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http://www.GetPetSavvy.com, the Ferrisi Worldwide website, offering high quality pet food and pet supplies like grooming tools, toys, sleeping bags and much more, provides bird products and supplies for all species of pet birds. The site also presents a wide range of dog products, cat products, dog and cat food, fish supplies and small animal products.

President Neil Ferraiolo shares more about the bird products GetPetSavvy offers, "Birds are popular pets due their tenderness and sweetness, not to mention their adorable looks. However, if these delicate creatures are not taken care of properly, their end comes faster than naturally anticipated. You should provide your feathered friends with the requisite bird supplies and bird products. Our bird supplies are designed by pet professionals who have taken the utmost care in creating them. We have everything from beddings and perches to feeders and watering systems."

Birds require a lot of care. The products and food for all bird species are different and it is imperative to use species-specific bird food and supplies. When it comes to bird food, it is important to remember that not all bird eat seeds. Diets for non-seed eating birds such as Lories and Lorikeets consist of a commercially prepared formula.

Even for seed-eating birds, seeds alone do not constitute a proper diet. Even when multiple types of seed are offered, the seed-only diet will not supply the necessary array of vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health. Before buying bird food, a thorough knowledge of the species should be gained, and it must be purchased from a manufacturer well versed in the field.

Bird supplies include cages, cage kits, birdbaths, perches, bird toys, bird carriers and bird grooming products. Bird supplies can be further divided into -- pet bird supplies and wild bird supplies. Wild bird supplies are for those who do not have a pet bird but are bird lovers or bird watchers and want to turn their home into a place for wild birds to visit.

Providing more information about the wild bird supplies offered, Mr. Ferraiolo says, "While we are dedicated to offering pet bird products, we are equally committed to our wild bird supplies. If you are a bird lover, you have to invest in wild bird supplies and create a welcoming space for the wild birds to visit. We have stocked all kinds of wild bird supplies. You will find quality bird nesting boxes, wild bird nesting supplies and other bird products."

"With our pet food and pet supplies, you can be sure that your pet is in safe hands. When you turn to http://www.GetPetSavvy.com, you can be rest assured that your pet's best interests are taken care of. We are always here to assure you that you and your pet have a friend online, who is ever-ready to help. If you do not find what you are looking for, contact us and we will get back to you quickly," he concludes.

About GetPetSavvy.com:

GetPetSavvy.com is an online pet store dedicated to providing state-of-the-art pet food and pet products. The website provides dog and cat food, dog products, cat products, bird food, sleeping bags and grooming aids-to name a few. With over 25 years of experience in pet care as well as online purchasing, the GetPetSavvy team is focused on the task of making you and your pet happy.

All products have been designed, tested and used by pet specialists. The website also features pet care related articles and strives at giving the most current product knowledge and pet care advice.

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Pet dogs love lazing around on the couch or lounging on the sofa just as much as we do. They probably like licking it and tearing it apart when frustrated too. Most pet owners who have not trained their dogs must have already gone through this ordeal.

If you want to save your furniture from potential damage by your dog, you must know how to deter him/her from climbing onto it in the first place. Given below are some methods and techniques that you can try. However, you need to be stern while doing so and not feel guilty, otherwise it will not work and your dog will continue sitting on the furniture.

Dog Training

Training your dog is the best method. It is very important that every dog go through this process. This should be undertaken when they are still pups, as learning and following commands at this stage of their life is really easy for them. Once they get habituated to getting onto the furniture, it will be really difficult for you to rid them of this habit. So, start early and urge your family to do the same. Reward your dog with treats for staying off furniture when asked to do so, and express your unhappiness if he/she tries to get onto it nonetheless. Reinforcement makes the training process a lot easier.

Buying Dog Furniture

Another good way of keeping your dog off the home furniture is to get some furniture for him/her. Dogs love to have a bed, a crate, or a kennel of their own rather than lying on the hard floor. This keeps them comfortable, as well as cozy and secure. Dog beds, kennels, and crates are available in any pet store. Initially, you may need to crate train your dog so that he/she gets used to it. You can also make use of kennel plans and kennel designs to build one yourself.

Using Commercial Aids

There are many products available commercially. These include repellents, alarms, spiked mats, and couch protectors. These are designed in order to discourage your dog from getting onto the furniture, as well as to protect the furniture from any damage and dog fur. This can be done in case your dog has not been trained.

Some More Tips

  • Keep the doors to areas with expensive furniture closed while going outdoors, or when these areas are not being used.
  • Establish and get your dog used to a comfort zone of his/her own in the house by providing food, water, and toys in that particular place. This way, he/she will spend most of the time in that place and stay away from the furniture.
  • For grown up dogs, use a leash even when inside the house, to block their access to the furniture by saying 'off' assertively. Do not pull him/her down from the furniture using the leash.
  • You can also attach a black thread across the front of the furniture and tie one of its ends to a pile of shake cans. As soon as your dog tries to get onto the furniture, the pile of shake cans will come tumbling down. This will make a loud noise and cause your dog to get back down.
  • You can throw balloons on your furniture when you go out, so that if your dog tries to climb onto it, the balloons will burst and make a loud noise.

Try the above mentioned techniques to deter your dog from climbing onto the furniture. Make sure you do not always give in to her/his demands. Remember, being a little strict will have long-term benefits.

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Doesn’t your pet deserve a sense of identity? See innovative couture pet products from Fourlegidentity.com, which identifies fine design for dogs and cats alike. Four Leg Identity has created an outlet for you (the pet owner) to find products that accommodate your style (modern, classic, preppy, sophisticated, etc), while bringing that unfailing fashion to your pet.

A new company has been launched designed to aid in couture pet products in addition to a pet resource for all your pet matters and concerns. With pet ownership at an all-time high, Four Leg Identity is focusing on creating an identity for your pet. ‘I felt it extremely important to offer a one-stop-shop where our customers could not only shop for ultra cool pet products, but a place to find information on pet health, disease, training, etc,' says Kari Raderstorf, co-founder of Four Leg Identity. Whether it be the pet boutique, which offers a distinct selection of pet products (dog beds, dog clothes, dog collars and pet grooming supplies), or the resource section which offers informational links to dog parks, pet health and pet care, Four Leg Identity is determined to be the one-stop-shop for its customers.

“I was bored looking at dog beds and dog clothes from the corporate owned pet stores (typical rubbish that caters to the bargain shopper),” said Kari Raderstorf, co-founder of Four Leg Identity. “The styles were stale with little variety. I was also discouraged when trying to locate pet boutiques as they are difficult to find with limited sizing and colors. I wanted to give Archie, our dog, a sense of his own identity, therefore I was on a hunt to find the most practical, yet fashion forward designs for him. After compiling a list of manufacturers and designers I wanted to purchase from, I knew I had to offer this to others, therefore, FourLegIdentity.com evolved.”

Four Leg Identity has partnered with talented designers and manufacturers, such as Crypton, West Paw, PetEgo, Diva Dog, DenHaus, Cloak and Dawgie and more, to offer its customers the highest in quality, a distinct aesthetic and a uniqueness that won’t be found at the ‘big box’ pet stores. Although pet identity is of the utmost importance, superior craftsmanship takes precedence as Four Leg Identity strives to deliver products that will last a lifetime

In Summary, Four Leg Identity is about pet identity and strives to offer the latest in couture pet products (from dog beds to dog collars to dog clothes to pet grooming supplies) as well as essential resources for all pet matters.

About Four Leg Identity:

Four Leg Identity, an Indiana-based, website-only Pet Product retailer, launched their site in January of 2009 out of a passion to give pet owners and their pets a sense of identity. Ironically, the concept started when the mother / daughter team was trying to comprehend the ‘big pet store’ mentality (typical rubbish that caters to the bargain shopper) while comparing that to the ‘boutique pet stores’ that are hard to find and do not necessarily carry the right size or color for that matter. In shopping for their own pets, they became discouraged and bored with the selections, therefore started researching pet designers, pet fashion and quality pet manufacturers to offer unique products to their dogs. While doing their due diligence and uncovering an amazing selection of pet products they felt the need to share their findings and realized the enormous need among passionate pet owners to give other pets an identity they deserve. Therefore, Four Leg Identity has evolved offering dogs, cats and their owners, high quality, unique and fashion forward dog beds, dog collars, dog clothes, pet grooming products and so much more. For additional information, please visit http://www.fourlegidentity.com].

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Is there a valid reason why you buy dog training books? Here's why. Take a look at this common scenario, you walk into a Pet store and were immediately taken by this incredibly cute Bloodhound Puppy. Let's be real, the dog and you connected and you know it won't be that hard to look after him...well in case you did not know, it only takes an hour or two tops for most folks to go uh oh after they have brought the mutt home. All of a sudden all hell breaks lose when you discover that little Fido believes your couch is a good place to leave a small package with a big smell, you don't realize that some dogs enjoying barking at everything and anything wich will test even the deepest of sleepers(the sleeper will lose, I guarantee), disappearing articles of clothing, torn cushions and pillows...the list goes on. Dogs use "shock and awww" which will put the most ardent doting doggie mom or dad's patience to the test!

You are probably pretty scared by now, maybe I have also successfully convinced you to drop the idea altogether, relax! It is very simple to train a dog using dog training books. Many people just do not contemplate that their dog must be trained...If you have to potty train a kid, What makes you think you will not have to do the same for a dog? Of course dogs are incredible animals that will bring mountains of joy to your life, but the simple fact is that they need to be trained and trained consistently.

With so many supposed training methods out there, people can get a bit carried away with various gadgets and goodies; this is pretty unfair, particularly as this can get very intense and make the dog feel like he is being punished. In a desire to get results we finally get them to submit and obey, but this is obedience out of fear, not respect and love. This is another reason why you simply need relevant and effective dog training books to help you out. Dog training has advanced so much over the past 20 years and there are so many techniques that it is useful to have the right dog training books available to you to double check on what you are being told to teach.

Having an obedient well trained dog is such a priveledge. You not only know that your dog is safe but that your family is safe and of course all your friends will be envious of your dog. A well trained dog is welcomed where ever he goes, you don't have to shackle him up like some escaped convict, he will come when he is called; sit when he is told, in short he truly becomes "a man's best friend".

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The betta fish is a fresh water (or tropical) fish. More specifically, bettas originate from the tropical climates of southeast Asia in the countries of Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand. As pets, particular attention needs to be paid to the environment in which you place them and is an important aspect of betta fish care.

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Because bettas are a tropical fish, they require a constant water temperature that ranges between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures that veer outside of this range can render your fish very sluggish and lethargic. If the water dips too far below the minimum acceptable range, you make wake up one day to dead fish floating in your tank. This explains the importance of a heater for proper betta fish care.

The water in the tank may even be in the safe range most of the time without the aid of a heater; but temperatures can change quickly and typically go down during the night. Aquarium heaters take these temperature fluctuations into account. They turn on when the temperature drops below the acceptable level and turn off when no longer needed to sustain the required temperature.

If you want your betta fish to live long and healthy lives, an aquarium heater is a necessity to ensure the temperature will consistently stay within the safe range. This further explains why the tank used to house your fish be at least large enough to accommodate a mini aquarium heater. This type of heater is used for aquariums in the 2-5 gallon range.

Just be aware that many mini aquarium heaters do not have the ability to take into consideration the actual temperature of the water inside the fish tank. Without this ability, the mini heater can potentially make the water too warm, too cold, and allow wide fluctuations in the actual water temperature - none of which bodes well for the health of your bettas. For just a little more money than what you might spend for a mini heater, small adjustable heaters are available which do take the actual water temperature into consideration. This is money well spent for the health of your bettas.

In addition to a heater, a thermometer is highly suggested to make sure your heater is working properly and the temperature remains at a safe constant level. Your local pet store will be able to provide you with a variety of thin, small and economical thermometers which can be inserted on the side of the aquarium to display the temperature.

Bettas are different from other fish in that they need air. Unlike the majority of other fish that take in oxygen through their gills, bettas take in oxygen through a specialized organ known as the labyrinth organ. This organ gathers oxygen directly from the air. Because of this, bettas need constant and easy access to the water's surface. Without this access, your betta will drown. So you need to take this consideration into account when outfitting the tank your bettas are going to live in.

Also, you should make sure the temperature of the air of the room in which the tank sits is not much different from the temperature of the water inside the tank. One way you can do is this is by covering your aquarium with a glass cover or hood that ensures the air just above the surface of the tank remains warm and moist. A hood or glass cover also has the advantage of slowing down the rate of water evaporation.

The next option to consider is whether to purchase a filter or not. While not entirely necessary for a betta's survival, a filter is an excellent choice to keep the tank water clean. When choosing the right filter, keep in mind that bettas should have a minimum amount of water movement inside the tank. This means you should choose a filter that has a very low flow. This is done by selecting a filter designed for a smaller tank or adjusting an existing filter's settings to severely restrict its flow.

A kennel or crate is basically referred to as any place in which a dog is kept. For decades, dog owners from all backgrounds have used dog kennels and crates to breed, maintain, and train their dogs. They are actually very efficient tools in doing such things. Every dog owner needs to own a dog crate and kennel. If they do not, then they will soon find out that it is the best thing for the owner and the dog.

Choosing a dog kennel or crate can be somewhat of a task, especially if you do not know where to start. Here, we will discuss the various factors to consider upon making your selection.

One of the very basic essentials is to know how big your dog is, and how big your dog is going to get if he is a puppy. Depending on the purpose, a dog crate can be either very big or very small. If you are going to be using your dog crate mainly for potty training purposes, then make sure to get one that is just big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down in. Dogs will usually not "go" where they have to sleep; especially if there will be no other space left for lying down.

If your dog is a puppy, then you might want to get a smaller dog crate, just for now. Once he begins to grow, you can purchase another one for when he gets a little older. Always keep a smaller dog crate just in case that you make the decision to adopt more puppies in the future. You can find dog crates at any store that sells pet supplies like dog collars and dog clothes. Make sure that the one you get is sturdy enough and also has a good lock on it.

Choosing a kennel for your dog also depends on several different factors as well. You will need to ask yourself how big your dog is now, and how big your dog is going to get. Think about where you will be placing the kennel. Is your yard large or fairly small? You will want to make sure that the size of your dog kennel is compatible with the size of your yard. If your yard is fairly small, then you do not want the kennel to take up most of the yard by any means. How much room do you want your dog to have to walk around inside of the kennel? Will you be keeping more than one dog inside of your kennel?

You can find dog kennels at pet stores, and you can also order them online. If you find that you are having trouble making a decision, try getting a second opinion. Perhaps you have friends or other family members who own dog kennels and crates. They might be more knowledgeable about the problems you could face, and might possibly know more about choosing one since they are already owners of kennels and crates. Think about the cleaning supplies you will need to invest in when purchasing your crate and kennel. Keeping these items clean is an absolute must.

All in all, the selection process should not be a difficult one if you think ahead of time. Purchasing a dog kennel and dog crate is a very smart decision. Dog owners understand the importance of needing a place to house their dogs, as well as a place to put them when potty training and other essentials are a necessary. These items will make you a happier owner, and when you are happy, your dog is a reflection of that.

One of the best family dogs are Labrador retrievers. Once upon a time, they were known as 'St. John's Dogs' and were brought to England from Newfoundland Canada in the early 1800s. These dogs were used by Canadian fishermen to retrieve fish that feel off the hooks and even haul swimming lines and fishing nets. Today, these dogs are popularly known as 'Labs' and come in three colors; black, yellow (light cream to reddish) and chocolate (light to dark brown). They are the best dogs for children of all ages. However, many people believe it is rather a bit tough training Labrador retrievers. However, if you follow some basic Labrador retriever training tips, you will soon see a perfectly housebroken, trained and obedient pup making its way in everyone's heart. The following paragraphs will discuss some of the basic Labrador training tips for new owners.

Basic Labrador Training Tips for New Owners

When I talk about basic Labrador training tips for new owners, it is to be assumed we are discussing puppies. This is because, a new owner would probably choose a puppy over an adult dog. A puppy is easier to train and mold according to ones family needs and labs are mostly good dogs for kids. Bringing home a puppy helps strengthen the bond between a kid and the pup. Anyway, let us now begin with some Labrador retriever training tips, starting with the most important part.

House Training Labrador Retrievers

The moment a puppy is born, his mother begins to train him to feed, play and defend themselves. One needs to be consistent with the rules from day one. A small puppy make look really cute doing its funny antics, but, by overlooking their mistakes, you are encouraging bad behavior. However, training Labrador retrievers is not very complicated and can be fun for both the owner and the pup. You see, a puppy is just like a human kid, it does not know right from wrong. As an owner, you need to guide your puppy and undertake his dog obedience training in the right manner.

By the time a lab puppy is 2 to 3 months old, he should have begun his dog training lessons. You should teach him his daily routines, that is, location of food and water dishes. He should know he will be fed 3 times a day; morning, early afternoon and night. He should be aware of his bed, time of going to bed and the time to wake up. He should be aware of the route to be taken for his daily walks and the place he needs to go 'potty'. You should teach him the word 'NO' means to stop immediately with whatever that he is doing and 'Good' means he is being praised. This will help you with this housebreaking exercise. You see, a puppy needs to go to the bathroom many times a day as he still is not able to control his bladder. You should make sure he is taken to the same spot everyday at the same time to answer natures call.

You should wake him up at the same time in the morning from his sleep and immediately take him to the spot where he needs to go 'potty'. While he is doing his business, you should utter the word 'potty' or 'go potty'. This will help him associate the word to his action. Next, you should feed him at the same time and once he finishes, take him to the same spot for 'potty'. If he does not go 'potty', wait for sometime and allow him to pass urine to stools. As a puppy, he will have many accidents, thus, the minute you see him trying to go 'potty' within the house, shout out a loud and firm 'NO'. Clap or make some sound that will distract him and make him stop what he is doing. Immediately, take him to the spot where he needs to go 'potty' and allow him to relieve himself. If the puppy does have an accident within the house, there is no use lecturing or punishing him. He will not be able to comprehend what is upsetting you and will further push away the dog from your dog training efforts.

A Labrador retriever puppy may need to go and relieve himself many times a day. You should take him to the assigned spot every 1 ½ to 2 hours, whether or not he shows signs of 'potty'. Make sure you make him go to the bathroom, before he sleeps in the night. You may have to get up once or twice during the night and take him to the bathroom. Puppies as I said are like kids, they may need to use the bathroom at night too. When your puppy relieves himself at the assigned place, praise him and reward him. If your puppy has no accidents for a month, it means you have successfully house trained your Labrador retriever. If the pup has an accident, it means you have not been consistent and need to start all over again.

Leash Training Labrador Retrievers

Next in Labrador retriever training tips, is leash training. Your Labrador retrievers needs more than just a simple walk. He needs to be properly exercised and given ample of play time. Labradors are energetic dogs that love activities and games. They are good with fly ball, swimming, tracking and even playing fetch. But, before you take your puppy out in a park, you should make sure you have successfully completed dog leash training.

You should always have the length of the leash consistent. Never shorten or lengthen the leash as it will confuse the dog. Keep a comfortable length of the leash as it will help the dog know the distance he can be away from you. Keep in mind you are to be the alpha dog, the leader. If you give in to any of the dogs demands, you will have obedience problems. Dogs are pack animals and learn to follow a leader. You have to remain the leader for your dog.

While taking a walk, you should pull the dog in the direction you want to move. If your dog pulls you to a certain direction, stop in your tracks immediately. Do not move till the dog stops pulling you. Once the Labrador stops pulling, you should start walking in the direction you want to move. The dog will have no choice but to follow you. Make sure you take the same route everyday to help the dog recognize the way back home. Once you are successful with leash training, your dog will never leave your side. When your Labrador retriever follows your commands, make sure you shower him with praises. You can offer him dog treats as rewards for his good behavior.

Now, it is time to teach him to play fetch. You should toss a small flying disk or tennis ball towards your dog. Then, shout the word, 'Fetch'. When he has the ball or disk in his mouth, call out 'come' and allow him to drop the object in your hand. Once he completes this task successfully, praise him as much as you can and reward him with a treat.

Command Training Labrador Retrievers

There are a few basic commands a Labrador retriever should be taught as early as possible. These commands include; 'sit', 'sleep', 'stand', 'come', 'go', 'fetch', 'stop', 'no', etc. These commands should be as short as possible and very clear to understand. Do not use long words or sentences as the puppy will get confused. While you are leash training your Labrador retriever, make sure you teach him to 'sit' while on leash. This will help you break the habit of pulling the leash while going on a walk. Teach the dog to 'come' by saying the word or by using a whistle. When your dog comes to you on hearing the word or whistle, praise him and reward him with doggie treats.

If you are wondering how do you teach a dog to 'stand', 'sit' or 'sleep', well it is very simple. Sit or stand opposite your dog with a dog treat in your hand. Make sure the dog sees the treat and hold the treat over his head. Then move the treat in your hand from front to back and utter the command, 'sit'. Initially, you may have to direct the dog towards the ground and make him understand what 'sit' means. Once the dog sits, praise him and give him his reward. Repeat the same command for a few more times and give him a break. After sometime, repeat the same command, till he is trained properly. Continue the same process for the other commands. You should teach him to sit before you place the food bowl in front of him. This way you will have a well-trained dog on your hands. When you use 'NO', make sure you use a gentle, yet firm tone. A positive reinforcement is one of the key Labrador retriever training tips.

Labrador Retriever Training Supplies

You can visit a pet store or an online pet shop and find many Labrador retriever training supplies. These Labrador retriever training supplies include leashes, collar belts, beds, dog toys, dog treats, etc. You can even find kennels for your Labrador retriever that will help you kennel train him. There are many Labrador retriever training books available, that will guide you with the training process. These books also contain a lot of information related to Labrador retriever care. There are many professional dog trainers who offer services and train your puppy with the basic and advance dog obedience tricks.

You may have observed that nowhere in the above paragraphs, dog punishment has been mentioned. This is because punishing your dog will do more harm than good. It will create a negative image of the owner in the dog's mind, making him even more rebellious. Good dog care along with positive reinforcement, will help you inculcate good dog behavior in your dog. Hope the above paragraphs on Labrador retriever training tips have proven to be useful guide for you and your pup.