House Training For Dogs

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American-Eskimo-dogWhen you first get a dog, you should think about training classes to help your dog be a fit for your family. Here are four tricks to get you started.

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    Using a litter box. Set up your dog’s potty area somewhere easy to clean. Using dog litter, fill up your dog’s litter box half way. Put your puppy in his crate with a chew toy. It could be in the same room as you so he doesn’t feel isolated. After your puppy has been in his crate for an hour, allow him to leave his crate. Attach a leash to your puppy’s collar, and quickly walk him to his litter box. Wait five minutes for your puppy to go to the bathroom. After puppy has gone, play with him for 30 minutes. Then do it again.

  2. Teach your dog to sitTeach your dog to sit. Get your dog’s attention by whistling or lightly tapping his head. Hold a treat above your dog’s head so his head goes up and his seat goes down and say sit, then give the treat to your pup. Do it five times or till your pup can do it perfectly. Then, hide the treat behind your back, and take your other finger and put it above your puppy’s nose so his nose goes up and his seat goes down. Reward him with a treat. Do it five times, or till your puppy can do it perfectly. Then, say sit. If your pup does not listen, repeat. Give a treat when he does what you ask.
  3. come on commandComing on command. Get your puppy’s attention by whistling or lightly tapping his head. Walk five steps back, and wait for five seconds. Note: if your puppy starts to walk toward you, tell pup to sit. Then hold out a treat and say your puppy’s name or “come.” Do that five times, or till your pup can do it perfectly. Then put the treat behind your back and say “come” or your puppy’s name. Do it five times, or till your pup can do it perfectly. Next say “come” or your pup’s name. When your pup comes to you, give treat. Do it five times or till your pup can do it perfectly.
  4. HeelHeel. Heeling is when you and your dog are going on a walk and your dog is walking by your heel. Attach your dog’s leash to it’s collar and take a treat in your hand. Say heel. When your pup walks up to your heel, walk around for a bit, then give your dog a treat. Do that five times, or till your pup can do it perfectly, then put the treat in front of you and say heel. Do five times, or till your pup can do it perfectly.
  5. hand_to_pawPaw please. Start by telling your dog to sit, then reach down and lift up your dog’s paw. Hold for five seconds, then put down. Give your dog a treat. Do five times or until your tail-wagging buddy is comfortable.  Be gentle, remember your working with a liveing creature.

There are five tricks to make your dog fit for your family! Keep in mind that some dogs don’t like different treats so if your dog isn’t obeying try changing your bait.

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Crested Geckos

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Crested GeckoHi, I am going to talk about about crested geckos. Crested geckos are usually very mellow, and they make wonderful pets.

What they eat: In captivity, crested geckos eat a food made specially for them that you can buy at your local pet store. They also eat live crickets, but don’t fret! You don’t have to catch them; you can also buy those at a pet store that sells reptiles. You should never feed baby food to your crested on a regular basis because it’s not a complete diet for them. In the wild crested geckos eat insects and rotting fruit.

How long do they live: in captivity, crested geckos can live approximately 15 years.

Cage setup: You can get a cage setup at pet stores that sell reptiles.

  • First, you need a cage. It can be a large fish tank that is at least 5 gallons.
  • Second, you need two heat lamps; one for day and one for night.
  • Third, you need a spray bottle to keep your gecko’s humidity up (see below).
  • Fourth, you need food. You can get that at a pet store that sells reptiles (see above).
  • Finally, you need decor. This includes: fake moss, fake rocks, artificial foliage, food and water dishes, etc. When you have all these, you put the decor in the cage (you may arrange it however you would like), put the lid on the cage, and the heat lamps on.

When they sleep: Unlike some other geckos, cresties are nocturnal, which means they sleep in the day. But, you can still play with them at any time!

If they lose their tails do they grow back?: Crested geckos lose their tails either from stress, getting caught, or being pulled, etc. Sadly, our little friend’s tails do not grow back once they lose them, but they’re still really cute tail or no tail!

What should their humidity be at: Their humidity should remain around 50%. You can buy a spray bottle at a dollar store and spray their habitat frequently to ensure they have a moist environment.

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Fun In The Jungle

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God made so many different animals for us for discover! Here are a few fun facts about jungle animals.

Did you know that poison dart frogs (also called poison arrow frogs because Native American tribes used to put their poison on their arrows) get their poison from the food they eat?  So, if you take them out of the jungle and give them different food, they aren’t poisonous.

Poison dart frog

Siamese fighting fish only show their colors when fighting. Males are brighter than females. After the female lays her eggs, she is chased away by the male because she may eat the eggs due to hunger.

Siamese fighting fish

Newborn emerald tree boas are bright red or orange when they hatch and turn green in about a year. Cool right?

emerald tree boas

The bengal tiger is the biggest cat in the cat family. Tigers attack from behind, so if you  go to the jungle, wear a mask on the back of your head.

Bengal tiger

The sun bear is known to attack with out being provoked. They got their name from the yellow markings around their face and chest. They actually don’t like the sun at all, and are nocturnal. The sense of smell is the sun bear’s sharpest sense.

Sun Bear

The leopard ‘s night vision may be six times better than humans. It is endangered, along with many other animals. Please pray for these animals and try to help them.

Leopard

Did you know that macaws eat clay? People think they need the sodium found in clay. They dig in the ground for clay with their hooked bills. The blue and yellow macaw has a special throat pouch that helps him carry extra food. Isn’t God nice to create so many cool animals?

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The Right Response – To Kill or Not to Kill.

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On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, a cougar was spotted in Whiteside County in rural Illinois.

A farmer was the first to spot this wonderful creation. The farmer locked up all his farm animals and called the authorities. An officer arrived, and the farmer asked for the beautiful animal to be killed.

Cougar shot instead of taking care of itAfter talking with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and wildlife personnel and talking with the farmer’s wife, the official decided to kill the animal, and shot it with a gun.

Why do it this way?

Why not realize it’s a living creature?

No where in the article does it say the cougar was attacking. God made that cougar just like He made us. In the Bible, Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That means He made the cougar too.

Don’t you think that there could have been a much better response?

I do; maybe they could have lured him into a cage and relocated him into the wild or given him into the care of a zoo or wildlife refuge.

There are other things they could have done to God’s beautiful creation, aren’t there?

Can you think of some other options? I hope you agree with me. Thank you.

So let the cougars run wild and free.

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Dog Basics

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Dogs are nice to have, but before you get a dog, think.  Do you have enough room?  If you have other pets or children how will they feel to a dog? Will you have enough time to care for you dog?  What about vet bills?  You have to take dogs on a walk at least twice a day, so does that fit into your schedule?

Also consider if anyone is allergic to the dog.  If so, then maybe you should get a hypo-allergenic dog like a multi- poo or a poodle.  Terriers are also breeds that are usually hypo-allergenic.  People who have dogs are typically healthier than people who don’t, and even tend to have less allergies.

Angry DogsSome dogs bite, so ask one of the workers at the pet shop or shelter to tell you about the dog you might get.

If you meet a dog ask the owner about it.  If it’s a stray, talk to your parents about it.  Also, always ask your parents before bringing in a stray.

Chocolate, grapes, and raisins can be bad for dogs, so don’t feed them to your dog.  A sudden change in diet can negatively affect your puppy’s digestion.  You need two dishes; one for your dog’s food and one for your dog’s water.

HD-jacko-lantern-puppy-wallpaper WinnerDogs need room to run around, so be sure to get your dog plenty of exercise.

When you get a puppydog you might want to think about dog training if your puppydog isn’t trained yet.

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Cat Basics

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Cats have eyes that help them see in the dark, which also makes their eyes glow in the dark sometimes.

Cats do not like to get dirty.  They clean themselves by licking their paws, then rubbing their body.

You need to feed cats meat every single day.

Never strike a kitten.  You may not mean it to be hard, but you could really hurt the kitten.

Most kittens are nice and like to be petted, but always make sure to ask the owner about the cat. If it’s a stray, then talk to your parents about it.

About cats

Cats are nice pets and like to pounce on things. Just a  strand of yarn held up could make a great toy if it’s moved.

You always need a litter box for each of your cats.

Kittens are born with their eyes closed tightly.  When the kittens open their eyes, you need to sit behind them and clap your hands.  If they jump a little, they are not deaf.  Then you put your hand in front of the kittens face, and if it blinks, it’s not blind.

The mother cat might get a little annoyed if you try to touch her kittens.

Try to give your cat as much room as you can.

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