When you train your puppy, clean up the first accident with a rag. Don't scold the puppy it will only confuse the puppy and associate fear with your action. Take the puppy and the soiled rag to a spot in your yard where you want the puppy to eliminate. Put the puppy next to the rag where it can pick up the scent and use the word "go potty". Leave the soiled rag on that spot in your yard. Go to that spot every time you take your puppy out and repeat the word "go potty". Always praise your puppy when it goes on or near the appropriate place in your yard.
If your dog repeatedly sniffs a mole or skin spot on your body, get tested for skin cancer!
Crate training - helps with house training and transportation. Do not use the crate as punishment and do not leave your dog in the crate too long. The puppy needs human interaction and exercise. When your dog has learned not to soil or
destroy household items, the crate can be used as a den or bedroom.
Reaching down or over any pet while it is eating is not a good idea, especially if you are a stranger to that pet.
Hands on - from nose to tail every day on your pet will help detect any health changes or problems before they become major.
Annual vaccinations for dogs and cats can be administered by the pet's owner. The vaccines are available at the local farm supply outlets, except rabies vaccine.
Pet owners, be sure you spay or neuter your pets. It is very important for the health, well-being and longevity of your pets.
A good way to keep cats off of your furniture. Put down aluminum foil where the cat jumps up on. They don't like the crinkling sound or feel and they will stay off.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area