Welcome to this weeks Puppy In Training weekly roundup. As we mentioned before we are doing our best to roundup our favorite dog blog posts from the past week across our favorite doggy blogs. Our goal is to try and help you by sifting through the best of the best blog posts (well at least the best posts in our mind) and getting you a short, concise list of our favorite 5-10 posts for the week.
We also like to post an adorable puppy picture for the week and here’s this weeks pic:
Dublin A Yellow Lab Puppy In Training
6 Blog Links You Should Not Miss!
- 10 Interesting Facts About Dogs – One that I found very interesting was nose printing your dog…a dogs nose is like your fingerprints. Another one that might be interesting to our Puppy In Training readers is that puppies have difficulty holding it during potty training until they are about 4 months old. Check out the article for all 10 interesting facts about dogs.
- Pet Obesity Chart – This infographic was actually brought to us by Pet 365, but I found it through my Blog Paws feed. Since I have Labrador Retrievers I always keep an eye on their weight (Labs have a tendency to be obese due to their love of food). Stetson was getting a bit chubby about a year ago so I cut back on his feeding and now he’s looking quite svelte. Take a look at the chart to see a few stats on dog and cat obesity.
- Should You Let Your Dog Sleep In Bed With You? – We let Stetson and Linus sleep in bed with us. All of our Guide Dog Puppies In Training have to sleep in their crates. However, are we allowing our dogs to many liberties by letting them sleep in our bed? This article may answer that question for you.
- Merry Christmas, Kids. I Poisoned The Dogs – Don’t worry this one has a happy ending. This article just goes to show you that we all make mistakes with our dogs. In fact my guide dog puppy, Dublin got into a box of chocolate cookies last year. We ran to the emergency vet and ended up inducing vomiting. Lucky for us no permanent damage. No matter how close you watch your pups you never know what may happen.
- A Puppy For Christmas! Things To Consider – This is a must read article if your considering purchasing a puppy as a Christmas gift. If you ask us then our answer would be “No, do not get a puppy as a Christmas Gift!” unless you know the amount of time and responsibility a puppy requires (and the person receiving the puppy knows this too) the holidays are a difficult time to take on a new pet. We wrote a very similar article on Christmas Puppy As A Gift a few years ago. Go with the alternative and buy a picture of a puppy, a collar, or a leash and after everyone agrees go out and adopt a puppy at your nearby rescue or shelter.
- 21 Things You Can’t Do With A Puppy In The House – This one is a good reminder that puppies are a large responsibility and even thought they are cute and adorable they will take up a large chunk of your day. The one I always fear the most when getting a new puppy is #7 “Sleep More Than 3 Hours In A Row”. I’ve been lucky my last two pups have slept most of the night, but if I have another Stetson (he only slept 2 hours in a row for the first 4 weeks) I might not make it.
That’s this weeks list of my favorite blog articles for the week. I notice a Christmas theme in this past weeks readings. I’m sure that trend will continue for the next couple weeks and perhaps a few new years articles? Enjoy the articles and if you have an awe inspiring article you’d like me to read and possibly link back to in our roundup then leave us a comment with a link in our comment section below.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Puppy In Training Blog Carnival. We have quite a few articles for you this month with the majority about dog training. We tried to categorize this month with five articles on dog training, two dog product articles, and four miscellaneous dog articles. I hope you enjoy this months Blog Carnival.
Without further adieu…here we go:
The Pets Central this month writes about The Best Way To Train A Hunting Dog. This is an area we were interested to see some more information. The article starts with breeds of dogs best suited for hunting and continues on a lot of basic hunting info.
Who Moved My Bone writes about Picking A Dog Trainer. This is an area we have a lot of experience and this article makes some great points including visiting a class or facility before actually attending class. We found our favorite trainer through referral. Check out this article for more information on choosing a dog trainer
The Dog Training Manual offers training advice on Introducing Your Dog to Other Pets. Introducing your dog to other pets can be a delicate situation as we find out in this article when the introduction between a dog and a hamster doesn’t go as well as planned. Check out the article to find out what happened when dog meets hamster.
Large Dog Crates Guide & Training helps with some basics on Crate Training Your Dog. This article covers the basics including some information on the kind of crate you should buy. Lucky for some this is all the information you’ll need when crate training a dog. Derby, my last Guide Dog in training had no problem with the crate and was comfortable from day 1. On the other extreme, Stetson hated his crate and it took him about 4 weeks before he’d sleep through the night in his crate. Lots of sleepless nights…
Dog Training Pet talks about Five Crucial Lessons Every Puppy Should Learn. Yes! These definitely are some basics that every puppy owner should learn and teach there puppy. By the way, one hint…Point 1 is to teach your puppy his name. Make sure you use the same name everytime you refer to your puppy. Some people will use mutliple names such as Linus, Linie, Linikins, etc (those are names we use with Linus). As you might have thought your puppy may get confused if you use all these different names.
Pet Prattle and Products sends us an article about Dog Beds. We never thought there would be so much to think about when choosing a dog bed. Check out this article to find all the options you have when choosing a dog bed. One thing they mention is the size of the bed…if you have a Great Dane might I suggest a King Size?
Home Life Weekly offers an alternative for warding off fleas with an article on How to Make Flea Powder. We currently use frontline plus to keep fleas and ticks away. We’ve also used Advantage, but would love to hear feedback on anyone who’s tried a home remedy like the one mentioned in this article.
Veterinary Technician Schools Online puts together a list of the Top 100 Websites for Pet Ownership Advice. This is a great list of websites and actually something we’ve been looking at on the web over the past few weeks. While we haven’t visit all these sites we suggest you check out Vet Tech Schools Online’s list.
Condo Blues tells about her husbands race in Pet Promise Rescue Run. Some great pictures and information on the Pet Promise Rescue Run. We sometimes participate in the Vision Walk here locally in Southern California. It’s a great way to stay in shape and make a difference for those with vision disabilities.
American Consumer News asks the question Are You Ready for a Furry Friend. The entire article is actually three things to ask yourself then if you still are interested in a pet then two things you should do. If you’re looking at getting a puppy just beware that it’s a lot of work raising that cute little puppy…and after a few months he will no longer be that cute little boy.
Science Blogs writes a review on the book Animals Make Us Human. If you’re looking for a thorough review of Animals Make Us Human then look no further. As mentioned in the review the premise of the book is “autistic people share a similar perception of the world with animals” Check out the full review at the science blogs.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Puppy In Training Blog Carnival. If you’d like to submit an article for our next carnival then submit a request at our contact form.