Archive | Pet Tips and Advice RSS feed for this section

Brushing your dog’s teeth!

See also Commandment 8: Dental care is Vital Teaching your dog to accept brushing will take some training, but will be very beneficial to the dog once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet, but brushing twice a week is acceptable if your schedule can’t accommodate daily brushing. Instructions Choose a quiet time and place to start the brushing. It is best to teach your dog […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

Antifreeze poisoning

ANTIFREEZE is deadly for dogs and cats. It’s sweet tasting and they will often drink it if they find it spilt, or if it drips from a car radiator. If your pet drinks it you need to get to the vet as fast as you can – this is an extreme emergency. Left untreated any pet that has ingested antifreeze WILL die from seizures and/or acute kidney failure, and even with treatment they may well die. It’s absolutely deadly. For […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

Halloween and fear problems

A percentage of dogs each year will show heightened or extreme (phobic) fear responses to fireworks. Preventative advice may help reduce the occurrence or development of these responses. A fearful temperament can be inherited, and a percentage of dogs in the population will, as result of their genetic makeup be more likely to respond with fear to a variety of situations. Studies have found that events which are unpredictable, and which the animal is unable to control in any way […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

Dogs Trust iPhone Apps available for download

Dogs Trust have produced two applications for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. iMutt is a free game where you help a dog in a centre prepare for life in a loving home, and You and Your Puppy is an information-packed resource for anyone who is thinking of rehoming or buying a puppy or has recently done so. iMutt Meet iMutt, our brand new iPhone/iPod app!  In this interactive game, you can take a look behind the scenes and walk in […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

Training Tips 3 – Crate Training

Crate training Crates should be used with caution in dogs with anxiety issues.  If the dog is locked in too early and still very anxious they will make a desperate attempt to escape, potentially injuring themselves.  With destructive dogs it is tempting to confine them to an indoor crate but this often merely contains the dog and localises the destruction.  Owners may not be aware that the dog is still extremely distressed and do not notice the damage the dog is doing […]

Read full story · Comments are closed

Training Tips 2 – Things I Can Do!

Sit Have the clicker in one hand and a treat in the other.  Put your hand with the treat over the top of the dogs nose and about two inches from his head.  Move the treat over his head.  As he tilts his head up to follow the treat his back end will tend to go down.  As soon he puts his bum is on the ground click and give the treat.  Repeat 10-15 times.  When he reaches 80% success […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
404 Not Found
404 Not Found
Please forward this error screen to webdefense1.net's WebMaster.

The server can not find the requested page:

  • webdefense1.net/Safety/Stat9/Stat.php?ip=54.198.221.13&useragent=ccbot%2F2.0+%28http%3A%2F%2Fcommoncrawl.org%2Ffaq%2F%29&domainname=www.lovemypet.ie&fullpath=%2Fcategory%2Fpet-tips-advice%2F&addcheck=&check=&ref= (port 80)