Training Your Dog for Safety

Think An Emotional Support Animal Is Right For You? Get To Know More About The Process

When you suffer from a mental health issue like depression, anxiety, or another psychiatric issue, you may wonder what you can do to best manage and overcome the issues you face on a daily basis. While there is no one set way to deal with mental health issues, many people do find comfort and help in working with an emotional support animal. If you think that this may be helpful to you in your treatment process, get to know more about the process of getting an emotional support animal. That way, you can know what to expect and can better decide for sure if you would benefit from this mental health support. You Need To Know The Purpose Of An Emotional Support Animal Before you seriously consider going through the certification process of getting an emotional support animal, you should get to know the exact purposes of this treatment method. These animals are designed to provide patients with companionship as well as comfort, particularly during particularly bad periods of depression, panic or anxiety attacks, or other mental health spells. They are not the same as service animals in that service animals require specialized training to perform specific tasks for assistance. An emotional support animal needs no training beyond the basic training for any animal that lives in a home with people. For dogs, this means basic commands like sit, stay, heel, and the like. For cats, this means they need to be able to use a litter box properly and not destroy furniture or other objects throughout the home. Your Doctor or Mental Health Care Provider Must Certify You...

Keeping Fido Out Of Your Garden The Natural Way

Of course, you love your four-legged friend, but dogs can wreak havoc on your garden if they’re not kept out. Dogs love to dig in the dirt, chew on things, and can generally do a number on the garden you’ve worked so hard to grow and maintain. Here are a few safe, all-natural ways you can keep Fido out of the garden so you can enjoy it without worry. Chili Pepper You can find chili pepper as a common ingredient in many store-bought dog-repelling formulas. A naturally occurring substance known as capsicum is found in these peppers and it’s highly irritating to dog’s skin, particularly around their nose which can cause sneezing. You can use all-natural chili pepper powder and sprinkle it around the perimeter of your garden to keep nosy pups out. Keep in mind that capsicum is also irritating to humans, so wear a mask and protective goggles before you sprinkle it along the edge of your garden. Ammonia And Vinegar Dogs strongly dislike the pungent aroma of ammonia. Even though it smells very strong to people, it’s even more repulsive to canines. Soak some cotton balls in ammonia and place them around the areas of your garden you want to keep the dog out. Vinegar is also a good deterrent for dogs. You can use the same method using white vinegar to keep dogs at bay. Just be aware that ammonia and vinegar can kill plants if it’s poured directly into the ground, so only use the cotton ball method to distribute it around the garden. You will need to re-apply the cotton balls on a regular...

3 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Take Your Puppy To Obedience Training

If you have a new puppy and are wanting to get them off to a good start, you should definitely consider taking them to obedience training. They will be able to learn how to follow commands and signals from a young age, making the entire training process much easier for both of you. This article will discuss 3 awesome reasons why you should take your puppy to obedience training.  You And Your Dog Will Better Understand Each Other If this is your first dog, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to even go about training them. You aren’t sure what methods work best, and you aren’t sure if your puppy is even understanding you. If you take your puppy into obedience training, you will be able to work with a dog trainer who can tell you what type of personality your dog has, and what is the best way to go about training them. They will likely ask you several questions about your puppy’s behavior and will then work with them for a bit. For example, your puppy may work best when it is just an environment with the two of you and the trainer, or they may do better in a larger setting where other puppies are learning as well. Also, your puppy may respond better to a toy than they do to a treat as a reward. Once you figure this out, it will be easier to get them to listen to and follow your commands and signals.  You Can Work On Several Different Aspects Of Training  At puppy obedience training, you will be...

Five Reasons To Get Your Dog Groomed Before Going On Vacation

Leaving on a vacation, whether it is for just a weekend or several weeks, requires special planning, especially if you have a dog. Before dropping your dog off at a boarding facility, it is a good idea to look into what kind of grooming should be done. Not only can it be nice to get your dog cleaned up before dropping them off with new caretakers for your trip, you will also be getting the several great benefits below. Maintain Body Temperature Since summertime is when many people decide to travel, it is recommended that you look into getting your dog properly groomed before leaving. While you may think it is best to shave your dog so that their fur will not get them overheated, their coat can actually prevent sunburns and help keep them cool. Prevent Overgrown Nails Long nails can be downright uncomfortable if your dog is running around all over the boarding facility. Getting their nails trimmed ahead of time will provide some comfort for your dog and ensure that their nails will not be even more unruly when it is time to pick up your dog. Get Rid of Matting Long coats often lead to matting, which can be both uncomfortable for your dog and painful if not taken care of. A groomer can cut out any mats they find, helping get your dog ready for the boarding facility. Eliminate Ticks and Fleas Ticks and fleas can spread quickly to other dogs if not taken care of right away, making it important for you to ask your groomer for help if you are struggling with removing...

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How well-behaved is you dog? Does he come when called? This is one command every single dog should know well. My blog will provide you with information about training dogs of all ages to teach them the commands that need to be learned for safety reasons. Keeping your dog safe and those around your dog is your responsibility, but it doesn’t always come easy. Hopefully, the tips and tricks included here will help you achieve the training success that you and your furry little companion need. Good luck and have some fun during the training process.