Tips on Creating a Pet Friendly Home

The different types of homes that pets will love are as varied as the pets themselves. The one key ingredient that will make a pet love there home, wherever or whatever it is, is you. I have had pets live with me in a duplex, an apartment, a two story house and a ranch… However there are some things you might want to keep in mind for pet safety, and for any landlords reading this who want to keep great tenants, apparently about 70% of tenants have pets… So, that’s a huge difference in your perspective pool of tenants! Also, pets tend to not cause as much damage as you might think. There are alot of studies done on that so I won’t get into that here.

So, apart from you what else makes a pet friendly property;

1) Let them inside
2) Fences
3) Cat enclosures
4) Entertainment
5) Somewhere to hide
6) Beware of poison and toxic substances

Successful Pottie Training

Being a pet owner brings many rewards. However, along with the rewards, there will be some challenges. Taking time to explore ways to face these challenges is well worth the effort.

Trying helpful and very doable tips is much better than randomly trying everything and anything, well-wishers eagerly share.

Pottie Training that new little puppy of yours

Here are some tips that have definitely gotten positive results, in the shortest amount of time:

Using newspapers, contrary to popular belief, will not miraculously ensure your puppy will be potty trained instinctively. Let’s face it; dogs are not cats, so “anywhere”, is a potential toilet. So if you decide that you would like to use a newspaper, as its designated toilet, ensure that your little puppy is placed within the vicinity of the “said” newspaper around the time it regular pees and poops. This way your puppy will eventually associate the areas covered with newspapers, as its toilet, thus making your puppy training venture a success.
Routines play a huge part in establishing good puppy in-house training exercises. Teaching your little puppy about acceptable toilet practices through a set of routines, will help. In the early months puppies are usually only able to hold their pee for an hour or so. Thus, diligently placing your puppy near its “toilet” is a good way to introduce the idea of “its time to pee or poop”.
Rewards, both physical and vocal, are another way to ensure your puppy learns from the puppy training rules you are trying to put in place. Every time you praise your puppy, it will learn to ensure its toilet routines are according to the rules set by you. It’s simply a matter of making your puppy understand the connection that, “going” in the right place, keeps everyone happy.
Feeding schedule, which are regulated, also help to ensure your puppy training efforts pay off. You should note when your puppy needs “to go”, and ensure steps for “going” are followed. When the feeds are consistence in terms of timing, so will the poop sessions.
Close observation, creates successful puppy in-house training. Keeping your puppy within sight and immediately placing it near its toilet when it shows signs of wanting to relieve itself, is one of the best tactics to use. This way you will definitely avoid unnecessary accidents and your puppy will eventually get the message.

When accidents happen, and they most definitely will, use a firm voice to stop your little puppy in the act. Immediately transfer your puppy to its toilet area and praise when the “job” is completed.
When it comes to puppy training, patience is usually the most important ingredient you will have to arm yourself with. Sounds like going to war, right? Well in a way, it really is. Patience, coupled with smart tactical maneuvers, for puppy in house training is the first and most important mission to launch. If you are unable to “conquer” your puppy’s peeing and pooping habits, right from the start, there is definitely going to be, an all-out war.

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Dog Waste Threatens Public Health

Winter is around the corner and people forget about the Dog poop sometimes in these Winter months. In the Northwest since we get so many days of rain it is really important to get the Dog poop off the ground. The longer dog waste stays on the ground, the greater a contamination becomes. Bacteria, worms and other parasites thrive in waste until it’s washed away into the water supply. Various reports have shown that 40% of dog owners do not pick up their dog’s waste at all and all that waste pollutes our waterways. Please be responsible with your pet to keep the waterways as clean as possible.