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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Celebrity Pet Names to Inspire First Time Dog Owners

So you got a new pet, now what do you name her? Wait! Is it a she or a he?

As a first time dog owner you are likely to experience a lot of difficulty in choosing a pet name. You want the name to be unique and meaningful but still perfect for yourr dog. Naming a dog Brownie or Spot is out of your options since a thousand other pets may share the same name for it is some of the most common dog names.  So where do you draw an inspiration? (Light bulb flicks in your brain) How about from a celebrity pet? Bright idea!

Hollywood celebrities do not only shine in TV, movies, music, sports, etc. They also shine in choosing some of the cutest, weirdest, funniest pet names. To give you an example here are some of the coolest celebrity pet names.

A-list duo Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner named their pet Martha Stewart. This is not to insult the chef and green thumb celebrity, but rather to show admiration for her. Jen loves to cook and garden too so she chose that name for their yellow lab.

Jake Gyllenhaal loves both dogs and literature. So how did he show this? By naming his dogs based on the characters of the Harper Lee Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. His German Shepherd is known as Atticus Finch while his Puggle is called Boo Radley.

Like Ben & Jen, and Jake; Joss Stone also chose to name her dog after an inspiration. The soul singer-song writer confessed that Dusty Springfield is one of her top musical influences so she named her poodle after her.

Who is Jackson P. Mutley? Anyone? Well he may not be as popular as his owner, but he did gain his own right to stardom after winning the The World Urban Doggy Award in 2005.  Jack is Mariah Carey's Jack Russel Terrier. He has appeared on several pictorials and music videos with MC, and even had a cameo appearance on the film, Glitter.

Frank Sinatra is not just known as an actor and the singer who made My Way very popular. He is also known as Reese Witherspoon's pet. Oops! My bad, I took them for the same person. Sorry for that! It just happened that Reese's English bulldog is named after him. Reese and former husband Ryan Philippe are both huge fans of the singer so as a tribute to him, they gave the dog his name.

These are just some of the celebrity dog names that hopefully can inspire you. Hope you can come up with something as cool as these. Aside from giving a good dog name, what's more important for a first
time owner, is to give your dog petsafe care and lots of love.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Look at Disc Dog

As Ultimate Frisbee is becoming more popular as a sport, so is its counterpart in dog sports. Disc dog or Frisbee dog had attracted both dogs and their owners to train hard and compete in events like distance catching and freestyle catching. This and other dog sports allow owners and their pets to strengthen their bond as it require them to spend more time and work together.

Any type of dog can play Frisbee. Mixed breed dogs and those rescued from shelters have made their names in this sport. Engaging pets into sport allow them to live an active and dynamic lifestyle. It’s also a good form of exercise to make him more energetic and vigorous.

However, dogs must be trained first to prepare him for the different challenges of sports. Owners must be ready to devote ample time and effort to develop his physical and mental health. Not all dogs immediately understand the concept of the game so it’s important to be patient enough to teach him the basics of the game. You may throw the disc but he may not know what to do with it. This is one of most common problems owners’ face especially those who are always busy. Good thing there are training kits that can aid them. Just be sure to employ petsafe ways and proper techniques.

For those who want to join disc dog competitions, they usually happen during summer in plain grassy fields or sometimes even in winter on soft snow. Some of the most popular events include the Ashley Whippet Invitational, Skyhoundz, and the UFO World Cup Series.

Get your dog in the game! Train them now to be more active and energetic. Not just for the sake of competing, but also to keep them fit and healthy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ding Dong! Who's at the Door?

Ding Dong!

Look who's at the door.... it's your dog! Now, dogs can call your attention quicker and easier when they want to get inside the house.  No need to bark or scratch the door til you come and open it.

After the manufacturing of pet doors, door bell was also invented.  No need to knock, or bark, the dog just need to press the button and Ding Dong.

The petsafe door bell mounts securely indoors. It senses your pet’s SmartKey inside or out and signals, letting you know your pet is at the door.  You can also customize it by putting your favorite pet photo, plus it has 4 different, adjustable volume settings.

Check the line up of pet door bells from petsafe today.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Interesting Facts about Dogs

There are more than five million puppies born in the United States each year.

When a puppy is born, he is blind, deaf, and toothless.

Dogs don't actually sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads on their feet.

The oldest recorded age for a dog is 29.

Greyhounds can reach a speed of up to 45 miles per hour.

There are over 800 different dog breeds.

There is only one barkless dog in the world, the Basenji.

Dalmations are born without their spots. The spots appear as they mature.

Smiling at a dog causes him to think you are baring your teeth to show aggression.

There are about 68 million dogs with owners in the United States.

If a dog lives to be 11 years old, it would have cost about $13,550 to own that dog, including all his regular dog supplies.

The top five favorite breeds of dogs in the US are:
Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Beagle, and Dachshund.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cutting Edge Features from Dogtra Training Collars

With the problem of expensive training, dog equipment manufacturers like Dogtra have developed training products to ease dog owners of training problems and additional expenses. Dog owners won’t have to be burdened of extra expenses anymore, and will just have to get a dog training collar for quick and effective training.

To make training more exciting and with great ease, Dogtra has developed a line of cutting edge but user friendly dog training collars. The latest training collars are waterproof and offer a wide variety of ranges. Not just that, to maximize their use, they provide rapid charge and precise correction levels. Pet owners will surely enjoy training their pets with a Dogtra collar especially if they can see and adjust settings in a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen. Yes, you got that right! LCD screen on a dog training collar. offers a great variety of Dogtra products. Check them out to see the latest line up of high tech training collars.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Affordable and Effective Training With Dogtra

Pet training is one of the most strenuous tasks of pet ownership. Some breeds are easier to train, but some can be very stubborn and are harder to train. Most dog owners have a little time to spend on training that is why they often seek the help of professional dog trainers. Yet, enrolling the pet at a dog training school can be expensive. Having monthly, weekly or daily fees for training may stretch out your budget.
With the problem of expensive training, dog equipment manufacturers like Dogtra have developed training products to ease dog owners of training problems and additional expenses. Dog owners won’t have to be burdened of extra expenses anymore, and will just have to get a dog training collar for quick and effective training.
Using Dogtra training collars allow dog owners to mark pet boundaries. They can restrict their pets of crossing limited areas. Such training tools can also impose pet obedience. Dog owners will no longer have a hard time in giving commands and calling out their pets.
There is a wide variety of dog training collars offered in the market today, with Dogtra providing an outstanding product line up. These dog equipments come with 3 components, the transmitter, the collar, and the receiver. They can also cover various ranges, in yards or miles.
For dog owners who want to have a speedy, yet effective training, Dogtra training collars can be your reliable aid. No need to worry on the safety of the pet, these products has passed manufacturing and safety checks.  Spare yourself from the hassles and difficulties of dog training. Have a obedient and behaved dog in no time.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Bird's Eye View on Bird Trivias

Sometimes we wish we're free as a bird. We just spread our wings and fly endlessly in the skies. Birds are very interesting animals and you'll surely be more interested if you find out amazing facts about some of them.

*The Albatross has a wing span of up to 14 feet and only needs to land once every couple of years to breed. They can travel hundreds of thousands of miles each flight.

*An albatross is able to sleep and fly at the same time. 
*If an average man had a metabolism comparable to that of a hummingbird he would have
to eat 285 pounds of hamburger every day to maintain his weight.

*Owls turn their heads in almost a circle because they cannot move their eyes. Their
eyeballs are not round like ours. They are tubular.

*The female cuckoo bird destroys eggs in other bird's nests and replaces them with her own. The eggs are instinctively cared for by the mother of the destroyed eggs.

* Birds actually dream when they sleep. According to research conducted by the University of Chicago, they dream about their songs, have dream rehearsals, and sing the same songs better the next day.

*A flamingo must turn its head upside down to eat. 

*All of the swans in England are the property of the queen. Disturbing or bothering
them is considered a serious offense.

Birds are just amazing that is why people admire them and owners love them so much. If you have a bird, be sure to protect and care for them with only the safe and reliable pet supplies.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
-Lou Holtz

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eric Cartman and the Dog Whisperer

This is an old episode alright, but still posted it just for laughs!

In this episode, Eric's mom seeked the help of real-life dog whispere Cesar Millan to help her train his son and hopefully develop a good behavior. The dog whisperer gives Eric a funny treatment, a dog treatment actually which he did not like. Find and watch the "Walking Cartman" and the series of episodes with the Dog Whisperer.

If you love dogs and you love South Park, I'm sure you loved this episode. Watch it again! For those who will see it for the first time, enjoy!

Seems like the video was removed from Youtube so I can;t embed it, but here's the link to the South Park website where you can watch the episodes online.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Houdini Dog

Houdini, the magician made name with his great escaping stunts. Well it seems like he's gonna lose his title to a four-pawed newbie. Meet Brandy. Saw this video from Youtube today.

I didn't know dogs can climb. But this dog actually did to escape a proof dog fence. Well,  I guess this is what happens if you don't have  petsafe dog fence. Watch Brandy now and be amazed with her great escape!

See it here:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Presidential Dogs

US have already had 44 presidents, including the present leader, Barrack Obama. All of them are great men, great leaders. There is a saying that behind every man's success is a woman. While this can be held true. we can also say that behind these distinguished leaders are their dogs.

Time Magazine, in their Photo Essays, featured a collection starring former presidents and their dogs. Meet the presidential dogs and see what they looked like. Learn their names. Get some posing ideas so you can have your photo taken with your dog while imitating the pose of George Washington, Calvin Coolridge, Warren Harding, etc.

Here's the link to Time's photo gallery.,29307,1830236_1746240,00.html

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Beatles' Song for Dogs

The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and  critically acclaimed bands in music history had not only touched the lives of millions of their fans but also left a mark on the lives of dogs with one of their songs.

A Day in the Life made by the fab four, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr had on its ending, an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs. This was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

Watch the video here, have your dog sit beside you and see if he can hear the ultrasonic whistle.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

About Batman Stingray

Stingrays are sensitive animals and they could not endure that type of mutilation.  Stingrays also have an amazing ability to regenerate their disc, which would further recognize 'batman rays' to be a developmental disfunction.

Batman Rays are the result of a defect during embryonic development of the disc.  The frontal area of the disc fails to fuse together.  This morph is very uncommon, and no one to date has been able to reproduce these rays with success.  Much like Albino or Xanthic morphs, these rays are a genetic misfit, and are usually only birthed in captivity because the survival rate of a deficient animal in the wild is next to none.  This is due to predation and competition for food. They live just normal stingray and needing the same fish supplies.

The so-called ‘Batman’ stingray morphology. The disk failed
to fuse in front of the head during embryonic development of
this Potamotrygon motoro.

These rays move, eat, and act like normal stingrays.  Special care must be provided as they tend to have a harder time competing for food.  Beyond the few that are being kept in captivity, very little is known about the Batman Ray.  We can assume that it is a genetic mutation, similar to a 'cleft lip' in a human, and that it is in no way man-made.  These stingrays demand a very high price due to rarity.

There is no known genetic component to cleft lips in humans, and batman morphology in stingrays almost certainly has nothing to do with genetics.

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