat nails. Plier style dog nail clippers are used to trim nails of smaller dogs. Plier style is more common among professional groomers. Care should be exercised with the toe nail clippers as if you cut the nails too short you will nick the vein that runs part way down the nail.

Dog hair pulling forceps and tweezers:

Hair pullers are fundamental tools for good grooming. Allow groomers to remove excess hair from the ear canal and reduce the risk of infections. Also used for removing ticks from pet hairs. Forceps come in curved and straight blades, having locked and unlocked handles. Forceps with polyethylene dipping handles are more commonly used these days because of firm grip and easy working.

Dental scaler

Yes dogs have also plaque problems. You can use Dental scaler, for removing plaque and cleaning teeth of pets.If you are unable to see plaque, then can use dental mirror as well.

You can touch up the grooming every two or three weeks. That way, the general grooming will not be as time consuming as it could be. Depending on how quickly your dog's hair grows, you will need to groom him every month and a half to two months, or more frequently.

Groom your pet well and enjoy its good looks and companionship !

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