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Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog (Paperback)
|Genre||PETS / Dogs / General|
|Publisher Date||2008-04-21 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.0 lb|
|Subtitle||Lessons from a Freethinking Dog|
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Excellent Book ! Enjoyed every minute. Couldn't put it down. An absolute page turner.Read More
This is the best dog story book I've ever read. Tho I do not condone hunting and killing (I'm a vegetarian of years standing) I do see the dog aspect of it. I first read the book from my library. It so impressed and moved me that I have now purchased 5 of this book to send to friends and family.Read More
Questions & Answers
How to Pick the Right Dog Door Size
A dog door gives both the owner and his dog freedom. The dog can go in and out of the house at will, and the owner has flexibility in his schedule -- no more running home to let pets out. A dog door does not need to be the exact size of your dog for your pet to fit through it comfortably. Here are the top tips for buying a pet door for your home.
Best Dog Beds for Small Dogs
Treating your dog to the best means giving him a cozy place to curl up in at night. If you have a small dog, however, finding the right dog bed isn't always easy. Smaller dogs and puppies may get lost in a bed designed for a larger dog, and may not even sleep on it at all. When you're shopping for pet beds for your little dog, you'll want to consider these tips.
Top 5 Types of Collars for Your Dog
Whether you're taking your dog to the dog park or just playing fetch in the backyard, you want him to be comfortable and safe. The right dog collar can help you take care of your dog at home or on-the-go and can even help with training a new dog. Here is more information about the different types of dog collars, so you can choose the best one for your pet.
How to Choose Dog Bowls
When you're shopping for dog bowls, you'll need to consider your dog's breed, the place where you feed your dog, and the type of food you feed him. Here are some suggestions that you'll want to consider, so you can choose the best feeders and waterers for your dog.
Best Chew Toys for Dogs
Chew toys for dogs fall into several categories, and the best kinds of pet toys for your dog depend in part on your dog's habits. You don't want to choose pet chew toys for a dog that swallows rawhides instead of chewing on them or a very hard chew toy for an older dog with missing teeth. Some dog chew toys are safe if ingested piece by piece, while other dog toys are meant to be gnawed on for a long time. Here is how to pick the best dog chew toys for your pet.
How to Choose Dog Toys
By nature, dogs are playful and fun-loving, and dog toys can help you make sure your dog is enjoying herself while getting plenty of exercise. If you're trying to sniff out the perfect dog toy for the canine in your life, consider these tips while you're shopping, so you can choose the best toys for your dog.
Training a Dog to Sleep in a Dog Kennel
Whether you have a new puppy or an old dog, getting him to sleep in a kennel can be a chore. Maybe he wants to sleep with you on your bed, or perhaps he prefers to snooze on the sofa. With a little bit of training and encouragement, however, you can train your dog to sleep in a kennel at night. These tips can help you train a dog to sleep in a dog kennel instead of on your furniture.
How to Choose the Right Dog Kennel Size
One of the first things you need for a new dog is a quality dog kennel. The right dog kennel can help potty train your puppy, make traveling and vet visits with your dog easier, and give your dog a cozy place to curl up at night or to keep out of mischief while you're away. The wrong size dog kennel, however, can make things uncomfortable for your pooch and a pain for you. As a rule of thumb, kennels and crates should be at least 4 inches taller and longer than your dog and allow him to stand, sit, and turn around easily. You'll also want to make sure there is water and a blanket or towel in there for him. These guidelines can help you find the right fit for your pup when shopping for dog kennels.
How to Increase Comfort in a Dog Bed
Your dog may be easy to please, but that doesn't mean she deserves an uncomfortable dog bed. Every pooch should have a cozy dog bed to retreat to when tired. Unfortunately, too many dogs live their lives without a comfortable place to rest. Keep your favorite pets feeling great by giving them a soft, welcoming place to sleep and relax. If you're curious about how you can take the comfort of your dog's pet bed to the next level, try these simple tricks. They should help you learn how to increase comfort in a dog bed to give your pooch a good night's rest.
Tips on Dog Care for New Dog Owners
A new pet is fun and exciting, and proper pet supplies are an important part of getting your new pup established in your home. Whether you've added a puppy or an adult dog to your family, you'll need to pay lots of attention to your new pet and help him settle in. If you're a new dog owner or are considering getting a dog, use these tips on dog care to help guide you through the basics of caring for your new dog.
Dog Supplies Buying Guide
They say that dogs are man's best friend, but did you know that studies have shown that owning pets can reduce stress, relieve depression, lower blood pressure, and even reduce health-care costs? Show your pooch how much you appreciate him by making him happy and comfortable in your home. Whether he's a new puppy or a long-time family pet, this guide will help you find all the right pet supplies for you and your dog.
How to Measure Your Dog for Clothes
Dog owners have been outfitting their pets with colorful fashions for years. Pet retailers offer a variety of pet apparel, much of which has practical uses in addition to fashion appeal. For instance, dog clothes can help dogs stay warm in cool weather, protect them from outdoor allergens, or shield their skin from sunburn. Measuring a dog for a new T-shirt, sweater, or baseball cap is simple and takes only a few minutes.
How To Make a Dog Bed
Do you want to give your pet something fun to nap on? Then this is the project for you. The vintage fabrics used in this pet bed prove that your dog doesn't have to be dull. This project also uses sturdy upholstery-grade fabric that will stand up to years of use. Once you have the right fabric, scissors and tools, the ease of this construction allows for this project to be finished in only one afternoon.
How to Increase Comfort in a Dog Kennel
Dogs deserve to live, rest, and sleep in comfort. If your dog spends any time in a crate or kennel you'll want to make it a welcoming place of total comfort for your pooch. You can do a number of things to make sure your dog kennel is something any canine would be happy to call home.
How to Select Dog Clippers
Many dog owners save money by purchasing pet grooming supplies rather than taking their pets to a professional groomer. A set of dog clippers is an excellent investment for at-home grooming, but several factors must be taken into consideration as you shop for the right set. With several styles of dog grooming clippers available, you'll be sure to find a set that meets your expectations.
Foods Your Dog Cannot Eat
Many of the foods you eat and enjoy every day are actually unsafe for your dog. Pets have different digestive and metabolic systems from humans, what's healthy for you isn't always healthy for Fido. Feeding your dog table scraps is never a good idea, no matter how hard he turns on the puppy dog eyes, but there are certain foods that are more dangerous than others. The following list covers some of the more common -- and most dangerous -- foods that you should avoid feeding to your dog.
How to Take Your Dog Camping
If you enjoy camping, chances are so does your dog. With the right dog supplies and a sense of adventure, camping with your dog can be fun and easy. He'll enjoy the fresh air and great outdoors as much as you, if not more. Pack up the car with plenty of pet supplies and get ready for excited tail wagging as you camp, hike, and fish. He may even join in a campfire song or two with you.
Best Places to Take Your Dog
Pamper your pooch this weekend with a special day just for your dog. You'll both enjoy the chance to get out of the house and hit up someplace new. You can mingle with other dog owners while your dog gets to meet new friends, too, or take a day just for the two of you to do some serious bonding. These ideas will help you choose the perfect place and the perfect pet travel supplies for taking your dog out for a day of play.
How to Clean a Large Dog Bed
The biggest pups need a comfortable large dog bed to accommodate their size when nap time rolls around. Large dog beds can be cumbersome, however, especially when you need to clean them. Whether you're cleaning off fur and muddy paw prints or deep urine stains, properly cleaning pet beds can keep you and your furry friend happy and healthy.
How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer
The "dog days of summer" are commonly considered the hottest, longest, and most uncomfortable days of the year. Don't let yourself get caught in the doldrums this summer because of the heat. Stay cool and entertained, and give the "dog days" a whole new meaning this year.
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