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Potty Train Your Puppy

Having a pet is a responsibility that every family who brings in a puppy must understand. Yes, a puppy can be all cute and fluffy but it is like a baby that you have to train while young.

 

Puppies need to be trained as early as 5-7 weeks old so they can differentiate what is bad from what is good when it comes to urinating and defecating inside your home. There should be a clear boundary when these puppies are honed to relieve their natural instinct outside the house by properly training them.

 

Take note of the natural ability of a young puppy to hold its bladder. A very young puppy will only have a certain threshold and they will urinate when they want to. During the 5-7 weeks, it will be a common occurrence to have “accidents”  in their pen. So, you can start introducing them to puppy training pads.

Puppy Training Pads 100 ct (23″ x 24″)

Puppy Training Pads 100 ct (23

These training pads is a good way to introduce your puppies to potty training.

 

Puppy Training Pads 100 ct (23″ x 24″) – $25.95 (21% off), 9.10 shipping – Available at KV Supply


Hot Pants Dog Panties, Small, 10 Inches, Black

Hot Pants Dog Panties, Small, 10 Inches, Black

You must be constant with your potty training and be gentle to them so they do not develop the “fear” but only understand that it is not good to relieve inside the house.

Another thing to train to them is when they are a bit older like around 16 weeks. By this time, the puppies are able to hold their bladder so you can actually let them out of the house to run to the yard and find their perfect spot in the corner to urinate and poop.

As you go along these routine regularly, the puppies will start to associate going outside after meals or at certain period of the day as relieving time and by then, they should be house trained.

 

As a perfect gift to these cute puppies who are now able to go outside and do their thing is this cute doggie panties.  Cute!

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Grooming Time For Millie

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The weather has let up and it’s not as cold as it was the previous days so it’s time for our “stinkerella” Millie to go to the groomers for her regular grooming session.

I gave her a bath 2 weeks ago at home but her coat is already bushy and long and needs to be properly trimmed, shampooed and blow-dried by the professionals. She looks like a walking rectangular box already with 4 legs!

I normally don’t give her bath every week because of her sensitive skin. I only brush her regularly. However, every other month, I take her to the groomers except this winter time has been a bit weird and our Millie had to wear her doggie shirt to keep warm even with her thick coat already. Since the weather is okay and we’re back to using the air condition unit on, that means, it’s warmer and more so, Millie will be feeling more hot that her humans.

So, stinkerella Millie is ready for her grooming time!

How about you, how often do you take your lovely pooch for a professional grooming?

An Old Dog’s Poem

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I read this poem from the web and don’t know who to give credit for this wonderfully written poem about an aged dog in the shelter and being given a new lease in life. It is close to home base as it pulls my heart string because I also have a dog. Her name is Millie. I adopted her from a family who could not take her back to the UK.

I was not even the first in the list for those who wanted to take Millie. But as luck would have it (but I credit it to fate and God’s providence), the previous owners of Millie called me to say the rest backed out and asked if I still want Millie. That phone call sealed the deal for me and Millie. She is ours.

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Millie is also an old dog now. I reckon, she is around 9 or 10 already and her features are slowly showing those sign but I still pray that we’ll have her for many, many years more because she is already a part of the family and she’s already won our hearts 1 million times over.

This poem is very beautiful. If all shelter dogs can talk and share what they feel for being adopted and being given a second chance in life, I am sure this is what they will say:

One by One, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can’t run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?

My family decided I didn’t belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can’t justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the gray, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.

We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.

I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Such a lovely poem, right? So if you want to have a pet, please try not to buy. Visit a shelter for dogs and check out the number of lovely poochies you may be able to save there. Give them a new hope. Give them a home they can live in forever. More so, let them feel love whether they are young or old.

A dog’s love is unconditional. Aside from God, I can’t think of anyone else who can love me unconditionally despite of my imperfections than my Millie.

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Heated Dog Bed for Millie

Ever since I adopted Millie from her previous owners, I never actually changed her doggie bed. It is still the same doggie bed she had while she was with her previous owners. I thought if I threw or change it, she would have a hard time adjusting to us so I decided to keep it.

Her doggie bed is not in good shape anymore and I am thinking of replacing it with a heated dog bed since our aircond unit is cold and the season is changing.

I always catch Millie sleeping under the bed or near the window where it is a bit warm. I have kept small comforter and blanket on her existing bed so that she could snuggle but I think it wasn’t working for her. It’s high time we change her bed.

Do Not Leave Your Pets Inside The Vehicle

I will repeat myself, over and over again until irresponsible pet owners realise that their beloved four-legged pals must not be left alone inside the car, especially this summer. The temperature can go high during mid-day and a closed vehicle is like an oven. Your pets will get fried! Don’t do that!

I attached this picture I have seen from metapicture.com. It is a considerate way to care for your pet while you have to run errands. Although, the picture is cute;I am still not comfortable with the idea of leaving your precious pet unattended and exposed to the harsh elements. Then again, this is only okay if you have a pick-up truck. What if you don’t?

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So, if you have to run an errand and there is no one to watch over your pet, maybe you can leave him/her to a pet sitter or ask a neighbor to watch until you get back. I think, that is the best thing to do under the circumstances.

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