Yes or No to Crate training?

Crate training


A lot of people say, “My puppy doesn’t like it. I do not want to put them in a cage.”

Sure it may feel like a cage to them at first, but the point of crate them is to make the dog have a designated personal space. The crate can also help with other things like potty training your puppy by teaching it to hold in its bussiness. Just make sure to take away their food and water 3-4 hours before they go in the crate, and to also wake up early to take them out to go potty.

Because puppies need to learn to hold their potty I do not suggest getting a product called the puppy apartment. The puppy apartment is essentially a crate that has a pee pad next to your puppies bed but is still in their crate. It is crate that has a bed and potty in it.

I think it is a good idea for dogs with bladder problems, but not for puppies because they need to learn to hold it! Therefore if you give them a potty right next to the place they sleep they will never learn.

Also dogs do not like to potty in their bed or near it, that is why when they are in a confined crate (their bed) they will make more of an effort to hold it.

Professional trainers say to get a crate that is going to fit your dogs adult size, but then to get a divider that will suit their small puppy size.

Lastly I personally would not like my puppy to go pee or poo in their potty side and then to accidentally walk in it and go back to their bed side. That would end up in dirty laundry and more work.

Puppies may cry in their crate at first but that’s because they want to be with us. They are an animas that crave attention and companionship.

Eventually they will love the crate and you may even see them go in there during the day to sleep.

Tips:


Letting your puppy sleep in your bed is not a good idea. If they are a small puppy or maybe even a large one you could accidentally hurt them. Also they may pee in your bed.

Don’t get upset if they poo or pee in the crate they are still learning and just puppies. Eventually they will learn “this is my bed, not my potty space.”

Always use positive reinforcement and try to give them a treat as much as you can when they go potty outside or on their wee wee pad.

I think everyone with a puppy should consider crate training their puppy. Ultimately this will help your puppy in life a lot more than you think it will. Thanks for reading!

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Popular Dog Breeds: Maltipoo

About the Maltipoo 

Each bolded word below is a reason for why the Maltipoo is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason.


The Maltipoo is a popular dog breed because it is hypoallergenic, easy to train, and just adorable.

Hypoallergenic

If a member in your family has allergies a maltipoo is a dog that doesn’t shed. This designer dog breed doesn’t shed because both the poodle and maltese are hypoallergenic. Maltipoos unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Maltipoos have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the maltipoo. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed. IMG_7143.PNG.png

Easy to Train

Maltipoo are easy to train and very smart. Maltipoos get their intelligence from the poodle.

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And Just Adorable

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Isabella Female Maltipoo

I mean just look at that face what is not adorable about it?

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Isabella the Maltipoo

Isabella is a female maltipoo. I photograph Isabella a lot because she is my best friend’s dog. Isabella is a rescue adopted from a Flordian rescue. She is going to be 1 year old today!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Here are some photos I’ve taken of Isabella

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Follow this cutie on all of her adventures at

Isabella’s instagram: @Isabella32816

Isabella’s blog: maltipooofnyc.wordpress.com

Animal Post: Chick Cruelty Is Coming to An End

Photo from: http://media.photobucket.com

Because of serious and graphic (writing) content I suggest you not read this post unless you are 12 years or older.


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Good news for baby chicks!

Now you might want to know what the good news for baby chicks is. Well The Humane League approached United Egg Producers earlier last year with a request to work on eliminating the practice of chick culling; which is the process of killing newly hatched chicks (specifically males) for which the farming and meat industry have no use of; according to the United Egg Producers a group that represents 95% of all United States eggs says that male chicken culling will be eliminated in 2020.

There is really no explanation of why people should be allowed this in the first place. But here is why cruel people who do this think it’s ok. Which it’s obviously not. According the article the business logic (money making) behind chick culling is hard to get around. They say there’s no reason to keep the male chicks alive; they’re not useful for meat; and so on. Which I think is an extremely ridiculous and not a morally right statement. What I read about what they do to these poor chicks was horrifying. They use gassing and brutal killing machines to destroy poor baby chicks.

But thanks to “in­ovo egg sexing”; which is an amazing new technology that can determine the gender of the chicks before they can even develop inside their egg, this problem can be solved! This process enables egg producers to terminate the male eggs and potentially even use them to help make cell based vaccines or for even pet food. Obviously most humans would probably be grossed out by cooking/using fertilized eggs.

Here is a quick description of how the eggs can help create and improve vaccines. This production process begins with egg-­grown vaccine viruses per FDA regulations. Manufacturers mix the vaccine viruses with cultured mammalian cells and leave them to replicate for a few days. Then the virus­containing fluid is collected from the cells and the virus antigen is purified. The manufacturing process continues with purification and testing. Next, the manufacturers put doses into vials or syringes while waiting for FDA testing and approval to release.

Unilever, the food manufacturing giant that owns Hellman’s mayonnaise, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and other global brands was the first major corporation to take a stance about this nonsense in 2014. They did this declaring their intention to use in­ovo egg selection to avoid chick culling in hatcheries where their hens lay eggs.

“The Humane League executive director David Coman­Hidy stated that the UEP commitment “Will virtually eliminate this practice in the American egg industry. … It is clear that chick culling will soon be a thing of the past in the United States.”

If sharing my article made you want to be a vegetarian then, good for you. After reading sad stuff like this I sometimes wish I was a vegetarian too.

Sources

These links are NOT intended for kids to click on under the aged of 12. 

Even if you are an adult I suggest that you do not watch any videos on the sites. 

The Humane League-Blog – Blog Post 

Vox.com Article

Which one to choose: Purebred or Mutts?

When it comes to choosing if you want a purebred dog or a mutt there are pros and cons on both sides.

PUREBRED

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Huntress Female Manchester Terrier

Pros:

  • You know for sure what their breed is
  • You have a better chance of determining their size
  • You can know for sure if they are hypoallergenic or not

Cons:

  • Costs more money than mutts
  • You won’t have the fun of guessing their breed
  • If you don’t get a purebred from a shelter then you won’t be saving a dog’s life

If you want to pay less for a purebred dog then you might want to check out your local shelter. Did you know that 1/3 of dogs surrendered in shelters are purebreds?

MUTTS

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Cisco Male Lab Shepard Mix

 


Pros:

  • You can have fun guessing your dogs breed
  • You have saved a dog’s life if you adopted it
  • You have a mutt, the combination of many dog breeds, that is very unique

Cons:

  • You don’t know the dogs ancestry for sure
  • You probably don’t know the size your dog will be
  • You don’t know if you may end up being allergic to them or not

Thanks for reading!

 

40 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Get Their Paws On

We want your pet(s) to be as safe as possible! That’s why we create this blog post, to let you know that the following items, wether it’s food, cleaning products, or plants, can be dangerous to your pet. Even some foods that fine for us to eat can hurt your pets tummies. That’s why we disapprove of feeding your pet(s) table scraps. Not only does feeding your pet table scraps enforce negative behavior such as begging, but like we said before it can make your pet(s) tummies hurt. 

 

  • Sources ASPCA, Humane Society, and National Geographic
  1. Bleach
  2. Carpet Fresheners
  3. Carpet Shampoo
  4. Essential Oils
  5. Fabric Softener Sheets
  6. Febreze
  7. Grout
  8. Swiffer Wet Jet
  9. Toilet Cleaning Tablets
  10. Vinegar and Water
  11. Adderall
  12. Petroleum Jelly
  13. Aspirin, Baby Aspirin
  14. Avon Skin So Soft
  15. Bar Soap
  16. Face Wash
  17. Breath Fresheners
  18. Cigarettes and Nicotine Patches
  19. Grapeseed Oil
  20. Ibuprofen and Naproxen
  21. Kaopectate and Pepto Bismol
  22. Mosquito Repellent
  23. Pseudoephedrine (and other nasal decongestants)
  24. Sorbitol
  25. Topical Creams/Ointments
  26. Grapes
  27. Onions
  28. Macadamia Nuts
  29. Chocolate
  30. Coffe
  31. Citrus
  32. Coconut and Coconut Oil
  33. Raisins
  34. Garlic
  35. Chives
  36. Yeast dough
  37. Aloe Plant
  38. Mushroom
  39. Raw Eggs
  40. Persimmons

Thanks for reading!

-The Tween Dogist

 

It’s National Puppy Day!

Today March 23rd is National Puppy Day!

According to Dogtipper.com, National Puppy day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige.

National puppy day was created so that we could celebrate the adorable puppies in our lives.

National puppy day was also created to spread awareness to adopt a puppy from a shelter.

Adopt don’t shop!

50 ways to celebrate national puppy day http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/celebrate

 

 

 

What are the qualities of a perfect animal photo?

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As you know we love animals. We take photos of them to share our love for them. That’s why The Tween Dogist Instagram was created. We take photos of your pet(s) for memories that will last forever. Each moment caught on camera is a permanent memory, but just a instant of that memory.

That’s the main reason why we take photos of our pets. That’s this blog post was created to show you the qualities of a perfect pet photo.

Photo Quality


Quality is what matters most while taking the photo.

Make sure you photo is not blurry. If it’s blurry because that’s how it focuses then that’s fine. I suggest using a professional camera if you want it to be the best quality possible.

The Pet’s Body Positioning


It definitely matters what the pet’s body position is. If the pet was turned around that probably wouldn’t be the best photo possible, because you can’t see it’s facial expression. Facial expressions are important in photos because they show how that pet feels in that instant. So, if the pet was facing you then you can see how the pet feels in that instant, are they excited, are they a bit scared.

Get Down to Your Pet’s Level


If you get down to your pets level you will probably have a better photo than if you are standing and taking a photo them.

For example

This is a picture of Isabella while I’m standing

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And this is a photo of her when I’m at her level

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See, when you are at the dog’s level you get a better photo with more detail. It also doesn’t look like you are looking down at your pet.

Know the qualities of a perfect photo? Now you can learn how to take the perfect photo of your pet (I used a dog as an example) by reading this post “How to take the best dog photos.”

Thanks for reading

– @thetweendogist

 

 

Adopt Don’t Shop!

According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,

“Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.”

That’s why I have created a list of 6 reasons why you should adopt instead of shop.

You may think that all of the dogs in shelters are mutts but according to the MSPCA 1/3 of dogs in shelters are purebred.

6 reasons to adopt a pet:

  • You saved a dogs life by adopting it
  • You raise awareness to shelters by adopting from one
  • Pets at shelters are usually a lower cost than pets in pet shops
  • You are fighting puppy mills
    • According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,”If you buy a dog from a pet store,online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.”
  • You help an animal shelter open up a space for other homeless animals
    According to http://list25.com/25-reasons-to-adopt-and-not-shop/

“The role of animal shelters is to provide a shelter for homeless animals. This means that when you adopt an animal from one of these shelters, you help provide a home for that animal while at the same time opening up space for another homeless animal.”

  • A majority of “Pre-owned”dogs are already house trained
    • When you adopt a dog they are usually already house trained, which usually means no extra house training will be needed.

Interested in adopting a new fluffy friend?

A few shelter/rescues are listed below:

New York:

http://www.humanesociety.org

https://www.aspca.org

http://www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org

New Jersey:

http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/256/Woodbridge-Animal-Shelter-Pet-Adoption-C

http://bloomfieldshelter.com

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