Friday, July 14, 2006

Personal Pet Photography is on Its Way

Just to give everyone a little update... Personal Pet Photography should be in full bloom at the beginning of next year. I am currently in the middle of finding more help to make sure that PPP can deliever fast and effective service. If you are keeping up to date with the progress of the website, I apologize that it is taking a while. Please check back next week for new pictures added to the site.

To Contact Brian Hill email brian@personalpetphotography.com

Friday, June 30, 2006

Beware of Dog Treats

Dog treats have been around for a very long time, and most of us tend to think that the multi colored ones are cute and most important cheap. And when training puppies, cheap is almost always the way to go because you need a lot to get the message across. Unfortunately, some of the manufactors also think cheap and found out years ago that food coloring made from chemicals are the cheapest.

So what could be so harmful about these chemicals? Studies have shown that these same food coloring agents are used in our own foods and when consumed at a young age can cause children with a mild hyperness to become very hyper. This same study said that it believes this would hold true to dogs as well. Which would help explain a very hyperactive puppy being very hard to train. Although these chemicals are thought to be not harmful to the health of a human or puppy, I would suggest using the cheap, multi colored dog biscuits with caution when trying to train your little one.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Clipping Your Dog's Toenails

Clipping your dog's toenails can be a hard task. But here are a few tips to make your experience a little easier:
First, try clipping your dog's toenails only after giving him or her a bath. This will cause the nail to be softer and become easier to cut.
Second, if your dog's nails are splintering, you may need a new pair of nail clippers or perhaps a larger pair. As your dog grows larger, remember to upgrade the nail clippers according to the weight on the package.
Lastly, if you dog tends to be overly hyper, try running the energy out of him or her at a local dog park or in your back yard before clipping the nails. This will allow your dog to be more calm and fight back less.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Tasteful Secret

Let's face it, puppies are hard to train. But this can all be reversed by persistence combined with the tasteful secret... dog treats! Yes, similar to men, puppies can be best trained through their stomach. If you want your new puppy to sit for a treat, NEVER give him or her a treat unless he or she is sitting. Sounds simple, right? Well the hard part for most people is the persistence. It is so easy to give your puppy a treat just for looking cute, but remember not to! The moment the puppy thinks that he or she can get a treat by doing nothing at all, the puppy has won the battle. With persistence comes quickness; and quickness means less time and effort for you.

Another wonderful benefit of dog treats is that they are relatively inexpensive and can be carried to any location. Giving dog treats to your new puppy should be a consistent but only if the puppy is doing something positive. Doing nothing at all is not positive enough for a treat. Make treats their motivation to do good, and you will be on your way to training your puppy successfully in no time. And one final tip never to forget is to always use positive reinforcement by saying "good boy or girl" just in case that moment comes were you don't have a treat handy. Best of luck!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Upcoming Pet Information

If by some chance you have come across this blog, I am going to be using this blog address to begin posting articles, tips, and experiences with animals of all kinds. I hope that these small bits of information will help you or your loved ones enjoy the benefits owning a pet even more. Be looking for upcoming pet information and pet photography tips in the near future. And again please visit us at www.personalpetphotography.com.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Personal Pet Photography

Personal Pet Photography is coming soon to Lexington, KY and surrounding areas! We will be offering pet candids at your own home or chosen destination. We will also be providing studio pictures of your pets. Please check us out at www.personalpetphotography.com