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postheadericon How to Take Care of a Betta Fish

How to Take Care of a Betta Fish

Eight Parts:Learning More About Betta FishPreparing Housing for the BettaAdding Water to the TankAdding Your Betta to the New HomeFeeding the BettaKeeping the Betta Tank CleanOngoing EnjoymentFun Facts About Betta FishCommunity Q&A If you are a kid you might have a hard time taking care of a fish. “Siamese fighting fish”, are popular pets recognized for their aggressiveness, interactivity, and low cost for care and maintenance. Betta fish can prove to be your best friend for up to four years. Follow these tips to make sure your new pal has…

postheadericon How to Surprise Someone with a Kitten on Their Birthday

How to Surprise Someone with a Kitten on Their Birthday

People have birthday’s every year. It’s very exciting opening gifts and seeing what’s inside. There is always one year when someone will want a new kitten or puppy. It is a stressful experience but it pays off in the end. This article will tell you how to get a kitten and bring it to your friend (or relative). Ok, CloseThis article has not yet passed wikiHow’s quality review process. Learn more Steps 1 Find a Kitten. Have some ideas on where you are going to get the kitten. Craigslist is…

postheadericon How to Study a Specific Bird Species

How to Study a Specific Bird Species

Do you really like a bird, its song, or just everything about it? A great way to learn about it is to study that specific species. 1 Learn the basic information. This is one of the easiest ways to learn about the species. You can look it up in a field guide and find the basics. This might tell the color of the bird, song interpretation, range, and appearance. 2 Observe! Another easy way to learn is to observe the bird in nature. When it is at your bird feeders…

postheadericon How to Stop a Dog’s Unwanted Behavior

How to Stop a Dog’s Unwanted Behavior

Three Methods:Assessing Causes of Behavioral IssuesFixing the Problem BehaviorUnderstanding Your Dog’s PsycheCommunity Q&A Has your dog chewed up your favorite pair of penny loafers? Has he bit the mailman or the paper boy too many times? Has he refused to play poker with you no matter how many times you’ve sat him up in a comfortable chair, dressed him up in a smoking jacket, and put a full house in his paws? Each one of these scenarios — ranging from the predictable to the unrealistic — could be considered “unwanted”….

postheadericon How to Stop Separation Anxiety in Dog

How to Stop Separation Anxiety in Dog

Are you worried about your dog’s separation anxiety? Or do you fear that it will happen at a certain time and then you will deal with it? Do you see any kind of behavioral change in your dog when you return home from your work? You can minimize these fears or weird thinking by taking some steps. Thus you and your pet both will remain in a good condition. Ad An editor has suggested that this article be merged with: “How to Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety” Per the…

postheadericon How to Stop Dog Marking Behaviors

How to Stop Dog Marking Behaviors

Four Parts:Leading the Pack to Control MarkingRuling Out Other Reasons for MarkingTaking Preventative MeasuresPreventing Anxiety-Induced MarkingCommunity Q&A Dogs urine mark for a variety of reasons, namely to protect their territory, attract mates or because they are fearful and anxious. It’s not done out of anger, jealousy, spite and so forth. Nor is it inappropriate urination due to poor house training. Rather, marking is simply an instinctual dog behavior that generally starts when the dog reaches sexual maturity. Stopping it can be very difficult, however, because it’s so instinctual. Still, there…

postheadericon How to Stop a Dog from Pulling on Its Leash

How to Stop a Dog from Pulling on Its Leash

Three Methods:Using the “Be a Tree” MethodClicker Training MethodUtilizing Alternative MethodsCommunity Q&A When taking a dog for a walk, you should guide the path of the dog —not vice versa. Besides being a minor embarrassment for its human owner, a dog who incessantly pulls at its leash can represent a safety risk to itself and others. For example, such a dog may come free of its harness, at which point the owner may have no way to keep it from running into a dangerous area, like a street. Because of…

postheadericon How to Stop Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

How to Stop Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

Four Methods:Staying SafeUsing DesensitizationDealing with Other Behavioral IssuesUnderstanding Your Dog’s AggressionCommunity Q&A Your dog may exhibit aggressive behavior due to frustration, fear, territoriality, or several other reasons. Aggression in a dog is highly undesirable but it is also a common problem. One of the biggest causes of aggression is lack of socialization as a puppy, which leads to the dog being fearful of what he sees around him. A fearful puppy will run back to his mother for protection, but a fearful adult (especially one that cannot run away) is…

postheadericon How to Stop a Dog from Digging

How to Stop a Dog from Digging

Two Parts:Addressing the BehaviorChanging the ConditionsCommunity Q&A If you have a dog, odds are your canine friend has dug his share of holes in your yard. Dogs dig for many reasons — boredom, hunting, comfort, attention-seeking, and simple instinct, among others. To an extent, you probably should just accept some amount of digging as part of owning a dog. However, there are some reliable methods to keep your dog from making your yard look like a pockmarked, trenched-out World War I battlefield. Part 1 Addressing the Behavior 1 Diagnose the…

postheadericon How to Stop a Dog from Killing Squirrels

How to Stop a Dog from Killing Squirrels

Three Parts:Stopping Your Dog from Killing Squirrels in Your YardManaging Your Dog’s Prey Drive During Playtime and WalksKeeping Squirrels Out of Your YardCommunity Q&A Dogs possess a natural trait called ‘prey drive,’ which makes them hunters and predators.[1] This drive can be very high in some dogs. When it’s turned on, nothing else will matter in the dog’s environment except his prey (in this case, a squirrel).[2] If your dog has a penchant for chasing and killing squirrels, his high prey drive is a danger not just to the squirrel,…