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How To Have A Good Relationship and a Well-Mannered Dog
How To Have A Good Relationship and a Well-Mannered Dog

There is no simple formula to replace the "pack leader" myth. Think of your relationship with your dog as part best friend, part parent, and part sibling. The characteristics of those relationships include the following.

We Don't Need no Stinkin' Alpha!
We Don't Need no Stinkin' Alpha!

Basing your relationship with your dog on being the "pack leader" or the "alpha". For years, dog owners have been told that the best, and according to some, the only way to have a well behaved dog is to be your dog's "pack leader".

Dogs Aren't Competing With Us
Dogs Aren't Competing With Us

When it comes to our relationships with our dogs, the big mistake is assuming that for dogs everything is about competition. In the "dominance model", who is ahead on walks is somehow related to social status. Stop and think for a moment.

The Match Game
The Match Game

Certain breeds are often groomed professionally and some must be brushed frequently. Others come with wash-and-wear coats. A long-haired dog is gorgeous when combed and gleaming. But the same animal looks filthy and tangled if the owner doesn't care for the coat.

Falling in Love
Falling in Love

Food and water requirements seem simple. A reliable breeder will inform you about amounts and how often to feed that growling tummy. Yet it's not only quantity, but quality that counts. Nutritious food is as important to your dog's well-being as it is to yours.

What to Expect When Your Cat Gives Birth
What to Expect When Your Cat Gives Birth

Once labor begins, you can expect your queen to deliver her first kitten within one to three hours. The kitten may come out head first or tail first. If the kitten comes out head first, then this is called a normal birth. Breech births occur about 40% of the time during whelping.

Tips for Training Kittens
Tips for Training Kittens

You should not expect your kittens to perform complex tricks within a matter of days. If you do, you will only end up frustrated, and your kittens will most certainly be stressed. Begin with simple commands. Make a list of house rules.

Taking Care of a Pregnant Queen
Taking Care of a Pregnant Queen

The gestation period of a cat usually lasts 63 to 64 days, beginning from the day of conception. Sometimes, a queen won’t give birth until the 67th day of her pregnancy. This is still considered normal, and is rarely a cause for worry.

Choosing a Purebred Cat
Choosing a Purebred Cat

The development of nearly all domesticated breeds of animals is a relatively recent happening. Although some breeds have existed for many centuries, the breeds we see today in cats, dogs, rabbits, and other pets were all developed within the last 200 years.

Choosing a Cat Breed
Choosing a Cat Breed

Choosing a cat usually means weighing up a number of options. Take time to think about the questions below and you'll be well placed to find the sort of cat that will fit in with your home and lifestyle. Remember that a cat can live for a serious length of time.

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