Saturday, December 30, 2006

Dog Training Tip -
Put Training Collar On

When introducing a training collar to your dog, always call him to you and then put it on.

Do not go to him to put it on. If you go to him instead of bringing him to you, the collar will become an unpleasant thing for him.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wolf Pack Ways

Want to understand better puppy play and your older dog's actions? The most effective methods for dog behavior modification of some strange or nasty habits? The Dog Whisper communication system? Why it is so important for you to become your dog's Alpha Leader or Pack Leader?

I have just published SIX NEW ARTICLES on the Wild Wolf and Wolf Pack Ways to give more insight into your pooch. Here's a preview of each. You can find the full articles by clicking "Rena's Articles" to the right, or by going to

Want to understand more about domestic dog instinctive behavior and how to see it in your pet? Here's an eye-opener about the wild wolf pack and obedience and coordination within wild wolf society, beginning with the arrival of the pups.

Wild wolf society helps us understand the dog instinctive behavior we observe in our domestic pets, from the nurture of the young to the very modes of play that seem so adorable in our puppies. What is their meaning and true interpretation?

Might does not make right in wild wolf society, nor should it in your home. Your pup has some dog instinctive behavior as a predator just as in the wolf pack, and that adorable puppy play might not be so cute if the game turns real.

Which wolf pup is the future alpha leader? How is he trained for his future as leader of the pack? Let's take a look at wild wolf society and wolf pup personalities as their future wolf pack rank begins to take shape. Do you see your pup in this?

Take a look into wild wolf society and discover the depth of hardship there. The wild wolf is a magnificent creature, a very efficient predator, whose life lends much insight into our domestic dogs, but about whom there is so much yet to know.

Wild wolf society has strict rules regarding borders which apply to all wolf packs and lend stability. Yet territorial fights are not all that common and bloodshed is rare. So how do wild wolves defend their territories? What does the howling mean?

Does your domestic dog do the same?
Do you understand why your dog needs and honors boundaries set by you?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Holiday Dog

Save those adorable photos of your dog this holiday - with your decorations, or with people, or with other pets.

We will have a "BEST HOLIDAY DOG" contest in January and will tell you then how to send your holiday pictures (JPG images). We will also create a web page with the pictures and names for all to share and see our Paw Persuasion Pets!



Friday, December 22, 2006

Wash the Dog

For those of you out there with dogs who constantly chew on themselves, here is a tip.

Bathe them weekly.

It makes a huge difference for my Border Collie, who had hot spots until I started doing that. It removes allergens that affect both dogs and their people.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Lab Puppy Chewing

Want to know how (in addition to exercise, mental challenge, and supervision) I avoided the well-publicized puppy chewing and other destructive dog behavior by my own Labrador Retriever puppy, Joy?

I gave Joy plenty of toys as a young pup, so she always had something of her own on which to chew and did not suffer from boredom. She loved her toys, and so she had no interest in my things.

She even recognized the names I gave to her individual toys. By six-seven months old, she would retrieve the specific toy from her toy box on command and bring it to me for play!

With Labrador blood and a great mouthing need, Joy also destroyed her toys faster and more completely than I have ever seen anywhere - even things labeled "indestructible!" She viewed that as her "hunt and kill" duty, and displayed her handiwork with great pride. She felt she had a purpose as she accepted and destroyed her own things -- never mine!

We had NO destructive chewing problem with this puppy, even during the teething periods. That is almost unheard of for a Lab!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas in a Crunch?

At a loss for what to get?

We make it easy with highly visible, direct links on our SPECIALS & HOLIDAYS page, as well as the other great product pages throughout Here are a couple of sure-to-please, great last minute suggestions:

• For friends and family of any age, give Amazon Gift Certificates

• For the children on your list, try the DISNEY SHOPPING DEALS or give Gift Cerstufficates

So avoid as much of the commercial hustle and bustle as possible, and make your Holiday full of warmth, cheer, faith, remembrances, tradition, and joy with family and friends -- and that certainly includes MAN's BEST FRIEND!


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pup Would Not Hush -
So Dog Did What?

I cannot resist this one, Guys.

My Border Collie was tired of the whining new pup I was watching. So...

He carefully but firmly took the pup's lower jaw in his mouth and walked him all around the house that way.

The pup was quiet from then on!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dog Digging Tips

Here is a tip if Patch seems to like digging up your garden.

Cover some cheap water ballons with dirt in Patch's favorite dig spots. Do not cover it too well. The idea is to have the balloon soak Patch suddenly.

Also, harden tin foil by rolling it in your hand and flatening it. Dogs hate the feel of that stuff on their paws.

No more holes!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dogs are Individuals

No two dogs are the same, believe me. Every dog takes a certain amount of patience and time for you to fully understand what is the absolute best for him.

Never place your dog into the hands of a trainer who tells you that all dogs are the same and or can be trained the same way.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

FREE Teleseminar - Dec. 12th

Attention pet owners, veterinary assistants, and alternative animal health practitioners - We promised to bring you valuable pet information, and here is something you do NOT want to miss!


Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006
Time: 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern

Proven Veterinary Secrets to improve pet health
plus free eBook ($47 value) for attending
Sign up now at this link: Veterinary Secrets Revealed

Topics include Allergic Pet, the Steroidal Trap, Best Foods to keep your dog healthy, questions about Table Scraps and Raw Foods, Chronic Ear Infections, the Arthritic pet, why you need to AVOID Rimadyl, answers to questions about Cancer in your pet, the Supplemental Quandary, Runny Eyes, Vaccines, and more . . .

Dr. Andrew Jones draws on his family farm youth, years of traditional and holistic veterinary medicine, and vast research to bring information you need! It's free. Click this link to find out more -

Veterinary Secrets Revealed

I will be on the call. Will you?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Move Dog - Why?

It is best to move right into your dog if he does not move out of the way. This is very important when you come in the house, hands full, with a little one and packages!

Please do not step over your dog!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Your Little Dog is Dangerous

Keep this in mind.

The tiny thing with the big mouth may be just the right size for that big dog's mouth - the one he has provoked!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Holiday Hurry & Gifts Galore

Now it's begun, and it's not much fun racing from place to place on the holiday run. So much to do. Where's the time?

Help is here!

After lots of midnight oil, our PRODUCT PAGES are up, so you do not have to fight the madding crowds.

Our SPECIAL OFFERS page features some online only specials to save you even more money, such as the 14-days-only PetCo Deal of the Day - specials on multiple items for different pets, changing daily December 1st - December 14th.

Getting a new puppy? We have all its needs for housing, bedding, toys, carriers, and pet care supplies. Check our PawPersuasion's RESOURCES for help to locate, select, and care for your perfect pet. See our ARTICLES on Bringing New Puppy Home, Children and Dogs,and more to assist in your decision, and do your homework. Understand the breed's requirements - We have books about them. Know the chosen one's background and temperament, then implement the process wisely. I can help.

Christmas for your favorite Fido? Dog toys, dog chews, dog agility equipment, outdoor gear, dog holiday wear ... even doggie stockings (in SPECIAL OFFERS) ... We have it!

For Dog Lover Gifts and Cat Lover Gifts (FELINE FRIENDS) - such as one-of-a-kind dog breed ceramics, statuary, photo art, CafePress holiday dog T-shirts, or NCAA approved personalized team jerseys for your pet ... We have it.

Young ones on your list? See our CHILDREN's CHOICES page for toys, games, pet image clothing, DVDs, books, Disney characters, and more.

Whatever you need, you are sure to find it at PawPersuasion or through search boxes at the fine companies to whom we link as affiliates. Click the banners on our site, and open whole new worlds ...

Still having trouble finding it? Contact me.

Avoid as much of the commercial hustle and bustle as possible, and enjoy the Holidays as originally intended, with family and friends -- and that certainly includes MAN'S BEST FRIEND!


Friday, December 01, 2006

Children and Dogs

Good Morning,

I try to spend my time addressing two things:

First, I address the most common problems that people have every day with their dogs, and the simple mistakes the owners themselves are making which make it impossible for these things to change.

Secondly, I try to debunk as many dog training myths and other hysterias surrounding dogs as I can.

Okay, I guess there are three things, not two ... I am trying to explain the advice I give people, instead of just saying: "Don't do this, don't do that..." We have enough do's and don'ts out there to build something, but people need the mortar to hold all those "do and don't things" together.

This is why I spent several days writing a series of articles dealing with Children and Dogs at different stages of childrens lives, beginning with those things expectant parents should do. You can read them by clicking "Rena's Articles" or going to the Articles page of .

Have a great day and happy, pet-loving family,