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What is meant by a dog being ‘crate trained”?

Question by Buju’s-baby!: What is meant by a dog being ‘crate trained”?
It sounds disgusting! Do you keep them in a crate?
I have never heard of this in Australia. I have a 7 year old German Shepherd who has never been in a crate in her life. We had no trouble house training her, and she is never on her own. If I can’t take her with me I don’t go. It might sound ridiculous but I love her to bits. But to put her in a crate so she knows it’s “her space” – I don’t think so. The whole house is her space.
Seems to me that I’m not alone here in Australia in not having heard about this. I guess it is an American thing. It seems a bit drastic to me.

Best answer:

Answer by paintedrain2
There are wire kennels that the dog is kept in, while the owner is away from home, or during the nighttime to prevent accidents in the home. It’s mainly used, during house training. The dog is kept in the crate for short periods of time, never long periods of time.

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Saying Happy Easter to the Spoiled Canine is Easy with Our Easter Dog Gift Baskets

Saying Happy Easter to the Spoiled Canine is Easy with Our Easter Dog Gift Baskets










Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 10, 2011

What pet wouldn’t want to be included in the Easter Holiday celebrations? Don’t let family’s best friend be left out of the festivities. Hide the treats and let the dog find them. Hopefully they won’t find the eggs.

Caraway Gift Baskets has developed a few gift baskets for your canine this Easter, as most dog owner’s know, chocolate can easily poisoned a canine by consuming this delectable treat. Why is chocolate bad for dogs? Chocolate contains theobromine which is a stimulant that can be found in cocoa plants.

Canine Gift Baskets delicacy’s contains all natural Easter dog treats. Hand decorated gourmet bakery biscuits, gourmutt biskets in pillow box, therapy chicken & rice dog treats, freeze dried ice cream and a box of our very own cassidy’s gourmet bisket mix for treats that can’t be beat warm out of the oven, and many more goodies for the furry friends. Spoil that lucky dog this Easter with his very own doggie Easter Gift Basket filled with goodies just for him.

Don’t forget the invention of our Pet & Owner Combo Gifts. Caraway Gift Baskets has a wide assortment of gift items.Our gifts are unmatched in presentation and quality Gift Baskets for Dog and Dog Lover, for Cat and Cat Lover where there are gourmet items for both the pet and the pet lover inside.

Caraway Gift Baskets large selection of gift baskets for humans perfect for almost any gifting occasion.Choose a gift from items such as a specifically designed birthday gift basket, fresh cut flowers or a gourmet gift basket that is versatile for multiple occasions. No matter which gift is selected. Caraway Gift Baskets can be certain that it is as fresh as possible because they are made after the order is placed.

All our gifts include a handwritten gift message attached directly on the gift, much more personal, warm and friendly.

Tell the guests not to feed the dog holiday foods, such as chocolate and fatty or sugary foods. Keep pet treats around for your guests to give them instead.

From the Staff of Caraway Gift Baskets

http://carawaygiftbaskets.com

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DIY Dog Potty

Can’t let your dog out during the day? I have expanded on an already excellent idea! The Pet Loo is great but too small for my dogs. I super sized it and now they use it on my deck!
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Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog Spotlights America?s Most Talented Pups During “Who Let The Dogs Out”

Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog Spotlights America’s Most Talented Pups During “Who Let The Dogs Out”










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

TV will never be the same after the world-famous Tillman the skateboarding/snowboarding/surfing bulldog hits the air with his high flying, cross country adventures during Animal Planet’s new “Who Let the Dogs Out” television series. Petco and Natural Balance Pet Foods gather a troop of superstar dogs and some wacky trainers for a national open casting call tour and competition in search of America’s most talented pups, with camera crew in tow. The 10-part, half-hour series debuts on Saturday, February 18, 2012 on Animal Planet at 10 a.m. Featuring the epic antics of America’s favorite daredevil-dog, Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog, this sure-fire hit will delight animal lovers and extreme sports’ fans of all ages.

Along with bulldog pals Rose, Sully and puppy Wally, as well as the inimitable internet sensation ‘Norman the scooter dog’, the canine celebs hit the sights in their rock-star style tour bus. During the ten episodes, these social media and blogosphere darlings search out new talented dogs, visit some of America’s great towns, and spread their absurdly cute talents coast to coast.

Tillman, the Guinness Record® holder for “world’s fastest skateboarding bulldog” has over 30 million YouTube hits, and has already made hundreds of TV appearances, including as the star of four consecutive Rose Parade Floats that rank among the most popular in the Parade’s history.

Tillman has recruited a colorful cast to travel the country in search of talented pooches. It’s a quest to find the most spectacular…high-flying…incredible dogs. At the end of their journey, Tillman and the gang will select one lucky mutt to become a team member of the world’s premiere dog food, Natural Balance.

Join him and his four-legged friends each week for a dog’s eye view of America, with plenty of laughs and extreme doggy sports as they meet other talented pets across America. Tillman’s cross-country- trek includes helping animals in need, from feeding shelter pets, promoting animal adoptions at Petco stores, and fund raising for non-profit guide dog organizations.

About Natural Balance Pet Foods

Since 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods. Today Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has grown into an international company providing pet foods throughout the United States, Canada, The Pacific Rim and Europe. The Natural Balance product line consists of more than 50 dog and cat food varieties, including: Ultra Premium dry & canned formulas for all life stages of dogs & cats, as well as new grain-free additions to the L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® collection for dogs & cats. Natural Balance also makes Dog Food Rolls in four varieties: Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Duck & Potato. Also specializing in Tillman’s Training Tips® and Healthy Bones® treats for dogs. Natural Balance also has Zoological Formulas made especially for lions, tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, snakes and carnivorous birds. Natural Balance is headquartered in Pacoima, CA and is available at PETCO and local independent pet stores. More information is available at http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

About Petco

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,100 stores nationwide, including more than 30 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and http://www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $ 90 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 7,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 250,000 animals through in-store adoption events every year.

ABOUT ANIMAL PLANET

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets http://www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

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Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog Spotlights America?s Most Talented Pups During “Who Let The Dogs Out”

Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog Spotlights America’s Most Talented Pups During “Who Let The Dogs Out”










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

TV will never be the same after the world-famous Tillman the skateboarding/snowboarding/surfing bulldog hits the air with his high flying, cross country adventures during Animal Planet’s new “Who Let the Dogs Out” television series. Petco and Natural Balance Pet Foods gather a troop of superstar dogs and some wacky trainers for a national open casting call tour and competition in search of America’s most talented pups, with camera crew in tow. The 10-part, half-hour series debuts on Saturday, February 18, 2012 on Animal Planet at 10 a.m. Featuring the epic antics of America’s favorite daredevil-dog, Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog, this sure-fire hit will delight animal lovers and extreme sports’ fans of all ages.

Along with bulldog pals Rose, Sully and puppy Wally, as well as the inimitable internet sensation ‘Norman the scooter dog’, the canine celebs hit the sights in their rock-star style tour bus. During the ten episodes, these social media and blogosphere darlings search out new talented dogs, visit some of America’s great towns, and spread their absurdly cute talents coast to coast.

Tillman, the Guinness Record® holder for “world’s fastest skateboarding bulldog” has over 30 million YouTube hits, and has already made hundreds of TV appearances, including as the star of four consecutive Rose Parade Floats that rank among the most popular in the Parade’s history.

Tillman has recruited a colorful cast to travel the country in search of talented pooches. It’s a quest to find the most spectacular…high-flying…incredible dogs. At the end of their journey, Tillman and the gang will select one lucky mutt to become a team member of the world’s premiere dog food, Natural Balance.

Join him and his four-legged friends each week for a dog’s eye view of America, with plenty of laughs and extreme doggy sports as they meet other talented pets across America. Tillman’s cross-country- trek includes helping animals in need, from feeding shelter pets, promoting animal adoptions at Petco stores, and fund raising for non-profit guide dog organizations.

About Natural Balance Pet Foods

Since 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods. Today Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has grown into an international company providing pet foods throughout the United States, Canada, The Pacific Rim and Europe. The Natural Balance product line consists of more than 50 dog and cat food varieties, including: Ultra Premium dry & canned formulas for all life stages of dogs & cats, as well as new grain-free additions to the L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® collection for dogs & cats. Natural Balance also makes Dog Food Rolls in four varieties: Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Duck & Potato. Also specializing in Tillman’s Training Tips® and Healthy Bones® treats for dogs. Natural Balance also has Zoological Formulas made especially for lions, tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, snakes and carnivorous birds. Natural Balance is headquartered in Pacoima, CA and is available at PETCO and local independent pet stores. More information is available at http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

About Petco

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,100 stores nationwide, including more than 30 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and http://www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $ 90 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 7,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 250,000 animals through in-store adoption events every year.

ABOUT ANIMAL PLANET

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets http://www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

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Why Your Dog Shouldn’t Travel in the Back of a Pick-up

We’ve all seen trucks flying down the highway with what appears to be a happy dog riding loose in the bed. Those dogs always look like they’re having fun, with their noses pointed into the wind and their hair flying out behind them. Unfortunately, those same dogs often end up terribly injured or dead because of their owner’s habits.

According to a study by the California state legislature, approximately 100,000 dogs are killed nationwide every year because they either fell or jumped out of the bed of a moving pickup truck. Numerous others are seriously injured. Besides the injuries to the animal, there is no reliable estimate on how much damage or how many serious motor vehicle accidents such incidents cause.

Your dog, regardless of size, is like a ball in the back of your pickup. Centrifugal force can send him careening from side to side as you take a corner, and he has no way to grip the bed of your truck or hold on to the sides. He is in imminent danger of falling out if he is not in a crate or cross-tied in the back.

It is also very easy for many dogs to become distracted by something they see on the side of the road and decide to jump out to investigate. Another dog, a person they know, even roadkill — all are reasons your dog might not see the danger of jumping out of a moving vehicle.

Eye injuries are also common, caused by flying bugs, pebbles thrown up by tires, and the everyday dust and dirt of the roadway.

Your dog is also at risk of exposure to the elements by riding in the back of an uncovered pickup. Hot, sunny days can cause your dog’s body temperature to become elevated, putting him in line for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. If your pickup bed is not insulated, the metal can become extremely hot and burn his paw pads.

In the reverse, you dog can suffer hypothermia and frostbite when riding in the back during cold weather. He has no way of protecting himself from chilly, wet winds, icy conditions, or rain.

Many local and state governments are now regulating how dogs can be carried in the back of pickup trucks. Texas and California, for example, now require all dogs riding in truck beds to be in crates or cross-tied to the truck unless the sides of the truck are at least 46 inches high. At that height, most dogs can’t jump or fall out.

Remember, even if crated or cross-tied, your dog is still at risk of death or injury if you are involved in an accident. The best way to prevent that happening is to purchase a canine seat belt online or at your local pet store and let him ride safely in the cab with you.

Just a couple of examples of Injuries sustained from riding in the back of a truck.  However, most dogs riding in the back of a truck do not survive a fall or being thrown out the the back of a pickup truck when braking quickly to avoid a road hazard to being hit by another vehicle.

Why is my dog so stupid?

Question by : Why is my dog so stupid?
I own a 85 lb AKC Golden Retriver. He is so energetic and annoying I really can’t stand him. He gets into everything, he never listens to anything, every chance he gets he flys out the front door. I just can’t stand him anymore. I know most of you are going to tell me the obvious, “he needs exercise, and obedience classes” I’ve tried since the day he was a puppy to teach him to fetch sticks and swim at the lake but he won’t do it. He would rather chase and terrorize the people that go there. I’ve even tried obedience classes but he pulled me off my feet and attacked a dog that was participating. They told me I couldn’t come back. I don’t know what to do with him. And I’m not an idiot when it comes to dogs. I’ve successfully trained many dogs in my life, I’ve even competed in flyball competitions, but this dog is hell and I’m strongly considering finding a new home for him if he doesn’t stop. Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by Inquisitor
He might think he is the Alpha in the pack, that’s why he don’t listen. You’ll need to show him who’s boss. Never let him enter through a door before you. When you return home, let he come to you instead of you going to pet him. Feed her only after you’ve eaten your meal. Don’t let him sleep on your bed, etc….

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