Thursday, 31 July 2008

Bulldog Training Tips

If you want to train your bulldog, you must understand some basic things. First, you should be very consistent. Consistency is something that your dog will understand easily. If your bulldog knows that a certain thing would likely to happen if does or does not cooperate, then that would be a factor that will prod Bulldog Training Tipshim or her to do or not do what you want. For instance, if your bulldog understands that you will give him or her a cookie if he or she performs a trick, he or she is more likely to cooperate to get his or her price.

You should make sure that you do not reward any unwanted behaviors in your dog. If you do not want your dog to jump on you and lick you on the face, then don’t let him or her think that it is okay to do that by giving some affirmations such as hugging him or her back when he or she jumps on you. From the very beginning, you should make it very clear to your dog what are allowed and what are not allowed. Do not give your dog any mix signals or else your bulldog will become confused.

Note that the bulldog is dominant in nature thus you should be very assertive when training your dog especially when you are doing some bulldog obedience training. Always let the dog know that you mean business when you give out a command. Bulldogs are very intelligent and perceptive creatures that if you give it a chance to take advantage of you, it will take advantage of you.

There are many people who make the mistake of treating the bulldog like a child or an equal member of the family because this will make the dog act spoiled. For instance, if you teat your dog like a child, it will act like a spoiled brat and will not really cooperate with you especially during bulldog potty training. When bulldog training, you should always show your dog that you are the leader of the pack and it should follow your command. Bulldogs understand supremacy so you should always work around the idea of supremacy when bulldog training. When your bulldog knows who is the boss around the house, it will not be hard for you to do bulldog obedience training.

Getting Equipment For Your Bulldog Puppy

There are few types of equipment that you will need to get for your bulldog pup. First, you will need a food dish Getting Equipment For Your Bulldog Puppyand a water dish with strait side and flat bottom. Makes sure that you get a food dish made of steel and not made of plastic. The downside of the plastic food dish is that the bulldog pup may place with it and chew on it. Since plastic can easily be shredded into pieces in the mouth of your puppy, your puppy could be in great danger of swallowing some pieces of plastic. Plastic can irritate the stomach and the intestine of your bulldog puppy and could really make it sick so avoid plastic the plastic food dish. Another thing that you should never forget is the wire crate where you can keep your bulldog puppy when traveling. Note that bulldog puppies are very sensitive to heat and stuffiness so you should always use a wire crate to keep it properly ventilated.

You should also buy your puppy a collar and a lead. Choose a lightweight small link choke collar that would fit into the neck of your puppy. Make sure that the collar is long enough to slip effortlessly over the head of the puppy to avoid hurting your little dog. When your bulldog puppy is still very young, it would be best avoid using those heavy collars and leads but when the bulldog pup grows older, you will definitely need a strong lead to keep your dog in check.

A puppy pen would also be very important if you do not want the puppy to go tearing around the house. You must always remember that bulldog puppies could be very playful and energetic at times and they tend to bite on things especially those made of cloth, paper and other soft materials. Aside from the puppy pen, you should also buy a nail clipper, a brush and a table, which you can use when you are grooming your bulldog pup. Preparing for your bulldog puppy can be time consuming but it can also be a lot of fun.


(via Clarissa's House Of Cats)

Bears on the attack in Russia

Russia’s bears have traditionally been a national symbol of pride and potency, mythologized in fairy tales and depicted in advertisements and on the flag of Russia’s top political party. They are as hallowed in Russia as the bald eagle is in the United States.

Today, however, Russia’s bears are on the attack.

Some thirty gigantic and ravenously hungry Kamchatka brown bears have already killed and eaten two men at a platinum mine in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka region and appear to be hunting for more. People in the region have been forced to cower in their homes waiting for hunters to dispose of the animals, which can stand 10 feet tall and weigh up to 1,500 pounds.

The bears are generally peaceful and feed on salmon in Kamchatka's rivers. Environmentalists argue that widespread poaching has caused a fish shortage, prompting the starving bears to become aggressive as they seek out food close to human settlements.

Source: New York Times

How do you lose a 44-pound cat?

Meet Princess Chunk, a 44-pound hunk of feline flesh, a cat so big that she needs a bathtub for a litter box.

Volunteers at the Camden County Animal Shelter in New Jersey are trying to find a new home for the corpulent kitty - a really big home.

Officials at the shelter say they received the cat Saturday from Animal Control after she was found wandering around outdoors with no ID tags.

As hard as it is to fathom, volunteers think her owner might have lost her, which is as difficult a possibility to imagine as, well, as a 44-pound cat.

"I mean, how do you lose a 44-pound cat?" said shelter volunteer Deborah Wright.

Source: New York Post

Saudi religious police ban pet cats and dogs

Saudi Arabia's religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.

Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict.

The reason behind reinforcing the edict now was a rising fashion among some men using pets in public "to make passes on women and disturb families," he said, without giving more details.

The 5,000-strong religious police oversees the adherence to Wahabism -- a strict version of Sunni Islam, which also forces women to cover from head to toe when in public, and bans them from driving.

Graphic: Cartoon Stock

Source: AFP

A 400-year long wait

Captured on camera as they swim in a lake, drag pieces of wood to make their dens and play with one another, these are the first beavers to be born in Britain in 400 years.

The enchanting scene is a heartwarming sight for animal lovers as the species was previously extinct in Britain.

The 12 baby beaver ‘kits’ – all from the same mother – were born at the 550-acre Lower Mill Estate near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Jeremy Paxton, owner of the estate, brought three pairs of beavers – named Tony and Cherie, Gordon and Sarah and John and Pauline – from Bavaria in 2005.

He has spent almost £1million on the project.

He said: ‘I have always wanted to bring an extinct indigenous species back to Britain.

Source: The Daily Mail

The LEGO Beijing Olympics

A team of LEGO and sports enthusiasts presented a LEGO model of some of the buildings built by the Chinese for the 2008 Olympic Games. The model was presented in Hong Kong and includes small scale replicas of buildings such as Bird’s Nest stadium, Water Cube swimming center and the Olympic Village.

The LEGO Beijing Olympics were created by members of the Hong Kong LEGO users group and took more than 100 hours to complete. Great effort, the model looks amazing.

Sport Village

Residence Buildings

Swimming Cube


Singapore Airlines A380

This is called travelling “in Royal style”.

The first Air Bus A380 aircraft was delivered to Singapore Airlines months ago and their maiden flight was from Singapore to Sydney, Australia and the ticket was $10,000. All 455 tickets were sold in no time and all proceeds from it went to charity.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Confining Your Dog Using Indoor Fence

Does your dog enjoy playing in the backyard? Does he have a habit of jumping over or digging under your fences? Worried that your beloved pet might go away and cause troubles whenever he’s outside? Indoor fence is a great solution to control and confine your dog!

Confining your canine friend with the use of this type of containment fence system will take your worries away. It will prevent your dog from damaging the plants in the garden or ruining your furniture inside and outside your house.

Indoor fence can assist you in controlling your dog within desired premises. Owners with aggressive or stubborn dogs can benefit a lot from this fence. If you don’t want your neighbors complaining about your dog attacking them or their pets, indoor fence is a simple yet effective way to avoid that problem.

Indoor fences are also a lot cheaper than containment fences that are made of woods and bricks. Indoor fence can occupy less space and you can do the installation by yourself. You don’t need to hire professionals or carpenters to do the job for you which saves you money for installation services.

Not only does it contain your dog, it can eventually train him to have discipline and behave properly. Indoor fence is a good way to effectively teach your pet to roam around and play only on restricted yet safe boundaries that you desire for him.

Like other wireless dog fences, an indoor fence is easy to set up. Once you’ve installed this fence, you can ensure the safety of your dog as he is contained only within specific boundaries. Your days of paranoia that your dog might get into trouble will be over if you opt for this type of fence.

Most importantly, this is a humane way to manage your canine pet. You no longer have to install barbed wires that are very dangerous when dogs get jammed on it.

Cruel, cruel, cruel ...

but funny in a sadistic kind of way ...

Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like a Horse

Crucified frog creates controversy

An ongoing row over a sculpture of a crucified frog on show in a Bolzano, Italy, museum gained momentum when a Catholic politician reported the work to the police for public obscenity.

The sculpture, which depicts a warty, pop-eyed amphibian nailed to a cross with a frothing mug of beer in one hand and an egg in the other, has been at the center of furious polemics ever since it went on display in May.

But the row has heated up after Pope Benedict XVI's arrival in the nearby town of Bressanone for his summer holiday.

Right-wing separatist party the Union for South Tyrol said Wednesday it had collected 10,000 signatures supporting the removal of the work, while the president of Trentino-Alto Adige regional council, Franz Pahl, entered his eighth day of a hunger strike in protest over the frog.

Local bishop Wilhelm Egger - a strong critic of the work from the start - said on Tuesday that he had discussed the sculpture with the pope, although he would not comment on the pontiff's views on the matter. "The crucified frog has shocked many visitors to the Museion and has hurt their religious feelings," Egger said.

30 Great Examples of Creative Ads

These amazing ads make you almost instantly believe that the product is worth a shot. From a razor blades to the almighty people, we’ve gathered some of the most creative ads that recently hit the internets.