Congratulations! You’ve got a new puppy and you’re ready to take him home. Whether you adopted your pup or bought them from a breeder, you’re in for a real treat. While you’re squealing over your new bundle of joy, there are a couple of things to consider to get your house ready for a new puppy. At My Pet Savings, we have some tips to make a smooth transition for your pup!
- Puppy-proof your home. Find objects around your house that your puppy may chew on. These include electrical cords and wires, shoes, and other objects on the floor.
- Establish which words mean what train. Does “down” mean sit, or lay down on the ground?
- Take your new pup to their toilet area immediately and have him explore his new home. Give your new pup plenty of family time, but also time alone to get used to it.
- Let your pup see and sniff out his new bed. Keep his new bed in a safe, warm area near your bed.
- Have lots of fun!
Adding a puppy is a wonderful addition to your life. You will get to watch him grow up and explore the world around him. For some great toys and other puppy essentials, check out PetSmart.com!
Happy Puppy Parenting!
Robotic pets? Puppies groomed to look like Spiderman? All over the world, there are owners who have unconventional pets. In this latest post, we’ll take a look at some popular pet trends around the world!
- In China, the fad is (safely) dyeing their pet’s hair crazy colors to make their dogs seem like they are other animals! For instance, in Chinese pet stores you may see dogs that look like tigers, panda bears or even Spiderman! This fad has been popular since mid-2010 and shows how the Asian culture has found a unique and creative way to show off their dog!
- Remember Tamagotchis? These playful pixels were all the rage in the 90s popular among kids who were able to own, take care of and provide for their “own” pet, also teaching the children responsibility as the pets meet their end with a “game over” if they go too long without taking care of them. Although the Tamagotchi trend ended in the late 90s, they’re coming back strong in 2013 with a new app available to download and play!
- Coming on to the scene in the early 2000s, robotic pets are still on the rise around the world. These pets are perfect for the owner who isn’t interested in taking their pet outside for walks or cleaning up after their mess! Robotic pets can come as dogs, cats, or other animals! Robotic animals can be used as companions and also for therapy for the elderly.
At My Pet Savings, we’re always interested in finding ways that people show off their pets around the world, whether it’s grooming their pets to look like other animals, or if their pets aren’t real animals (like a Pet Rock!) No matter what your pet is, My Pet Savings is always here to help you with your pet needs. Check out Coupons.com for great deals on all your pet needs!
Happy Pet Trending!
The month of April is recognized as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Started by the APSCA in 1889, this month is set to teach how to prevent animal cruelty, and teach others how to fight against it. At My Pet Savings, we care about the safety and well-being of our animals and here are some tips for you to teach and inform others about the importance of this month.
1. Teach children how to handle animals and to respect them. Teaching children when they’re young how to handle and respect animals can often lead to the better treatment of animals as violent acts towards animals can lead to violent acts later in life.
2. Say no to puppy mills! Many animals from the stores are often bred in commercial kennels that breed for quantity, not quality, and can come with a list of behavioral and health problems. Instead buy from a reputable breeder or adopt from a shelter.
3. Spread knowledge to others about preventing animal abuse. The more information they know, the more they will do something about it. Also, treat your pets with love and care to set a positive example for others to follow!
This month, take some time out to tell your neighbors and friends with animals about Animal Cruelty Prevention and make changes to inform people! Animals are innocent creatures who rely on their caretakers for their safety and wellbeing, and anyone who compromises that should have to deal with the consequences. For more information on how you can help with Animal Cruelty Prevention, check out your local animal shelter for volunteer opportunities, or check out Dr. Becker’s Bites for more information on Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month.
Happy Pet Prevention!
Some people own dogs. Some people own cats. Some people even own snakes. You? You want something different in a pet. More fun and exciting but without the responsibility of having to take care of its “business” or wonder what trouble its up to when you’re gone. You, my friend, want a Pet Rock.
Made popular in the 70s by advertising executive Gary Dahl, Pet Rocks are perfect for the busy owner who wants a companion without all the hassle. Obtaining a Pet Rock is so easy and simple! Simply go to your backyard and pick out the best looking rock. If you’re looking for a traveling companion, a smaller one would be best. If you’re looking for a friend to hang out with, choose a larger one. When you first get your Pet Rock, pick some names that will best suit it. For girl rocks, how about Breccia or Pumice? For boy rocks, strong names like Obsidian or Flint could work too!
Training your Pet Rock can be fun and rewarding and there are plenty of fun activities and tricks you can teach your Pet Rock as they are very smart stones! Although rocks have been known to be stationary, there are some tricks for you try and succeed in! For beginners, tricks like “sit” and “stay” will be easy to achieve, but if you’re willing to teach advanced tricks, try “play dead” and “attack”! Remember, the key to training a Pet Rock is lots of positive reinforcement and treats!
By taking time to care for it and pertaining to its needs as necessary, owning a Pet Rock is fun and easy! Quality time with your new friend will ensure you have lots of fun and great memories. For all your pet needs, go to SitStay.com for tons of toys, treats, and essentials for any pet!
Many dogs can sit, play dead, and give high-fives, but can your dog read? Yes you heard right…read! That’s one extraordinary trick English Terrier Willow can do. It all started from a bet between a friend and the owner of Willow, Lyssa Howells, who is a Manhattan dog trainer. Willow, who has already been trained to do about 250 tricks, mastered reading in only six weeks.
Willow has been trained to identify letters to understand what they mean. When Howells holds up a card that says, “sit”, Willow sits. This amazing dog can also read other cards that are held up for her to understand. Now that Willow has reading and understanding simple words down, Lyssa is teaching Willow to understand sentences. Lyssa is also working on a way to have Willow communicate back to her by forming her own sentences by pointing to different words placed on a wall. Pretty soon they will be able to “talk” to each other without any difficulty!
What cool tricks can your dog do? Although training is a difficult process to go through, especially with advanced tricks, there’s no limit to what your dog is able to learn. Have any plans this weekend? Why not teach your dog some cool new tricks to learn, even if it’s not reading, it’s still cool to show off some fun tricks to your friends! Try heading over to AnimalDen.com for training videos!
Happy Pet Learning!
Are you or your family member moving off to college and can’t bear the thought of leaving your pet behind? Or would you like to have a new addition to your dorm room by adding a pet? There are a surprising number of colleges and universities in the United States that allow students to own a pet in the dorm room on campus. Because many heads of schools are recognizing that entering college, especially alone, is a difficult task, they are opening their doors to student’s pets to help ease the anxiety that comes with starting college. Bringing their pets can be a good buffer between home and school that can keep them comfortable. Schools that offer pets to stay in the dorms include include, MIT that allows cats to reside in four of the dorms on campus, Lehigh University where one cat or dog is allowed in each sorority or fraternity house, and the University of Idaho where fish, cats and dogs are allowed in the dorms, just to name a few.
As long as the animals are up to date with their shots and don’t disrupt or the general environment of where they animal is staying, students can bring a pet in to have a little piece of home with them when they’re so far away. So if you’re looking for a place to have your pet beside you while you’re studying, check these places out! Also need a cute doggy bed with sheets to match your dorm room sheets? Petswarehouse.com has a great selection!
Happy Pet Living!