House Training a Puppy

House training is probably the first training you will give your puppy and as you can imagine, it’s an important one to get right. Puppies need to pee and poo regularly and you need to train your dog to go to the toilet...

Obedience Training Part One

Most dog owners believe that obedience training is necessary to get the right kind of relationship between you and your dog. Obedience training will help you communicate with your dog. This means that your dog will know...

Marketing your business

It is tricky getting the right balance when marketing your dog breeding business. The marketing must appeal to buyers while giving the right impression of the type of breeder you are. You want to make sure that you are...

Training and Taming Your Herp

Not all species of reptiles can be tamed, and of course some naturally skittish or shy herps will never take to handling or training despite what is normal for other members of their species. When selecting a reptile...

The Reptile Cookbook

Of course, you don’t need to cook for your reptile; you just need to know how to serve them what they need to stay healthy and happy. Reptiles that eat vegetables are happiest when their meals are cut into tiny...

Becoming a Dog Breeder

There is more to becoming a good dog breeder than the mating of a dog and a bitch. It may seem like dog breeding is simply a matter of making puppies then selling them to make money. This is not responsible dog breeding...

Running a Successful Dog Breeding Business

The key to running a successful business is knowing your product and knowing your market. Most dog breeders will have the first covered – generally you will become a dog breeder because you love the breed and want to...

Forget About Dogs; Take Your Iguana for a Walk

You read that right, some large species of reptiles can be taught to walk on a leash. What could be more entertaining then taking your iguana or monitor lizard out on a walk in the sunshine, Good exercise, healthy sun...

Starting a Dog Breeding Business

Starting up as a dog breeder can be expensive as you will have many initial outlays to consider. You will need to have a room or building for your kennel as well as paying for equipment, heating and lighting. You will...

Signs of Pregnancy

It can be quite hard to tell if your bitch is pregnant but there are signs you can look out for. Most of these though are not apparent until she is quite far on into pregnancy. The average pregnancy for dogs lasts...

Home is Where the Herp Is

Reptiles are beautiful and exciting additions to any household. They make great pets. The question is, where will you keep your reptile, There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing the home, or vivarian...

Labour & Birth

The first rule when your bitch is going into labour is don’t panic. Rule 2 is to stay back and only intervene if things are going seriously wrong. How do you know when labour is starting, About 12 to 24 hours...

Herp Health

In order to keep your reptile healthy so that it can live a long happy life, there are a number of things you are going to need to do for it. Obviously, it will need a clean and safe environment to live in. Temperature...

Furnishing the Reptile House

So, you now have a tank for your reptile and you’ve chosen the right size for its age, size, and breed. What should you put in the tank other than the reptile, Bedding should be your first consideration. For most...

Making the decision to breed.

Every owner of a pedigree dog wonders at some point whether they should breed their dog. You will want to make the decision to breed fairly early while the dog is still young; it usually goes hand in hand with the...

Tips on Decorating an Aquarium for your Goldfish

The goldfish is one of the best aquarium pets because of its bright, shiny colour. However, putting it alone in the aquarium is not a good idea. Decorations like stones, aquarium castles, and gravel can serve as a...

Difficulty Breeding,

For a beginning breeder, getting things just right for your reptiles can be a trial. There is a wealth of sources available to a new breeder; on the internet, in books, and through the wisdom of fellow herp enthusiasts...

Dog Breeding Basics

In order to breed you will need to have a bitch in season and a suitable stud dog. It can be hard to tell if your bitch is ready to mate; sometimes the only sure way to tell is to put her with the stud dog and see what...

Baby Herps

Most reptiles don’t have a real infant or baby stage. They are either eggs, young, live young, or adults reptiles. That said, there are differences between young reptiles and their adult counterparts that you...

The Benefits and Wonders of Aquarium Fish

Fish keeping is a healthy hobby. Having an aquarium full of fish at home, large or small, is good therapy, especially for people with hypertension, insomnia, and even those who are struggling with Alzheimer’s disease...

Finding a Good Home for Your Puppies

Most dog breeders will agree that finding the right home for their puppies is one of the most important parts of the breeding process. You want to be sure that it will be the best place for them to spend the rest of...