Category: Pets

Are You Over-training Your Dog?

I know I have been talking so much about training your dog to be his best self so that both of you can enjoy each other’s company. Like many …

I know I have been talking so much about training your dog to be his best self so that both of you can enjoy each other’s company. Like many other things, moderation is the key. Having said, there’ll always be some owners who get carried away by over-training their dogs.

When a dog is over-trained such that he can do elaborate, circus-quality tricks, I wonder if the owner truly wants a companion dog for himself, or keeps the dog for self-entertainment and/or amaze his friends, colleagues, and family. Moreover, as there are well-trained shiba inu for sale that you can get for your family, as you follow this link here.  

Many, many years ago, I knew a bachelor who would get his dog to perform “stunts” whenever he has a date over at his place. Of the few tricks I witnessed, the one that scared the heck of me was when his Fox Terrier did a 360-degree backflip on marble flooring. Luckily the dog didn’t land flat on the floor. Does this mean the dog never had any mishap while perfecting his trick? I doubt so. Sensing my displeasure, the owner rewarded his dog with a tiny piece of jerky treat. Moments later, I stood and left…forever!

Obedience Training. Tricks are different from obedience training, which is essential for dogs so that they will not endanger themselves or others. Getting your dog to come when called, sit, lie down, stay, heel, relieve on the right spots, not destroy furniture and belongings, and behave non-aggressively is the fundamental training for an average pet dog.

Agility and Flyball Training. Agility training is nowhere near circus training tricks either. The same goes for flyball training. Sure, the dogs are required to perform a series of obstacles such as jump through tires, hurdle over horizontal bars, and climb on-ramps. But these are done with close supervision under trained personnel. A good trainer will guide the owner on the proper use of the equipment and always stress safety before speed.

Working Dogs Training. Of course, not all dogs are born to work, some breeds thrive only when provided a job. Working dogs require to perform rescues, drug and bomb detection, guarding, patrolling, scouting, tracking, obedience demonstrations, herding, and guiding need. These are far more specialized and demanding training. Again, these dogs are trained by specialized skill trainers.

Police dogs are trained to the toilet on command rather than stopping in the middle of a building search or while apprehending a criminal!

But pet dogs are not working dogs. It doesn’t matter if your dog is a part-time therapy dog in aged homes, getting him to perform elaborate tricks to gain a few cheers is unnecessary. Every time I see a dog that literally does cartwheels, walks long distances on its hind legs, and struggles over tightropes when ordered to, I wonder if I am not witnessing a case of animal abuse.

Even if your dog enjoys the tricks, you should not do them if they pose any danger to your dog’s well-being. Walking on hind legs or forelegs, for instance, can strain a dog’s back, and your dog has no way of speaking up to tell you that his back hurts.

Train your dog within safety limits. Always ask yourself if you are really teaching your dog something for his own good, or only to entertain yourself. If in doubt, avoidance is the better option than risk injuring your dog.

How to Make the Most of Expensive Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons (also called horse riding lessons) cost a small fortune. You get only a half hour or an hour in the saddle (if you’re lucky) and then …

Horseback riding lessons (also called horse riding lessons) cost a small fortune. You get only a half hour or an hour in the saddle (if you’re lucky) and then it’s back to the mundane horseless world until your next lesson. Many people can only take lessons once a week or only a couple of times a month. Here are a couple of things you can do to get the most out of your incredibly expensive horseback riding lessons.

Regularly Exercise

You can read all of the equitation books you want. You can watch videos of world champion riders until your eyes bug out of your head. But none of that will do any good when it comes to the actual physical coordination your muscles need to learn. The only way you can properly learn to ride is to actually ride. This is because horseback riding utilizes muscles in your body that no other activity does.

But, if you can only ride a couple of times a month, you’re not a lost cause. You can help your muscles by regularly exercising. Concentrate on leg exercises, especially those that cause a pulling sensation in your calf. Heel walking for as long as you can is a great way to keep your muscles toned in between lessons. You’ll enjoy your lessons more when your muscles aren’t screaming in agony.

Groom Your Mount

Don’t just show up to a horse already tacked up and waiting patiently for you to swing up into the saddle. That’s only like being allowed to sniff a freshly baked cookie without being allowed to taste it. In order to get to know your mount and horses in general, you need to groom them, clean up after them and learn how to tack them up. You should know how to take good care of them properly. Websites like colmars.com will give you some important insights on how to properly take good care of them. This is an essential step for you to have a healthy relationship with your pets. 

By getting to know as much about your lesson horse or pony as you can, this not only makes you a better rider, but better to emphasize with someone else, whether they are a horse or another animal. You can see if your lesson horse likes cats or is afraid of them; which horses in the barn they like to hang out with and which ones they don’t; which muscles might be sore that day and so lesson plans should be altered to accommodate the horse.

With just taking the time to groom and tack up, the horse becomes more real to you. He’s not just a warm toy that plods around a ring and seems to purposefully ignores you. He’s a vibrant individual. Instead of feeling as if you have to make the horse do something, you find you want to cooperate with the horse. They appreciate the effort. When a horse likes a particular rider, you feel it all over from your hands holding the reins to the tips of your booted toes. That’s priceless.

Honey Badger: Significant Facts About Their Life

Nature creates us and so many other things found on the earth. Mainly all the resources are created by nature. Animals are the one among the creation of nature …

Nature creates us and so many other things found on the earth. Mainly all the resources are created by nature. Animals are the one among the creation of nature and they are live on earth as well as the human beings, some of the animals live in any of the atmospheres but some need specific environment. So there are so many forests and centuries which provide the suitable environment for animals. In among all these animals, honey badger also needs a specific environment to live their life. The main forests and the centuries provide them the suitable environment and help them to live their life easily.

Life of the badger:

Badgers are the animals that are found in the South Africa and the East Asia; they are found in India also. They have a strong body and powerful jaws so they can easily catch the other animals. They have sharp teeth as they can eat the tortoise’s shell easily. Badgers have very rough and tough skin and skin is very thick also which allows them to defeat other animals in any type of war. Their skin is very flexible as anyone attack on them they protect themselves by moving easily with their stretchable body.

If anyone wants to grab the Badgers to hit them, then they can easily grab them from its back. These animals are also very intelligent as they also use some tools for their work or for finding the food. A badger’s baby is known as “kit”, females and males badgers are called “sow” and “boar” respectively and the group of the badgers is called set or a company.

As well as, they are omnivorous as they eat every kind of food like berries, fruits, insects etc. and if you want to know more about the life of badgers you can read more articles about this animal.