Category Archives: Pet Projects

How to Crate Train Your Dog
If you are on the fence on whether or not you should crate train your dog, here are some beneficial reasons why crate training can be good for you and your pet. (more…)

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3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Door from Dog Scratches

A dog will alert you when he wants to go outside and, as you probably know, that will happen several times per day…all day long (and usually at the most inconvenient times). Some dogs will simply bark to alert you, while others will scratch on the door until you let them out. Whether your dog is a barker or a scratcher, chances are pretty good that your door has the distinctive markings of a dog living in the house. Replacing a door can be expensive and touching up paint can become tiring – here are 3 simple and inexpensive solutions that will help you protect your door from the wear and tear of your 4-legged friend. (more…)

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How to Crate Train Your Dog
Learning how to crate train your dog could be one of the best things you do for your dog, yourself, and your house. Even though each dog has his own unique personality, the crate training process will typically be the same for each dog – you may need to make some changes for your dog’s specific situation. Here are some easy-to-follow steps on how to crate train your dog. (more…)

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How to Choose a Dog Crate
After you’ve decided you’re going to crate train your dog, you’re ready to select the dog crate that you’re going to use. Whether you’re using your dog crate inside or outside the house, here are some tips on how to select the right one for you and your pet. (more…)

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How to Choose a Dog Gate
With so many dog gates on the market, it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you – like which gate to use for large pets, which gate works best in an apartment or which gate to choose when you have both a large and small pet living in the house, etc. Here are some tips to help you choose the right pet gate. (more…)

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Puppy Potty Training Ollie

My springer spaniel Ollie is now 10 years old and he’s still as rambunctious as ever. When Ollie was a puppy I lived in an apartment and worked long hours at my job (not the ideal situation when getting a puppy, I know). I took Ollie on long walks every morning and every evening to try and wear him out and so he could take care of his business. (more…)

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How to Puppy Proof Your Home

Simple Steps to Getting Your Home Ready for Your New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is much like bringing an infant into your home for the first time. A new atmosphere for your new puppy will not only be intriguing and spark interest, it can also be damaging and harmful to his health and the condition of your home. Check out some of the latest tips and tools you can use to ensure that you and your house are ready when you’re bringing home a puppy for the first time. (more…)

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Puppy Potty Training

Simple Steps to Potty Training Your Dog the Right Way

You’ve just recently brought home the newest addition to your family – that spunky, adorable little puppy that just loves to run around and play all day long. After reading through How to Puppy Proof Your Home, you’ve probably taken all the necessary steps to keep your puppy safe and prepare your home for his arrival. Now it’s time for the hardest task of all: Puppy potty training. (more…)

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