Sunday, March 29, 2015

Is it a collar or is it a leash.

Guess what. This great product is both. I love the fact that it slides right on and you are ready to go really fast. My mama love how soft it is in her hand.

The London Quick Walker is an European style leash. It works like a slip collar too. My mama told me that it reminds her of a show leash. So when I have this on not only does it feel like I am wearing nothing at all it also feels like I am prancing around the ring at the Westminster Dog show, and that I am the Best In Show.

Even though this is very light weight it gives you human total control of walking you. That means you will get more walks.

The nylon is very tightly woven and all connections are a very light shade leather. That makes this set very stylish,

With lots of colors to choose form 15 to be exact in the size that we received I'm sure you will find a color that you just love.

This leash is 6 foot long and 3/8ths of an inch around.

I don't know how they knew it but they picked my mamas all time favorite color for the leash we sent. That get's them extra kisses and tail wags.


With a leash and collar like this you will be able to use it for any dog any size any time.









http://hamiltonproducts.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-London-Quick-Collar-Confetti/sim/B0006G4W2A/2

Leapin Livers

I have some very tummy yummy training treats to bark about, Stewart Pro-Treat.
These pawsome treats are Guaranteed yummy and boy are they ever., My tail just can't stop wagging. I think if I keep it up I'll create a wind storm. BOL.

I love the fact the bits of treats are tiny because that means that you can con your person out of extras. USE THE POWER OF THE PUPPY EYES. The fact they are small also means that you can get a treat and then get right back to your training and who doesn't love learning more and more.

These little buckets pack such a wollop. They seal nice and tight to help keep your treats fresh with out the use of yucky additives or preservatives which means you get 100% real USDA inspected liver. What I can't believe is that the bucket I got hold's 3 ounces of yummyness but it started out as about 12 ounces before they worked their magic. Did you know that there are up to 100 bits of luscious livery goodness in this tub?

I also love the fact that it is made from US meat and that the treats are made in the US. That means there's less chance of getting sick from those yucky Chinese made treats. That makes me very happy because I would hate for me or any of my friends to get sick from something our person gave us for being good dogs.


These treats have been around for a while more that 40 years. WOW!!! That's a lot of liver that has gone into these Veterinarian developed professional trainer used and recommended goodies.I would do anything what so ever for this treat. My mama likes to say I almost take her hand off over them.

If I'm lucky this bucket will be really magical and never run out of treats. But if it does that's ok. See they have 7 great flavors that I just can't wait to try.

Duck, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, and Bison. As well as the Turkey that I got to taste.  I also love the fact that this treat is made fro 100% raw liver. You see this helps make the treats taste even better.

I think that you need to grab your leash and drag your human down to your local petstore and stock up . It's well worth the money.









Available In:
1.5 oz Tub – Chicken
2 oz Resealable Pouch – Beef
2 oz Tub – Beef or Pork
3 oz Tub – Chicken, Turkey, Bison, Duck and Lamb
4 oz Tub – Beef or Pork
4 oz Resealable Pouch – Beef
11.5 oz Tub – Chicken
12 oz Tub – Beef or Pork
14 oz Tub – Beef
17.5 oz Tub – Beef
21 oz Tub – Beef
.45 oz Trial Size Tubs – Beef





www.stewartpet.com

https://miraclecorp.com/


http://hamiltonproducts.com/

Halti Haven

The Halti Optifit head collar is wonderful. It is guaranteed to stop  you pulling, while not hurting at all and keeping you and your person very safe. This was created by Dr. Roger Mugford, this collar works sourt of like a horse halter. Where your head goes your body must follow. . It makes it easier for someone small or disabled to control strong dogs, or even several dogs at once. While I don't pull my mama says that this collar gives her better feedback so that she can be safer. The collar is also helpful in managing jumping and lunging not that I need that but some of you out there aren't as well behaved as I am. 


The high quality head collar has an special fit feature that hugs all the curves of your face. I love the face that it's padded on they nose so that it feels amazing.






 This collar will not rise up into your eyes and with a sliding lock it can be custom don to fit just you. It doesnt matter if you are a boxer with a short nose or a greyhound with a long nose, a yorkie with a tiny nose or a great dane with a huge one this collar can be adjusted to fit you. I love the side straps that are reflective for added safety for night time walks. With this you can open your mouth to bark, kiss, eat, drink, or even play. 





Did you know that even the Queen of England uses this for her special dogs? Her Corgis get to wear this and so do I so that makes me feel even more like royalty.

I love that this head collar comes with a DVD that will help you be able to use this in no time.

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http://companyofanimals.co.uk/product/halti-optifit

Sometimes even good dogs need help.

Hello everyone  I got this muzzle that I need to tell you about. It's called Baskerville Ultra. These are some of the great features of this muzzle.

  • Designed by Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Roger Mugford, to be the most secure and comfortable muzzle available.
  • Tough yet soft! The Baskerville Ultra Muzzle is extremely tough and durable, yet flexible and soft to touch.
  • Secure Fit: The muzzle strap has a loop at the bottom so that you can thread your dog’s regular collar though it and an optional and removable over-the-head safety strap which ensures that even a canine Houdini cannot remove it! The muzzle's neck strap has a durable metal buckle with pre-holed webbing.
  • Padded: Neoprene padding on the straps for comfort.
  • Pant, drink, eat treats!: Your dog can pant, drink and even be fed treats through the Ultra Baskerville Dog Muzzle. We love how easy it is to reward dogs during training because of the wide holes which also allow for maximum ventilation to prevent your dog from overheating.

This muzzle is really great because it helps keep you from biting and licking at sores or at where you have surgery. That helps keep you safe because you can get healed up and you won't get an icky infection. 

Or if something bad happens and you get hit by a car and you are in a lot of pain even a good dog may bite. This way you and the people you love can both be safe.

The following bit of information was taken from the ASPCA website.


Why Should Your Dog Learn to Wear a Muzzle?
If you teach your dog to accept one, a muzzle can be an effective, humane tool for managing your dog’s behavior. For most situations, we recommend a basket muzzle. Although a dog wearing this kind of muzzle looks more frightening than a dog wearing a snug-fitting nylon muzzle, the basket style is safer because it allows the dog to pant (which is how dogs regulate their body temperature) and to drink water. 

How to Train Your Dog to Wear His Muzzle
Before you begin muzzle training, identify several treats that your dog really enjoys. Ideally, training treats should be soft so that you can break them into small cubes and they won’t crumble. Dogs can eat soft treats quickly, without having to stop and chew or lick crumbs up off the floor, so these treats make for faster, easier training.
Step One: Introduce the Clicker
What is a clicker? A clicker is a small, handheld plastic box with a metal tongue that you depress to make a “click-click” sound. Many trainers use the clicker as a tool to teach dogs new skills. You can find clickers at most major pet stores.
It’s not critical that you use one to teach your dog to wear a muzzle, but you need some way to immediately tell your dog that he has done the correct behavior. The clicker is ideal because it makes a unique, consistent sound.
How the clicker works First, a trainer teaches a dog that every time he hears the clicking sound, he gets a treat. (We’ll explain how to do that below.) When the dog learns that the sound is always followed by treats, the trainer can use it to mark the moment that the dog does something good. For example, if the trainer wants to teach the dog to sit, she’ll click the instant that the dog’s rump hits the floor, and then she’ll deliver a goodie. With repetition, the dog will learn that it’s the act of sitting that earns tasty treats. Through the clicker, which tells the dog exactly what he’s doing right, the trainer can communicate very precisely with the dog and speed up the training process. For more information about how to use a clicker, please see our article, Clicker Training Your Pet.
Getting started It’s easy to introduce the clicker to your dog. Spend 30 minutes or so teaching him that the sound of the click means “Treat!”
1. Put a leash on your dog and place the end of it under your foot. Sit and watch TV or read a book. Have a container of treats within reach.
2. Place one treat in your hand and the clicker in the other (or, if you’re talented, you can put both in the same hand). If your dog turns to you and tries to get the treat, close your hand around the treat and wait until your dog stops trying (pawing, sniffing, mouthing, barking, etc.). You don’t want to inadvertently reward him for an annoying behavior.
3. As soon as your dog stops attempting to get the treat you’re holding, click once and immediately open your hand to offer the treat. Your dog may or may not be looking, so move the treat toward his nose. Place another treat in your hand and resume watching TV or reading. Ignore your dog.
4. Three to five minutes later, click again and offer another treat. (It doesn’t really matter what your dog is doing at this point, but it’s a good idea to wait until he’s not doing something obnoxious like trying to get the treat from your hand.)
5. Continue to repeat the click-treat sequence every three to five minutes. Make sure you vary the time, so that your dog doesn’t know exactly when the next click is coming. Eventually, he’ll start to jerk his head around toward you when he hears the click—which will mean that he understands that the sound of the clicker means a treat is coming his way.
You can choose to use a word, like “Yes!” if you don’t want to use a clicker, but you’ll still need to teach your dog what the word means using the steps above. Just replace the sound of the click with the word “Yes!” Make your enunciation of the word distinctive so that it stands out from your general conversation.
Step Two: Introduce the Muzzle
Hold a treat and the clicker in one hand and the muzzle in the other. (This may feel awkward at first, but with practice, it’ll get easier.) Have your dog stand or sit in front of you.
1. Hold the muzzle toward your dog.
2. Let him sniff it. The instant he does, click and offer a treat.
3. Pull the muzzle back toward your body, away from your dog.
If your dog doesn’t try to sniff the muzzle when you extend it to him, show him that you’re rubbing a bit of the treat on it. Then extend it toward him again. It will smell delicious, so he’ll probably sniff it. Follow the steps above, and then continue with the steps below:
4. Wait 20 to 60 seconds and then present the muzzle again. Click and treat when your dog sniffs it.
5. Repeat until your dog is reliably reaching toward the muzzle with his nose.
Step Three: Teach Your Dog to Put His Nose in the Muzzle
Now you’re going to change the rules a little. First, you’ll require your dog to touch the muzzle with his nose. Then you’ll change the rules again and ask him to start putting his nose into the muzzle.
1. Hold the muzzle toward your dog.
2. Wait until he reaches toward the muzzle and actually touches it with his nose.
3. Click and treat.
4. Repeat these three steps about 10 times—or until your dog readily pokes the muzzle with his nose every time you hold it out toward him.
5. Next, when your dog touches the muzzle with his nose, refrain from clicking and hold the muzzle still. He will probably push it with his nose. When he does, click and treat.
6. Click and treat for pushing the muzzle about five times.
7. Now comes the tricky part. Hold the muzzle toward your dog. Watch carefully as he reaches toward it and shift it slightly so his nose goes part-way into the muzzle. Click right when your dog’s nose is in the muzzle.
8. Repeat this a few times until you don’t have to adjust the positioning of the muzzle. See if your dog can figure out that he needs to put his nose into the muzzle himself.
9. Once he gets the idea, ask him to extend his nose a little farther into the muzzle each time. When you click, he will naturally pull his nose out in order to receive the treat. That’s exactly what you want.
Step Four: Teach Your Dog to Keep His Nose in the Muzzle
Once your dog is sticking his nose all the way into the muzzle, teach him to hold his nose in there. Delay the click for just a millisecond or two. Then click and treat. If your dog pulls his nose out before you click, just refrain from clicking and treating. Hold the muzzle toward him again and wait for him to hold his nose in it for just an instant. (It really should just be a millisecond or two in the beginning.) Over many repetitions, gradually ask your dog to hold his nose in the muzzle for longer until you get up to about 10 seconds.
Step Five: Strapping on the Muzzle
The next step is to teach your dog to hold his nose in the muzzle while you strap it on. Hold the clicker in one hand and the muzzle in the other. Put the treats somewhere next to you, like on a shelf or table, where you can reach them but your dog cannot.
1. While your dog is holding his nose in the muzzle, use the hand that’s holding the clicker to take hold of one of the neck straps. Click, let go and treat. Repeat a few times.
2. During subsequent repetitions, gradually delay the click and treat until after you take the strap and hold it up behind your dog’s ears, as though you are about to buckle or snap on the muzzle.
3. Repeat the same steps, from the beginning, with the other strap.
4. Now move both of the straps at the same time. Take one strap in each hand and lift them up, as though you are about to buckle, snap or hook the straps together. Click and treat.
5. Continue Step Five until your dog can stick his nose into the muzzle and hold it there while you fasten the neck straps behind his ears. Right after you fasten the straps, immediately click, unhook the straps and allow your dog to pull his nose out of the muzzle to get his treat.
Step Six: Teaching Your Dog to Wear the Muzzle for Longer Periods of Time
Now you’ll build up the length of time your dog wears the muzzle before you click, remove it and deliver a treat. It’s normal for your dog to fuss with the muzzle a little, but do your best to distract him and give him something else to do instead. Ask him to walk with you, let him sniff the ground, watch a bird, whatever interests him. You can also teach your dog to take treats that you pass through the side of the muzzle. (Long, skinny treats like Pup-peroni® or jerky treats work well.) If he tries to paw or rub the muzzle off, stop him. You can say something to get his attention, or you can physically stop him from trying to remove the muzzle. Refrain from scolding him, though. He’s just learning to wear the muzzle. He’s not doing anything wrong. When your dog is comfortable wearing the muzzle for one to two minutes, take him outside so that he has plenty of other things to do while it’s on. Go for a walk or play a game of chase. Now it’s just a matter of letting your dog gradually get used to wearing the muzzle for longer periods of time and in a variety of circumstances and locations.









Sometimes when we are in pain even a good dog will bite. This is something that you need for your first aid kit. 






This is not my video but it will show you the best way to put this on so that you can teach your parent.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Training time.

Hello everyone even though I know oh so many things. I still need to learn more things to help my mama. 

Something that can help me to learn those new things is a clicker. This clicker than I need to tell you about is called a Multi-Click. 

This one is great. I love that it has three sounds. LOUD, Middle, and soft.  This is really cool because it makes it easier to use it in hotels and stores. 

This is because at home I can use it loud or middle and then in public or hotels I can use it soft. 

I like that it is super easy for my mama to change the sounds and the button is easy to push.

I  told her to film herself pushing the switch to show you how easy it is and to show you how loud the sounds are.



I also love the packaging. It was super easy to open which is perfect for someone with pain in their fingers. 

Check out this video so you can see how easy this is for the clicking and the changing of the sounds. 


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The "clicker" is a small noisemaker that makes a distinctive "click" sound when the metal tab is pressed. The clicker is intended to tell your dog when he or she does something correctly. Once your person teaches you to associate the clicker with goodies, you will quickly learn that when you do as told and the human clicks, you will receive a goodie. This means that you will be a very important part of your education, instead of just being forced into place
  • Remember that the clicker is not the reward. The clicker is intended to mark which behavior is correct, not to reward a behavior. You get a treat after the sound because the treat is the reward.
  •  The clicker makes a very distinctive sound that you will easily recognize, and that humans will not use in casual conversation.

Then there's the target stick. This thing is fun to use. It helps your person show you where they want you to touch. I love this because the best way we have found to start 
training with that is to rub some peanut butter on the end. BOY Is that stuff tasty, 





Other than clickers themselves, target sticks are one of the most useful training tools on the market. With a target stick you can learn to move to particular locations, into cars, over jumps, retrieve objects by name, close doors, switch on/off lights, press buttons to open doors at the mall. 

I love the fact this can shrink down and that it has a clip on the side so that your person can put it on their shirt. This makes it so easy to take it with you.

I learned how to use it in no time. 




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I also got an awesome whistle. Boy is that think loud. I love it because I can hear it from all the way on the other side of the house and that sends me running. I learned really fast that it means to COME HERE RIGHT NOW.



This whistle is heavy weight and and super strong. Plus there's the fact it is on a nice chain you can wear around your neck so you cant loose the whistle. I love the cover on the mouth piece that way dust wont get in the whistle and make it not work as good or taste nasty. I really love this thing because it's so nice and helps make me a better dog. 
There is an adjustable pin on the back so that you can change the pitch and tone of the whistle. This whistle is the best of both worlds it grabs your attention much better than just a human voice ever can and that makes it easier to learn and to stay safe. That paired with the chain, the cover, the tone control, and the high quality and you cant go wrong. 






http://companyofanimals.co.uk/product/clix-professional-whistle

Thinks for the treats

This food maze is oh so much fun and is super simple to use. You have your parent toss some kibbles or treats. Then you have to lick lick lick them out. I like that you have to use brain power to get the goodies.




This one is a bit easier than the Dog Magic but it's still tricky. Those little twists and turns  like to try and take your food. This puzzle is called the Buster Maze. I think it should be called the Boredom Buster. This thing makes my tongue go round and round chasing the food.








This bowl is easy to fill, easy to use and easy to clean. I think it's fun chasing the food around it make me a mighty hunter.



http://www.amazon.com/Buster-BDM-Dog-Maze/dp/B005QJXSHC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427529853&sr=8-1&keywords=buster+dog+maze


http://www.kruuse.com/en/ecom/New_INT/prod_274166.aspx



http://companyofanimals.co.uk/




Slow down and taste the kibble.



I used to gobble my food in a hurry never really tasting it. But this bowl has changed everything allowing me to see just how yummy my food really is. You see all the little bumps and curves in this bowl. Well that makes eating an adventure.

I received two of these which is great because it will allow me to take one to my grandparents house to leave there. This is called the Green Slow Feed Bowl. It's from Northmate.


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I call it pure torture because it really makes me work for every single piece of kibble. I don't really think that it's fair but my mama said it will help prevent me from getting something called bloat. You see bloat is deadly, and I'm not ready to go wait at the rainbow bridge so I think I'll keep using this bowl.








This is a bit of information on bloat.


Bloat is a very serious health risk for many dogs, yet many dog owners know very little about it. According to the links below, it is the second leading killer of dogs, after cancer.  It is frequently reported that deep-chested dogs, such as German Shepherds, Great Danes, and Dobermans are particularly at risk. 
Bloating of the stomach is often related to swallowed air (although food and fluid can also be present).  It usually happens when there's an abnormal accumulation of air, fluid, and/or foam in the stomach ("gastric dilatation").    Stress can be a significant contributing factor also.  Bloat can occur with or without "volvulus" (twisting).  As the stomach swells, it may rotate 90° to 360°, twisting between its fixed attachments at the esophagus (food tube) and at the duodenum (the upper intestine).  The twisting stomach traps air, food, and water in the stomach.  The bloated stomach obstructs veins in the abdomen, leading to low blood pressure, shock, and damage to internal organs.  The combined effect can quickly kill a dog.

www.companyofanimals.co.uk

http://northmate.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Green-101027-Northmate-Interactive-Feeder/dp/B009CKHXYU