Category Archives: Pets

Puppy Training Guide – a website review just in time for those Christmas puppies!

Getting a puppy is a huge decision and one to not be taken lightly.  This is the time of year when a lot of parents decide to get a puppy and a site to visit pre and post puppy purchase/adoption is Puppy Training Guide.  This site covers all types of puppy training topics including socializing and housebreaking a new puppy. If you are going to get a puppy, especially if you have kids, it is extremely important to understand the ins and outs of owning and caring for a puppy. 

Here is a snippet from the “An Introduction to Training Your Puppy” article on Puppy Training Guide:

When you first get a new puppy, aside from the excitement of taking home a cute and loveable new friend, one of the things that you must consider is how you are going to deal with puppy training. There are a lot of different ways that you can approach puppy training, and whichever one you decide to use, it’s important to remember that training your puppy is one of the most valuable and rewarding things that you can do to build the greatest possible relationship with your new best friend.

Puppy training isn’t just about teaching your dog to go outside to go to the toilet. It’s also about teaching your dog about acceptable behaviors, and how to respond to you as its master. This means that when you are training your puppy you will be teaching it to learn some basic commands, such as sit and stay, and also having fun by learning how to walk on a leash and play fetch with a favorite toy.

As far as puppy training website’s go Puppy Training Guide is definetely one of the best and is one to bookmark.  I’m sure the author will keep adding new, useful articles often.
Puppy Training Guide is an information packed website great for new and experienced puppy owners.  The site’s uncluttered design, great puppy training articles, and the author’s personable writing style make it easy to navigate and to remember.. you’ll remember what website to go to for advice the next time your puppy has an accident!  I recommend turning to Puppy Training Guide for information both pre and post puppy purchase/adoption so you familiarize yourself with the reality of owning a puppy.

If you have an older child, age 10+, and are considering getting a puppy it would be great to print a few of the articles and have your child read them so you are sure he/she has is aware of the time and responsibility involved in owning a puppy, whether theirs or yours.  Puppy Training Guide will provide both you and your kids with knowledge and confidence when it comes to your new puppy!

Clean + Green by SeaYu

Clean-green-carpet If you have pets, like a huge number of American families, then you are likely to spend money and time on cleaning carpet and upholstery.  What you might not know is that a lot of carpet cleaning solutions/products contain toxic ingredients.  What a great way to clean right?

Clean + Green is the only eco-friendly
aerosol pet cleaning product on the planet and is safe for pets, and kids. Unlike most other cleaning products
that can be harmful, require multiple applications and/or only temporarily mask
odors, Clean+Green delivers instant results in a non-toxic, eco-friendly
solution. Clean+Green permanently cleans pet stains and eradicates odors.

Clean+Green is made with
ingredients and materials that are all-natural, 100% biodegradable, and
recyclable. That means that not only are you being eco-conscious in choosing
Clean+Green, but you are also protecting your family and pets from harmful
chemicals that can be found in other popular cleaning products.

I actually wrote this review in early March and failed to publish it (sorry) and since then I've learned first hand the great cleaning power of Clean + Green!  Thank you SeaYu!  Clean+Green is available at PETCO®,
PetSmart®, Pet Supplies Plus® and other retailers that sell pet specialty
products in the US and Canada, as well as through the Clean+Green site –

One lucky subscriber will win a Clean + Green product of their choice.  Subscribe to our newsletter then click here to enter to win.

dreambaby safety accessories

Madelyn has been walking for a couple of weeks now. At first, she wouldn’t wander far from us so we didn’t worry about gates… we were always within 5 inches of her. Now that she is more confident in her walking skills, she is all over the place. She’s all over the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the den, and her favorite is the stairs. Luckily, dreambaby sent us a couple of their safety gates so I know now what a really good safety gate is. When Sebastian was a baby, we used the wooden pressure gates all over the house so I wasn’t accustom to the metal/sturdy gate that dreambaby sent for review. I quickly warmed up to them though and now I won’t use or recommend anything other than dreambaby safety gates.

safety gates can be used in hallways, doorways, and they have baby safety gates especially for use at the top of your stairs.

Installation of the hallway gate was simple and the use was even easier. To install the hallway safety gate, you simply turn/screw the knobs until they are tight against the doorway or wall. That’s it. There is a little ‘slide’ button on the top of the handle of the gate that you simply shift while pulling up and out on the handle to open the gate. It’s a one handed process. It took me longer to write that sentence than it does to open the gate. What I love is that I don’t have to put Madelyn down while opening the dreambaby gates like I did with the wooden pressure gates. I can use one hand and it’s easy!

Another dreambaby product that I love is the cabinet safety locks. I never took into consideration that there would be a difference in cabinet safety locks from brand to brand, but there is. We have two dreambaby safety cabinet locks that I love and have been using for a while, and when I needed more, I purchased a three pack at Target by the brand that they carry. I don’t like them.  You don’t realize how nice a product is until you use a similar product that stinks. The other brand is very difficult to open compared to the dreambaby brand. The dreambaby cabinet locks do a great job at keeping Madelyn out of the cabinets, so I don’t see why I should use a more difficult lock. I am ordering more dreambaby cabinet locks so I don’t have to use the other brand.

dreambaby sells a lot ofther safety products including a bathroom line which I will review soon.  They sell a complete safety value pack with 46 safety products.

Where to buy: dreambaby

Collars for the family dog

Do you have a dog that was part of the family before your child?  If so, a collar from Molly Wear is just what he needs.
The cheerful striped collars are sure to make your dog the most sytlish on the block.

Choose from these sayings:
I’m the big brother!
the big sister!
Only child
Grand dog

MollyWear collars are
lightweight and 100% nylon with a side release buckle and heavy duty D-ring.  Collars are adjustable to fit a wide range of neck sizes.  Collars are available in the following sizes: Small (9-14"), Medium (12-20"), and Large (18-32"). All collars are 1" in width.

Spice up your dogs new collar with a sterling silver pet charm!

Where to buy: Molly Wear