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Shedding Off Those Extra Kilos With Daily Exercise

by Garima Singhal Pet obesity is on the rise. It is an nevitable result of overfeeding and low levels of physical exercise. Increased usage of canned and easily available packaged food is also a contributing factor for obesity in dogs. Pet obesity is increasingly taking a toll on the health of our pets. In USA, where pet insurance is common, insurers are citing claims of more than 60 million…

Keep Boredom at Bay with Mental Stimulation

Dog training is like your retirement account, an investment. You will see the returns of your effort by sticking with the programme for the long haul. Training can improve not only your dog’s quality of life, but your own. Having a pet is a happy thing but having an unruly dog who refuses to listen can be a major stressor. Training helps you understand your dog better and bridge the communication…

Ways to mutually train your puppy

There are dogs who are completely trained, but still refused to listen to their pet parents. Why? Do you think your dog’s not listening to you because he is moody? What and where are such pet parents going wrong? As I trainer, I do not look at training dogs for ‘obedience’ as it simply underlines the reality of the situation that what I am using is kind of an enforcement, a means of…

Private off-leash Dog Park in Bengaluru: Enjoy Agility & Have Fun!

Pet parents in Bengaluru looking for open and safe outdoor place for their pooches have a new reason to celebrate. Petboro, known for providing various quality pet services, has recently opened India’s first private off-leash dog park with agility equipment in Whitefield area of Bengaluru. Spread over an area of 16,000 sq ft, Petboro playground like dog park is an outdoor space, designed…

How to nurture a Social and Happy Dog

Pets need to inculcate interpersonal skills, while interacting with other dogs. Here’s how. Some canines are too shy or fearful to mingle with other dogs. Some dogs may be over-friendly and unable to respect the personal space of fellow dogs. Certain dogs may be aggressive or bully dogs. So, how do you raise your pooch to be well mannered with dogs without being…

How to find the RIGHT PET BOARDING for your pet

Family emergencies, travel or sickness can disrupt the normal pet care routine, leaving pet parents confused about what to do with their pets. With pet boarding facilities available, pet parents can be assured their pets are well taken care of. Here’s how to find the right pet boarding facility for your pooch. Every pet parent must have gone through a dilemma of where to leave your pet…

Patience’ is the KEY: Tips for Leash Training

Here are the basics of leash training and some effective tips and tricks that’ll help you and your pet. –by Kritika Manchanda Leash training usually begins when your pup is about 16 weeks old. This is the time when all his core vaccinations are complete. Here’s how to get started. Pick the right leash and collar For a pup, a light collar is ideal for the first few months when he’ll not be…

Pet Owners need to be TRAINED to become Pet PARENTS

A pet parent thinks that his dog is an obedient dog, but does things at his own will. This is not the case. Here, a dog trainer shares what the actual problem is. A typical conversation that happens between a pet parent and a dog trainer: Pet parent: Hi, I have a dog to train. Trainer: Sure, how can I help you? What breed is the dog? Pet parent: I have a Labrador. She is 8 months old.…

Learn how to nurture a positive world view in puppy by Socialisation

Not socialising your pet is the number one reason for dogs being abandoned in shelters. Here’s how to socialise your pet and give him the required skill set to live harmoniously in this world. Charlie was a two-year-old Labrador Retriever, who was well-behaved and friendly. He was the apple of the eye of his family and always led a sheltered life. He used the huge backyard in his home, as…

do you walk your dog well?

Many modern day dogs don’t get opportunities to do what their breed instincts tell them to do. In addition, it’s a rare that dog exercises on his own, and your backyard doesn’t provide the variety of sensory stimulation most dogs need to ward off boredom. That’s why dogs need walks for both exercise and mental stimulation. According to a clinician’s brief, people generally walk their dog…

Simple Techniques to De-stress your Pooch

Pets can get stressed in unpleasant situations. Here’s how to de-stress your pooches through various simple easy-to-follow techniques. As responsible pet parents, it is imperative that we keep our pooches stress-free. Here are ways to keep your pooch happy and calm at all times. Non-threatening approach – When approaching your dog, always approach sideways without looking directly…

Fun with Family @ Flyball!

If you are looking for a fast paced, fun and interactive activity for you and your dog in a family friendly environment, Flyball is where it’s at! It’s truly a sport for all dogs and abilities. Dogs love to run and be active with their pet parents and that is what the game is all about. It is the adrenaline sport of the dog world where dogs are encouraged to bark, play tug and just all…

Steps to make your pup Happy, Healthy & Harmonious @ Home

It’s an exciting time when you get a new puppy home. Everyone wants to pamper the puppy with new things such as toys, treats, beds, fancy clothes, etc. Among all the fussing, it’s also important to understand importance of training the puppy & starting early. Here’s more on house training your pup. Training is an art of communicating with animals. As a pet parent, it’s our…

Cohen the dog who knows 200 tricks!

Everyone thinks that their dog is the best in the world, and no one is wrong. You can also make your pooch a wonder dog, just like Cohen. Cohen – the wonder dog… Cohen is a five-year-old female Australian Shepherd from Canada. She is a jack-of-all-trades type of dog. She has done agility, flyball, obedience, rally, freestyle and disc. Her specialty is tricks. She knows approximately 200…

11 Ways to Bring Up The Best Pup

Bring out the best in your pup and make her comfortable. Let’s learn how to do it. 1. Visit the breeder: A good breeder not only takes care of the hygiene part of raising but also makes sure that there are enough toys in the puppy pen for all the young fellows to play with. A happy and friendly mother often has puppies who are friendly and social. Spot the one who looks friendly. Remember…

’Do it right’ essentials of Pet parenting

Before you adopt a pet, a good first step is really thinking about your daily routine! How much free time do you have each day that you are willing to devote to the care, training, and attention of your dog. All your family members agreed with the idea of bringing home a pup? Will you give up your holidays or functions if your dog is ill at home? Do you have place where you can leave your dog…

KPS shares training mistakes to avoid

There are a few mistakes pet parents make while training their pooch, which result in misbehaviour and bad relations. Training is a continuous process: Pet parents often teach basic commands to pets and then don’t practice them enough. Make it a routine for them - Sit for Dinner, Wait for Door to Open, Down at Dog Park, etc. Make it continuous process so that they do not forget. Use…

Understanding separation anxiety of your pooch

Separation Anxiety in simple term is the excessive discomfort or stressful behaviour any pet displays while left on his own for short or long duration of time, in absence of pet parents. Here’s how to make time alone stress-free for your pooch. Like any other behaviour issues, separation anxiety issue starts developing in pets due to ignorance or negligence by pet parents in puppy’s earlier days.…

Confidence comes with early socialisation

Often we hear, “My dog is great with humans, but he doesn’t take to other dogs that well.” This is most often because there is a culture of acquiring dogs but not consistently nurturing them and not knowing the proper ways to do the same. To remain healthy, happy and peaceful dogs need to be socialised sufficiently from an early age. What is socialisation? Socialisation, as a term, is not…