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How To: Entertain Your Dog/Cat

Our dog has tons of energy and always wants to play. However, play time can be exhausting to the humans of the house. We found out a few months ago that the dog loves to play ‘chase the red dot.' Boredom leads to creativity, so we attached a laser pointer to her head with a bandana and small piece of tape. This kept her continuously occupied until we removed it after 20 minutes. I assume you could try this with a cat if you were daring enough – good luck with that. Caution: Laser pointers (ev...

How To: DIY Cat Toys You Can Find at Home

Cat toys can be unnecessarily expensive. Using items you already own, you can provide your cat with new and fun ways to play. Look around, you may have dozens of potential cat toys that will occupy your cat for days to come!

How To: Earn Trust from Your Rabbit

This is about how to make a rabbit become less wary of you and more trustful with you also. I myself have a Dutch that was released by its previous owner, then I rescued it. She never wants to be took out of her cage, but now she doesn't mind as long as I'm gentle and nice.

News: The Many Methods for Hypnotizing Chickens

Chicken hypnotism is pretty mind boggling. We were enthralled when young Ciaran hypnotized a chicken with his infectious little boy charm (and more importantly, the gentle back-and-forth sway of his arms). There are a wealth of videos on YouTube depicting the process—a bonafide practice tried and true among both farmers and scientists. So, what is the why and how-to behind the art of fowl hypnosis?

News: The Secret World of Exotic Fish Zealots

WonderHowTo pal and contributor Sean Conaty shot this beautiful short for Scion Magazine about exotic fish and the people who love them. The fish veterinarian is particularly fascinating. Who knew that some lucky sea creatures experience greater longevity with the aid of surgery, x-rays and vaccinations?

How To: Bird Watch, Solo and with the Family

Bird spotting is a fun and also fascinating pastime that is definitely expanding in reputation. Not simply can you watch spectacular birds, but you may appreciate the wonder of the open air as well as unwind in the clean air. Having time to view birds in there natural place or in their nesting behaviors can be a great way to escape the headaches of the planet for a little bit and simply experience nature.

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: Train a parrot to talk on cue

Who wants a great tip for training a parrot to talk easier, more clearly, and on cue? Chet Womach shares a quick tip on how to use 'heightened state of emotion' responses in parrots to get them to talk faster and more intelligibly. Learn how to teach a pet parrot to talk on cue by watching and following along with this video tutorial.

How To: Teach a cockatiel to talk using a training CD

Bird speech CDs may not be as effective as intended as the repetition may actually bore the bird. Cockatiels are receptive to learning, but need to be approached correctly. This video tutorial covers some simple basics of how to train a cockatiel to talk by following the "heightened state of emotion" principle which can teach cockatiels to talk faster, using any training CD properly.

How To: Use positive imprinting to train a pet exotic bird

Parrot Trainer Chet Wombach shows how to use 'positive imprinting' to get rid of negative feelings towards objects, people, or things. Exotic birds may not immediately adapt to a domestic situation and may find household life unnecessarily threatening or stressful. Watch this video training tutorial and learn how to use the technique of positive imprinting to better acclimate a pet parrot, cockatiel, Macaw, or any exotic bird into the household environment and to be a happier, healthier, and ...

How To: Train a cockatiel to stop biting

Interested in learning why cockatiels bite? Expert parrot trainer, Chet Womach, shows why Cockatiels are so prone to nibble on their owners, and a quick technique to help you stop being bitten. Learn how to prevent a pet cockatiel from biting you by watching this video training tutorial.

How To: Remove a tick with Vaseline

In this video, we learn how to remove a tick with Vaseline. First, find the tick on the body of the animal. The tick will be obvious because the skin will swell up around where they are. Use a special tool to help pull the tick off, which has a slit in the middle of it. Now, slide the tool underneath the tick so it's in the middle. Twist the tool a couple of times and then pull the tick off from the body of the animal. After this, apply some Vaseline to the tick and it will kill it off, enjoy!

How To: Remove a tick from a dog

In this video, we learn how to remove a tick from a dog. First, brush the hair away from the tick so you have a good view of it. After this, take the removal tool and place it underneath the tick. Slide it all the way underneath the tick and then gently pull while twisting. This will remove the tick from the dog without leaving the rough parts on the inside of them. When you are finished removing the tick from the skin, make sure you kill it and give your pet a flea and tick collar. Do this f...

How To: Teach your dog to balance a treat on his nose

In this video, we learn how to teach your dog to balance a treat on his nose. First, you need to look at your dog and have them concentrate. Don't give them the treat on their nose for too much time, start off with small increments. After this, you will tell them to "get it" and then will flick it off their nose to eat it. Start doing this until you have a time frame that you want, then they will get the treat! Withhold the treat if they aren't showing enough constraint. When finished, you wi...

How To: Acclimate your new puppy to its crate

In this tutorial we learn how to acclimate your new puppy to its crate. Your puppy may be scared of its crate at first, but there is a way to make it get used to it so it doesn't disturb you. To help you do this, you need to show your puppy a lot of attention while you are sitting next to the crate. Give it love and show it that the crate is not a bad thing. Give it treats leading into the crate and then continue to give it treats after it has walked inside. They will continue to eat the trea...

How To: Make an edible bird house with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an edible bird house with your kids. You will need: bird seed, 1/2 c flour, 2 tbsp corn meal, scissors, twine, paper plate, ice cream cones, 1 pint milk, raisins, peanut butter, nuts, and graham crackers. Now, poke three holes into your paper plate. Then, glue the milk carton onto it with the glue. From here, mix the flour with the peanut butter and then rub it on the crackers. After this, stick the crackers on the milk carton. From here, the kids can us...

How To: Build a nest box and ladder for a chicken coop

In this video, we learn how to build a nest box and ladder for a chicken coop. Start off by creating the box with several pieces of 2x4's. Measure each piece individually, then screw them into place. Make sure it's the size that you want it and that it's secure and lays flat on the ground. Once finished, you will bend some metal and place it on the sides of the coup and then fasten the hinges so they are free swinging. Then, pull in a few more piece and you will have created the nest box insi...

How To: Make a dog gate

In this video, we learn how to make a custom DIY dog gate. Tools you will need are: lattice and wood, hinges and screws, saw and power drill, cut outs from a hobby store, and a closure. After you gather all the parts, start to build the dog gate. Use the wood on the bottom and top to help support the lattice wood that will face the outside. Once you have the entire gate built, you can use cut outs from a hobby store to make the gate more festival. Simply nail these to the outside of the gate ...

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: Spot the queen bee in the beehive and split the hive

If you're getting started in the beekeeping business, or as a hobby, the first thing that you will want to know is how to spot the queen bee of the hive. And also, a technique called "Splitting the Hive" so you can begin an entirely new hive out of the one you already have. In this video you will get a full tutorial on how to do all these things to get you started with beekeeping!

How To: Get your parents to let you get a dog

Have you always wanted a dog, but your parents won't let you get one? This video will teach you how to convince you parents to let you finally adopt the dog that you've always wanted, and actually develop as a person in the process.