Sunday, January 15, 2017

Things You Should Know About Hiking With Your Dog

Before I am going to discuss more on this topic, Let Me Introduce My BEST ONLINE FRIEND - Lindsay Stordahl

She (with her mutt Ace) is the blogger behind That Mutt. And recently I came across of her article about - Hiking With Dogs

After Read That Article, I already joined her at - Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 

I had GREAT POSITIVE EXPERIENCE with her about "How our life is dedicated to dogs?"

First, start taking your dog on longer and ever longer walks in your neighbour and local parks. Some dogs may be a little overweight and will take a little conditioning prior to the first hike and to toughen up the paws.

For your first hike consider the terrain (how rugged the trail is), distance along the trail. During the hike keep a steady and not overly fast pace.

Bring along a toy, ball or something familiar to the dog which can provide comfort. While some dogs like the new scents they will discover during the hike others can become nervous.

Your dog will need to be trained how to behave in the outdoors. No jumping on the other hikers or barking at whoever you meet along the trail.

Bring along a leash, it may be required or recommended in some rugged, busy sections.

Be aware of any plants and wildlife you may encounter along the hiking trail. You do not want the dog running through a patch of poison ivy as the oil can stick or chasing a fox or bear.

Your dog must respond to your voice commands for the dogs safety.

Once you've determined that your hike is a "go", whether it's a long or a short trip, make sure you have the following items:

Bring these just as you would when you're going for your regular walks.

The tags MUST be legible and specify your dog's name and your current contact information. It's also a good idea to have a current photo with you just in case you get separated.

Human first aid kits can come in handy in the event of a cut or scrape (for either of you). Throw some tweezers in it for easy tick removal.

You both need sunscreen and they make sunscreen specifically for dogs. Light-colored noses are very susceptible to sunburns and dogs can get skin cancer just like you.

Know whether or not you are taking your hike during a hunting season. Orange vests for you and your dog will make sure you both stand out.

The same rules you follow on your routine walks apply to your hikes. Have a "carry in, carry out" mentality, which includes cleaning up after your dog on the trail. Using a leash will ensure that other hikers, other dogs, as well as the flora and fauna around you will remain undisturbed. If you're both on a more leisurely hike, let others moving at faster pace pass you easily.

Hiking with your dog is a wonderful way to spend quality time together and enjoy the outdoors all while getting a great workout. You're guaranteed to have a fun and safe hike just by taking a bit of extra time to plan and prepare. 

Happy hiking!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Talks with about Perfect Affordable Potty Patch for Dogs

Last Saturday, I and my cousin sister who is "Dog Trainer" in Los Angeles since 1999 met, we dinner together, talked lots of.

At that time, she suggested me about -

They are well-known to provide dog owners and their loved ones with a clean and natural solution to apartment and condo living, for other products like "Dog Potty Patch", "Dog Potty for small dogs and large dogs".

After  serving our hundreds of their clients throughout Southern California they can assure you that their potty box and grass replacement service is the perfect solution for dog owner living in urban areas.

You can also keep in touch with them at various Social Media Sites -

Now, Let's I help you about, "Choosing the Best Dog Grass Potty for your loved ones"

A dog grass potty is a wonderful thing to have and dogs really love them. Hope you find just the right one for your dog!

First, check out the prices! See what all you get for the money you will be paying. Many of the dog potties on the market today are very overpriced compared to what they offer. And there are ALOT on the market so compare before you buy!

Next, pay special attention to all the features that you will get on a dog grass potty . Does it come with a pan or with a built in drain so you don't need to worry about pans overflowing? Is it equipped with a sprinkler system so you don't have to worry about watering it? Will you be using it indoors or outdoors? Pay special attention to these maintenance features as you don't want to end up with a smelly dog potty.

Next be sure and keep the word "maintenance" in your mind as you make your decision. Some dog potties are virtually maintenance free whereas others take a significant amount of time to maintain. So do your home work ahead of time and then make your decision. You will be glad you did!

When deciding on what type of grass to use in your dog porch potty, keep this tip in mind. Be sure and start out using real grass for training and then you can switch to synthetic grass later. The reason? The real grass gets your dog "in the mood" to do his business. He'll love sniffing it. Once he's established a habit of going in it, then you can change to synthetic grass.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Electric Dog Fence System 2012 - Must Know about Pros

The electric dog fence system is a very effective containment system which can prevent the dog from escaping. This containment system basically consists of a 400 to 1200 ft long wire (which has to be buried), a transmitter (which can be placed in any part of the home) and a receiver (which has to be placed on the dog’s collar). The receiver sends a sound and a shock when the dog tries to come near the wire. There are several advantages of using an electric dog fence and some of these are discussed in the following lines:

• These containment systems are cheaper than installing the vinyl, wooden or metal dog fences. The major expenses are done just one time which involve purchasing the system kit rather than negotiating per foot charges with the installer. The price can vary according to the brand but all proficient brands do not charge more than 400 dollars.

• Another pro is that the wire has to be buried and this feature can be used to bypass any property which might restrict the physical fence. Moreover, the fence cannot be jumped over by the dog and there isn’t any weak spot which can be dug to escape.

• The electric dog fence is much more flexible and isn’t restricted in keeping the dog from running out from the perimeter of the land. The wires can be installed inside the house and the transmitter can be placed in the garden, bedroom, near the pool, garage or any other place preferred by the owner.