How To: Are There Bedbugs in Your Library Books? Here's How to Spot and Destroy Those Bloodsuckers!

Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem. But before you vow to never set foot inside a library again, here's a little primer on how to check your books for be...

How To: Train a labrador puppy in two days

In this video, we learn how to train a Labrador puppy in just two days with Adam Katz. First, the "no bark" technique is taught. You will need to first teach your dog hot to sit properly by giving it treats whenever it listens to you properly. After this, you will teach your dog how to walk properly on a leash and not pull away from you. Next, you will teach your dog how to lay down by pulling the leash down with your dog and giving it a treat every time it listens. Housebreaking your dog wil...

How To: Recognize hip dysplasia in dogs

Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to recognize hip dysplasia in dogs. Learn about Hip Dysplasia in dogs. Dr. Anthony Cambridge, who is board certified in veterinary surgery, talks about what Hip Dysplasia is and how to recognize if you dog has this problem.

How To: Feed a baby pigeon

Here's the easiest way to feed a baby pigeon! This is a rouge outline of the handfeeding method. It is important to be gentle. This helps train the birds to be extremely close with their owner or human family.

How to Identify birds: the meadowlark

Is there a black or yellow mustache stripe? This is just one of the physical characteristics you will need to know to determine what kind of meadowlark you are looking at. Take a minute to enjoy the outdoors while identifying the distinct sound, look and location of meadowlarks.

How To: Train Your Cat to Do Her Business Outside

Tired of cleaning up after your cat after she goes to the litter box? Why not take that litter box outside? In this video, you'll be shown how to train your cat to go outside. The only thing you have to do is slowly move the location of her litter box until it's outside!

How To: Wash a male horse's sheath

This video shows how to wash a horse's sheath. The instructor notes that you do not want to wash the horse's sheath to often because certain good bacteria needs to exist in the horse's sheath. It is noted that you can use soap but his method of choice is to just use water to clean the sheath. This sort of sheath cleaning is only necessary with tame horses and must be done very carefully. The instructor notes that you can just let water run into the sheath and just let it remove any dirt. It i...

How To: Make homemade baby bird food

This is just a quick video on a simple way to make homemade baby bird food, preferably for wild baby birds such as sparrows, starlings, robins, etc. This is a great starter recipe. If you've rescued an orphaned chick or taken one in as a pet, can be tricky to feed, but this simple feed is easy to make from cat food. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to make baby bird food at home.

How To: Palpate a bovine to check for pregnancy

Suspect that your bovine (bull, cow) is pregnant. Well, there's only one way to be sure. Put on a plastic glove and insert your hand into the rectum, with your fingers together. See how to find out if your cattle is pregnant with help of this video tutorial.

How To: Make a homemade fish aquarium filter

This is a short video of a DIY filter for a small aquarium. It works off the same concept as a sponge filter, but could be built to use and common HOB filter. You will need a Cool Whip container, a PVC pipe, silicone, airline and a pump. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to make an aquarium filter at home for your pet fish.

How To: Clean a dog's ears of dirt and wax

Your mother used to remind you to wash behind your ears now make sure you keep your dog in tip top health and clean their ears too. Dogs depend a lot on their hearing but can build dirt and wax in and around their ears which can be irritating or lead to infection.

How To: Handle and restrain a rabbit for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation three-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a rabbit.

How To: Build a habitat for your Leopard Gecko

Do you know what part of the world the Leopard Gecko comes from? Does it like its home to be dry, wet, or somewhere in between? Do they like to climb trees and plants? Follow Host Hillary Dupont and ReptilesTV's Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont as they discuss the environmental and habitat needs of your Leopard Gecko.

How To: Train a pet pig to do tricks

Start training your pig to do pet tricks. Watch this how to video as our host piggy shows you what he can do. Just as his owner uses treats as a positive reinforcement, you too can teach your hog to sit and do other tricks.

How To: Make an aquarium with a USB powered LED light

This is a video tutorial on how to make a USB aquarium powered by a under-gravel LED bulb that is powered by a USB port. With a bit of simple engineering, build a circuit to provide elegant lighting to your aquarium. Connect the wiring to the air pump for a cool lighted bubble effect. Plus, it's powered by your computer! Don't use expensive fish, or those which are sensitive to DC Currents. Don't do this project in a saline water tank, because salt conducts more electricity.

How To: Bathe a cat

In this video, you will learn the safe way to give a cat a bath. (Not that cats usually need baths--they are actually pretty good at grooming themselves).

How To: Make your own squeaky toy

Dogs need toys too! Show your dog some love by making him a handmade squeaky toy. You can put an old pair of jeans to use, practice up on those sewing skills and hear the sounds of enjoyment as your dog squeaks to his heart's content.

How To: Take care of pet birds

In this tutorial, learn all about taking care of pet birds from Marc Morrone. Marc will offer your expert advice on choosing and loving a beautiful bird and explain why they make fantastic pets. Before you welcome a feathered friend into your home, be sure to check out this video and be prepared.

How To: Teach a small dog to jump up on command

Teach your dog to leap into your arms with this free dog training lesson. This trick is particularly well suited for canines who are reluctant to approach upon being called. The training process is simple. So simple, in fact, that a complete overview can be presented in just over four minutes' time. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to train your own puppy, watch this helpful video guide.

News: Train the cat to poop in the toilet

How to train a cat to use a toilet - really. I could not invent this stuff. When I first saw this video, I knew my life would never be quite the same. This ranks up there with the invention of electricity or the discovery or DNA. Now, I don't need to smell that litter. I don't have to change it. I don't have to buy it in the store anymore.

How To: Prevent bad dog behavior with a kong toy popsicle

Are you sick of your dogs bad behavior? Such as chewing your furniture, bothering you while eating dinner, barking incessantly, and even stealing your slippers! Dee Hoult shows us how to properly use the 'Kong' toy to prevent all this undesirable behavior. It's simple, you just fill the toy with your dogs regular dog food, soak it with water, and put it in the freezer for 1 hour! Then you give your "Kong Pupsicle" to your dog, who will play with it for 30-45 minutes, getting the food out of t...

How To: Teach your dog to swim without stress

If you've got a new pup, or just a stubborn dog who hates water and doesn't feel like swimming, there is a way to get them to be more friendly with water. But it takes patience, as anything with dog training. In this video you will learn some simple tips for easing your dog into the water.

How To: Teach a dog to roll over and play dead

This video pet training tutorial shows how to teach a dog how to roll over and play dead. This method relies on lure training, which means the dog will be rewarded with a treat when the dog has performed the trick. It takes time, patience, and consistency, but over time any dog can pick up these tricks. Learn how to teach a dog to roll over and play dead by watching this instructional video.

How To: Solve dog counter surfing with a clicker

It's a timeless doggie no-no, and one that has been paradied in numerous dog scenes in movies: A plate of delicious fried, steaming food is left by the owner on the table. The owner then leaves for a brief moment. His dog, smelling the delicious goodness, seizes the moment and quickly jumps up, snatches a piece of chicken, and devours it under the table.

How To: Leash train a dog

Dog leash training is an important part of any dog obedience training. Learn how to teach your dog to walk on a leash with tips from a dog trainer in this free dog care video series.

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