Hot Pets & Animals How-Tos

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: Train a dog not to pull with loose leash walking

This how-to video quickly outlines exercises to get your dog walking on a loose leash by your side. Put very basically, teach the dog what you want them to do! And secondly, stop reinforcing them when they pull! A clicker training method is used, but if you do not have one, you can always use a verbal marker like yes. However you will get much faster and reliable results by using the clicker. If you hold the clicker in the same hand as the leash, and keep the treats in the other hand, you wil...

How To: Express a disabled dog's bladder

This is an example on how to express the disabled dog's bladder. Prop the dog in a standing position with their feet flat on the ground. Either place the dog facing you or facing away from you. In this video, you will see the dog face the woman, as it works best for expressing her dog in that direction. Males should be faced away from you, as you do not want to have him urinate on you. Place both of your hands on the sides of the bladder. Keep in mid the bladder is known to move. The bladder ...

How To: Get rid of fleas using no chemicals

In this video tutorial, we learn how to get rid of fleas at home without using chemicals. One way to do this is to chop up 6-8 lemons and let them sit in hot water overnight. After the evening, pour the juice into a spray bottle and spray it onto your pet's fur, which will keep fleas away. You can also take cedar bedding and spread it around their bedding area, which will repel fleas as well. Also, on your carpet you can make a mixture of 4 parts borax and 1 part salt and spread into your car...

How To: Teach your dog to stand on your back

This video tutorial belongs to the Pets & Animals category which is going to show you how to teach your dog to stand on your back. The video starts off with showing the dog jumping over the owner's back while he is bent over and staying on top while he is turning around. This may look difficult, but it is easy to teach the dog. This trick is called the canine backstall. And there are two rules to follow. Rule number 1: don't hurt your dog. Rule number 2: don't hurt yourself. You can start off...

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.

How To: Make Dog Bows with Ribbon & Elastic Bands

So, basically I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how to make more intricate bows, and found nothing but a whole lot of very confusing instructional posts with no pictures or videos. Here you'll learn how to make cute little bows for your pets, in 6 simple steps! I'm still learning myself, but I'm hoping this could help others!

How To: Train your dog advanced tricks

Ron Watson of Positive Vibe dog training studio in western Michigan with Frisbee Foundations and Dog mantic Dog Training TV explains how to do vault, stall, and rebound discrimination dog training. First, add value to a barrel by using eye contact. When the dog goes to where the reinforcement happens, feed it treats. Then order the dog off the barrel. When the dog jumps up by its own volition, then you know the technique is working. Then, set a linear vault by saying, top, and tossing the tre...

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: Milk a cow properly

In this how to video, Andrew teaches us how to milk a cow without dying. You must always start by approaching the cow and becoming its friend. Proceed slowly and move to the rear part of the cow. Grasp the udder with two fingers and begin milking.

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: Make a homemade cat trap

Needing to trip the feral cat population in your neighborhood. Well, it's time to make a trap, fill it with cats, and shut your trap. This good how to shows a trap you can build yourself, and the necessary tequinique to catch those cats.

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: Care for an Iguana Without a Cage

First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's possible for a lizard to be claustrophobic, but if it is possible, then Iggy definitely is. When his previous owner gave him to me, I tried to keep him in the cage, but I quickly realized that it was a bad idea. When confin...

How To: Remove hair from a dog's ear

Fur can build up and mat on the inside of a dog's ear. Cutting it doesn't completely remove the problem, and pulling it out can hurt a dog's ear. A veteran pet groomer demonstrates one way of pulling ear hair from inside the ear of a toy poodle. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to remove hair from a dog's ear.

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: Trim a rabbits teeth

Sometimes a rabbits teeth are mis-aligned. This can happen by pulling on a cage, a fall or from a congenital condition. They overlap, grow too long and can interfere with eating - to the point of death. These teeth need to be trimmed frequently, here's how to do it.

How To: Make a terrarium waterfall at home

If you own any bored reptiles and want to zest up their terrarium environment on a budget, this video will teach you how to make a cool waterfall for their terrarium using basic materials. It should take a couple of hours, and the results are very pretty (depending on your painting skills) and sure to entertain any small-to-medium-sized lizard. Not recommended for dinosaurs.

How To: Give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips

In this video, we learn how to give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips. The first method to do this at home is to wrap the cat inside of a towel, then drop the medication into the cat's ears or mouth. This will help your cat feel comfortable and it will prevent you from getting scratched. Next, you will use treats and place the pill into the pocket of it, then give it to the cat. The animal won't even know the pill is inside of it. After this, you can use a pill popper, which is a...

How To: Create a desert tortoise habitat

If you need to make a desert tortoise habitat you should be sure to do it properly since they are endangered animals. Desert tortoises like to eat plants because 90% of their diet should come from natural grasses. You should make sure they have dandelion, muellen and a bit of alfalfa. You can also feed them lettuce and make sure they get the right vitamins. You also need to make sure the soil is right for the desert tortoise. To build a habitat properly you need PVC pipes and slice these in h...

How To: Handle and restrain a hamster 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 hamster.

How To: Give subcutaneous fluids to a rabbit

Sub-q fluids should only be administered to an animal under the instruction of a veterinarian, but some pets, like rabbits, will need to receive them at home, when the veterinarian is not around. Proper procedure should be followed to ensure that the subcutaneous fluids are reaching the rabbit, and that the bunny doesn't get hurt from malpractice. Watch this video veterinary tutorial and learn how to give Sub-Q fluids to a pet rabbit.

How To: Make a mean cat like you

Got a nasty cat that you're trying to make nice with? Even though cats can be fickle, they can still be won over. This simple trick will help you win over the neighbor's, friend's or even your own pet cat. Watch this video tutorial and find out how to make a mean cat like you.

How To: Make a cheap aquarium filter

Aquarium filters can be expensive to replace, but are important for the health and happiness of your aquatic friends. This video tutorial shows you how to keep your pet fish in good condition by making a replacement aquarium filter out of a soda bottle and a few other household supplies.

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: Clip a dog's nails properly

A lot of people are afraid to trim their dog's nails - fearful that they will cut them too short and they will bleed. This informative video will guide you through the process and help you become more confident when grooming your pet.

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