Get Your Dog to Love the Tracking Collar

Partnered with a leash, dog collars are traditionally used to get your pets steady and within your sight whenever you take them for a walk. Over the years, technology advancements have paved the way for many collar types for different purposes. One of the widely used collars by owners who are in for an adventure with their pet dogs is the tracking collar.

Essentially, a dog tracking collar is comprised of a collar with an integrated transmitter that the dog wears, and a receiver carried by the handler or dog owner. Mostly used for training and hunting with dogs, this type of collar is often misconstrued as a terrifying device for man’s best friend.

Dog Tracking Collar

For most who know, however, dog tracking collars are an effective way to get one of the world’s smartest animals to put his skills to good use. It is not meant to harm your pet; it is a way to get him to be disciplined, focused and well-behaved, and up for a task that demands his speed and agility.

As it is with any owner-pet relationship, the effects of the use of a tracking collar are highly dependent upon the handler. There are things you can do to ensure that your pet is not in any way frightened or terrified by the collar.

Ask yourself: “Is my dog ready for the day?” Before strapping the collar onto your pet’s his neck, determine his mood or behavior. Even dogs have bad days and you don’t want to be the selfish pet owner who doesn’t care about that. Rules imply that you can’t train your dog when he is not in a good mood. Get him to be playful so you won’t have problems getting him to wear the tracking collar.

Be sure that your device works perfectly fine. Inspect the tracking collar. If it seems to be not working in any way, get it fixed first before using it on your dog. You can’t risk putting your pet into a potentially disastrous situation just because the device isn’t functioning as it should. You should also get a reputable brand to ensure no glitches occur. When doing the hog hunt Down Under, you can use garmin tracking collars Australia handlers trust.

Thoughtless handling is a no-no. Your Pit Bull may look like the toughest animal on the planet, but inside he is a sensitive pet that needs to be assured he is going to be alright. Exude a relaxed and happy mood when strapping the collar onto his neck. Most owners who observe their dog’s anxiety talk him out of it.

Supervise at all times. Do not leave your dog unsupervised when wearing the tracking collar. Needless to say, you are responsible for keeping your pet animal safe in the hog hunting area.

Give your dog extra treats. Your dog will look forward to wearing that tracking collar when he is able to associate it with pleasant experiences. It will give him confidence about what he can do for you, and is just as glad to that he made you happy with a job well done.

With these small yet highly doable steps, you can be the responsible and sensitive dog handler when bringing your skillful pet to pig hunting. With a lot of patience and awareness about the right use of the device, you can enjoy a successful adventure without the worries.

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Debunking Myths and Misconceptions about Man’s Best Friend

We often see ourselves as masters of man’s best friend, assuming we know most (if not all) there is to know about our furry friends. We’ve seen many things in books or television programs, or heard information passed down from older relatives when we had dogs growing up. The fact of the matter is, we don’t know everything there is to know, and we won’t until we find a way to translate barking into English. Let us challenge you in your knowledge of your dog and dogs in general with these common myths and misconceptions.

Myth: A Dog Can’t See Colour

Without a doubt, you’ve heard at some point that dogs don’t see colour. Dogs do in fact see colour, just not how we do. Retinas consist of two types of photoreceptor cells called rods and cones. Rods usually function in dim light while providing black-and-white vision. Cones, on the other hand, support daytime and otherwise brighter vision while providing a perception of colour. A dog’s retina has different types of cones than our retinas do. Given the types of cones they do have, a dog probably sees best on the blue end of the colour spectrum, seeing primarily blue, green-yellow, yellow and multiple shades of grey. It is thought to be similar (though very far from the same) as red-green colour blindness.

Myth: Dogs Eat Grass to Induce Vomiting

People assumed when a dog ate grass, and they vomited afterwards, it was because they felt sick and wanted to get rid of what was upsetting their stomach. Interestingly enough, a dog’s taste for eating grass is an evolutionary trait dating back to when wild dogs would hunt and kill their prey – usually grass eating herbivores such as sheep. The grass, along with leaves and other plants, would be a part of the prey’s stomach contents. Unless the grass has been sprayed for pesticides, grass eating won’t cause your dog any harm.

Myth: A Dog is Sick when his Nose is Warm or Dry

It is assumed that the root of this myth goes back to when a deadly virus known as Canine distemper was much more prevalent, a symptom of which caused hyperkeratosis – or thickening – of the nose and pads on the paw. The other side of this coin is that a dog is perfectly healthy when its nose is cold and wet, and this also dates back to when Canine distemper was much more common. Whether or not your dog’s nose or feet are wet, dry, warm, or cool doesn’t indicate good or bad health. In fact, a dog’s nose can become dry upon waking up in the morning. If the dryness persists, however, it would be best to contact your veterinarian right away.

Myth: You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

This is all relative to the dog of course. At an old age, your dog could be exceedingly energetic, or otherwise tired or reserved. A commonly overlooked fact is that a dogs sensory changes with old age. An older dog may not see or hear like they used to, and they won’t have as much energy as they did in their younger years. Get your dogs attention and find an activity or “trick” to teach them that isn’t too physically demanding. Use their favourite toys or treats to keep them interested and motivated. It is possible though for an older dog to experience senility (often medically referred to as “cognitive dysfunction”), meaning they won’t be able to retain newer information too well. Check also with your local dog boarding camp to see if they offer training services to older dogs.

Perhaps you knew all of this, or maybe you learned something new. Whether you’re a veteran dog owner, or just bought your first puppy, always remember to love and care for your dog. They’re not just a pet after all: they’re a friend for life.

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Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Your Labrador Retriever Month by Month guides new owners through their Lab pup’s first year and beyond. Each chapter covers a month and includes sections on physical development, health, nutrition, grooming, social skills, behavior, training, and most important, just enjoying your new new Lab puppy.
You’ll learn about the important contribution the breeder makes to starting your pup out on the right paw, and how to continue the puppy’s socialization and training once you bring him home. As he grows, you’ll be ready to meet the challenges of owning an active Lab, and at the same time keeping him safe and healthy.
The book has over 350 pages, broken down into easy-to-read sections, with plenty of extra tips and tricks to help you succes
Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

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Need Some Computer Help?

My chocolate labrador retriever girl Georgia looks like she lending a big hand on the computer. The truth of the matter is she is actually asleep at the wheel. She crawled up on the couch with me the other night, puter her head on my laptop and fell asleep.

If you would like to see more labrador retriever pictures or just join in on some conversation with other labrador retriever owners make sure you head over to the Labrador Retriever Dogs Chat Forum Board. We have lots of photos and videos of labrador retriever to share.

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Zukes Z-Filets Dog Treats Grilled Chicken

Zuke’s Z-Filets are choice cuts of premium meat specially prepared to delight your dog’s palate. Zuke’s culinary experts start with more than a pound of the finest USA beef and chicken (they never use organ meats), then glaze with real maple syrup, season with garlic, and lightly dust with rice flour and a pinch of sea salt for a healthy, high-protein treat.

Features of Zuke’s Z-Filets

  • All-natural
  • Wheat-free and corn-free
  • Made in the USA with American beef or chicken
  • Made with no organ meats
  • Made only with human-grade ingredients
  • A healthy, high-quality protein source

Zukes Z-Filets Dog Treats Grilled Chicken 3.25 oz

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Enamel Chocolate Labrador Post Earrings

The chocolate Labrador post earrings are beautifully hand painted in a lovely translucent brown, which enhances the detail of the piece. Each stud is 1/2″ tall and 3/4″ wide. All of my “cold enameled” jewelry is painted by hand with a durable epoxy paint, and are then cured for several hours in a special temperature controlled room. Artisans in the USA are employed to do this painstaking work, thus individual pieces may vary a bit from the photo.
Enamel Chocolate Labrador Post Earrings by The Magic Zoo

  • Gorgeous, colorful and durable jewelry designs by artist Merry Rosenfield. Each original design was cast in fine pewter then handpainted by talented American artisans.
  • Lovely, detailed small post earrings are crafted with an eye to detail and gorgeous color; Posts are surgical steel.
  • Our stunning enamel jewelry is painted by skilled American artisans who use brushes and syringes to apply the color. A new technique, known as “cold enameling” is used. This creates a durable, lustrous finish.

Enamel Chocolate Labrador Post Earrings by The Magic Zoo

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Labrador Retriever Puppies Playing Ball

No description for this video of labrador retrievers. The content speaks for itself. Just a group of labrador retriever pups have fun playing ball. My older lab doesn’t and never has had much interest in playing ball but our new girl is another story. She can’t go outside without playing fetch with one of her many backyard balls.

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Paper Russells Chocolate Labrador Boxed Note Cards

Paper Russells Chocolate Labrador Boxed Note Cards

Paper Russells Chocolate Labrador Boxed Note Cards - Eco-Friendly from the USA

  • These blank boxed note cards are our Eco-Friendly line. Each design is original and created by the talented west coast artist, Myunghye Kim.
  • Printed in the USA on 80% premium recycled paper and 20% managed forest fibers, chlorine free paper, with soy-based ink.
  • This note card is portraying a Chocolate Labrador and comes with 3 different backgrounds (2 of each color).
  • 6 cards and 6 envelopes are packaged in a dark gray box. Inside each box the cards are tied with a silk ribbon.
  • Dimension: 3 ½ x 5″ (card size), 3 ¾ x 5 ¼ x .88″ (box size).

Finding a card with a drawing that resembles your Labrador is difficult. But look no further. The very talented west coast artist, Myunghye Kim, has been able to capture the perfect resemblance to most Labradors in this portrait. Each design is an original and has been created with the customer and dog in mind. These eco-friendly boxed note cards are printed in the USA on 80% premium recycled paper and 20% managed forest fibers, chlorine free paper, with soy-based ink. What better way to send a message to your dog lover friends than with these very popular boxed note cards. Each gray box comes with 6 cards tied together with a little silk ribbon and 6 envelopes. It comes with 3 different background colors (2 of each color).
Paper Russells Chocolate Labrador Boxed Note Cards – Eco-Friendly from the USA

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