Monday, 30 June 2008

Puppy Housebreaking Tips

Housebreaking your dog takes a lot of time and patience so it is advised that you begin to train your pet during his puppy years or as soon as you bring him inside your house. Though it’s a bit frustrating, it is worth the effort! Such training will prevent the many hassles of puppy urinating on the floor or defecating inside your house.

There are various ways to housebreak your pet but whichever method you decide, what is only essential is to understand the behavior of your dog. Dogs, like humans, have habits that every dog owner should comprehend.

Many experts say that puppies should be trained to relieve themselves atleast 6 times per day. Remember that dogs usually evacuate his bowels or dog poop in the morning, after every meal, or 3 hours after each meal. During such times, you can now make a schedule for your pup.

Bear in mind that puppies, unless they are a month old or so, don’t have the ability to control their bowel movement. One good trick to train your puppy is to take him out immediately after each meal.

House breaking your dog is all about timing to create a desirable routine. Repetition is the key here. For instance, you can bring your puppy outside to potty before he sleeps in the evening. Or when you wake up in the morning, bring your pup immediately outside. The first thing that most puppies dog in the morning is to relieve. Bring your pet to the same location each time and stay with him for a few minutes. Do this again and again and your pet will learn the rules and be trained to do this routine. Throughout the course of his training, close supervision is a must. You need to supervise the actions of your young dog at all times.

For more information, watch this video on Puppy Housebreaking Tips. It might be helpful! It has instructions on house breaking your dog.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

3-D Frog Anatomic Model Puzzle

Remember dissecting frogs in the glory days of high school biology class? This is a more appealing, and more easily repeated way to learn. Highly detailed anatomic puzzle includes 31 parts with stand and illustrated guidebook. A fascinating learning tool and challenge for kids age 8 and older.

$45.00 at The Afternoon

Dog Mugs

Ceramic mugs with the dog's head as the handle.
114 dog breed designs to choose from.

At Creative Imports. (Looks like you need a membership to even see the prices.)

(via: The J-Walk Blog)

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Video: Baby and dog in crying contest

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Video: Dancing On Mother Earth

Clips from the documentary, Dancing on Mother Earth featuring Joanne Shenandoah-contemporary Native American recording artist.
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Friday, 27 June 2008

Political Poochies

The McCain family dogs, via Meghan McCain's blog, McCain Blogette

New bird family tree reveals some odd ducks

The largest study ever of bird genetics has uncovered some surprising facts about the avian evolutionary tree.

For the study, conducted by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, scientists studied the genetic sequences of 169 bird species in an effort to sort out family relationships in the bird family tree.

Scientists believe birds, which first appeared roughly 150 million years ago, evolved from small feathered carnivorous dinosaurs. But their findings challenge many assumptions about bird family relationships and suggest many biology textbooks and bird-watchers' field guides may need to be changed.

Falcons, for example, are not closely related to hawks and eagles, despite many similarities, while colorful hummingbirds, which flit around in the day, evolved from a drab-looking nocturnal bird called a nightjar.

And parrots and songbirds are closer cousins than once thought.

Source: Yahoo News

Pup tent

(via: Sheltie Nation)

Guys Fill their Jeans with Helium

Guys fill their jeans with helium.

Is this a Hot Brazilian Girl or Sand Sculpture?

"I was walkin' at the Farol da Barra Beach (Bahia Brazil) last august '04 when i saw this sculpture in the sand.. It was really unbelieveble.. The guy that made this is a real Artist. Is this a sand sculpture or a real woman?

(Image: Credit)

More Brazilian Sand Sculptures

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Cat Fight

2 cats fighting with a Boxing track added to add to the fun.

World’s Most Expensive Home Entertainment System

Jeremy Kipnis, a music engineer, producer, classical music lover, has paid a whooping US $6 million for this amazing collection. And you have seen nothing yet. Wait until you find out what gadgets make this home theater so top notch.

Picture Elements:
Sony SRX-S110 Professional Video Projector (4,096-by-2,160)
Stewart 18-by-10-foot Snowmatte 1.0 Gain Laboratory-Grade Motion Picture Screen
Players and Sources:
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player
Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player
JVC HMDH-5U D-VHS Recorder
SATA Drive (72 HDTV Hours Total)
Mark Levinson Reference N°33 and N°33H.
Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision HDTV MUSE Laserdisc Player
Surround Processing and Decoding:
Theta Digital Generation VIII 32-bit 8x Oversampling Dual Processors (13)
Mark Levinson N° 33h Amplifiers (2)
McIntosh MC-2102 Amplifiers (30)
Crown Macro Reference Gold Amplifiers (3)
Snell 1800 THX Music & Cinema Reference Subwoofers (16)
Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference Towers (8)
MuRata ES103A Super Tweeters (10)
Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference LCR-2800 Center-Channel Speakers (3)

Not So Common Pets