5 Reasons Why A Fish Is The Right {First} Pet For Your Kids

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Ahmed zayan

Some of your best childhood memories surely come from taking care of and playing with your first pet.

When choosing a pet for your kids you should consider their personality, as well as your lifestyle, and family expenses.

We’ll show you the 5 reasons why a fish is the right {first} pet for your kids.

Having A Pet Teaches A Child Responsibility

Today’s booming gaming industry is literally taking over the lives of our children. Because of this, they start losing skills such as responsibility. To teach your kids that every action has a reaction and make learning fun for them, the best thing you can do is buy your kids a pet fish.

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Tips + Tricks: How To House Train A Puppy Fast

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From the moment your eyes light up when you’re surprised with a puppy until it’s grown you’ll have fond memories.

But your memories can be clouded if your puppy isn’t house trained properly. I once walked into a room where my puppy had spent a few hours alone, and it was a mess!

So we learn from our faults and house train our puppies, right? Trust me, you wouldn’t want to be stuck in a cycle of constantly cleaning up your puppy’s messes.

And some dog owners still do so after years of failed house training. Eeek!

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

It’s best to keep your puppy with you always. There are actions that will tell you he needs to potty. He can turn in circles or sniff & scratch the floor.

You must stop what you’re doing and rush him to a designated potty spot in the yard. Your puppy will get used to the grass on his paws and only want that feeling when he needs to go.

Form these habits and you can slowly build up assurance that your puppy won’t mess inside.

Clean Up Accidents Instantly and Thoroughly

There have been times where I thought my puppy was being good and wouldn’t “go” inside. This confidence was shattered when one room had plenty of messes.

My puppy had created an indoor designated area to potty!

There is a good chance the same will happen to you. Before you reprimand your puppy, you must clean up the messes immediately and remove any stains & smells. Smells tell your puppy that it’s ok to potty inside—which it’s not.

Remember to take him outside. Your puppy must still believe it’s okay to go potty, just not in the house.

Set Up an Eating Schedule

These schedules in come handy because you can time when to take your puppy outside. When your puppy finishes his meal & water, take him outside 15-20 minutes later.

You can also associate the action with a command. Every time you take him outside you can say “hurry up” or “go potty”. If you’re persistent with this, when your puppy is older you can just yell out the command and it’ll go outside without your help.

Reward Your Puppy

You love incentives for good work, and so does your puppy. Give him a treat or rub his head when he does his business outside. These rewards make your puppy happy and he will do things to get more.

Your puppy will even wait to go outside just to receive the rewards you provide.

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Tips + Tricks: Travelling With A Pet

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Jf Brou

Many people will not go anywhere without their pets whether it is for a trip to the shops or a holiday abroad, they cannot bear to part from their dear Fifi for more than one second.

Many of us would agree that taking your pet on holiday can be fun and enjoyable. Choosing what beds to buy, carriers to use and toys to take with you is all part of the experience, but the best part is when you are both relaxing at your destination.

However taking our pets on holiday can be very stressful for both us and our furry companions and many people choose to leave their trusted friends at home. The good news is that your pet can have a holiday whilst you do too. There are many boarding facilities to choose from with many offering to spoil your dog rotten, which include spas and gyms, and some allow you to watch your pet whilst they are there.

Whether you choose to travel with your pet or leave them at a swanky kennels it is important to remember that this may also be a stressful time for your pet so it is your responsibility to ensure you take effective measures to make it as stress free as possible, unless you want your pet to end up looking like this:

There are many products on the market that help to calm your pets in stressful situations. These products should be used for a few days before to have the best results.

For dogs, Adaptil a synthetic version of the pheromone bitches release, which is used to comfort their pups, comes in a variety of forms including collars, plug in diffusers and sprays. The diffuser can be used in your home for a few days before your holiday. Then on the trip to either the kennels or your holiday destination the spray is perfect as it can be sprayed on their bedding, carry cases and car seats and the collar can be worn throughout their stay. You can even speak to the Kennels where your dog is staying to ask them to regularly use the Adaptil spray to help reduce their anxiety.

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