Hiking with the dog

Dogs like mountain climbing, to exercise its ability to walk and run, climbing makes the dog muscles more strong. Mountain climbing, of course, also benefits to the dog owners, your cardiopulmonary function and body coordination ability can be strengthened, And more importantly, mountain climbing is a good way to lose weight! If your dog likes excitement and love adventure, then bring it to climb the mountain.
But hiking with a dog is different than hiking with another person. It adds layers of complication and responsibility, too. From choosing dog-friendly trails to etiquette to ensuring your four-legged buddy stays safe, we’ve got tips about dogs on trails.
1. Obedience training
Before you set foot on a trail, make sure your dog is trained and can be trusted to behave when faced with other hikers, dogs and wildlife.
2. Leash and collar
Always carry a leash, even when it is not required. Situations may arise that warrant leashing your dog.


3. Water and bowl
Don’t count on finding water along the trail. Pack enough for the entire day. A good rule of thumb is three liters of water for your dog’s day hike.
4. Dog food and treats
Keep your dog well fed on the trail, because she will burn more calories than usual. Bring extra snacks in case you get lost and need to spend the night in the woods.
5. Plastic bags and trowel
Be courteous and leave the trail as you found it. Packing out your dog’s poop is the best etiquette – or bury it as you would your own waste (200 feet away from the trail and water sources).
6. ID tag and picture identification
Make sure your dog is properly identified with tags should she become separated from you. Put a photo of your dog in your pack.
7. Doggy backpack
Let your dog carry her own treats and water. Check that packs have reflective areas for night hiking and are padded for a comfortable fit.
8. Basic canine first-aid kid
Includes gauze pads and tape in case of cuts, a couple of bouillon cubes to encourage the dog to drink if she’s getting dehydrated, and antibiotic cream for dressing wounds that might be infected.

Nylon Swivel Clip Saftey Straps For Pets!

I am getting a new truck soon and so I’ve been searching for car related items to get for my dogs.
Because I want them to travel with me, go to places with me or just have some road trip fun.
But if you know driving and you know dogs, sometimes you just can’t.

But using these straps, I feel much safer about bringing my beloved pooch with me.

They are really simple to use.
They clip right into the seat belt clip.
Simple as that. No additional things to do, no messy hookups.
Just click and done!

You just attach the closure to your dog’s harness, and you are good to go!
(do NOT attach to a collar, it might choke your dog!)

I really love these, they are made out of a very strong and durable Nylon Material.
They are adjustable and can fit just about any harness.

The clips are strong and secure, no bending or breaking at all.
and they swivel, which means your dog (or cat, or any animal you choose to attach this to!) can walk around and be themselves without hurting themselves or breaking the leash!

They shipped to me in a bag,

I am impressed with these, my dogs are pretty happy too.
we all can’t wait to road trip with our new saftey seat belt straps!
I highly recommend and approve!


Home Safety Tips for Pet Owners

The average home is filled with items that could potentially harm a pet. If you toss old razors into your bathroom trash can, your pet could get into it and end up with cuts. If you leave chocolate where a pet can reach it, you’re likely heading to the vet soon.

When you make the decision to own a pet, keeping them safe becomes a part of your responsibility. You should take the time to research and understand what items you have around that could hurt them.

There’s no uniform way to pet-proof your home– it varies by pet and home. To get a more personalized idea of what you can and should do to make your home safe for a pet, you may benefit from talking to an expert.

In the meantime, we’ll take you through a typical home room-by-room to discuss the common hazards found in each and suggest easy ways to deal with them.


The kitchen is probably the most dangerous room in your house – for you and your pets. You at least know what items to avoid, but animals don’t see the same risk in a hot stove, sharp knife, or indigestible trash items that you do.

The most effective way to make your kitchen safer for your pets is to make it inaccessible to them. For some pets, you can install a gate to make it impossible for them to enter the room without you letting them in – but this solution might be insufficient if you have an agile pet prone to making tall leaps. In that case, you need to attend to each of the risky areas separately.


Cats Vs. Dogs

Every man has his hobbyhorse. As pet lovers, some people love cats, some people love dogs. Dos are loyal, diligent, friendly, while cats are gentle, mysterious. In a word, are you a dog person or a cat person?
By B Hix, Dog person 100%
 I grew up in a household where there were never less than 5 dogs at any time, usually Poodles. Currently I have 10 dogs. Lifetime count of dogs, unknown – but I have quite a few of them in boxes on my mantle. Currently I have 2 Great Danes, 1 Cocker Spaniel, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 4 Chihuahuas. But we will be losing one of our Cavaliers probably this year. She is an old girl who started to lose a lot of weight (she wasn’t over weight to begin with). Had an ultrasound done and they found a mass on her stomach. So, we are enjoying our last days with her, making sure she is comfortable.


Anonymous: Cat person. Definitely a cat person.
I find that people tend to favor the animal who’s traits they have the most in common with. For me, a cat as a pet is the best fit. Dogs are great companions that have proved to be unwaveringly loyal pets time and time again and has rightly earned the term “mans best friend”. There lots of great things about dogs that I’m sure a majority of these answers will address due to the uneven ratio of cat: dog lovers, BUT- I still gotta pick cats. Cats, in short, just don’t give a damn about what anybody thinks. They are their own master, never taking orders from anyone. They do what they want, when they want, where they want. Cats are so fiercely independent that they’d really prefer if you’d kindly leave them the hell alone so they can go do cat stuff 99% of the time. This “I need my space” thing cats have is one of the reasons so many people dislike cats IMO. I appreciate that my cat needs his space because as someone who’s comfortable being alone with only a nice cup of coffee and my laptop as company, I too need my space. My cat is also extremely loyal to me… but not really anyone else. It makes my bond with my cat feel a little more special knowing that only I can rub his belly without my hand being torn to pieces.


By Jennifer,
I can’t really say that I am one or the other. I currently have a beautiful calico-tabby, Caramel, who chose me when I was visiting my daughter last year. There were a number of kittens, but she became very attached to me from the first. She is very affectionate. But I have also had many dogs that were part of my life. For many years, I didn’t have a cat, because my father was not very fond of them. But I finally adopted a kitten from a cousin, and have since had many that were a part of my life. I have loved them, and I have loved my dogs as well. They are often complimentary.
And I have had other pets…hamsters, gerbils, and mice. I had one mouse, who I raised from birth. I named him Spot, because he was a dove gray mouse with a white spot on his forehead. I hand fed him, and he became very tame. He learned to get on top of his little house if he wanted to be picked up, I would put my hand next to the house, and he would hope into it. He would then proceed to groom me, like he would another mouse. He also would chatter away. If he wanted to be picked up, but I was too busy, he would get upset and run back and forth in his cage, stopping to glare at me. And believe me, a mouse can glare quite effectively. Sadly, he died after a couple of years. Mice are not long-lived pets. I still miss him terribly.
Just as I miss the cats that have passed on, as well as a number of dogs.

And what’s your opinion? Kindly let us know, and welcome to leave your comment.

Some factors influence your sleep

Sleep serves many vital functions. For bodybuilders the main functions are growth and mental alertness. Sleep provides these effects directly. Without adequate sleep, time in the gym could be, to a large degree, wasted. Want to sleep better, longer, or more comfortably? With some simple changes, you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil sleep sanctuary that will set you up for the restorative zzz’s that you want and deserve every night.

Check your lighting.

Hopefully, you’ve already banned electronics (including computers, tablets, phones, and TVs) from your bedroom, since the blue light from these devices can interfere with melatonin production.

Assess your bedding.

If yourmattress is saggy, scratchy, or generally uncomfortable, or you’ve been waking up with back pain, it may be time for a new one. Invest in a high-quality mattress that’s firm, but not excessively hard. Similarly, make sure your pillows are soft enough to feel cozy, but also provide plenty of neck support. If your sheets are worn or frayed, it’s time to replace them. Choose good-quality ones in a color or pattern that you find calming and comforting. The same goes for your blankets, comforter, and duvet cover.

Keep it cool.

Being hot while you’re sleeping can wake you (and possibly your partner), especially if you get sweaty. Keep your bedroom temperature cool, ideally between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, all year long to help you sleep soundly and deeply. Consider installing a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating.

Clear the clutter.

To create a relaxing environment, keep your nightstand, closets, and dresser organized, and remove piles of magazines, mail, clothes, or other items from around your bed. That doesn’t mean that you have to go completely minimalist—it’s fine to keep some books and soothing scents within arm’s reach. Just be sure to eliminate visual chaos, which can feel stressful when you’re trying to unwind.

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Dogs help you make more friends

Having a pet is a wonderful thing. If you do have one, it can provide plenty of ways to meet new friends. The best part is, you’ll already have something in common so conversations may flow a little bit easier in the beginning..Here are some ways that can help you meet more people and make more friends.

1.  You Can Meet New People at the Dog Park

If you’ve never been to a dog park, it’s definitely an experience. They bring out a variety of people, from pet owners to those who just like to watch the pooches run around and play. You get to see how people interact with their pets, which can be a telling part of their personality. Hanging out at an animal park can be a great way for individuals and couples alike to make new friends.

Some things to chat about at the park include:

The dogs! If you see someone you’d like to get to know, ask them about their pet. People love talking about their animals, so find out how long they have had it, what kind of breed it is, and tips they have for training.

  • Your aim is to make friends, so get a feel for how often others go to the park and how long they stay each time.
  • Other animal-related events. You may learn about new doggie daycares, owner events, or even other parks while there.
  • General questions. Ask about the best way to get your puppy potty trained, how to teach it to sit, where to buySUV cargo liner, or any other question you haven’t found the answer to yet in relation to your pet. Hanging out with other dog owners can be a learning experience that makes you a better pet owner.

2.  Sit Outside With Your Dog at the Coffee Shop

Many coffee shops have outside areas where you can hang out with your pet. Make sure your dog is socialized so if a stranger walks up and talks to you, it doesn’t bark or snap. Remember, you’re trying to attract people to you, not repel them.


3.  Meet Other Dog Owners at the Groomer

Some dogs do not like the groomer, so you’ll see plenty of owners trying to soothe their pet while they wait in line. This atmosphere makes people very receptive to conversation and meeting someone new. You can offer sympathy for their scared pooch while you strike up a conversation with the owner.


4.  They Help You Get Out for a Walk Where You Can Meet Your Neighbors

Walking with your pet is great way to find friends right in your own neighborhood. Not only that, but you may connect with someone who wants to walk with you, giving you both health benefits and time with a friend. It’s a win-win.


5.  Connecting With People Who Can Dog Sit for You

If you need to go out of town, you’ll have to either take your pet or find a reputable sitter. One option is to connect with someone you might know casually and develop a deeper friendship. You could even trade offers to watch each other’s dogs when you go out of town. This not only provides you with a new friend, but it also gives you peace of mind that your pooch is in a safe environment.

Spring is here! Time to hit the dog park.

The dog park is a fun place for the dog to burn off energy, it can also help to socialize him.  It’s natural for a dog to want to socialize and play with other dogs, and a dog park is the perfect setting for your dog to be able to run free without having to worry about getting into trouble. A dog park or dog run is a place where dogs can get exercise, play with other dogs, or just rest in a comfortable and controlled setting.

Welcome to spring. Enjoy the outdoors!

Dog’s health care in spring

Spring is a mud season. Spring RainsSpring storms can bring several inches of precipitation in just hours or can stall out over an area for days. With spring rains come spring mud, keep your dog’s feet dry and your house clean by keeping a pad near the door and perhaps in your car as well.



Spring is a good time to check and make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. Dog to dog contact increases in the spring and continues on into the summer months. Your dog is exposed to more infectious diseases during this time of year. For example many veterinary clinics start to see increased incidence of kennel cough in the spring because of increasing dog-to-dog contact.

Spring for some people means it is time to plan and start your garden. Selecting plants that are safe for dogs will go a long way in preventing toxicities from occurring. Keep in mind that some dogs can enjoy digging as much as we do so avoid planting toxic bulbs such as hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and certain lilies. Fertilizers and mulch can be toxic as well so store them in an inaccessible area like a shed when not in use and do not allow your dog in the garden area.

With spring generally comes spring cleaning. Be aware that many household cleaning products are harmful to dogs so follow instructions as posted on the label and store all chemicals out of reach when not in use.

Spring means fun times for dogs (and humans) so pick up the leash and go for a walk or hit the dog park. You are bound to notice a little spring in your dog’s steps.



Spring is here! What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy the nice weather with your pooch? Tell us in the comments.

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