Archives for November 2007

Dog Training Roundup: Links and Resources

Dogs, much like children, thrive in an environment that is ordered and structured. This means that your pooch needs a firm hand and clear guidelines so that he understands who the pack leader is. When … [Read more...]

Keeping Koi Fish

Koi are some of the most beautiful and graceful pond fish. These fish are quite intelligent and can become very tame over the years. With good care, they often live from 25 to 35 years and can live … [Read more...]

Choosing a Bed for Your Cat – The Perfect Place to Cat Nap

Are you tired of cat hair on the counters, footprints on the windowsills, and rumpled pillows? If so, you may want to consider giving your cat his own resting spot. In fact, to truly make your cat … [Read more...]

Improve Your Dog's Health With Quality Dog Food and Treats

Whether you are just starting out training your puppy or you have a long-standing relationship with your favorite canine of 15 years, there are plenty of things and issues to think about that all deal … [Read more...]

Dog Training Tools

The creativity of trainers and those who supply them with additional tools is never-ending. To the new or casual trainer there appears a dizzying array of devices. Though many are useful, they … [Read more...]

Buying Guide to Harness

If you want to have your horse pull a cart, a wagon or even a sleigh, you will need one important piece of tack, the harness. A harness connects your horse to the cart or other conveyance and gives … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – November 28, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Laddie, 121141 Laddie is a wonderful ~2.5 year-old Border Collie/Saluki cross whose owner determined three dogs were too much for them. Laddie is great choice if you have other pets at home- he even … [Read more...]

Purebred Dog Training

The term 'purebred' is relative. No breed has been so isolated that it's never mated with another. But taken over the last hundred years or so, there are populations of Golden Retriever, German … [Read more...]

8 Things You Wanted To Know About My Two Papillon Dogs But Were Afraid To Ask!

Well .. I've been tagged again for another meme .. by WildCatsThree in The Dog Log blog. Here are the rules of the game: * Link to your tagger and post these rules. * List eight (8) random facts … [Read more...]

Stress and Pets

As with raising children, dealing with pets can be stressful. But often the situation is exactly the reverse: having pets frequently provides one of the best stress relief mechanisms around. Several … [Read more...]

Breeding Rabbits? Here are some Guidelines

'They breed like rabbits' is a familiar phrase. And it's true. Rabbits are prolific. As prey for a wide variety of predators in the wild, the species survived, in part, by producing many offspring. … [Read more...]

Training Passive Dogs

Like humans, dogs are individuals. Some, through a combination of genetics, circumstances and self-development display assertive characteristics and others are more passive. Assertive dogs seek alpha … [Read more...]

Ferrets and the Law

When thinking about ferrets and the law, few have to think about what trouble their ferret got into. Though there has been a lawsuit or two involving bites and yard or toy damage. But when considering … [Read more...]

Classifieds @ HART Market

I've been busy today. I now have a completely FREE Classifieds site!! Anybody can log in and post ads under the various categories that I've created .. I think there's enough of 'em!. I call this … [Read more...]

Animal Art @ HART Market (

Looking for some ART related gifts? I moved our PetLvr section and updated our picks for "Pet and Animal Related Art" to its new location at .. ... if you're into that … [Read more...]

Caring for Bettas

Bettas, also known as Japanese fighting fish, are so beautiful that they don't look quite real. You've probably seen these fish housed separately in tiny bowls at your local fish store. This is … [Read more...]

Pet Rescuer Central Wants to Help You

This is a guest post from my friend Jane from Blog Catalog who just started her own new website Pet Rescuer Central. Please take a few minutes to check out this site and add it to your Favorites Hi … [Read more...]

Training Older Dogs

The old saying .. 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks' ... is a myth. Like humans, or many other species, dogs learn new things every day throughout life. But, also like humans, learning new … [Read more...]

Random Linking – November 22, 2007

Random Links In My Bloglines Welcome to .. :. PetLvr Random Links I've just got too many good links in my BLOGLINES that are going to waste .. and other people should be able to read them … [Read more...]

Geesh .. there's always something!

UPDATE >> The feed is now working. Thank you for your patience!~ ~~~~~ Apparently .. the RSS FEED for this blog has not been working since the upgrade on Sunday. I think it has something to … [Read more...]

English Versus Western Riding

So, you want to learn how to ride a horse, but then you found out that there are two different types of horseback riding, English and Western. Now, you need to choose the right one for you, but are … [Read more...]

I have to try this with our cat

I wonder what Zeussie Pussy Cat would say? UPDATE: Memo - Found from Stumbling to THIS site … [Read more...]

Training the Trainer

Dog training philosophies vary as much as dogs and trainers do. Most professionals agree, however, that a large part of training dogs consists of training the trainers. Whether those trainers are pet … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – November 20, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Pogo, 134913 We are still looking for a permanent home for Pogo, a handsome neutered male available from foster care. Pogo has been with us for far too long- since January 2007, in & out of … [Read more...]

Choosing the Perfect Cat Breed

There are so many cat breeds. How can you decide which breed is right for you and your family? Here is a handy guide to help you select the perfect cat breed. The first thing you should consider is … [Read more...]

Birdwatching Necessities for the Beginner

By Ken Lawless Birdwatching is one of America's most popular outdoor activities. Those of us who love birds, have watched birds, in our back yards or at the local parks, raise and support their … [Read more...]

Update: WordPress 2.3 – @ HART Market – and other stuff

I created my second "pet related" store over on my @ HART Market brand site. Pet Care @ HART Market Health and Care Products for Dogs. We have a fine selection of healthy dog care products. … [Read more...]

Training Assertive Dogs

As descendants from wolf packs, dogs have and seek a natural hierarchy in which some are dominant (alphas) and others follow. Struggles among young pups to sort of who is which start early, in some … [Read more...]

The Update is Complete!

.. However, I still have to do some coding modifications around the template here .... If you see anything kooky - Please drop me a note in these comments! Thanks :) … [Read more...]

Another Update Is In Progress

I am in the process of updating this blog from wordpress version 2.2.2 to the latest wordpress version 2.3.1 Although, it may not seem like a big change ... it is. I hope to display some of the … [Read more...]

Common Ferret Diseases and Conditions

Adrenal Disease One of the most common conditions to occur in ferrets is adrenal disease. Growths or enlargement of the adrenal gland typically requires surgery. External signs are a loss of hair, … [Read more...]

Neutering – An Important Part of Your Cat's Care

With the large number of homeless and feral cats in the world, it is no wonder that people are beginning to realize the importance of neutering their cats. After all, since cats can reproduce several … [Read more...]


Dogs have a significant capacity for training their trainers. Apart from making us wave our hands and bark odd words, we regularly fetch treats and run after tennis balls. Not useful to us, but the … [Read more...]

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