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How To: Stop your dog's excessive barking

In this how-to video, you will learn how to stop your dog from barking excessively. Dog's bark naturally. It becomes a problem when your dog barks too much. First, determine the reason why your dog is barking in the first place. From this, you can determine the next step. If your dog looks like he or she is barking at nothing, the dog is definitely barking at something because of heightened sense of hearing and smell. You must communicate to your dog what is acceptable behavior. Never reward ...

How To: Identify a mustang horse

This video is a tutorial on how to identify a mustang horse breed. The instructor begins by saying that it is not easy to identify a mustang horse because of the cross breeding characteristics of mustangs. The mustang shown in the video is larger then an average mustang. The instructor shows the mustangs white brand and all the different meanings along with age tagged along with the horse. The mustang is known for having feet that are larger then most other horse species. The most important s...

How To: Teach a dog to target an object with its front paws

In this how-to video, you will teach your dog how to target objects with its front paws. You will need a clicker, treats, and a target such as a yogurt lid or ball on a stick. Take a treat and hide it under the object. Click when the dog does any paw movements towards the object. After ten successful tries, pretend to put a treat. Once the dog paws the object, show that there is no treat but still give the dog a treat. Once this is done, wait until the dog paws the object, and give a treat. I...

How To: Care for bees and practice beekeeping

A Northern CA beekeeper introduces the honeybee, shows slides of her small operation, and shares lots of personal beekeeping tips on things like hive placement and discouraging bears. Beekeeping can be a rewarding way to get your own fresh honey and beeswax. Watch this video insect farming tutorial and learn how to care for bees and practice beekeeping.

How To: Take good care of a pet canary

The canary is one of the most popular bird for people to have as pets, and not just because they'll let you know if you have a gas leak. Watch this video to learn everything you need to take care of a canary, from what size cage to get to types of food and activities.

How To: Removed matted fur from your dog or cat

Hair matts are common in all types of pets. Especially those with a full coat. Pets with long hair often get matted fur. These patches of hair can cause skin irritation in our pets. Dr. Lauren teaches you a safe way to remove these matts and keep your cat or dog happy and healthy.

How To: Grow wheatgrass for your animals

Wheat grass is very nutritious for animals like dogs. In this video, we demonstrate how easy it is. The first step is rinsing seeds with water and letting them soak over night for 8-12 hours. After they have soaked, rinse. Evenly place the seeds on a bed of soil in a tray and cover with a paper towel. Then water thoroughly and cover with another tray. Keeping the seeds moist is very important. You should see results in 3 days when you can remove the extra tray and the paper towel. We then dem...

How To: Find the best mouse trap for you

Mouse traps have come a long way from the simple coil that snaps down on the rodents. Make sure you're choosing the mouse trap that best suits your needs by watching this video from Ask the Exterminator. This video will show you how to find the best mouse trap for your needs.

How To: Fight and prevent flea infestations

In this excellent informative yet entertaining video Sara from petside.com invites you to join here in the war to end flea and tick infestation. You'll learn why they love to attack your pet and how exactly to combat these pesky little parasite. So gear up for battle and make sure you end up on top and not defeated by these annoying little blood suckers.

How To: Prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag for your pet

In this video you are going to learn how prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag. . There are different types of fluids and different size needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet. Dr. Mike, takes you step by step on everything you'll need to know and do to properly prepare your pets fluid bags. Remember, to always follow your vets advice and instructions.

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: Make a belt into a pet collar

Here is a fun afternoon project that will add a little fare to your dogs wardrobe. Instead of buying your next dog collar, try making one out of an old belt. Some say dogs look like their owners and now they can dress like them too.

How To: Build a crochet style tent-bed for your pet

Crochet a cool house-tent for your little homeless friends. This instructional video will walk you through a super simple pet project. Whether you're out to craft dwellings for a dog, cat, pig, or free-range snake, this tutorial demonstrates how to build and combine all the necessary components, including the frames, walls, and personalized decorations. The results are quite cozy.

How To: Get rid of fleas using household products

To get rid of fleas take a pan and put some water in it. Float a tea light candle in the water and light it. Take some dish soap and pour it into the water. Mix the soap into the water. You are not trying to make a lot of bubbles but the soap in the water catches the fleas. Put the pan in the flea infested area and the fleas will be drawn by the candle light. They will leap into the pan to get to the light. The soap will hold them in the water. Another way to get rid of fleas is to take 6-8 l...

How To: Feed your dog multiple pills without fuss

Most dogs will be able to tell the difference between a pill and, let's say… a piece of cheese. They aren't as stupid as you think. One is for eating and one is for spitting out. Well, this is a short video tutorial to teach you how to feed your dog multiple pills without fuss.

How To: Make rabbit toys

There’s nothing a rabbit likes more than toys they can climb inside, shred, and drag around. With a good pair of scissors, you can make a steady supply of bunny-pleasers that won’t cost you a thing.

How To: Handle and restrain a ferret for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-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 ferret.

How To: Handle and restrain a rat for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-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 rat.

How To: Fit a horse shoe properly with Matt Bigwood

Matt Bigwood shows how to shoe a horse for proper fit. He concentrates on the trot to check for fit. His gait should be balanced and with no interferences on the horse from a shoe. The shoefitting is incredibly important for the horse's health. The imprint foot kit prepares the shoe. He uses an antibacterial to clean the foot, glue the shoe and then cool the shoe.

How To: Safely catch a bat

Bats getting caught in houses is a regional problem. In general, bats are scared of humans, but they will bite when they feel cornered. The New York State Health Department produced this video to urge New Yorkers to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets.

How To: Make a fleece hammock for a ferret or rat

This is a short video on how to make a simple fleece hammock for your pet rat, or ferret. All you need is a square, or rectangle piece of fleece, some scissors, and clips. Give your pet rat or ferret a bed by watching this video animal care tutorial and following along with the steps to make a hammock.

How To: Band a baby pigeon with an ID tag

Birds don't generally wear collars, but to give a bird an identity tag, leg bands can be used. This video demonstrates the way to put leg bands on baby pigeons. This is usually done between 5-7 days of age. When pulling the back toe through, make sure not to force it if the little claw gets caught on the inside of the band. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to band the leg of a baby pigeon with an ID tag.