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Dog clothes were first used by the military to protect their faithful four-legged companions in the same way that armor and uniforms helped to protect the soldiers fighting next to them. Military dog clothes were not created for fashion but to protect these brave and dedicated dogs from the weather and even attacks.

One of the most famous military dogs was Stubby who was adopted by an infantry unit in 1917 and went to World War I with the unit. He was a highly decorated dog even receiving a Purple Heart. A group of French women made him a “uniform” to display all his metals.

"Stubby the Military Dog

Stubby the Military Dog

The next group to use dog clothing was police and firefighters. These uniforms were not only used for protection but to distinguish one group from the other. Next in line were Seeing Eye dogs and other helper dogs whose uniforms make it easy to identify the owner as someone with some type of disability.

Moving forward to the 21stcentury, buying dog clothes is as common as buying clothing for yourself. Dog clothes still keep your pet warm and dry as well as protect it from cuts and scrapes, however, style is foremost when it comes to selecting dog clothing. There are many styles available such as T-shirts, jerseys, tank tops, sweaters, bandanas, winter outfits and even outfits for Halloween, weddings, birthdays, sports and many other special occasions AND Barking Barb is you connection to all that is dog clothes and more.

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StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy, Small

StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy, Small

StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy, Small

  • Adjustable treat dispensing toy
  • Large chamber fits whole meals
  • Weighted bottom wobbles

This new smaller size has all the adjustability of the original Bob-A-Lot. Large chamber fits over a cup of food for mealtime feedings. New adjustment gate on the bottom accommodates a larger kibble size and is easier to adjust.

List Price: $ 14.99

Price: $ 8.33

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How to Use Nutritious Homemade Dog Food Recipes in a Busy Life

Commercial dog food has questionable quality and nutrition, depending on the brand and their ethics at the time.

By taking control of what you feed your dog, you are taking the enormous step into assuring his maximum potential for a long and healthy life.

If your dog is healthy, you’ll have fewer trips to the vet, saving you probably many thousands of dollars.

But trying to work out how to make nutritious homemade dog food recipes to keep your dog interested, at the same time juggling work, family and home life, can be daunting.

But it needn’t be.

It’s only a question of you getting your head around a few basic concepts about healthy dog food.

For example, seven different homemade dog food recipes gives your dog a different meal every day of the week.

It also gives you a routine which is easy to work and plan for. Shopping just becomes too easy, with the same things to buy every week.

Arming yourself with the knowledge that nature knows best, after all the dog evolved very well without any help from us for aeons, you can come close to a wild dog’s diet.

Enzymes are an all important part of everyone’s diet, including dogs. So you need to ensure these are kept alive and well in the dog food you prepare.

Some nutrients are only found in organ meats, but these can be easily overfed. What is the optimum amount of organ meat in your dog’s diet and which ones should you feed?

There is one essential part of a dog’s daily diet which, if left out, will  cause tooth decay, unhealthy gums and most likely an unhappy dog.

Many ‘experts’ disagree on its inclusion in a dog’s diet. By bypassing the inconsistencies of ‘experts’ and going back to the only real expert – nature – you are not left wondering who may be right and who may be wrong.

Your homemade dog food recipes needs to ensure all micro and all macro minerals are included.

Your dog manufactures some vitamins himself, but others must be included in his diet.

This means you need to know the nutrients in each type of food.

Although your homemade dog food recipes will naturally keep your dog slim and in good overall health, some dogs are naturally fat and some are naturally slim. You need to know how to vary each ingredient to suit your individual dog.

There are many, no doubt well intentioned, people who write that certain foods are dangerous to dogs. However, if your dog is receiving a well balanced diet, based on a wild dogs diet, he won’t be ravenous and will become very aware of the difference between what is good for him and what is not. You won’t need to worry that he may ingest something poisonous to him.

A constantly ravenous dog is normally one who is not receiving a balanced diet, rather one which is devoid of essential nutrients.

For your dog’s sake, learn some homemade dog food recipes. It really isn’t difficult. And your dog will love you all the more for it. 

Madeleine Innocent is a practicing homeopath, a specialised modality of natural health care. She treats both people and animals in her busy West Australian practice. Madeleine loves to spread the good work of homeopathy and other areas of natural health care and writes extensively on the subject.

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The Basics of Dog Training

A well-trained dog is a must for most families.  After all, who wants a family pet in their home which has a hard time listening to commands and behaving in the best possible way?  This is where dog training can help.  A dog training course will help to teach your dog what to do and what not to do.  It will enable you to take your pet out and about without having to worry about Fido not listening and wreaking havoc on your outings.  The following will offer the basics of dog training and show how this type of course can benefit your dog.

Listening to Commands

The pet sitter professional will teach your dog how to listen to commands and follow them.  Hand signals, verbal commands and more will be taught by the dog trainer which will allow you to keep your dog in control.  It will also help your dog to follow your directions once you learn the necessary verbal and hand signal commands as well.

Acting In an Appropriate and Well-Behaved Manner

A dog who undergoes dog training, whether in a dog training course with other dogs or alone with a trainer, will be a dog who acts appropriately and in a well-behaved manner.  You want your dog to be lovable but also well-behaved at the same time.  By attending a dog training course, your family pet will learn what to do, what not to do and how to follow commands.

Dog Training Will Help You to Have a Dog Who Listens and Make It Easier On You

Dog training makes dog ownership a whole lot easier on you as you don’t have to worry about training the dog yourself but can use the commands which your dog learned during the course to keep your dog trained for the duration.  A dog who listens, as will almost always be the result of a dog training course, is one who will be well-behaved for his/her owner.

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Dog Beds For Large Breeds

Looking for extra large dog beds? When buying a dog bed for a larger breed you might only consider the size of the bed, however there are some other important considerations.

Support is an important consideration as many of the larger breeds can suffer from elbow complaints when their elbows are constantly supporting their weight when lying down, particularly on a hard surface.

New technology like memory foam originally designed by NASA is a great solution. The memory foam will mould to your dog’s shape, but provide firm support and then spring back to its original shape when your dog leaves the bed.

The other consideration is the height of the dog bed as larger breeds will need to put significant weight on their hind legs if they have to jump up on a higher bed. For this reason it’s best to consider dog beds that have enough height that your large dog gets the support it needs but also has the ability to simply step onto to the bed rather than having to jump up.

A great option which has recently been introduced in the Australian market is the BIG Dog Bed which is made by Snooza Dog Beds. It’s so big its more like a mattress measuring 1300mm by 880mm with a height of 190mm.

Its brilliantly clever with memory foam topping the thick inner of this bed. It really needs to be felt to be believed and moulds beautifully to the contours of a dog’s body ensuring all over, even support. Its low impact, dampening effect makes it ideal for older dogs, big or heavy dogs & dogs with joint problems.

These dog beds are also convenient as the wrap around zip makes the fully washable cover so easy to get on & off and gives you the option to interchange tops between the black, water resistant, 600 denier, PU coated ripstop and the fluffy mock lambswool for extra warmth and comfort.

If your mighty mutt is in desperate need of an extra large dog bed designed for larger breeds remember these considerations when reviewing your options.

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